Tuesday a banner day in Tennessee for unborn children and their mothers

By Dave Andrusko Tuesday was a banner day for women and unborn children in Tennessee. There were strong favorable votes in support of informed consent, a 48 hour waiting for women and girls considering abortion, and a requirement that abortion facilities be inspected and licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health. Each have widespread public …

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The profound complexities of informed consent to abortion

  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 …

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Federal judge to hear Planned Parenthood lawsuit against Kansas info weblink law

  Federal Judge Kathryn Vratil has scheduled a hearing for December 8 on a lawsuit brought by two abortion clinics against a Kansas law intended to provide women with medically accurate facts before they enter any abortion clinic. The Kansas Attorney General’s office is aggressively defending the law. The determination of the state of Kansas …

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One simple trick to make abortion rare… tell women the truth!

  By Béatrice Fedor A tip for those who want to make abortion rare: Tell women the truth. Tell them the truth about human development, tell them the truth about the violence of abortion procedures; tell them the truth about potential risks for their reproductive health; tell them the truth about long term psychological consequences. …

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The profound complexities of informed consent to abortion

  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 …

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Planned Parenthood lawsuit hopes to undermine Kansas informed consent and pain law

By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director, Kansans for Life Kansas is playing a role in the national abortion drama in which laws passed in ‘red’ states with pro-life legislatures and executive branches are sued by abortion activists to find ‘blue’ courts willing to interfere. In the past week, two of the four abortion businesses in Kansas challenged …

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Governor signs a bill to strengthen Informed Consent in South Dakota

By Dave Andrusko PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he has signed HB 1237, a bill that modifies and strengthens South Dakota’s informed consent law. The measure passed the State Senate a week ago Thursday 24-9, after passage in the House the week before. Under HB 1217, passed in 2011, there is …

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South Dakota Strengthens Informed Consent Law

By Dave Andrusko A bill that would modify and strengthen South Dakota’s 2011 informed consent law arrives this week on Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s desk. The measure passed the State Senate Thursday 24-9 after passage in the House last week. Currently, under HB 1217, there is a three-day waiting period after a woman meets with an …

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Pro-abortionists determined to diminish importance of educational information in reducing the number of abortions

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life legislative director Editor’s note. This week NRL News Today readers benefited from two stories Kathy wrote. The first was about a wonderful website run by the Kansas state health department that, among other fine qualities, offers real-time sonography of the developing unborn child (www.womansrighttoknow.org). The second dealt with how …

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State right-to-know info helps, not disparages, life choices

By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director, Kansans for Life It is an overarching crime of “battery” for any medical procedure to be performed without the patient’s full and informed consent, except in the cases of true medical emergency and when the is patient mentally incompetent. Yet abortion supporters want a permanent exception to be made for …

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Informed consent state website aids Kansas abortion decrease

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life legislative director In 1997 Kansas enacted state-issued informed consent provisions for abortion, with a 24-hour phone hotline and printed informational booklets. Part of the  “Woman’s Right to Know” law required abortionists to report, not only the numbers of abortions performed, but also how many women they saw for an …

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Another Assault on Genuine Informed Consent

By Dave Andrusko You can’t write about everything, unfortunately, when it occurs, but I do try to catch up as quickly as possible . So, here’s a few words about “Where are the doctors,” which appeared recently in USA Today. This op-ed by Marcia Angell, MD, and Michael Greene, MD, is, not to put too …

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