AG Garland says DOJ will protect women’s access to abortion in Texas

Texas 09/07/21, 00:11

Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the Department of Justice would protect those women seeking abortions in Texas after the state passed a restrictive abortion law. In a statement issued on Monday, Sept. 6, regarding Texas’s bill SB8, Garland said his department is urgently exploring “all options to challenge Texas SB8 in order ...

Supreme Court allows Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion law to proceed

News 09/01/21, 02:42

The Supreme Court late on Tuesday, Aug. 31 handed down their decision to have Texas adopt its abortion ban as soon as September 1 despite calls from some abortion providers to block it. The law, Senate Bill 8, targets abortions when the embryo has shown a heartbeat, or typically six weeks ...

Pennsylvania Republicans introduce ‘heartbeat’ anti-abortion bill

U.S. 10/23/19, 07:18

Pennsylvania on Monday, Oct. 21, joined 18 other Republican-led states, introduced a "heartbeat bill" seeking to restrict or ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Pa.), and Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Pa.) introduced the legislation and said it will take on the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. ...

US abortion rate drops to lowest rate since 1973

U.S. 09/18/19, 06:51

On Sept. 18, a study by the Guttmacher Institute said, the U.S. abortion rate dropped to its lowest rate recorded since abortion was legalized in 1973. Abortion rates fell in most states and in all four regions of the country. In 2017, the most recent year available, the abortion rate was ...

Federal judge blocks parts of law that bans abortions after 8 weeks

U.S. 08/28/19, 13:33

A U.S. District Court issued an order to temporarily block parts of a law passed in Missouri that prevents abortion after the eighth week of gestation, one day before it was to go into effect. However, provisions of the law that ban abortions for reasons of race, gender, or a medical ...

Planned Parenthood sided with abortion over Title X funds. Here’s what it means.

Opinion 08/19/19, 23:49

Planned Parenthood is making good on its threat to choose abortion over Title X funds. Title X is a federal program that focuses on providing family planning and related preventive services to low-income Americans at little or no cost. Last week, Planned Parenthood announced that rather than comply with the Trump administration’s new regulations ...

New Trump administration rule forces Planned Parenthood out of the Title X program

U.S. 08/19/19, 19:06

Planned Parenthood is pulling out of the federal family planning program following a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Enforcement of the new Title X rule marks a major victory for a key part of President Donald Trump’s political base—religious conservatives opposed to abortion. They have ...

Appeals court declines again to block Trump family planning rules

U.S. 08/17/19, 08:16

A U.S. appeals court once again declined to halt new Trump administration rules that bar taxpayer-funded clinics from referring patients for abortions. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Aug. 16 rejected a request from more than 20 states, Planned Parenthood, and the American Medical Association to block the ...

Ilhan Omar suggests taxpayer-funded abortions for illegal aliens

U.S. 07/23/19, 09:41

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted on Monday, July 22, that illegal aliens must have “access” to abortion, which she equated with “medical care.” “No one should fear receiving medical care because they are undocumented,” Omar wrote in a Monday night tweet. “We must ensure that all people in our country have ...

University of Alabama trustees vote to refund $26M gift

U.S. 06/07/19, 11:33

The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation from a philanthropist who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old real estate investor and lawyer, had already given $21.5 million to ...

Missouri to be first state in country without abortion clinic

U.S. 05/28/19, 11:24

Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday. Planned Parenthood officials said in a teleconference that the current license for the St. Louis facility expires Friday. If not renewed, the organization ...

2020 Democrats are releasing sweeping plans to expand abortion

2022 Campaign 05/19/19, 18:20

A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates say Congress should pass legislation protecting abortion access in case the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The Democratic trend accompanies a swell of pro-life legislation at the state level. “Congress should do its job and protect their constituents from these efforts by establishing affirmative, ...

Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

U.S. 05/17/19, 14:56

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors ...

Democratic Illinois Rep says men should be fixed to end abortions

Politics 04/29/19, 21:50

Democrat Illinois Rep. Diane Pappas believes that a response to abortion prevention is that men should be castrated and charged for sperm storage. Pappas met critics for pro-life of the Reproductive Health Act, one of whom reported on the meeting and its statements on the Republican website of the Wayne Township. “We ...

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