All four have already passed in the House By Dave Andrusko Having already passed the full Montana state House on votes of 67-33, four pro-life bills passed Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The party-line vote was seven Republicans in favor, four Democrats opposed. The proposals now head to the full Senate. As NRL News …Continue reading "Montana Senate Judiciary Committee advances four pro-life bills to full Senate"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, Federal Legislation Editor’s note. The following appears on page one of the April digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this story and all the great content of this 40-page issue with your pro-life family and friends. This past month has been incredibly busy on a number …Continue reading "Federal Legislative Update: Pro-lifers proposing protective legislation in both Houses of Congress"
By Dave Andrusko Ingrid Duran, NRLC’s talented director of State Legislation, is kind of to routinely take time out of her hectic schedule to continually keep me updated on what’s happening in the state legislatures. For example, North Carolina’s House will be voting on a Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today. It has already passed …Continue reading "Movement in the states continues on NRLC priority legislation"
By Ingrid Duran, Director of State Legislation, National Right to Life Committee It seems like this legislative session has already lasted an eternity and yet we are only mid-March. While I typically like to report all of the strides that pro-life lawmakers are making everywhere, I want to start on a somber note and then …Continue reading "A Mid-March Update on State Legislation"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers in Illinois face a decidedly uphill battle in a state controlled by pro-abortion Democrats, but turned out by the hundreds this week to oppose “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.” Organized by Effingham Area Right to Life, some 500 people packed the Effingham …Continue reading "Pro-lifers turn out to express strong opposition to “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.”"
By Dave Andrusko It’s not exactly comparing notes, but I am always, always fascinating by our benighted opposition’s take on the lay of the land. Enter “New year brings altered landscape for abortion battle,” by Jessica Ravitz that appeared at CNN yesterday. And to her credit, Ravitz herded up the big pro-abortion hitters on a …Continue reading "Competing explanations for why states will continue to pass protective legislation"
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 Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Next year the National Right to Life Affiliate where I work, the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, marks a milestone in its illustrious history. In 2019 PA Pro-Life celebrates its 40th anniversary. I was not around for the founding of the Federation in April of 1979. But I …Continue reading "“There is always a reason to choose life!”"
By Katie Franklin A California law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion was brought to a permanent end Friday evening, thanks to an order by a federal district court. With that, the 2015 law, AB 775, which essentially was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in NIFLA v. Becerra in June, is now officially …Continue reading "Federal Court Permanently Ends California Law that Forced Pregnancy Centers to Advertise for Abortion"
By Ingrid Duran, State Legislative Director Pro-lifers were very active during the 2018 State Legislative session, introducing and/or passing many bills ranging from the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act to Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Acts to bans on abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome to limiting state funding of abortion, and everything …Continue reading "Pro-lifers continue to make legislative gains in 2018 Legislative Session"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) The 2018 General Assembly wraps up this week. It was a surprisingly busy year. A total of 12 pro-abortion bills were defeated and pro-life members of the General Assembly were solid defenders of Virginia’s many pro-life laws. SB222, the Senate Version of the Life …Continue reading "Good News from Richmond!! An update on legislation"
By Olivia Gans Turner President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) This was a very busy week in Richmond for VSHL’s team. On Monday, January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, VSHL staff and volunteers distributed red roses and a message about the significance of the day to every Member …Continue reading "Week ahead in the Virginia Legislature requires your involvement"