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  • Vote splits Congress; judicial outlook called hopeful

    November 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vote splits Congress; judicial outlook called hopeful

    Voters returned control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democratic Party Nov. 6, but seemed to have strengthened the Republican Party’s hold on the Senate and on its ability to confirm conservative Supreme Court justices and federal judges. Meanwhile, at least two Southern Baptists appear to have won first-time seats in Congress …

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  • Abortion, marijuana, gambling win, lose in states

    November 8 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion, marijuana, gambling win, lose in states

    Abortion rights, marijuana use and legalized gambling drew mixed results on state ballots across the U.S. Nov. 6. Alabama voters authorized display of the Ten Commandments in public places in a measure that prohibits the use of public funding to support challenges to the state constitutional amendment in court.

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  • ‘Gosnell’ helps uncover ‘horrors of abortion’

    October 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Gosnell’ helps uncover ‘horrors of abortion’

    A trio of forthcoming movies hailed by pro-life activists – led by “Gosnell” opening Oct. 12 – could influence Americans’ thinking on abortion, critics say. Christians “have been behind the curve, and we’re just now starting to realize the importance” of promoting the sanctity of unborn life through film, Christian filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke told Baptist Press.

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  • Jerry Brown veto sparks pro-life gratitude, relief

    October 4 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Jerry Brown veto sparks pro-life gratitude, relief

    Pro-lifers in California and across the country are celebrating a surprising win delivered by the state’s pro-abortion rights governor, Jerry Brown. Brown vetoed a bill Sept. 30 that would have required the state’s public universities to provide abortion drugs for students by Jan. 1, 2022.

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  • Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    August 31 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    An abortion procedure in use for 17 years in the U.S. is drawing ire from a Christian medical group as England prepares to adopt the practice by year’s end. Under the new plan, women in England will be allowed to take at home the second dose of the pharmaceutical combo commonly called the abortion pill, BBC news reported Aug. 25.

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  • Debate begins on next high court nominee

    June 29 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Debate begins on next high court nominee

    The retirement announcement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy quickly ushered in guessing games on whom President Trump would next nominate to the Supreme Court and how long Roe v. Wade and other rulings would survive. Kennedy, long the high court’s swing vote on controversial decisions, told Trump …

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  • High court affirms pregnancy centers’ speech rights

    June 28 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court affirms pregnancy centers’ speech rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a key free-speech victory for pro-life pregnancy centers today (June 26) by a 5-4 vote. The high court reversed a lower court decision regarding a California law that, in part, essentially requires pregnancy care centers to promote abortion services. The justices ruled the pregnancy centers that challenged the measure would …

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  • Supreme Court: Immigrant teen’s abortion ruling tossed

    June 6 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court: Immigrant teen’s abortion ruling tossed

    The U.S. Supreme Court stopped a lower court Monday (June 4) from setting a new precedent on illegal immigrant minors’ access to abortion. The court threw out a federal appeals court ruling that allowed a pregnant illegal immigrant teenager to obtain an abortion while in federal immigration custody, saying the decision was moot because the …

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  • Chemical abortions on hold in Arkansas

    June 6 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Chemical abortions on hold in Arkansas

    The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday (June 6) to hear a lawsuit over a 2015 Arkansas law that requires abortionists to contract with doctors at nearby hospitals who can help women if complications arise from the use of mifepristone and misoprostol, drugs that work together to end early pregnancies. Pro-life leaders cheered the move while …

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  • SCOTUS abortion order celebrated by Arkansas Baptists

    May 30 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SCOTUS abortion order celebrated by Arkansas Baptists

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Planned Parenthood’s challenge of an Arkansas abortion law could allow the state to become the first to effectively outlaw medication-induced abortions. “I am thankful for the discernment used by the U.S. Supreme Court to not address this issue,” Sonny Tucker, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, said.

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  • New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

    May 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

    The Department of Health and Human Services announced May 18 a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from receiving federal money through the Title X family planning program, according to news reports.

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  • Iowa lawmakers approve fetal heartbeat ban

    May 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Iowa lawmakers approve fetal heartbeat ban

    The Iowa legislature has approved a bill that would become the earliest abortion ban in the United States if it becomes law and withstands an inevitable legal challenge. The legislation would bar an abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected – which can occur as soon as six weeks into pregnancy.

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  • GOP exodus raises questions about life, liberty

    April 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP exodus raises questions about life, liberty

    The record number of Republicans leaving Congress raises questions about the fate of such issues as the sanctity of human life and religious freedom. When Paul Ryan announced he would retire, his decision brought to 38 the number of GOP members who have said they will not run for re-election.

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  • Nebraska, Tennessee defund Planned Parenthood

    April 18 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Nebraska, Tennessee defund Planned Parenthood

    Nebraska and Tennessee this month joined more than a dozen states that have cut funding for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, a pro-life campaign that has seen mixed results. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts approved a budget that prohibits Title X funding from going to abortion providers.

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  • Her call: vulnerable women & babies in their wombs

    March 29 2018 by Kayla Rinker, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Her call: vulnerable women & babies in their wombs

    The abdominal bleeding wouldn’t stop and she was running a fever of 104. The landlord knew the ordeal her young tenant had been through at Planned Parenthood, so she called somebody who knew more about post-abortion health concerns than she did. After a few phone calls, the scared young woman was connected with Bonnie Lee. ...

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