Appeals Court hears lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s ultrasound law

By Dave Andrusko In early 2017 the Kentucky legislature passed two new pro-life bills. One was the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB5) which then PPFA President Cecile Richards described as “shameful.” SB5, which has not been challenged, forbids aborting children capable of experiencing excruciating pain while they are killed. But the ACLU quickly went after …

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Indiana Right to Life denounces 7th Circuit ruling blocking ultrasound law

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter today denounced a ruling by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld an injunction blocking Indiana’s 18-hour ultrasound requirement prior to an abortion. Indiana’s Dignity for the Unborn Act, signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence in 2016, contained a requirement that …

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Judge’s decision blocking Indiana’s Ultrasound Law Leads to Increase in Abortions

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s abortion numbers rose dramatically in 2017 following U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt’s decision to enjoin Indiana’s ultrasound law. The increase of 496 abortions in 2017 compared to 2016 marks the first upward swing in abortions in Indiana since 2009, according to the Indiana State Department of Health’s newly-released 2017 Induced Terminated …

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Ky. Gov. Bevin to appeal decision striking down state ultrasound law

Kentucky’s pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin today promised to appeal the decision handed down late Wednesday night by U.S. District Court Judge David Hale that struck down HB 2, the state’s new ultrasound law. “We are disappointed in the Court’s ruling and will appeal immediately to the 6th Circuit,” said Amanda Stamper, a spokeswoman for Bevin. …

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Judge Hears Challenge to Kentucky Ultrasound Law

By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge David Hale Thursday heard an ACLU challenge to Kentucky’s new ultrasound law, which went into effect January 9, and a spirited defense of HB2 by the state. The ACLU filed its lawsuit shortly after pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill into law. Back in January, Gov. Bevin told …

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ACLU challenges Kentucky’s new ultrasound law

By Dave Andrusko When the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit yesterday challenging Kentucky’s new ultrasound law, pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin’s response to WHAS-AM host Terry Meiners said it all: “It’s a shocker that the ACLU is suing someone,” said Bevin, a Republican and abortion opponent. “We anticipated as much. That’s what they do. It’s what …

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Supreme Court declines to review decision invalidating “Right to View” provision of North Carolina’s 2011 Ultrasound law

By Dave Andrusko In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal of an appeals court decision that invalidated North Carolina’s ultrasound law. The provision, passed over the veto of the governor in 2011, requires that an ultrasound image of the unborn child be displayed at least four hours prior to …

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North Carolina Attorney General reluctantly agrees to defend state’s pro-life ultrasound law

  By Dave Andrusko No doubt he was gritting his teeth as he composed his statement, but on Friday North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper(D) said the state will appeal U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles’ January 17 decision striking down the “Right to View” provision of North Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know” law. “While I …

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Virginia Ultrasounds and the Feverish Pro-Abortion Mind

  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We ran this a while back but it is particularly relevant today what with pro-abortionists in Virginia trying their best to repeal the state’s ultrasound law. (This post was written before the law passed in the Commonwealth.) We will have a story later today about the fight in the …

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Virginia Senate Committee Rejects Move to Gut Protective Ultrasound law

By Dave Andrusko In 2012 probably no state witnessed a more contentious series of debates over abortion than Virginia. And by the evidence of the first few weeks of this year’s session, the Commonwealth will be at the center of the debate once again. Yesterday, on a six to three vote the Senate Health and …

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Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two pro-life laws

By Dave Andrusko In two brief, three-page-long decisions, the Oklahoma Supreme Court Tuesday upheld lower court decisions striking down two pro-life laws. The 2010 Oklahoma Ultrasound Act requires that an ultrasound be performed before an abortion is done, that the abortionist positions the ultrasound screen at an angle so that the mother can view the …

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Ultrasound Law: “Pro-Women and Pro-Information”

Editor’s note. The following is a speech delivered yesterday on the floor of the Rhode Island House of Representatives by state Representative Karen L. MacBeth (D-Cumberland) in response to Nicholas D. Kristof’s recent op-ed in the New York Times. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I rise today on a point of personal privilege. The New York Times reporter Nicholas …

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