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Abortion - Latest News
Oct 16, 2019 - 02:41 am .- Pro-life advocates in Jackson, Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against a new city ordinance that would restrict protesters’ ability to approach people and demonstrate outside abortion clinics.
Oct 14, 2019 - 06:52 pm .- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a block on an Ohio law banning abortions on the grounds of a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Former Governor John Kasich signed the law nearly two years ago, but it has not yet been able to come into effect.
Oct 11, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- When the Senate returns for business on Oct. 15, it will have little more than a month to pass legislation funding the government—and pro-lifers are concerned that attempts to circumvent protections against taxpayer funding of abortion could be successful.
Oct 11, 2019 - 10:13 am .- On the International Day of the Girl Child, a legal advocacy group in India is drawing attention to the problem of sex-selective abortion and calling for efforts to end the practice.
Oct 10, 2019 - 10:45 am .- More fetal remains were found in vehicles owned by the late Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer on Wednesday, just weeks after the remains of more than 2,200 aborted babies were first discovered at his Illinois residence.
Oct 9, 2019 - 02:51 am .- Health professionals in Northern Ireland are writing to the region’s secretary to protest a liberalization of the region’s abortion laws, which the UK parliament is set to impose on Northern Ireland this month unless Northern Ireland’s parliament reconvenes.
Oct 8, 2019 - 06:15 pm .- More than two dozen pro-life leaders are calling on the Trump administration to oppose the reelection of Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), due to his history of abortion advocacy.
Oct 7, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- An advertising company has has apologized for displaying a pro-life billboard in the United Kingdom, saying it will remove the ad and make a donation to a pro-abortion charity.
Oct 7, 2019 - 11:06 am .- A federal appeals court is considering a Mississippi law ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The law was signed in 2018 but is not currently in effect.
Oct 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019 would make certain Medicaid family planning funds to states conditional upon their gathering and reporting comprehensive abortion data to the CDC.
Oct 4, 2019 - 09:30 am .- The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to Louisiana’s abortion law.
Oct 2, 2019 - 04:06 pm .- The Kansas legislature is attempting to force a statewide referendum on abortion after the state’s Supreme Court declared it a constitutional right, striking down pro-life legislation earlier this year. 
Oct 2, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A federal judge on Tuesday halted Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” abortion ban from going into effect.
Oct 1, 2019 - 06:34 pm .- Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has line-item vetoed from the state’s budget $700,000 in funding for the Michigan Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Program, to the consternation of the Michigan Catholic Conference and a pro-life group active in the state.
Oct 1, 2019 - 04:13 pm .- A federal judge on Monday overturned two Virginia restrictions on abortion, while upholding several others, saying, “the right to choose to have an abortion is not unfettered.”
Oct 1, 2019 - 03:04 pm .- Religious leaders are calling on Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith to reconvene the region’s legislative assembly, in order to avoid new liberalizing abortion laws which are set to take effect later this month.
Sep 30, 2019 - 01:15 pm .- An Illinois state representative has introduced legislation to prevent government employees from traveling to states which have enacted pro-life legislation. The Illinois state Catholic conference told CNA the bill is "absurd."
Sep 26, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Senate on Thursday passed a temporary extension of government funding ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, but with an inclusion that could trigger a fight over abortion funding in the coming months.  
Sep 26, 2019 - 11:18 am .- The archbishop of Sydney lamented a controversial new law decriminalizing abortion in New South Wales, and stressed that the Church will work to offer support for women facing difficult pregnancies.
Sep 26, 2019 - 12:02 am .- Pro-life advocates took to the streets throughout Mexico on Sept. 21 to march for life, family, and conscience protections.