President Trump cuts $60 million in funds to Planned Parenthood

Politics 08/16/19, 14:58

The U.S. government could reallocate Planned Parenthood's taxpayer funding to possibly as much as $60 million. According to Washington Examiner, President Trump will implement the Protect Life program on Monday, Aug. 19, which will redirect the budget for birth control and reproductive health care in the United States. Protect Life is a ...

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 ...

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor vetoes 4 abortion bills

U.S. 06/21/19, 15:45

Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed four abortion bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, following through with his promise to stop the measures from becoming law. One bill Evers vetoed would have imposed criminal penalties on doctors who fail to give medical care in the extremely rare circumstance where ...

New York to become the first city to directly fund abortions

Politics 06/21/19, 15:44

On Friday, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson jointly announced a budget agreement to allocate $250,000 in city funds to support reproductive health care, which includes abortion procedures. According to CNN, the funding will be earmarked for the New York Abortion Access Fund, ...

Missouri denies license renewal for lone abortion clinic

U.S. 06/21/19, 10:52

Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision Friday morning before a court hearing. St. Louis Circuit Judge ...

Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect

California 06/20/19, 16:44

New Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect while the government appeals decisions that blocked them, a federal appeals court said Thursday, June 20. The rules ban taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals and prohibit clinics that receive federal money from sharing office space with ...

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

U.S. 06/17/19, 18:44

Activists on both sides of the abortion divide clashed Monday on a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of "fatal fetal anomalies."The bill, called the "Roe Act" by supporters, would amend current state law, which allows abortions after 24 ...

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:29

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping protections for abortion on Wednesday in a new law that establishes access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" for women.The move in the state where Democrats control the House, Senate and governor's office comes as several Republican-majority states have taken up steep restrictions ...

Judge says Missouri’s only abortion clinic can remain open

U.S. 06/10/19, 19:18

A St. Louis judge issued another order Monday to keep Missouri's only abortion clinic operating while a fight over the facility's license plays out in court.Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his earlier order to temporarily block the state from allowing the ...

Democrats press to retain longtime abortion funding ban

Politics 06/10/19, 14:59

Top Capitol Hill Democrats are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party's presidential candidates to abandon it, arguing that attempts to undo the long-standing consensus will fail and won't be worth scuttling a key education and health funding bill. While presidential candidates such as ...

Catholic Bishop bans Illinois pro-abortion politicians from Holy Communion

U.S. 06/10/19, 13:49

The Catholic bishop in Springfield, Illinois, banned Holy Communion to Catholic lawmakers who voted for an extreme abortion law that also repeals decades-old restrictions on abortions in Illinois. Bishop Thomas Paprocki issued the decree on June 2. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, both Catholics, have ...

Hyde Amendment, abortion debate haunt 2020 Democrats

2022 Campaign 06/07/19, 21:08

The Hyde Amendment has become a top discussion point in 2020 politics — and something of a purity test for Democrats — after Joe Biden, the leader of his party's presidential pack, announced that he's now an opponent of the 1976 policy. But the amendment that restricts government funding for most ...

Joe Biden reverses course on Hyde abortion amendment

Politics 06/06/19, 19:18

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. Biden made the declaration Thursday following two days of intense scrutiny and criticism from rivals after his campaign affirmed that the 76-year-old ...

President Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists

Politics 06/05/19, 11:27

The Trump administration said Wednesday it is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes that comes despite impassioned pleas from scientists that some health problems can't be studied any other way. Officials said government-sponsored research by universities will be allowed to continue, subject ...

Missouri subpoenas abortion clinic doctors amid legal battle

U.S. 06/04/19, 08:58

A St. Louis judge on Tuesday is set to weigh whether physicians from the state's only abortion clinic can be forced to testify amid a legal fight over the facility's license.The state issued subpoenas to staffers, contractors and former medical residents who worked at Planned Parenthood's St. Louis facility, according ...

Judge says Missouri clinic can keep providing abortions

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:34

A judge issued an order Friday to keep Missouri's only abortion clinic operating over the objections of state health officials, delivering abortion-rights advocates a courtroom victory after a string of setbacks in legislatures around the U.S. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer said Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic can continue providing ...

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