Proposed closing of Morgentaler abortion clinic in Canada gives pro-abortionists excuse to demand further governmental funding of abortion

  By Dave Andrusko It is not the slightest exaggeration to say that the late abortionist Henry Morgentaler was an iconic figure in the history of abortion in Canada. He took his case challenging the already-weakened abortion law to the Supreme Court of Canada. In 1988 the justices “struck down the law,” wrote Dr. Paul …

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Irish Abortion Law Rushed Into Effect Amid Deep Confusion

  By LifeZine Editor’s note. LifeZine is a publication of the Irish Family & Life Organization, a leading Irish pro-life organization Ireland’s abortion law came into effect on January 1, but doctors are refusing to [put the law into operation] due to the absence of promised clinical guidelines. Minister for Health James Reilly signed the …

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Commencement of Ireland’s abortion law mired in disagreement

  By Pat Buckley, European Life Network The Independent reports that despite the coming into effect of Ireland’s new abortion law, an ongoing disagreement between Health Minister James Reilly and the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has resulted in delay in producing abortion regulation guidelines (see www.independent.ie/irish-news/delay-in-abortion-guidelines-not-our-fault-say-medical-professionals-29882036.html). Dr Reilly is insisting that there is no …

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Spanish Government proposes new protective abortion law

  By Dave Andrusko Carrying out a pledge that was part of prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s 2011 campaign, the Spanish government today proposed a major rollback of the “liberalized” abortion laws enacted by the previous Socialist government. Parliament must still approve the bill, but Rajoy’s Popular Party’s has a large majority, meaning the proposal is …

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Judge permanently enjoins North Dakota law, will address separate pro-life law July 31

By Dave Andrusko Given that he had telegraphed his intention in a three-day trial in April, it came as no surprise Monday when Judge Wickham Corwin unleashed a 58-page torrent of criticism in permanently enjoining a 2011 North Dakota law. Corwin had already granted an injunction preventing the law from taking effect . The law …

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Great Britain and Ireland: Data refute myths about abortion law and women’s health

By Paul Stark A new paper published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons contrasts maternal and neonatal health in Great Britain, which has legal elective abortion, with Ireland, which prohibits abortion. The data from these countries refute three myths about abortion that are prevalent in the international (and domestic) debate. Myth #1: Legalizing …

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Savita Halappanavar–Medical misadventure verdict does not justify changing Ireland’s abortion law

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The jury in the Savita Halappanavar inquest has returned a unanimous verdict of death by medical misadventure. Savita Halappanavar, 31, was an …

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On New York Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Help Foster MORE Abortions in New York

Editor’s note. The following statement comes from Greg Pfundstein, President of the Chiaroscuro Foundation In Wednesday’s State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to pass the Reproductive Health Act, a controversial piece of legislation designed to further liberalize abortion law in New York State. New York’s abortion regime is among the …

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