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At Least Ten States Diverted Millions In Federal Relief Funding To Evangelical-Operated Fake “Abortion Clinics”

The Guardian reports: At least 10 US states have siphoned millions of dollars from federal block grants, meant to provide aid to their neediest families, to pay for the operations of ideological anti-abortion clinics. These overwhelmingly Republican-led states used money from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (Tanf), better known as welfare or direct cash aid, to fund …

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SCOTUS To Consider Major Rollback Of Abortion Rights

ABC News reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb. The court’s order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court seemingly ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 years of …

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Arkansas Gov Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban Into Law

The Associated Press reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade decision but opponents vow to block before it takes effect later this year. The Republican governor had expressed reservations about …

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Texas Bill Makes Abortion Punishable By Death Penalty

The Texas Tribune reports: A Texas lawmaker has filed a bill that would abolish and criminalize abortions, leaving women and physicians who perform the procedure to face criminal charges that could carry the death penalty. The legislation, filed Tuesday by state Rep. Bryan Slaton, does not include exceptions for rape or incest. It does exempt ectopic pregnancies that seriously threaten …

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Biden Begins Rolling Back Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rules

Politico reports: President Joe Biden will sign executive orders on Thursday aimed at rolling back some of the Trump administration’s most far-reaching abortion restrictions, including one denying U.S. aid to health groups abroad that provide information about the procedure. The actions will begin restoring federal support to abortion providers and organizations that offer abortion counseling while promoting the new administration’s …

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Anti-Abortion Alliance: It’s “Unfortunate” That Trump’s COVID Treatment Used “Cells From An Aborted Child”

Via press release published by Christian Newswire: “The production and testing of vaccines using the remains of human beings who were intentionally killed is wholly unethical and must be consistently opposed,” says Sarah Quale [photo], president of Personhood Alliance Education and chair of the vaccine ethics committee that created the organization’s official position. The committee consisted of representatives from eight …

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POLL: 62% Says SCOTUS Should Uphold Roe V Wade

ABC News reports: Six in 10 registered voters say the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade as the basis of abortion law in the United States, and a majority in an ABC News/Washington Post poll — albeit now a narrow one — says the Senate should delay filling the court’s current vacancy. Sixty-two percent in the national survey …

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Amy Coney Barrett Signed Far-Right Abortion Group’s Ad Backing Criminalizing Discarding Unused Embryos

The Guardian reports: Amy Coney Barrett, the Trump administration’s supreme court nominee, publicly supported an organization in 2006 that has said life begins at fertilization. It has also said that the discarding of unused or frozen embryos created in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process ought to be criminalized, a view that is considered to be extreme even within the …

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Roe V Wade Namesake’s “Confession”: Evangelicals Paid Me $450,000 To Disavow My Pro-Choice Stance [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: In its final 20 minutes, the documentary film AKA Jane Roe delivers quite the blow to conservatives who have weaponized the story of Jane Roe herself—real name, Norma McCorvey—to argue that people with uteruses should have to carry any and all pregnancies to term. “This is my deathbed confession,” she chuckles, sitting in a chair in …

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Anti-Abortion Activists Ordered To Pay At Least $2M To Planned Parenthood After Jury’s 2019 RICO Verdict

The Christian Post reports: A federal judge has issued an order demanding that a group of pro-life activists who were behind a series of undercover videos taken at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion conferences are liable for more than $1.2 million in damages. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California released an order today against …

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Schumer Sorry For Comments About Supreme Court

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that he “shouldn’t have used the words” he did when he said that two Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for their decisions on abortion rights cases. “Now I should not have used the words I used yesterday,” Schumer said in remarks from the Senate floor. “They …

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McConnell To Rebuke Schumer For SCOTUS Comments

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to take to the Senate floor this morning to go after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for saying Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for anti-abortion rulings. On Wednesday, Schumer said this outside the Supreme Court, as justices considered a case about limiting abortion in Louisiana: “I want to tell you, …

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GOP OK Gov Bans State Travel To CA Over Abortion

The Oklahoman reports: Gov. Kevin Stitt is giving California a taste of its own medicine. Citing “Oklahoma’s pro-life stance,” Stitt on Thursday signed an executive order banning all nonessential state-funded travel to California. The move comes after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in October banned city-funded travel to 22 states, including Oklahoma, that city officials say have “restrictive abortion …

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Trump To Address Anti-Abortion Rally In Person

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced Wednesday that he will attend Friday’s March for Life, the annual gathering of antiabortion protesters to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision. While other presidents have addressed the annual rally by phone or sent video greetings, Trump would be the first to speak to the crowd …

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2015 Planned Parenthood Shooter Indicted For Murder, Tells Judge, “I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just A Religious Zealot”

The Christian Post reports: A federal grand jury has indicted Robert L. Dear, charging him with committing a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 that resulted in three deaths, including a police officer. The grand jury indicted Dear on 68 counts, including 65 counts of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and 3 counts …

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To Abortion/Ultrasound Law

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the law on behalf of Kentucky’s lone remaining …

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Haters Lose Major Suit Against Planned Parenthood

Courthouse News reports: A federal jury found an anti-abortion cohort led by David Daleiden caused substantial harm to Planned Parenthood by infiltrating abortion industry conferences to secretly tape abortion doctors and staff, and awarded punitive damages of $870,000. Daleiden, who heads the Center for Medical Progress, and his co-defendant Sandra Merritt, posed as human tissue procurers for a fake company …

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ALABAMA: Court Blocks Sweeping Abortion Ban

Fox News reports: A federal judge issued a ruling Tuesday blocking an Alabama law that would make abortion a felony in nearly all situations, regardless of the stage of the pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson granted a motion for a preliminary injunction, temporarily preventing the law from being enforced as a lawsuit over the law brought by abortion providers …

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Planned Parenthood Targets Senate With $45M Fund

The Hill reports: Planned Parenthood’s super PAC announced a $45 million electoral campaign on Wednesday to defeat President Trump and Republicans in key Senate races. The investment will fund “large-scale” grassroots organization and canvass, digital, television, radio and mail programs. “Next November, our very rights and freedoms will be on the ballot,” said Kelley Robinson, executive director of Planned Parenthood …

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Supreme Court To Hear Louisiana Abortion Case

NPR reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has jumped headlong back into the abortion wars. The court said Friday that it will hear arguments in a case from Louisiana that is nearly identical to a Texas case decided by the court three years ago. Like the Texas law that the court previously struck down, the Louisiana law requires any doctor performing …

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