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Kansas to Appeal After Judge Halts Law Banning ‘Dismemberment Abortions’

TOPEKA, Kan. — The attorney general of Kansas has filed an “intent to appeal” after a local judge halted the enforcement of a law that would ban dilation and evacuation abortions, which involve dismembering babies during their removal from the womb. As previously reported, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, a Roman Catholic, signed SB 95 into law in early […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Considering Appeal of Ruling That Might Close Most Texas Abortion Facilities

WASHINGTON — While the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling any day regarding states’ rights surrounding same-sex “marriage,” its nine justices are also considering whether to agree to hear an appeal of a federal decision that might close most abortion facilities in Texas. As previously reported, in 2013, following the passage of several […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Ruling Declaring NC Ultrasound Law a ‘Free Speech Violation’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case surrounding the constitutionality of North Carolina’s ultrasound law, allowing a lower court ruling declaring the regulation a “free speech violation” to stand. As previously reported, lawmakers in North Carolina passed the Women’s Right to Know Act in 2011, which required women to obtain […]

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Bible Belt State Considering Legalizing Assisted Suicide

NASHVILLE — A Bible Belt state is among the latest to consider legalizing assisted suicide, in part due to the efforts of an activist who asserts that the choice to end one’s life is the “ultimate civil right.” On Tuesday, those both for and against physician assisted suicide spent two hours presenting their thoughts about […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Regulations That May Close Most Texas Abortion Facilities

AUSTIN — A federal appeals court has upheld several abortion restrictions encapsulated in a Texas law known as H.B. 2 that may close most of the abortion facilities in the state. “[T]he State truly intends that women only receive an abortion in facilities that can provide the highest quality of care and safety—the stated legitimate […]

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California Senate Approves Bill to Allow Assisted Murder of Elderly and Disabled

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Despite impassioned objections, the California State Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would allow some elderly and disabled people to seek help in killing themselves through lethal doses of drugs. SB 128, also known as the “End of Life Option Act,” was passed by the Democrat-controlled state Senate in a 23-13 […]

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Bush Judges Declare Ban on Abortion When Heartbeat Detected ‘Unconstitutional’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court panel consisting of all George W. Bush appointees has declared an Arkansas state law banning abortion when a heartbeat is detected to be “unconstitutional,” upholding a lower court ruling opining the same. As previously reported, in March 2013, legislators voted to make the Human Heartbeat Protection Act law, overriding […]

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Federal Appeals Court Unanimously Strikes Down Idaho’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

PASADENA, Calif. — A federal appeals court has unanimously struck down Idaho’s 20-week abortion ban, stating that it is “facially unconstitutional because it categorically bans some abortions before viability.” The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Pasadena, Calif., ruled in favor of a woman who filed a class action lawsuit after she was faced with […]

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California Assembly Advances Bill Ordering Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would require pregnancy centers to inform all clients that they can obtain an abortion at state-funded facilities. As previously reported, AB 775 is known in the legislature as the Reproductive FACT Act, but to pro-lifers, it is dubbed the “bully bill.” The text of the […]

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Maine Proposes Parental Protections After Mother Fights Do Not Resuscitate Order on Baby

PORTLAND, Maine — Lawmakers in Maine have proposed a bill that would provide clarification on the rights of parents to make medical decisions for their children in light of an incident that concerned Christian groups and others across the country. As previously reported, Aleah Peaslee was six months old when her father, Kevin Peaslee, 22, allegedly […]

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