Alabama AG delivers on promise to appeal decision overturning ban on dismemberment abortions to the Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked the Supreme Court to review and reverse rulings which overturned the state’s 2016 Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. The law would ban a hideous abortion technique in which a living, growing human being is torn apart and pulverized. Using steel tools, dismemberment …

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22 States join in defense of Alabama’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The governors and attorneys general of 22 states have joined together to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to support Alabama’s ban on dismemberment abortions. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson first issued a temporary restraining order against Alabama’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion …

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Kansas Supreme Court to hear most important pro-life case ever

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday morning in the most important pro-life issue ever to be decided in state history: whether a previously unknown “fundamental” right to abortion is part of the 1859 state Constitution’s Bill of Rights. This momentous case began in June …

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Ark. Gov. quickly signs Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Dave Andrusko Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson had five days to sign House Bill 1032– the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. Yesterday, mere hours after the state Senate joined the state House in overwhelmingly approving a ban on this heinous abortion “technique,” Gov. Hutchinson signed the bill into law. There are now …

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Arkansas soon to be 7th state to enact Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Dave Andrusko And soon there will be seven. This afternoon, the Arkansas Senate joined the Arkansas House in overwhelmingly passing the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. The act, which pro-life Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has five days to sign, bans the grotesque practice of dismemberment abortions. Six states– Kansas, Oklahoma, West …

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State Legislature Overrides Governor Tomblin’s Veto, West Virginia Bans Dismemberment Abortion

WASHINGTON – On Thursday both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature voted to override Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (S.B. 10/H.B. 4004). Both chambers passed the bill last month by overwhelming margins. The Mountain State becomes the third in the nation to pass the National …

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West Virginia legislature easily overrides governor’s veto of Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

Third state to pass the bill By Dave Andrusko Given that last year West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) vetoed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it came as little surprise that Tomblin yesterday vetoed the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. But a bipartisan coalition of legislators quickly overrode the governor’s veto …

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West Virginia Governor must decide today what he will do about Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Dave Andrusko Today is “D” Day for Gov. Earl Ray Tomlin: Decision Day . Under state law, he has until today to decide how to respond to West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. Tomlin can either signed the law, which passed overwhelmingly in both the House and State, veto SB 10, …

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The Pro-life ban on dismemberment abortions in West Virginia: How it came to pass

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director National Right to Life sent me to the state capitol in Charleston, West Virginia, to work with West Virginians for Life (WVFL) to pass the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. It was the first time West Virginia had attempted to pass this particular legislation, …

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Dismemberment Ban Passes West Virginia’s Senate

Despite treacherous weather, hundreds of pro-life West Virginians gathered at the state capitol on Tuesday to rally in support of Senate Bill 10, the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. SB 10 will ban a particularly gruesome abortion procedure in which a live, fully formed unborn child is torn limb by limb using a …

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Kansas Appellate Court split: strict construction analysis vs wishful thinking

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Kansas pro-lifers groaned when they heard that the state Court of Appeals had tied 7-7, meaning that a lower court’s ruling would stand and with it a temporary injunction on our historic “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” …

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Kansas Court of Appeals hears dispute over dismemberment ban injunction

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Editor’s note. This story was posted Thursday, but what seems to have been technical problems meant some unknown number of NRL News Today readers did not receive this important story. While Wednesday’s full court hearing of the Kansas Court of Appeals was characterized by one of the …

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