By Steve Rupp, Missouri Right to Life President On Tuesday in Special Session, the Missouri House improved and passed Senate Bill 5. The House Committee Substitute for Senate Substitute for Senate Bill 5 not only expands regulations on abortion in multiple statutes, it also improves the tracking of baby body parts from abortion to help …Continue reading "Missouri House improves Pro-Life legislation passed by Senate during Special Session"
Editor’s note. The following statement is from Steve Rupp, Missouri Right to Life President: In the early morning minutes of June 15th, the Missouri Senate convened to pass a pro-life legislation package that expands some areas of pro-life laws. While the bill does not go as far as the Republican controlled super majority could have …Continue reading "Missouri Senate Passes Pro-Life Legislation"
By Dave Andrusko Sherry F. Colb is a veteran anti-life activist whose name comes up periodically in the most dreadful situations. The last time we wrote about her was through a column by Wesley J. Smith in which Wesley accurately described a piece she’d written for Newsweek as “using the Zika tragedy to promote infanticide.” …Continue reading "The power of pro-life legislation to educate and change public opinion"
By Leo F. LaLonde, President, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life The 2017 legislative session has ended with the passage of several new pro-life policies, bringing encouragement to pro-life citizens after two significant pro-life bills were vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton. The Higher Education omnibus bill authored by Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, and Rep. Bud Nornes, …Continue reading "A look back at the 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session"
Calls and e-mails are needed to your Missouri State Senators in these last weeks of the 2017 session to “Pass Pro-Life Legislation.” Session ends on Friday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. We thank our legislators for directing some state monies for some great pro-life programs to help women in crisis pregnancies and protecting our tax …Continue reading "Action Alert from Missouri Right to Life"
By Dave Andrusko A brief update on developments in Missouri we mentioned late last week. As we noted at the time, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is aggressively appealing a decision by U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs to block two laws– one requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, the …Continue reading "Missouri House approves bill with three pro-life provisions"
Calls and e-mails are needed to your Missouri State Senators in these last 3 weeks of the 2017 session to “Pass Pro-Life Legislation.” Session ends on Friday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. We thank our Legislators for directing some state monies for some great pro-life programs to help women in crisis pregnancies and protecting our …Continue reading "Urgent Call to Action! Three Weeks until the End of the 2017 Missouri Legislative Session"
By Dave Andrusko When the tide is against you–in this case the “you” being the Abortion Industry and its media apologists–you look for any port in a storm. So when Mother Jones magazine writes about “The State of Reproductive Health Legislation in 2017 Is Not Exactly What You Would Expect,” you are curious what justifies …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists looking for a silver lining in the cloud of state pro-life legislation"
By John Seago Early Friday morning, the House of the Representatives in the Texas Legislature preliminarily adopted a C.S.S.B. 1, after 15 hours of debate. The adopted House two-year budget bill included multiple Pro-Life measures including the two top priorities for Texas Right to Life. While many Pro-Life topics and policies were debated, Texas Right …Continue reading "Two Pro-Life Priorities Adopted in Texas House Version of Budget"
Maternal mortality study passed and assisted suicide legislation defeated JACKSON – The 2017 Mississippi legislative session officially ended this weekend. Two notable pro-life victories took place in the establishment of a maternal mortality study and the defeat of a bill to legalize assisted suicide. Assisted Suicide: Senate Bill 2283, sponsored by state Senators Debbie Dawkins …Continue reading "2017 Mississippi Session ends with pro-life victories"
Editor’s note. The following comes from the Georgia Life Alliance, NRLC’s state affiliate. The 2017 state legislative session has begun and Georgia Life Alliance is closely monitoring the legislation. Here are updates on a couple bills of interest. SB 193 GLA priority legislation to strengthen the Positive Alternatives Grant Program (Senate Bill 193) has passed …Continue reading "Georgia Legislative Update on two bills"
By Dave Andrusko On Thursday, Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate, released its wide-ranging Legislative Agenda for 2017-2018. Among the six initiative listed is the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, known in other states as the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion ban. This law is on the books in seven states–Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Mississippi, …Continue reading "Ohio Right to Life will pursue Dismemberment Abortion Ban"