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  • GOP women object to rape clause in 20-week abortion bill

    01/16/2015 3:27:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 1/16/15 | Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A group of female GOP lawmakers is trying to pressure the Republican leadership team to make changes to a 20-week abortion ban the House is set to vote on next week. Led by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, the lawmakers are protesting language that requires a rape victim to formally report her assault to police to qualify for an exemption from the legislation’s abortion restrictions. Ellmers raised the concerns during a closed-door meeting at the GOP retreat here, according to sources in the room. Her office did not have a comment on Friday on the discussions...
  • The 20-week abortion ban that fell flat in Congress is likely to advance in state legislatures

    01/25/2015 12:49:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | January 23 | Reid Wilson
    Republicans on Capitol Hill this week suffered an embarrassing defeat after being forced to drop legislation that would have outlawed abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But similar legislation is likely to advance in state capitols around the country this year. Abortion opponents like the Susan B. Anthony List and Americans United for Life call the 20-week ban, dubbed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in many states, their top priority in legislative sessions getting underway this month. “The five month late term abortion limit is an important part of our premier legislative project,” said Ovide Lamontagne, general counsel...
  • CBO: Saving Unborn Babies From Abortion Will Increase the Budget Deficit

    01/20/2015 6:39:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Congressional Budget Office says legislation the House will pass this week to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy would lead to an increase in the budget deficit of at least $235 million over the next decade, and perhaps as much as half a billion dollars. The CBO released a report Tuesday for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 36, which the House will consider on Thursday. That bill aims to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and is based on evidence that a fetus can feel pain once it reaches that age. CBO’s report assumes that if the...
  • Obama Vows To Veto GOP-Backed Abortion, Pipeline Bills

    01/20/2015 6:29:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 20, 2015
    Obama Vows To Veto GOP-Backed Abortion, Pipeline Bills President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a Republican-backed bill that would ban abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, as well as a measure that would require a decision on pipeline construction within 12 months. The White House says the abortion bill is an "assault" on a woman's right to choice and "unacceptably restricts" health and reproductive rights. House consideration of the measure this week coincides with the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in...
  • It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life!

    01/22/2015 6:26:12 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life! #MarchforLife — Markeece Young (@YoungBLKRepub) January 22, 2015 Every Life is a Gift. #marchforlife — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 22, 2015 Why my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, marches: "Because Pro-Life is Pro-Woman." — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) January 22, 2015 House Votes to End Taxpayer-Funded Abortions to Mark March for Life Rally Let us continue to march forward to shine the light on the work that still needs to be done. #MarchForLife — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 22, 2015 The House voted Thursday to permanently end taxpayer-funded abortions,...
  • Creepier Video of Abortion Activists Chanting Hail Satan Emerges

    07/05/2013 12:38:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion activists opposing the 20-week abortion ban bill in Texas have drawn national attention for chanting “Hail Satan” while pro-life advocates sang Amazing Grace. The chanting was too much even for a “Church of Satan” group on Twitter that denounced it’s use in association with the promotion of abortion. Now a creepier version of the video has surfaced that has the chants more audible then before. The surfacing of the new video is important, as some abortion advcoates and liberal writers are attempting to downplay the video and claim only one person chanted “Hail Satan.” In the video, supporters of...
  • Satanists Distance Themselves From Pro-Abortion “Hail Satan” Chants

    07/04/2013 9:06:55 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    Abortion activists opposing the 20-week abortion ban bill in Texas have drawn national attention for chanting “Hail Satan” while pro-life advocates sang Amazing Grace. Now, a Twitter account run by actual Satanists is distancing itself from the pro-abortion activists. You know the abortion proponents have gone too far when even lovers of the Devil himself are disclaiming the comments.
  • Obama threatens veto as fetal pain bill passes House

    06/19/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    cna ^ | June 19, 2013 | Adelaide Mena
    President Barack Obama gives his weekly address, May 5, 2012. Credit: White House. Washington D.C., Jun 18, 2013 / 05:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite passing the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy faces an uncertain future as President Obama's administration has suggested that he will veto it. “(S)cience is on our side,” Representative Marsha Blackburn, (R- Tenn.) told MSNBC in an interview. Blackburn joined other pro-life representatives, including Michelle Bachmann (R- Minn.) and Virginia Foxx (R- N.C.) in defending the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions 20 weeks...
  • Idaho law banning abortions after 20 weeks ruled unconstitutional

    03/07/2013 5:17:53 PM PST · by Domandred · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/7/2013 | Kim Murphy
    A federal judge has struck down an Idaho law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks, ruling that the so-called fetal pain law violates U.S. Supreme Court prohibitions against unduly impeding a woman’s ability to seek an abortion before her fetus is able to live outside the womb. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill in Boise declared the 2011 law -- similar to limits adopted in at least seven other states -- to be unconstitutional in a ruling that took the Idaho Legislature to task for acting against the advice of its own attorney general. “The Idaho Legislature’s enactment of the [fetal...
  • GOP 2016 Hopefuls See 20-Week Abortion Ban as Way to Rally Conservatives, Woo the Middle

    07/11/2013 1:19:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    With both broad public support and rallying cries from an engaged conservative base for a 20-week abortion ban, some of the potential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are taking the lead on new abortion restrictions. Texas Governor Rick Perry has been working to get the ban in place in his state as Rick Santorum, his former rival in the 2012 presidential contest, traveled to Austin to join rallies in support of the bill. Santorum is also helping to spread the word about the rallies in Texas through Patriot Voices, an advocacy organization he began after leaving the presidential...
  • Sixteen States Tell Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

    11/01/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Life ^ | 10/31/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Sixteen States Tell Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks by Steven Ertelt | | 10/31/13 5:06 PMA group of 16 states have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week that encourage the high court to reverse a federal appeals court decision overturning a ban the state of Arizona passed to ban abortions after 20 weeks because unborn children feel pain.The states are among the parties that filed briefs asking the high court to reverse a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision against an Arizona law restricting non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks....
  • Rubio to Introduce Senate Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks (Too late Marco, we know who you are)

    07/03/2013 4:39:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7/2/13 | f barnes
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today agreed to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill to ban abortion after an unborn child is 20 weeks old. A similar measure passed the House last month and a state version is now being debated in the Texas legislature, where it is likely to be approved. Marco Antonio Rubio With Rubio’s presence, the bill is certain to gain enormous media attention and thus more national visibility for the issue of limiting late term abortions. Right-to-life groups have urged Rubio to take the lead on the issue, believing he would be the strongest possible...
  • ‘Pro-life’ WV governor hails the ‘gift of life’ before he vetoes 20-week abortion ban

    03/31/2014 6:45:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dustin Siggins
    CHARLESTON, WV, March 31, 2014 ( – Pro-life activists on both sides of the aisle are reacting to a veto from West Virginia's Democratic governor on a bill that would have banned most late-term abortions in the state. Despite bipartisan support for a statewide ban on most abortions after 20 weeks, West Virginia's governor vetoed the legislation after it reached his desk. The bill, which passed through the state's Democratic-controlled Senate and House by respective margins (29-5 and 79-17, respectively) is similar to laws enacted in many states and has passed the House of Representatives. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Gov....
  • Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

    06/03/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/01/12 | Kathy Finn
    Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeksBy Kathy Finn Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:50pm EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Louisiana state House of Representatives on Friday unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization unless the mother's life is in danger. Georgia a month ago became the seventh state to ban most or all abortions after 20 weeks. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and North Carolina also have such restrictions. Under the Louisiana measure, doctors who violate the 20-week provision could face up to two years in prison.
  • Wendy Davis, Opponent of 20-Week Abortion Ban, Will Likely Run for Governor of Texas

    09/19/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Wendy Davis, the famed Texas state senator who filibustered a bill that banned abortions at 20 weeks, will make an announcement on Oct. 3, she told supporters in a Wednesday email. Reporters in Texas following her story suspect she will announce a run for governor of Texas. "There's one question I've gotten quite often in the past few months. What's next?" Davis told supporters, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. "On Oct. 3, I'll be answering that question. I truly appreciate all the work that you - my grassroots team - have done for me thus far. And I'm...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal signs 20-week abortion ban into law

    06/11/2012 7:29:36 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    BATON ROUGE -- Doctors will be barred from performing abortions 20 weeks after conception under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Bobby Jindal.Senate Bill 766 by Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, prohibits all abortions after 20 weeks, about 22 weeks on the typical 40-week gestational calendar. The previous state law prohibited the procedure after the fetus was viable.Alario's bill, which goes into effect Aug. 1, carries fines and imprisonment for any physician that performs an abortion after the cut-off. The bill does allow for abortions performed to protect the life of the pregnant woman.The bill joins two other...
  • Texas Democrats to Filibuster Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    06/25/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After the Texas House of Representatives passed the omnibus pro-life bill yesterday to ban abortions after 20-weeks of pregnancy, Democrats in the state Senate are planning to filibuster the measure today. The House approved the bill early Monday morning after 8 hours of debate by a vote of 97-33 with 5 Democrats voting in favor of the bill and one Republican voting against. According to Texas Right to Life, Senate Bill 5 would affirm the state’s interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization. Senate Bill 5 also requires all...
  • Breaking: House passes nationwide 20-week ban on abortion (includes full roll call vote)

    06/18/2013 6:20:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 114 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 18, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2013 ( – The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would restrict all abortions nationwide to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797), introduced by Arizona Republica Trent Franks, would end abortion after a point that scientists agree unborn children can feel pain. In a nearly party-line vote, the measure passed 228-196. Six Democrats voted yes. Six Republicans voted against the bill. Ten Congressmen did not vote. The full roll call, showing how every Congressman voted, is below. Democrats who voted yes include: Henry Cuellar of Texas,...
  • GOP hopes it’s cracked the abortion code

    01/12/2015 9:54:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 12, 2015 | Burgess Everett, Lauren French and Kendall Breitman
    Republicans unite around a push to ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy.Republicans are more united than they have been in years on a national strategy to roll back abortion rights, using state legislatures and the new GOP Congress to push for banning the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy — a platform that also has the backing of the party’s presidential candidates. The cohesion comes at a significant time for Republicans, who have long fought among themselves over how hard to press new abortion restrictions, debating exceptions for rape, incest and threats to the life or health of...
  • Sen. Graham to Introduce 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

    11/02/2013 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 02 Nov 2013 12:07 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Senate Republicans, led by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, are pushing for a federal ban on abortions after the end of the 20th week of pregnancy. … The planned legislation, though, will face many challenges, not only from the Democratic-controlled Senate, but from some Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee, Utah, who has concerns about Congress’ authority to regulate commerce as the law’s basis. …