By Dave Andrusko The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing oral arguments today in an appeal brought by the state of Texas, challenging a lower court decision that overturned the state’s Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban. After a five-day trial over Senate Bill 8 that began on November 2, 2017, “Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel, …Continue reading "Texas defends its ban on brutal dismemberment abortions before federal court of appeals"
By Dave Andrusko In late August NRL News Today reported on the unfortunate decision by a three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court verdict striking Alabama’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. We also wrote at length about Judge Joel F. Dubina’s very thoughtful dissent. The …Continue reading "Alabama AG about to appeal decision overturning ban on dismemberment abortions to the Supreme Court"
By Dave Andrusko Newcomers to the pro-life camp may not be aware that the debate over partial-birth abortions changed the trajectory of the abortion debate. Even Gallup conceded that the publicity “likely caused more Americans to identify as pro-life.” This in spite of our benighted opposition using every dirty trick in the book to attempt to …Continue reading "What if the media conveyed the brutal reality of dismemberment abortions?"
Editor’s note. The following statement was issued by South Carolina Citizens for Life, following Thursday’s vote in the state Senate. A proposal to ban dismemberment abortions lost out for reasons explained below. South Carolina would have been the tenth state to ban these hideous abortions. The South Carolina Senate effectively killed the bill to outlaw …Continue reading "South Carolina and dismemberment abortions"
By Dave Andrusko When pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 454, Kentucky became the latest state to ban the vicious and gruesome practice of dismemberment abortions. Eight states had already passed bans on dismemberment abortions: Kansas (2015); Oklahoma (2015); West Virginia (2016); Mississippi (2016); Alabama (2016); Louisiana (2016); Arkansas (2017); and Texas (2017). Predictably, …Continue reading "Kentucky becomes ninth state to ban dismemberment abortions"
By Dave Andrusko As still another illustration of the maxim that elections have consequences, the Kentucky House of Representatives Monday overwhelmingly passed House Bill 454 which would ban what supporters call “cruel and gruesome” dismemberment abortions. The measure, passed 71-11, now moves on the Senate. Reporting for The Lexington Herald-Leader Jack Brammer observed, “Kentucky’s GOP …Continue reading "Kentucky House approves ban on dismemberment abortions. HB 454 onto Senate"
By Dave Andrusko For the third time in less than a week, a state legislative body has advanced a bill that would ban the horrific practice of dismemberment abortions. On Wednesday, the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee approved HB 454 which would outlaw the savage procedure of killing a living unborn child by ripping and tearing …Continue reading "Ban on Dismemberment abortions passes Ky. House Committee"
By Dave Andrusko By an overwhelming 72-42 margin, Florida’s House of Representatives Thursday approved HB1429, a bill which would outlaw the savage procedure of killing a living unborn child by ripping and tearing the baby apart limb by limb. The ban on dismemberment abortions was passed almost exclusively along party lines with all but three …Continue reading "Florida House passes ban on Dismemberment Abortions 72-42"
South Carolina GOP Urges Passage By Holly Gatling Last year, the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion (H3548) passed the South Carolina House by an overwhelming, bi-partisan vote of 89-17. On February 15 it passed the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee by a 3-2 vote along party lines. The bill would outlaw the savage procedure of …Continue reading "Ban on Dismemberment abortions Advances in Senate Medical Affairs Committee"
HARRISBURG, Pa. –Preborn babies in Pennsylvania would no longer have to undergo brutal dismemberment abortions, under a bill passed Tuesday by the PA House of Representatives. Senate Bill 3, which has already passed the PA Senate, would ban abortions in which living babies are torn limb by limb from their mothers’ wombs. The legislation would …Continue reading "Pennsylvania House Votes to Ban Brutal Dismemberment Abortions"
By Dave Andrusko With a consistent track record of hostility to pro-life legislation, today’s decision by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of Austin striking down Texas’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban came as no surprise. Judge Yeakel’s 27-page -long decision followed a five-day bench trial in which several abortion clinics and abortionists maintained the ban constituted an …Continue reading "Texas AG will appeal court decision striking down ban on dismemberment abortions"
WASHINGTON – In a Thanksgiving-eve decision federal district Judge Lee Yeakel struck down part of bill passed earlier this year by the Texas legislature that would have prohibited gruesome dismemberment abortions in the Lonestar State. A temporary restraining order preventing the law from taking effect, put in place by Judge Yeakel in August, was set …Continue reading "National Right to Life confident Texas law prohibiting dismemberment abortions will be upheld in Fifth Circuit"