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Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion law temporarily reinstated amid legal fight

Oct 9, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A federal court on Friday evening issued a ruling allowing a Texas state law, which restricts abortions after a fetal... Read more

Michigan considers two pro-life ballot initiatives

Jul 19, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Michigan Catholic Conference is urging state residents to support a petition drive for an initiative to ban “dismemberment abortions”... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Federal judge temporarily halts Ohio's 'heartbeat abortion' law

Jul 8, 2019

An Ohio law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat was temporarily blocked by a federal judge July... Read more

Iowa heartbeat abortion law struck down by state judge

Jan 23, 2019

An Iowa judge struck down Tuesday a law basing an abortion ban on a fetal heartbeat, blocking the implementation of... Read more

Ohio senate fails to override veto of 'heartbeat abortion' bill

Dec 27, 2018

Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on Dec. 21 vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat... Read more

Iowa Senate passes fetal heartbeat abortion ban

Mar 1, 2018

On Wednesday, the Iowa Senate approved a measure 30-20 that would prohibit abortions in the state after a baby’s heartbeat... Read more

Supreme letdown for North Dakota pro-lifers as Court won't hear state's law

Jan 26, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday declined to hear a case that overturned North Dakota’s limits on... Read more