ACLU challenges Two Pro-Life Alabama Laws

By Dave Andrusko “Civil liberties group challenges Alabama abortion restrictions” is the headline in the Reuters story written by Karen Brooks. The “civil liberties group” is the ACLU, whose selective outrage and inconsistent mission to defend the powerless means it has no time for the most powerless of all, unborn babies. The “abortion restrictions” are …

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Number of abortions continue to decline in Alabama, which annoys pro-abortion reporter

By Dave Andrusko I’m guessing it was just an excuse to bash the state for passing two new pro-life laws, but the Huntsville Times today carried a story today about “Abortions down in Alabama: Tough laws close clinics, cut numbers.” First, the good news in reporter Amy Yurkanin’s story, courtesy of the Alabama Department of …

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Incensed by a law that wants to keep abortion clinics away from little children

By Dave Andrusko Every week we post at a minimum several stories on the campaign to “normalize” abortion, to send a message that abortion is practically as routine as brushing your teeth and certainly nothing to be ashamed of, let alone hide. I’m guessing that is why abortionists and their protectors in the media are …

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signs dismemberment abortion bill

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, pro-life Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) signed into law the groundbreaking Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. The bill passed the state House of Representatives, 74-26, last week, and the state Senate, 30-2, in April. The law, which will go into effect in August, will prohibit dismemberment abortions in Alabama. …

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What does the latest passage of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act signal?

By Dave Andrusko When does the passage of a piece of pro-life legislation go from being, so to speak, an “outlier” to becoming a trend? No one can say definitively, of course, but I think the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act is now much closer to the latter than the former. As of …

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Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act on its way to Alabama Governor’s desk

By Dave Andrusko At literally the eleventh hour, the Alabama House last night passed The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act. Tuesday was the final day of this legislative session and “We are pleased that the House was determined to pass the bill this year,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, JD, who directs NRLC’s Department of …

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Alabama Legislature Approves Groundbreaking Dismemberment Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON – Alabama late yesterday took a big step closer to becoming the fifth state to ban dismemberment abortions, as the state House of Representatives approved the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act (SB 363), 74-26. The state Senate had already passed the bill last month, 30-2. It now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley (R), …

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Alabama Senate passes Unborn Child Protection from Dismember Act

By Dave Andrusko On an overwhelming and bipartisan vote, the Alabama Senate Tuesday passed The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act , by 30 to 2. Sponsored by state Sen. Phil Williams SB 363 had passed out of the Senate Health Committee last week by a vote of 11-1. That vote followed a spirited public …

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Senate Health Committee passes Alabama Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

SB 363, the Alabama Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, sponsored by Sen. Phil Williams (R), passed out of the Senate Health Committee Wednesday by an overwhelming vote of 11-1. The vote followed a spirited public hearing. Thanks go to Sen. Gerald Dial (R) committee chairman, and Sen. Jim McClendon (R), committee co-chairman, for allowing …

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Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act introduced in Alabama

Alabama State Rep. Mack Butler has introduced the Alabama Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. HB376 will receive a public hearing in the House Health Committee, thanks to Chairwoman April Weaver (R- Shelby). A hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow. State Sen. Phil Williams has also introduced SB363, a companion bill, in the Senate. …

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Judge permanently strikes down Alabama’s admitting privileges law

By Dave Andrusko While unpleasant (and incorrectly decided), the decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson falls into the category of tidying up pro-abortion business. In a 53-page decision, Judge Thompson permanently struck down a part of Alabama’s Women’s Health and Safety Act that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. …

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Federal Judge says Alabama must restore PPFA’s Medicaid funding

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, the same judge who overturned an Alabama law that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, ordered the state to immediately restore Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. In August, Gov. Robert Bentley had written “The deplorable practices at Planned Parenthood have been …

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