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  • Baltimore pregnancy center wins against city mandate

    January 11 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baltimore pregnancy center wins against city mandate

    A Baltimore, Md., pro-life pregnancy help center has gained another court victory over the city’s attempt to require it to communicate government-approved speech. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a Baltimore ordinance violated the First Amendment’s free-speech clause by mandating pro-life centers display signs saying they do not provide abortions.

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  • Pro-life centers continue to meet challenges despite opposition

    January 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-life centers continue to meet challenges despite opposition

    Pregnancy resource centers continue to carry on the vital, pro-life work of serving vulnerable women and unborn children in the face of ongoing, adversarial campaigns by abortion rights advocates and the growing effort to regulate their work by state and local governments.

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  • California again approves abortion pill reversal class

    January 5 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    California again approves abortion pill reversal class

    The California Board of Registered Nursing has given a green light – for the third time – to a class teaching nurses how to reverse drug-induced abortions. The board’s decision, coming just months after it decided to cut the class, surprised leaders of Heartbeat International, the Ohio-based nonprofit organization that offers the continuing education credit.

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  • Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

    December 27 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

    Pro-life advocates are applauding an Ohio bill to ban abortions of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. Gov. John Kasich signed the legislation into law Dec. 22. “Gov. Kasich has signed every single piece of legislation Ohio Right to Life has put on his desk,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life.

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  • Fighting taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois

    December 6 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    Fighting taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois

    Opponents of an Illinois law that would allow state funding of abortion on demand for state employees and Medicaid recipients have filed suit. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the law, known as HB 40, earlier this year, and the Thomas More Society filed suit last week.

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  • Dean Inserra discusses building pro-life culture in local churches

    November 27 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Dean Inserra discusses building pro-life culture in local churches

    Dean Inserra, lead pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla., is slated as a panelist for the 2018 Evangelicals for Life Conference Jan. 18-20 in Washington, D.C. He and other panelists will discuss how to build a pro-life culture in the local church.

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  • Texas defends dismemberment abortion ban

    November 22 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Texas defends dismemberment abortion ban

    Should abortionists be allowed to end the life of an unborn baby by pulling it apart, or should they remove it piecemeal only after its heart has stopped beating? The answer, at least in Texas, depends on the outcome of a five-day trial concluded Nov. 8 over a new state law banning dismemberment abortions.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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