An Update on State Pro-Life Legislation

By Ingrid Duran, Director, Department of State Legislation Editor’s note. This story appears on page eight of the April Digital edition of National Right to Life News, our monthly compendium of pro-life news and opinion. Please be sure to share the contents of this story—and all others that you enjoy—with pro-life family and friends. Also …

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Perspectives from a newly made “Lita”

By Ingrid Duran, Director, Department of State Legislation Editor’s note. This column appears on page 6 of the January digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this, along with all the other stories, columns, and commentaries, with your pro-life family and friends. On the twelfth day of Christmas my first grandson was …

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States embrace Second Chance at Life

By Ingrid Duran, Director, State Legislation Editor’s note. This appears in the April digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to read all 40 pages and pass stories along using your social media contacts. About four years ago, state legislatures began slowly enacting laws that amended their informed consent statutes to …

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A Mid-March Update on State Legislation

By Ingrid Duran, Director of State Legislation, National Right to Life Committee It seems like this legislative session has already lasted an eternity and yet we are only mid-March. While I typically like to report all of the strides that pro-life lawmakers are making everywhere, I want to start on a somber note and then …

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Pro-lifers on the move in states to pass protective laws and thwart pro-abortion proposals

By Ingrid Duran, Director, Department of State Legislation The 2019 Legislative session started on a terrible note when New York enacted its Abortion-Until-Birth law, the so-called “Reproductive Health Act.” In spite of pro-abortion protests to the contrary, in truth the RHA: legalizes abortion throughout the entire pregnancy; establishes the state’s policy of favoring the willful …

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As we roll into 2019, NRLC and its 50 state affiliates welcome the new legislative session

By Ingrid Duran, Director, NRLC Department of State Legislation Right before New Year’s, right on cue, two pro-abortion articles appeared announcing that, indeed, the sky is falling. Chicken Little had nothing on Catherine Pearson (“4 Devious Ways States Chipped Away At Abortion Rights In 2018”) and the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times (“States …

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The pro-abortion lobby repackages old myths that judicial bypass is “burdensome,” “unpredictable” and “traumatic”

By Ingrid Duran, Director, NRLC Department of State Legislation Editor’s note. Last Thursday we posted a story I wrote headlined, “Small study trashes judicial bypass as a ‘form of punishment’ to teens seeking abortions.” The whole point of the study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, was to persuade the reader that this tiny study …

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Reversing Chemical Abortions is a threat to ideology of abortion on demand

By Ingrid Duran, Director, NRLC Department of State Legislation A chemical abortion, commonly known as RU-486, occurs when a mother is given a lethal cocktail of two powerful drugs. Mifepristone, typically given at the abortion facility, blocks progesterone, thereby inhibiting the signal to the woman’s body that she is pregnant and shutting down the system …

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Pro-lifers continue to make legislative gains in 2018 Legislative Session

By Ingrid Duran, State Legislative Director Pro-lifers were very active during the 2018 State Legislative session, introducing and/or passing many bills ranging from the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act to Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Acts to bans on abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome to limiting state funding of abortion, and everything …

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NRLC 2018’s Promise to Unborn Children

By Ingrid Duran, Director, NRLC Department of State Legislation It’s no secret that the 2017 state legislative session was wildly successful in passing protective pro-life laws. If you had any doubts, read any pro-abortion blog. What follows is an overview; much more could be written. (At the federal level, see Jennifer Popik’s, “2018: A look …

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Pro-Lifers see gains in the 2017 State Legislative Sessions

By Ingrid Duran, Director, NRLC Department of State Legislation Editor’s note. This appeared in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to share the contents of the latest issue of the “pro-life newspaper of record” with pro-life family and friends Pro-life activists started the 2017 legislative session on a …

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