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  • Court to rule on mandate on pregnancy centers

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (6 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- 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 Monday (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. The justices are expected to hear oral arguments in the case in this term and issue an opinion before they adjourn next summer. Read More

  • ERLC, others urge conscience protection this year

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 (11 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- 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 before 2018.

    The Conscience Protection Act (CPA) -- one of the ERLC's legislative priorities in its 2017 agenda -- would bar government discrimination against health care workers and facilities that object to being involved in abortion, as well as health insurers that refuse to provide coverage of the lethal procedure. The bill will provide victims of discrimination with the ability to defend their rights in court -- which would be a first for federal laws that protect health care conscience rights. Read More

  • Calif. pro-life centers win fight against abortion law

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 (12 days ago)

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    LOS ANGELIS, Calif. (BP) -- 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 (FACT) Act.

    Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gloria Trask issued a permanent injunction against the 2015 law that required pregnancy care centers to post signs or distribute literature telling women the state offers free or low-cost contraception and abortions. The law also required pro-life centers to give women a local abortion provider's phone number. Read More

  • New surgery exposes 'chink' in pro-abortion armor

    by Julie Borg/WORLD News Service, posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (17 days ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- 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. Read More

  • Judge OKs suit over baby body parts research

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, October 30, 2017 (21 days ago)

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- A woman's lawsuit against a New Mexico abortion center will proceed, thanks to a New Mexico judge's refusal to dismiss her case.

    Jessica Duran filed suit last year against Southwestern Women's Options (SWO) for not telling her about its relationship with the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the possibility that it sent her dead baby there for research.

    The abortion center and abortion doctor Curtis Boyd filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but New Mexico District Judge Clay Campbell ruled this month that all ... Read More

  • Illegal immigrant teen has court-approved abortion

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (26 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A legal battle over whether the Trump administration is required to facilitate an illegal-immigrant teen's abortion ended Wednesday (Oct. 25) when the American Civil Liberties Union 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.

    The abortion occurred less than 24 hours after the full U.S. Court of Appeals ... Read More

  • Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrant

    by David Roach, posted Monday, October 23, 2017 (28 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle over whether it is required to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant being held in a federally funded Texas shelter.

    The administration claims it is not required to expend any resources to secure an abortion for the immigrant -- known in legal documents only as Jane Doe or J.D. -- including providing transportation to an abortion clinic. Read More

  • Twitter suspends, reinstates pro-life campaign ad

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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 Blackburn's anti-abortion views while others wondered whether the move was merely an unintended consequence of ill-defined Twitter policies. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A common myth exposed

    by Jeff Iorg, posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (one month ago)

    Christianity is distinct from other religions in its passion for life, Jeff Iorg writes, noting its global lead in serving children -- from refugee camp schools to feeding programs to ending abortion as a birth control method. Read More

  • ACLU sues to allow abortion pills in pharmacies

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (one month ago)

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    HAWAII (BP) -- Women should be able to get abortion-inducing drugs at their local pharmacies in addition to abortion facilities, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argues in a new lawsuit.

    The group sued on behalf of a Hawaii abortionist and three medical entities against federal regulations of the drug RU-486, also known as mifepristone and the brand name Mifeprex.

    The drug works with the drug misoprostol to cut off nutrients to babies during early pregnancy and send the mother into labor. Read More