Federal Judge issues TRO against Tennessee law requiring women know about abortion pill reversal

By Dave Andrusko Back in September we reposted about a lawsuit brought by abortion proponents against a Tennessee’s omnibus pro-life bill.  It was heard by an overly sympathetic U.S. District Court Judge William Campbell. Last Friday Judge Campbell preliminarily enjoined part of the law — an informed consent provision requiring “that abortion clinics post a sign …

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6th Circuit panel rejects call to stay decision blocking Tennessee’s 48 hour waiting period, court dissent explains why state will eventually prevail

By Dave Andrusko On Friday a divided panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Tennessee’s request to  issue a stay so the state could revive its 48 hour waiting period while the state Attorney General appeals U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman’s decision striking down the law to the full Sixth Circuit. …

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Gag Order Lifted in Historic Louisiana Abortion Case, Federal Court Orders Information About Providers Be Unsealed

From the office of the Louisiana Attorney General BATON ROUGE, La. – A federal court has lifted a prior restraint imposed on Louisiana legislators and prominent national journalists preventing access to and public discussion of information contained in court records related to Louisiana abortion providers. While granting access to numerous documents in June Medical Services, …

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Planned Parenthood wins last minute reprieve from local Texas Judge

By Dave Andrusko At the eleventh hour, another judge rescued Planned Parenthood yet again. Late Wednesday night, Travis County Judge Maya Guerra Gambala granted three Planned Parenthood affiliates operating in Texas a temporary restraining order blocking the state from removing Planned Parenthood from the state’s list of eligible Medicaid providers. Judge Gambala set a hearing …

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Texas defunding of Planned Parenthood takes effect

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. State District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble issued a 14-day temporary restraining order blocking Texas from removing Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid health care provider beginning today. Tip of the cap to Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review Online for reminding us “Texas is no longer funding Planned Parenthood, having successfully removed the abortion …

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Argentina judge blocks new abortion law from taking effect in northern province

Pro-abortion groups are positioning themselves to fight back. By Victoria Gisondi CHACO, Argentina, February 2, 2021 – After an injunction filed by pro-lifers, a judge in the northern province of Chaco, Argentina has blocked the recently enacted abortion law from taking effect in the region.  Up until early January 2021, abortion in Argentina was a …

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Texas Defends Dismemberment Abortion Ban before full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life  Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared here. Under the Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban, abortionists are prohibited from killing living preborn children by tearing them apart limb from limb. Without the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, animals dissected in labs have more rights than preborn children.  Pro-Life …

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Full 5th Circuit hears arguments on Texas law barring the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko Back in December we updated our readers on the decision by the full 5th Circuit to rehear a decision by a divided three-judge panel striking down Texas’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies. Last Thursday, according to reporter Isaiah Mitchell, “the judges convened in a video conference to hear arguments from …

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Supreme Court decision already having positive impact in Pennsylvania

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation This week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the FDA requirement that banned the mailed distribution of abortion drugs is already having a positive impact on Pennsylvania. Planned Parenthood Keystone has removed from its website a page touting abortions by mail. The abortion giant openly avowed that …

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Arkansas case shows path forward for banning Down Syndrome abortions

Aborting a fetus because it may have Down Syndrome is basically a kind of modern eugenics By Michael Cook  A novel argument for chipping away at legalised abortion in the United States is catching on amongst the judiciary: abortion should not be used for eugenic purposes. Last week the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit struck …

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Supreme Court reinstates FDA requirement that women undergoing chemical abortions first meet in-person with doctor

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the FDA rule requiring a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before she undergoes a chemical abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 6-3 decision came eight days before the end of President Trump’s term in office and is a …

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7th Circuit hears debate over Indiana law requiring abortionists to report complications

By Dave Andrusko Back on July 10, 2020, NRL News Today reported on a decision by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young who upheld the part of a 2018 Indiana law requiring that abortion clinics be inspected on an annual basis but struck down another requirement that abortionists report complications resulting from abortions. In a …

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