Judge upholds Indiana law requiring abortion clinic inspections

By Dave Andrusko In a decision rendered Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young upheld a 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. The grotesque hoarding of the bodies of over 2,400 unborn babies …

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Indiana A.G. grateful “the U.S. Supreme Court has granted us fresh opportunities” to defend Indiana’s ultrasound and parental notification laws

By Dave Andrusko Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill is familiar to readers of NRL News Today. His tenure as AG has been characterized by vigorous enforcement of Indiana’s pro-life and particularly in defending state laws in the courts. He is also remembered for his investigation into the bizarre hoarding of the bodies of over 2,400 …

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Court of Appeal will hear Challenge against ‘DIY’ home abortions

By Right to Life UK The Court of Appeal has granted permission to hear a challenge against the UK Government’s decision to introduce ‘DIY’ [Do It Yourself] home abortions. The legal challenge being brought forward by the Christian Legal Centre was initially rejected by the High Court back in May. However, the Court of Appeal …

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Appeals court forces diocese in New York to cover abortion in health insurance plan

The Catholic Diocese of Albany has lost an appeals challenge to a 2017 New York regulation that mandates health insurance providers to cover the cost of  ‘medically necessary’ abortions By Anthony Murdoch ALBANY, New York– The Catholic Diocese of Albany has lost an appeals challenge to a 2017 New York regulation that mandates health insurance providers …

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Missouri Supreme Court rules state may not exclude abortion providers from Medicaid funding for services

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday the Missouri Supreme Court jumped in again on behalf of state-funding of the abortion industry. On a 6-1 vote, the court said House Bill 2011, which is the Department of Social Services appropriations bill for the fiscal 2019 year is unconstitutional. The effect is to force Missouri taxpayers to fund …

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Judge issues temporary injunction against Iowa’s 24-hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko To the surprise of absolutely no one, District Court Judge Mitchell Turner granted Planned Parenthood of the Heartland a temporary injunction preventing enforcement of Iowa’s new law requiring a 24-respite before having an abortion. The informed consent law, signed by pro-life Gov. Kim Reynolds Monday afternoon, was put on hold Tuesday until …

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Pro-abortion groups file suit against pro-life Tennessee law

By Dave Andrusko Like its compatriots in Iowa, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU and other “abortion rights” organizations have filed a petition asking for a temporary restraining order, in this instance on a Tennessee bill not yet signed into law by the governor. The group filed its lawsuit on Monday with U.S. District Judge William …

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Pro-life Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron asks full 6th Circuit to hear challenge to law banning the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko On June 3, NRL News Today reported that a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld a permanent injunction granted in 2019 by U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley, who found a Kentucky bill that banned the dismemberment of living unborn babies to be unconstitutional. Judges Eric Clay, …

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UK man dies after UK court approved his starvation while in coma after surgery

The patient indicated earlier this year that he would not want to live with a debilitating condition, but he had agreed last month to surgery to save his life. By Paul Smeaton  UNITED KINGDOM, June 11, 2020 — A 34-year-old man in the U.K. has died after a High Court judge ruled that removing food and water …

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Federal Judge rejects challenge to Trump Administration’s “Protect Life Rule”

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday another federal judge turned down another challenge to the Trump Administration’s “Protect Life Rule” which requires recipients of Title X family planning money not to co-locate with abortion clinics or refer clients for abortion as a method of family planning.  Planned Parenthood opted out of the Title X program rather …

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Lawsuit Charges Illinois with Religious Liberty Violations Over Forced Abortion Coverage

June 10, 2020 – Springfield, Illinois– In the aftermath of COVID-19 related religious liberty lawsuits, the Thomas More Society has now sued the State of Illinois to challenge a law requiring all health insurance policies sold in the state provide coverage for elective chemical and surgical abortions, with no exemptions even for churches.  On June …

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