Category Archives: Legislation

Utah becomes third state to enact law requiring abortionists to inform women that chemical abortions can be halted

By Dave Andrusko Over the weekend Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that requires abortionists to inform women who are undergoing a chemical abortion that their abortion may be halted if they do not take the second of the

Kansas House committee passes “Simon’s Law”

SIMON's LAW moving in Kansas! Conferees Jack & Brenda Spurlock and 3 of their children (left) with Scott & Sheryl Crosier with son Sean (middle) pose with Kansans for Life legislative director, Kathy Ostrowski, and key bill sponsor, Sen. Jacob LaTurner (R-Pittsburg). The bill passed the House Fed-State committee on a voice vote this morning. The Senate has already passed Simon's Law.

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee this morning passed “Simon’s Law” by voice vote. It is anticipated that the bill will be debated by the full House of Representatives soon.

Judge Hears Challenge to Kentucky Ultrasound Law

U.S. District Judge David Hale

By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge David Hale Thursday heard an ACLU challenge to Kentucky’s new ultrasound law, which went into effect January 9, and a spirited defense of HB2 by the state. The ACLU filed its lawsuit shortly after

Texas Senate gives initial approval to SB 20, Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform

Texas State Rep.John Smithee

By Texas Right to Life Austin, Texas—On Tuesday the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 20, Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform, on second reading on a 19-10 vote. The bill is expected to move to a third reading and final vote on

West Virginia Capitol Report: Update on The Parent’s Right to Know Act

Editor’s note. This was provided by West Virginians for Life. A “crossover” deadline refers to the last day for a bill to pass out of the chamber in which it was introduced and move forward for consideration in the opposite

Bill banning Sex-Selective abortion on Ark. Gov’s desk

By Dave Andrusko Having passed overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate, a bill to ban sex-selective abortions was sent yesterday to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The anti-gendercide bill is already law in Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma,

Rhode Island Right to Life Action Alert: Your pro-life presence is urgently needed next Wednesday at the State House

We anticipate that hearings will be held before the House Judiciary Committee in Room 101 of the Rhode Island State House as early as next Wednesday afternoon, March 29. The agenda will include a number of abortion-related bills (we will

Action Alert: Call your House Member to vote for H.R. 1628

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Federal Legislative Director The Department of Federal Legislation requests that you urge your members to call their Representative today and urge them to vote for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. This should

SCCL President Praises Bi-Partisan Vote to Ban Dismemberment Abortion Dismemberment Abortion

COLUMBIA, S.C.–South Carolina Citizens for Life President Lisa Van Riper praised the strongly bi-partisan vote Tuesday to advance the Unborn Child Protection Against Dismemberment Abortion Act H 3548. “South Carolina Citizens for Life commends the bi-partisan action of the S.C.

Pro-Life legislators file medical ethics bill after Attorney General declares Texas law unconstitutional

Texas State Senator Bryan Hughes

By Emily K. Cook The deadline for filing bills was Friday, March 10 and two comprehensive medical ethics reform measures were filed in the Texas Legislature. Senate Bill 1213 by Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) and House Bill 4090 by Representative

Ask your WV delegate(s) to pass the Parent’s Right to Know Act, HB 2002

Parent’s Right to Know Petitions presented to West Virginia Senate and House leadership at the March 13 Pro-Life Rally in the Capitol

Your West Virginia delegates need to hear from you NOW regarding the Parent’s Right to Know Act, H.B. 2002! The Parent’s Right to Know Act will close a loophole in a 1984 law that allows a second physician to sign

British MP’s radical abortion bill narrowly passes first hurdle but is unlikely to become law

MP Maria Caulfield

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. “Ten Minute Rule Bills” are a type of Private