Nebraska Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

The new year is just beginning but Nebraska lawmakers are already hard at work on behalf of the unborn. Starting off the 2020 legislative session, a bill has been introduced that would ban dismemberment abortions in the state. Nebraska’s state legislature reconvened for the year on Wednesday, and Legislative Bill 814 (LB814) was immediately introduced by State Senator Suzanne Geist (R-Lincoln). Co-sponsored by 20 other state senators, the bill reads: Dismemberment abortion means an abortion in which, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, a person purposely dismembers the body of a living unborn child and

Mass. Lawmakers Consider Bill Allowing Abortions Up to Birth

Massachusetts law currently bans abortions after the point of fetal viability, usually considered to be the 24th week of pregnancy. A recently introduced bill would allow doctors to perform abortions up until the baby is born. The Roe Act (S.1209), a previously introduced bill that stalled in the state legislature, is being brought up again by pro-abortion Democrats. The bill would allow abortions past the point of viability if a doctor determines “the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or physical or mental health.” This bill uses the same broad mental health language that was used by the

2020 March for Life to Kick Off Year’s Pro-Life Efforts

Now that we have turned the calendar to 2020, it is time to look toward what the pro-life movement will accomplish in this new year. And, what better way to start the year with focus and motivation than by kicking it off with March for Life rallies across the country? If you have been considering attending a state rally or the national rally in Washington D.C., here is what you should know: Why was March for Life started? March for Life started as a small demonstration organized by pro-life advocates to commemorate the first anniversary of the Roe v. Wade

Michigan Poised to Ban Dismemberment Abortions After Petition Drive

Michigan’s Republican-held legislature is expected to ban dilation and evacuation abortions after the conclusion of a statewide petition drive by Right to Life of Michigan. Dilation and evacuation is one of the most common types of abortion used in the second trimester of a pregnancy. Right to Life of Michigan is fighting this particular form of abortion because it uses dismemberment, and the petition summary language approved by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers restates this: An initiative petition…to define ‘dismemberment abortion;’ to prohibit a person from performing a dismemberment abortion unless necessary to save a pregnant woman whose life

Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Struck Down by Federal Court

A federal appeals court judge ruled Friday that Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional. Now, supporters are looking to take the fight to higher ground: the United States Supreme Court. The ban was signed into law by outgoing Governor Phil Bryant (a Republican who is being succeeded in office by another pro-life Republican) after it was passed by the state legislature in 2018. It would prohibit abortions that occur after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, the abortion cut off in Mississippi is 20 weeks with the only abortion provider in the state cutting off at

Supreme Court Lets Stand Pro-Life Kentucky Ultrasound Law

In a victory for the pro-life movement, the United States Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Kentucky ultrasound law, allowing it to remain in place. The law requires women seeking abortions to receive an ultrasound and review the images prior to going through with the procedure. If a heartbeat is detected, the sound is also played. Kentucky has argued that it is simply an informed consent law, but a legal challenge from pro-abortion groups has kept the law from being enforced until a ruling was delivered. The challengers stated that such a law violates doctors’ First Amendment rights, with

Poll of 2020 Democrat Candidates Reveals Radical Pro-Abortion Stances

The New York Times recently polled the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the topic of abortion. The results should be of grave concern for the pro-life movement. The survey was completed by Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Joe Sestak, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang. Steve Bullock, Julián Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, and Kamala Harris did not complete the survey — their answers were pulled from previous plans and remarks. Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick were not in the race when polling was conducted. While the survey covered many

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Down Syndrome Abortion Ban

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have banned abortions based on prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis. Why? Because he believes women “must be able” to abort such babies. The bill was passed by the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania General Assembly the day before landing on the Democrat Gov. Wolf’s desk. It was aimed at protecting those with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis from being aborted, but included exceptions for rape, incest, and medical emergencies. “There is no evidence that this bill is needed in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf commented in his veto message, adding: This legislation is a restriction

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