Kentucky 16th to enact Pain-Capable bill By Dave Andrusko Still another reminder that elections have consequences. Pro-life Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin today signed two pro-life bills into law: the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB5) and a bill that offers an abortion-minded woman the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her unborn child (HB2). The …Continue reading "Pro-life Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signs two pro-life bills"
WASHINGTON – By a vote of 5-3, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck provisions of HB2, a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers and requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case of medical emergencies (with certain exceptions.) The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court …Continue reading "National Right to Life responds to Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt"
By Teresa Stanton Collett Editor’s note. This is reposted from “Symposium: Ensuring abortion safety in a declining market for abortion services.” Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. The views she expresses are hers alone. Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole involves two contested provisions of a Texas law, referred …Continue reading "How Planned Parenthood, both nationally and in Texas, is aggressively increasing its market share through the creation of state-of-the art ‘mega-clinics’"
By Dave Andrusko When it comes to the absence of surprise, this ranks right up there with NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. (See “Betcha you didn’t know this about Hillary Clinton.”) Yesterday the Obama Administration filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court in support of a challenge to portions of HB2, …Continue reading "Obama Administration files brief with Supreme Court opposing Texas pro-life law"
By Dave Andrusko The next phase in the ongoing litigation over portions of Texas’s 2013 omnibus pro-life bill will be whether the Supreme Court hears a challenge to an appeals court decision that upheld most of HB 2. Meanwhile, after nearly a year of being out of business, the Reproductive Services abortion clinic reopened its …Continue reading "Will Supreme Court hear challenge to Texas pro-life law?"
By Dave Andrusko On Monday, the last day of the current term, the Supreme Court agreed to issue a stay thus allowing nine Texas abortion clinics to remain open while the Justices consider whether to hear an appeal of two provisions of Texas’ omnibus H.B. 2 that had been scheduled to go into effect in …Continue reading "Supreme Court issues stay on portions of Texas’s H.B. 2 while it consider whether to hear pro-abortionists’ appeal"
By Lauren Enriquez Big Abortion has proven once again that its main concern is the bottom line. Amidst lamentation over so-called “lack of access to abortion care” in Texas, rather than provide that access by building law-compliant abortion mills, Whole Woman’s Health is skipping town to set up shop in Las Cruces, New Mexico. …Continue reading "Abortion chain to open facility in New Mexico to skirt Texas abortion restrictions"
By Dave Andrusko On September 12, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments from the state of Texas and the Center for Reproductive Rights which is representing a coalition of abortion providers over whether Texas will be allowed to enforce a key provision of House Bill 2, the omnibus 2013 pro-life …Continue reading "Appeals Court to hear challenge to Texas pro-life law September 12"
By Barbara Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life On March 27, a three-judge panel on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a Texas law which requires an abortionist to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. A similar law was enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2013 and is currently not …Continue reading "Why the Fifth Circuit Decision on Admitting Privileges Matters"
By Dave Andrusko Another day, another lawsuit. On Wednesday, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) announced it was filing another two-part attack on provisions of Texas’s omnibus HB2. They targeted the admitting privileges provision and the requirement that abortion clinics meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers. The move comes six days …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists file another lawsuit challenging portions of Texas’ HB 2"
By Texas Right to Life A panel of three judges in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit released its ruling upholding HB2, Texas’ Pro-Life law, which took full effect in October of last year. The opinion affirms the constitutionality of the legislation passed last summer and rejects Planned Parenthood’s argument that …Continue reading "US Court of Appeals gives Texas an Historic Pro-Life Victory Again"
By Texas Right to Life On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow featured an exclusive segment about the current state of pro-life laws in Texas, following the implementation of HB2. The piece concluded with the announcement that Whole Women’s Health, which owns and operates abortion mills across the state, was closing two of its five …Continue reading "MSNBC Paints Un-Credentialed Abortionists as Heroes"