San Francisco Bans Employee Paid Travel to Pro-Life States

Expanding a 2016 ban on city-funded employee travel to certain locations, San Francisco will now also prohibit employees from taking paid travel to states that are pro-life. San Francisco Supervisor Vallie Brown introduced the proposal on Tuesday at a meeting for the city’s board. The proposal would expand the current ban on paid travel to states that have “anti-LGBT” laws by including highly pro-life states as well. Brown argued that this proposal, “will expand the existing ordinance to states that have waged war on our constitutionally protected right to an abortion.” All eleven members of the board were “yes” votes,

Planned Parenthood Ousts President Leana Wen

After less than a year on the job, Dr. Leana Wen has been removed from her position as president of Planned Parenthood. Wen cited “philosophical differences” in a statement released after her ouster was announced, adding: I believe the best way to protect abortion care is to be clear that it is not a political issue but a health care one, and that we can expand support for reproductive health care as the fundamental health care that it is. My statement stepping down as President/CEO of @PPFA and President of @PPAct. — Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) July 16, 2019

New Gallup Poll Reveals Rising Pro-Life Support

Gallup recently released a 2019 public opinion poll that revealed rising pro-life support in certain areas. The poll surveyed public attitudes about abortion. There was a lot of information given in the survey results, but here are five key takeaways: 1. Pro-life identification is at its highest level since 2013. In 2013, the number of people who identified as pro-life dropped to roughly 44 percent. This 2019 poll showed that the number has increased to 49 percent. 2. Those who want to see Roe v. Wade overturned are still in the minority. While the number of people who identify as

Ohio’s Pro-Life “Heartbeat Bill” Blocked by Federal Judge

A federal judge blocked the enforcement of Ohio’s newly signed pro-life law on Wednesday, ruling it unconstitutional. Senate Bill 23, signed into law by Republican Governor Mike DeWine in April, would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Since a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into the pregnancy, this law would prohibit a large amount of the abortions that occur within the state. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett used this fact as his motivation to issue a preliminary injunction against the bill. Arguing that a pregnant woman should have time to “choose her fate,”

Castro Pushes Illogical “Reproductive Justice” at 2020 Debate

While the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are each rushing to be the most pro-abortion candidate in the running for their party’s nomination, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has taken it a step further, calling for “reproductive justice” in the first televised debate. This ideology was stressed in his answer to a question asked by debate moderator Lester Holt:  Holt: Secretary Castro, this one is for you. All of you on stage support a woman’s right to an abortion. You all support some version of a government health-care option. Would your plan cover abortion, Mr. Secretary? Castro:

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Anti-Infanticide Bill

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers vetoed a bill on Friday that would have mandated proper medical care for infants who are born alive after an abortion attempt. Governor Evers, a Democrat, previously referred to the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act as “redundant” and not a “productive use of time.” After vetoing the bill, he stated: Everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care, and that includes reproductive health care…Politicians shouldn’t be in the business of interfering with decisions made between patients and their healthcare providers. The anti-infanticide bill was not Evers only veto on Friday. Three other bills that would

New York City to Begin Directly Funding Abortions in 2020

New York City just became the first American city to directly fund abortions, appropriating $250,000 of their 2020 budget for abortions. Allocated dollars will be given to the New York Abortion Access Fund. This fund pays clinics for abortions on behalf of women who have insurance or Medicaid coverage that will not pay for abortions. An estimated one-third of the money they pay out is paid on behalf of women who come from out-of-state to get an abortion in New York. The fund has been paying for abortions since 2001. They paid for nearly 600 women to terminate their pregnancies

Bill Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Defeated in Conn. Senate

Pro-lifers in Connecticut are rejoicing after a bill that would have targeted pro-life pregnancy centers failed in the State Senate on Wednesday. House Bill 7070, which was heavily supported by NARAL Pro-Choice America, would have given the government authority to monitor and censor pro-life pregnancy centers in the state. The bill read: No limited services pregnancy center, with the intent to perform a pregnancy-related service, shall make or disseminate before the public, or cause to be made or disseminated before the public…any statement concerning any pregnancy-related service or the provision of any pregnancy-related service that is deceptive, whether by statement

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