Federal Judge Hears Challenge to new South Dakota Abortion law

By Dave Andrusko Federal Judge Karen Schreier yesterday heard competing interpretations of whether South Dakota’s new abortion law imposes an “undue burden” as part of Planned Parenthood’s attempt to block the law from going into effect this Friday while it challenges H.B. 1217 in court. Enacted in March, the law requires a three-day waiting period …

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Two Pro-Life Bills

By Dave Andrusko It was a long, long time a coming, but as of this Friday all women contemplating abortions in Florida will have the opportunity to see an ultrasound of their unborn child. Pro-Life Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 1127 into law a year after Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a similar law after indulging …

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Planned Parenthood Challenges Kansas’ 2012 State Budget

By Dave Andrusko Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has filed suit in federal court, challenging a portion of the 2012 Kansas state budget that directs that family planning services financed in any way under “Title X” federal rules must be contracted primarily with public health clinics and secondarily with qualified non-public hospitals or health …

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Wisconsin Right to Life Praises State Budget Provisions That Will Protect Babies and Taxpayers

Wisconsin Right to Life is praising Governor Scott Walker and the state legislature for passing a state budget containing two budget provisions strongly promoted by Wisconsin Right to Life. “Governor Walker and the state legislature acted courageously to protect Wisconsin taxpayers from having their tax dollars used to destroy human life,” said Susan Armacost, Legislative …

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ALABAMA SENATE LEGISLATURE SENDS PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT TO GOVERNOR BENTLEY

WASHINGTON – With fewer  than 30 minutes remaining before a midnight deadline, the Alabama legislature last night sent the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to Governor Robert Bentley’s desk for his signature. The Alabama House, led by Representative Kerry Rich, passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection bill with a vote of 69-19.  The Alabama’s Senate, led …

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NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES ABORTION-WOMAN’S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT, 71-48

Late Wednesday, the North Carolina House of Representatives, by a vote of 71-48, passed H854, a bill that would ensure mothers are fully informed before undergoing an abortion procedure. The Abortion-Woman’s Right to Know Act protects a woman’s right to be fully informed prior to making the life and death decision of whether or not …

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Three for One

By Dave Andrusko I am completing National Right to Life News Today with a hodgepodge of important information that I don’t want to put aside. First, as everyone knew would be the case, Planned Parenthood sued the state of South Dakota over H.B. 1217, enacted in March, which requires a three-day waiting period after a …

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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Future of Abortion Jurisprudence

By Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D. Editor’s note. This article first appeared in National Right to Life News in early 2011. Since then, pro-lifers have passed The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in three more states—Oklahoma, Idaho, and Kansas. It would be difficult to overstate the historic importance of Nebraska’s 2010 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, …

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Pro-Life Laws Passed in 2011: Kansas

By Dave Andrusko There are still legislatures in session and we are anticipating more pro-life victories. Over the next week we will both keep you updated on breaking news and take a fond look back at what states across the nation have already accomplished. Today, we begin with Kansas, which had a banner year. We …

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New Hampshire Parental Involvement Law on its Way to Governor Lynch’s Desk

By Dave Andrusko The decision whether New Hampshire will have a new parental notification law now rests in the hands of Democratic Gov. John Lynch, who, according to press accounts, has not said whether he supports HB 329.

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Minnesota Gov. Dayton vetoes cloning ban legislation

Pro-lifers sought to prevent manufacture, destruction of life for experiments ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have prevented the cloning of human embryos in Minnesota, and the funding of such experiments. Both pro-life measures were strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life …

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Legislation headed to Gov. Dayton following bipartisan approval in Minnesota House, Senate

Large majorities vote to protect pain capable unborn, ban taxpayer funded abortion ST. PAUL — Bipartisan majorities in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives passed several measures this week aimed at protecting nascent human life. Gov. Dayton has several days to decide whether he will sign the lifesaving legislation, which is strongly supported by …

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