Tag: Abortion

South Dakota Becomes 13th State To Ban Late-Term Abortions

South Dakota has become the 13th state to make the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act the law of the land.   The measure, which bans most abortions in the state after the fifth month of pregnancy, says it is “an Act to prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and […]

Oklahoma Senator Introduces Bill to Criminalize Abortion as First-Degree Murder

In a move that is unprecedented nationwide, an Oklahoma Senator has introduced a bill that would criminalize abortion as first-degree murder. Sen. Joe Silk, R-Broken Bow, recently introduced S.B. 1118 which adds killing an unborn child to existing murder statutes. “No person shall perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion after conception,” […]

Rep. Diane Black on Texas Abortion Case: ‘No Such Thing as a Safe Abortion’

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) spoke outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday in support of upholding  a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and for abortion facilities to meet ambulatory surgical center requirements.   “I ought to know something about women’s health, and I will tell you that there […]

Supreme Court Takes Up Texas Abortion Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today took up one of the most important abortion cases in decades, the first high-profile issue to be heard since Antonin Scalia’s death left the court with eight justices.   “The most momentous abortion case in a quarter century is thrown into turmoil by the prospect that the court won’t be […]

Supreme Court Weighs Why Abortion Clinics Are Closing at Reco…

The first abortion case to reach the US Supreme Court in nearly a decade stands to impact the fate of most clinics in Texas—and possibly clinics in states with similar restrictions that have led to years of record closures. Opening arguments begin Wednesday for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a challenge to a 2013 Texas […]

U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists

A U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.   The National Abortion Federation (NAF), a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, in […]

Jesuit Georgetown Joins Planned Parenthood in Promoting Abortion as Zika Remedy

Two law professors from the nominally Catholic Georgetown University have published an article on a university website this week calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to recommend birth control and abortion in response to the Zika virus outbreak in South America in order to “truly respect the dignity and health of women of childbearing […]

Video Shows Planned Parenthood Executive Sought to Hide Profits from Baby-Parts Sales

The video highlights footage from the April 9, 2015 visit of investigative journalists David Daleiden — director of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) — and CMP employee Sandra Merritt to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s (PPGC) abortion facility in Houston.   “We had two levels of invoicing for them. We had it worded as ‘per consent,’” explains […]

Zika: Leftists Pressure the Americas to Embrace Abortion

Leftist groups and government officials are pressuring pregnant women in the Americas to disregard the sanctity of life in response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and abort children diagnosed with brain deformities tied to the virus.   In Zika-affected countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region where abortion is very difficult, […]

Gov. Matt Bevin: ‘Planned Parenthood Performing Abortions in Kentucky Without License’

“They are unlicensed. They are doing it knowingly and they are going to be brought to justice on this front,” Bevin said.   Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky said in a statement it has been performing both surgical and non-surgical abortions with the approval of the state since January 21 at its new location, […]