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Jun 17, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Catholics in Guam have organized a prayer rally to protest the territorial governor's plan to recruit a doctor willing to perform abortions, after the retirement of the island's last abortion doctor.
Jun 15, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure abortion.
Jun 14, 2019 - 06:32 pm .- More than 200,000 UK women received an abortion in 2018, setting an all-time high rate of abortion in England and Wales.
Jun 14, 2019 - 05:12 pm .- A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times and online, in support of abortion rights and declaring abortion restrictions “bad for business.”
Jun 13, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Pinterest, a social media site with 300 million active users, has banned pro-life activist group Live Action from its platform, just days after a whistleblower revealed documents that purport to show active suppression of pro-life and Christian content by Pinterest.
Jun 11, 2019 - 08:01 pm .- Judge Michael F. Stelzer of Missouri Circuit Court in St. Louis granted the city’s Planned Parenthood clinic a preliminary injunction Monday, allowing the state’s only abortion clinic to remain open until June 21, despite the state’s initial refusal to renew its license to perform abortions.
Jun 7, 2019 - 11:00 am .- The 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for most abortions. Biden, who voted as a senator in favor of the Hyde Amendment when it was first written, had reaffirmed his support for the law often, most recently on Wednesday.
Jun 5, 2019 - 06:18 pm .- A Missouri circuit court judge ruled Tuesday that doctors not employed by a St. Louis Planned Parenthood do not have to testify in a hearing on the clinic, which is the last functioning Planned Parenthood in the state.
Jun 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Efforts to restrict abortion in the U.S. have drawn strong denunciations from a senior United Nations official, who called recent pro-life laws "torture" and "violence against women."
Jun 1, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- A judge’s temporary restraining order has prevented the closure of the last abortion clinic in Missouri for now, but the state’s governor said officials’ serious concerns about the clinic will be addressed.
Jun 1, 2019 - 03:03 am .- Three bishops expressed their opposition to a bill that would expand the legalization of abortion in Hidalgo state in Mexico.
May 28, 2019 - 02:19 pm .- Banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy is a “giant step forward for the pro-life movement,” Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis said in a statement on Friday, after Governor Mike Parson signed an abortion ban into law.
May 28, 2019 - 11:09 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted babies to be cremated or buried, while declining to take up another part of the law that banned abortions based solely on the sex, race, or disability of the baby.
May 23, 2019 - 12:19 pm .- While the number of abortions procured in the US has steadily declined in recent decades, recent data indicate that this decline may be slowing as the use of chemical abortions rises.
May 23, 2019 - 12:32 am .- Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, an OB-GYN in Argentina, was found guilty on Monday of having prevented an abortion, after he decided to save the life of an unborn baby whose mother had taken an abortion pill.
May 21, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- The governor of Louisiana - a Catholic Democrat - says he will sign a bill banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, if the legislation arrives on his desk.
May 20, 2019 - 03:13 pm .- President Donald Trump over the weekend admonished pro-life advocates seeking to make abortion illegal in all cases. He called for pro-life Americans to be united around legislation that includes exemptions for cases of rape, incest, and when doctors deem the mother’s life to be at risk.
May 17, 2019 - 10:15 am .- Gov. Matt Bevin made the call during as states across the country continue to debate abortion related legislation.
May 17, 2019 - 12:32 am .- An Ohio bill seeking to limit insurance coverage of non-lifesaving abortions erroneously states that a procedure exists in which a doctor can reimplant an ectopic pregnancy in a woman’s uterus. No such procedure yet exists that has been proven safe and effective, two pro-life OB-GYNs told CNA.
May 7, 2019 - 05:38 pm .- A college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was arrested for assault after reportedly attacking the staff member of a pro-life group called “Created Equal” during an April 2 demonstration.