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Abortion - Latest News
Apr 5, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- A federal appeals court has upheld a Kentucky law requiring that abortion doctors show ultrasound images of the baby to the mother, describe the images on the screen, and play the sound of the fetus’ heartbeat.
Apr 5, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- Mike Pompeo has said the Trump administration is doing its “level best” to prevent foreign aid dollars reaching organizations that perform abortions, and was looking to close “loopholes” in the current system.
Apr 4, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against a pro-life group that conducted undercover investigations into possible lawbreaking in the abortion industry may proceed, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal seeking to dismiss a lawsuit.
Apr 4, 2019 - 12:28 am .- When a film crew arrived in the small college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma last spring, few residents realized exactly what kind of movie the crew was making.
Apr 3, 2019 - 10:26 am .- New legislation in Alabama would ban all abortions in the state, except in cases where the mother faces a “serious health risk.”
Apr 2, 2019 - 11:48 am .- At 23, Alexa Hyman discovered she was pregnant. This is her story.
Apr 1, 2019 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that abortion is not a lawful way to solve problems, even in extreme and desperate situations, and that awareness of the need to help women in difficult pregancies is on the rise.
Mar 28, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- March for Life gatherings throughout Argentina on March 23 drew more than 2 million participants advocating legal protections for both women and their unborn children.
Mar 27, 2019 - 12:29 pm .- Utah governor Gary Herbert signed a new law this week to prohibit most abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy.
Mar 27, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A federal judge has struck down a 1973 North Carolina law that limited abortion to the first 20 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy. U.S. District Judge William Osteen issued a ruling March 25 finding the law unconstitutional.
Mar 26, 2019 - 12:37 pm .- Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has spoken out against a pair of Illinois abortion bills, calling them a radical and disturbing movement away from the common good.
Mar 26, 2019 - 12:09 am .- The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.
Mar 25, 2019 - 11:42 am .- California’s attorney general on Friday asked a federal judge to block a new Trump administration rule designed to strip abortion clinics of federal funds distributed through the Title X program.
Mar 21, 2019 - 01:22 pm .- The Irish Bishops’ Conference has objected to job requirements mandating that certain consultant doctors be willing to participate in abortions, saying that the country’s new abortion law had promised to safeguard conscience rights for medical professionals.
Mar 18, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- A judge blocked a Kentucky law that would prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, in the latest setback in efforts to expand abortion restrictions in the United States.
Mar 16, 2019 - 06:01 am .- The Kentucky legislature passed two pro-life bills this week, which are expected to be signed by the governor. The bills, which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected and for discriminatory reasons, are already facing planned legal challenges.
Mar 13, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- Efforts to protect the unborn from legal abortion in Northern Ireland continue despite efforts to bypass self-governance and go directly through the U.K. Parliament—efforts backed by a U.N. committee and pro-abortion rights politicians and groups.
Mar 13, 2019 - 11:00 am .- A state law in Ohio that effectively defunds Planned Parenthood is legal, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in a split decision. The state passed a law in 2016 that banned state funds from going to medical providers that offer abortions.
Mar 12, 2019 - 12:09 am .- Lawmakers in Georgia and Tennessee have advanced bills that would ban most abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy. Should they become law, both are expected to face legal challenges, as courts have historically ruled similar laws unconstitutional.
Mar 9, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the United States, an attorney will represent the estate of an aborted child, after the father filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the six-week old fetus.