January 16, 2018

Two Abortion Bills Loom in Congress

Pro-life groups and members of Congress are divided over whether on the day of the March for Life, the U.S. House should vote on a bill that would ban nearly all abortions, or instead a bill to ban infanticide after botched abortions. The Heartbeat Protection Act would make it illegal to abort babies whose heartbeats can be detected. “It’s the most protective incremental bill in existence,” said one of its organizers, Janet Porter of Faith2Action. Read more...

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'My Goal Is to Make Abortion Unthinkable'

A former Planned Parenthood health center director says her main goal is not to make abortion illegal or even to defund Planned Parenthood, but, instead to make the entire idea of abortion “unthinkable.” Abby Johnson, now a national pro-life leader, says it is understandable many pro-life activists are focused on eliminating taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Read more...

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Reasons the Pro-Life Movement Is Winning

As we mark the 45th anniversary of the tragic U.S. Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, here are 45 reasons for hope for the cause of protecting innocent human life, according to Maria Gallagher is the Legislative Director and Political Action Committee Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. Read more...

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January 11, 2018

Nebraska Blocks Federal Abortion Funding

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts' new state budget proposal would block federal funds from going to health clinics that provide abortion services. Ricketts said that the move makes sense because of the values of Nebraska voters. The governor's proposal takes advantage of a newly relaxed policy from Congress last year that gives states more leeway in determining the distribution of Title X funds, which are federal funds earmarked for providing family planning and related health services such as contraception. Read more...

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Indiana Abortion Clinic Denied License

An abortion business's efforts to open a new facility in South Bend, Indiana stalled recently after state health officials denied it a license. Indiana Right to Life learned about the license denial for the Whole Women's Health Alliance abortion chain through a public records request this week. Late last year, pro-life advocates learned that the Texas-based abortion chain planned to open a new abortion facility in South Bend. Whole Women's Health has a shoddy reputation, including dozens of health and safety violations at its Texas facilities. Read more...

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Trudeau Sued Over Summer Jobs Funding

Toronto Right to Life Association is suing Justin Trudeau's Liberal government for violating the Charter by requiring employers sign an "attestation" supporting abortion and transgender rights to receive summer job funding grants. "Toronto Right to Life feels it's important to defend our rights and fight back against this discrimination, so that we can continue to be a voice for voiceless preborn children," said group president Blaise Alleyne. Read more...

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January 06, 2018

Court Strikes Down Baltimore Ordinance

In a decision with major national implications for pregnancy centers across the country, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously affirmed that a Baltimore City ordinance requiring pro-life pregnancy care centers to post signs promoting abortions violated their First Amendment free speech rights. In contrast to decisions by the Ninth Circuit which validated a similar law in California, the Fourth Circuit found that the Baltimore ordinance was not commercial or professional speech. Read more...

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Center Challenges Illinois Law

The Thomas More Society filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) against the state of Illinois over a new law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to discuss the benefits of abortion and sterilization procedures. The law also requires the centers, if asked, to refer patients to abortion providers despite the centers’ opposition to these procedures. The Thomas More Society is representing Dr. Jim Gallant and Hope Life Center, a pro-life pregnancy center in Sterling, Illinois. Read more...

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Abortion Prices Up, Wait Times Down

Across America, the amount of time women waited to have an abortion dropped, while the average price of an abortion rose. These trends were documented during an annual survey of abortion facilities conducted by Operation Rescue. The survey took place from November 27-December 15, 2017. Using a number of investigative methods, each abortion facility was directly contacted. Facility personnel voluntarily verified that abortions were available, and shared information on abortion pricing and wait times, although they were not aware the information was going to Operation Rescue. Read more...

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December 30, 2017

Nebraska OKs Baby Killer License Plate

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland says it has submitted enough applications to ensure its own license plates will be available as an alternative to Nebraska drivers once the state's "Choose Life" plates go on sale in January. The Planned Parenthood plates, which read "My Body, My Choice," will cost $70. Motorists should be able to order them in the next few days, Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Director Rhonda Lamm said. In a news release, Planned Parenthood said it submitted 263 applications for the plate, surpassing the state's requirement of 250 to begin printing an organizational plate. Read more...

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Longstanding Iowa Clinic Closes

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Iowa that has performed abortions for nearly two decades has closed after the state diverted taxpayer funds to community health centers that do not perform abortions. Despite the support of wealthy celebrities in the entertainment business, Planned Parenthood facilities have been closing rapidly throughout the country due to financial problems. Read more...

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December 19, 2017

Obamacare and Tax-Funded Abortions

Pro-life activists are mobilizing against an emerging congressional compromise on Obamacare insurance subsidies that they contend could allow hundreds of thousands of taxpayer-funded abortions. At issue is a program under the Affordable Care Act meant to help customers with incomes below 250 percent of the poverty line pay deductibles and other out-of-pocket health care expenses. It has been in legal limbo since a federal judge ruled last year that Congress never authorized the so-called cost-sharing reduction payments. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have been working on legislation to codify those payments. Read more...

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