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  • Pro-life banners to greet drivers in 50 cities

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    CHICAGO (BP) -- Pro-life advocates will hold banners on highway overpasses June 22 proclaiming "abortion takes a human life" to rush-hour motorists in 50 U.S. cities spanning 24 states.

    The first National Pro-Life Bridges Day is designed to use a non-confrontational statement to spark conversations on abortion among hundreds of thousands of Americans, event organizer Eric Scheidler of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Supreme Court: Immigrant teen's abortion ruling tossed

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court stopped a lower court Monday (June 4) from setting a new precedent on illegal immigrant minors' access to abortion.

    The court threw out a federal appeals court ruling that allowed a pregnant illegal immigrant teenager to obtain an abortion while in federal immigration custody, saying the decision was moot because the teen already had the abortion.

    The June 4 action prevents the lower court's decision from setting a new legal precedent for abortion access -- but the unsigned opinion with no dissents failed to go as far as the Trump administration reportedly wanted to go. Read More

  • Neb., Tenn. defund Planned Parenthood

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD, posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nebraska and Tennessee this month joined more than a dozen states that have cut funding for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, a pro-life campaign that has seen mixed results.

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts approved a budget that prohibits Title X funding from going to abortion providers, directing $1.9 million toward centers that neither refer for nor perform abortions. Read More

  • Ind. approves abortion center oversight

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD , posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    INDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- Indiana now numbers among the majority of states that require annual inspections of abortion centers and classify the murder of an unborn baby as homicide.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the two pieces of pro-life legislation last week, drawing approval from pro-life advocates and ire from abortion supporters. The first bill expands the state's safe haven law, establishes annual inspections for abortion centers -- something already required in 27 other states -- and mandates all medical doctors report treatment they give women for complications due to abortion, including infections and anxiety. Read More

  • Pro-lifers applaud DOJ's probe into Planned Parenthood

    by Evan Wilt/WORLD News Staff, posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pro-life advocates hope a new U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Planned Parenthood marks a turning point for the nation's largest abortion provider.

    On Thursday (Dec. 17), the Justice Department requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicating it has launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood. In 2016, both the Judiciary Committee and The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives did their own investigations into the abortion industry and fetal procurement businesses. Both panels referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI at the end of 2016 for illegally profiting from fetal tissue sales. Read More

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

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 (one year 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

  • Judge OKs suit over baby body parts research

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, October 30, 2017 (one year 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

  • Pro-life Rep. Murphy to exit amid mistress abortion scandal

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, a purported pro-lifer accused of having asked his ex-mistress to have an abortion, announced Oct. 4 he will not seek re-election when his eighth legislative term ends in January 2018.

    "After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term," he said in an official statement at murphy.house.gov. "In the coming weeks I will take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties and seek healing. I ask you to respect our privacy during this time." Read More

  • Federal judge strikes down Ky. abortion law

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 (one year ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A Kentucky law requiring doctors who conduct abortions to display and describe a patient's ultrasound as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman violates the First Amendment rights of those physicians, a federal judge said.

    U.S. District Judge David Hale ruled late Wednesday (Sept. 27) in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union's challenge to the law by the state's only abortion provider, EMW Women's Surgical Center, and bans the state from enforcing it. Read More