Fetal Heartbeat bill

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Ultrasound of baby at 12 weeks.

Facility-based abortions drop 30% in North Carolina after 12-week abortion ban, data show

Oct 17, 2023

By Matt McDonald

In May the state Legislature enacted a bill largely banning abortions after 12 weeks, with some exceptions. The state’s previous... Read more


South Carolina Supreme Court upholds ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban: ‘Life is winning’

Aug 23, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The ruling ended a circuit court’s injunction that had temporarily blocked the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act. Read more

Federal court house in Charleston, South Carolina

South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state’s 6-week abortion ban

Jan 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The 3-2 decision Thursday said that the law violated the right to privacy in the state’s constitution. Read more


Pro-life leaders slam decision to halt Texas’ ‘heartbeat’ law

Oct 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life leaders on Wednesday responded to a federal judge blocking Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law, just more than one month after... Read more

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Why this South Carolina Democrat bucked his party and voted for the ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

Feb 18, 2021

Only two South Carolina House Democrats voted to ban on most abortions in the state on Wednesday, and one of... Read more

Federal judge places hold on Tennessee heartbeat-based abortion ban

Jul 15, 2020

Citing the need to protect the unborn, the Tennessee governor has signed strong heartbeat-based abortion restrictions into law. However, a... Read more

Georgia abortion heartbeat law banned by federal court

Jul 13, 2020

A federal court on Monday said a Georgia state law that prohibits abortion anytime after the detection of a fetal... Read more

Facade of Ohio Capital building at night in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio Senate passes two pro-life laws despite legal challenges

Nov 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Ohio lawmakers have passed two pieces of new pro-life legislation while court battles challenging earlier pro-life laws continue.   Read more

Rape, incest exemptions restored to South Carolina abortion ban

Nov 6, 2019

As the South Carolina legislature considers a bill that would ban most abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable,... Read more

Exemptions for rape, incest removed from South Carolina abortion bill

Oct 24, 2019

A senate subcommittee in South Carolina has removed two exemptions from a fetal heartbeat bill, which would ban abortions after... Read more

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Judge halts Georgia heartbeat bill from coming into force

Oct 2, 2019

A federal judge on Tuesday halted Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” abortion ban from going into effect.  Read more

Rough road leading to the Illinois State Capitol Building. Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois bill would ban government travel to pro-life states

Sep 30, 2019

An Illinois state representative has introduced legislation to prevent government employees from traveling to states which have enacted pro-life legislation.... Read more

Katy Perry, a signatory of the Planned Parenthood petition, performs in concert at Madison Square Garden.

Musicians sign Planned Parenthood protest of pro-life laws

Aug 27, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, called the signers “wildly out of touch” with the views of most Americans.  Read more

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'Difficult' to work in Georgia after heartbeat bill, says Disney CEO

May 31, 2019

Following the passage of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act in Georgia earlier this month, major film and... Read more

Louisiana State Capitol building which is located in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana governor to sign heartbeat bill

May 30, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) has previously spoken in favor of the bill. Following its passage by the house, the... Read more

Actress Alyssa Milano, star of direct-to-video Poison Ivy 2: Lily, addresses a crowd in Washington, DC, Sept 2018.

Georgia boycott falls flat after heartbeat bill passes

May 10, 2019

Following the passage of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act in Georgia earlier this week, a promised boycott... Read more

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Georgia heartbeat bill signed into law

May 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The law will come in to force January 1, but is expected to be the subject of immediate legal challenge... Read more

Ohio passes twice-vetoed law to ban abortions after fetal heartbeat

Apr 11, 2019

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Thursday signed a law banning abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Former Governor... Read more

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Georgia passes heartbeat abortion bill despite celebrity criticism

Apr 1, 2019

The Georgia state legislature has passed a controversial fetal heartbeat bill Saturday, despite protests from actors and business executives.  Read more

Alec Baldwin, who is among those threating a boycott of the state of Georgia, takes part in the We Stand United Rally in NYC, Jan. 19, 2017.

Prominent actors threaten boycott of Georgia over heartbeat abortion bill

Mar 28, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A group of actors are threatening to boycott the state of Georgia should its governor sign a bill banning abortion... Read more