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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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  • Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups

    January 24 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups

    President Trump reinstated a ban on federal funds for organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas in one of what is expected to be a series of executive orders overturning current policies. The order was among three the new president signed on his third day in office.

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  • Planned Parenthood wins 1st round of Title X funding fight

    January 24 2017 by Leigh Jones, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood wins 1st round of Title X funding fight

    A federal judge on Jan. 19 blocked an effort by the state of Texas to strip Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding. State officials announced plans last month to cut $3 million in funding, the final step in a long process to pull all government money from the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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  • The sanctity of human life & tough choices

    January 19 2017 by Robert Jackson, The Baptist Courier | with 1 comments
    The sanctity of human life & tough choices

    I opened the paper chart, saw the positive pregnancy test, gritted my teeth, and breathed a silent prayer as I opened the door to exam room 2. I was immediately aware of the suffocating atmosphere in the room, where my patient, a lovely blonde with striking blue eyes, was perched on the table. ...

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  • Agape House empowering women with truth about life

    January 19 2017 by Rebecca Wolford, SBC | with 0 comments
    Agape House empowering women with truth about life

    When a woman walks into the medical clinic operated by Agape House in northwest Tennessee and waits nervously to have an ultrasound to confirm her pregnancy, she won’t be judged regardless of her circumstances. And if she tells the clinic staff that she’s considering having an abortion, she won’t be pressured into a decision. ...

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  • Report: Abortion rate hits all-time low

    January 18 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Report: Abortion rate hits all-time low

    The abortion rate in the United States declined to an all-time low, while the number of lethal procedures dropped below a million for the first time since 1975. The Guttmacher Institute reported the rate fell to 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women 15 to 44 years old in 2014, which is a decline of 14 percent since 2011.

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  • Women’s March on Washington drops feminist pro-life group

    January 18 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Women’s March on Washington drops feminist pro-life group

    New Wave Feminists were removed from the Women’s March on Washington’s list of partners after leading feminists complained on social media. Women are expected to rally and march in Washington, D.C., for women’s rights the day after president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hundreds of similar, local demonstrations are scheduled nationally.

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  • StemExpress drops effort to quash Planned Parenthood video

    January 17 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    StemExpress drops effort to quash Planned Parenthood video

    Investigative group Center for Medical Progress (CMP) faces one fewer lawsuit connected to its undercover recordings revealing Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities’ sale of aborted baby body parts. StemExpress, a human tissue procurement company, dropped its lawsuit aimed at an incriminating video taken by CMP.

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  • Attorney General won’t defend late-term abortions ban

    January 13 2017 by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Attorney General won’t defend late-term abortions ban

    Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear is refusing to defend Kentucky’s new law banning late-term abortions if a lawsuit challenges its constitutionality, drawing a sharp rebuke from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. “This law is clearly unconstitutional based on our review of numerous federal appellate rulings,” Beshear said in a statement.

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