January 17, 2017

'Heartbeat' Bill Introduced in U.S. Congress

Iowa Rep. Steve King introduced a bill to prohibit abortions when a pre-born baby's heartbeat can be detected. Pre-born babies' hearts begin to beat as early as 21 days after fertilization. The Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 490) mandates that abortionists check for a fetal heartbeat before committing abortions. They may not commit an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected. The only exception to this law would be if a mother's life was in danger. The bill specifies that this does not include "psychological or emotional conditions." Read more...

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Abortion: More Evil Than Slavery

Today, adamant opponents of racism will argue that it's better to kill unwanted babies than to bring them into a world that does not care for them. Slaveholders argued that it was better to subject blacks to slavery than to leave them on their own in a world in which they could not properly care for themselves. The pro-abortionists today will be quick to say that the slaveholders' contention is, by and large, untrue. But they are blind to the fact that, by and large, human experience suggests that their present contention (that the world will not care for babies if they are not aborted) is equally questionable. Read more...

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Britain Baby Killer Cathy Warwick to Retire

Cathy Warwick, the chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), will step down from the role and retire at the end of August 2017, it has been announced. Prof Warwick is also Chairman of Trustees for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), and came under fire when she signed the RCM up to their "We Trust Women Campaign", which advocates for full decriminalisation of abortion on demand up to birth. This means that the RCM, which is Britain's biggest maternity union -representing nearly 30,000 midwives and health workers – is calling for women to be allowed to terminate an unborn child at any stage of pregnancy, for any reason, with no criminal sanctions. Read more...

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January 11, 2017

Sessions Pledges to 'Respect' Roe v. Wade

Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions pledged during his confirmation hearing Tuesday to "respect" Roe v. Wade as attorney general, despite the fact that he disagrees with the ruling. The Alabama Republican tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Justice Department was quizzed by several of his Senate colleagues about his position on abortion. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked Sessions about his stance on enforcing Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, even though he is opposed to abortion. Sessions, who once described Roe as "one of the worst, colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time," said the ruling is nonetheless the law of the land and would be enforced. Read more...

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Kentucky Attorney General Shirks Duties

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said he will fight a legal challenge to a new Kentucky law mandating ultrasounds for women seeking abortions — even though he believes such a defense comes with "risks and potential costs." But Beshear said he will not attempt to defend another new state law banning abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy — should it also be challenged — saying it is "clearly unconstitutional." The decision of Beshear, a Democrat, drew rebukes from Republicans, who control both the House and Senate and had fast-tracked the abortion bills as priority measures during the first week of this year's legislative session. Read more...

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Inmate Sues Sheriff For Denying Abortion

A former inmate has filed a law suit against the Maury County Sheriff in federal court, claiming he denied her right to an abortion because the pregnancy was not a threat to the inmate's health or the result of rape or incest. "We did not have a specific policy," said Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland. "Tennessee Corrections does not have a specific policy. It's really a gray area." Kei'Choura Cathey, 29, first discovered she was pregnant in August, 2015, while awaiting trial. She was charged with facilitation and conspiracy to commit felony murder. Read more...

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January 10, 2017

ACLU Files Suit to Block New Kentucky Law

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Monday aimed at blocking a new Kentucky law that would require doctors providing abortions to first perform an ultrasound of the fetus and try to show and describe the image to the patient — even if she objects. The Kentucky General Assembly approved the measure, Kentucky House Bill 2, Saturday with an emergency clause that allowed Gov. Matt Bevin to sign it into law immediately. Read more...

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Pro-Life Group to Begin Scorecard Campaign

As the 115th Congress is underway, a pro-life group is touting a new means of holding pro-life members accountable - a scorecard. "The Scorecard will help ensure accountability of Members to their constituents while identifying true defenders of the unborn in U.S. Congress," March for Life Action announced. "At March for Life Action we aren't just looking for politicians who vote pro-life - we are looking for pro-life champions in the mold of Henry Hyde," Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs at the pro-life group March for Life Action, stated. Read more...

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Texas Bill Would Ban Dismemberment Abortions

It's touted as the "top priority" bill for one group of abortion opponents in Texas ahead of the Legislative Session that officially gets underway this week in Austin. "The dismemberment abortion itself its the type of procedure that takes the life of the child by removing its limbs" John Seago with Texas Right to Life said. He's confident there will be widespread agreement on the procedure once people know what it is. Read more...

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January 09, 2017

Stand Up for Life Gathers in South Carolina

For the first time since Roe v. Wade, participants in the annual Stand Up for Life march and rally in Columbia gathered Saturday believing they have a pro-life government on their side in Washington. The Stand Up for Life march and rally has been held annually ever since the 1973 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that granted women a limited right to decide whether to give birth. Read more...

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Defunding Fires Up Minnesota Abortion Debate

Buoyed by news that Congress could withhold millions of dollars from the state's largest abortion provider, abortion foes are preparing for this month's March for Life in St. Paul with high hopes. "It's another move in the right direction," said Scott Fischbach, executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), which organizes the annual pro-life rally. An estimated 6,000 people are expected to attend the march, which marks the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 abortion ruling. Read more...

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Ireland to Lift Abortion Ban?

A special public committee set up to deliberate on the Republic's strict abortion regime is to extend its considerations. The Citizens' Assembly, a randomly selected group of 99 members of the electorate chaired by a Supreme Court judge, is examining the eighth amendment to the constitution which gives equal right to life to the mother and unborn child. The assembly is hearing evidence in public sessions from a wide range of experts and interest groups and also has been deluged with in excess of 13,500 submissions. Read more...

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January 07, 2017

House Report Details Planned Parenthood Evils

House speaker Paul Ryan announced that, as part of the Republican Congress's effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the majority party will also aim to defund Planned Parenthood. But this latest news about the defunding effort comes just one day after the House Select Panel on Infant Lives released its final report, revealing in damning detail the immense amount of illegal activity Planned Parenthood carried out in order to profit further from its abortion business and the remains of aborted children. Read more...

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Kentucky Pro-Life Legislation Advances

The House approved a bill that would impose new ultrasound requirements that must be met before women get an abortion, and the Senate passed legislation that would prohibit abortion after women reach the 20th week of their pregnancies. Those bills are now being considered by the other chamber and could be fully approved Saturday and sent to Gov. Matt Bevin, who could sign them into law. Read more...

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Pro-Death Chefs Support Planned Parenthood

Twenty-one female-owned Portland restaurants, bakeries and cafes will join forces in support of Planned Parenthood ahead of Donald Trump's upcoming presidential inauguration. Their weapons of choice? Cookies. Together, the 21 businesses will collaborate on a box of homemade cookies -- in a pink box no less -- with all proceeds donated to the reproductive health non-profit on Jan. 20. Boxes of cookies are $50 and Cookie Grab hopes to donate $25,000 "in support of women, children and reproductive rights." Read more...

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January 06, 2017

Ryan Says Planned Parenthood Will Lose Funding

House Speaker Paul Ryan said that a measure stripping funds from Planned Parenthood would be included in the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. House Republicans' decision to tie defunding the women's health organization to the Obamacare repeal effort could turn off moderate Republicans, complicating the fragile coalition that the party must maintain in order to undo the massive health care law. Read more...

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McAuliffe Will Veto Virgina 20-Week Abortion Ban

Virginia's Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, has promised that he will veto a piece of legislation attempting to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. McAuliffe argues that the bill would hurt the state's image because abortion is a "socially divisive" topic. The bill has not yet passed the Virginia legislature, only recently being proposed by a Republican delegate in the state's General Assembly. Measures such as this have passed across the country, most recently in Ohio. And the U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar measure last year, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill, like the others, is based on scientific findings that unborn children can feel pain at 20 weeks. Read more...

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Schumer Promises to Block Pro-Life Nominee

Pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was busy rattling sabers. In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash Schumer said, "The only way we're going to work with [Trump] is if he moves completely in our direction and abandons his Republican colleagues." For good measure, Schumer added, "Ninety, 95 percent of the time, we'll be holding his feet to the fire and holding him accountable." Read more...

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City Allowed to Censor Pro-Life Ads

A Canadian pro-life organization is battling against an Alberta city's decision to reject its ads on transit buses this month after the city claimed the ads would hurt women. A judge dismissed the Canadian Centre for Bio-ethical Reform's lawsuit, ruling that the City of Grande Prairie's actions were "reasonable," the Edmonton Journal reports. The ad from the CCBR showed images of unborn babies at seven weeks and 16 weeks and of a blood smear, according to the report. The ad read "Growing … Growing … Gone. Abortion kills children" and listed the organization's website. Read more...

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August 24, 2015

Iowa Lawmakers Want Abortion Investigation

The recent controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood has some Iowa lawmakers asking the state attorney general to investigate Iowa abortion providers. A letter signed by more than 40 Republican lawmakers in both the Iowa House and Senate was delivered to Attorney General Tom Miller on Monday. That letter includes detailed questions asking Miller to determine how abortion providers dispose of tissue and if any aborted fetal organs are sold or donated. Read more...

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TN Senators Call for 'Emergency Rules' on Abortion

Five Republican state senators are calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to enact "emergency rules" for abortion providers in Tennessee. The lawmakers want the governor to take action to ensure that the illegal sale of fetal tissue after abortions isn't taking place in the state. They want the emergency rules to provide a "chain of custody" until the disposal of the fetus; create a hotline for reporting any illegal activity at abortion clinics; and authorize the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate abortion facilities. Read more...

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August 18, 2015

Man Arrested for Bringing Bomb to Kansas Abortion Clinic

Police say a man is in custody after he brought a small improvised explosive device into a women's health care clinic that provides abortions in south-central Kansas. Wichita Police Department spokesman Doug Nolte says officers responded to the South Wind Women's Center. He says on-site security inspected a backpack the man brought in and found knives and the explosive device. Read more...

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Alabama Judge Blocks Pro-Life Law

In Alabama, a federal judge has blocked an abortion regulations law that could have closed the state’s most popular abortion facility— the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa (WAWC). Currently, WAWC performs about 40 percent of the state’s abortions and it is one of only two facilities that perform second trimester abortions. The legislation passed in 2007 and requires abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital or contract with a doctor who can handle abortion complications properly. Read more...

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Ben Carson: Abortion Not Acceptable After Rape, Incest

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Sunday that even rape and incest should not be exceptions to abortion bans, and criticized Planned Parenthood as having "racist" roots. "I believe that once conception has been achieved, that it is a human life," Carson said, after he was asked whether he believes abortion bans should exclude rape and incest. "What I have said is that, you know, I have spent my life trying to save life, not trying to destroy it." Read more...

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August 15, 2015

Arkansas Moves to End Planned Parenthood Funding

Arkansas became the fourth state to move to cut funds to Planned Parenthood Federation of America despite Obama administration warnings that severing Medicaid money may violate federal law. Gov. Asa Hutchinson directed the state Department of Human Services to terminate its existing Medicaid agreement with Planned Parenthood, effective 30 days from the receipt of a letter dated Friday. Read more...

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