By Dave Andrusko In a unanimous decision handed down Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the state’s 2012 law that bans abortions of pain-capable babies except in very limited conditions. Justice Keith Blackwell wrote the opinion and in his opening sentence stated, “Simply put, the constitutional doctrine of sovereign immunity forbids our …Continue reading "Georgia Supreme Court unanimously upholds law banning abortions of pain-capable unborn children"
13th state to enact the bill By Dave Andrusko And now it is official. Yesterday afternoon South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed SB72, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, into law. On Monday the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of SB72, 59-7. On Wednesday the measure returned to the Senate, which had previously passed a …Continue reading "South Dakota bans abortions of pain-capable unborn children"
By Dave Andrusko South Dakota is on the brink of becoming the thirteenth state to ban abortions of unborn babies capable of feeling pain. On Monday the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ACT, 59-7. The full House vote followed approval last Wednesday by House State Affairs Committee, 12-1. The Senate …Continue reading "South Dakota House approves ban on abortions of pain-capable unborn children"
By Catherine Treutelaar Editor’s note. The following appeared on the Life Voice Blog of Wisconsin Right to Life, NRLC’s staff affiliate. Below is the second in a series of stories showing the faces of the pain-capable unborn child. There are times when pain-capable unborn babies are diagnosed in the womb with a disability, and parents …Continue reading "Sarah’s Story"
MCCL-backed bill would prevent abortion of pain-capable unborn children ST. PAUL — Legislation to stop abortions after the point at which the unborn child can feel pain was introduced in the Minnesota Senate today. The measure would prohibit the killing of innocent unborn children at 20 weeks from conception. “For far too long, Minnesota’s …Continue reading "Legislators seek protection for unborn children who can feel pain"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director Kansans for Life The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE), the state health department, has released preliminary annual data on abortions performed in Kansas, showing a 5.4 % decrease in the number of abortions from 7, 885 in 2011 to 7,457 abortions in 2012. This is the lowest state …Continue reading "Kansas abortion numbers continue drop, ”abortion pill” method rises"
By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow we will discuss the hearing held this afternoon by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution. The subcommittee examined the policy of legal abortion until birth that is currently in effect in the nation’s capital, and an NRLC-backed bill that would protect unborn children in the federal District after …Continue reading "Pain-Capable Unborn Children and the ABCs of Abortion"
Editor’s note. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) sent out this urgent alert Monday: While the weather outside heats up, the fight to protect the most vulnerable members of our human family is heating up, too. Following an agreement on a “framework” late last week, Republican legislative leaders and Governor Dayton are working out the …Continue reading "Urgent: Human life at stake in Minnesota"