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  • Pro-lifers applaud DOJ's probe into Planned Parenthood

    by Evan Wilt/WORLD News Staff, posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pro-life advocates hope a new U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Planned Parenthood marks a turning point for the nation's largest abortion provider.

    On Thursday (Dec. 17), the Justice Department requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicating it has launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood. In 2016, both the Judiciary Committee and The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives did their own investigations into the abortion industry and fetal procurement businesses. Both panels referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI at the end of 2016 for illegally profiting from fetal tissue sales. Read More

  • Calif. pro-life centers win fight against abortion law

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    LOS ANGELIS, Calif. (BP) -- Pro-life pregnancy care centers in Los Angeles will not be forced to promote abortion after a state trial judge last week halted enforcement of California's Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act.

    Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gloria Trask issued a permanent injunction against the 2015 law that required pregnancy care centers to post signs or distribute literature telling women the state offers free or low-cost contraception and abortions. The law also required pro-life centers to give women a local abortion provider's phone number. Read More

  • Judge OKs suit over baby body parts research

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, October 30, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- A woman's lawsuit against a New Mexico abortion center will proceed, thanks to a New Mexico judge's refusal to dismiss her case.

    Jessica Duran filed suit last year against Southwestern Women's Options (SWO) for not telling her about its relationship with the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the possibility that it sent her dead baby there for research.

    The abortion center and abortion doctor Curtis Boyd filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but New Mexico District Judge Clay Campbell ruled this month that all ... Read More

  • Pro-life Rep. Murphy to exit amid mistress abortion scandal

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 (5 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, a purported pro-lifer accused of having asked his ex-mistress to have an abortion, announced Oct. 4 he will not seek re-election when his eighth legislative term ends in January 2018.

    "After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term," he said in an official statement at "In the coming weeks I will take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties and seek healing. I ask you to respect our privacy during this time." Read More

  • Federal judge strikes down Ky. abortion law

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A Kentucky law requiring doctors who conduct abortions to display and describe a patient's ultrasound as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman violates the First Amendment rights of those physicians, a federal judge said.

    U.S. District Judge David Hale ruled late Wednesday (Sept. 27) in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union's challenge to the law by the state's only abortion provider, EMW Women's Surgical Center, and bans the state from enforcing it. Read More

  • SBC leaders welcome proposal to revise HHS mandate

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (9 months ago) screen capture
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders expressed gratitude and hope at news the Trump administration has drafted a rule to protect the freedom of conscience of religious institutions that object to the abortion/contraception mandate established under President Obama.

    The White House Office of Management and Budget has provided notice on its website it is reviewing an "interim final rule" regarding the controversial requirement, The New York Times reported May 29. The notification followed by less than four weeks an executive order from President Trump directing the secretaries of three ... Read More

  • TN passes viability test for abortions after 20 weeks

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill May 12 that requires abortionists to evaluate unborn babies for their ability to live outside the womb after 20 weeks' gestation.

    The new law bans abortions on unborn babies shown to be viable and requires medical opinions from two abortionists. Violators could be slapped with possible felony charges, sent to prison for up to three years, and have their medical licenses revoked. The law makes exceptions for cases in which carrying a baby to term endangers the mother's life or vital organs. Read More

  • Abortion control bills vetoed by Minn. governor

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed May 10 a pair of bills that would have limited the use of state funds for abortions and imposed licensing standards on abortion clinics, drawing recriminations from pro-life advocates. Read More

  • Tenn. legislature OKs post-viable abortion ban

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Tennessee legislature has overwhelmingly approved a ban on post-viability abortions, drawing praise from the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity.

    The House of Representatives voted 69-18 in favor of the Tennessee Infants Protection Act Wednesday (May 3), two days after the Senate passed the legislation in a 27-3 vote. The bill will go to Gov. Bill Haslam, who is considered pro-life but has not announced whether he will sign it into law. Read More