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Appeals court upholds Texas law prohibiting 'live dismemberment' abortions

Aug 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a Texas law that prohibits a kind of dilation-and-evacuation abortion known as ‘live... Read more

Daniel Cameron, Attorney General of Kentucky. Credit: Kentucky Office of the Attorney General.

Kentucky attorney general argues he can defend pro-life law in court

Jun 16, 2021

Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a brief on Monday in support of his ability to defend his state’s law... Read more

Appeals court rules against Texas ban on ‘dismemberment abortions’

Oct 14, 2020

A three-judge appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down a Texas law that bans dilation-and-evacuation abortions.  Read more

Texas asks court to allow dismemberment abortion ban until further ruling

Aug 26, 2020

Texas officials have asked the Fifth U.S. Court of Appeals to allow the state to enforce its ban on a... Read more

The Nebraska capitol. Photo courtesy Kassondra Design/Nebraska Catholic Conference.

Nebraska governor to sign D&E abortion ban into law

Aug 14, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska is set to sign a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions into law at a... Read more

Ban on D&E abortions advances in Nebraska legislature

Aug 5, 2020

Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday, in a contentious vote, gave first-round approval to a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions, which... Read more

Michigan prolife group ends petition effort to ban D&E abortions

Jul 22, 2020

A Michigan pro-life group has said it will not contest the state’s conclusion that the group did not submit enough... 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

Indiana AG may appeal injunction against D&E abortion ban

Jul 1, 2019

An Indiana ban on dilation and evacuation abortion has been blocked by a federal judge’s preliminary injunction, continuing the legal... Read more

Bill to ban common abortion procedure advances in North Dakota

Feb 1, 2019

A bill outlawing dilation and evacuation abortions passed the North Dakota House of Representatives Thursday.  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

US appeals court rules against abortion restriction in Alabama

Aug 23, 2018

An injunction blocking the enforcement of an Alabama law that would have banned a second-trimester abortion procedure was upheld by... Read more

Kentucky Senate votes to restrict common abortion procedure

Mar 24, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Kentucky State Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban dilation and evacuation abortions after the 11th week of... Read more