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  • Court to rule on mandate on pregnancy centers

    November 15 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court to rule on mandate on pregnancy centers

    Pro-life pregnancy care centers have gained a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court in their bid to be free from promoting abortion. The high court announced Nov. 13 it would rule on a 2015 California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to notify their clients of the availability of abortion services elsewhere.

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  • ERLC, others urge conscience protection this year

    November 10 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC, others urge conscience protection this year

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and pro-life allies are calling for enactment of protections for the conscience rights of health care providers. The Conscience Protection Act would bar government discrimination against health care workers that object to being involved in abortion, as well as health insurers that refuse to provide coverage.

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  • California pro-life centers win fight against abortion law

    November 9 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    California pro-life centers win fight against abortion law

    Pro-life pregnancy care centers in Los Angeles will not be forced to promote abortion after a state trial judge last week halted enforcement of California’s Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act. “The FACT Act compels speech, and regulates content,” Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gloria Trask said in her ruling.

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  • New surgery exposes ‘chink’ in pro-abortion armor

    November 6 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    New surgery exposes ‘chink’ in pro-abortion armor

    Surgeons at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston recently performed an innovative new surgery on an unborn baby boy with spina bifida at 24 weeks of gestation. The doctors removed the mother’s uterus but left it attached internally and then operated on the child through tiny slits in the womb, The New York Times reported.

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  • Judge OKs suit over baby body parts research

    November 1 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Judge OKs suit over baby body parts research

    A woman’s lawsuit against a New Mexico abortion center will proceed, thanks to a New Mexico judge’s refusal to dismiss her case. Jessica Duran filed suit against Southwestern Women’s Options for not telling her about its relationship with the University of New Mexico and the possibility that it sent her dead baby there for research.

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  • Illegal immigrant teen has court-approved abortion

    October 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Illegal immigrant teen has court-approved abortion

    A legal battle over whether the Trump administration is required to facilitate an illegal-immigrant teen’s abortion ended Oct. 25 when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced she had terminated her pregnancy. ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri, who represents the 17-year-old, said “justice prevailed,” according to an ACLU news release.

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  • Apple removes pro-life prayer app

    October 25 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    Apple removes pro-life prayer app

    Tech giant Apple removed a pro-life prayer app from its App Store following backlash from pro-abortion advocates, another example of bias against Christian groups. Human Coalition’s app, still available on the Google Play Store, displays a list of prayer requests, such as, “Someone considering abortion in Dallas, Texas.”

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  • Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrant

    October 24 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrant

    The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle over whether it is required to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant being held in a federally funded Texas shelter. The administration claims it is not required to expend any resources to secure an abortion for the immigrant, including providing transportation to an abortion clinic.

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  • Twitter suspends, reinstates pro-life campaign ad

    October 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Twitter suspends, reinstates pro-life campaign ad

    Twitter’s day-long suspension of a campaign ad by U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn over its pro-life content has left social media users discussing the microblogging site’s free speech policies. Among evangelicals, some claimed calculated censorship of anti-abortion views while others wondered whether the move was an unintended consequence of ill-defined Twitter policies.

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  • ACLU sues to allow abortion pills in pharmacies

    October 12 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    ACLU sues to allow abortion pills in pharmacies

    Women should be able to get abortion-inducing drugs at their local pharmacies in addition to abortion facilities, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a new lawsuit. The group sued on behalf of a Hawaii abortionist and three medical entities against federal regulations of the drug RU-486.

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  • New rules grant conscience win over abortion mandate

    October 9 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New rules grant conscience win over abortion mandate

    The Trump administration delivered a major victory for freedom of conscience by issuing new rules to protect objectors to the abortion/contraception mandate. One of the two companion rules announced exempts entities based on their religious beliefs, while the other regulation protects organizations on the basis of a moral conviction apart from a specific religious belief.

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  • Pro-life Rep. Murphy to exit amid mistress abortion scandal

    October 6 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-life Rep. Murphy to exit amid mistress abortion scandal

    U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, a purported pro-lifer accused of having asked his ex-mistress to have an abortion, announced he will not seek re-election when his term ends in 2018. “After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress,” he said.

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  • House OKs ban on late-term abortions in 237-189 vote

    October 5 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    House OKs ban on late-term abortions in 237-189 vote

    The U.S. House of Representatives continued its efforts to protect unborn children Oct. 3, passing a ban on the lethal procedure in the last half of pregnancy. The House voted 237-189 – with only three Democrats in support – for the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 36.

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  • Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

    September 29 2017 by Mark Maynard, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

    A Kentucky law requiring doctors who conduct abortions to display and describe a patient’s ultrasound as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman violates the First Amendment rights of those physicians, a federal judge said. The governor is disappointed in the ruling and plans to immediately appeal it.

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  • California scraps abortion pill reversal class for nurses

    September 22 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    California scraps abortion pill reversal class for nurses

    Nurses don’t need to learn about a procedure used to counteract the effects of an abortion-inducing drug, according to the California Board of Registered Nursing. Just over a month after approving an “abortion pill reversal” class, the board issued a demand letter claiming the class isn’t “relevant to the practice of nursing.”

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