Tag Archives: abortion

Texas AG Wins Court Battle On Emergency Abortions

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas hospitals will not be required to provide emergency abortions after a federal judge ruled the Biden administration was unauthorized to enforce such a rule. U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix in Lubbock ruled that the guidance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services went beyond the text of a related federal law, Reuters …

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Teen Charged For Abortion After FB Handed Over DMs

Forbes reports: A Nebraska teenager is facing criminal charges alleging she aborted a fetus in violation of state law, after authorities obtained her Facebook messages using a search warrant. Seventeen-year-old Celeste Burgess, who is being tried as an adult along with her mother Jessica Burgess, is awaiting trial in Madison County District Court on charges that they broke a Nebraska …

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OK Gov Gets Bill Banning Abortion From Conception

The New York Times reports: The Oklahoma Legislature gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that prohibits nearly all abortions starting at fertilization, which would make it the nation’s strictest abortion law. The bill is modeled on one that took effect in Texas in September, which has relied on civilian instead of criminal enforcement to work around court challenges. …

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Louisiana Advances Bill Classifying Abortion As Murder

The Lafayette Daily Advertiser reports: A Louisiana legislative committee on Wednesday advanced a bill to make abortion a crime of homicide in which the mother or those assisting her in terminating the pregnancy can be charged. The measure cleared the House Appropriations Committee on a 7-2 vote despite at least one of the representatives voting in favor acknowledging the bill …

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FDA Permanently Lifts Restriction On Abortion Pills

The New York Times reports: The federal government on Thursday permanently lifted a major restriction on access to abortion pills. It will allow patients to receive the medication by mail instead of requiring them to obtain the pills in person from specially certified health providers. The decision, by the Food and Drug Administration, comes as the Supreme Court is considering …

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GOP Bill Defunds Colleges That Offer “Abortion Pills”

The American Independent reports: New legislation, introduced by three congressional Republicans, would penalize hundreds of thousands of college students for attending schools that offer medication abortion on campus. Reps. Chip Roy of Texas, Mary Miller of Illinois, and Steve Daines of Montana announced the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021 at a press conference on Wednesday. The bill …

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Dem Rep Suggests Catholic Church Should Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status If US Bishops Move To Deny Communion

The Christian Post reports: As U.S. Catholic bishops draft a controversial document on whether priests can deny communion to politicians who support abortion, one House Democrat has implied that the Catholic Church should lose its tax-exempt status if churches institute such a ban. “If they’re going to politically weaponize religion by ‘rebuking’ Democrats who support women’s reproductive choice, then a …

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Anti-Abortion Group Pressures Bishops On Communion

The Christian Post reports: As Catholic bishops gathered at a general assembly meeting, a pro-life group held rallies in major cities Wednesday calling on church leaders to support a draft document advising ordinaries to deny communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians. Students for Life of America held Fight for Life & Faith rallies outside Roman Catholic cathedrals in seven cities, urging …

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Jason Miller Ordered To Pay $42K In “Abortion Pill” Suit

The Daily Beast reports: A U.S. District Court judge in Florida has ordered Jason Miller, a spokesperson for former President Trump, to pay G/O Media 42,000 in legal expenses. This comes after a federal appeals court rejected his second $100 million defamation suit against G/O, the parent company of Gizmodo, Jezebel, and other websites. A federal judge tossed Miller’s original …

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Hate Group Wrote Abortion Bill Now Before SCOTUS

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: The law in question was passed by the Mississippi state legislature and is based on model legislation promoted by the religious-right legal group Alliance Defending Freedom as part of its plan to “eradicate” Roe v. Wade. “I am happy to say the first 15-week limitation based on our model language was just introduced …

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Oklahoma Gov Signs Bill That Criminalizes Abortion

The Associated Press reports: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed three anti-abortion bills into law on Monday, including ones to criminalize the procedure in certain cases and cost providers their medical licenses for performing them. The Republican-controlled Senate passed measures requiring physicians who perform abortions to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology, adding performing an abortion to the list of unprofessional …

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FDA Reverses Trump Rule On Abortion Pills By Mail

ABC News reports: Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor’s office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials said Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication. The Food and Drug Administration announced the policy change a day earlier in a letter to the American College of …

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Tennessee GOP Bill Allows Fathers To Block Abortions

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Tennessee lawmakers have filed legislation which would allow fathers of an unborn child to petition the court if the mother of their child is planning an abortion. SB494/HB1079 is sponsored by Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Representative Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) in their respective chambers. An injunction stopping the woman from having an abortion would …

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Signs Bill Requiring Women To Choose Burial Or Cremation For Aborted Fetal Tissue

Cleveland’s ABC News affiliate reports: With a swift signature, Gov. Mike DeWine made Senate Bill 27 into law Wednesday. It’s a law that requires any aborted fetal tissue to be buried or cremated. Any woman who is getting an abortion can choose what she wants to do with the remains, and if she doesn’t want to choose, then the clinic …

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Argentina’s Congress Votes To Legalize Abortion

The BBC reports: Argentina’s Congress has legalised abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy, a ground-breaking move for a region that has some of the world’s most restrictive termination laws. Senators voted in favour of the bill after a marathon session with 38 in favour, 29 against and one abstention. Until now, abortions were only permitted in cases of …

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Vatican: The Fetus Vaccine Is “Morally Acceptable”

ABC News reports: The Vatican on Monday declared that it is “morally acceptable” for Roman Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines based on research that used fetal tissue from abortions. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s watchdog office for doctrinal orthodoxy, said it addressed the question after receiving several requests for “guidance” during recent months. The doctrine …

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GA Anti-Abortion Group: Reject All COVID Vaccines

Just in via press release: Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) announced today its policy opposing vaccines whose development exploited the intentional death of a pre-born child. “The production and testing of vaccines using the remains of aborted human beings, regardless of manner of conception, is morally wrong and must be opposed. GRTL strongly urges the rejection of such vaccines,” the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Question Amy Coney Barrett

Bloomberg Law reports: Democrats will get their first crack at questioning Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday during her U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing, where they plan to focus on how she might move the court in a more conservative direction on issues such as health care and abortion. Asking their pointed questions for American voters to hear, and drawing whatever …

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Trump’s COVID “Cure” Was Developed With Fetal Cells

The New York Times reports: The antibody cocktail for Covid-19 that President Trump touted on Wednesday afternoon was developed with cells originally derived from fetal tissue, a practice that the president had repeatedly condemned. In June 2019, the Trump administration suspended federal funding for most new scientific research involving fetal tissue derived from abortions. “Promoting the dignity of human life …

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Sen. Ted Cruz Roasted For Comment On “Abortion Pill”

USA Today reports: Sen. Ted Cruz came under fire from abortion-rights proponents after saying Wednesday on social media that pregnancy is not a “life-threatening illness” when the U.S. has the highest maternal death rate out of the world’s developed nations. Cruz made the comment in a tweet promoting a letter signed by himself and other Republican senators calling on the …

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