By Dave Andrusko Pro-life Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds came through once again for the babies on Monday. The same day the Supreme Court handed down its foolish decision overturning a protective Louisiana law, Gov. Reynolds signed a law that provides an abortion-minded woman with a 24 hour wait-and-reflect period. For her part, Gov. Reynolds said, …Continue reading "Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs law requiring 24 hour reflection period for abortions"
By Dave Andrusko One more piece of pro-life legislation will be on the books in short order in Iowa. Over the weekend, a bill to require a 24-hour period of reflection passed the state House and the state Senate. The House vote was 53-42 ; the Senate passed the bill 31-16. It is now on …Continue reading "Iowa legislature passes 24-hour waiting period. Governor expected to sign soon"
By Nancy Flanders In a legal challenge, abortionists in Tennessee are claiming that a 48-hour waiting period for abortion in the state is a burden on women. The problem is, they don’t seem to be able to produce any proof of that claim. From 1978 to 2000, Tennessee had a 48-hour waiting period for abortion, …Continue reading "Without proof, Tennessee abortionists claim 48-hour abortion waiting period burdens women"
By Dave Andrusko Way back on July 1, 2015 we posted a story under the headline, “Pro-Lifers celebrate as Tennessee waiting period and abortion clinic regulation laws take effect.” On that day, the state’s informed consent measure which provides for a 48-hour waiting period for women and girls seeking an abortion after meeting with the …Continue reading "Four years after enactment, Tennessee’s 48 hour waiting period examined in court case"
By Sarah Terzo One former abortion worker said in a webcast: “Often times what would happen was patients would come in and say, “Oh, yeah, I did speak with someone. I don’t have my paperwork and we wouldn’t have their paperwork, but my regional director would say something to the effect of, “Well, can you …Continue reading "Abortion worker tells how they broke waiting period laws"
By Dave Andrusko The First District Court of Appeal has agreed to hear arguments in the case of a 2015 Florida law requiring that a woman be given 24 hours to consider her decision after she meets with an abortionist. As we reported previously, last January Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled that the …Continue reading "Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Florida’s 24-hour waiting period"
By Dave Andrusko It was over three and a half years ago that we reported that pro-life Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin had just signed HB 1409 into law. With her May 6, 2015, signature, it meant that there were then four states that allowed women considering an abortion 72 hours to ponder this life-and-death decision. The …Continue reading "Judge rejects challenge to Oklahoma’s 72 hour waiting period"
By Florida Right to Life Yesterday, in another case of judicial overreach, Circuit Judge Terry Lewis permanently blocked the enforcement of a common sense law that provided for a 24 hour waiting period before a woman undergoes a surgical procedure that ends the life of a baby. Abortion can have severe ramifications for girls or …Continue reading "In another case of judicial activism, Judge blocks Florida’s 24 Hour Waiting Period!"
By Dave Andrusko In the latest phase of a lengthy and convoluted legal battle, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled today that HB633, signed into law by pro-life Florida Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015 is unconstitutional and permanently blocked enforcement of the law. In Judge Lewis’s view, requiring a pregnant woman to meet …Continue reading "Circuit Court Judge says Florida’s 24-hour waiting requirement to have an abortion is unconstitutional"
By Dave Andrusko Another round of arguments took place Tuesday in the courtroom of Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis in an ongoing fight over Florida’s HB633, signed into law by pro-life Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015. The state asked Judge Lewis to order a trial on the merits of HB633, a law that …Continue reading "Judge hears plaintiffs and state spar over challenge to Florida’s 24-hour waiting requirement"
By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Iowa’s new law that among other provisions provides for a three-day period of reflection before an abortion, Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell had just ruled that the waiting period is constitutional, rejecting a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court continues hold on key pro-life law, promises expedited briefing"
By Dave Andrusko Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled Monday that Iowa’s three-day waiting period is constitutional, rejecting a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, which sued in May. “The Iowa Act is arguably the strictest mandatory waiting period law in the country, but …Continue reading "Judge upholds Iowa’s three-day waiting period"