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Scholars dispute study that claims thousands of rape-related pregnancies in pro-life states

Jan 29, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The research did not use any data about rapes, pregnancies, or pregnancies from rapes collected during the times in which... Read more

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court allows Idaho to reinstate pro-life law

Jan 5, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Idaho law prohibits all abortions from the moment of conception, except when necessary to prevent the death of a pregnant... Read more

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin greets voters at Haymarket Elementary School Nov. 7, 2023, in Haymarket, Virginia.

Democrats take control of Virginia Legislature, dooming governor’s 15-week abortion ban

Nov 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Democrats took slim majorities in both chambers of the Virginia Legislature after winning a handful of competitive swing districts. Read more


U.S. bishops back 15-week abortion ban as ‘positive step’ forward

Nov 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge also emphasized that the Church urges that the government protect preborn children from the moment of... Read more

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby

Virginia’s legislative elections could seal fate of 15-week abortion ban proposal

Nov 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

All 40 Virginia Senate seats and all 100 Virginia House of Delegates seats will be on the ballot on Tuesday. Read more

Former President Donald J. Trump makes remarks at the 2023 CPAC on March 4, 2023.

Trump runs pro-life ads in Iowa following criticism over abortion comments

Oct 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The ads come following criticism of former President Donald Trump’s controversial comments on abortion. Read more

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


How August and November ballot initiatives could affect abortion in Ohio: an explainer

Jul 19, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Ohioans are set to vote on two major ballot initiatives in the coming months, one in August and another in... Read more


Planned Parenthood asks court to block 6-week abortion ban in Iowa

Jul 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Pro-abortion groups are asking a district court to block Iowa from enforcing a six-week abortion ban that the Republican governor... Read more

Iowa state capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa governor calls special session to consider abortion restrictions

Jul 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Lawmakers will consider new abortion restrictions after the last effort was halted by the state Supreme Court. Read more

Indiana state capitol.

Indiana Supreme Court: Abortion ban does not violate state constitution

Jun 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

According to a Friday ruling from the Indiana Supreme Court, the abortion ban stands, but litigation is still ongoing.  Read more

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen on May 22, 2023, signed into law a 12-week abortion ban and a ban on transgender surgery on minors.

Nebraska bans abortion at 12 weeks and sex change surgery for minors

May 24, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Over 30 of Nebraska’s 49 senators joined the governor for the signing of the Let Them Grow Act, which bans... Read more

North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh.

Abortion roundup: NC governor to veto 12-week ban as state battles heat up across U.S.

May 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto may be overridden by Republicans. Read more

A roll of I Voted stickers.

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Planned Parenthood-backed Protasiewicz wins 

Apr 5, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Janet Protasiewicz was declared victor in a contentious race that could tip the scales against the state’s current abortion ban.  Read more


20 attorneys general warn CVS, Walgreens against abortion pills in their states

Feb 2, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The letter states that companies must “keep apprised not only of federal law but also of the laws of the... 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

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during news conference to announce a new bill on abortion restrictions on Capitol Hill Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Graham's proposal would enact a national ban on abortions after the 15-week mark. Also pictured, at left, is President of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America Marjorie Dannenfelser.

Senate Republicans propose national ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Sep 13, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks, except in cases of rape, incest,... Read more


Nebraska Facebook abortion case: Baby was reportedly 29 weeks, 5 days old boy

Aug 31, 2022

By Katie Yoder

More details are coming out in a Nebraska case where authorities are relying on private Facebook messages to claim that... Read more

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signs bills in Indianapolis, March 10, 2022.

Indiana’s broad abortion ban overshadows another pro-family law passed the same day

Aug 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Indiana’s abortion ban includes exceptions for those performed to preserve the life of the mother, as well as in instances... Read more

Texas state capitol

Texas Abortion Law: Supreme Court allows challenge to proceed, but leaves law in place

Dec 10, 2021

By Katie Yoder

In a case that hinges on enforcement rather than abortion itself, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 on... Read more