Oklahoma Gov. Stitt approves Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act along with laws to enhance legal rights for women who have been misled into having an abortion and to protect against guardianship abuse

By Tony Lauinger, State Chairman, Oklahomans for Life On May 22, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed intolaw HB 2587, the. The law, first of its kind in the nation, was drafted by National Right to Life. Governor Stitt also signed into law HB 2588, which guards against depriving vulnerable individuals of life-preserving care in guardianship cases by requiring …

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Oklahoma Bans ‘Quality of Life’ Health-Care Rationing

By Wesley J. Smith As many in the bioethics movement push various schemes to ration health care based on “quality of life” — such as the odious QALY (quality adjusted life year) system beloved of the New England Journal of Medicine — some are pushing back and insisting that health-care coverage and treatment public policy be predicated …

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Education reform bill in Mexico state of Nuevo Leon will “foster a respect for life from conception to natural death”

By Dave Andrusko Aristotle is credited with observing, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” I thought of that fundamental insight in character formation when I learned from the Catholic News Agency that the “Mexican state legislature of Nuevo Leon passed an education reform bill May 21 to foster a …

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Bill introduced in British parliament to end abortion until birth for babies with minor disabilities

By Dave Andrusko The British newspaper, The Sun, is reporting that members across parties in Parliament “have joined forces to bring forward a Bill to end late terminations on the grounds the unborn child has a club foot, cleft lip or palate.” Assistant Editor David Wooding writes, “All these minor abnormalities can be easily corrected …

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New Members of the House of Representatives sign the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act discharge petition

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday, when two new Members were sworn into the House of Representatives, it was wonderful news for our Movement on a number of grounds. First and foremost, Rep. Mike Garcia, who replaced pro-abortion Rep. Katie Hill in California’s 25th Congressional District, and Rep. Tom Tiffany, who succeeded pro-life Rep. Sean Duffy …

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NRLC tells House it strongly opposes bill that would prop up the abortion industry

Dear Representative, The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, strongly urges you to oppose H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act. National Right to Life reserves the right to include any roll call on H.R. 6800 in our scorecard of key pro-life …

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Georgia Gov. excludes abortionists from executive order limiting legal liability during pandemic

By Dave Andrusko On April 14, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed emergency legislation that designated hospitals and frontline medical staffers as “auxiliary emergency management workers” and provided them additional legal protection from personal injury lawsuits during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, Gov. Kemp extended an “executive order that limits legal liability …

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Ohio House passes bill to make low-interest loans available to adoptive families to help alleviate costs

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Today, House Bill 405, The Family Forward Initiative, passed out of the Ohio House 94-0. This legislation, spearheaded by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague and sponsored by Representative Jon Cross, would make low-interest loans available to adoptive families to help alleviate the costs associated with adoption. The measure now moves onto the Ohio Senate. …

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Planned Parenthood favorite vetoes bill because it bans telemedicine distribution of RU-486

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) is receiving national attention for his refusal to allow an expansion of telemedicine in the Commonwealth in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The reason? The Chief Executive—a former clinic escort for Planned Parenthood—vetoed a popular telemedicine bill because it would …

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In defense of legislative abortion oversight in Wyoming

By Mike Leman, Guest columnist The 2020 Wyoming legislative session saw multiple pro-life bills fail. The bill that came the closest to passing was SF-97, Born Alive Infant Means of Care, which overwhelmingly passed both chambers but was then vetoed by Governor Gordon. The bill sought to close an existing loophole in Wyoming law, ensuring …

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Kentucky gov vetoes bill that would ban infanticide, let AG suspend abortions

Gov. Andrew Beshear defended himself by saying ‘I’m just not doing divisive issues right now.’ By Calvin Freiburger FRANKFORT, Kentucky, April 27, 2020 – Kentucky Gov. Andrew Beshear vetoed a proposal Friday that would have both protected infants who survive attempted abortions but also authorized Republican state Attorney General Daniel Cameron to suspend elective abortions during …

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Veto by Gov. Wolf is a Sad Day for Pennsylvania Women!

HARRISBURG, Pa. –Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ushered in a policy that will do grave harm to women, as a result of his veto of an important telemedicine bill. The measure, known as Senate Bill 857, would have banned the telemedicine distribution of dangerous drugs, such as the abortion pill RU-486. “The women of Pennsylvania …

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