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ANALYSIS: Abortion debate is about to heat upHAZARD, Ky. (BP) -- A full pendulum swing back to the right has put the Republican Party in a position here in Kentucky that has led quickly to the passing of abortion-curbing legislation that in previous decades had absolutely no chance.
At least for the moment, abortion providers are not allowed to perform abortions on unborn babies over 20 weeks, and women seeking an abortion must be given and ultrasound before an abortion procedure can take place. Read More
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FIRST-PERSON: Celebration & challenge
Ronnie Floyd takes note of three points of celebration and challenge over the course of seven days: the remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.; the inauguration of a new president; and the sanctity of human life. Read More
The sanctity of human life & tough choicesI opened the paper chart, saw the positive pregnancy test, gritted my teeth, and breathed a silent prayer as I opened the door to exam room 2. I was immediately aware of the suffocating atmosphere in the room, where my patient, a lovely blonde with striking blue eyes, was perched on the table.
A high school cheerleader, church youth leader, and academic leader in her school, she had already been accepted at several colleges with multiple scholarships. ... Read More
Agape House empowering women with truth about lifeNASHVILLE (BP) -- When a woman walks into the medical clinic operated by Agape House in northwest Tennessee, she won't find evangelism tracts or Bibles in the waiting room. While she waits nervously to have an ultrasound to confirm her pregnancy, she won't be judged regardless of her circumstances. And if she tells the clinic staff that she's considering having an abortion, she will be given all the information she needs about her child, but won't be pressured into a decision. Read More
Report: Abortion rate hits all-time lowWASHINGTON (BP) -- The abortion rate in the United States declined to an all-time low, while the number of lethal procedures dropped below a million for the first time since 1975, according to a new report.
The Guttmacher Institute reported Tuesday (Jan. 17) the rate fell to 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women 15 to 44 years old in 2014, which is a decline of 14 percent since its most recent survey in 2011. In its census of all known abortion providers in the country, Guttmacher found abortions totaled 958,700 in 2013 and 926,190 in 2014. Read More
Women's March on Wash. drops feminist pro-life group
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A self-described pro-life feminist group has been removed as one of hundreds of partners of the Jan. 21 Women's March on Washington, but many pro-life advocates are still expected to participate in the event.
New Wave Feminists were removed from the march's list of partners after leading feminists complained on social media, the Texas Tribune reported Jan. 16. Women from across the U.S. are expected to rally and march in Washington for women's rights the day after president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Hundreds of similar, local demonstrations are scheduled nationally. Read More
Ky. AG won't defend new late-term abortion ban
FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear is refusing to defend Kentucky's new law banning late-term abortions if a lawsuit challenges its constitutionality, drawing a sharp rebuke from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Read More
ACLU challenges Kentucky's new ultrasound law
FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new Kentucky law requiring women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound first. Read More
Ky. governor signs bills to protect unborn babiesFRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed bills into law Saturday (Jan. 7) evening that ban late-term abortions and require women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasounds.
Both laws took effect as soon as Bevin's signature was applied. Lawmakers held a rare session on Saturday to give final passage to a series of high-priority bills, including two that would curb abortions.
The late-term abortion law bans the procedures after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ... Read More
Ky. bills to protect unborn babies progressFRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky House Republicans managed to do Thursday (Jan. 6) what they'd been trying accomplish for years: pass legislation that would require women to undergo ultrasounds before having abortions.
Frustrated Kentucky voters elected a super majority of pro-life Republicans in the November election, paving the way for passage of the ultrasound bill and a litany of others that had languished while the House was under Democratic control. Read More