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An unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Abortion rights advocates to challenge pro-life bills in Kentucky

Mar 16, 2019

The Kentucky legislature passed two pro-life bills this week, which are expected to be signed by the governor. The bills,... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

Heartbeat abortion bans move forward in Tennessee, Georgia

Mar 11, 2019

Lawmakers in Georgia and Tennessee have advanced bills that would ban most abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually... Read more

Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines.

After judicial setback, Iowa lawmakers pursue other pro-life goals

Feb 26, 2019

An Iowa Supreme Court decision declaring abortion to be a fundamental right bars the way to appeal a ruling against... Read more

Kentucky Senate approves fetal heartbeat bill

Feb 15, 2019

The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six... Read more

Pregnant woman standing by the window.

State legislators working for a pro-life New Year

Dec 31, 2018

Pro-life legislators in several states have pre-filed bills for consideration during the next year’s legislative session, including bills in three... Read more

Ohio 'heartbeat abortion' ban advances toward governor's veto decision

Dec 13, 2018

The Ohio Senate has passed a modified bill to ban abortions when the unborn child has a detectable heartbeat, and... Read more

Is time running out for Ohio's 'heartbeat abortion' bill?

Dec 8, 2018

Lawmakers in the Ohio Senate have delayed a key vote on a bill to bar abortions after an unborn baby’s... Read more

Iowa judge temporarily blocks heartbeat abortion ban

Jun 1, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

An Iowa judge is temporarily blocking the state’s newly-signed “heartbeat bill” from going into effect, he announced on Friday.  Read more

Iowa governor signs Fetal Heartbeat Bill into law

May 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Friday afternoon signed into law the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, which prohibits doctors from performing... Read more

Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sious City. CNA flie photo

Bishop praises ‘life-giving intent’ of Iowa’s fetal heartbeat bill

May 3, 2018

By Perry West

An Iowa bishop said that a bill banning abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat “affirms the life-giving intent” of... Read more