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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 (2 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 murphy.house.gov. "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

  • David Daleiden takes pro-life case to Supreme Court

    by Samantha Gobba, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (4 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Lawyers for David Daleiden appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court last week over the ongoing litigation suppressing his undercover videos.

    During the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation (NAF) annual conventions, the 28-year-old pro-life activist filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers allegedly discussing the illegal fetal tissue trade and late-term abortion procedures. In 2015, NAF filed suit, and Judge William Orrick issued a gag order to prevent the videos' release. Read More

  • 'Life;' campaign saves 676 unborn babies, leaders say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- At least 676 mothers were swayed from aborting their babies by volunteers on the 40 Days for Life international campaign and its concurrent bus tour that ended Nov. 6, according to the campaign's preliminary tally.

    As the campaign ended Nov. 6, major campaign sponsor Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM) of St. Paul, Minn., estimated 676 lives had been saved, based on reports from volunteers who conducted fasts and held prayer vigils outside 367 abortion facilities in 270 U.S. cities and more than 20 foreign countries. Read More

  • 40 Days for Life U.S. tour runs through Nov. 6

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, October 17, 2016 (one year ago)

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    ST PAUL, Minn. (BP) -- As Planned Parenthood marks its centennial, pro-life advocates are participating in the international 40 Days for Life campaign billed as the largest such mobilization in U.S. history.

    A 40 Days for Life United bus tour is a new addition to the 2016 campaign that will include vigils in 367 locations in 270 U.S. cities and more than 20 foreign countries, major campaign sponsor Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM) of St. Paul, Minn., said at 40daysforlife.com. Read More

  • Pro-life rally held to 'do something' to end abortion

    by Southern Baptist TEXAN staff, posted Monday, September 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    FORT WORTH (BP) -- Hundreds gathered for a multi-church, community-wide pro-life rally after six women decided they had to "do something" tangible to stand for life. The event, organized by the group Locals for Life, was hosted at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

    The group, led by Ella Bullock and Rachel Miller of Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth, include stay-at-home moms, a first-grade ... Read More

  • N.C. passes 72-hour abortion wait period

    by Courtney Crandell/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina's state legislature approved a bill Wednesday (June 3) that extends the state's abortion waiting period to 72-hours, joining four other states that have passed similar legislation.

    The Senate approved the bill by a 32-16 vote after the House passed a version of the bill in April. Read More

  • Gallup: Pro-lifers at lowest number since 2008

    by Staff, posted Friday, June 05, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Abortion pro-choicers significantly outnumber pro-lifers in the U.S. for the first time in seven years, according to the Gallup 2015 Values and Beliefs poll. Read More

  • Pro-lifer's NAACP parody wins court appeal

    by Courtney Crandell/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, June 03, 2015 (2 years ago)

    In a ruling issued May 26, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement fight with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Read More

  • Pro-life groups work to keep millennials involved

    by Courtney Crandell/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Polls and surveys indicate millennials hold stronger pro-life stances than previous generations at their age. But as these young adults graduate from college, many drift away from pro-life action. It's a trend pro-life groups are attempting to reverse. Read More

  • House OKs ban on late abortions

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 15, 2015 (2 years ago)

    "[T]his is a step in the right direction."-- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a ban on late abortions Wednesday (May 13) in a vote that was postponed nearly four months to the dismay of pro-life Americans.

    The House voted 242-184 for the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will prohibit abortions on babies 20 weeks or more after fertilization based on scientific evidence that a child in the womb experiences pain by that point in gestation. The House leadership canceled a Jan. 22 roll call on the proposal after about two dozen Republicans, led by female members, expressed concerns about the legislation. Read More