Pennsylvania Abortion Center Fails to Ensure Parental Consent for Abortions

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A Philadelphia abortion facility has failed to ensure parental consent for some abortions, a clear violation of the long-standing Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act. Pennsylvania Health Department inspectors found that, in half of the ten pediatric medical records reviewed, the Philadelphia Women’s Center neglected to obtain parents’ …

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The Case for Parental Consent before a minor’s abortion

By Lynda Bell Editor’s note. This appears in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to forward to your pro-life family and friends. This month’s guest presidential column is written by Lynda Bell, president of Florida Right to Life and chairman of the National Right to Life Board of …

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The Abortion Industry’s hatred for parental involvement laws

By Dave Andrusko As the in-house think-tank for the abortion industry, the Guttmacher Institute’s response to any parental involvement in their minor daughter’s decision whether to abort would be, of course, a thunderous thumbs-down.   I can’t know this but as likely as not the report’s timing is geared to have an impact—that is, derail–the strong  …

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Canadian Doctors Get Ready for Child Euthanasia

In the United States’ most culturally aligned nation, a race toward the once-unthinkable accelerates By Wesley J. Smith It never made any sense. The assurance that active euthanasia would always be limited to terminally ill, competent adults just never made any sense. Here’s the problem: Once a society widely supports eliminating suffering by eliminating the …

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Every attempt to normalize abortion fails. Here’s why

By Jonathon Van Maren Despite decades of activism and a near-complete takeover of the institutions of academia, the media, and the educational system, abortion activists have spectacularly failed to accomplish their goal of “normalizing” abortion and persuading people that feticide is like an appendectomy, but safer. The “ShoutYourAbortion” campaign flopped when it turned out that …

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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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Culture of Death vs. Parental Rights–Law is needed!

By the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Another tragic case of parents attempting to save their child from the dictates of health and legal authorities occurred in England as the life of young Alfie Evans ended despite heroic actions by his parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, to obtain medical treatment for him outside the …

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Missouri House passes two-parent notification measure

By Dave Andrusko By an overwhelming 113-37 margin, the Missouri House of Representatives endorsed a bill Monday that require both parents who have custody to be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. HB 1383 was sent on the Senate. The Associated Press reported that for girls younger than 18, Missouri law already requires the …

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Federal Judge Strikes Alabama’s Parental Consent law

By Dave Andrusko Last Friday U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Russ Walker struck down portions of Alabama’s parental consent law on the grounds that the 2014 changes to the law, first passed in 1987, impose an “undue burden” on a minor seeking an abortion. Like all consent laws, Alabama’s law requires minors who can’t secure parental …

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Indiana AG Hill Appeals Judge’s Ruling that Favors Planned Parenthood

By Indiana Right to Life We learned late Friday that Attorney General Curtis Hill appealed the preliminary injunction of Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 404, and we are thrilled! On June 28, a federal judge, Sarah Evans Barker, issued a preliminary injunction against portions of SEA 404 in a case brought by Planned Parenthood and the …

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Charlie Gard’s Death Sentence

The consequences of usurping parental rights By John Stonestreet with Shane Morris Can the government tell you when and where your child will die? For one couple in the U.K., the answer is “yes.” This is a chilling precedent. An incredibly complicated and heartbreaking life-and-death medical case has sparked an international debate: It’s the case …

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Bill Strengthening Parental Rights When a Minor Seeks an Abortion Passes Indiana Senate

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday the Indiana Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 404 by a vote of 36-13. Authored by Sen. Erin Houchin, SB 404 strengthens current Indiana law regarding parental rights when a minor seeks an abortion. {For more background, see here.] This bill will require abortion providers to obtain proof of consent from a …

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