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Planned Parenthood Celebrates ‘Pride Month’ With Video of ‘Transgender’ Woman Bragging About Her Abortion. “When it comes to your abortion, any reason is the right reason,” Planned Parenthood said in a Tweet. “Telling your abortion story is important, and the more we talk about this essential form of health care [sic], the more normalized it becomes.” Read more here.
Newborn Baby Saved From Infanticide Thanks to Safe Haven Baby Box. Knoxville, Tennessee had its first infant rescued in the city’s Safe Haven Baby Box last week, and the baby boy is now safely with the Department of Children’s Services in hopes of finding a loving adoptive family. Read more here.
Abortion Clinic Staffer Tries to Hide Botched Abortion on 911 Call, Calls Hemorrhaging ’Non-Emergency.’ An employee of Women’s Med in Dayton, Ohio called 911 to request a hemorrhaging woman with a “non-emergency” be transported to a hospital emergency room. Read more here.
New Jersey Aims To Be a Safe Haven for Abortion, but Crisis Pregnancy Centers Stand in the Way, Leaders Say. Gov. Phil Murphy (Dem-NJ) is trying to crack down on crisis pregnancy clinics working to create safe havens for women in the post-Roe era, but similar plans have had mixed results in other Democratic-controlled states such as California and Connecticut. Read more here.
Pro-Life Legal Group Will Fight for Justice for Pro-Life Advocates Who Were Brutally Assaulted. The American Center for Law and Justice is representing Dick Schafer and Mark Crosby, who were assaulted and seriously injured during an attack outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Baltimore last weekend. Read more here.
Judge Temporarily Blocks South Carolina’s Heartbeat Abortion Ban One Day After Becoming Law. South Carolina Circuit Judge Clifton Newman has temporarily blocked a ban on abortion for babies with detectable heartbeats, just a day after it was signed into law. Read more here.
Wyoming Defends Abortion Bans in Latest Court Filings. As Wyoming defends its new ban on medication abortions, the state is arguing in court filings that abortions are not health care and the Legislature has the authority to decide which medical services are available in Wyoming. Read more here.
Biden Will Use Tax Dollars for Hotline to Promote Abortion. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to launch a 24-hour hotline for abortion referrals and information, which will not include mention of pro-life organizations. Read more here.
Pope Francis Condemns Abortion: ‘Unborn Life Has the Right to Exist.’ In his preface for the book, Il miracolo della vita (The Miracle of Life), Pope Francis lauded “the qualified contribution of science which shows the beauty of looking at unborn life as the holder of the highest right that belongs to everyone: that of existing.” Read more here.
Almost One Year After Dobbs, 15 States are Protecting Babies From Abortions. Since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling nearly a year ago, 25 states now have laws restricting abortions after 15 weeks or sooner, with 15 of them banning abortion completely or with extremely limited exceptions. Read more here.
Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns Two Abortion Bans. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down two state laws banning abortion, but the 1910 statute that criminalizes performing an abortion with the exception of saving the mother’s life remains in effect. Read more here.
Republican Nevada Gov Signs Bill Making State a Safe Haven for Abortion Tourism. Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo signed a bill into law that prohibits authorities in the state from pursuing or aiding in any criminal charges brought against out-of-state women who travel to Nevada for an abortion. Read more here.
ACLU Sues Nebraska Over Law Banning Abortion, ‘Sex Changes’ for Kids. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Nebraska for its laws banning abortion at 12 weeks and “sex change” surgeries for minors. Read more here.
Abortions Up Nearly 20 Percent in Scotland Last Year. The number of abortions recorded in Scotland shot up by 19 percent last year, according to statistics from Public Health Scotland. Read more here.
South Carolina Judge Halts Enforcement of State’s Six-Week Abortion Ban. A South Carolina judge temporarily blocked the state’s new heartbeat abortion ban just one day after it was signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster. Read more here.
Denmark Considers Lowering Age for Abortion Without Parental Consent. Denmark wants to lower the age at which a young women can receive an abortion without parental consent to 15 years old, according to the Minister for Gender Equality. Read more here.
Congress Queries Biden’s Problematic Global Women’s Office. Leading members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of State questioning a shift of emphasis on women’s issues from economics to the promotion of abortion and LGBT rights. Read more here.
South Carolina Passes Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The South Carolina legislature passed a six-week “heartbeat” abortion restriction that is set to be signed into law by the governor. Read more here.
Group Behind Ohio Abortion Amendment Has Long History of Opposition to Parental Rights. An organization behind a push for an amendment establishing a “right” to abortion in the Ohio constitution has a history of anti-parent statements, including calling for an end to parental involvement in abortion decisions. Read more here.
Abortion Pill Maker Seeks to Keep Challenge to WV Abortion Ban Alive. Lawyers for abortion pill maker GenBioPro Inc. urged a West Virginia federal judge to allow them to proceed with their challenge to the state’s near-total abortion ban, claiming it is invalid because it interferes with the federal government’s approval of mifepristone. Read more here.
Nebraska Gov Signs Bill Limiting Abortion and ‘Gender Transition’ Treatment for Minors. Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed a bill banning abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy and setting limits on “gender transition” treatments for minors. Read more here.
Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill Revoking Care for Babies Who Survive Abortion. The Minnesota legislature passed a bill which repeals the existing requirement that reasonable measures be taken to “preserve the life and health” of born-alive infants, meaning an infant could be denied lifesaving care and allowed to die. Read more here.
Montana District Court Temporarily Halts Ban on Dismemberment Abortions. A Montana district court issued a temporary restraining order over a new abortion law which bans dismemberment abortion procedures in the state unless it’s a medical emergency. Read more here.
Vermont Gov Signs Bills Making Abortion, Gender Surgeries for Kids a Legal Right. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed bills which establish abortion and so-called “gender-affirming health care services” for minors as “legally protected” health care activities. Read more here.
UK Pro-Life Activist to Take Case to ECHR. A disability rights campaigner who has Down’s syndrome has announced that she will take her case against the UK government over the country’s discriminatory disability abortion law to the European Court of Human Rights. Read more here.
North Carolina Legislature Overrides Veto of Abortion Ban. Republican North Carolina lawmakers overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that bans most abortions after 12 weeks. Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Pill Case Moves to Appeals Court. Three Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges are set to hear arguments in a case over access to the abortion drug mifepristone. Read more here.
Montana Gov Signs Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a pro-life bill that will ban dismemberment abortions that occur after the first trimester. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Report Alleges Women Suffering Health Complications in Pro-Life States. Pro-abortion researchers released a report detailing health “complications” in states that restricted abortion based on unverified and anonymous accounts from healthcare providers. Read more here.
North Carolina Gov Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation that would ban most abortions in the state after 12 weeks, but the Republican supermajority in the legislature vowed to override the veto. Read more here.
Poll: Majority of American Women Say More Support Would Have Stopped Their Abortion. About 60 percent of women who have undergone abortions would not have had one if they received more emotional or financial support, according to a study from Charlotte Lozier Institute. Read more here.
South Carolina Gov Calls Back Legislature for Heartbeat Abortion Ban. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order to create an additional legislative session to resolve several remaining pieces of legislation, including a heartbeat abortion bill. Read more here.
North Carolina Abortion Ban Sets Off Heated Veto Override Battle. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vowed to veto North Carolina’s new 12-week abortion ban, setting up a pressure campaign to flip one Republican state senator to stop a veto override. Read more here.
Poll: Majority of Americans Support Keeping Abortion Pill Available. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 66 percent of respondents want abortion drug mifepristone to remain on the market, compared to 24 percent who want it withdrawn. Read more here.
Vermont Gov Signs ‘Shield Bills’ to Protect Access to Abortion, ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed abortion and “gender-affirming care” shield bills into law that protect providers from discipline for providing these services, including the distribution of abortion pills. Read more here.
Thousands Attend March for Life in Dublin. Crowds of thousands attended the March for Life in Dublin following a review that recommended doctors be immune from prosecution for performing abortions at any point up to birth. Read more here.
Nevada Advances Proposal to Enshrine Abortion Rights Into State Constitution. Nevada lawmakers passed a joint resolution that would codify legal abortion access in the state constitution, should the measure be passed by voters in the future. Read more here.
Connecticut College Says It Will Pay for Student Abortions. Wesleyan University in Connecticut will now cover procedure and travel costs for any student who wishes to get an abortion, regardless of their insurance status. Read more here.
Florida Group Launches Initiative to Get Pro-Abortion Constitutional Amendment on 2024 Ballot. A coalition in Florida launched an effort to get a question on the 2024 general election ballot that would codify abortion rights in the state constitution. Read more here.
Abortion Clinics in Three States Sue to Protect Pill Access. Abortion clinics in Virginia, Montana and Kansas sued the FDA in federal court to force the agency to drop several longstanding restrictions on how abortion pill mifepristone can be prescribed. Read more here.
Utah Judge Blocks Bill That Would Have Banned Abortion Clinics in the State. A Utah judge blocked a bill that would have banned abortion clinics in the state and allowed only hospitals to perform the procedure. Read more here.
Irish Abortion Review Recommends Doctors Be Immune From Prosecution for Abortion Up to Birth. A review into the abortion law in Ireland has recommended that doctors be able to perform abortions up to birth without the threat of prosecution and that the three-day waiting period before an abortion be removed. Read more here.
North Carolina Passes 12-Week Abortion Ban. The North Carolina Senate passed a 12-week abortion ban, tightening the current restriction on abortion at 20 weeks. Read more here.
Hundreds of Pro-Lifers Dominate Marathon All-Night Hearing on Maine’s No-Limits Abortion Law. Hundreds of pro-life Mainers testified against a bill that would remove most limitations on abortion in the state in an overnight, nearly 20-hour long hearing on the proposal. Read more here.
Montana Gov Signs Several Pro-Life Bills Into Law. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a slew of pro-life bills into law, creating protections for babies, mothers, and abortion survivors. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Ask Congress to Block Abortion in HIV/AIDS Bill. Pro-life groups have asked Senate and House leaders to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance for HIV/AIDS does not include funding for abortion and transgenderism. Read more here.
Wisconsin Judge Set to Hear Arguments Challenging State’s Abortion Ban. A Wisconsin judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging the state’s 174-year-old abortion ban, a statute held in abeyance for nearly five decades until the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last year. Read more here.
Experts Testify to U.S. Senate That Abortion Does Not Help Mothers. Pro-life experts testified during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that abortion is not a solution for maternal mortality. Read more here.
New York Gov Signs Bill Mandating Abortion Pills Be Available on College Campuses. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislation package that will require public universities to provide abortion pills on campus, according to her press release. Read more here.
Montana Gov Signs Bill Requiring Medical Care for Babies Who Survive Abortions. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed the Infant Care and Safety Act, a bill that provides legal protections to and ensures appropriate medical care for babies who survive abortions. Read more here.
Maryland Gov Signs Bills Protecting Access to Abortion, ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed measures into law to protect access to abortion and expand Medicaid coverage for “gender-affirming care.” Read more here.
Judge Declines to Block Colorado From Banning Abortion Pill Reversal. A federal judge in Denver rejected a Catholic medical center’s bid to block Colorado from banning the abortion pill reversal method because Colorado had agreed to not enforce the ban. Read more here.
California Hotline to Provide Legal Help Related to Abortion. California has joined with law firms and advocacy groups to create a hotline that provides access to information and pro bono services for people who need legal help related to abortion. Read more here.
Michigan Lawmakers Act to Protect ‘Abortion Rights’ of Workers. Michigan lawmakers continued efforts to protect “abortion rights” as the state legislature advanced a bill that would prohibit employers from treating a worker differently for having an abortion. Read more here.
Tech Groups Weigh in Against Texas Bill to Limit Promotion of Abortion Pill. A coalition of advocacy groups wrote a letter to the chairs of the Texas House of Representatives requesting that the leadership oppose legislation restricting the sale of select abortion pills in Texas. Read more here.
SCOTUS Declines to Hear Challenge of Indiana Law Requiring Burial of Fetal Remains. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the legality of an Indiana requirement that abortion providers bury or cremate fetal remains, allowing the law to be enforced. Read more here.
Florida Pro-Life Laws at Risk From Legal Challenge. Florida recently passed a law banning abortion after six weeks, but a challenge to the state’s previous 15-week abortion ban could determine the constitutionality of all abortion laws in the state. Read more here.
Maine Lawmakers Debate Bill to Expand Abortion Access to Fetal Viability. The Maine legislature is considering a bill that would allow women to get abortions all the way up to the point where a baby can survive outside the womb. Read more here.
Minnesota Gov Signs Bills Making State Into Abortion, ‘Gender Transition’ Sanctuary. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a trio of bills into law, effectively making the state a sanctuary for abortion and “gender transition” procedures. Read more here.
Pro-Life Bills Fail to Pass in Nebraska, South Carolina. Republican-controlled legislatures in South Carolina and Nebraska failed to pass pro-life bills to restrict abortion. Read more here.
Washington State Shields People Seeking Abortions, ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ Washington state enacted legal protections for people who travel there seeking abortions and “gender-affirming” treatment. Read more here.
Vermont Legislature Passes Legal Protections for Abortion, Gender Procedures. The Vermont legislature passed bills aimed at protecting providers from discipline for providing legally protected abortion and “gender-affirming” medical services. Read more here.
Rhode Island House Votes to Let State Health Plans Cover Abortions. A Rhode Island bill that, if passed, would allow the state to fund abortions through Medicaid and employees’ health plans, cleared the state House in a 49-24 vote. Read more here.
UK Home Abortion Pills Spark Major Review Demand as Emergency Calls Double. Parliamentarians have demanded a review into the availability of home abortion pills after records revealed a dramatic increase in emergency calls from women who had taken them. Read more here.
Kansas House Overrides ‘Born Alive’ Veto, Sends to Senate. The Kansas House of Representatives has overridden Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a bill that requires emergency care for infants born alive after a failed abortion. Read more here.
Parents Argue Ohio Amendment Will Allow Minors’ Abortions, ‘Sex Change’ Without Parental Consent. Ohio parents are concerned that a proposed state constitutional amendment to guarantee access to abortion will upend parental rights and allow minors to receive abortions and undergo “gender transitions” without their consent or notification. Read more here.
Biden Admin Urges Appeals Court to Overrule Abortion Pill Restrictions. The Biden administration urged a U.S. appeals court to overrule a judge’s order that would essentially ban the abortion pill mifepristone by suspending the drug’s federal regulatory approval. Read more here.
North Dakota Gov Affirms State’s Near-Total Abortion Ban. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum revised the state’s near-total abortion ban, affirming that the state prohibits abortion after six weeks. Read more here.
Peruvians Celebrate Life and Family in Massive Parade Drawing Over 100,000 Participants. Over 120,000 people took part in a massive pro-family parade in Peru to celebrate “the value of every person and every human life,” the group’s organizers said. Read more here.
USPS Says It Will Follow Laws Regarding Mailed Abortion Pills. The Biden Administration’s mail-order abortion regime is being challenged as part of a federal lawsuit, but no matter the outcome, the United States Postal Service plans to “follow the law,” Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said. Read more here.
Japanese Panel Approves Nation’s First Abortion Pill. A health ministry panel approved Japan’s first abortion pill. Final approval from the health minister is expected to follow, but the timing remains unclear. Read more here.
FDA Neglected Environmental Concerns With Abortion Pill Approval, Petition Claims. A new citizen’s petition contends that the FDA failed to assess the environmental impact of women using pills to end their pregnancies at home and flushing their unborn child’s remains down the toilet when it approved the abortion pill in 2000. Read more here.
Christian Democrats in Belgium Support Law Change to Increase Abortion Access. The Christian Democratic and Flemish party in Belgium said that it will support increasing the abortion time limit from 12 to 14 weeks and cutting the current six-day reflection period to 48 hours. Read more here.
SCOTUS Preserves Abortion Pill Access as Legal Challenges Continue. The U.S. Supreme Court preserved access to the abortion pill mifepristone, issuing a full stay in a legal case challenging the government’s approval of the drug more than 20 years ago. Read more here.
Oregon Secures Three-Year Supply of Abortion-Inducing Medication. Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has directed the state to obtain a multi-year supply of the abortion pill mifepristone amid the possibility that a court ruling could restrict access to the drug. Read more here.
Minister Says Canada Will Offer Access to Abortion Pill If U.S. Ban Upheld. Canada’s families minister says the federal government is prepared to offer Americans access to a widely used abortion pill that could be restricted in the United States. Read more here.
Ireland’s Abortion Review to Recommend Sweeping Changes to Existing Law. A review into Ireland’s abortion law will reportedly recommend sweeping changes, including a change to the waiting period to access abortion medication. Read more here.
ACT Becomes First Australian Jurisdiction to Offer Free Access to Abortions. The ACT has become the first Australian jurisdiction to offer free universal access to abortion services, covering surgical and medical abortions up to 16 weeks’ gestation. Read more here.
Small New Mexico City Challenges State ‘Abortion Rights’ Law. The city of Eunice, New Mexico has filed a legal challenge against a new state law that guarantees access to abortion and overrode the city’s local pro-life ordinance. Read more here.
SCOTUS Further Delays Decision on Access to Chemical Abortion Pill. The U.S. Supreme Court extended the temporary pause placed on restrictions to abortion pill mifepristone until Friday, putting off a decision on its future for now. Read more here.
Generic Drug Company Sues to Keep Abortion Pill on Market in U.S. GenBioPro Inc, maker of the only U.S. generic version of the abortion pill mifepristone, filed a lawsuit seeking to ensure that it can continue selling its pill amid ongoing legal challenges. Read more here.
Abortion Providers Push Handheld Abortion Tech to PCPs Across U.S. A group of abortion providers are training primary care physicians in an abortion procedure known as “manual uterine aspiration” which uses a small, handheld device “to remove pregnancy tissue.” Read more here.
Senate Republicans’ Effort to Repeal VA Abortion Policy Fails. The Senate struck down a Republican resolution that would have repealed a rule from the Biden administration that forces the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide abortions. Read more here.
Mississippi Gov Signs Eight Pro-Life Bills to Support Adoption, Pregnant Moms. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed eight pro-life safety net measures that will support foster children, improve the adoption process, and provide aid to moms and babies. Read more here.
Online Abortion Pill Provider Advertises ‘Complete Solution for Unwanted Child.’ An online provider of “DIY” abortion pills has been advertising an “abortion pill kit,” which it markets as “a complete solution for an unneeded child.” Read more here.
Washington Bill Authorizing DOC to Sell Abortion Pills Clears Senate. A bill that would authorize the Department of Corrections to sell abortion pills in Washington state and distribute the pills to prison inmates has cleared the Senate. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Colorado From Enforcing New Abortion Law Against Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. A federal court has narrowly blocked a Colorado law that censors pro-life pregnancy centers and prevents them from offering the abortion pill reversal method to women. Read more here.
Colorado Enshrines Access to Abortion, ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ A trio of health care bills enshrining access in Colorado to abortion and “gender-affirming” procedures and medications became law as the state tries to make itself a “safe haven” for residents in neighboring states. Read more here.
SCOTUS Temporarily Stays Ruling That Suspended Abortion Pill Approval. The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked a federal court’s ruling that suspended the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs involved in a chemical abortion. Read more here.
Biden DOJ to Appeal Abortion Pill Case to SCOTUS. The Biden administration announced that it will make an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a ruling that reinstituted limits on the access and delivery of abortion pills. Read more here.
Florida Gov Signs Heartbeat Abortion Ban Into Law. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that was passed overwhelmingly by the legislature banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Thousands Attend ‘Yes to Life’ March in Spain. Thousands of people have taken to the streets for the annual “Yes to Life” march in Madrid, Spain. Read more here.
U.S. States With Abortion Bans See Massive Drop Since Overturn of Roe. Abortions dropped by nearly 96 percent in the thirteen states with bans compared to the months before Roe v. Wade was overturned, a recent report shows. Read more here.
Washington Senate Passes ‘Shield’ Bill for Underage Abortions, Gender Surgery. The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit Washington law enforcement agencies or the courts from enforcing other states’ laws regarding abortion or gender surgeries for minors. Read more here.
Pending Abortion Ban Can’t Be Prevented, Montana Judge Rules. A judge has ruled that a bill to restrict dismemberment abortions in Montana will become law – at least temporarily – if the governor signs it, denying a request by abortion advocates to preemptively block the legislation. Read more here.
Nebraska Lawmakers Take Up Debate on Abortion Restrictions. Nebraska lawmakers began debate on a bill that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is generally around the sixth week of pregnancy. Read more here.
Biden DOJ Asks Court to Keep Abortion Pill on the Market as Legal Battle Continues. The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal appeals court to order the abortion pill mifepristone to remain on the market pending further litigation, days after a judge suspended FDA approval of the drug. Read more here.
California Stockpiles Abortion Medication After Texas Court Ruling. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will stockpile an emergency supply of 2 million abortion pills known as misoprostol in response to a federal judge in Texas ruling against the authorization of another medication used in chemical abortions. Read more here.
Hundreds of U.S. Drugmakers Call for Reversal of Texas Abortion Pill Ruling. Over 300 biotech and pharmaceutical industry executives signed an open letter calling for reversal of a federal judge’s decision to suspend sales of the abortion pill mifepristone. Read more here.
Kansas Legislature Passes Abortion Pill Plan. Kansas lawmakers passed a bill requiring medical providers to tell patients that a chemical abortion can be reversed once it’s started, though the governor is expected to veto the measure. Read more here.
Montana Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Met With Preemptive Lawsuit. Planned Parenthood of Montana filed a preemptive lawsuit seeking to stop legislation that would ban second trimester dismemberment abortions, arguing the proposed law is unconstitutional. Read more here.
Lawsuit Targets Ohio Amendment That Would Enshrine Abortion in State Constitution. Cincinnati Right to Life filed a lawsuit with the state’s highest court to prevent a proposed constitutional amendment from appearing on the ballot in November, arguing that it should be split into multiple amendments because it covers more than one issue. Read more here.
Texas Judge Halts FDA Approval of Abortion Pill Mifepristone. A federal judge in Texas signed an injunction directing the FDA to stay mifepristone’s approval while a lawsuit challenging the safety and approval of the drug continues. Read more here.
Judge in Washington Orders Feds to Keep Abortion Pill Access. A federal judge in Washington state ordered U.S. authorities not to make any changes that would restrict access to the abortion medication mifepristone, countering a ruling by a judge in Texas that ordered a hold on federal approval of the drug. Read more here.
Arizona Gov Vetoes Bill Protecting Lives of Infants Who Survive Abortion Attempts. Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation that would protect newborns from infanticide after surviving an abortion, regardless of whether the baby is likely to survive. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Block Idaho Ban on Out-of-State Abortion Referrals. A Planned Parenthood affiliate and two doctors filed a lawsuit seeking to block Idaho authorities from punishing healthcare providers for referring patients to get abortions in other states. Read more here.
New Mexico Gov Signs Off on Protections for Abortions, ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law guaranteeing protections for doctors who provide abortions and “gender-affirming care.” Read more here.
Lawsuit Filed Against Utah Law That Could Close Abortion Facilities. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against a Utah law that may close the state’s abortion facilities, asking a judge to place a preliminary injunction on the law while their suit proceeds. Read more here.
Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Funding Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. The Arkansas legislature passed a measure authorizing a million dollars in funding for grants to pregnancy help organizations in the state, such as crisis pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies. Read more here.
More Than 8,500 Abortions Performed in Ireland in 2022. Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said that over 8,500 preborn children were aborted in 2022. Read more here.
Idaho Gov Signs Abortion Trafficking Bill Into Law. Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a bill into law making it a crime to help a minor get a surgical or chemical abortion without their parent’s consent. Read more here.
Kansas Lawmakers Pass Born Alive Protection Bill. Kansas lawmakers passed a bill requiring treatment for infants born alive, “regardless of the intent of delivery.” Read more here.
Washington State Stocks Up on Abortion Pills Ahead of Court Ruling. Washington state has purchased a three-year supply of a leading abortion medication in anticipation of a court ruling that could limit its availability, Gov. Jay Inslee said. Read more here.
Michigan Repeals 1931 Abortion Ban. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a measure repealing the state’s 1931 abortion ban that made no exceptions for rape or incest. Read more here.
Narrow Abortion Exemption Bill Passed by Tennessee Lawmakers. Tennessee lawmakers gave final approval to legislation that would add a narrow exemption to one of the strictest abortion bans in the United States, with it now heading to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk for his approval. Read more here.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Secures Liberal Majority Before Major Abortion Case. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz won a crucial seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, securing a 4-3 majority for the left before the court is expected to decide on a pending lawsuit challenging the state’s law banning abortion. Read more here.
Idaho Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion Trafficking. The Idaho Legislature passed a bill prohibiting adults from helping a minor obtain an abortion procedure or an abortion-inducing pill without their parent or guardian’s consent, stating that they would be committing “abortion trafficking.” Read more here.
Florida Senate Passes 6-Week Abortion Ban. The Florida Senate approved a bill to ban abortions after six weeks. The measure will now be considered by the House. Read more here.
New Mexico Supreme Court Blocks Local Abortion Ordinances. The New Mexico Supreme Court blocked local pro-life ordinances in response to a request by the state attorney general who wants to ensure New Mexico remains a “safe haven” for women seeking abortions. Read more here.
Florida Fines Abortionists for Violating Mandatory Waiting Period. The state of Florida, which previously passed a 15-week abortion restriction, has reportedly been handing out fines to abortionists who have violated a mandatory waiting period law. Read more here.
Over 87,000 Abortions Recorded in Canada in 2021. The Canadian Institute for Health Information recently released its latest statistics confirming 87,485 induced abortions in Canada in 2021. Read more here.
Georgia Supreme Court Reviews Appeal of State’s Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The Georgia Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case against the state’s heartbeat abortion ban, with opponents saying the ban “forces” pregnancy and childbirth on women. Read more here.
Minnesota Bill Would Let Babies Die Who Survive Abortions. A newly introduced health omnibus bill in the Minnesota House would repeal a measure protecting babies who are already born, whether or not they were born after surviving an abortion. Read more here.
Pentagon Leaders Defend Using Taxpayer Money for Abortion Travel. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin argued during a Senate committee hearing that the policy of using taxpayer funds to pay for troops’ travel when seeking abortions is “based on strong legal grounds.” Read more here.
Suspect Charged With 2022 Firebombing of Wisconsin Pro-Life Group’s Office. A Wisconsin man was arrested in connection with an attack on a pro-life organization’s office just days after the leak of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the Department of Justice announced. Read more here.
Wyoming Gov Signs Law Banning Abortion Pills. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law a ban of abortion pills. He also allowed another abortion bill to become law without his signature. Read more here.
Kansas House Passes Bill Requiring Care for Infants Born Alive After Abortion. Kansas lawmakers approved a bill that would require doctors to save infants born alive following an attempted abortion, despite pushback from opponents who dispute how often this occurs. Read more here.
IACHR to Hear First Abortion Rights Case. For the first time in its history, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear a case about the legality of denying a woman access to abortion services. Read more here.
Oklahoma Court Finds Right to Abortion to Preserve Mother’s Life. Oklahoma’s highest court ruled the state’s constitution protects a right to an abortion to preserve the mother’s life and that a doctor does not need to wait until there is an immediate medical emergency to perform one. Read more here.
Utah Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Ban. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation preventing abortion clinics from obtaining new licenses in the coming months. The law eliminates the procedure altogether at health clinics in 2024. Read more here.
North Dakota’s Top Court Will Not Reinstate State’s Abortion Ban. North Dakota’s Supreme Court refused to revive a strict abortion ban previously blocked by a lower court, finding that the ban violates a state constitutional right to abortion to preserve the mother’s life or health. Read more here.
Irish Health Minister Receives Final Report on Review of State’s Abortion Laws. A detailed review of Ireland’s abortion laws has been sent to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, which he will use to make a recommendation on future legislation. Read more here.
Norway Debates Proposal to Enshrine ‘Right’ to Abortion in Constitution. A proposal from the Venstre Party in Norway to make abortion part of the constitution has met heavy criticism from other religious and political groups. Read more here.
New Mexico Gov Signs Bill Overriding Local Abortion Bans. New Mexico’s governor signed an abortion rights bill that overrides local ordinances aimed at limiting access to abortion procedures and medications. The bill also protects access to “gender-affirming healthcare.” Read more here.
California Bill Would Protect Doctors Who Mail Abortion Pills. Doctors in California who mail abortion pills to people in other states would be protected from prosecution under a new bill announced in the state legislature. Read more here.
Colorado Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Expand Abortion, Trample Conscience Rights. Colorado legislators have introduced a package of three bills intended to protect so-called “abortion rights” in the state. Read more here.
Thousands Turn Out for Pro-Life March in Spain. Thousands turned out for the Yes to Life March in Madrid, Spain where the sponsoring organizations expressed their support for pro-life laws and practices in the country. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Introduces Legislation to Bar DOD From Paying Abortion Travel Costs. Senator Joni Ernst is leading the efforts on legislation aimed at amending the Department of Defense’s travel statute to prevent funding from being used to pay for service members and their families to travel to obtain an abortion. Read more here.
Texas Judge Sets Date for Abortion Pill Hearing. A federal judge in Texas is expected to hold the first hearing this week in a case that could lead to the Food and Drug Administration being forced to withdraw its approval for the two-pill regimen that is now used to carry out a majority of abortions in the United States. Read more here.
UK Govt to Spend Hundreds of Millions for Abortions in Africa. The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has launched a new initiative “to tackle gender inequality” with the use of over £200 million of taxpayers’ money for programs that provide abortions and fund “pro-choice campaigns” in Africa. Read more here.
Abortions in Norway on the Rise After Years of Decline. The number of abortions reached close to 12,000 last year in Norway, a rise of 10 percent after years of decline. Read more here.
Wyoming Legislature Approves Bill to Ban Abortions From Conception. The Wyoming legislature has approved a bill prohibiting all elective abortions in Wyoming and creating penalties for abortionists who violate the law. Read more here.
Florida Lawmakers Introduce ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban. Legislators in Florida introduced a bill that would ban doctors from knowingly performing or inducing a termination of pregnancy after the sixth week of gestation, or the time at which a heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
New Hampshire Senate Defeats Bill Creating a Constitutional ‘Right’ to Abortion. The New Hampshire Senate rejected pro-abortion legislation that would have created a state constitutional right to abort unborn babies. Read more here.
NY Officials Ask Pharmacy Chains for Plans on Abortion Drug Access. New York government officials sent a letter to pharmacy operators CVS Health Corp, Walgreens Boot Alliance and Rite Aid Corp, asking about their plans to make the abortion pill mifepristone available in the state. Read more here.
Major UK Study Recommends Extending Abortion Powers to Nurses. Nurses and midwives in the UK should be allowed to authorize and perform abortions, according to a study funded by the government. Read more here.
Scottish Candidate Commits to Introducing Abortion Up to Birth. Humza Yousaf, who is running to be the next First Minister of Scotland, has committed to removing abortion from the criminal law, which would introduce abortion on demand up to birth in Scotland, along with legalizing sex-selective abortion. Read more here.
Idaho House Passes Bill to Stop Trafficking Teens to Other States for Secret Abortions. The Idaho House has approved a bill that would stop the trafficking of teenage girls to other states for secret abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent. Read more here.
Montana Judge Blocks Parental Consent Law. A Montana judge has permanently blocked the state’s law requiring minors under 16 to obtain the consent of their parents at least 48 hours before getting an abortion, while noting that a trial is necessary to determine if the state’s parental notification law should remain in place. Read more here.
Women Sue Texas Over Abortion Ban, Say It Risked Their Lives. Five women who said they were denied abortions even when pregnancy allegedly endangered their lives are suing Texas over its abortion ban. Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Pill Campaign Targeted College Campuses. MayDay Health launched a campaign on March 1 to drive billboards through populated cities advertising where college students can access abortion pills in states that implemented abortion restrictions. Read more here.
Wyoming Legislature Passes Two Pro-Life Bills. Wyoming legislators approved two bills related to abortion, including a ban on medication abortion and a bill stating that abortion is not health care. Read more here.
U of Notre Dame Holds ‘Reproductive Justice’ Series. The University of Notre Dame is hosting a “Reproductive Justice” series of speaker events this semester pushing pro-abortion and transgender ideology to its Catholic students, according to the event page. Read more here.
Walgreens Refuses to Distribute Abortion Pills. Walgreens clarified that it is not distributing abortion pills anywhere, including in states where they remain legal, out of an abundance of caution during a changing legal landscape. Read more here.
Utah Lawmakers Advance Abortion Clinic Ban. The Utah Senate passed a measure to limit where people can get abortions in Utah, banning abortion clinics and effectively requiring they only be provided in hospitals. Read more here.
Ohio AG Approves Language in Abortion Protection Petition. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office approved summary language in a petition to enshrine abortion rights in Ohio’s state constitution, advancing the closely watched amendment to its next step. Read more here.
UN Urged to Intervene on ‘Destruction’ of U.S. ‘Abortion Rights.’ International human rights organizations are calling on the United Nations to intervene over the so-called “destruction” of “abortion rights” in the U.S. Read more here.
Whistleblower: FBI Threat Tag Created After SCOTUS Dobbs Decision Shifted to Focus on Pro-Lifers. The FBI created a threat tag following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, but it later “shifted” to focus on pro-life individuals, an agent-turned-whistleblower told a House subcommittee. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Court Says Pro-Life Maternal Care Centers Don’t Have to Hire Abortion Activists. A federal court in New York ruled that forcing pro-life maternal care centers to employ pro-abortion employees violates the organizations’ First Amendment rights to expressive association. Read more here.
Washington State Lawmakers Pass Shield Law for Abortion Procedures. Washington State lawmakers passed a shield law offering protection to anyone traveling from out-of-state for an abortion. Read more here.
World’s Largest Pro-Life Group Asks Congress to Investigate Profits From Abortion Pills. 40 Days for Life, the world’s largest pro-life campaign, is demanding a congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers for alleged “profiteering” from the sale of abortion pills. Read more here.
Irish Govt Spent Almost One Million Euro Promoting Abortion Referral Service. The state-run health service in the Republic of Ireland has been spending taxpayer money on advertising its abortion referral service and paying Google to ensure that its own abortion referral services outperform other pro-life pregnancy services. Read more here.
ACOG Bans Pro-Life Doctors From Conference. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists barred a group of pro-life doctors from setting up a booth at their annual conference, despite that same group having been permitted to host a booth at the conference for 15 years prior to the incident. Read more here.
Protestant Council of Rwanda Bans Abortions in Its Clinics. The Protestant Council of Rwanda has directed all health facilities run by its members to stop carrying out abortions. Read more here.
Texas Supreme Court Rejects Defamation Claims of Pro-Choice Group. The Texas Supreme Court handed down a major ruling in defense of free speech, rejecting an effort by pro-choice groups to use defamation lawsuits against pro-life advocates. Read more here.
Massachusetts Politician Faces Calls to Resign After Saying Babies With Disabilities Should Be Aborted. Michael Hugo, a local Democrat official in Massachusetts, is facing calls from irate parents to step down after complaining about the cost of special education for children with disabilities who are not aborted. Read more here.
Japan Considers Approving Abortion Pill. Japan is moving closer to approving an abortion pill for the first time, with a secondary panel at the health ministry expected to make a decision as early as March. Read more here.
Pro-Life Groups Sound Alarm on Ohio Abortion Proposal They Say Will ‘Cancel the Right of Parents.’ Pro-life organizations are alarmed by Ohio pro-choice groups’ “extreme” proposal to expand abortions across the state, claiming it would “endanger women and children.” Read more here.
Report: Underground Network Has Shipped 20,000 Abortion Pills Across U.S. In the six months following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, an “underground abortion pill network” has reportedly shipped at least 20,000 packs of abortion pills across the United States. Read more here.
U.S. DOJ Charges Eight Pro-Life Activists With Blocking Access to Abortion Clinic. The Department of Justice has charged eight people with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act by allegedly interfering with access to an abortion clinic. Read more here.
U.S. ‘Abortion Rights’ Groups and Law Firms Launch Legal Defense Network. Major abortion rights organizations and private law firms have teamed up to provide legal counsel to patients and providers navigating the various abortion laws in the United States to find access to the procedure. Read more here.
Utah Advances Legislation to Ban Clinics That Offer Only Abortion. The Utah House of Representatives passed two bills which would effectively shut down abortion clinics that only offer abortion and would also help victims of rape and incest. Read more here.
New Mexico House Passes Bill to Increase Minors’ Access to Abortion and ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ Legislation passed by the New Mexico House would prohibit cities and public schools in New Mexico from interfering with a person’s access to abortion or “gender-affirming care.” Read more here.
Ohio Groups Aim to Get ‘Abortion Rights’ on the Ballot in November. Two pro-abortion groups in Ohio announced a campaign to get an initiative on the ballot that aims to add the “right to reproductive freedom” to the state constitution. Read more here.
Walgreens Will Not Sell Abortion Pills in Kansas After Receiving Letter From AG. Walgreens announced it will not dispense mifepristone in Kansas after receiving a letter from the state attorney general warning that doing so would violate state and federal laws. Read more here.
NY Clinic Establishes Abortion Tourism Program. Choices Women’s Medical Center in New York is offering a new program to bring women from pro-life states to their clinic for an abortion. Read more here.
Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Two Pro-Life Laws. The Kentucky Supreme Court refused to strike down two major pro-life laws in the state, leaving them in place but sending one back to lower courts for further consideration. Read more here.
South Carolina House Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban. The South Carolina House has passed a near-total abortion ban with exceptions for rape, incest, fatal fetal anomaly and the patient’s health and life. Read more here.
Virginia Senators Block Bill Requiring Medical Care for Living Infants Who Survive Abortion. Virginia Democrats voted down a bill in a Senate committee that would require medical care for infants born alive after a botched abortion. Read more here.
Spanish Parliament Passes Bill Allowing Teen Abortions Without Parental Consent. The Spanish parliament passed a law allowing 16- and 17-year-old girls to undergo an abortion without parental consent. Read more here.
Idaho AG Files Brief Asking Judge to Lift Block on State’s Pro-Life Law. The office of Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador has filed a brief in U.S. District Court with new arguments in the lawsuit brought on by the U.S. Department of Justice that sought an injunction against the state’s pro-life law. Read more here.
Pentagon to Pay for Out-of-State Travel for Abortions Following Roe Reversal. The U.S. Department of Defense announced new policies paying for travel for out-of-state abortions as some states move to restrict or ban the procedure. Read more here.
North Carolina AG Refuses to Defend State Restrictions on Abortion Pill. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is refusing to defend his state’s abortion pill restrictions, arguing that an abortionist’s legal challenge to them correctly asserts that they violate the constitution. Read more here.
Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge to Texas Abortion Ban. A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to Texas’ ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Calls on Biden Admin to Ignore Any Ruling Restricting Access to Abortion Pill. Sen. Ron Wyden said the Food and Drug Administration should ignore any decision that cuts off access to mifepristone, an abortion-inducing drug, and allow it to remain on the market. Read more here.
Utah Lawmakers Pave Way for Challenge to Hold on State’s Abortion Ban. Utah lawmakers passed a bill that could make it easier for opponents to challenge a court-ordered hold on the state’s proposed abortion ban. Read more here.
Court Rules Personhood Rights Apply to Fetuses Under Massachusetts Homicide Law. Justices on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that even when someone does not directly injure a fetus when they kill a pregnant woman, the appropriate charges should amount to a double homicide. Read more here.
Education Conference in U.S. Requires ‘Abortion Access’ for Attendees. An education organization has moved a previously scheduled conference in Texas to Colorado, saying it wants to make sure abortion services are available for attendees. Read more here.
U.S. States, Others Weigh in on Court Battle Over Abortion Pill. Dozens of U.S. state attorneys general weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to block access nationwide to a drug used in medication abortions, with Republicans in support of the lawsuit and Democrats warning of “devastating consequences” if it succeeds. Read more here.
NI Court of Appeal Considers Challenge Against Abortion Services. A move to establish full abortion services in Northern Ireland allegedly undermines a protection against stereotyping people with disabilities, the Court of Appeal has heard. Read more here.
Spanish MP Calls for More Pro-Family Policies, Less Promoting of Abortion. A member of the Spanish populist party VOX in the region of Andalusia has called for more pro-family policies to assist mothers and for the government to promote abortion less. Read more here.
U.S. Medical Orgs Push Back on FDA’s Approval of Chemical Abortion Drugs. Four national medical associations and others filed a brief in federal court that pushes back on the Food and Drug Administration’s arguments against withdrawing or suspending its approval of chemical abortion drugs that harm women and girls. Read more here.
South Carolina Senate Passes Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The South Carolina Senate passed a bill to ban abortions on unborn babies whose heartbeats can be detected and feels this bill is drafted in a manner to conform with a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned the previous heartbeat abortion ban. Read more here.
Spain’s Constitutional Court Rules in Favor of 13-Year-Old Abortion Law. Spain’s Constitutional Court upheld a 13-year-old law that allows women to abort on demand within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy after the issue resurfaced following a regional party’s effort to limit abortion access. Read more here.
Maryland Gov, Officials Supporting Abortion Protections. Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and top state lawmakers announced support for a package of measures protecting “abortion rights,” including a state constitutional amendment. Read more here.
Texas AG Sues Biden Admin Over Rule Forcing Pharmacies to Carry Abortion Pills. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the agency’s guidance mandating pharmacies provide abortion pills regardless of state law. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Group’s Study Concludes That Pro-Life Centers Offer Faster, Cheaper Service. A recent study published by the academic journal Contraception showed that wait times were longer and costs higher for abortion clinics than they were for crisis pregnancy centers, especially in states less friendly to pro-life centers. Read more here.
Most Women Who Had Abortions Say They Felt Pressure to Do So, Study Finds. A recent study found that 61 percent of women who have had an abortion reported that they had faced external pressure to have the procedure done, influencing their decisions. Read more here.
AZ Legislative Leadership Seeks to Defend Pro-Life Law Prohibiting Disability Discrimination. The Arizona State Senate president and the speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives filed a motion that asks a federal district court to allow the lawmakers to intervene in defense of a state law that prevents children from being aborted simply for having a disability. Read more here.
Biden Urges Congress to Codify Roe to Counteract States’ ‘Extreme Abortion Bans.’ President Biden urged Congress to codify Roe v. Wade to counteract Republican states’ “extreme abortion bans,” also vowing to veto any national abortion restrictions that arrive at his desk. Read more here.
Spanish Court to Rule on Abortion Law After 13 Years. Spain’s constitutional court has begun reviewing an appeal made more than a decade ago against a reform making it easier for women to get an abortion. Read more here.
U.S. State AGs Demand Yelp Stop Discriminating Against Crisis Pregnancy Centers. A coalition of 24 state attorneys general sent a letter to Yelp opposing the company’s alleged discrimination against crisis pregnancy centers in its search results. Read more here.
Tennessee Gov Proposes Millions for Pro-Life Centers. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee unveiled plans to funnel tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to pro-life centers as he declared the state had a moral obligation to support families. Read more here.
AP Bans Term ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers,’ Directs Journalists to Use Negative Term Instead. The Associated Press added an entry to its style guide directing journalists to put the term “crisis pregnancy center” in quotes, and to use “anti-abortion center” instead, to convey that “the centers’ general aim is to prevent abortions.” Read more here.
New Illinois Abortion Facility Will End Preborn Lives Up to Six Months. Equity Clinic, a new abortion facility in Champaign, Illinois, will perform surgical abortions up to 23 weeks and 6 days gestation, an age when many babies can survive outside the womb. Read more here.
Texas Lawsuit Could Upend U.S. Abortion Industry. A lawsuit out of Amarillo, Texas could potentially reverse the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone and misoprostol for use in chemical abortions in the coming weeks. Read more here.
Massachusetts Launches Abortion Hotline to ‘Help Families.’ Massachusetts has launched an abortion hotline to “help people and families” access legal advice and other abortion resources. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions. Republican senators have introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that protects infants who survive an attempted abortion to ensure they receive the same care as any other newborn. Read more here.
Indiana Justices Won’t Hear Second Abortion Case. The Indiana Supreme Court said it will not consider a challenge to the state’s abortion ban that is based on the argument that the law violates some people’s religious freedoms, leaving that decision to an appeals court, at least for now. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Democrats Want Taxpayer-Funded Abortions for Diplomats. Senate Democrats have called upon the State Department and USAID to guarantee abortion services for foreign service officers stationed overseas. Read more here.
U.S. Pressures Benin to Withdraw From Pro-Life Document. The Biden Administration has pressured the small country of Benin to remove its name from the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a document explaining that abortion is not an international right. Read more here.
Report: Biden Admin Evaluating Public Health Emergency Declaration on Abortion. The Biden administration is considering a public health emergency declaration regarding abortion, according to a recent report. Read more here.
Minnesota Gov Signs Broad Abortion Rights Bill Into Law. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law which guarantees a “right” to abortion throughout all stages of pregnancy. Read more here.
CVS and Walgreens May Be Held Liable for Abortion Pills, State AGs Say. Twenty Republican attorneys general are sending a message to CVS and Walgreens, saying the companies could be found liable if they proceed to use the mail to ship abortion medication. Read more here.
French Senate Rejects Initiative to Enshrine Abortion in Constitution. The French Senate Law Commission rejected a draft law aimed at enshrining abortion in the Constitution, questioning the practical impact of such a move. Read more here.
UK Abortion Provider Sees 50 Percent Increase in Abortions. Abortions have surged by almost 50 percent in the first two weeks of this year compared with the same time last year, according to abortion provider MSI Reproductive Choices, formerly Marie Stopes International. Read more here.
Satanic Temple Opens Clinic to Provide ‘Religious Abortion Care’ in New Mexico. The Satanic Temple is opening a health clinic in New Mexico which will offer telehealth screenings and appointments to provide abortion pills to patients free of charge. Read more here.
Minnesota Senate Passes Abortion Bill Opponents Call ‘Most Extreme’ in Nation. Following 14 hours of debate, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill which will enshrine the “right” to abortion without limits. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Activist Arrested by FBI Acquitted on Federal Charges. A federal jury acquitted Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck, who was charged with violating the FACE Act over a 2021 skirmish with a Planned Parenthood volunteer outside a Pennsylvania clinic. Read more here.
South Carolina Abortion Ruling Being Challenged by State AG. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a petition asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that struck down the state’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban. Read more here.
Japan to Decide on Abortion Pill After Panel’s Agreement. Japan’s health ministry will soon decide whether to make abortion pills available for the first time after the proposal cleared a major hurdle with endorsement by a government panel. Read more here.
Virginia Lawmakers Kill Proposed ‘Pain-Capable’ 15-Week Abortion Ban. A Virginia Senate subcommittee has killed legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, or the time when a baby in the womb is capable of feeling pain. Read more here.
‘Satanic’ Abortion Statue Appears Outside NYC Courthouse. An eight-foot-tall golden statue was installed atop a New York City courthouse, with many claiming that it has allusions to “demonic” imagery. Read more here.
Thousands of Pro-Lifers March in Paris as French Parliament Considers Pro-Abortion Measure. Twenty-thousand pro-lifers marched for life in Paris, as France faces a legislative battle to add “equal access to the right to abortion” to the constitution. Read more here.
Maker of Abortion Pill Sues U.S. States Over Abortion Bans. GenBioPro, maker of the abortion pill mifepristone, filed a lawsuit challenging state abortion bans, claiming an impact on the company’s bottom line. Read more here.
South Dakota Gov Warns Pharmacists Against Dispensing Abortion Pills. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley sent a letter to pharmacists in their state warning that they will be subject to felony prosecution if they dispense abortion pills. Read more here.
Florida Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Abortion Ban Challenge. The Florida Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge targeting the state’s 15-week abortion ban but declined to grant the plaintiffs’ request for an emergency injunction blocking the law. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Extremists Indicted for Allegedly Defacing Florida Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. Two Florida residents have been indicted on federal charges in connection with attacks on several pro-life pregnancy resource centers in the Sunshine State over a period of three months. Read more here.
U.S. Down Syndrome Abortions to Be Outlawed in Bill Aimed at Building Culture of Life. House and Senate Republicans proposed legislation that would make it a federal crime for doctors to knowingly perform an abortion that is sought to terminate the life of a fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome. Read more here.
New York Passes Bill to Codify Abortion Rights in State Constitution. The New York legislature passed an amendment to the state constitution that would enshrine abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Washington Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Seven Abortion Bills. Abortion rights proposals have been front and center in Olympia, Washington as state lawmakers heard hours of public testimony on seven proposals that would reinforce abortion access. Read more here.
Hundreds Take Part in Dueling Rallies at SCOTUS on Roe’s 50th Anniversary. Pro-life and pro-choice advocates held opposing demonstrations outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. Read more here.
Oregon Launches Abortion Hotline Offering Free Legal Advice. Oregon is launching a new abortion hotline offering free legal advice to callers, moving to further defend abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
U.S. DOJ to Monitor New Pro-Life Bills in State Legislatures. Upcoming state-level initiatives to restrict abortion access will be on the radar of the U.S. Justice Department, top DOJ officials announced. Read more here.
March for Life 2023 Speakers Celebrate Roe’s End. Though the 50th Annual March for Life took place in a post-Roe world, participants marched for the continuing goal of protecting human life in states where abortion remains legal. Read more here.
Lone Abortion Clinic in NW Florida Permanently Closes After Three Women Hospitalized. Northwest Florida’s only abortion clinic has permanently closed after a pro-life watchdog group uncovered three incidents in which patients had to be hospitalized with serious injuries over a nine month span. Read more here.
Biden to Sign Memorandum Ensuring Access to Abortion Pills. President Joe Biden will issue a presidential memorandum to protect access to abortion pills to mark 50 years since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Read more here.
Bill to Expand Abortion in Ireland Passes First Step. A bill to expand access to abortion in Ireland has passed its first legislative step, just five years after voters were told that abortion would not be allowed in the country beyond 12 weeks. Read more here.
New Mexico AG Seeks to Nullify Local Abortion Bans. New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez asked the state Supreme Court to nullify abortion ordinances that local elected officials have passed in recent months in conservative reaches of the Democratic-led state. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Celebrate First March for Life Since SCOTUS Victory. Pro-life activists, students, and organizations will gather in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life for the first time since the Supreme Court’s historic decision to strike down Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Minnesota House Passes Abortion Rights Bill. The Minnesota House passed a bill codify a “right” to abortion on-demand through all stages of pregnancy. The bill now heads to the Senate. Read more here.
Indiana’s Top Court Weighs Challenge to State Abortion Ban. A state lawyer urged the Indiana Supreme Court to uphold the state’s abortion ban as the justices weighed whether they should decide its constitutionality before lower courts have fully considered the case. Read more here.
FBI Offers Reward for Information About Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Attacks. The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward to sources who can provide information about the suspects responsible for a spate of attacks on pro-life pregnancy resource centers. Read more here.
Poll Shows 91 Percent of Americans Affirm Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. A January 2023 Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll revealed that 91 percent of Americans support the existence of pregnancy resource centers, which offer resources to women during pregnancy and after their babies are born. Read more here.
Reversing Abortion Drug’s Approval Would Harm Public Interest, U.S. FDA Says. The Food and Drug Administration is urging a judge to reject a request by pro-life advocates for a court order withdrawing federal approval for the drug used in medication abortions, claiming such a move would “dramatically harm” the public interest. Read more here.
Maine Gov Unveils Bill to Protect ‘Abortion Care.’ Maine Gov. Janet Mills unveiled a bill which would eliminate language under the state’s current laws where medical providers performing abortions would be subject to criminal procedures under certain circumstances. Read more here.
France Set to Enshrine Abortion in Constitution. The French Senate will soon hear a bill previously passed by the National Assembly which would enshrine the right to abortion in the nation’s constitution. Read more here.
Poll Shows That 61 Percent of Americans Identify as Pro-Choice. A new poll found that 61 percent of Americans self-identify as pro-choice just ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Montana Lawmaker Seeks to Overturn Pro-Abortion Ruling. The Montana legislature is considering a proposal that would interpret the state’s constitutional right to privacy to mean that it does not protect the right to an abortion. Read more here.
AGs Plead With FDA to Reverse Decision on Abortion-Inducing Drugs. Attorneys general from 22 states signed a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf, urging him to reverse the administration’s decision to make it easier for women to access abortion pills. Read more here.
NYC to Provide Free Abortion Drugs at Clinics. New York City health clinics will soon offer abortion medication to patients for free as the city positions itself as a safe haven for abortion access following the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Regional Abortion Rights Restrictions Spark Debate in Spain. A regional government’s move to restrict abortion rights in a large part of central Spain reignited debate on the issue in the southern European country, in the runup to this year’s local elections. Read more here.
Illinois Gov Signs Bill Expanding Access to Abortion and ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill shielding abortion and “gender-affirming health care” patients and providers from legal action originating across state lines. Read more here.
Biden Admin Links Abortion to Global Economic Empowerment. The Biden administration released a new strategy to promote global women’s economic empowerment, which directs the U.S. government to expand access to “sexual and reproductive health care,” a term understood to include abortion. Read more here.
Most U.S. House Democrats Oppose Resolution Condemning Attacks on Pro-Life Facilities. Nearly all U.S. House Democrats voted against a resolution condemning attacks against pro-life facilities and churches. Read more here.
U.S. House Passes Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The U.S. House passed a bill guaranteeing medical care to babies born alive after an attempted abortion, though 210 Democrats voted against the measure. Read more here.
Illinois Lawmakers Consider Allowing Nurses to Perform In-Clinic Abortions. Illinois state legislators are considering changes to licensing laws which would allow nurses to perform in-clinic abortions. Read more here.
Ohio AG Asks Justices to Lift Order Blocking Abortion Law. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of Ohio’s heartbeat abortion ban after the law was blocked by a lower court. Read more here.
Alabama Could Prosecute Women Who Use Abortion Pills, Says AG. Alabama’s attorney general says that women who use abortion pills can be prosecuted, despite the recent FDA ruling allowing the pills to be sent by mail or obtained in pharmacies. Read more here.
New Jersey Allocates $15M to Make ‘Welcoming’ Upgrades to Abortion Businesses. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the state will allocate $15 million to abortion businesses for upgrades and improvements to their facilities. Read more here.
Pope Francis Condemns Abortion as Evidence of ‘Throwaway Culture.’ Pope Francis once again condemned abortion, insisting that true peace can only be achieved when the unborn are protected. Read more here.
State Supreme Court Upholds Idaho’s Near-Total Abortion Ban. The Idaho Supreme Court upheld the state’s near-total abortion ban, marking the latest legal success for state trigger laws after a federal “right” to abortion was dismantled last year. Read more here.
Pro-Life Doctors Blast FDA’s Decision to Offer Abortion Pills at Pharmacies. A recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowing pharmacies to dispense abortion pills could lead to harmful and even lethal consequences for women, according to pro-life medical professionals. Read more here.
South Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down State Abortion Ban. The South Carolina Supreme Court struck down a ban on abortion after a heartbeat is detected, ruling the restriction violates the state constitution’s right to privacy. Read more here.
WHO Calls for Removal of Any Law Limiting Abortion. The World Health Organization has recommended the removal of any legal or policy standard that might impede access to abortion, at any stage of pregnancy, and for any reason. Read more here.
Irish Hospital Master Says 95 Percent of Parents With Down Syndrome Babies Choose Abortion. About 95 percent of parents whose babies are diagnosed with Down syndrome at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin choose to have an abortion, according to the master of the hospital. Read more here.
Walgreens, CVS Plan to Provide Abortion Pills Following FDA Rule Change. Walgreens and CVS, the two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S., plan to provide abortion pills in stores following a recent FDA regulatory change that permitted retail pharmacies to dispense the medicine. Read more here.
FDA Finalizes Rule Expanding Availability of Abortion Pills. The Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule change that broadens availability of abortion pills to many more pharmacies, including large chains and mail-order companies. Read more here.
Arizona 15-Week Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect. A law passed by the Arizona state legislature banning abortions after 15 weeks has gone into effect. Read more here.
Arizona Appeals Court Rejects Use of 1864 Abortion Ban. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that it would not prosecute doctors who perform an abortion under an 1864 law prohibiting the procedure because the legislation in question predates the state’s establishment. Read more here.
U.S. DOJ Says Post Office Can Continue Sending Abortion Pills to States Who Have Banned the Procedure. The Department of Justice will allow the U.S. Postal Service to continue shipping abortion pills, even within jurisdictions that restrict abortions, according to a December 23 opinion from the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel. Read more here.
Lithuania Legalizes Abortion Pill Through Nine Weeks. Lithuania has reportedly legalized the abortion pill through nine weeks of pregnancy, calling it “simpler and safer” than a surgical abortion. Read more here.
Italian Study Reveals 40 Percent of Women Experience Severe Pain After Abortion Pills. An observational study conducted at two centers in Bologna, Italy found that 40 percent of women experienced severe pain when undergoing chemical abortions. Read more here.
U.S. House Affirms FDA Can Block States From Banning Abortion Pills. The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure which reaffirms the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to block states from banning abortion pills. Read more here.
Wisconsin Legislators Mull Abortion Ban Changes Amid Veto Threat. Wisconsin Republicans who control the legislature are divided over whether to push for rape and incest abortion exceptions in the face of Gov. Tony Evers’ pledge to veto any bill that keeps the state’s 173-year-old ban in place. Read more here.
Challenge to Five North Carolina Pro-Life Laws Dropped. Planned Parenthood and other abortion activists dropped their legal challenge against five North Carolina pro-life laws, allowing all five laws to remain in effect. Read more here.
Survey Data Show Gen Z Students Considered Changing Schools Based on Overturning of Roe. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is impacting some Gen Z students’ decision to attend college or remain in institutions located in certain states, survey data show. Read more here.
U.S. Congress Earmarks Hundreds of Millions for ‘Reproductive Health.’ The omnibus spending bill currently under consideration in Congress includes a minimum of $575 million towards “reproductive health,” a euphemism for abortion, in areas where population growth “threatens biodiversity.” Read more here.
Kansas Planned Parenthood Announces Telemedicine Abortions. A Planned Parenthood affiliate announced that its clinics in Kansas are offering chemical abortions through telemedicine. Read more here.
Over 100 Medics Urge Ireland to Keep Abortion Safeguards. More than one hundred medics have urged the Irish government to reject pressure to remove the three-day reflection period before a woman has an abortion. Read more here.
Guam Legislature Passes Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The Guam legislature approved a pro-life bill to protect unborn babies by banning abortions once their heartbeat is detectable. Read more here.
Abortions in Texas Dropped 97 Percent the Month After Roe Was Overturned. Only 68 abortions were performed for Texans in the month of July 2022, according to preliminary data from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, down from the 2,596 procedures performed in June 2022. Read more here.
Hollywood Is Depicting Abortion in Films at Record High Rates, Study Finds. The number of television shows and films depicting abortion in their plot lines reached a record high in 2022, according to a study by Abortion Onscreen. Read more here.
Students, Lawmakers Demand New York Colleges Stock Abortion Pills on Campus. Students and lawmakers rallied near Barnard College in New York City in support of legislation that would require New York colleges to provide access to abortion pills. Read more here.
Spain Passes Law Allowing Some Minors to Get Abortions Without Parental Consent. Spain’s parliament passed a law which removes a mandatory three-day “reflection” period for women who wish to terminate their pregnancy and eliminates the need for those aged 16-17 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to abort. Read more here.
Teen Vogue Tells Girls How to Promote Abortion to Families at Christmas. Teen Vogue published a “guide” to help teens convince their families and friends while visiting over the Christmas holiday to support abortion on demand. Read more here.
Thousands Weigh in on Abortion Law Reform Proposals in Western Australia. The Western Australian government has received over 16,000 public comments regarding proposals to overhaul existing abortion laws and increase access to the procedure. Read more here.
Committee Launched to Put Abortion on Ballot in Ohio. Several abortion rights groups are joining forces to introduce a ballot measure that would let Ohio voters decide whether to put a “right” to abortion in the state constitution. Read more here.
CNN Includes Photo of Woman Getting Abortion in 2022 ‘Year in Pictures.’ CNN included a photo of a woman getting a surgical abortion in Birmingham, Alabama, in their yearly round-up of pictures from the year 2022. Read more here.
Indiana Appealing Second Court Decision Blocking Abortion Ban. The Indiana attorney general’s office asked the state Supreme Court to review a county judge’s ruling that the state abortion ban violates religious freedom laws. Read more here.
New Zealand Abortionist Boasts About Performing Large Number of Abortions. Dr. Simon Snook, owner of abortion clinics in New Zealand, boasted about ending the lives of more babies than expected through his new “0800 dial an abortion” service. Read more here.
Denmark to Review Abortion Limits. The Danish Ethics Council has decided to review the nation’s 12-week abortion limit which was set over 50 years ago. Read more here.
Poll Shows Tennesseans Want Exceptions to Abortion Law. Most registered voters in Tennessee want exceptions for rape or incest in the state’s abortion ban, according to new Vanderbilt University polling. Read more here.
Nigerian Govt Rejects Report on Abortion Program. The Nigerian government has rejected a Reuters report about a secret program of abortions run by the country’s military, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said. Read more here.
DOJ Official Admits Targeting of Pro-Lifers Is Response to Overturning Roe. The Justice Department has been targeting pro-life activists through the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act as a response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, according to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. Read more here.
Oklahoma Petition to Enshrine Abortion Rights Withdrawn. A group of Oklahoma residents has withdrawn a petition that sought to put a state question on the ballot that would codify a “right” to abortion. Read more here.
Iowa Judge Blocks Effort to Ban Most Abortions in the State. An effort to ban most abortions in Iowa was blocked by a state judge who found there was no process for reversing a permanent injunction that blocked the abortion law in 2019. Read more here.
Guam Senators Begin Debate on Heartbeat Act. Lawmakers began discussion on the Guam Heartbeat Act of 2022 which would ban abortions on a fetus that has an active heartbeat. Read more here.
Minnesota City Drops Ordinance Allowing Residents to Sue Abortionists. The city of Prinsburg, Minnesota has decided to drop a proposal that would allow residents to sue abortionists after the state’s attorney general told city council members that the ordinance was unconstitutional. Read more here.
Independent U.S. Abortion Clinic Closures Double After Dobbs Decision. A report from the Abortion Care Network shows that double the amount of independent abortion clinics closed in 2022 compared to 2021 since the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
AP Stylebook Rejects ‘Fetal Heartbeat,’ ‘Late-Term Abortion’ as Valid Terms. The Associated Press announced that it doesn’t find terms like “fetal heartbeat” and “late-term abortion” to be journalistically acceptable. Read more here.
Texas Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Doctor Accused of Violating State Abortion Law. A Texas court threw out a lawsuit against a doctor who violated the state law prohibiting abortions after six weeks, finding that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the suit. Read more here.
Council of Europe Pressures Malta to Fully Legalize Abortion. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights is calling for pro-life laws to be “fully repealed” in Malta to protect a woman’s “right” to abortion. Read more here.
Notre Dame University President Disavows Professors Who Promoted Abortion. The president of Notre Dame University has disavowed two professors after they pushed pro-abortion messaging in a major newspaper. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Fund Travel for Abortions. Senate Democrats introduced a bill that would help fund expenses for women who need to travel to undergo abortion procedures. Read more here.
Netherlands Increases Access to Abortion Pill. The Dutch government has made abortion easier to access by allowing general practitioners to prescribe abortion pills if they choose to do so. Read more here.
Thousands Take to Streets of Malta to Demand Govt Not Introduce Abortion. Over 20,000 people marched through Malta’s capital to protest the government’s decision to consider a bill that would legalize abortion in the country. Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Rates in 2020 Increased Eight Percent From 2017, New Report Finds. A new report from the Guttmacher Institute shows an eight percent increase in the overall abortion rate from 2017 to 2020, with a whopping 45 percent increase in the number of medication abortions during that period. Read more here.
Full Abortion Services to Be Set Up in Northern Ireland After Delays. Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris said Northern Ireland health trusts will now be able to recruit and train staff to support the permanent abortion service that is being commissioned. Read more here.
Nevada U.S. Senator Introduces ‘Abortion Funds’ Bill. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto introduced legislation that would create a federal grant program for organizations that connect women to reproductive health care and abortion resources. Read more here.
UN Committee Moves to Block Pro-Lifers. The NGO Committee of the UN Commission on the Status of Women has issued participation guidelines which will have the effect of blocking pro-life and pro-family groups from an upcoming UN conference. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Ban on Religious Freedom Grounds. A second Indiana judge blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after plaintiffs argued that the measure infringes on their religious freedom. Read more here.
New Jersey to Mandate Abortion Be Covered by State-Regulated Health Insurance Plans. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration will soon require state-regulated health plans to provide coverage for abortions. Read more here.
Majority of Canadians Support Legal Protections for Abortion, Survey Finds. Decades after abortion was decriminalized in Canada, a new survey suggests the majority of citizens think it’s time to codify access in law. Read more here.
Over 100 MEPs Support Maltese Govt Abortion Amendments. More than 100 MEPs and 57 MPs from national parliaments are showing support for proposed amendments to the Maltese Criminal Code which will allow for abortions if a woman’s life or health is at risk. Read more here.
Overwhelming Majority of UK MPs Speak Against Introducing ‘Right’ to Abortion. A large line-up of MPs spoke against introducing a “right” to abortion into UK law during a debate that was held in Parliament. Read more here.
Court Reinstates Indiana Abortion Burial, Cremation Law. A federal appeals court has reinstated an Indiana law adopted in 2016 that requires abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains. Read more here.
North Dakota Supreme Court Asked to Lift Injunction Against Abortion Ban. An attorney for North Dakota asked the state Supreme Court to strike down an injunction blocking the state’s abortion ban, saying a lower court judge was wrong to grant it. Read more here.
Georgia Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court, Reinstates 6-Week Abortion Ban. In a unanimous decision, the Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the state’s six-week abortion ban. Read more here.
Kansas Judge Rules Doctors Can Remotely Prescribe Abortion Pills. A Kansas judge stopped enforcement of legislation that prohibited doctors from prescribing abortion pills via telemedicine in the state. Read more here.
French Lower House Votes to Make Abortion a Constitutional Right. France’s lower house voted by a large majority to enshrine abortion rights in the constitution. Read more here.
Citizens Call for Removal of Abortion From Dutch Criminal Code. Nearly 94,000 Dutch citizens signed an initiative to remove abortion from criminal law, more than double those needed for it to be placed on the agenda of the House of Representatives. Read more here.
Woman With Down’s Syndrome Loses UK Abortion Law Appeal. A woman with Down’s syndrome has lost her appeal over a law that allows abortion up until birth for a fetus with the condition. Read more here.
Minnesota Town Considers Law That Would Allow Residents to Sue Abortion Providers. The town of Prinsburg, Minnesota is considering a law that would allow residents to sue medical providers that assist in abortions, despite abortion still being legal in the state. Read more here.
Abortion Activists’ Claims About Miscarriage Put Women in Danger, Experts Say. Abortion activists have promoted claims that state-level abortion restrictions limit doctors’ ability to treat miscarriages, leading to instances in which some medical professionals have opted not to offer timely care for women experiencing pregnancy loss, experts say. Read more here.
UK Baroness Calls for More Abortions to Reduce Number of People Born in Developing Countries. A peer has called on the government to target developing countries with more spending on abortion to help reduce the number of people being born in these countries. Read more here.
Utah Senators Ask State Supreme Court to Reinstate Pro-Life Law. Members of Utah’s Legislative Management Committee have filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Utah Supreme Court to reinstate the state’s law protecting preborn children from abortion, insisting that it is constitutional. Read more here.
Dutch Political Party Calls Abortion a ‘Human Right.’ The Dutch political party known as Democrats 66 has released a document focused on making the country a “safe haven” for international abortion. Read more here.
Maltese Govt Introduces Bill Allowing Abortion Up to Birth. The Maltese government introduced a bill to parliament that will allow de facto abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth in Malta. Read more here.
Lawsuit From Pro-Life Physicians Seeks Clarification About Mississippi Pro-Life Law. Pro-life physicians have filed a lawsuit regarding a 1998 Mississippi Supreme Court decision that ruled abortion is a right in the Mississippi constitution based on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Groups File Lawsuit to Revoke Approval for Abortion Pill. Pro-life groups filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services seeking to reverse the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, an abortion-inducing drug. Read more here.
Attorneys General Challenge Biden Plan to Turn VA Clinics Into Abortion Providers. Fifteen state attorneys general warned the Biden administration that they will sue if VA hospitals start aborting unborn babies in violation of their state pro-life laws. Read more here.
Peruvian Congress Shelves Bill to Decriminalize Abortion in Cases of Rape. The Justice and Human Rights Commission of the Peruvian Congress has rejected a bill to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape. Read more here.
Malta Moves to Ease EU’s Last Total Ban on Abortion. Malta’s government is proposing a change in the law to allow doctors to terminate a pregnancy if a mother’s life or health is at risk, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced. Read more here.
Judge Overturns Georgia ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill. A Georgia judge overturned a state law that bans the abortion of unborn children with a heartbeat at six weeks gestational age. Read more here.
New Jersey Lawmakers Plan to Enshrine Abortion in State Constitution. New Jersey state legislators plan to propose a constitutional amendment to appear on the November 2023 ballot that would enshrine a right to abortion in the state constitution. Read more here.
Kentucky High Court Weighs Abortion Ban. One week after Kentucky voters rejected a pro-life ballot measure, the state Supreme Court weighed whether a statewide ban on abortion previously passed by lawmakers can remain in effect. Read more here.
Biden: Not Enough Votes in Congress to Codify Roe. President Biden said he does not think there are enough votes in Congress to codify Roe v. Wade if Democrats do not regain control of the House. Read more here.
Biden Admin Providing Abortion Access for Migrant Youth. The Biden administration is offering taxpayer-funded abortion access to migrant youth, including transportation from states with abortion restrictions to other states where the procedure is legal. Read more here.
EEOC Opens Discrimination Probes Into U.S. Companies That Fund Abortion Travel. Andrea Lucas, a Republican Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has opened at least three discrimination probes into companies providing abortion-related travel benefits. Read more here.
Traditional Countries Rally on Abortion, Sexuality Issues at UN. A fight broke out in the UN General Assembly Third Committee that pitted traditional countries against powerful Western governments on the questions of abortion, homosexuality, and transgender ideology. Read more here.
Montana Rejects Ballot Measure to Require Medical Care for Infants Born Alive. Montana voters rejected the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act that would have required medical professionals to perform lifesaving medical care on infants who survived abortions or were born prematurely. Read more here.
Legal Action Against Westminster’s Authority to Commission Abortion Services Deferred. Legal action against Westminster’s authority to commission full abortion services in Northern Ireland has been put on hold until next year. Read more here.
EU Parliament to Look Into Poland’s Abortion Laws. EU lawmakers will hold a public hearing to present lawmakers with a list of the women who reportedly died due to Poland’s tightened abortion laws which they say created a de facto ban. Read more here.
Kentucky AG: Vote on Abortion Should Have No Bearing on Court’s Decision. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said his state’s rejection of a pro-life ballot measure should have no bearing on how the Kentucky Supreme Court rules in an upcoming hearing to determine the future of the state’s abortion ban. Read more here.
California, Vermont Approve Limitless Abortion Measures. Limitless abortion measures were overwhelmingly approved in California and Vermont, paving the way to enshrine so-called reproductive rights for women into both state constitutions next year. Read more here.
Kentucky Voters Reject Ballot Measure Restricting Abortion. Kentucky voters rejected a measure to amend the state constitution to confirm there is no right to have an abortion. Read more here.
Michigan Voters Pass Extreme Pro-Abortion Constitutional Amendment. Michigan voters approved the pro-abortion Proposal 3, an amendment to the state constitution that will enshrine a “right” to kill unborn children. Read more here.
Court of Appeal Hears Argument Against UK Govt Decision to Commission Abortion Services in NI. Regulations introduced by the UK government to commission full abortion services in Northern Ireland are legally invalid, counsel for a pro-life group argued to the Court of Appeal. Read more here.
Study: Women Who Abort First Pregnancies at Greater Risk of Health Complications. Women who terminated their first pregnancies appear to have greater health risks during later pregnancies than women whose first pregnancy results in a live birth, according to a study by a pro-life organization. Read more here.
Teen Fights to Change UK’s Discriminatory Down Syndrome Abortion Law. Millie Anna Prelogar, an 18-year-old young woman with Down syndrome from Windsor, England, recently met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as part of her mission to change the country’s discriminatory abortion laws. Read more here.
Biden Admin Sued Over Failure to Release Abortion Pill Records. The Biden administration is being sued for information about the effectiveness of the abortion drug mifepristone after the Department of Health and Human Services refused to release details about its test results. Read more here.
NYC Launches Phone Line to Promote Abortion Access. New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the launch of a new phone line that will connect pregnant women with abortion providers and information about travel and financial aid for abortions. Read more here.
Illinois Governor Announces ‘Free’ Abortions for Women in Prison. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has announced that incarcerated women in the state will now be able to receive taxpayer-funded abortions at no cost to them. Read more here.
Pro-Life Community Stunned by NPR Audio of Woman Getting Abortion. The American pro-life community is in disbelief that taxpayer-funded NPR aired “horrifying and inappropriate” audio of a Michigan woman having an abortion. Read more here.
U.S. Midwife Conference Bans Pro-Life OB-GYNs. A prominent group of pro-life obstetricians and gynecologists found itself excluded from a national midwifery conference over its views on abortion, and the group is raising the alarm about the potential decertification of medical professionals who refuse to toe the line on abortion. Read more here.
DOJ: Attacks on Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers ‘Can Be Prosecuted.’ The Department of Justice told a United States Conference of Catholic Bishops committee that attacks on pro-life pregnancy resource centers can be prosecuted under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Read more here.
NZ Govt Launches ‘Dial an Abortion’ Service. The New Zealand government has launched a new “DIY” abortion scheme that allows women and girls to call a free 0800 number and have abortion pills delivered to them without medical supervision. Read more here.
ECHR: Women’s Rights Violated When She Was Forced to Abort. The European Court of Human Rights has determined that the rights of a 20-year-old woman were violated when her parents forced her to have an abortion in 2010. Read more here.
Ohio Abortions Drop 65 Percent as Abortion Ban Saves Unborn Babies. The Ohio heartbeat law stopped almost 2,500 unborn babies from being aborted in the state this summer, according to a new study by the pro-abortion research group WeCount. Read more here.
CA Proposition Allows for Unlimited Abortions, Pro-Life Opponents Warn. A California proposition would allow abortions at any time and for any reason, pro-life advocates are warning, emphasizing that the media is downplaying such concerns because Californians do not support late-term abortion. Read more here.
North Dakota Abortion Ban Temporarily Blocked as Trigger Law Case Continues. A North Dakota judge has temporarily blocked the state’s abortion ban from going into effect, claiming a constitutional challenge has a strong chance of succeeding. Read more here.
U.S. Data Show There Have Been 22 Times More Attacks on Pro-Lifers Than Pro-Abortion Groups. There have been 22 times more attacks against pro-life groups compared to attacks on pro-abortion organizations since the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, new data show. Read more here.
PA Doctor Compares Crisis Pregnancy Centers to ‘Terrorists’ During Legislative Hearing. A University of Pennsylvania doctor appeared to compare crisis pregnancy centers to “terrorists” during a state senate hearing, accusing the pro-life centers of harming and targeting mothers. Read more here.
Report: FDA Does Not Support Providers Giving Abortion Pills to Women Who Aren’t Pregnant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called out providers who are giving out abortion pills to patients who are not pregnant, saying that doing so could endanger the women who are getting the pills. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Block Pentagon From Funding Abortion Travel. Republican lawmakers are drafting an amendment to a Department of Defense spending bill to block the Pentagon’s new policy of funding abortion travel for its employees who must travel out of state to receive an abortion. Read more here.
End of Roe Has Reportedly Prevented at Least 10,000 Legal Abortions in the U.S. According to data from FiveThirtyEight, there were at least 10,000 fewer legal abortions in the U.S. in the two months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Arizona Agrees Not to Enforce Total Abortion Ban Until 2023. Arizona’s attorney general has agreed not to enforce a near total ban on abortions until at least next year, a move that Planned Parenthood Arizona credited with allowing the group to resume performing abortions across the state. Read more here.
New Abortion Law Takes Effect in Thailand. Abortions are now legal in Thailand up to 20 weeks, a consequence of the nation’s Constitutional Court striking down prior restrictions. Read more here.
Democratic Congressmen Ask U.S. State Dept to Announce Global Right to Abortion. Seventy-one members of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to a State Department legal advisor asking him to recognize a right to abortion in international law. Read more here.
Finland Reforms Abortion Law, Eases Restrictions. Finland’s legislature voted by a wide margin in favor of a law that will, among other things, abolish the need for approval from two doctors to terminate a pregnancy. Read more here.
Poll: Michigan Voters Support Establishing State Right to Abortion. Michigan voters appear to support establishing a right to abortion in the state constitution, a recent Emerson College survey found. Read more here.
Twelve States Sue to Stop Biden From Forcing Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals plans to hear a challenge to a Biden administration rule that forces taxpayers to fund abortion groups, including the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
UK Govt to Take Over Abortion Services in Northern Ireland. The UK government has announced that it will be commissioning abortion services in Northern Ireland following “continued inaction from [the Department of Health for Northern Ireland].” Read more here.
Biden Reveals Support for Federal Abortion Fund. President Biden revealed in a recent interview that he supports the establishment of a federal fund to cover costs associated with abortion, including time off work, travel, and childcare. Read more here.
FBI Has Announced Indictments of 22 Pro-Life Protestors and Zero Pregnancy Center Attackers. The Department of Justice has indicted 22 pro-life protestors this year but has yet to announce a single arrest or indictment against any of the vandals or arsonists who terrorized crisis pregnancy centers. Read more here.
French Senate Rejects Attempt to Make Abortion a Constitutional Right. The French Senate voted against a bill which would make abortion a constitutional right. Two similar bills are waiting in the National Assembly. Read more here.
Pentagon to Pay Travel Expenses for Service Members’ Abortions. The Department of Defense announced that it will subsidize the transportation expenses for female soldiers and their dependents to receive abortions. Read more here.
ECHR Rules in Favor of Feminist Who Protested Topless in Paris Church. The judges of the European Court of Human Rights have ruled unanimously that a feminist who simulated aborting Jesus on the altar of a Parisian church, bare-breasted, was exercising her “freedom of expression.” Read more here.
Seattle Council Member Introduces Proposal to Fund Abortions. Seattle Council Member Kshama Sawant has introduced a proposal which would fund abortion to the tune of $3.5 million, enough money to pay for nearly every abortion in the county. Read more here.
Codifying Roe Will Be Biden’s Top Legislative Priority If Dems Sweep Midterms. President Biden announced that his top legislative priority after the midterm elections will be codifying a national right to abortion, should the Democrat Party retain control. Read more here.
Biden DOJ Targets Another Pro-Lifer With FACE Act Charges. The Justice Department has charged another pro-life activist with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which carries a penalty of up to 11 years in prison. Read more here.
South Carolina Supreme Court Takes Up State Abortion Ban. The South Carolina Supreme Court is conducting a hearing on the state’s ban on abortions after a heartbeat is detected, with exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest, or those that endanger the patient’s life. Read more here.
Biden HHS Gives Money to Guttmacher Institute for Ongoing Abortion Activism. President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services designated $750,000 in taxpayer funds to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute for research that will reinforce the Biden administration’s radical abortion agenda. Read more here.
North Dakota Supreme Court Orders Judge to Reconsider Block on Abortion Law. A North Dakota judge who blocked the state’s law protecting preborn children from abortion has been ordered to reconsider his decision by the state Supreme Court. Read more here.
Organization of American States Adopts Divisive Resolution in Lima, Peru. Leaders of the Organization of American States seemed to oppose their own people by codifying abortion and gender ideology as human rights in a strongly contested resolution. Read more here.
Aborted Baby Remains Not Treated With Respect by BPAS Clinic, UK Inspection Finds. A Care Quality Commission inspection of a British Pregnancy Advisory Service abortion facility in Bournemouth found that fetal remains “were not always treated with respect” and the clinic’s safety “requires improvement.” Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Fetal Personhood Appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether fetuses are entitled to constitutional rights in light of its June ruling overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Read more here.
Indiana Supreme Court Keeps State Abortion Ban on Hold. The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order that prevents enforcement of the state’s abortion ban while the court considers whether it violates the state constitution. Read more here.
Notre Dame Professor Offers Students Abortion Help in Defiance of School Policy. A professor at the University of Notre Dame, a private Catholic university, is offering to help students obtain abortions despite Catholic teaching denouncing the practice as a grave moral evil. Read more here.
Hawaii Won’t Cooperate With States Prosecuting for Abortion. Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed an executive order that aims to prevent other states from punishing their residents who get an abortion in the Hawaiian Islands. Read more here.
One Million March Throughout Mexico for Women, Life, and Peace. More than a million people marched in 30 Mexican states “in favor of the causes of women, the protection of human life, and for peace in Mexico.” Read more here.
Appeals Court Ruling Allows Abortions to Resume in Arizona. A three-judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of a law that almost entirely criminalizes abortions in the state. Read more here.
Poll Shows American Voters Favor Abortion Limits. A new national poll shows American voters want sensible limits on abortion and reject the legalization of abortion up to birth. Read more here.
At Least 66 U.S. Clinics Have Stopped Offering Abortions Since Roe Reversal. Sixty-six health clinics across 15 states have stopped offering abortions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute. Read more here.
U.S. DOJ Charges 11 Pro-Life Activists for Violating FACE Act. The Department of Justice charged 11 pro-life activists with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act related to a protest at an abortion clinic in 2021. Read more here.
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of South Dakota Pro-Life Law. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against a pro-life South Dakota law, vacating a preliminary injunction that had prevented the law from going into effect. Read more here.
‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban Put on Hold by Ohio Judge. A Hamilton County judge put on hold Ohio’s fetal “heartbeat” abortion ban, temporarily making abortion legal in Ohio until 22 weeks as the court considers whether the law violates the state constitution. Read more here.
Idaho Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Three Abortion Laws. The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments in lawsuits over three of Idaho’s abortion laws, with a decision expected sometime in the coming months. Read more here.
Jewish Women Contest Kentucky Abortion Ban. Kentucky’s abortion ban has been challenged by three Jewish women who brought a lawsuit arguing that it violates their religious rights under the state’s constitution. Read more here.
NY College to Offer Abortion Pills to Students. Barnard College, a private women’s college of Columbia University in New York City, said it intends to offer abortion pills to students by Fall 2023. Read more here.
U.S. University Health Insurance Plans Cover Abortion Despite State Bans. A handful of public universities in states that have restricted abortion following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade continue to offer abortion in their student health insurance plans. Read more here.
Biden Ed Secretary Says Students Need Access to Abortion to Thrive in Life. President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Education said during a White House event that college students need to have access to abortion to be able to be successful in life. Read more here.
NI’s Western Trust Resumes Abortion Services. The Western Trust in Northern Ireland has resumed abortion services that were previously suspended due to “staffing resourcing issues.” Read more here.
Thousands Join Ohio March for Life. Thousands of pro-life Ohio residents gathered to support unborn babies’ right to life at their state capital for the first ever Ohio March for Life. Read more here.
Two U.S. States Accounted for Nearly a Third of All Abortions in 2020. In 2020, California and New York collectively committed well over 264,000 abortions, or nearly 30 percent of all abortions reported in the United States. Read more here.
Emergency Calls Related to ‘DIY’ Abortions Up by 64 Percent in UK. Data show the number of 999 calls from people concerned about abortion pill complications increased by at least 64 percent between 2019 and 2020. Read more here.
VA Plans to Perform Abortions on Civilian Women. Less than a month after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that its hospitals will begin performing abortions on female veterans, the VA Under Secretary for Health has revealed that civilian women can undergo so-called emergency abortions there, as well. Read more here.
UK Abortion Chain Opens Series of New Clinics. The UK’s National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service has announced the opening of at least three new clinics, despite scandals in which doctors who worked for the company were found to be pre-signing abortion forms. Read more here.
India’s Top Court Grants 24-Week Abortion Access Regardless of Marital Status. India’s Supreme Court ruled that all women, regardless of marital status, can obtain abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies. Read more here.
UN Agencies Ignore Decisions of the General Assembly. A group of UN human rights experts released a statement declaring “safe abortion” to be a right even though UN member countries have never agreed on a “right” to abortion. Read more here.
Number of Young Dutch Girls Choosing Abortion Skyrockets. The number of girls 15 years and under that had an abortion in the Netherlands reached a record high in 2021. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Urge DOJ to Investigate Cyberattacks on Pro-Life Websites. House Republicans have urged the Department of Justice to investigate cyberattacks on pro-life websites as the national discourse surrounding the issue of abortion grows increasingly heated. Read more here.
Pause on Ohio Heartbeat Abortion Ban Extended. An Ohio judge extended a temporary block on a state law banning virtually all abortions for an additional 14 days. Read more here.
Judge Rules Indiana Can’t Enforce Abortion Burial, Cremation Law. A federal judge has barred Indiana from enforcing a 2016 law’s provisions that require abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains, finding that they violate the U.S. Constitution. Read more here.
New Thai Rules Allow Abortions Up to 20 Weeks of Pregnancy. Thailand will allow abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy under new regulations issued by the Public Health Ministry, a government spokesperson announced. Read more here.
Pro-Life Caucus Forms in Colombian Congress After Legalization of Abortion. Fifty-four members of Colombia’s Congress have joined the new pro-life caucus created to defend life, family, and religious freedom. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Press AG for Answers on Arrest of Pro-Life Activist. Twenty-two members of Congress are demanding answers from Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the recent FBI arrest of Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck. Read more here.
Spanish Supreme Court Finds Abortion Advertising Misleading. The Spanish Supreme Court has confirmed a ruling from a lower court that found a leading abortion provider in Spain guilty of misleading advertising in its claims that abortion is a practice that does not carry risk. Read more here.
California Gov Signs Over a Dozen Bills to Protect ‘Abortion Care.’ California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a slew of pro-abortion bills, including several aimed at protecting “abortion care” for women traveling from out-of-state to seek abortions in California. Read more here.
Telling a Student to Get an Abortion Could Be a Felony, Idaho Universities Warn. The University of Idaho in Moscow and Boise State University in Boise both issued notes to staff warning that “promoting” abortions or abortion services could result in felony charges. Read more here.
Uganda Rejects UN Definition of Abortion as a Human Right. Uganda has joined several other African countries to oppose the contentious United Nations Human Rights Committee’s definition of abortion as a human right. Read more here.
Satanic Temple Sues Indiana Over New Pro-Life Law. The Satanic Temple is suing the state of Indiana over its recently passed abortion restriction law, claiming it infringes on the rights of its followers and violates the Constitution. Read more here.
Lawyer for Pro-Life Activist Arrested by FBI Blasts ‘Outrageous Abuse of Power.’ An attorney for Mark Houck, a Catholic pro-life activist, condemned the recent FBI arrest of his client as an abuse of power from the Department of Justice intended to send an intimidating message to pro-life Americans. Read more here.
D.C. Police Still Probing Deaths of Five Aborted Babies. Six months later, the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. is still investigating the deaths of five preemie-sized aborted babies that pro-life activists say they discovered in boxes outside a D.C. abortion clinic. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Asks for Hold on Arizona Abortion Ruling. Planned Parenthood asked an Arizona judge to put on hold a ruling that allows prosecutors to enforce a law banning abortion in nearly all cases. Read more here.
FBI Agents Raid Home, Arrest Pro-Life Advocate in Front of Wife and Children. Pro-life advocate Mark Houck was arrested on federal charges after a team of FBI agents raided his home in Pennsylvania. The charges relate to an alleged altercation outside a Planned Parenthood clinic where Houck was praying with his son. Read more here.
Bombay High Court Allows Woman to Abort Baby at 26 Weeks. The Bombay High Court granted permission for a woman to abort her baby at 26 weeks as long as doctors confirmed the baby would not be born alive. Read more here.
Texas Lawmakers May Revisit Exceptions to Abortion Law. Several Texas lawmakers indicated there may be support for exemptions to the state’s abortion law which currently prohibits abortions even in cases of rape and incest, with the exception to save the life of the mother. Read more here.
Judge Allows Arizona’s Near-Total Abortion Ban to Take Effect. An Arizona judge ruled that the state can enforce a near-total ban on abortion that had been blocked for nearly five decades. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Ban Amid Planned Parenthood Challenge. An Indiana judge blocked the state from enforcing its new ban on most abortions while Planned Parenthood and other healthcare providers challenge it in court. Read more here.
Montana Voters to Decide on ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill. A referendum on the Montana ballot in November raises the prospect of criminal charges for health care providers unless they take “all medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life” of an infant born alive, including after an attempted abortion. Read more here.
Idaho Asks Judge to Rethink Temporary Block on Abortion Ban. The Idaho attorney general’s office asked U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill to reconsider his decision blocking the state from enforcing a strict abortion ban in medical emergencies. Read more here.
North Dakota Judge Denies Request to Lift Stay on Abortion Ban. A North Dakota judge denied a request to lift his stay of a law banning abortion while a challenge to the law’s constitutionality is pending. Read more here.
DOJ: States Can’t Penalize VA Employees for Providing Abortion Services. A statement by the Justice Department confirmed that states may not penalize employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for facilitating abortions that are permitted under federal law. Read more here.
YouTube Channel Promotes ‘Self-Managed’ Abortions to Minors. The Amaze.org YouTube channel aimed at children is promoting dangerous abortion drugs and “self-managed” abortions to young girls. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Pilots Flying Women Across State Borders for Abortions. An organization of pilots is partnering with abortionists to find women who live in states with pro-life protections and fly them to obtain abortions in nearby pro-abortion states. Read more here.
Thousands March for Life in Pennsylvania. Several thousand Pennsylvanians gathered in Harrisburg at the second annual March for Life to show their support for pro-life policies. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Offer Military Leave for Service Members to Get Abortions. A group of House Democrats has introduced a new bill that would require the military to provide a leave of absence for service members to receive abortions, including military payment to cover out-of-state travel. Read more here.
Thousands Join March for Life in Germany. Around 4,000 participants took part in Berlin’s March for Life in support of the right to life for all people from conception to natural death. Read more here.
Wisconsin Legislature Rejects Gov’s Call for Special Session on Abortion. Wisconsin lawmakers have rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special session to pass a measure creating a way for voters to repeal the state’s 1849 abortion ban. Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Training Curriculum Suggests Aborted Babies Look Like Cotton Balls. A newly updated abortion training curriculum suggests that trainees tell women that a baby aborted at nine weeks may “look like a blood clot or a cotton ball.” Read more here.
Germans Find Access to Abortion ‘Too Easy,’ Survey Shows. A recent survey shows that one in five Germans believes women can get an abortion too easily in the country. Read more here.
Swiss Politicians Introduce New Pro-Life Proposals. Two Swiss politicians have launched pro-life initiatives that will have a national vote if they reach 100,000 signatures before June of next year. Read more here.
Thousands March in Ireland to End Abortion. Thousands attended the March for Life in Dublin, Ireland, calling on the government to address the huge increase in the number of abortions taking place. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Urge Indiana Judge to Block State Abortion Ban. A Planned Parenthood affiliate and other abortion rights groups and providers urged an Indiana judge to block the state’s ban on most abortions, which recently took effect. Read more here.
Indiana Law Banning Most Abortions Takes Effect. An Indiana law banning abortion at all stages of pregnancy with limited exceptions is now in effect, making Indiana the latest state to enact restrictions on the procedure after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Virginia Gov Signs Abortion Ban Into Law. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed into law a ban on abortions at all stages of pregnancy, with exemptions for rape, incest, and medical emergencies. Read more here.
CA University Linked to Disney Offers Students $25K to Make Pro-Abortion Rights Films. A division of the University of Southern California that counts Walt Disney Studios and other major film production companies among its partners has announced a $25,000 grant program for student film projects promoting abortion rights. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Introduces National 15-Week Abortion Ban Bill. Sen. Lindsey Graham has introduced a bill to ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
West Virginia Becomes Second State to Pass Abortion Ban Post-Roe. The West Virginia legislature passed a bill to prohibit nearly all abortions, making it the second state to pass a new ban since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Judge Temporarily Blocks Ohio’s Heartbeat Abortion Law. A judge has temporarily blocked the implementation of an Ohio law that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks of gestation and is being challenged by abortion clinics in the state. Read more here.
Feminist Leader Admits ‘We Inflated the Figures’ to Get Abortion Legalized in Mexico. A well-known feminist leader recently admitted that her group inflated the number of women who die during “clandestine abortions” in the effort to decriminalize abortion in Mexico. Read more here.
Hungary’s Govt Tightens Rules Regulating Abortion. Hungary’s government has issued a decree which will require doctors to present women requesting an abortion with fetal vital signs, an obligation that tightens the country’s abortion rules. Read more here.
California Launches Website Promoting Abortion Services. California launched a publicly funded website to promote the state’s abortion services, listing clinics and letting teenagers in other states know they don’t need their parents’ permission to get an abortion in the state. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Ohio’s Six-Week Abortion Ban for 14 Days. A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban for 14 days, allowing abortion up to 22 weeks in the state while the six-week law is blocked. Read more here.
Florida Abortion Clinic Faces Bankruptcy, Fines for Violating 24-Hour Waiting Period. An Orlando, Florida abortion provider says it could go bankrupt due to fines they are facing after repeatedly violating the state’s 24-hour waiting period requirement before an abortion. Read more here.
Indiana Abortion Ban Challenged Under Religious Freedom Law. Opponents of Indiana’s abortion ban set to soon take effect filed a lawsuit arguing it would violate a state religious freedom law that was approved in 2015. Read more here.
Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Abortion Case, Allowing Lower Court Case to Proceed. The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a case brought by abortion providers in late June challenging the state’s fetal “heartbeat” law. Read more here.
Tennessee Abortion Clinic Moves Across State Lines to Avoid Ban. An abortion clinic in Bristol, Tennessee has moved across state lines to its twin city in Virginia to avoid the state’s recent ban on the procedure. Read more here.
Election Board Puts Abortion Question on Michigan Fall Ballot. A Michigan election board placed a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing a “right” to abortion on the fall ballot, obeying an order from the state’s highest court to do so. Read more here.
South Carolina Senators Reject a Near-Total Abortion Ban. South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions in a special session called in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Idaho Legislature Asks Judge to Reconsider Abortion Ruling. The Idaho legislature has asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision blocking the state from enforcing a strict abortion ban in medical emergencies. Read more here.
State Takes Aim at Privacy Clause in Florida Pro-Life Fight. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office said the Florida Supreme Court should reverse a decades-old position that a privacy clause in the state constitution protects abortion rights. Read more here.
North Dakota Asks Judge to Lift Stay on Abortion Trigger Law. The North Dakota attorney general’s office asked a judge to lift his stay on a trigger law banning abortion, arguing he failed to make the state’s lone abortion clinic show a likelihood of winning its challenge of the law. Read more here.
Florida Clergy Lawsuits Say Abortion Ban Violates Religious Freedom. Clergy members of five religions sued the state of Florida over a new law criminalizing most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, saying the ban violates their religious freedom. Read more here.
Abortion Clinics Witness Surge in Out-of-State Appointments. Abortion clinics in states where terminations remain legal report seeing more mothers come from out-of-state to obtain the procedure. Read more here.
Judge Strikes Down 1931 Michigan Law Criminalizing Abortion. A judge has struck down a 1931 Michigan law criminalizing nearly all abortions, saying the law violates the state constitution. Read more here.
U.S. Telemedicine Clinic Offers Abortion Pills to Women Before They’re Pregnant. A telemedicine clinic is now offering abortion pills to women in a few select states before they are pregnant for future use, including to minors 15 and over without parental consent. Read more here.
Spanish Pharmacists Fight Abortion Law That Forces Them to Dispense Morning After Pill. Spain’s General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists is fighting a draft law which would fine any medical establishment that does not dispense abortion pills free of charge and without a prescription. Read more here.
Nigeria Leads Fight Against Abortion at the UN. Nigeria stood up to western nations in a heated debate about abortion at the UN General Assembly, arguing that each country should decide its abortion laws without external interference. Read more here.
U.S. Republicans Move to Block Federal Funding for Abortion Travel Expenses. More than two dozen House Republicans proposed legislation that would prevent the federal government from spending any money to help women travel out of state to receive an abortion. Read more here.
Thousands Attend March for Life in London. According to police estimates, about 7,000 people gathered in London for the annual UK March for Life. Read more here.
Indiana Defeats Lawsuit Against Abortion Complications Reporting Law. A law in Indiana requiring the reporting of any complications that arise during an abortion will stand, despite objections that it was “unconstitutionally vague,” according to a new federal court ruling. Read more here.
Michigan High Court Asked to OK Ballot Question on Abortion. An abortion-rights group asked the Michigan Supreme Court to approve a November ballot question on whether a right to abortion should be enshrined in the state constitution. Read more here.
San Marino Legalizes Abortion a Year After Voters Give Approval. The parliament of San Marino has voted to legalize abortion within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
CA Gov Expected to Sign Law That Would Roll Back Coroner Investigations Into Criminal Abortions. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign into law a measure that would significantly roll back coroner investigations into possible criminal abortions within the state. Read more here.
TN City Considers Cutting City Staff to Help Fund Abortion Travel. Nashville Metro council members have filed legislation that proposes creating a $500,000 fund for Metro residents to travel out of state for abortions, potentially paid for by staffing cuts or project delays. Read more here.
Forty Percent of Brits Support Abortion After Twenty Weeks. Only forty percent of British adults support abortion for any woman at 20 weeks, a survey has revealed. Read more here.
New Law in Spain Seeks to Advance Abortion ‘Rights.’ Spain’s Cabinet has sent Parliament a draft law that protects the “right” of all women to voluntarily end their pregnancy in the hospital closest to their home and will allow 16- and 17-year-old girls to have an abortion without parental consent. Read more here.
UK Women Report Disturbing ‘DIY’ Abortion Stories. With ‘DIY’ home abortions now accounting for more than half of all abortions in England and Wales, women are continuing to come forward with disturbing stories of what it is really like to have an abortion without any medical supervision. Read more here.
South Carolina House Approves Near-Total Abortion Ban. The South Carolina House approved a bill that outlaws abortion except in the cases of pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Read more here.
CA Senate Passes Bill Allowing NPs to Perform Abortions Without Doctor Present. The California Senate passed a measure permitting specifically trained nurse practitioners to perform abortions without the supervision of a doctor. Read more here.
Pro-Life OB/GYNs Push to Correct Post-Roe Media Disinformation. The 7,000-member American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists is launching a campaign “to correct the record” in liberal media warning of a medical disaster in the wake of the court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade case. Read more here.
‘Women’s Equality Day’ at White House Focuses on Abortion ‘Rights.’ President Joe Biden and White House officials marked Women’s Equality Day by meeting with state and local leaders to discuss ways to safeguard access to abortion. Read more here.
Voters in Four States to Decide Abortion Law at Ballot Box. Voters in California, Kentucky, Montana, and Vermont will decide abortion-related ballot initiatives during midterm elections on November 8. Read more here.
California Launches Fund to Help Out-of-State Women Travel for Abortions. California is launching a new fund to help women from other states travel to California for abortions. Read more here.
Oklahoma Pro-Life Law Takes Effect. A law has taken effect in Oklahoma which bans all abortions except those performed in cases of medical emergency. Read more here.
Delhi High Court Permits Teenage Rape Victim to Abort 28-Week Fetus. The Delhi High Court allowed a teenage rape victim to abort her 28-week fetus, expressing concern for the “misery and suffering” of the mother. Read more here.
Judge Partially Blocks Idaho’s Abortion Ban After DOJ Lawsuit. A federal judge temporarily blocked Idaho’s abortion ban from taking effect during medical emergencies, ruling that it conflicts with federal law. Read more here.
Poll: Supermajority Supports CA Proposition Allowing Abortion Until Birth. A new poll reveals that an overwhelming majority of registered voters in California approve of Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment that would guarantee a “right” to abortion until birth. Read more here.
Biden Admin Presses Governors on Emergency Abortion Access. The Biden administration signaled in a letter to governors that it will challenge any opposition to its guidance requiring medical facilities to provide emergency abortions to women regardless of state bans. Read more here.
Appeals Court Rejects Florida Abortion Law Injunction. An appeals court tossed out a temporary injunction that would have blocked a new Florida law preventing abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Broad Injunction Means ‘Abortion Up to Birth’ in Michigan. Critics are warning that a Michigan judge’s injunction against the state’s long-standing abortion law will go further than Roe v. Wade and block the prosecution of late-term abortions and of non-doctors who perform illegal abortions. Read more here.
Court Rules California Cannot Force Churches to Cover Elective Abortion in Healthcare Plans. California cannot force religious institutions to include elective abortion coverage in their employee healthcare plans, a federal court ruled. Read more here.
Judge Puts Hold on North Dakota Trigger Law Banning Abortion. A judge again blocked a trigger law banning abortion in North Dakota as he weighs arguments from the state’s lone abortion clinic that the law violates the state constitution. Read more here.
Google Overhauls Search and Map Features to Support Abortion. Google announced it is overhauling its search engine and maps app to make it easier to find abortion clinics after some users claimed that the company was directing women to crisis pregnancy centers that aim to prevent abortions. Read more here.
Walmart Expands Abortion Coverage for Employees. Walmart is expanding its abortion coverage for employees and will now cover the procedure “when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.” Read more here.
Texas Judge Blocks Biden Admin Attempt to Require ERs to Provide Abortions. A federal judge in Texas blocked the Biden administration from enforcing new guidance in the state requiring hospitals to provide emergency abortions to women regardless of the state’s ban on the procedure. Read more here.
Abortion Trigger Bans to Go Into Effect in Three U.S. States. Idaho, Tennessee, and Texas are slated to have abortion trigger bans take effect by the end of August in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
At-Home ‘DIY’ Abortions Made Permanent in England and Wales. Women in England and Wales will now permanently be able to access abortion pills at home to terminate pregnancies before 10 weeks. Read more here.
Wisconsin GOP Asks Judge to Toss Lawsuit Challenging Abortion Ban. Republicans who control the Wisconsin legislature asked a judge to dismiss Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit challenging the state’s 173-year-old abortion ban. Read more here.
UK Abortion Providers Demand Funding Increase While NHS Struggles. Two major British abortion providers are demanding more taxpayer money for the abortions they perform on behalf of the National Health Service. Read more here.
Majority of Americans Support Public Funding of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers, Poll Finds. Polling conducted by CRC Research shows that 74 percent of Americans surveyed support the public funding of pro-life pregnancy centers after learning about their services. Read more here.
California Prepares to Offer Chemical Abortions on College Campuses. State colleges and universities in California are preparing to offer chemical abortions on campus as early as January of 2023 in order to comply with a law passed in 2019. Read more here.
Yelp Steers Women Away From Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Claims They Give ‘Misleading Information.’ Yelp, a company that purports to connect people with “great local businesses,” will begin flagging Crisis Pregnancy Centers with a “consumer notice” regarding the limited medical services CPCs usually provide. Read more here.
Date Set for Northern Ireland Abortion Challenge. Pro-life campaigners have secured a date for their ongoing challenge to Westminster’s legal authority to direct the establishment of abortion services in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Judge Rules Prosecutors Cannot Enforce Michigan’s Abortion Ban. A Michigan judge blocked county prosecutors from enforcing the state’s 1931 ban on abortion for the foreseeable future. Read more here.
Judge Questions Idaho Abortion Ban Challenged by Biden Admin. A judge signaled he was open to the U.S. Department of Justice’s effort to block a near-total ban on abortions in Idaho from being enforced in emergencies, saying it could prevent care to pregnant women whose lives are in danger. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Extremists Vandalize Massachusetts Pregnancy Center. Pro-abortion extremists vandalized a western Massachusetts pregnancy center that supports pregnant women with maternal resources and supplies. Read more here.
Florida Amendment Proposes Near-Total Abortion Ban. A political committee has proposed a ballot initiative in Florida that would recognize a “God-given right to life of the preborn individual” and impose a near-total ban on abortion. Read more here.
Kentucky Supreme Court Denies Request to Block Abortion Ban. Kentucky’s Supreme Court ruled that the state’s near-total abortion ban will remain in place while it reviews arguments by abortion clinics challenging two state laws. Read more here.
Judge Reinstates North Carolina Ban on Late-Term Abortions. A federal judge reinstated a decades-old North Carolina ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of gestation, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
UN General Assembly Poised to Declare Abortion a Human Right. The European Union, along with the Biden administration, is attempting to force the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution that claims abortion as a human right. Read more here.
USA Gymnastics: Abortion Laws to Play Role in Site Selection. USA Gymnastics announced it will take abortion laws into consideration when selecting competition venues to ensure they support pro-abortion states. Read more here.
South Carolina Abortion Ban Temporarily Blocked by State Supreme Court. The South Carolina state Supreme Court temporarily blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban from taking effect but did not rule on the constitutionality of the Fetal Heartbeat law. Read more here.
Florida Court Rules ‘Parentless’ 16-Year-Old Is Not ‘Sufficiently Mature’ to Have Abortion. An appeals court upheld a decision by a Florida circuit judge to block a “parentless” teen from having an abortion, ruling she was not “sufficiently mature” to terminate a pregnancy. Read more here.
Biden Admin Launches Push for ‘Abortion Rights.’ The White House is reportedly launching a three-prong plan to increase abortion access by influencing men as well as women. Read more here.
Victoria Will Not Expand Abortion Services. The Victorian government in Australia has defeated a bill which would have forced all hospitals that receive funding from the state to offer abortions. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Fights for State Abortion Ban. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion asking a federal district court to overturn its previous ruling and permanently dismiss a challenge to Kentucky’s live dismemberment law. Read more here.
Court Allows Georgia Heartbeat Abortion Ban to Take Effect. A Georgia law banning abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected will take effect after a federal appeals court rejected a challenge to the law by abortion providers. Read more here.
Philadelphia Donates to Abortion Fund for Poor Women. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has announced that the city sent $500,000 to the Abortion Liberation Fund of PA, which provides financial assistance to women who can’t afford an abortion. Read more here.
Poll: Minority of British Public Support Abortion Being Available to 20 Weeks. According to the latest polling, while 65 percent of the population in the UK support abortion being available up to 14 weeks, only 39 percent support abortion being available up to 20 weeks. Read more here.
Hollywood Union’s Health Plan Will Reimburse for Out-of-State Abortion Travel. The health plan of Hollywood’s largest union, SAG-AFTRA, has announced it will reimburse out-of-state abortion travel and lodging expenses for plan participants and their dependents. Read more here.
Idaho Supreme Court Allows Near-Total Abortion Ban to Take Effect. Idaho’s top court has allowed a state law to take effect which bans nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
ACLU Asks Florida Supreme Court to Review 15-Week Abortion Ban. The American Civil Liberties Union asked the Florida Supreme Court to review their challenge to the state’s new ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which took effect July 1. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Wyoming Abortion Ban From Taking Effect Amid Legal Challenge. A Wyoming judge blocked the state’s near-total ban on abortion from taking effect while a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the law proceeds. Read more here.
Iowa Asks State Court to Allow Fetal Heartbeat Law to Go Into Effect. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is formally asking a state court to reinstate a 2018 law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
U.S. Court Hears Arguments for the Release of Sealed Footage Exposing Fetal Tissue Trafficking. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for the release of undercover video footage which purportedly shows abortion industry representatives discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts. Read more here.
Louisiana Supreme Court Allows Abortion Ban to Stay in Effect. The Louisiana Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by plaintiffs in the ongoing legal battle over the state’s abortion ban, allowing the ban to stay in effect. Read more here.
Montana Court Stops Three Pro-Life Laws. The Montana Supreme Court upheld a district court order that temporarily blocked three new pro-life laws, returning the case to district court for a full trial. Read more here.
U.S. House Democrats Want Taxpayers to Subsidize Women’s Out-of-State Abortion Travel. Several House Democrats have proposed a new federal grant program to subsidize patients who wish to travel to another state to abort their children. Read more here.
BBC Poll Prompts Call for Action on Coerced Abortions. A BBC-commissioned poll revealed 15 percent of UK women had faced pressure to abort their unborn child, prompting calls for the Health Secretary to treat forced abortion as a public health concern. Read more here.
MA Gov Signs Law Requiring Public Colleges to Provide Access to Abortion Pills. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation that requires all state public universities and colleges to provide access to chemical abortions. Read more here.
Nebraska Lacks Votes to Pass 12-Week Abortion Ban. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will not convene the state legislature for a special session to consider stricter abortion laws because lawmakers reportedly do not have the votes to pass a ban on abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Israeli High Court Rejects Petition to Ban Abortion After 24 Weeks. The High Court of Justice in Israel rejected a petition to ban abortions after the 24th week of pregnancy. Read more here.
U.S. DOJ Challenges Idaho’s Six-Week Abortion Ban. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Idaho’s near-total abortion ban, arguing that the state’s law violates a federal law in which doctors must provide care during medical emergencies. Read more here.
Report: Planned Parenthood Is Increasingly Focusing on Chemical Abortions. According to a new report from American Life League, there has been an 82% increase in Planned Parenthood affiliates offering the abortion pill regimen between 2005 and 2021. All 567 locations dispense or administer potentially abortifacient contraceptive drugs and devices. Read more here.
Pharmaceutical Company Eli Lilly Pushes Back Against Indiana’s New Abortion Law. Eli Lilly is voicing opposition to a near ban on abortion saying it will hinder hiring in the state. The company is concerned about its ability “to attract diverse scientific, engineering and business talent from around the world.” Read more here.
Religious Leaders File Lawsuits Claiming Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Violates Freedom of Religion. Religious leaders in Florida, including two Christian pastors, have sued to overturn the state’s recently activated 15-week abortion ban, arguing that the Florida abortion ban restricts the congregational leaders’ “ability to counsel … about abortion in accordance with their faiths, since Florida law prohibits counseling or encouraging a crime.” Read more here.
Nearly 600 Entertainment Industry Men Demand Studios Fund Abortion Travel: ‘It Affects Us All.’ A letter to studio executives demanded that they fund abortion travel for pregnant employees due to the “imminent workplace-safety crisis created by the overturning of Roe v. Wade.” Read more here.
State Attorney Who Vowed Not to Prosecute Abortions is Removed. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended a county state attorney who vowed not to enforce state laws, such as prosecuting women seeking an abortion or doctors who perform them. Read more here.
Biden Issues Another Executive Order to ‘Advance Access’ to Abortion. The order will secure “access to reproductive and other healthcare services” and directs Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra “to consider action to advance access to reproductive healthcare services,” including the use of waivers, which would allow states in which abortion is legal to provide Medicaid coverage — at taxpayer expense — to out-of-state residents. Read more here.
Western NGOs Target East Africa in Health Bill. Non-governmental organizations including IPAS, and International Planned Parenthood Federation are pushing a bill that would impose a right to abortion on seven east African countries where abortion is mostly restricted—Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more here.
Biden Executive Order on Abortion Travel Funding Appears to Violate Hyde Amendment. Biden’s order directs the Department of Health and Human Services to consider using Medicaid dollars to pay expenses for pregnant women who live in states with pro-life laws when they travel to other states for an abortion, but the Hyde Amendment prohibits federal Medicaid funding for abortion. Read more here.
Priest, Pro-Lifers Sentenced to Three Months in Jail for Counseling Women Inside Abortion Center. The three were given the maximum sentence for the misdemeanor charge of third-degree criminal trespass. Read more here.
Kansas Voters Reject Removing ‘Right’ to Abortion From State Constitution. Kansans cast votes during Tuesday’s primary election on the pro-life Value Them Both amendment, which stated that the Kansas Constitution doesn’t include a right to abortion, nor is the state government required to fund abortion. Read more here.
Legal Abortions Dropped Drastically in Poland in 2021. There were ten times less abortions in Poland in 2021 than in previous years, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Of the 107 abortions performed last year, 75 were due to a high probability of severe and irreversible impairment of the fetus or an incurable disease threatening its life. Read more here.
The Web is Home to an Illegal Bazaar for Abortion Pills. Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that gave states the right to ban the procedure, it’s still possible to get abortion medication, even in states where it’s restricted, through telemedicine or by traveling across state lines. Read more here.
One in Five UK Women Had Abortion Due to Crushing Impact of Soaring Childcare Fees. Figures released by a UK charity reveal that nearly one in five women had terminated a pregnancy they wanted because they felt they would be unable to keep up with costs. Read more here.
Australian MP Launches Bid to Compel Religious Hospitals to Provide Abortions. A bill is being introduced into state parliament that would remove the right of hospitals that receive any taxpayer funding to refuse to offer reproductive health services due to “corporate conscientious objection.” Read more here.
Georgia Residents Can Claim Unborn Children as Dependents on State Taxes. Georgia is allowing taxpayers to claim unborn children with a detectable human heartbeat as dependents on state income taxes, the state’s revenue department has announced. Read more here.
University of Florida Student Senate Votes for Plan B in Vending Machines. The “emergency contraception,” known as Plan B, will be available at a discounted price in campus vending machines. While Plan B is billed as contraception, it can act as an abortifacient if fertilization has already taken place. Read more here.
Louisiana Abortion Ban Reinstated, Clinics Halt Procedures. Abortion procedures came to a halt after an appeals court ruled that Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry can enforce the ban while ongoing legal challenges play out in court. Read more here.
Indiana Senate Narrowly Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban. The bill would prohibit abortions from the time a fertilized egg implants in a uterus. Exceptions would be allowed in cases of rape and incest, but a patient seeking an abortion for either reason would have to sign a notarized affidavit attesting to the attack. Read more here.
Minnesota Report Reveals Five Babies Born Alive After Abortion in 2021. The state’s annual report on abortion showed that all five babies born alive after abortions were all denied medical care, even though this is illegal in Minnesota. All the babies died. Read more here.
Facebook Shuts Down Abortion Pill Reversal Info Page, Restores Days Later. Women seeking assistance after changing their mind about chemical abortion have had one avenue to find help blocked by Facebook, citing violation of community standards, as the platform removed the Abortion Pill Reversal page. It was put back up several days later. Read more here.
60 Percent of Abortion Clinics Shut Down in Red States With Pro-Life Laws After Roe Overturned. A report by the Guttmacher Institute looked at 11 Republican-led states that have implemented near-total or total bans on abortion and found only 28 of 71 clinics remain open. Read more here.
Republican Attorneys General Demand Answers on Google Abortion Search Manipulation. Several Republican state attorneys general have written to Google demanding answers on the manipulation of search results related to crisis pregnancy centers. Many Democratic politicians have demanded Google censor search results, accusing Google of sending women to “fake clinics” that “traffic in misinformation.” The clinics they are referring to are crisis pregnancy centers. Read more here.
UK Ultrasound Clinic Closed Down After Telling Women Their Babies Had Died When They Were Still Alive. An inspection of the Baby Ultrasound Clinic Wakefield revealed that the clinic was “inadequate” after identifying “significant safety concerns.” Women were told the incorrect sex for their baby and that they had miscarried when they had not. Read more here.
Michigan Gov. Slashed Care For Pregnant Women From Michigan’s Budget. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed funding for maternity homes, adoption tax credits, and other budget items that assist pregnant women. Read more here.
India’s Supreme Court Allows Unmarried Woman to End Pregnancy at 24 Weeks. India’s Supreme Court expanded the scope of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act to include “unmarried woman” and allowed a woman to abort her 24-weeks pregnancy arising out of a consensual relationship. Read more here.
Indiana Republicans Pairing Abortion Ban With Services Boost. Indiana lawmakers are pairing a proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state with promises to boost spending toward helping pregnant women, young children and adoptions. Read more here.
UK Under International Pressure Over Deletion of Abortion Commitments. The UK government is coming under growing pressure from European countries and human rights groups to explain why commitments to abortion and sexual health rights have been removed from an official statement on gender equality. Read more here.
U.S. House Passes Right to Contraception Act Guaranteeing Access to Contraceptives, Abortion Drugs. In a 228-195 vote, lawmakers passed the Right to Contraception Act. The legislation, largely a messaging bill unlikely to pass the 50-50 Senate, would create a federal right to obtaining contraception and abortion drugs. Read more here.
UK’s Largest Abortion Provider Sent Abortion Pills to Woman 7 Months Pregnant. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service provided abortion pills for a woman who subsequently gave birth to a baby at seven months gestation. It is unclear whether the baby was born alive. Abortion pills are not to be used after 10 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Mississippi Abortion Clinic is Sold, Won’t Reopen. The Mississippi abortion clinic at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade has been sold and will not reopen even if it’s allowed to do so by a state court. Read more here.
Supreme Court Lets Indiana Enforce Abortion Parental Consent Requirement. The Court issued an order allowing Indiana to begin enforcing a state law requiring parental consent in order for a minor to get an abortion. The law was passed in 2017, but lower courts blocked it. Read more here.
Sweden Pushes Increased Abortion in Africa Under the Guise of ‘Self-Care.’ Sweden seeks to re-brand and sell abortion as “self-care” throughout Africa. Sweden’s population control allies seek to provide to Africans abortion pills, often illegally, to be self-administered without a doctor. Read more here.
Kentucky’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect Following Roe Reversal. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings lifted part of her injunction of pro-life House Bill 3 and reinstated the state’s 15-week abortion ban, citing the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court Allows Georgia’s Six-Week Abortion Ban to Take Effect Immediately. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed a federal district court’s order that had blocked the abortion law from going into effect. Read more here.
Federal Court Reinstates Missouri Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled to uphold House Bill 126, which bans abortions based solely on a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Enforcement of West Virginia Abortion Ban. A judge in West Virginia’s capital blocked enforcement of the state’s 150-year-old abortion ban, opening the door for abortions to resume in the state. The decision will be appealed to the state Supreme Court. Read more here.
Texas Sues Biden Administration for Threatening Hospitals, Doctors That Refuse to Perform Abortions. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration over a memo claiming health-care providers are required under federal law to perform abortions in emergency situations regardless of state laws. Read more here.
Radical Abortion Bills Pushed Through U.S. House of Representatives. The Women’s Health Protection Act effectively codifies Roe, banning most government restrictions on abortion. The Ensuring Access to Abortion Act prohibits any restrictions blocking out-of-state travel to obtain abortions. Both bills will now go to the Senate. Read more here.
U.S. House GOP Bill Seeks to Block Federal Funding of Transportation for Abortions. The bill would prohibit states from providing non-emergency medical transportation funds as has been considered by the Biden administration after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Organization ‘Celebrates’ 6,700 Lives Lost to Abortion In Ireland Last Year. Pro-abortion organization Abortion Rights Campaign issued a press release celebrating the number of abortions after statistics were released from the Department of Health in Ireland. Read more here.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Hit with Civil-Rights Complaint for Funding Employee Abortions, Not Childcare. America First Legal’s Center for Legal Equality filed the complaint asking the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to launch an investigation into Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. for alleged civil rights violations. Read more here.
‘Frustrated’ Young Women Are Trying to Get Sterilized After Overturning of Roe. Young women who declare they don’t want children are looking to permanent sterilization to end their fertility. Read more here.
Pennsylvania Senate Approves Amendment Declaring No Right to Abortion In State Constitution. Pro-life senators voted to pass an omnibus resolution containing five proposals for amendments to the state Constitution, including “this Constitution does not grant the right to taxpayer-funded abortion or any other right relating to abortion.” Read more here.
Elizabeth Warren Calls to Shut Down Crisis Pregnancy Centers ‘All Around the Country.’ Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called for the shutting down of crisis pregnancy centers, claiming they exist to “fool people” who are looking for abortion. Read more here.
Censorship of Pro-Life Ads Was ‘Discriminatory’ Rules Slovenian Equality Body. The censorship of pro-life bus advertisements amounts to discrimination according to the Advocate of the Principle of Equality. The ads from a pro-life NGO with the messages “We love Life!,” “You are not alone,” “Step out of Silence” and “I mourn my child” were deemed “intolerant” by municipal authorities. Read more here.
Judge Extends Block on Utah Trigger Law as Planned Parenthood Expresses ‘Gratitude’ for Legal Abortion. Third District Court Judge Andrew Stone granted abortion defenders’ request for a temporary block of the trigger law. Stone announced the block would remain in place while the lawsuit on the merits of the law worked its way through the system. Read more here.
Egyptian Man Sues Wife for Giving Birth to Down Syndrome Baby. The lawsuit requested financial compensation and the annulment of the marriage contract. The court rejected the lawsuit. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Arizona’s ‘Personhood’ Abortion Law. U.S. District Judge Douglas Rayes blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes. The same judge refused to block the personhood law last year, but abortion rights groups renewed their request after Roe v. Wade was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more here.
Abortion Pills a New Front in Culture Wars. In the days since Roe was repealed, demand for the abortion medication has exploded. The two-pill regimen was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000 for use up to 10 weeks of pregnancy and is now the most common method of ending pregnancies in the U.S. Read more here.
Biden Considering Public Health Emergency to Protect Abortion Access. President Joe Biden said he is considering declaring a public health emergency to free up federal resources to promote abortion access. Read more here.
Virginia Gov to Push for 15-Week Abortion Ban. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said that he plans to support a 15-week abortion ban in his state following the Supreme Court’s recent decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Floating Abortion Clinic Proposed in Gulf of Mexico to Bypass Bans. A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted. Read more here.
White House Says Hospitals, Doctors Must Perform Abortions in Emergencies. The Biden administration said doctors and hospitals need to provide abortions if there is a medical emergency and the health or life of the patient is at risk, regardless of state law. Read more here.
Utah Judge Blocks State’s Abortion Ban. A state court judge in Utah blocked a sweeping new abortion ban from taking effect while Planned Parenthood pursues a legal challenge. Read more here.
Michigan Abortion Activists Submit Signatures for Abortion ‘Rights’ Ballot Measure. Abortion activists have secured nearly 754,000 signatures to put an abortion “rights” constitutional amendment on the Michigan ballot in November. Read more here.
Several Abortion Restrictions Ruled Unconstitutional by Minnesota District Court. A state district court ruled that several of Minnesota’s abortion restrictions violate the state constitution. Read more here.
Harvard Poll: 72 Percent of Americans Support 15-Week Abortion Ban. A new Harvard-CAPS poll found that 72 percent of Americans think abortion should be allowed only until the 15th week of pregnancy. Read more here.
Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Protecting Access to Abortion. President Joe Biden signed an executive order intended to protect access to abortion and increase “reliable and accurate” education about abortion. Read more here.
Judge Lifts Order Against Indiana Abortion Procedure Ban. A federal judge is allowing an Indiana law largely banning dismemberment abortions to take effect following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Louisiana Can Enforce Near-Total Abortion Ban After Ruling. A Louisiana judge ruled that the state can enforce its ban on almost all abortions after finding that a legal challenge to the pro-life law was filed in the wrong court. Read more here.
EU Parliament Condemns U.S. Abortion Ruling, Seeks Safeguards. The European Union’s parliament overwhelmingly condemned the overturning of Roe v. Wade and called for abortion safeguards to be enshrined in the EU’s fundamental rights charter. Read more here.
Pennsylvania Senate Advances Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment. Pennsylvania state senators advanced a proposal to add language to the Pennsylvania Constitution stating that the document does not guarantee any rights relating to abortion. Read more here.
North Carolina Gov Welcomes Out-of-State Abortion Seekers. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order to ensure access to abortion in the state, citing an expected increase in abortion clients coming from out of state. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Doctors Demand Free Abortions in UK for Americans. A group of pro-abortion doctors at the British Medical Association have voted to lobby the UK government to provide free taxpayer-funded abortions for women from the U.S. Read more here.
Colorado Gov Signs Order to Protect Abortion Access. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order pledging that the state will not assist other states in criminal or civil investigations used to prevent people from accessing abortions. Read more here.
Biden Admin Flying Illegal Immigrants Around U.S. for Abortions. The Biden administration is flying pregnant illegal immigrants from Texas to other states at taxpayer expense to have abortions. Read more here.
Rhode Island Gov Signs Pro-Abortion Order. Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered state agencies not to cooperate with any investigations launched by other states of Rhode Islanders who help someone get an abortion. Read more here.
Teen Vogue Updates Abortion Guide After Dobbs Decision. Teen Vogue published a new guide for its teenage audience on “how to navigate abortion restrictions as a teenager.” Read more here.
Sierra Leone Backs Bill to Legalize Abortion. Cabinet ministers in Sierra Leone are backing a bill which would decriminalize abortion. Read more here.
Texas Supreme Court Blocks Order That Allowed Abortions to Resume. The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order that had allowed abortionists in the state to continue seeing patients. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Florida 15-Week Abortion Ban, Ruling Stayed as State Appeals. A state judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but that block has itself been put on hold while the state appeals the ruling. Read more here.
Louisiana Asks Court to Allow Abortion Ban Enforcement. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry asked the state Supreme Court to allow enforcement of Louisiana’s ban on most abortions. Read more here.
Kentucky Supreme Court Denies State AG’s Request to Reinstate Abortion Ban. The Kentucky Supreme Court denied the state attorney general’s emergency appeal to have a near-total abortion ban that was blocked by a circuit court judge reinstated. Read more here.
Judge Rules Mississippi Abortion Ban Can Take Effect. A judge in Mississippi declined a request from the state’s only abortion clinic to block a trigger law that bans most abortion procedures from taking effect. Read more here.
Five U.S. States Call Special Sessions to Determine Abortion Law. Governors in South Dakota, Indiana, South Carolina, Illinois and Nebraska have called special legislative sessions to pass bills related to abortion in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Google Will Delete Location History for Users Who Visit Abortion Clinics. Google announced that it plans to delete location history data for users who visit an abortion clinic after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Mississippi Gov Says Doctors in His State Will Lose Medical License for Prescribing Abortion Pills. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said his state’s board of medical licensure will take away the license of doctors who prescribe abortion pills. Read more here.
Maine Gov Signs Pro-Abortion Executive Order. Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies from cooperating with another state’s investigation into a health care provider for performing an abortion in Maine. Read more here.
Thousands Participate in Ireland’s Pro-Life March. Thousands gathered in Dublin to protest Ireland’s abortion laws, as well as to celebrate the repeal of Roe v. Wade in the United States. Read more here.
Largest U.S. Nursing Union Urges Congress to Codify Roe v. Wade. National Nurses United is urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act and codify a “right” to abortion. Read more here.
Poll: Eighty Percent of French Want Abortion ‘Rights’ Enshrined in Constitution. Eight out of 10 French people favor enshrining the “right” to abortion in the country’s constitution, an opinion poll shows. Read more here.
U.S. DOJ Warns States of Legal Fight Over Availability of Abortion Pills. The Department of Justice has warned states that there may be a coming legal battle over the banning of drugs that induce an abortion. Read more here.
Ohio Supreme Court Denies Emergency Request to Block Heartbeat Law. The Ohio Supreme Court denied an emergency request by abortion providers to block the state’s heartbeat abortion ban. Read more here.
Florida Judge Rules 15-Week Abortion Ban Unconstitutional. Circuit Judge John Cooper announced he will be issuing a temporary injunctive order after determining that Florida’s 15-week abortion ban is unconstitutional. Read more here.
Kentucky Pro-Life Law Triggered by Roe Decision Blocked by Judge. A judge in Kentucky has blocked enforcement of the state’s near-total ban on abortion that was triggered by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Leftist Prosecutors Refuse to Enforce State Abortion Bans. Dozens of locally elected prosecutors from all over the United States are refusing to enforce abortion restrictions that have now been legalized following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
SCOTUS Sends Several Abortion Cases Back to Lower Courts. The U.S. Supreme Court sent three abortion-related cases back down to lower courts for reconsideration after overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Texas-Based Insurance Company Offers Employees Money for Birth, Adoption. A Texas-based insurance company is allocating funds to new parents for birth or adoption, a stark contrast to the latest trend of companies funding “abortion tourism.” Read more here.
Maryland Law Expanding Who Can Perform Abortions Takes Effect. A Maryland law allowing nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform abortions after receiving special training has taken effect. Read more here.
Two Oklahoma Pro-Life Laws Face Court Challenges. Abortion providers and advocates filed a lawsuit asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to strike down two laws that make it a felony to perform an abortion. Read more here.
Washington Gov Signs Order Making State a ‘Sanctuary’ for Abortion. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive that bars state police from cooperating with out-of-state investigatory requests related to abortion. Read more here.
No Strong Case for Changing Abortion Rules, Says UK Deputy PM. The right to abortions in the UK is “settled,” and there is not a “strong case for change,” Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has said. Read more here.
National Right to Life Website Taken Down by Cyberattack. The website for National Right to Life Committee is offline after apparently being targeted for cyberattack. Read more here.
White House Encourages Girls ‘15 or Younger’ to Abort Without Parents’ Consent. The White House has promoted a service that helps young teenage girls obtain abortions without the knowledge or consent of their parents. Read more here.
Court Rules Tennessee’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Can Take Effect. A federal court has allowed Tennessee’s ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy to go into effect following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Californians to Vote on Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Abortion Access. California voters will decide if the state’s constitution should be amended to include the “right” to abortion after the state legislature approved a measure to put the issue on the ballot. Read more here.
Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Abortion Ban. A county judge temporarily stopped Texas’s pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban from taking effect statewide, which means abortion up to six weeks of pregnancy may resume at some clinics. Read more here.
U.S. HHS Secretary Vows to Increase Access to ‘Medication Abortion.’ Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra pledged his full attention to expanding access to abortion services after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat Law Goes Into Effect. South Carolina’s fetal heartbeat law, which prohibits most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, has gone into effect after a federal judge stayed an injunction that had been granted over a year ago. Read more here.
Iowa Gov Seeks to Revive State Heartbeat Abortion Ban. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called on a district court to lift an injunction against the state’s heartbeat abortion ban. Read more here.
Abortion Clinics Seek Emergency Stay Against Ohio Heartbeat Abortion Ban. Abortion providers asked the Ohio Supreme Court to order the state to not enforce the six-week heartbeat abortion ban while their case against it is being litigated. Read more here.
Poll: Half of Americans Support SCOTUS Abortion Ruling. A new U.S. poll by Rasmussen Reports finds that half of the country approves of the overturning of Roe v. Wade while 45 percent disapprove. Read more here.
Indiana AG Asks Courts to Reinstate Blocked Pro-Life Laws. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is asking federal judges to lift orders blocking several state pro-life laws following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Israel Eases Abortion Regulations. An Israeli parliamentary committee approved a new set of rules which will allow women to get abortion pills through the country’s universal health system. Read more here.
California Won’t Cover Travel Expenses for Non-Residents Seeking Abortions. California Gov. Gavin Newsom decided his administration will not use public money to help women travel from other states to get an abortion. Read more here.
Nevada Gov Issues Order to Protect Abortion Patients From Out-of-State Prosecution. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued an executive order protecting out-of-state abortion patients and medical providers from prosecution in other states. Read more here.
More Than 100,000 March for Life in Spain. More than 100,000 people turned out for Spain’s March for Life in Madrid, in part to protest proposed changes to the country’s abortion law. Read more here.
Louisiana AG Warns Doctors Against Performing Abortions. Louisiana’s attorney general warned doctors against performing abortions, saying a judge’s order blocking enforcement of the state’s abortion ban “has limited reach.” Read more here.
Amazon Employees Demand Action Against SCOTUS Abortion Ruling. Hundreds of Amazon employees sent an open letter to company executives demanding that they take action to restore “the basic human right” of unrestricted abortion access. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Louisiana Pro-Life Law From Taking Effect. A judge in Louisiana temporarily blocked three state laws that were set to take effect upon the overturning of Roe v. Wade and would ban virtually all abortions. Read more here.
Protests Hit Cities Across the Country Following SCOTUS Pro-Life Decision. Protests occurred in numerous cities across the U.S. as pro-abortion activists took to the streets to voice their anger with the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
New Challenge Filed to Mississippi Abortion Ban. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization has filed a new lawsuit seeking to block a state ban on abortion, just days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
SD Gov Intends to Ban Abortion Pills Prescribed Online. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she intends to ban telemedicine appointments with abortion care providers who prescribe pills online. Read more here.
World Leaders Condemn U.S. Abortion Ruling as ‘Backwards Step.’ The leaders of Canada, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom were among those who condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Abortion Ban in Idaho. Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit in Idaho trying to block the state’s trigger law banning abortion from being enacted. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Workers Get Sick Leave for Abortion Travel. Federal employees can use sick leave to travel for medical care, including abortions, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Read more here.
ACLU Files Lawsuit Claiming Kentucky Abortion Ban Violates State Constitution. Pro-abortion activists have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to temporarily block Kentucky’s pro-life laws, claiming they violate the state constitution. Read more here.
Texas Abortion Groups File Suit to Delay Abortion Ban. Texas abortion providers filed a lawsuit challenging a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban that criminalized the performing of or assisting with abortions. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Prepare to Mount Legal Challenges Against Abortion Expansion in Northern Ireland. A pro-life group is preparing to mount a legal challenge against regulations giving the Northern Ireland Secretary new powers to impose expanded abortion access in the province. Read more here.
Virginia Gov Calls for New Pro-Life Law. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has called on lawmakers to unite in drafting pro-life legislation for the upcoming legislative session in January. Read more here.
Utah Judge Grants Temporary Block of State’s Abortion Ban. A judge has granted a request by Planned Parenthood of Utah for a temporary restraining order against a state law banning most abortions. Read more here.
Abortion Is Banned in Oklahoma. Abortion automatically became banned in Oklahoma when Roe v. Wade was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more here.
Alabama AG Explains Near-Total Abortion Ban. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall affirmed that the state’s abortion trigger law has gone into effect, making it a felony to perform an abortion. Read more here.
New Mexico Gov Shields Abortion Clinics Ahead of Expected Patient Surge. New Mexico’s governor signed an order aimed at protecting abortion providers as the state prepares for an influx of patients and clinics from states set to ban the procedure. Read more here.
SCOTUS Strikes Down Roe v. Wade in Historic Victory for Pro-Life Movement. The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, allowing each state to now determine its own regulations on abortion. Read more here.
DHS Warns of Potential Domestic Terror Attacks for Weeks Following Roe Ruling. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned in an intelligence brief that domestic terrorists could launch attacks due to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Biden Urges Congress to Codify Roe. President Biden called on Congress to codify a right to abortion in federal law, saying the “health and life of women” are “at risk” hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Missouri Bans All Abortions Minutes After SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Roe. Minutes after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Missouri became the first state to invoke a trigger law banning all abortions in the state, except in cases of medical emergency. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Issues Advisory on Kentucky Human Life Protection Act. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the state law prohibiting abortions in most circumstances has taken effect following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Idaho Will Ban Most Abortions After SCOTUS Ruling. The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court triggers a 2020 Idaho law banning all abortions except in cases of reported rape or incest, or to protect the mother’s life. Read more here.
Most Abortions Now Illegal in South Dakota. South Dakota’s long-pending “trigger law” banning voluntary termination of pregnancies has gone into effect after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
South Carolina AG Asks Court to Uphold Abortion Ban. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced moments after the Dobbs decision that he filed a motion with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to lift its injunction against the state’s Fetal Heartbeat Act. Read more here.
Arkansas AG Certifies ‘Trigger Law’ Banning Abortion in the State. Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, a state law in Arkansas banning most abortions has gone into effect. Read more here.
Abortion in Louisiana Illegal Immediately After SCOTUS Ruling. Abortion became illegal in Louisiana immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Texas Ban on Abortions Set to Start in 30 Days. The Texas law that makes performing abortions a felony will go into effect 30 days after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
West Coast U.S. Governors Join Together to Ensure Abortion Access. The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington issued a multi-state commitment to defend access to abortion, contraceptives, and other reproductive health care. Read more here.
U.S. AG Releases Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a statement “strongly disagreeing” with the overturning of Roe v. Wade but said that violence and threats would not be tolerated. Read more here.
U.S. Defense Secretary Vows Abortion Access for Troops Following SCOTUS Ruling. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin vowed to provide service members with “seamless access” to “reproductive health care” in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Massachusetts Gov Signs Order Protecting Access to Abortion. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order to protect access to abortion in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade. Read more here.
Disney, Others Vow to Pay for Employee Travel Expenses for Abortions. A number of top entertainment giants – including Comcast, Disney, Netflix, Paramount, and Discovery – have vowed to pay travel expenses for employees looking to get abortions. Read more here.
Polish Parliament Rejects Pro-Abortion Bill. Poland’s parliament has rejected a bill that would have liberalized the country’s abortion law by allowing terminations on demand up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Germany Ends Law Prohibiting Abortion Advertising. Germany has eliminated a law that prohibited doctors from advertising abortion services. Read more here.
UK Peers Call Out Govt for Forcing Extreme Abortion Regulations on Northern Ireland. A number of peers have spoken out against the government’s new regulations that allow expanded abortion access in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
JPMorgan Chase to Pay for Employees’ Abortion Tourism. A new report revealed that investment bank JPMorgan Chase will begin financing employees’ travel as they try to procure abortions. Read more here.
Undercover Footage Allegedly Exposes Gruesome Details of D.C. Abortion Clinic Practices. Undercover footage recorded by pro-life activists allegedly shows an employee discussing the practices of a D.C. abortion clinic accused of using gruesome abortion techniques. Read more here.
Louisiana Gov Signs Law to Stiffen Abortion Provider Penalties. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation that would impose harsher criminal penalties on abortion providers if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
CA Senate Approves Constitutional Amendment to Protect Abortion ‘Rights.’ The California senate approved a state constitutional amendment which would guarantee a “right” to abortion and contraception. Read more here.
New Poll Finds Most Americans Believe Unborn Children Have Rights. A survey conducted by YouGov found that a vast majority of Americans believe unborn children have a number of rights. Read more here.
Wisconsin Lawmakers Spend Less Than One Minute in Abortion Special Session. Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin refused to discuss the legalization of abortion in a special session mandated by Gov. Tony Evers for that purpose. Read more here.
U.S. Law Enforcement Monitoring Violent Abortion Activists Ahead of SCOTUS Ruling. Several branches of law enforcement are monitoring the activity of radical abortion rights organization Jane’s Revenge, which has promised violence against pro-life groups. Read more here.
England and Wales See Record High Abortion Numbers in 2021. Abortion statistics released by the Department for Health and Social Care show the highest number of abortions ever recorded in England and Wales, with 214,869 taking place in 2021. Read more here.
Nineteen AGs Blast U.S. DOJ for Ignoring Pro-Abortion Domestic Terrorism. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, joined by 18 others, urged U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to stop the increasing pro-abortion terrorism against pro-life organizations and churches in recent weeks. Read more here.
Dutch Senators Vote to Abolish Waiting Period Before Abortion. Dutch senators voted in favor of scrapping the five-day waiting period before a woman can have an abortion. Read more here.
Study Predicts One-Quarter of U.S. Abortion Clinics Will Close If Roe Is Overturned. A newly released study purports that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, nearly a quarter of abortion facilities throughout the country will close. Read more here.
U.S. Symposium Outlines Next Steps for Pro-Life Community. Pro-life groups came together at the Life After Roe Symposium to discuss the future challenges and opportunities of a post-Roe America. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Activists Covered in Fake Blood Protest at SCOTUS Justice’s Home. Pro-abortion activists carrying baby dolls and wearing clothes stained with what appeared to be fake blood demonstrated outside Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home. Read more here.
AMA Considers Abortion Restrictions a ‘Human Rights Violation.’ The American Medical Association has announced a new policy seeking protection for abortionists and calling abortion restrictions a “violation of human rights.” Read more here.
Liberia’s Parliament Prepares Bill to Expand Access to Abortion. Liberian lawmakers are debating a bill which would expand the availability of legal abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Iowa Supreme Court Overturns State Constitutional Right to Abortion. Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled there is no state constitutional right to an abortion, reversing a previous decision. Read more here.
FBI Investigating Attacks on U.S. Pregnancy Centers. The FBI is investigating attacks on pregnancy resource centers across the country as acts of domestic violent extremism, the bureau has announced. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Leaders Send Letter to AG Demanding Response to Pro-Abortion Terrorism. A coalition of pro-life organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding action to address the recent wave of pro-abortion terrorism and intimidation. Read more here.
Biden Admin Considers Declaring Public Health Emergency to Protect Abortion Access. The Biden administration is reportedly considering declaring a public health emergency to protect abortion access should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Read more here.
Synagogue Sues Florida Over Pro-Life Law. A Jewish synagogue in Florida has sued the state over its recently enacted pro-life law, claiming that it violates the religious freedom of the faith’s congregants. Read more here.
Domestic U.S. Terrorist Group Threatens Escalated Violence Against Pro-Life Ministries. Radical pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge has declared “open season” on pro-life ministries in a letter that makes terrorist threats. Read more here.
NI Secretary Considers Introducing Telemedicine Abortions. A telemedicine abortion option is set to be introduced in Northern Ireland when services are fully rolled out, the Secretary of State has indicated. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Google to ‘Fix’ Abortion Searches That Lead Women to Pro-Life Clinics. U.S. lawmakers urged Alphabet Inc’s leading Google search engine to give “accurate” results to people seeking abortions rather than sometimes sending them to pro-life pregnancy centers. Read more here.
Malta Activists Protest, Seek to Decriminalize Abortion. Abortion rights activists filed a legal protest in Malta’s courts demanding the legalization of abortion. Read more here.
SD Gov Celebrates Closing of State’s Last Abortion Center. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem celebrated the closing of the state’s last abortion business, challenging those in her state to focus on helping mothers in crisis. Read more here.
U.S. Abortions Rise: About 20 Percent of Pregnancies Terminated in 2020. The number and rate of U.S. abortions increased from 2017 to 2020 after a long decline, according to figures released by the Guttmacher Institute. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Sues Gov Over Recently Passed Pro-Life Law. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is suing Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration over his alleged failure to implement parts of a pro-life law. Read more here.
Report: 23 Pro-Life Orgs Attacked by Pro-Abortion Activists in Recent Weeks. At least 23 pro-life organizations in the U.S. have reportedly been firebombed or vandalized by radical pro-abortion activists in recent weeks. Read more here.
CA Legislature Fast-Tracking Pro-Abortion Amendment. The California legislature appears to be fast-tracking a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would ban the state from denying or interfering with abortions or contraceptives. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Gives Date for Emergency Summit on Abortion Services. The Scottish government has set a date for an emergency summit on abortion following a rise in pro-life protests. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Activists Block Streets Near SCOTUS in Anticipation of Abortion Ruling. Pro-abortion protesters staged a blockade of streets near the U.S. Supreme Court building in anticipation of a ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Read more here.
NY Gov Signs Abortion Access Laws. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of abortion access bills into law ahead of a pending Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Oregon Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Set on Fire in ‘Suspicious’ Attack. Authorities are investigating the suspected arson of an Oregon pregnancy center in what appears to be yet another in a series of attacks on pro-life organizations. Read more here.
Liberian Senate Debates Abortion Legalization. A Joint Committee of the Senate in Liberia has begun debating whether abortion should be legalized in the African nation. Read more here.
EU Backs UN Resolution to Make Abortion a Human Right. The European Union is reportedly promoting a UN resolution to declare a human right to “safe abortion.” Read more here.
UK Abortion Provider Lobbies to Vastly Increase Late-Term Abortions in Scotland. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is lobbying the Scottish government to provide taxpayer funding for services that would provide abortions up to 24 weeks. Read more here.
Biden May Issue Pro-Abortion Executive Orders If SCOTUS Overturns Roe. President Joe Biden said that he is considering issuing pro-abortion executive orders if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
PA Senate Approves Amendment Declaring There Is No Right to Abortion. The Pennsylvania Senate has advanced a constitutional amendment stating that there is no right to abortion or taxpayer funding for abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Terrorists Firebomb NY Pro-Life Center. Pro-abortion terrorists firebombed a pro-life Christian pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, inflicting significant damage to the building. Read more here.
Wisconsin Gov Calls Special Session to Repeal State’s Abortion Ban. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced that he was calling a special session of the Wisconsin legislature to repeal the state’s criminal ban on abortion. Read more here.
Polish Opposition Leader Promises Abortion Up to 12 Weeks. Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk has promised to lead a “march towards modernity and tolerance” which includes loosening Poland’s strict abortion laws. Read more here.
D.C. Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized. A crisis pregnancy center in Washington D.C. was found vandalized with red paint, eggs, graffiti, and a message reading “Jane Says Revenge.” Read more here.
Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill to Ban the Shipment of Abortion Drugs. A bill to ban the shipment of abortion-inducing drugs passed the Louisiana legislature and is now headed to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards. Read more here.
WHO Abortion Guidelines Written and Funded by Abortion Activists. An analysis found that about two-thirds of the experts consulted by the World Health Organization for help developing their abortion guidelines were either abortion activists or paid by abortion-promoting groups. Read more here.
U.S. Mail Order Abortion Pill Start-Up Receives $1M in Funding. An online abortion pill business shipping pills through the mail has received $1 million in seed funding from venture capitalists, according to a Bloomberg report. Read more here.
U of Michigan Forms Pro-Abortion Task Force. The University of Michigan announced it has formed a taskforce aimed at maintaining access to abortion both in and out of the state following the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Want University Investigated for Selling Aborted Baby Parts. Nearly 90 members of Congress have called for an audit into whether the University of Pittsburgh violated federal law while conducting fetal tissue research subsidized by the National Institutes of Health. Read more here.
Florida Abortion Restriction Challenged With Lawsuit. Abortion providers have sued Florida over a new law banning abortion after 15 weeks, alleging that the law violates the state constitution. Read more here.
CA Bill Would Prohibit Texas-Style Abortion Bans From Being Enforced in California. The California Assembly passed legislation that would stop the state from punishing people under abortion bans in other states like Texas and Oklahoma. Read more here.
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