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  • Oregon to make abortion coverage free for all

    July 18 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Oregon to make abortion coverage free for all

    Oregon health insurers and taxpayers will soon be paying for abortion, contraceptives and sterilization under a new law Gov. Kate Brown has vowed to sign. The newly-passed Reproductive Health Equity Act forbids health insurance plans from imposing “a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or any other cost-sharing requirement” for abortion.

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  • Twitter censors pro-life ads

    July 14 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Twitter censors pro-life ads

    If you want to advertise on Twitter, be sure not to criticize Planned Parenthood. At least that’s how pro-life activist Lila Rose understood a recent interaction with the social media company. Her organization lost its ability to pay to promote tweets after Twitter flagged numerous tweets as infractions of the social media’s advertising policy.

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  • Pew finds abortion chasm persists in religion, politics

    July 11 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew finds abortion chasm persists in religion, politics

    Americans remain divided along religious and political lines on whether abortion should be illegal in the U.S., the Pew Research Center said in its latest research released July 7. White evangelical Protestants showed higher opposition to abortion than black and mainline Protestants. The religiously unaffiliated registered the lowest opposition to abortion.

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  • Louisiana sued for its pro-life laws

    July 7 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Louisiana sued for its pro-life laws

    The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in Baton Rouge last week targeting Louisiana’s abortion facility licensing law and other health and safety regulations. The group sued on behalf of abortionists who say the Louisiana laws run counter to last year’s Supreme Court decision Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

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  • Center for Medical Progress appeals removal of videos

    June 8 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    Center for Medical Progress appeals removal of videos

    Last week, lawyers for The Center for Medical Progress released more footage of abortionists discussing late-term abortions at National Abortion Federation conventions. The video, along with other footage under temporary injunction, disappeared from YouTube after U.S. District Judge William Orrick ordered it taken down.

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  • Planned Parenthood annual report eyed by pro-lifers

    June 6 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood annual report eyed by pro-lifers

    Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report – marked by some declining health care services for women – again demonstrates abortion is its priority and federal defunding should be the result, pro-life leaders say. The organization’s 2015-2016 report showed the country’s largest abortion provider performed about 4,300 more of the lethal procedures than the previous year.

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  • White House closes international abortion funding loophole

    June 1 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    White House closes international abortion funding loophole

    President Donald Trump expanded the Mexico City Policy last week to include all foreign non-governmental organizations. The Reagan-era rule that bans U.S. funding for groups that perform or promote abortion previously applied only to family planning groups such as International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International.

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  • SBC leaders welcome proposal to revise HHS mandate

    June 1 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC leaders welcome proposal to revise HHS mandate

    Southern Baptist leaders expressed gratitude and hope at news the Trump administration has drafted a rule to protect the freedom of conscience of religious institutions that object to the abortion/contraception mandate. The White House Office of Management and Budget has provided notice on its website it is reviewing the controversial requirement.

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  • Tennessee passes viability test for abortions after 20 weeks

    May 25 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Tennessee passes viability test for abortions after 20 weeks

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill May 12 that requires abortionists to evaluate unborn babies for their ability to live outside the womb after 20 weeks’ gestation. The new law bans abortions on unborn babies shown to be viable and requires medical opinions from two abortionists.

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  • Abortion control bills vetoed by Minnesota governor

    May 12 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion control bills vetoed by Minnesota governor

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed May 10 a pair of bills that would have limited the use of state funds for abortions and imposed licensing standards on abortion clinics, drawing recriminations from pro-life advocates. The funding bill, House File (H.F.) 809, was contrary to the 1995 Doe v. Gomez Minnesota Supreme Court ruling …

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  • Tennessee legislature OKs post-viable abortion ban

    May 5 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tennessee legislature OKs post-viable abortion ban

    The Tennessee legislature has overwhelmingly approved a ban on post-viability abortions, drawing praise from the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity. The House of Representatives voted 69-18 in favor of the Tennessee Infants Protection Act May 3, two days after the Senate passed the legislation in a 27-3 vote.

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  • Dwindling: pro-life Dems & pro-choice party’s fate

    May 5 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dwindling: pro-life Dems & pro-choice party’s fate

    Pushback from pro-life Democrats and others continues some two weeks after Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez said “every Democrat” should support abortion as one of the party’s “fundamental values.” Perez urged Democrats to “make sure our Democratic candidates and elected leaders are living up to these fundamental values.”

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  • Pro-life ministry: ‘Seeing the unseen’

    May 1 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Pro-life ministry: ‘Seeing the unseen’

    Pro-life advocates say ultrasound technology leads many abortion-minded parents to rethink the life of their unborn child. Seeing the unseen makes a difference. Kelly Jones McDaniel knows that to be true. But the Raleigh-area mother of two wants people to see that Human Coalition’s Women’s Care Clinics do more than shine light on the lives of unborn babies.

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  • Trump signs bill enabling states to defund PPFA

    April 17 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump signs bill enabling states to defund PPFA

    President Trump signed legislation April 13 that once again enables states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Trump’s action overturned a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in December, only five weeks before President Obama left office.

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  • Federal court overturns Indiana ultrasound law

    April 11 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Federal court overturns Indiana ultrasound law

    A federal judge on April 3 blocked an Indiana law that required women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound at least 18 hours before the procedure. Several states have laws requiring ultrasounds to give women the chance to see their babies before they abort them.

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