ST. PAUL — Today a bill to repeal Minnesota’s Woman’s Right to Know informed consent law was introduced in the state Senate. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) strongly opposes this effort to deny pregnant women basic factual information. “Woman’s Right to Know empowers pregnant women with the relevant information prior to undergoing abortion—so that …Continue reading "Senate bill would repeal informed consent requirements prior to abortion"
By Kelli The Utah Legislature has approved a bill that would ensure that women choosing to undergo abortions have informed consent. The bill, which awaits Governor Gary Herbert’s signature, would require a woman to complete an online module which would educate her on childbirth (including fetal development, with photos), abortion (including a section on fetal …Continue reading "Utah wants informed consent before an abortion. Here’s why that matters."
By Dave Andrusko Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently wrote a very informative post clarifying a distinction pro-abortionists are determined to blur but which the Supreme Court recognized. The headline read, “It’s Not Informed Consent to Force Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Abortions.” AG Landry is referring to the June 26 Supreme Court case of NIFLA v. …Continue reading "Why forcing pregnancy help centers to advertise abortions is not informed consent"
By Margaret Somerville Anna (not her real name) came to see me to discuss the research she was doing on abortion. We talked about the articles she’d read, when I asked her, “How did you become interested in this topic?” She hesitated, then said, “I’ve just had an abortion, and I’m terribly upset and I’d …Continue reading "Informed consent to abortion profound complexities"
By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about the legal challenge brought by an adherent of the Satanic Temple to Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period/informed consent law, the Western District Court of the Missouri Court of Appeals had just ruled that because “Mary Doe’s” challenge “raises real and substantial constitutional claims, it is within the Missouri Supreme …Continue reading "Missouri Supreme Court hears Satanic Temple challenge to Missouri informed consent law"
By Dave Andrusko We’ve written [here and here] about the legal challenge brought by an adherent of the Satanic Temple to Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period/informed consent law. Our last story ran just prior to a decision last week by the Western District Court of the Missouri Court of Appeals which ruled that because “Mary Doe’s” challenge …Continue reading "Missouri Supreme Court will hear Satanic Temple challenge to Missouri informed consent law"
House Bill 1128 Would Increase Informed Consent for Women INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Indiana House Public Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Ben Smaltz brought HB 1128 before his committee. Authored by Rep. Ron Bacon HB 1128 increases informed consent for women seeking a chemical abortion in Indiana by notifying them that this type of abortion procedure may …Continue reading "Indiana House Committee Hears Bill on Chemical Abortion Reversal"
By Mike Fichter, CEO and President, Indiana Right to Life Indiana’s plunging number of abortions is solid evidence that life-affirming policies enacted by the Indiana state legislature, in particular informed consent policies, have resulted in far more women opting to choose life instead of abortion. Informed consent laws in Indiana provide women with information on …Continue reading "This One Thing is Making Abortion Numbers Plummet in Indiana"
By Margaret Somerville Anna (not her real name) came to see me to discuss the research she was doing on abortion. We talked about the articles she’d read, when I asked her, “How did you become interested in this topic?” She hesitated, then said, “I’ve just had an abortion, and I’m terribly upset and I’d …Continue reading "The profound complexities of informed consent to abortion"
By Dave Andrusko A tip of the hat to Life News for reporting this morning that a Cole County Circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New York-based group called the Satanic Temple that challenged Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period/informed consent laws on abortion. When we last reported on the lawsuit, NRL News Today …Continue reading "Missouri state judge dismissed Satanic Temple lawsuit against Missouri’s 72-hour informed consent law"
Legislature moving on bill to strengthened informed consent law By Dave Andrusko In a typical in your face gesture, Planned Parenthood announced yesterday it was offering abortions in Louisville on the same afternoon lawmakers in the House were debating a bill that would strengthen the informed consent requirement that women wait at least 24 hours …Continue reading "Kentucky Gov. says PP “operating unlicensed abortion facility,” orders PP to cease performing abortions"
Governor, Legislators, and Grassroots Advocates Join to Mark Enactment To the cheers of onlookers, Governor Bill Haslam added his signature on Wednesday to long-sought pro-life policies during a ceremonial bill signing at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium. Bills signed by Haslam include informed consent provisions for women and girls considering abortion, a 48-hour waiting period, and …Continue reading "Pro-Life Bills Given Ceremonial Signing by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam"