May 16, 2018

Louisiana House Passes 15-Week Bill

The Louisiana House strongly supported a bill Tuesday that would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Louisiana is the second state to attempt to prohibit abortions after 15 weeks. Mississippi passed a similar law in March, but a judge blocked it after the last abortion facility in the state sued. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:25 PM Posted to Legislation

Planned Parenthood Challenges Iowa Law

A lawsuit challenging the nation's most restrictive abortion law was filed in Iowa, a state that for years was largely left out of Republican efforts to overturn abortion protections and where the Democratic attorney general has refused to defend the law. If allowed to take effect, the law would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week of pregnancy, a point when, abortion-rights groups say, many women don't know that they are pregnant. Read more...

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Pro-Life Violence Report Labeled 'Fake News'

Pro-life advocates are labeling as "fake news" a report by a pro-abortion organization that alleged a "significant increase in activities aimed at disrupting [abortion] services and intimidating patients and providers." The pro-life advocates are upset that the report's "lies" were uncritically picked up and circulated by mainstream media. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:24 PM Posted to Public Opinion

May 05, 2018

Iowa Passes 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Ban

Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. The legislation is aimed at triggering a challenge to Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision which established that women have a constitutional right to an abortion, activists on both sides of the issue said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:54 AM Posted to Legislation

Minnesota Senate Passes 'Ultrasound' Bill

Mainstream pro-life legislation to ensure women’s right to view their ultrasound was approved by the Minnesota Senate today. The informed consent measure has the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. S.F. 2849, authored by Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, would simply allow women to view their ultrasound prior to an abortion, if an ultrasound is performed. The legislation would require the physician or person performing the procedure to offer the woman the opportunity to view her ultrasound as it is being done. Read more...

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U2 Comes Out as Pro-Abortion

The popular Irish band U2 tweeted its support for repealing Ireland’s pro-life Eighth Amendment and legalizing abortion on demand across the Emerald Isle. U2’s lead singer Bono is known around the world for openly proclaiming Christianity as his faith. There is even a “U2-charist” movement aimed at normalizing U2 songs as church music. Read more...

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April 28, 2018

Pro-Lifer Wins Arizona Special Election

The pro-life Republican backed by two national pro-life groups won the special election against a pro-abortion physician in Arizona's 8th Congressional district to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Trent Franks. Debbie Lesko, a former state lawmaker, beat Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni Tuesday in a special House election by 5 percentage points. The seat opened up after Franks' December 8 resignation following allegations of misconduct. Read more...

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Louisiana Senate Passes 15-Week Bill

The Louisiana Senate strongly supported a bill Tuesday that would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. State Senate Bill 181 passed in a 31-3 vote, and now moves to the state House for consideration. More than 200 unborn babies could be saved from abortion every year if the bill becomes law. Data from the state Department of Health indicates about 200 unborn babies were aborted after 15 weeks of pregnancy in 2017 in Louisiana. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:09 AM Posted to Legislation

South Bend Mayor Vetoes Women's Center

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has announced his decision to veto a rezoning bill that would allow a pro-life center to move right next to a proposed abortion clinic. The Common Council approved plans to rezone the area along Lincolnway West between the airport and Bendix Drive so Women's Care Center -- which is an organization against abortion -- could put a location there. Read more...

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Tennessee Plans 'Monument to Unborn Children'

Tennessee is moving ahead with plans to construct a monument that will honor the lives of unborn children who were victims of abortion. "The taking of the life of a baby in the womb is related to this brand of inhumanity," state Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) said. The Tennessee Senate passed a bill earlier this week to develop and implement a plan for the commissioning of the memorial. Read more...

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April 09, 2018

Clinic Attacks New Mississippi Abortion Law

The last abortion facility in Mississippi filed another lawsuit to overturn a state law that prohibits abortions on unborn babies after 15 weeks. The Jackson Women's Health Organization and the Center for Reproductive Rights allege a whole group of state laws are unconstitutional because they restrict women's access to abortion. Their lawsuit challenges the 15-week abortion ban, a 24-hour waiting period, a requirement that appointments between a doctor and patient be in person, a requirement that only doctors perform abortions and several abortion clinic regulations. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 11:02 PM Posted to Courts

Planned Parenthood Slams Trump Nominee

President Donald Trump has held true to his promise to nominate pro-life judges to key judicial roles. One of his latest, Wendy Vitter, a strong pro-life advocate, is up for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to consider her confirmation. But Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups are lobbying aggressively against Vitter, claiming she would be "disastrous" for the future of legalized abortion. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 11:01 PM Posted to Politics