Republican-Appointed Judges in Ohio, Texas Reject Halts on Abortion During Coronavirus Crisis

Republican-Appointed Judges in Ohio, Texas Reject Halts on Abortion During Coronavirus Crisis

CINCINNATI (Toledo Blade) — A federal judge has temporarily banned Ohio officials from using a public-health order forbidding nonessential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic to restrict providers from performing abortions within the state. The ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett, appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush, was issued Monday evening just […]

Four Pastors Arrested at NC Abortion Facility Amid Gov.’s Stay at Home Order, Second Arrest Since Saturday

Four Pastors Arrested at NC Abortion Facility Amid Gov.’s Stay at Home Order, Second Arrest Since Saturday

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Four pastors in North Carolina were arrested Monday morning and a fifth was issued a citation as they were praying distanced apart from each other at a restaurant parking lot adjacent to an abortion facility. Two leaders of Love Life Charlotte and an attorney were also arrested. The arrests mark the second […]

Police Shut Down Outreach Outside of Open Planned Parenthood in Show of Force After Gov’s Coronavirus Order

Police Shut Down Outreach Outside of Open Planned Parenthood in Show of Force After Gov’s Coronavirus Order

MILWAUKEE — At least four police cruisers with the Milwaukee Police Department showed up on Wednesday to tell seven people gathered outside of the local Planned Parenthood to reach abortive mothers — which was reportedly still open in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — to disperse under threat of arrest due to a “Safer at […]

New Zealand Passes Law Decriminalizing Abortion

New Zealand Passes Law Decriminalizing Abortion

(BBC) — New Zealand’s parliament has passed a bill decriminalizing abortion and allowing women to choose a termination up to 20 weeks into a pregnancy. Voting to remove the procedure from the country’s Crimes Act changes a law that has been in force since 1977. Previously, two doctors were required to approve an abortion – […]

Planned Parenthood and Others Sue Texas for Ordering Temporary Halt to Abortion During Coronavirus Pandemic

Planned Parenthood and Others Sue Texas for Ordering Temporary Halt to Abortion During Coronavirus Pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas — Planned Parenthood and a number of other abortion providers have filed suit against the State of Texas to challenge the interpretation of an order postponing “all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary.” The abortion groups complain that they have been “forced to turn away patients” and that the coronavirus […]

Texas, Mississippi Also Halt Abortion During Coronavirus Outbreak

Texas, Mississippi Also Halt Abortion During Coronavirus Outbreak

State officials in Texas and Mississippi have also halted abortion during the global novel coronavirus outbreak, with both states outlining that orders to cease elective surgeries at this time include those who end the lives of unborn children. On Saturday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order instructing medical facilities to “postpone all surgeries and […]

Ohio AG Orders Halt on Elective Abortions Amid COVID Outbreak, PP and NARAL Claim Abortion Is ‘Essential’

Ohio AG Orders Halt on Elective Abortions Amid COVID Outbreak, PP and NARAL Claim Abortion Is ‘Essential’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following an order from the Department of Health directing medical facilities to halt elective surgeries during the coronavirus crisis in order to preserve resources, the attorney general of Ohio has mandated two abortion clinics who have continued to operate to cease performing non-essential surgical abortions. Abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL […]

Mass. Says Abortion Isn’t ‘Nonessential,’ Allows Killing to Continue While State Seeks to Save Lives From Coronavirus

Mass. Says Abortion Isn’t ‘Nonessential,’ Allows Killing to Continue While State Seeks to Save Lives From Coronavirus

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Health has specifically exempted abortion from its order to postpone or cancel elective surgery in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, claiming that “terminating a pregnancy is not considered a nonessential, elective invasive procedure.” The department issued a memorandum on March 15 to hospitals and surgical centers in the […]

ADF President: COVID-19 Response Shows ‘Life Is Precious,’ Counter to Abortion, Euthanasia Movements

ADF President: COVID-19 Response Shows ‘Life Is Precious,’ Counter to Abortion, Euthanasia Movements

The president of a nationally-recognized religious liberties organization that supports the right to life is noting that the international response to COVID-19 in seeking to protect the vulnerable demonstrates the fact that life is precious. He says that this runs counter to a culture where life is often disposable, from the unborn to the elderly […]

Court of Human Rights Won’t Hear Cases of Midwives Denied Jobs for Refusing to Assist With Abortions

Court of Human Rights Won’t Hear Cases of Midwives Denied Jobs for Refusing to Assist With Abortions

STRASBOURG — The European Court of Human Rights has declined to hear the appeals of two Swedish midwives who were denied employment because of their refusal to assist with abortions, concluding that the cases are inadmissable. “We are very disappointed by the court’s decision not to take up the cases of Ms. Grimmark and Ms. […]

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