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  • Appeals court effectively reinstates ban on most abortions in Texas

    04/10/2020 5:17:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 10 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a ruling from a lower court that allowed some abortions to resume in Texas as the government in Austin works to curtail the procedure during the coronavirus outbreak. The Fifth Circuit of Appeals based in New Orleans issued a stay halting the decision from a lower court, with the move essentially upholding a state policy deeming abortion a non-essential procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The appeals court’s ruling means that most abortions will now be prohibited in Texas, though it includes an exception for pregnancies nearing the state’s 22-week cutoff. Gov. Greg...
  • Pennsylvania Allows Planned Parenthood to Perform Abortions Despite Elective Surgery Ban

    03/31/2020 4:00:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    FREE BEACON ^ | March 31, 2020 | Graham Piro
    Planned Parenthood clinics in Pennsylvania have eliminated all services except for abortion in the wake of a statewide ban on elective surgeries meant to preserve scarce medical resources amid the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic governor Tom Wolf issued a directive ordering the shut down of all businesses "that are not life sustaining" on March 20, and a guidance from the state government prohibits elective procedures performed by health care services and hospitals. Despite these directives, Planned Parenthood Keystone, which serves central and eastern Pennsylvania, announced it would remain open "for abortion services only" while shutting down its other operations. Hospitals are...
  • Colorado House panel kills bill that would mandate medical care for babies born alive after abortions

    02/14/2020 11:00:56 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2020 | Sam Dorman
    Colorado legislators have rejected a bill that would grant legal protections for babies born alive after abortions, yet another state-level flare-up over the hot-button issue. House Bill 1068 threatened $100,000 fines for physicians who fail to "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age." It also required that any born-alive child be immediately transferred to a hospital. “Colorado’s legislative hearings on late-term abortion show just how extreme and entrenched...
  • Medical Science Flips on Fetal Pain. What Else Will Doctors Change Their Minds About?

    01/23/2020 8:00:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American ^ | January 23, 2020 | James Lewis
    In 2006 a landmark article, the British Medical Journal claimed that abortions without fetal anesthetic were okay before 26 weeks of gestation, because fetuses at five and a half months can't feel pain. That was the 2006 opinion of Dr. Stuart W.G. Derbyshire, in discussions with American literary agent John Brockman, and that article came to be a basis for many abortions. Maybe a lot of M.D.s secretly wondered if that was really true, because the history of medicine is full of bad guesses that turned out to be wrong. But we know what happens if skeptics pipe up in...
  • New York bill would force all public colleges to offer free abortions

    12/10/2019 8:21:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 10, 2019 | Paul Smeaton
    NEW YORK, December 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A proposed law in the state of New York will make it compulsory for all public universities to provide abortion pills to students at the taxpayers’ expense. State assemblyman Harvey Epstein of the East Side of Manhattan introduced the bill to the New York State Assembly on November 25. The bill states: "Each public college student health center shall make available to all students abortion by medication techniques onsite. This service shall be provided by medical professionals on staff at such student health centers or by a third party who has contracted with...
  • Deceased Illinois Doctor Found With 2,400 Sets of Fetal Remains Had Performed Over 50,000 Abortions

    10/25/2019 6:08:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    KTLA ^ | October 25, 2019 | AP
    Dr. Ulrich Klopfer competed so avidly in the 1970s to perform the most abortions each day at a Chicago clinic that it was said he would set his coffee aside, jump to his feet in the break room and rush to the operating table whenever his chief rival in the macabre derby walked by. That early emphasis on speed helped him go on to perform at least 50,000 abortions over the next 40 years, making him one of the Midwest’s most prolific abortion doctors and a target of weekly protests at his primary clinics in Gary, South Bend and Fort...
  • 'Piled with garbage': Abortion doctor with thousands of fetuses in cardboard boxes was a hoarder

    09/19/2019 7:27:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | SEPT. 19, 2019 | Kimberly Leonard
    The abortion doctor who stashed more than 2,245 fetal remains in his garage also hoarded personal property throughout his home in Crete, Illinois, leading to a weeklong investigation by police who remain bewildered about his motives. Officials from Will County, Illinois, don't know why Dr. Ulrich "George" Klopfer hoarded fetal remains at his home and are transferring the investigation to Indiana, where Klopfer used to perform abortions before he lost his medical license in 2015. Klopfer died Sept. 3 at age 75, and the coroner, Patrick O'Neil, would say only that he appears to have died of natural causes. One...
  • Abortionist Who Failed to Report Rape of 13-Year-Old Can Avoid Jail if He Does This

    12/10/2014 6:45:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Ulrich Klopfer who faces charges that he delayed reporting an abortion on a 13-year-old girl in South Bend, Indiana, may be able to avoid jail time if he does this one little thing. Indiana law requires reports on abortions done on unborn babies of girls younger than 14 to be submitted within three days. Further endangering a teen who had already been victimized by statutory rape, Klopfer submitted the report six months after the abortion, according to state records. Klopfer potentially faces a fine of $1,000 and 180 days in jail if convicted of the Class B misdemeanor. But the...
  • Biotech Firm’s CEO Admits in Court: We Sold Aborted Babies’ Hearts

    09/10/2019 10:54:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | SEPT. 9, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    It was a partnership Planned Parenthood’s former president once bragged she was “proud” of. “Proud,” apparently, of cutting into tiny baby bodies when their hearts are still beating. “Proud,” it turns out, of putting women through riskier abortion procedures to get better, more valuable baby organs. And “proud,” most of all, that her medical directors were negotiating higher prices for the little livers, limbs, and brains her business was harvesting. Four years later, pride is the last thing anyone felt at the courtroom where the gory details of Planned Parenthood’s baby butcher ring came tumbling out. While the country’s abortion...
  • What men have to say about abortion may surprise you

    05/26/2019 3:24:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Fox ^ | May 26, 2019 | Matt Hammitt
    When I opened up Twitter recently, the trending topic that appeared above my feed was “A Discussion on Why Men Shouldn’t Ignore the Push to Criminalize Abortion.” I was immediately interested to see what other men had to say about the recent wave of pro-life legislation that has swept multiple states. I scrolled through stories from would-be fathers, thankful for the laws that made it possible for their sexual partners and significant others, past or present, to have abortions. These men spoke with passion about their dreams, goals and career aspirations that would have been stalled, even derailed by the...
  • The States and the Courts Differ on Abortion Laws. When and Will It Come to a Head?

    05/08/2019 4:51:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 8, 2019 | Rebecca Downs
    On Tuesday morning, Republican Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia gave his long-awaited signature to the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, also known as the heartbeat bill. As has been the case in states where it’s passed, including Ohio, a legal challenge is expected.The heartbeat bills seek to protect innocent unborn life, in this case after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Alabama is considering an even stricter law, which bans abortions outright and makes performing the procedure a Class C felony. In addition to protecting the unborn, these laws are also in response to the states which have considered or...
  • O’Rourke Makes Claim About Planned Parenthood That Should Surely Cost Him A 2020 Run For President

    04/27/2019 6:51:25 PM PDT · by SimonDaily · 30 replies ^ | 4/27/19 | Simon Daily
    Beto O’Rourke shows us how callous he is when it comes to the lives of babies.
  • Ohio Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill, But Will It Survive The Courts?

    04/12/2019 2:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 12, 2019 | Rebecca Downs
    Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has kept his promise and signed into law a heartbeat bill which would outlaw abortion when an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. This is usually around 6-weeks and can be before some women know they’re pregnant. Many women find out they’re pregnant around 7 or 8 weeks gestation. While pro-lifers cheer Ohio being the latest state to pass into law one of these heartbeat bills, it is worth noting that it faces legal action. Before the bill was even signed, the ACLU, an abortion advocacy group, was preparing to challenge it in the courts. This...
  • Ohio Legislature Passes ‘Heartbeat Bill’ - Now Ready For Gov. DeWine’s Signature

    04/11/2019 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 04/10/19 | Maggie Prosser
    While Ohio has reached this stage twice before, the measure was vetoed both times by Gov. John Kasich. But new Gov. Mike DeWine has promised to sign the bill, which would ban abortions, except to save the life of the woman, once a fetal heartbeat is detected. It was unclear Wednesday how quickly the legislation would reach DeWine’s desk or how long he would wait to add his signature. Cincinnati Right to Life labeled the measure “the nation’s strongest pro-life bill,” while Senate Democrats said it “would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country.”
  • We Talked to Former Planned Parenthood Workers. Their Stories Are Chilling.

    02/28/2019 8:38:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Planned Parenthood employees and educators “celebrate” abortion and do not protect young women, former employees told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a series of interviews revealing graphic details about their tenures with the organization. Myra Kincaid worked as a surgical assistant at a Planned Parenthood in Baltimore, Maryland, from February 2013 to February 2014, she said. Planned Parenthood called Kincaid shortly before she graduated college to recruit her, Kincaid told The Daily Caller News Foundation. She previously worked as a pharmacy technician and was in school to become a medical assistant. Kincaid said Planned Parenthood didn’t emphasize abortion at...
  • New York Abortion Bill Could One Day Make Being Pro-Life ‘a Crime’

    01/15/2019 5:51:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/14/19 | Emily Benson
    Officials at the New York State Catholic Conference are calling the Reproductive Health Act “worse than we thought it would be.” “It foresees a time in New York where it’s a crime to be pro-life,” said Kathleen Gallagher, director of pro-life activities and the Catholic Action Network for the conference, which is the public policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops. The measure, introduced in the Legislature the week of January 7, will expand access to abortion in the state, despite being promoted as simply codifying Roe v Wade. It not only increases access to abortion across the board, including...
  • Former NFL Player Colin Kaepernick Donates Thousands to Radical Pro-Abortion Group

    09/11/2018 2:25:46 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | Ryan Bomberger
    What does it mean to sacrifice everything? Apparently, to a benched former NFL player and multimillionaire, it means another multi-million dollar Nike endorsement deal. Wow. That’s some real suffering. I’m all about people exercising their First Amendment rights. I’m all about people fighting injustice. I’m all about celebrities using their expansive platforms to raise awareness about social issues.
  • 766 Babies in Canada Born Alive After Failed Abortions and Left to Die

    08/18/2018 8:06:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies ^ | August 17, 2018 | Patricia Maloney
    According to new data, livebirth late-term abortions are still happening in Canada. And the numbers are way too high. According to CIHI, There were 766 late-term livebirth abortions in a five year period from 2013/2014 to 2017/2018. These numbers are even higher since they exclude Quebec. There has been much speculation about the reasons for these late-term livebirth abortions but we have no hard data on why they happen since the reasons or circumstances aren’t published with the data.
  • Researchers Find Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death, Surpassing Heart Disease and Cancer

    08/05/2018 5:27:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | August 2, 2018 | Paul Stark
    Abortion ends the life of a human organism—an individual member of the species Homo sapiens. Yet abortions are not classified as deaths in U.S. vital statistics. What would those statistics look like if this omission were corrected?A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte decided to find out.“There is no credible scientific opposition to the fact that a new genetically distinct human organism begins with fertilization,” James Studnicki, Sharon J. MacKinnon, and John W. Fisher explain in their paper, published in June 2016 in the Open Journal of Preventive Medicine.“Yet, despite the universal acknowledgement that the...
  • Massachusetts House votes to repeal century-old, pre-Roe abortion ban

    07/21/2018 10:13:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7-19-18 | Calvin Freiburger
    BOSTON, July 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- By a 136-9 margin, the Massachusetts House has voted to repeal the state’s old, unenforced bans on abortion and contraception that predate Roe v. Wade. The Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young (NASTY) Women Act, named after a campaign trail insult President Donald Trump leveled at his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton which feminists embraced as a rallying cry, is meant to ensure that abortion remains legal in Massachusetts even if a more conservative Supreme Court repeals Roe in the near future. "Today, nasty women and their nasty men are here to say we're not going...