Va. Board of Health guts protective abortion clinic requirements

By Dave Andrusko The Washington Post editorial board calls it “A small victory,” but, in fact, what happened Monday is a huge setback for women’s health in Virginia. NRL News Today has posted dozens of stories about pro-abortion Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s non-stop campaign to gut state regulations that would minimally upgrade requirements at the Commonwealth’s …

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PPFA announces it will attack pro-life laws in eight states

By Dave Andrusko Secure in the knowledge that, for now, it has a five-member Supreme Court majority hostile even to the most commonsensical, woman-protecting legislation, Planned Parenthood announced what everyone with eyes to see and ears to hear anticipated: they would be going after pro-life laws in eight states. What a typically adulatory story didn’t …

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Clock ticking as Supreme Court approaches deadline for decision on pro-life Texas law HB 2

Editor’s note. This appeared in the June digital edition of National Right to Life News. Along with the many news stories, commentaries, and analyses, this editorial can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsJune2016.pdf. I trust you are reading the June issue cover to cover and forwarding stories to your pro-life family and friends. No one except the …

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Arizona Governor signs law ensuring abortion clinics “fully segregate” Medicaid dollars so that none pays for elective abortions

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would give new powers to the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program, “to decide that certain individuals or entities cannot participate in the system,” reported Howard Fischer of Capital Media Services. The measure” most significantly allows …

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Missouri abortion clinic wins permanent injunction against revocation of its license, next step takes place June 30

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If you want to peruse stories all day long, go directly to nationalrighttolifenews.org and/or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/daveha When last we wrote about U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office had appealed her December decision to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the Missouri health department …

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A candid admission that the number of abortion clinics is declining in blue states as well as red states

By Dave Andrusko In pro-life circles, no one has documented and explained the depletion–the shrinking number –of abortion clinics more thoughtfully and more thoroughly than NRLC’s Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, director of education and research. That is why it is appropriate that this morning Randy would forward me a story by Madeleine Schwartz, “Abortion Clinics …

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Florida passes most comprehensive legal protections for women and babies

ORLANDO – Thanks to the efforts of Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) and State Rep. Colleen Burton (R-Lakeland), Florida’s most comprehensive legal protections for women and babies is now on its way to be signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The bill makes permanent the policy enacted by former Governor Jeb Bush which prohibits the …

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Issues raised as the Supreme Court Considers Texas Abortion Law–Part 1: Behind the Clinic Closures

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research In reading through the transcript of the oral arguments made before the Supreme Court in last Wednesday’s case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, there are several pivotal contentions challengers made in seeking to overturn HB 2, the 2013 omnibus Texas pro-life law. We …

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Wisconsin Right to Life Praises AG for filing brief in support of admitting privileges requirement

By Dave Andrusko It is now the turn of supporters of the Texas law to be heard March 2 by the Supreme Court, to send ‘friend of the court’ briefs to the justices. As we reported Monday and Wednesday. NRLC has filed a brief which carefully laid out why the justices should reject a challenge …

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Judge’s injunction keeps two Ohio abortion clinics open

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett issued a preliminary injunction against an Ohio law requiring abortion clinics to have a transfer agreement with a nearby hospital in cases of emergency, allowing abortion clinics in Cincinnati and in Dayton to stay open for now. Barrett wrote the abortion clinics had a “likelihood …

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Federal Judge orders abortions clinics to remain open while they appeal transfer agreement requirement

By Dave Andrusko Last Friday the Ohio Department of Health denied a request for an exception (a “variance“) to an Ohio abortion law from Southwest Ohio’s two abortion facilities, Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati and Women’s Med Center of Dayton But on Monday, Federal Judge Michael Barrett of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ordered the …

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Inspections show three Florida clinics illegally performing second trimester abortions

By Dave Andrusko Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to investigate all 16 Planned Parenthood clinics that perform abortions. Referring to the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, Gov. Scott said in a press release, “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply …

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