Tag Archives: abortion

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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BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Law

The Daily Beast reports: In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Louisiana abortion law that opponents say would close all but one abortion clinic in the state and have lasting repercussions for reproductive rights across the country. The 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, written by Justice Breyer, will have effects far beyond Louisiana. Abortion …

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Catholic Priest Denies Communion To Pro-Choice State Lawmakers: At Least “Pedophilia Doesn’t Kill Anyone”

The Washington Post reports: A Rhode Island priest is doubling down on his recent call to deny Communion to lawmakers who voted in favor of an abortion rights bill. After the Rev. Richard Bucci of Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick, R.I., drew a backlash with his initial announcement two weeks ago, the 72-year-old priest dug in, telling Rhode Island’s …

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207 Congress Members To SCOTUS: Undo Roe V Wade

CBS News reports: Over 200 members of Congress asked the Supreme Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, which guarantees the right to an abortion, in a brief urging the court to uphold a Louisiana law severely restricting abortion. The 39 senators and 168 House members submitted the amicus brief in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, …

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SURVEY: 40% Of Evangelicals Say They Are Pro-Choice

The Christian Post reports: Only a quarter of evangelicals in the United States believe abortion should be illegal in all cases, according to a new poll showing that a majority of self-identified Christians in the U.S. identify as “pro-choice” and less than half of evangelicals identify as “pro-life.” Save the Storks, a pro-life organization that partners with pregnancy centers to …

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POLL: 77% Say SCOTUS Should Uphold Roe v Wade

NPR reports: More than three-quarters of Americans say they believe Roe v. Wade should be upheld, but a strong majority say they would like to see restrictions added to the ruling too, according to a new poll. An NPR/Marist poll released Friday found that 77 percent of respondents said the Supreme Court should uphold the landmark decision that established a …

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