Indiana law banning discrimination abortions goes into effect for first time, injunction lifted

BREAKING NEWS! A 2016 Indiana law banning discrimination abortions is now in full effect as a result of a federal injunction being lifted late yesterday.  The discrimination law, found in HEA 1337 signed by Gov. Mike Pence, bans abortions in Indiana based solely on Down syndrome, sex, race, potential disability, and nationality of the mother.  …

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South Dakota Gov. Noem, Legislators, and Pro-Life Advocates Issue Joint Statement on South Dakota Policies for Life

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem, legislators, and pro-life advocates issued a joint statement on South Dakota’s policies to save lives and help mothers: “In the last few weeks, it has become clear that South Dakota is the most pro-life state in the nation. Our laws are saving lives, and resources like Life.SD.gov are helping …

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State Legislation in light of Dobbs

 By Ingrid Duran, Director, Department of State Legislation Editor’s note. This appeared in the first post-Roe edition of National Right to Life News, “the pro-life newspaper of record.” Please share this 41 pages issue with your family and friends. The 2022 legislative session has recently ended for most states and with the recent win for …

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New Florida pro-life law to remain in effect, state wants law fast-tracked to the State Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko The abortion industry won one and lost one in the court battle over Florida’s new abortion law which bans abortion after 15 weeks. “Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper last week issued a temporary injunction to block the law, finding that it violated the Florida Constitution,” CBS Miami reported. “But the state …

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It’s time to tell your state legislators every life matters, including unborn children

By Indiana Right to Life The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade – after 50 years of judicial error.  It’s time to take action and tell your state legislators that we need to change Indiana law to value every life, including the unborn [https://loveprotectslife.org].  The Supreme Court has put the decision …

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Pennsylvania Does Not Need More Abortion

HARRISBURG, PA. – In response to pro-abortion Pennsylvania Democrat Governor Tom Wolf’s abortion-related Executive Order Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation issued the following statement: “Governor Wolf wants Pennsylvania to become an abortion magnet,” said Bonnie Finnerty, education director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Keystone State affiliate of National Right to Life. “We already have …

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Pennsylvania Legislature Approves Proposed Constitutional Amendment Stating there is no constitutional right to taxpayer funding of abortion

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania state Senate and state House of Representatives have scored a victory for taxpayers through the passage of a proposed Constitutional Amendment which would bar taxpayer funding of abortion. “This Constitutional Amendment would represent a major win for all those who do not want their hard-earned tax dollars to pay for …

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Massachusetts reacts to Roe overturn: Full insurance coverage and more late-term abortions

By Bridget Sielicki   Members of the Massachusetts House passed an emergency bill last week that would codify the right to abortion and ensure that people who travel to the state for abortions are not prosecuted. House Bill 4930 passed overwhelmingly with a vote of 136-17 and has been sent to the state Senate for consideration. The …

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North Carolina gov. signs order protecting abortion ‘rights’ following Roe reversal

‘For now, it’s up to the states to determine whether women get reproductive health care, and in North Carolina they still can, thanks to my veto and enough legislative votes to sustain it,’ said Democrat governor Roy Cooper. By Joseph Summers RALEIGH, North Carolina –Democrat Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed an executive order …

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Louisiana abortion law on hold at least until Friday

By Dave Andrusko On a 4-2 vote, the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld a lower court judge’s ruling that temporarily prevented the state from enforcing its abortion ban. That stay will remain in place at least through Friday when abortion providers will make their case. New Orleans Civil District Judge Robin Giarrusso “issued a temporary restraining …

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Law Protecting Women from Coerced Abortions Went into effect July 1

New Indiana law adds criminal consequences to coercion INDIANAPOLIS – New protections for pregnant women and girls against coerced abortions went into effect July 1 in Indiana. The new law makes it a level six felony to knowingly or intentionally coerce a woman to have an abortion, and requires abortion providers and other professionals to …

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West Virginia AG: State’s 1849 pro-life law has taken effect following Roe reversal

By Ashley Sadler CHARLESTON, West Virginia— The Republican Attorney General of West Virginia has announced that a more than 170-year-old law making abortion a felony is now enforceable following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade last week. In a June 29 memorandum, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that an 1849 …

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