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  • Court hears ACLU challenge to Kentucky ultrasound law

    March 27 2017 by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Court hears ACLU challenge to Kentucky ultrasound law

    A federal judge didn’t immediately rule after hearing arguments seeking a temporary restraining order against Kentucky’s new law requiring women seeking abortions to have a chance to see ultrasound images and hear a description of the images. After the day-long hearing, David Hale gave attorneys additional time to file supplemental briefs before rendering his decision.

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  • Wyoming gets first pro-life legislation since 1989

    March 23 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Wyoming gets first pro-life legislation since 1989

    Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead signed two pro-life bills into law, the first abortion regulation approved in the deeply red state in nearly three decades. Although Republicans have controlled the state legislature and held the governor’s mansion in recent years, the last pro-life law signed by a Wyoming governor involved parental notification. It was enacted in 1989.

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  • Abortion ‘vital’ to Planned Parenthood mission

    March 10 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion ‘vital’ to Planned Parenthood mission

    Planned Parenthood’s rejection of a White House offer to maintain federal funding if it drops its abortion business demonstrates how important the lethal procedure is to the organization. The informal proposal and the refusal came as Congress and President Trump consider legislation to cut funds for the country’s scandal-plagued, leading abortion provider.

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  • Montana Senate passes novel late-term abortion rules

    February 28 2017 by Bob Brown, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Montana Senate passes novel late-term abortion rules

    The Montana state Senate has passed a bill requiring abortionists to try to save babies born at 24 weeks of gestation and older. Even if the Republican-controlled House passes Senate Bill 282, the bill still faces an uncertain future.

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  • Doctors call for abortion pills at pharmacies

    February 27 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Doctors call for abortion pills at pharmacies

    A group of doctors and abortion advocates are calling for easier access to abortion pills through pharmacies. The Food and Drug Administration requires the abortion-inducing drug mifepristone, also known as RU-486, to be dispensed at an abortion facility, hospital or doctor’s office, not a pharmacy.

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  • Illinois pro-lifers fight publicly-funded abortions bill

    February 22 2017 by Meredith Flynn, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Illinois pro-lifers fight publicly-funded abortions bill

    Pro-life advocates in Illinois are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that would allow the use of public money to fund abortions. Illinois House Bill 40, currently awaiting a vote by the state’s House of Representatives, would strike from state law a provision that says Illinois’ medical assistance program cannot pay for abortions.

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  • Missouri governor to fight St. Louis abortion ‘sanctuary’

    February 21 2017 by Missouri Pathway & BP staff | with 0 comments
    Missouri governor to fight St. Louis abortion ‘sanctuary’

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has pledged to lead a fight to repeal a bill passed by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen essentially making St. Louis a “sanctuary city” for abortion, with critics contending it threatens the religious freedom of citizens and institutions opposing it.

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  • ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade died as ‘friend of life’

    February 21 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade died as ‘friend of life’

    Roe v. Wade abortion rights plaintiff Norma McCorvey is being remembered for her Christian conversion and pro-life advocacy. She died Feb. 18 at age 69 in a Katy, Texas, assisted living facility of heart failure, the New York Times reported.

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  • House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

    February 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

    The U.S. House of Representatives acted to rescind a two-month-old rule from the Obama administration that effectively restricts states from prohibiting funds for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Representatives took the action under Congress’ authority to review agency rulemaking – in this case, the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • Hawaii pro-life centers fight abortion referral mandate

    February 17 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Hawaii pro-life centers fight abortion referral mandate

    Hawaii state lawmakers hope to make their state the next to force pregnancy care centers to promote abortion. Twin bills in the state House and Senate would require the pro-life centers to post a pro-abortion statement in a “clear and conspicuous place” in their waiting areas or give it to women when they arrive.

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  • Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

    February 14 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

    Pro-life demonstrators held rallies Feb. 11 at more than 220 Planned Parenthood clinics in 45 states to advocate withdrawing government funds from America’s largest abortion provider. Meanwhile, a petition drive led by Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has garnered nearly 8,000 signatures on a letter to Congress.

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  • Swedish midwife still fighting employer’s abortion mandate

    February 10 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Swedish midwife still fighting employer’s abortion mandate

    A third court in late January heard the case of a Christian Swedish midwife denied employment because of her pro-life convictions. Despite the support of international laws granting medical professionals in Europe the right to freedom of conscience, the midwife, Ellinor Grimmark, has faced an uphill battle defending her rights.

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  • New Planned Parenthood videos get lawmakers’ attention

    February 9 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    New Planned Parenthood videos get lawmakers’ attention

    Lawmakers gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to spotlight new undercover pro-life videos and to reiterate their commitments to defunding Planned Parenthood. The videos, made by pro-life activist Lila Rose’s organization Live Action, show Planned Parenthood employees telling women seeking prenatal care to go somewhere else for their ultrasounds.

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  • ERLC deploys online effort for PPFA defunding

    January 26 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC deploys online effort for PPFA defunding

    The ERLC announced an online advertising campaign to rally support for the congressional drive to cut federal dollars for the country’s No. 1 abortion provider. The effort is the first of its kind by the ERLC and includes a digital petition that makes it possible for the commission to deliver the list of signers.

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  • Abortion funding ban passes House, goes to Senate

    January 26 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion funding ban passes House, goes to Senate

    The House voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act. If it becomes law, the proposal would standardize prohibitions that now exist in various U.S. programs, in addition to blocking federal money for abortion coverage under the 2010 health care law.

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