RECENT ARTICLES ON LIFE
U.S. House Passes Spending Bill That Would Fund Abortions With Tax Dollars. The House of Representatives voted 219-208 to pass a spending bill that would not include the Hyde Amendment, a stipulation that prohibits taxpayer money from funding abortions, for the first time in 45 years. Read more here.
WHO to Update Guidance on ‘Safe Abortion.’ The World Health Organization is updating its technical and policy guidance on “safe abortion,” which will likely call on countries to remove legal protections from unborn children and health workers who object to participating in abortions. Read more here.
NI First Minister Vows to Resist Attempt to Force Expanded Abortion. Northern Ireland’s First Minister Paul Givan has said he will resist the UK government’s order forcing Stormont to commission abortion services in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Congressional Lawmakers Urge SCOTUS to Overrule Roe v. Wade. Over 200 congressmen urged the U.S. Supreme Court in an amicus brief to overturn Roe v. Wade next term when the justices review a restrictive Mississippi abortion law. Read more here.
Abortion Abolition Groups Urge SCOTUS to Overturn Roe. A coalition of Christian anti-abortion groups filed an amicus brief requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court immediately overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
A Dozen U.S. Governors File Brief in Support of Overturning Roe. A dozen Republican governors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate federal protections for abortion and instead allow states to regulate the procedure. Read more here.
Two Dozen State AGs Tell SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v. Wade. State attorneys general in half of the country are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to again protect unborn babies. Read more here.
Lord Alton Highlights Double Standard of Failing to Award the Same Rights to Unborn Babies That Are Given to Animals. UK House of Lords Member David Alton has highlighted the double standard of lawmakers considering the sentience of animals when making policy decisions but failing to do the same for unborn humans. Read more here.
Noem Joins Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Abortion Case. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and 240 female scholars, professionals and pro-life feminist organizations have filed an amicus brief in a pending U.S. Supreme Court abortion case. Read more here.
Over 500K Pro-Lifers Sign Petition Telling SCOTUS to Overturn Roe. Melinda Thybault, founder of The Moral Outcry Petition, has gathered 539,108 signatures supporting a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Urge SCOTUS to Reverse Pro-Abortion Rulings. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, and Mike Lee of Utah submitted an amicus brief calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule two prior decisions that upheld the supposed right to kill a baby in his mother’s womb. Read more here.
Report Shows Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Aligns With European Laws. A new report reveals that Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, the subject of litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, is in line with most European laws on abortion. Read more here.
Italian Abortionist Postpones Retirement as Search Continues for Replacement. An Italian doctor has postponed his retirement because there is no one else to carry out abortions in his region. Read more here.
Hundreds of Lawmakers Ask SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v. Wade. A coalition of pro-life groups and several legislators collected signatures from more than 300 lawmakers in 35 states in support of an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that abortion is a states’ rights issue. Read more here.
Blacks and Hispanics Ask SCOTUS to End Abortion Eugenics. An amicus brief has been filed on behalf of 70,000 African American and Hispanic churches who are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade because legalized abortion is unconstitutional, violates the right to life, and supports racist eugenics. Read more here.
Presbyterian Church in Ireland Denounces UK Govt Abortion Ultimatum. The Presbyterian Church of Ireland called the demand by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to commission abortion services as soon as possible in Northern Ireland both “destructive” and “insulting.” Read more here.
Activists Unveil ‘Pro-Life Flag’ Uniting Global Movement Against Abortion. After more than 1,000 designs were submitted to a worldwide contest, the Pro-Life Flag Project has selected a flag design to represent the international pro-life movement. Read more here.
Deputy PM Promises New Measures to Push Funding of NB Abortion Clinic. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said that the federal government will soon announce how it plans to ensure public funding for abortions at Clinic 554 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Read more here.
Former DUP Leader Says NI Ministers Should Ignore Westminster’s Abortion Demands. Former DUP leader Edwin Poots has said Northern Ireland’s First Minister Robin Swann should ignore Westminster’s attempts to force the Northern Ireland executive to commission abortion services. Read more here.
Pro-Life Advocates Urge UCSF to Stop Harvesting Organs of Aborted Babies. Pro-life advocates appeared before the University of California Board of Regents to urge them to stop the horrific practice of harvesting aborted babies’ genitalia and other organs at the University of California San Francisco. Read more here.
Mississippi Pushes SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v. Wade. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to defend “the right of the people to pass laws that protect life and women’s health,” urging the court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
WHO Pushes ‘De-Medicalization’ of Abortion in Updated Self-Care Guidelines. The World Health Organization released updated “self-care” guidelines recommending the self-administration of abortion-inducing drugs without the direct supervision of a doctor. Read more here.
UK Govt Proceeds With Forcing Expanded Abortion on Northern Ireland. In a written statement to Parliament, Brandon Lewis MP laid out a formal timetable for forcing the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Florida County Considers Measure to Protect Unborn Children. Leaders of a central Florida county hope to follow Texas’s lead and pass ordinances to protect unborn babies from abortion in their county. Read more here.
UK Experts: Law Should Reflect Preborn Babies Feel Pain as Early as Twelve Weeks. A group of experts in the UK are calling for changes in policies that currently allow abortion up to 24 weeks, citing growing evidence that preborn children can experience pain as early as the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. Read more here.
Massachusetts Pro-Life Group Starts Petition to Ban Infanticide. Massachusetts Citizens for Life is starting the petition process asking voters to reverse the repeal of a law that guarantees all newborns have access to life-saving medical care. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Aim to Block Funding for Schools That Provide Abortion Pills. Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate will introduce legislation to prohibit colleges and universities from receiving federal funding if they provide chemical abortion drugs to students. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Most Abortions. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction against an Arkansas law that would ban nearly all abortions. Read more here.
Fourth Mexican State Votes to Allow Abortion. Mexico’s state of Veracruz will become the fourth state in the country to clear away criminal penalties for elective abortion after lawmakers voted to decriminalize the procedure. Read more here.
Texas Gov Signs ‘Trigger Bill’ to Ban Abortion Once Roe is Overturned. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Human Life Protection Act which would protect unborn babies by banning abortions as much as the U.S. Supreme Court allows when it overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
UK Abortion Provider Opens New Clinic to ‘Maintain Access to Abortion’ in Southeast London. UK’s largest abortion provider, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, has opened a new facility in Clapham, London which is offering consultations and medical abortions. Read more here.
Children in Utero Sue Rhode Island Over Abortion Law. Rhode Island’s former governor Gina Raimondo is being sued on behalf of adult voters and children in utero to challenge the constitutionality of a law which allegedly deprived them of their right to vote on a so-called constitutional right to abortion and robbed the babies of their legal rights as a person. Read more here.
Spain Plans to Expand Abortion Laws, End Conscience Protections for Doctors. A Spanish government minister has announced plans to fully decriminalize abortion in the nation, including ending a physician’s right to conscientious objection. Read more here.
UK Pro-Life Group ‘Ready to Go to Court’ Over New Govt Intervention on NI Abortion Law. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children indicated that it is prepared to take legal action if the UK government takes a further step toward expanding abortion services in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Church of Ireland Tells UK Govt to End Abortion Push. The Church of Ireland has issued a statement against the UK government’s imposition of an extreme abortion law on Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Marie Claire Magazine Urges Hollywood to Depict More Parents Having Abortions. Fashion magazine Marie Claire ran a piece advocating for Hollywood to depict more parents having abortions, arguing it was a better reflection of reality. Read more here.
Texas Rep Introduces Bill to Ban Abortion. A Texas state legislator introduced a bill that would immediately ban abortion under the theory that Texas is a “free and independent state.” Read more here.
New DUP Leader Warns UK Govt Against Imposing More Abortion on Northern Ireland. DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has warned that a UK government intervention on abortion laws in Northern Ireland will damage the credibility of power sharing. Read more here.
Guernsey Approves Updated Abortion Regulations. Legislation relaxing abortion laws in Guernsey was approved by 27 votes to 11. Read more here.
First Arkansas County Declares Itself ‘Pro-Life.’ The quorum court of Washington County in northwest Arkansas voted to approve a resolution that declares the county “pro-life.” Read more here.
Proposal to Delay Guernsey Abortion Law Reform Rejected by Deputies. The States of Guernsey has voted against delaying reforms to the island’s abortion law and will soon begin debate on the measures. Read more here.
U.S. Appropriations Bill Advances Without Hyde Amendment. The House Appropriations Committee advanced a funding bill for fiscal year 2022 without including the usual prohibitions on abortion funding. Read more here.
Abortions in Iowa Jump 14 Percent. Abortion numbers rose again in Iowa in 2020, seeing a 14 percent increase over 2019. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Activists and Abortion Providers Sue to Block Texas Heartbeat Law. Pro-abortion activists and abortion providers filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Texas in an attempt to block a pro-life law that bans abortions after a preborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Spanish Medical Body Takes Stand for Conscientious Objection. A body representing Spain’s medical colleges said that a government minister’s threat to conscientious objection on abortion is “unacceptable, illegal, and unjust.” Read more here.
Appeals Court Agrees to Rehear Missouri Down Syndrome Abortion Case. The full Eighth Circuit Court has agreed to rehear a case involving the ban of a Missouri law prohibiting the abortion of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Read more here.
ACLU Erects ‘Abortion Is Legal in Ohio’ Billboard. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio bought billboard space in Lebanon to remind Ohioans that abortion is legal in the state after the Lebanon City Council voted to make abortions illegal in the town. Read more here.
Half of Scottish Teens’ Babies Aborted in 2019. Half of teenage mothers in Scotland opted to abort their babies in 2019, Public Health Scotland figures have revealed. Read more here.
SC Gov Continues Legal Fight to Revive Heartbeat Abortion Ban. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse a lower court ruling against a law that bans most abortions at the time when a baby’s heartbeat can first be detected. Read more here.
Guam Considers Making 911 Responders a New Safe Haven Option. Lawmakers in Guam advanced legislation amending the Newborn Infant Safe Haven Act to allow mothers who can’t travel to a safe haven location to call 911 to surrender their newborn babies to emergency medical services personnel with no repercussions. Read more here.
U.S. Congressional Committee Casts First Vote to Scrap Hyde Amendment. Congressional Democrats took the first step to force Americans to fund abortions when a House subcommittee passed a spending bill without the Hyde Amendment. Read more here.
Report: Abortion Facility in Ohio Tossed Preborn Baby’s Remains Into Dumpster. An abortion facility in Ohio was caught throwing a preborn baby into a dumpster in violation of the state’s “fetal remains” law. Read more here.
U.S. NIH Plans to Shell Out $173M for Human Fetal Tissue Research. The National Institutes of Health predicts that it will spend $173 million on human fetal tissue research grants over the next two years after President Biden canceled restrictions on the practice. Read more here.
Security Measures Needed at Abortion Clinic in Northern Ireland. More security measures are being implemented at an early medical abortion clinic in response to over a dozen incidents of intimidation and recording patients without consent. Read more here.
Dozens of Pro-Life Rallies Held Across Ireland. Pro-life rallies took place throughout Ireland urging the public and lawmakers to rethink abortion. Read more here.
Record Number of Abortions in Switzerland in 2020. According to figures recently published by the Federal Statistical Office, the number of abortions performed in Switzerland increased to record numbers in 2020. Read more here.
ECHR Notifies Warsaw of 12 Cases Linked to Abortion Ban. The European Court of Human Rights has notified the Polish government of 12 separate cases being brought against it by Polish women over abortion rights. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Desecrate Statue of Jesus. Abortion activists desecrated a statue of Jesus in Arkansas by hanging a banner with the words “God Bless Abortions” written in red across it. Read more here.
UCSF Harvests Preborn Baby ‘Genitalia,’ ‘Gonads.’ A pro-life group found that the University of California-San Francisco is harvesting preborn baby “genitalia” — including “gonads” — for experiments. Read more here.
Attempt to Introduce Abortion on Demand in UK Fails. An attempt to hijack the UK government’s flagship Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill with two extreme abortion proposals has failed, in a major pro-life victory. Read more here.
Members of Congress Demand Biden Protect Hyde Amendment. Over 170 members of Congress signed a letter to President Biden urging him to include the historical bipartisan-supported Hyde Amendment in the 2022 budget to protect taxpayer dollars from funding abortion. Read more here.
New Study Shows Abortion Doesn’t Help Women ‘Plan’ Parenthood. A new peer-reviewed study released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute examined millions of Medicaid-eligible women who had at least one pregnancy and found that only 1% could have used abortion for spacing children. Read more here.
Number of Northern Ireland Women Choosing Abortion Rises Dramatically. The number of women from Northern Ireland choosing to terminate their pregnancies has dramatically increased since the procedure was made legal. Read more here.
Over 800 Medical Professionals Demand MP Withdraw Abortion Up to Birth Amendment. Over 800 medical professionals have issued an open letter urgently calling on MP Diana Johnson to withdraw her amendment that would introduce abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth. Read more here.
UN Accused of Lies, Manipulation in Effort to Legalize Abortion in El Salvador. Salvadoran pro-life leader Sara Larín is accusing the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of lying and manipulating information about a case of infanticide in order to further the abortion agenda in El Salvador. Read more here.
Report: Abortion Activists Gear Up for Response if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned. Groups of abortion activists are reportedly working to set up scenarios in which they will be able to provide abortions to women if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Read more here.
Gates Foundation Pledges Billions to ‘Family Planning’ Initiatives. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will begin a push for increased access to contraceptives and has reaffirmed a commitment to develop “new and improved contraceptive technologies and meet the needs of women and girls.” Read more here.
Disability Rights Campaigners Rally Outside UK High Court. A large group of people with Down’s syndrome and their families rallied outside the High Court as a case was heard regarding the current discriminatory abortion law that allows abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome. Read more here.
Support Grows for ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill in Australia. Support is growing for a bill introduced in the Australian House of Representatives which seeks to protect babies born alive after abortions. Read more here.
Abortion on Demand Amendment Introduced in UK. Diana Johnson MP has introduced an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that would introduce abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth, to England and Wales. Read more here.
Louisiana Gov Signs Abortion Pill Reversal Bill. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law a bill requiring that doctors administering abortions in the state inform patients that they may stop the abortion process halfway through taking the abortion pills. Read more here.
Missouri AG Asks SCOTUS to Review State’s Eight-Week Abortion Ban. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision blocking a state law criminalizing abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Hidalgo Becomes Third Mexican State to Allow Abortion. Lawmakers in Mexico’s Hidalgo state voted to lift the penalties for elective abortion. Read more here.
Survey: DIY Abortions Unsafe and Unwanted in Scotland. Official survey results show almost three-quarters of Scottish respondents regard DIY abortions as unsafe and more than six in ten want to end the practice. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Spar Over Abortion Funding in Foreign Aid Bill. Democrat lawmakers cleared preliminary hurdles moving the 2022 foreign aid funding bill through committee despite fierce opposition from Republicans for the removal of federal restrictions on overseas abortion funding. Read more here.
Slovak MP Stops Two Legislation Proposals on Abortion. Abortion rules in Slovakia will not change for now, despite two proposals submitted to the June parliamentary session. Read more here.
New SD Law Banning Down Syndrome Abortions Takes Effect. A new law which bans abortions on babies with Down syndrome has taken effect in South Dakota. Read more here.
U.S. House Democrats Block Bill to Ban Taxpayer-Funded Abortions for 27th Time. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats blocked a bill to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions 27 times in the course of a week. Read more here.
Figures Show Over 13K Abortions in Ireland Since Law Change. New figures released by Ireland’s Department of Health reveal that 13,709 abortions have taken place in the Republic of Ireland since the country’s new abortion law was introduced on January 1, 2019. Read more here.
Ohio Legislature Passes Budget Giving Millions to Pregnancy Centers. The Ohio legislature passed a biennial operating budget which included $6 million for the Ohio Parenting and Pregnancy Program which provides funding for pregnancy centers that save babies from abortion. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Indiana ‘Abortion Reversal’ Law. A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about the abortion pill reversal procedure. Read more here.
Call for Public Inquiry in Ireland as Couple Settles Abortion Case. An Irish politician has called for a public inquiry after a couple settled their case in which their unborn child was aborted when they were wrongly told that it had a fatal fetal abnormality. Read more here.
U.S. Members of Congress Demand HHS Reinstate Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Board. Over 130 members of Congress sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra demanding the Cabinet secretary reverse his decision to nix the ethics board overseeing human fetal tissue research. Read more here.
Poll: Most Americans Favor Restricting Abortion After First Trimester. An AP-NORC poll showed that 61% of Americans felt that abortion should be legal in most or all cases during the first trimester of pregnancy, but that number went down to 34% in the second trimester and 19% in the third trimester. Read more here.
Lobby Group Says EU Abortion Vote ‘Undermines Protection of Life.’ Pro-life lobby group Doctors for Life has slammed a European Parliament report on sexual and reproductive health, warning of an “attack on the right to life of unborn children” and a “blatant attempt to undermine the right to conscientious objection.” Read more here.
EP Votes in Favor of Abortion on Demand. The European Parliament adopted a resolution that labels abortion a “human right” and attacks the conscience rights of doctors who refuse to perform abortions. Read more here.
U.S. House Democrats Block Consideration of Bill to Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. House Democrats blocked consideration of a bill that would have codified the Hyde Amendment into federal law, banning taxpayer funding of abortion. Read more here.
NC Gov Vetoes Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure barring women from getting an abortion specifically because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Read more here.
NH Passes Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions. New Hampshire state lawmakers approved the state budget with a pro-life amendment which prohibits abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, except when the mother’s life is at risk. Read more here.
Iowa Gov Says She Will Appeal Block of Abortion Waiting Period Legislation. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will appeal a judge’s decision striking down legislation that would impose a 24-hour waiting period for abortions. Read more here.
Gibraltar Votes to Legalize Abortion. About 62 percent of voters in Gibraltar approved a referendum to legalize abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
MI House Approves Tax Credit for Unborn Children. The Michigan House approved a bill to extend the state’s $200 income tax credit to children before they are born. Read more here.
Iowa Judge Permanently Blocks State Law Requiring 24-Hour Wait Before Abortion. A judge in Iowa ruled that the state’s law requiring a 24-hour waiting period before getting an abortion violates the state constitution because it was passed as an amendment to an unrelated bill. Read more here.
Over 20 AGs Want Biden’s Budget Rejected Over Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Some 22 attorneys general have written a joint letter to members of Congress urging them to reject President Biden’s budget because it forces Americans to pay for abortions with their tax dollars. Read more here.
EP Poised to Recognize Abortion as ‘Human Right.’ The Commission of Bishops of the European Union are warning of a document that could lead to guaranteed legal abortion across the continent if adopted by the European Parliament. Read more here.
Nearly Half of States File Brief in Support of Kentucky AG’s Abortion Law Fight. Twenty-three states have filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Kentucky attorney general’s effort to defend a pro-life law after the high court agreed to hear the case. Read more here.
Only 17 Percent of Respondents Want ‘DIY’ Home Abortions in Scotland. Results of the Scottish government’s survey on “DIY” home abortions show that only 17% of submissions supported making “DIY” home abortions available permanently in Scotland. Read more here.
New Documentary Warns About Dangers of Abortion Pill. A new documentary series warns about the dangers of chemical abortions as the Biden Administration has recently removed restrictions on the abortion pill regimen during the pandemic. Read more here.
Informed Consent Bill Introduced in Michigan House. The Women’s Right to Know Act was introduced in the Michigan House and addresses three areas of informed consent for women seeking abortions: abortion pill reversal, heartbeat/miscarriage awareness, and prenatal diagnosis of a disability. Read more here.
High Profile Politicians Call on Gibraltar to Reject Abortion in Upcoming Referendum. High-profile politicians from both the United Kingdom and Ireland have called on Gibraltar to “vote NO” in the upcoming abortion referendum. Read more here.
White House Dodges Question About Humanity of 15-Week Unborn Baby. White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged a question about whether President Joe Biden believes a 15-week unborn baby is human. Read more here.
World Record Baby Born Four Months Premature Survives. A U.S. baby born at 21 weeks and two days has set the Guinness World Record for being the most premature baby to survive. Read more here.
NZ Baby ‘Left to Die’ After Failed Abortion. A baby born alive after an unsuccessful late-term abortion was “left gasping without medical assistance for two hours before dying” at a hospital in New Zealand. Read more here.
New Children’s Book Tries to Normalize Abortion. What’s an Abortion, Anyway? is a new children’s book by abortion activist Carly Manes that attempts to normalize the killing of unborn babies for any reason without limits. Read more here.
Biden Asks Congress to Bypass Federal Restrictions on Abortion Funding Overseas. President Biden’s first budget would allow federal agencies to fund abortion under the rubric of “women’s empowerment and gender equality.” Read more here.
Texas Gov Signs Bill Banning Abortions if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that would essentially end abortions in the state if a constitutional amendment is created that allows states to ban the practice or if a court decides that states are able to take such action. Read more here.
Marie Stopes to Shut Down Four Australian Abortion Centers. Marie Stopes International is shutting down four of its abortion centers in Australia, claiming they are “no longer financially viable.” Read more here.
Gibraltar to Hold Referendum Vote to Legalize Abortion. The people of Gibraltar will vote on a bill that would legalize abortion in the small British territory. Read more here.
Media Site Deletes Triple Abortion Story After Backlash. A progressive website focused on sharing “good news” faced backlash after posting a now-deleted story of a same-sex couple who selectively aborted three of their five babies. Read more here.
Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate North Carolina Abortion Ban. A federal appeals court ruled that North Carolina’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional and refused to reinstate the ban which a lower court struck down two years ago. Read more here.
Abortions at Unprecedented Levels in England and Wales. The number and rate of abortions in England and Wales have reached an all-time high, including a sharp rise in unsupervised chemical abortions. Read more here.
PA Gov Vows to Veto Every Pro-Life Bill. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vows he will veto every piece of pro-life legislation that is passed by state lawmakers, “every time.” Read more here.
Almost Two-Thirds of Irish Women Accessing Abortion Services Are Over 25. A study of the abortion services provided by Irish general practitioners shows that 65% of the women applying for termination were over 25 years of age. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Study Showed ‘Abortion Access’ Isn’t Actually a Problem. A new study from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health has revealed that, despite what abortion advocates claim about a lack of access to abortion, the majority of women who seek abortion have no trouble accessing it. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Asks SCOTUS to Support Ban on Dismemberment Abortions. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold the state’s ban on dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Survey Shows 18 Percent Now Support Decriminalization of Abortion in Malta. A MaltaToday survey shows that 66.9 percent of people disagree with decriminalizing abortion, while 18 percent are in favor and 15.1 percent are unsure. Read more here.
Doctors, Bioethicists Question Rule Change on Embryo Experimentation. Doctors and bioethicists have expressed concern after the International Society for Stem Cell Research issued new guidelines which called for lifting the prohibition against growing lab-created embryos beyond 14 days of development. Read more here.
Florida County Moves to Explore Local ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban. A commissioner of Manatee County, Florida received approval to move ahead with a plan to explore a local county “heartbeat” abortion ordinance, even though such a ban would be more restrictive than the state’s current abortion law. Read more here.
Spanish Lawmakers Want to Jail Pro-Lifers for Showing ‘Models of Fetuses’ to Women. Legislation introduced in Spain’s lower house would create a “buffer zone” around abortion facilities to prevent any kind of pro-life protest or counseling, including the display of photographs or models of fetuses. Read more here.
Abortion Fund Making Colorado an Abortion Destination. An abortion fund in Colorado is increasing the number of women crossing state lines solely to obtain abortions. Read more here.
Record Abortion Numbers in UK Accompany Introduction of ‘DIY’ Home Abortions. Abortion statistics for 2020 were released by the Department for Health and Social Care and show the highest number of abortions ever recorded in England and Wales. Read more here.
NC Legislature Passes Ban on Discriminatory Abortions. The North Carolina legislature voted to ban abortions based on race, sex or Down syndrome diagnoses, and the bill now heads to the governor’s desk. Read more here.
Oregon Legislature Defeats Bill to Stop Infanticide. The Oregon state Senate voted down a bill to stop infanticide and provide appropriate medical care and treatment for babies who are born alive during a botched abortion. Read more here.
Argentine Judge Suspends Abortion Law Throughout Country. A judge ruled that a recent law legalizing elective abortion in Argentina must be suspended throughout the country, as the law is likely unconstitutional. Read more here.
G7 Embraces Abortion Language in Communiques as U.S. Reverses Position. The Biden administration affirmed the inclusion of “sexual and reproductive health” in a document about global health priorities at the annual G7 meetings, a term that has become synonymous with abortion. Read more here.
Ruling Expected on Censoring of Pro-Life Ads in Slovenia. A Slovenian court is expected to rule in the case of a state-owned bus company that removed ads commissioned by a pro-life NGO, violating the terms of a contract between the two parties. Read more here.
Leading European Politicians Call for End to All Legal Barriers to Abortion. Government ministers from five European countries are among 29 politicians and activists that have signed a letter stating that a woman’s “right” to safe and legal abortion is being eroded by misinformation and attacks on services. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Denounce Media Manipulation Favoring Legal Abortion in El Salvador. Abortion activists claim there are 17 women in prison in El Salvador for aborting their babies or having a miscarriage, when in fact they were convicted of infanticide. Read more here.
MA Bill Would Mandate Free Abortions at Universities. New legislation in Massachusetts would force public universities to provide “medication abortion options” to students and offer referrals for abortion care services. Read more here.
Democrats Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Abortion Access Nationwide. Congressional Democrats reintroduced legislation that would guarantee the “right” for health care professionals to provide abortions without restrictions even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Read more here.
New York Considers Establishing ‘Abortion Fund’ for Low-Income Residents. New York state lawmakers are pushing to create the New York State Abortion Access fund that would pay for low-income residents to have abortions. Read more here.
Increasing Prenatal Tests in Japan Fuel Abortion Concerns Among Down Syndrome Groups. The Japanese government is improving the provision of information on noninvasive prenatal genetic testing which has some concerned that it could lead to “selection of life” practices. Read more here.
Judicial Review Allowed Against Westminster Over NI Abortion Roll Out. The UK High Court has granted a major pro-life group permission to launch a judicial review against the Westminster government’s new powers which could override the Stormont Executive on abortion. Read more here.
PA House Passes Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions. The Pennsylvania House passed a bill that would ban abortions that are prompted by a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis. Read more here.
Ireland’s High Court to Hear Abortion Case. Ireland’s High Court will hear a case involving a couple who claim that their unborn child was aborted after they were mistakenly told that it had a fatal fetal abnormality. Read more here.
UK MPs Launch Parliamentary Motion Calling for an End to ‘DIY’ Abortion. A group of UK MPs have launched a motion calling on the government to end the “DIY” abortion program. Read more here.
Poland’s New Pro-Life Campaign Proclaims ‘Every Life Is a Miracle.’ A new pro-life campaign in Poland is highlighting the dignity of children diagnosed with medical conditions before birth. Read more here.
Louisiana Senate Passes Five Pro-Life Bills. The Louisiana Senate passed five pro-life bills to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion, including one informing mothers of the life-saving abortion pill reversal protocol. Read more here.
New Poll Finds Most Americans Want Abortion to Be Rare or Illegal. Two-thirds of respondents in a new Gallup poll believe that abortion should either be illegal (19 percent) or should be legal only under certain circumstances. Read more here.
Gibraltar Pro-Life Groups Say Proposed Abortion Law Is ‘Extreme.’ New abortion legislation proposed in the upcoming referendum is extreme, and Gibraltar needs to provide positive alternatives to abortion, says the Gibraltar Pro-Life Movement. Read more here.
German Doctor Convicted for ‘Advertising’ Abortion. Dr. Detlef Merchel of Germany received a fine of €3,000 ($3,650) for sharing details about the type of abortion he offers, as well as the legal requirements for accessing it on his website. Read more here.
UK Doctor Banned From Reversing Chemical Abortions. At the request of a leading abortion provider, a doctor in the UK has been banned by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service from helping women to reverse the effects of their chemical abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Request Vote on Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions. Senators Marco Rubio, Jim Inhofe, Steve Daines, and colleagues sent a letter to Senate leadership urging them to bring the Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act to the Senate floor for a vote during the June work period. Read more here.
Pro-Life Group Says New Poll Demonstrates Support for 15-Week Abortion Ban in U.S. A national pro-life group says that its new poll of likely voters demonstrates support for a 15-week abortion ban. Read more here.
Controversial Down Syndrome Test to Roll Out in UK. Parents of children with Down Syndrome fear the rollout of controversial Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing across NHS England will lead to more babies with the condition being aborted. Read more here.
MSI’s First Abortion Clinic Closes. MSI Reproductive Choices (formerly known as Marie Stopes International) has permanently closed its flagship central London clinic. Read more here.
WMA Wants to Force Doctors to Make Referrals for Abortions. The World Medical Association is revising the International Code of Medical Ethics to limit the scope of conscientious objection and force doctors who object to legal abortion to refer patients to a more compliant doctor. Read more here.
European Parliament Due to Vote on ‘Extreme’ Abortion Report. The European Parliament is due to vote on an “extreme” report calling on all European Union member states to allow access to abortion. Read more here.
Sex-Selective Abortion Ban Defeated in Canada. A Canadian bill which sought to ban doctors from performing an abortion based on the sex of a fetus was defeated 248-82. Read more here.
Illinois Bill Repealing Parental Consent Requirement for Abortion Fails to Advance. An Illinois state law that requires underage girls to notify a parent before having an abortion will remain in force after the state legislature failed to act on a bill to repeal the law. Read more here.
Tennessee Appeals Ruling in Abortion Waiting Period Case. A federal appeals court heard arguments in a Tennessee case over whether a 48-hour waiting period is a substantial burden to women seeking abortions. Read more here.
Abortions Increase 24 Percent in Iowa. A new state health report in Iowa shows a 24% increase in abortions in 2019, a change from the steady decline in abortions over the past decade. Read more here.
Thousands Take Part in Croatia’s Annual March for Life. Thousands of people gathered in the Croatian capital of Zagreb for the country’s annual March for Life. Read more here.
Arkansas Abortions Drop to Lowest Level Since 1970s. The Arkansas Department of Health released its annual reports on the number of abortions performed in the state, showing that abortions are near historic lows. Read more here.
Uyghur Exiles Allege Forced Abortions in China. Three Uyghurs who fled from China to Turkey have described forced abortions and torture by Chinese authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang region, ahead of giving testimony to a people’s tribunal in London. Read more here.
Judges Side With Pro-Life Activists After NY Tries to Block Them From Protesting. A federal appeals court sided with pro-life activists after New York tried to block them from protesting an abortion clinic in the New York City borough of Queens. Read more here.
TV Networks Reject Pro-Life Ad Asserting Humanity of Unborn. Several television networks have rejected an ad from a pro-life group that asserts the humanity of unborn children, saying the ad is “controversial” and “unacceptable.” Read more here.
Canadian MP Explains Backing of Sex-Selective Abortion Ban. Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen is throwing her support behind a bill to ban sex-selective abortion because the bill “protects women at the earliest stage of life.” Read more here.
Tanzania Cracks Down on Irregular Sale of Abortion Pills. The Tanzanian government will begin cracking down on pharmacies and other establishments selling emergency contraceptive pills and abortion pills without a prescription. Read more here.
Judge Rules Nat’l Civil Liberties Group Can Challenge NB Abortion Law. A New Brunswick judge authorized a national civil liberties group to mount a legal challenge to the province’s abortion law which bans government funding for abortions conducted outside three approved hospitals. Read more here.
Biden Budget Drops Hyde Amendment to Allow Public Funding of Abortion. U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposed 2022 budget omits a ban on federal funding for most abortions that has been part of government spending bills for decades. Read more here.
Failure to Establish Abortion Services in Northern Ireland ‘Deeply Troubling,’ Court Told. The government’s failure to establish abortion services for women in Northern Ireland is a “lamentable and deeply troubling exercise in finger-pointing,” the High Court in Belfast was told. Read more here.
Senate Democrats Defeat Amendment to Stop Scientists From Creating ‘Human Animal’ Chimeras. On a party-line vote, Senate Democrats defeated an amendment designed to stop researchers from combining human and non-human DNA to possibly make embryos of an “uncertain” species. Read more here.
Lawsuit Filed Challenging Arkansas’ Near-Total Abortion Ban. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge to strike down an Arkansas law which bans all abortions except those to protect the life of the mother. Read more here.
Proposal to Decriminalize Abortion in Malta Sparks Debate. A proposal to decriminalize abortion in Malta has stirred up a polarized debate in the country with the strictest abortion laws in the European Union. Read more here.
Northern Vietnam Women Volunteer to Give Proper Burial to Aborted Babies. In the Tien Du district in Northern Vietnam, a group of women are volunteering around the clock to help pregnant women and to help bury and pray for babies that have died as a result of abortion or miscarriage. Read more here.
UK Prohibits Doctor From Practicing Because She Saved Baby From Abortion. An undercover investigation into UK doctors providing abortion pill reversal procedures resulted in one doctor being investigated and placed on “interim conditions” at work. Read more here.
NI Minister Attempts to Introduce ‘DIY’ Abortion. Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has reportedly attempted to introduce “DIY” home abortions to Northern Ireland but was blocked by the Northern Ireland Executive. Read more here.
Informed Consent on Fetal Tissue Research Caused Approval to Drop Drastically. Since an abortion clinic implemented a new and highly detailed consent form, the donation of aborted babies for medical research dropped drastically. Read more here.
Thousands Take to Streets in Rome for March for Life. Thousands of pro-life activists took to the streets of Rome for the 10th Marcia per la Vita (March for Life), with many more watching via livestream. Read more here.
Papers Filed in Legal Challenge Against NI Abortion Regulations. Pro-life campaigners have formally lodged proceedings in Belfast against regulations giving the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland powers to direct the commissioning of abortion services. Read more here.
State AGs Threaten Legal Action Against Biden Admin Push for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion. More than 20 state attorneys general are threatening legal action over the Biden administration’s expansion of taxpayer funding for abortion. Read more here.
Alabama Gov Signs Bill to Stop Infanticide. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill that would require appropriate medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions. Read more here.
Report: One in Ten GPs Providing Abortion Services in Ireland. Research published by the National Women’s Council of Ireland shows that just one in ten general practitioners are providing abortion services in Ireland. Read more here.
Oklahoma Legislature Passes Two Bills Regulating Chemical Abortions. The Oklahoma legislature passed two measures that will place safeguards on chemical abortion drugs. Read more here.
Ireland Dept of Health Says Review of Abortion Law to Be ‘Progressed’ This Year. The Ireland Department of Health has said a review of the Termination of Pregnancy Act will be “progressed” this year. Read more here.
Texas Senate Backs ‘Trigger Bill’ to Limit or Ban Abortions If SCOTUS Allows. The Texas Senate gave initial approval to a “trigger bill” that would let Texas ban or limit abortions to the extent allowed by a future ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more here.
Democrats: Roe v. Wade Blow Would Fuel Expanding SCOTUS. Democratic U.S. senators say if the Supreme Court strikes a blow against Roe v. Wade by upholding a Mississippi abortion law, it will fuel an effort to add justices to the court. Read more here.
Biden’s Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Far Outspends Obama. President Joe Biden has funneled nearly 20 times as much taxpayer money to the abortion industry as Barack Obama had at this point in his presidency, according to an analysis by a leading pro-life organization. Read more here.
Ireland Commemorates Third Anniversary of Abortion Referendum. Ireland commemorated the third anniversary of a vote to repeal a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of the unborn, since which over 6,000 abortions have taken place in the country. Read more here.
Scottish Abortion Number Second Highest on Record. The number of abortions in Scotland in 2020 was the second highest on record, according to new figures from Public Health Scotland. Read more here.
Ohio City Becomes First in State to Be ‘Sanctuary City for Unborn.’ The Lebanon, Ohio city council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that bans abortions in its jurisdiction. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Lifers Push to Preserve Hyde Amendment. Pro-lifers have launched a push to encourage President Joe Biden and members of Congress to preserve the Hyde amendment which prohibits the use of taxpayer funds for most elective abortions. Read more here.
India Sees 13.5M Sex-Selective Abortions in 30 Years. A paper published by a leading medical journal estimated that at least 13.5 million baby girls were aborted in sex-selective abortions in India between 1987 and 2016. Read more here.
Presbyterian Church in Ireland Speaks Out Against Disability Abortions. Leaders of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland have expressed support for a bill seeking to protect unborn babies with disabilities from abortion. Read more here.
Forced Abortion, Sterilization Accompanies Almost 50 Percent Decline in Uyghur Births. A report revealed a 48.7% decline in birth rates in Xinjiang, China where the Chinese Communist Party is systemically slashing Uyghur birth rates with sterilizations and forced abortions. Read more here.
White House Calls Texas Heartbeat Law an ‘Assault on Women.’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the Texas Heartbeat Act “the most restrictive measure yet in the nation, and the most restrictive, recent assault on women’s fundamental rights…” Read more here.
Connecticut Pregnancy Center Advertising Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk. Connecticut lawmakers passed a bill regulating how pro-life pregnancy centers advertise their services. Read more here.
PSNI Rejects Complaints Against Unborn Baby Posters. The Police Service of Northern Ireland has rejected complaints that images of unborn babies being displayed on community signs are “graphic” and “deeply upsetting.” Read more here.
NB Judge Reserves Decision on Whether Rights Group Can Challenge Abortion Law. A New Brunswick judge announced she will decide by the end of June whether the Canadian Civil Liberties Association should be granted standing to challenge the province’s abortion law. Read more here.
Texas Gov Signs Heartbeat Bill. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law that bans abortions in Texas after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Abortion Advocates Sue Indiana Over Law Regarding Abortion Reversal Drug. Abortion rights groups are suing Indiana over a new law that will require health care providers to share information about an abortion reversal drug. Read more here.
Iowa House Passes Amendment Declaring There’s No Right to Abortion. The Iowa House passed an amendment that would protect unborn babies and ensure Iowans are not forced to fund abortions with their tax dollars. Read more here.
Four New Abortion Clinics to Open in Southeast England. MSI Reproductive Choices will be opening a new medical and surgical abortion clinic in Brighton and three new clinics in Crawley, Hastings and Bognor Regis. Read more here.
Maltese President: I Would Rather Resign Than Sign Abortion Bill. Maltese President George Vella has reaffirmed his stance in strong opposition to abortion, repeating that he would rather resign than sign a bill concerning abortion. Read more here.
Teacher Reinstated After Inviting Pro-Life Speaker to Health Class. The Clay High School teacher who was placed on administrative leave after inviting Right to Life Michiana to speak to their students has returned to the classroom. Read more here.
Three Women Injured in Botched Abortions at Same Facility Within Eight Weeks. Within an eight-week span of time, three women who received abortions at the A-Z Women’s Center in Las Vegas, Nevada were hospitalized with life-threatening abortion hemorrhages. Read more here.
SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Major Abortion Case. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a major abortion case that will give the justices an opportunity to reconsider the precedent set by the landmark Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions. Read more here.
White House: Biden ‘Committed to Codifying’ Roe v. Wade. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Biden is “committed to codifying” Roe v. Wade after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will allow the justices to reconsider the precedent set by the landmark Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions. Read more here.
UK Medics Demand End to Abortion Pills by Mail. More than 600 medics have demanded that Boris Johnson end the controversial “pills in the post” abortion scheme, citing evidence that chemical abortions were being performed when the fetus was beyond the ten-week limit. Read more here.
Russian Health Ministry Notes Substantial Decline in Abortions. The number of abortions in Russia in 2020 dropped to about 450,000, almost 35% less than five years ago. Read more here.
Russian Orthodox Church Pleads for Reduction of Abortions to Fight Demographic Crisis. The Orthodox Church in Russia has urged women to refrain from abortions and instead give their children to church institutions, in part to help alleviate the country’s demographic problem. Read more here.
Nicaraguan Archdiocese Urges That Abortion Not Be an Election Issue. The Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Managua stated that the “abominable crime” of abortion should not be on the agenda for November’s Nicaraguan general election. Read more here.
Montana Gov Signs Bill Ending Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a law which prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to fund Title X family planning programs which include abortion. Read more here.
Top Kansas Court Upholds Law Barring ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits. Kansas’ highest court upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors in a case in which a couple sued because they weren’t told of serious fetal defects until after an abortion could have been obtained. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Urge SCOTUS to Uphold Law Banning Down Syndrome Abortions. Over 80 members of the U.S. Congress are filing an amicus brief at the Supreme Court against selective abortions based on a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis. Read more here.
States Ask SCOTUS to Support Law That Bans Abortions Due to Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis. Twenty-two state attorneys general are filing an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of an Arkansas law that would prohibit abortions solely based on a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis. Read more here.
Radical Abortion Resolution Readied at European Parliament. The European Parliament will debate a draft resolution that calls on EU member states to allow abortion on demand as a so-called human right. Read more here.
Becerra Repeatedly Denies ‘Partial-Birth Abortion’ Ban Exists During Hearing. During a congressional hearing, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra refused multiple times to acknowledge that current federal law outlaws partial-birth abortions. Read more here.
Texas Legislature Passes Heartbeat Bill. A bill which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected has passed the Texas legislature and now heads to the governor’s desk. Read more here.
Hundreds of Canadians March in Defense of Life in Canada’s Capital. Pro-life Canadians are marching in the 2021 National March for Life to peacefully protest against government-sanctioned abortion on demand. Read more here.
Malta MP Presents Bill to Decriminalize Abortion. A bill proposing the decriminalization of abortion in Malta has been tabled in parliament by independent MP Marlene Farrugia. Read more here.
Indiana Teacher Placed on Leave After Pro-Life Group Visits Health Class. An Indiana high school teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after inviting Right to Life Michiana to discuss abortion during a health class. Read more here.
Right to Life Leaders Send Letter to Senate Opposing Revival of ERA. The National Right to Life Committee sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate opposing a bill to revive the Equal Rights Amendment which would create a so-called “right” to kill babies in abortions. Read more here.
FDA Announces Review of Mifepristone Restrictions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is conducting a review of its restrictions on the abortion drug mifepristone to determine if they are still necessary. Read more here.
NI Bill to Prevent Abortions Goes Against UK’s Int’l Human Rights Law, MLAs Told. A Northern Ireland bill seeking to amend the law to prevent abortions in cases of non-fatal disabilities does not comply with the UK’s international human rights obligations, MLAs have been told. Read more here.
Bill That Would Outlaw Sex-Selective Abortion in Canada Receives Second Reading. A bill proposed in the Canadian Parliament that would make it a criminal offense to perform an abortion with the knowledge that it is sought on the grounds of the child’s biological sex has received its second reading. Read more here.
‘Born Alive’ Abortion Measure Clears NC Senate. The North Carolina Senate approved a bill that would require doctors to provide the same duty of care for a child who is born alive after an attempted abortion that they would for any other newborn. Read more here.
U.S. Bishops Call for End to Taxpayer-Funded Abortions. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a campaign to put an end to taxpayer-funded abortions, urging citizens to petition Congress to defend the Hyde Amendment. Read more here.
New Study Refutes Claim That Abortions Are ‘Essential’ for Child Spacing. A new peer-reviewed study authored by Charlotte Lozier Institute scholars rebuts claims that abortion is “essential” for “enabling healthy spacing of pregnancies.” Read more here.
Louisiana Recognizes Roe Anniversary as ‘Day of Tears.’ The Louisiana legislature passed a resolution commemorating the next anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade as a “Day of Tears” to mourn the babies killed by abortion. Read more here.
New Irish Bill Would Affirm Unborn Babies Feel Pain When Killed in Abortions. Carol Nolan, an independent member of the Irish Parliament, has introduced a bill which would require medics to administer pain relief to babies before performing late-term abortions. Read more here.
Abortion Groups Push Biden on ‘Racist’ Pro-Life Law. A letter to the White House from 140 organizations that promote abortion, LGBT rights, and racial justice urged the Biden administration to repeal the Helms Amendment which prohibits the use of U.S. foreign aid funds to pay for abortion abroad. Read more here.
Poll Shows Slight Gain in U.S. Pro-Life Sentiment. A Pew Research Center poll shows that 39 percent of Americans think that abortion should be illegal in “all or most cases,” a one percentage point gain from a survey done one year ago. Read more here.
Global Abortion Industry Reacts to UK Int’l Family Planning Cuts. UN agencies and abortion groups have expressed anger and shock over planned cuts to “sexual and reproductive health” programs by the UK government. Read more here.
Thousands Take to Brisbane Streets to Promote Dignity of All Life. A March for Life rally in Queensland drew a crowd of 3000, including politicians promising to fight for the rights of the unborn and for vulnerable mothers. Read more here.
Peers Grill UK Govt Over NI Minister Abortion Powers. A large group of Peers has grilled the Conservative Government whip, Viscount Younger of Leckie, over the Northern Ireland (Abortion) Regulations Bill 2021 which will grant the NI Secretary sweeping new powers to impose expanded abortion on Northern Ireland. Read more here.
U of Pittsburgh Uses Taxpayer-Funded Aborted Babies for Medical Research. The Pennsylvania House Health Committee held a hearing on the University of Pittsburgh’s experimentation with aborted fetuses, including experiments grafting aborted baby scalps onto mice. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers to Fund New Challenge to Northern Ireland’s Imposed Abortion Law. Pro-life organizations have joined forces to fund a legal action against the UK government’s decision to impose abortion on Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Texas House Passes Heartbeat Bill. A bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected has initially passed the Texas House of Representatives. Read more here.
UN Urged to Act as Fetal Femicide Increases by 60 Percent. The human rights group ADF International has called upon the UN system and the wider international community to formally recognize sex-selective abortion practices as acts of femicide. Read more here.
DR Pushes Back Against Decriminalizing Abortion. Dominican Republic lawmakers have rejected an attempt to decriminalize abortion during the review of the penal code that is currently being considered by the lower house. Read more here.
Former AG to Lead Legal Challenge Against NI Abortion Regulations. Former Attorney General John Larkin QC will lead a legal team assembled by pro-life campaigners to challenge regulations giving the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland powers to direct the commissioning of abortion services. Read more here.
Increase in Late-Term Abortions in NZ Coincides With Introduction of Extreme Abortion Law. New Zealand saw a 43% increase in late-term abortions in 2020, the same year MPs voted to introduce the world’s most severe abortion law. Read more here.
UK’s Down’s Syndrome Abortion Case Heads to High Court. Campaigners are set to have a review of abortion law relating to Down’s syndrome heard at the UK High Court. Read more here.
Poland’s Govt Requests Czech Clinics Stop Offering Abortions to Polish Women. A representative of the Polish embassy in Prague sent a letter to the Czech health minister asking him to intervene to block legislation being debated by the Czech parliament that would encourage abortion tourism. Read more here.
PA Lawmakers Warned About ‘Horrific Abuses of Aborted Infants.’ Center for Medical Progress journalist David Daleiden warned Pennsylvania lawmakers that research suggests that late second trimester babies may be being aborted alive so their liver cells can be harvested for experimental stem cell transplants. Read more here.
NARAL Names New Acting President. NARAL Pro-Choice America has named Adrienne Kimmell as its new acting president. Read more here.
Indiana and West Virginia Governors Sign Laws to Restrict Abortion Pill. The governors of Indiana and West Virginia have signed laws to restrict chemical abortions and help mothers reverse them. Read more here.
Father Asks Argentine Court to Prevent Abortion of His Child. A man from San Juan province in Argentina filed for an injunction to prevent his ex from aborting their child; however, the judge rejected the measure. Read more here.
Lubbock Becomes Largest City in U.S. to Outlaw Abortion. The voters of Lubbock, Texas overwhelmingly approved a city ordinance that outlawed abortion within the city limits as well as declared Lubbock a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn.” Read more here.
Letter Revealed Announcing U.S. Withdrawal From Pro-Life Declaration. The Biden administration sent a letter to UN ambassadors announcing it was an “honor” for the U.S. to withdraw from an historic pro-life declaration. Read more here.
Ecuador Court Decriminalizes Abortion in Rape Cases. Ecuador’s Constitutional Court decriminalized abortion in cases of rape, the country’s human rights ombudsman announced. Read more here.
U.S. Appeals Court Hears Tennessee Abortion Ban Arguments. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel is hearing arguments on a 2020 Tennessee law which significantly restricts access to abortion. Read more here.
UK Marks 53 Years of Abortion. Since becoming legal in 1968, a staggering 9.6 million unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion across England, Wales and Scotland — more than one death every three minutes. Read more here.
Methodist Church Opposes Measure to Ban Abortions. A United Methodist church in Lubbock, Texas is speaking out against a pro-life measure that would ban abortions, claiming that protecting unborn babies goes against their beliefs about “loving one another.” Read more here.
Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Women and Unborn Children. A Tennessee pro-life bill that provides protection and justice for pregnant women and their babies who are killed in violent crimes is on its way to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk. Read more here.
Malta’s Church Will Pay Educator to Promote Pro-Life Agenda in Schools. Malta’s church has issued a call for an educator to promote “life-affirming choices” within kindergarten, primary, secondary and post-secondary schools. Read more here.
Activists Disappointed India’s Amended Abortion Law Does Not Give Pregnant Women Unfettered Access. The terms for abortion have been expanded in India, but gender and reproductive rights activists are disappointed that the law still does not recognize abortion as a woman’s choice that can be sought on-demand. Read more here.
UK Cuts Its Pledge to UN Family Planning by 85 Percent. The UK government has been criticized by the UN Population Fund for cutting 85% of aid funding pledged to the United Nations global family planning program. Read more here.
Vox Commits to Blocking Access to Abortion in Madrid. The Spanish party Vox has committed to an agenda which includes policies “to advance the protection of the right to life of all human beings (from conception to natural death).” Read more here.
Study: Unborn Babies React to Mother’s Voice and Touch. Unborn babies respond positively to their mothers talking to or stroking their ‘baby bumps,’ a study has shown. Read more here.
White House Defends Selling Aborted Baby Parts for Research. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the White House “respectfully disagrees” with the Catholic Church on the use of aborted fetal tissue for research and feels it is important to “invest in science.” Read more here.
House of Lords Gives Final Approval of NI Minister’s New Powers to Impose Expanded Abortion. The UK House of Lords and House of Commons have now both approved new regulations that will give the Northern Ireland secretary sweeping new powers to impose expanded abortion access on Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Idaho Gov Signs Bill Prohibiting Abortions After Heartbeat Detected. Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a bill into law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Read more here.
Montana Joins States Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is set to sign three abortion-related bills into law, including one which bans abortion after 20 weeks gestation. Read more here.
WA Gov Signs Bill Forcing Health Insurance Plans to Pay for Abortions. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law requiring all colleges and universities in the state to cover “voluntary abortions” in their student health plans. Read more here.
UK Govt Minister Wants Steps Toward Expanded Abortion in NI by Summer. The UK Department of Health must take “concrete steps” toward commissioning full abortion services in Northern Ireland before the summer, a government minister has said. Read more here.
Catholic Dioceses Appeal to SCOTUS for Protection Against NY’s Abortion Coverage Mandate. Religious groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case against New York’s abortion coverage mandate which they say forces religious organizations to choose between violating their core beliefs or closing down services. Read more here.
Arkansas Gov Signs Pro-Life Bill. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill which requires any facility that performs abortions to be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health as an abortion facility. Read more here.
Study: COVID-19 Affects Eight Percent of Abortion Cases in Japan. Some 8% of pregnant women in Japan who had an abortion in October and November 2020 are believed to have decided to end their pregnancy due to reasons linked to the coronavirus pandemic, a health ministry study group found. Read more here.
Arizona Gov Signs Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law a bill that would ban discriminatory abortions on unborn babies with genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome. Read more here.
Macau Church Pays Tribute to Unborn Children. The Church in Macau offered a special Mass and inaugurated a monument to pay tribute to unborn children who were denied the right to life due to abortion. Read more here.
More Than 100 Legislators Call on FDA to Enforce Safety Measures for Chemical Abortions. More than 100 members of Congress called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to enforce safety precautions regarding the distribution of abortion pills. Read more here.
NI Health Trust Pauses Abortion Service Referrals Due to Shortage of Nurses. The Western Trust in Northern Ireland has paused abortion service referrals due to a shortage of nurses and medical support. Read more here.
Case Challenging Guam Abortion Law Hits Setback. The American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit on behalf of two Hawaii-based doctors who want to expand abortion options via telemedicine to women and girls in Guam has hit a setback. Read more here.
Appeals Court Reinstates Tennessee Abortion Waiting Period. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions in Tennessee. Read more here.
New Bill Would Ban Abortion Providers From Receiving COVID-19 Relief. U.S. lawmakers will introduce a bill that explicitly bans abortion providers from receiving coronavirus aid. Read more here.
Oklahoma Gov Signs Three Pro-Life Laws. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that that would ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, along with two other pro-life bills. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Introduces Legislation to Inform Mothers About Abortion Risks. Legislation which would legally require that sufficient and adequate medical information is shared with a woman considering aborting her child was introduced in the U.S. Congress by Senator Blackburn. Read more here.
Complaint Alleges Stanford Failed to Disclose Funding for Research Using Fetal Tissue. A nonprofit group has filed a federal complaint alleging that Stanford University failed to disclose funding for research involving human fetal fingers. Read more here.
Thomas Calls Out SCOTUS’ Hypocrisy on Abortion. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called out the hypocrisy of Supreme Court justices using the word “children” in addressing juvenile murderers but “young woman” when referring to minors in abortion cases. Read more here.
Idaho ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban Heads to Governor. The Idaho legislature passed a bill outlawing nearly all abortions by banning them once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Arkansas Gov Signs Bill to Help Women Injured in Botched Abortions. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a bill which requires abortion facilities to have transfer agreements with hospitals to handle complications from abortions. Read more here.
Two UAE Doctors Jailed for Abortions. Two doctors in the United Arab Emirates have been jailed for performing illegal abortions. Read more here.
Arkansas to Require Rape Victims to Report Crime Before Getting Abortion. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law that requires victims of rape and incest to first report the crime to police before undergoing an abortion past the state’s 20-week limit. Read more here.
UK Firm to Apply for Abortion Pills’ Use in Japan. LinePharma, a British pharmaceutical firm, is expected to apply for the first approval of abortion pills in Japan. Read more here.
Florida House Passes Disability Abortion Bill. The Florida House voted 74 to 44 to pass a bill which would prohibit doctors from performing abortions in cases where the doctor “knows, or should know” that the procedure was requested solely because the fetus was shown to have a disability. Read more here.
Influential Committee Highly Critical of UK Govt’s Approach to Imposing Abortion on NI. An influential legislative scrutiny committee in the House of Lords has labeled the implementation of Northern Ireland’s abortion regime as “poor practice” for “using a procedure which prevents discussion before the legislation takes effect.” Read more here.
Oklahoma Legislature Sends Three Pro-Life Bills to Governor. The Oklahoma legislature passed measures requiring physicians who perform abortions to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology, adding performing an abortion to the list of unprofessional conduct by doctors, and prohibiting abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
German Women’s Health Groups Decry Blow to Abortion Access. German Health Minister Jens Spahn has declined to comment on a call by women’s health groups for him to help ensure access to a drug used in medication-induced abortions, following a halt on parallel imports of the medicine. Read more here.
Sex Trafficking Survivor Testifies in Favor of Parental Notification Law. A survivor of sex trafficking recently pleaded with Illinois lawmakers not to repeal the state’s requirement that abortion providers notify a parent or guardian when a minor girl is scheduled for an abortion. Read more here.
Bill Requiring Mortuary Services for Aborted Fetuses Passes TN House. The Tennessee House has approved a measure that would require the remains of aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried. Read more here.
Ethicists Urge Caution After Creation of Monkey Embryos Containing Human Cells. Catholic scientists and ethicists have warned of the potential for a slippery slope in response to reports that scientists had successfully created a “chimeric embryo” that was part macaque monkey and part human. Read more here.
Two Nebraska Towns Vote to Become ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn.’ Two towns in Nebraska have passed ordinances to become “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn” or places where performing an abortion can be criminally punished. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Officials Reverse Limits on Fetal Tissue Research. Federal officials reversed Trump administration restrictions on using human fetal tissue for medical research, allowing government scientists to resume research that uses tissue from elective abortions. Read more here.
Senior Irish Doctors Being Trained for Dismemberment Abortions. A new report has confirmed that senior Irish doctors are undergoing “international training” in dismemberment abortions with the intent to offer such abortions in the future. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Constitutional Reform in Mexico Paused. The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador decided to put on hold the debate on amending the federal constitution to insert abortion rights and gender ideology. Read more here.
Ontario City Removes Pro-Life Bus Ads After Complaint Asserts Preborn Children Aren’t ‘Human.’ A Canadian pro-life group is heading to court to challenge the city of Guelph, Ontario after it removed several pro-life ads from the backs of city buses following a citizen complaint. Read more here.
Judge Discusses Eugenics in Ruling Upholding Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Ban. In a ruling upholding a ban on Down syndrome abortions, Judge Richard Allen Griffin compared Down syndrome abortions to practices used during the Holocaust. Read more here.
Report: Over 100 Abortion Facilities Cited for Violations Involving Controlled Substances. A report by Americans United for Life found that at least 118 abortion facilities in 31 states and the District of Columbia were cited for medication violations over a 10-year period. Read more here.
USCCB: Permitting Mail-Order Abortion Pills Places Women’s Health ‘in Serious Jeopardy.’ The pro-life chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops warned that loosening federal regulations of the abortion pill places women’s health “in serious jeopardy.” Read more here.
U.S. House Republicans Try to Force Floor Vote on Abortion Survivors Protection Bill. Rep. Kat Cammack filed a discharge petition to force a House vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act if a majority of the House signs the petition. Read more here.
Free Vote to Be Allowed on Canadian ‘Sex-Selective Abortion’ Bill. Canadian Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will allow a free vote on a caucus member’s push to ban “sex-selective abortions.” Read more here.
U.S. House Republicans Seek to Defund UNFPA Over Abortion Concerns. House Republicans introduced a bill to defund the United Nations Population Fund, alleging its complicity in forced abortions and sterilizations in China. Read more here.
Committee Debates Faroese Abortion Legislation. The UN Convention on the Rights of Women found that the Faroe Islands “is not living up to its obligations regarding Faroese women’s access to abortion” and recommended that abortion legislation be amended. Read more here.
Arkansas Passes Resolution Mourning Babies Killed in Abortion. Arkansas lawmakers passed a resolution which acknowledges the 61 million unborn babies killed in abortion and encourages Arkansans to lower their flags to half-staff on January 22 to mourn the innocent children who have lost their lives. Read more here.
FDA Lifts Restrictions on Sending Abortion-Inducing Drugs Through Mail. Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock has indicated the agency will be lifting restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs, allowing for the dispensation of the drugs via telemedicine and through the mail. Read more here.
Biden Begins to Undo ‘Protect Life Rule.’ The Biden administration announced that they will begin to undo the “Protect Life Rule,” a regulation that prevented federal Title X funding from going to organizations that perform abortions. Read more here.
Court Rules Ohio Can Enforce Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions. A federal appeals court ruled that Ohio can enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. Read more here.
House of Commons to Debate Canadian Bill Against Sex-Selective Abortion. Saskatchewan MP Cathay Wagantall’s private member’s bill to make abortions done on the basis of a baby’s sex illegal in Canada will be up for debate and second reading in the House of Commons. Read more here.
Arkansas AG Asks SCOTUS to Uphold Law Banning Down Syndrome Abortions. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state law that protects unborn babies with Down syndrome from discriminatory abortions. Read more here.
Court Grants Tennessee’s Request for En Banc Hearing on Abortion Law. Arguments in the appeal regarding a Tennessee law that requires a woman seeking an abortion to wait 48 hours before the procedure will be heard in front of the full Sixth Circuit, according to an order released by the court. Read more here.
Hawaii Gov Signs Law Allowing Nurses to Perform Abortions. Govenor Ige of Hawaii signed a new law allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to practice chemical and aspiration abortions. Read more here.
Wyoming Gov Signs Bill to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortions. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill that prohibits taxpayer-funded colleges and universities from paying for abortions or insurance to pay for abortions. Read more here.
Argentine Young Woman Dies After Abortion. A 23-year-old young woman in Argentina died following a legal chemical abortion, the first such recorded death after the passage of a law legalizing abortion in December last year. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Billboards in Kentucky Target People of Faith. A pro-abortion statewide group in Kentucky is starting an eight-week campaign to promote the idea that Christians and other people of faith can support pro-choice initiatives and beliefs. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Leaders: Allowing Mail-Order Abortion Pill Will Pose ‘Grave Danger’ for Women. Pro-life groups criticized the Biden administration for allowing the distribution of the abortion pill through the mail, accusing him of prioritizing “abortion over women’s safety.” Read more here.
Emails Between FDA and Tissue Procurer Reveal Callous Disregard of Aborted Children. E-mail communications obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reveal that the agency has spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to purchase human fetal tissue, all while dehumanizing the unborn and reducing them to mere “tissue” or body parts. Read more here.
Pro-Life Bill Passes in West Virginia. The West Virginia legislature has passed a bill which requires a woman be informed that the effects of the chemical abortion pill can be reversed to save her baby if she changes her mind after taking it. Read more here.
Mexican Catholics Urged to Prioritize Life, Religious Freedom in Elections. The Archdiocese of Mexico City has published a voting guide to assist Catholics in the upcoming national elections, highlighting the issues of life, family, and religious liberty. Read more here.
Woman Found Dead in Apartment After Taking Abortion Pills. A 38-year-old pregnant woman was found dead in her home in Nigeria, likely from abortion drugs that she took to abort her unborn baby. Read more here.
State Legislatures Move to Ban Chemical Abortions by Mail. Multiple U.S. state legislatures are attempting to enhance restrictions on the ability for people to obtain abortion pills through the mail. Read more here.
Biden Budget Funds UNFPA Which Has Been Implicated in Forced Abortions. President Biden’s proposed 2022 budget would restore millions of dollars to the United Nations Population Fund which was defunded under the prior administration because of its support for forced abortions in China. Read more here.
UN Agency Drafts Blueprint for Unrestricted Access to Abortion. A draft blueprint presented at the Generation Equality Forum outlined an agenda to “support removal of restrictive policies and legal barriers, ensuring 50 million more adolescent girls and women live in jurisdictions where they can access safe and legal abortion by 2026.” Read more here.
Kentucky Sec of State Signs Proposed Pro-Life Amendment. Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams signed a proposed state constitutional amendment which states there is no right to abortion. Read more here.
Kansas Judge Overturns Ban on Dismemberment Abortions. A judge in Shawnee County, Kansas struck down the state’s ban on dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Cardinal Burke: Pro-Abortion Politicians May Not Receive Holy Communion. Catholic politicians who publicly promote the practice of abortion on demand may not receive Holy Communion, Cardinal Raymond Burke declared. Read more here.
Republican Petition Would Force Pelosi to Allow Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to file a discharge petition demanding a bill to stop infanticide be allowed a vote on the House floor. Read more here.
U.S. House Republicans Push to Keep Hyde Amendment in Funding Bills. Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee urged the continued inclusion of the Hyde Amendment – federal policy that bars the funding of elective abortions – in forthcoming budget bills. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Daleiden From Releasing More NAF Videos. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III has ruled that David Daleiden and others at the Center for Medical Progress can no longer release recordings from their undercover investigation of National Abortion Federation meetings. Read more here.
Bill Requiring Burial or Cremation of Aborted Fetal Remains Advances in TN. A bill on the burial or cremation of the bodies of aborted fetuses advanced through the Tennessee Senate and House. Read more here.
Idaho Senate Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The Idaho Senate passed a bill which would make the majority of Idaho abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Indiana Senate Approves ‘Abortion Reversal’ Requirement. The Indiana Senate advanced a bill which requires Indiana doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about abortion reversal treatments and bans chemical abortions ordered via telemedicine. Read more here.
Indian Court Allows Termination of 24-Week Pregnancy Due to Fetal Abnormality. The Delhi High Court is allowing a woman to terminate her 24-week pregnancy after a medical board reported that the fetus suffers from substantial abnormalities. Read more here.
Iowa Senate Advances Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Abortion. The Iowa Senate has added to and advanced a proposed amendment that says Iowa’s constitution does not recognize the right to an abortion or public funding of the procedure. Read more here.
Costa Rican Legislator Maintains Protest Against Abortion. Costa Rican Legislator Nidia Céspedes has spent 12 days on the floor of the Legislative Assembly in protest of a bill that aims to allow abortion in the country. Read more here.
Wyoming Gov Signs ‘Born Alive’ Bill. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed a bill mandating that “medically appropriate and reasonable steps” be taken to save the life of an infant that survives an abortion. Read more here.
Bill to Amend MTP Act Passed by Indian Parliament. A bill for termination of advanced-stage pregnancies in view of medical opinion has been passed by both Houses of Parliament in India. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Ohio’s Fetal Remains Law. A Hamilton County judge granted a preliminary injunction pausing the enactment of a law which regulates the disposal of fetal remains after abortions. Read more here.
SC Officials Appeal Judge’s Hold on Fetal Heartbeat Law. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has filed an appeal on a pause of the fetal heartbeat law which would block doctors from performing an abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
TN Asks SCOTUS to Reinstate Two-Day Waiting Period for Abortions. Tennessee asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a law that required a 48-hour waiting period for abortions, pending the state’s appeal. Read more here.
Welsh Student Rushed to Hospital After DIY Abortion. A student in Wales who underwent a DIY home abortion was rushed to the hospital after the drugs caused serious health complications which lasted for two weeks. Read more here.
NC Bill Would Halt Abortions on Basis of Race, Down Syndrome. North Carolina lawmakers filed a bill to prohibit abortions if the pregnant woman is seeking it due to the unborn child’s race or the detection of the presence of Down syndrome. Read more here.
Blinken: Reproductive Rights Are ‘Human Rights.’ U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reinstated abortion and reproductive rights in the list of “human rights” to be evaluated in the State Department’s annual global human rights report. Read more here.
Bioethicist Hits Out at ‘Discriminatory’ Abortion Laws. An influential bioethicist has said laws which currently allow unborn babies to be aborted on the basis of disability are “incompatible” with the “very basis of a civilized and inclusive society.” Read more here.
Canada Job Program Grants Saw Spike in Rejection Rates Under Abortion Litmus Test. Rejection rates spiked after a Canadian government job grant program’s 2018 rules required groups to affirm abortion rights. Read more here.
Arizona House Passes Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions. A pro-life bill that would ban discriminatory abortions of unborn babies with genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome has passed the Arizona House of Representatives. Read more here.
Number of Abortions in Russia Drops by Nearly 40 Percent. Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced that the number of abortions recorded had fallen by 39% since 2016. Read more here.
Call to Make Wales COVID Home Abortions Rule Change Permanent. There are calls for the temporary changes allowing women to take abortion pills at home during the COVID pandemic to be made permanent. Read more here.
KY Legislature Passes Constitutional Amendment Declaring No Right to Abortion. The Kentucky legislature passed a pro-life constitutional amendment to declare that there is no “right” to abort unborn babies in their state. Read more here.
Texas Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Heartbeat Detected. The Texas Senate voted to pass legislation that would require abortionists to check for an unborn baby’s heartbeat and prohibit the abortion if it is detected. Read more here.
Mexican State Bolsters Protections for Pregnant Women, Unborn Children. The unicameral legislature of the Mexican state of Querétaro passed a bill to add protections for pregnant women and unborn children and also passed a resolution urging the federal Chamber of Deputies to defeat proposed constitutional reforms that would open the door to abortion and gender ideology. Read more here.
Abortion Center That Killed Woman Had Rusty Surgical Instruments. An Alabama abortion facility where a woman died after undergoing an abortion last year was cited for serious infection control and personnel violations during a four-visit inspection. Read more here.
Thousands of Vehicles Take Part in ‘Caravan for Life’ in Dominican Republic. Over 2,400 vehicles participated in the Dominican Republic’s “March for Life” in protest of the proposed introduction of abortion into the country. Read more here.
SCOTUS Takes Up Bid to Revive Defense of Kentucky Abortion Law. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a bid by Kentucky’s attorney general to defend a state law struck down by lower courts that would ban dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Brazil and Other Pro-Life Countries Thwart Biden Admin on Abortion at UN. Abortion groups made no progress at UN headquarters in the first UN conference on women since Joe Biden was sworn in as U.S. President. Read more here.
Britain’s 12th Largest Abortion Clinic to Close. The BPAS Wistons Clinic in Brighton, which performed over 3,100 abortions in 2019, will be closing later in the year. Read more here.
Gabon Introduces Law to Relax Abortion Rules. Gabon’s government has proposed a new law which would allow abortions beyond the current limit of 10 weeks into a pregnancy in cases of rape, incest or when there was a risk to the mother’s life. Read more here.
PA’s Abortion Funding Ban Wins Victory in Court. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court voted 6-1 to uphold Pennsylvania’s ban on using state funds for abortion. Read more here.
Over 1,300 Abortions in Northern Ireland Since March 2020. The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has revealed that there have been 1,345 abortions in Northern Ireland since abortion was imposed on the region in March 2020. Read more here.
Judge in Argentine Province Declares Abortion Law Unconstitutional. A provincial judge in Argentina declared the law legalizing elective abortion in the country unconstitutional, though the ruling applies only to the province and must be ratified by higher courts. Read more here.
UK Govt Must Reverse ‘Reckless’ DIY Abortion Policy, Says Pro-Life Coalition. Pro-life groups have come together to call on the UK government to end DIY abortions nearly a year after the regulations were relaxed following the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020. Read more here.
Venezuelan Bishops Express Concern Over Pro-Life and Gender Issues. The Permanent Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela has expressed concern about growing pressure for legalizing abortion and promoting gender ideology in the country. Read more here.
Minnesota Taxpayers Fund Record Number of Abortions. Abortions funded by Minnesota taxpayers reached an all-time high in 2019 according to data just released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Read more here.
Costa Rican Deputy Stages Sit-in to Protest Abortion Bill. A legislator in Costa Rica has been camping in the middle of the National Assembly hall for three days to protest against a possible bill to legalize abortion. Read more here.
Canadian MP Proposes Bill to Make Sex-Selective Abortion Illegal. An MP from Saskatchewan recently proposed a federal bill which would make it an offense for a medical practitioner to perform an abortion knowing that the abortion is sought solely on the grounds of the child’s genetic sex. Read more here.
Nepal Experiences Increasing Epidemic of Missing Girls From Sex-Selective Abortion. The legalization of abortion in Nepal has had devastating consequences for the country, leading to an epidemic of girls aborted due to their gender. Read more here.
Over 100 U.S. Abortion Clinics Caught Employing Unlicensed, Unqualified Staff. At least 115 abortion facilities in at least 26 states are employing unlicensed, unqualified or untrained staff to provide abortion care, a report by Americans United for Life has found. Read more here.
MPs Warn Westminster Powers Over Northern Ireland Abortion Services Are Detrimental to Union. Conservative MPs have warned that new UK government powers to force Northern Ireland to expand abortion services are “putting the Union at risk.” Read more here.
Newly Created Artificial Wombs in Mice Raise Concerns Among Abortion Supporters. Scientists in Israel announced that they have managed to gestate more than a thousand mice in artificial wombs, which has some pro-abortion advocates concerned about the potential implications that this technology has for the abortion debate. Read more here.
South Dakota Gov Signs Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed a pro-life bill to ban discriminatory abortions on unborn babies with Down syndrome. Read more here.
NI MPs Grill Minister Over New Powers to Expand Abortion. A large group of MPs grilled Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis for giving himself sweeping new powers to impose expanded abortion on Northern Ireland. Read more here.
UK Govt Moves to Compel Northern Ireland to Expand Abortion Services. The UK government has introduced regulations to Parliament that will give the Northern Ireland Secretary new powers to enable him to force Stormont to expand abortion access across Northern Ireland through the commissioning of abortion services. Read more here.
New Report Shows U.S. Teen Abortion Rate Has Seen Shocking Drop. New data from the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute show that the abortion rate for females between the ages of 15 and 19 fell by more than 82 percent between 1980 and 2017. Read more here.
UK Data Show Women From Poorer Backgrounds More Likely to Have Abortions. Women in England and Wales from the most deprived backgrounds are almost three times more likely to have abortions than women from the wealthiest backgrounds, data suggest. Read more here.
New Zealand Law Will Allow Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Grief but Not Abortion Grief. New Zealand lawmakers will vote for a new law which will allow employees to be eligible for three days of bereavement leave following the unplanned end of pregnancy by miscarriage or stillbirth, but not for post-abortion grief. Read more here.
Large Turnout of UK MPs Hear Evidence on Dangers of DIY Abortions. A large number of cross-party MPs and Peers attended a webinar hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group on how DIY home abortion is putting women at risk. Read more here.
Arkansas Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Ultrasound Prior to Abortion. Arkansas lawmakers voted to require a woman undergoing an abortion to first view an ultrasound. Read more here.
Louisiana Abortions Decline 9 Percent. The number of abortions in Louisiana dropped 9% from 2019 to 2020, according to preliminary figures provided by the Louisiana Department of Health. Read more here.
Proposal to Ease Abortion Ban Polarizes Dominican Republic. Groups on both sides of the abortion issue are protesting in the Dominican Republic as authorities debate an update to the penal code which currently bans all abortion. Read more here.
NI MP Warns UK Govt Abortion Move ‘Dangerous.’ Northern Ireland MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has warned that if Secretary Brandon Lewis intervenes to force Stormont to commission abortion services, it will set a “dangerous precedent” going forward. Read more here.
Biden Admin Aims to Restore Title X Abortion Funding. The Biden administration announced that it would begin work to reverse the “Protect Life” rule which freezes a portion of federal funding that had previously flowed freely to abortion providers across the country. Read more here.
Noem Announces Abortion Ban on World Down Syndrome Day. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced she will sign legislation to protect babies with Down syndrome from eugenic abortions. Read more here.
Malawi Abortion Bill Rejected. Lawmakers in Malawi have rejected a proposal to permit abortion up to birth. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Confirms Becerra as HHS Secretary. The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, whose record includes supporting partial-birth abortion. Read more here.
NI Secretary to Be Given New Powers to Expand Abortion. The Westminster government is set to use Parliament to give the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland new powers to force the Northern Ireland Department of Health to expand abortion access across the province through the commissioning of abortion services. Read more here.
Mississippi Gov Signs Down Syndrome Information Act. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Down Syndrome Information Act which will require doctors to provide the most accurate and up-to-date educational information available to parents of children diagnosed with Down syndrome. Read more here.
Pro-Life Groups Slam House Vote to Remove ERA Deadline. Pro-life groups rebuked members of the U.S. House for voting to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, which they argue would enshrine the right to abortion on demand into the U.S. Constitution. Read more here.
UK GPs Express Concerns Over Pills-by-Post Service. A majority of UK general practitioners are concerned about possible coercion and abortions taking place past the legal limit as a result of the pills-by-post service. Read more here.
Japanese Ministry Says No Spousal Consent Needed for Abortion in Broken Marriages. Japan’s health ministry has spelled out new administration guidelines to the Maternal Health Act which would allow women whose marriages have effectively collapsed due to domestic violence and other reasons to undergo abortions without their spouse’s consent. Read more here.
Rajya Sabha Passes Bill to Allow Abortion Up to 24 Weeks. India’s Rajya Sabha passed a bill that increases the upper gestational limit for abortion from 20 to 24 weeks “for special categories of women.” Read more here.
Sinn Féin Members Criticized for Abstaining From Abortion Vote. Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate have criticized Sinn Féin after its Assembly members abstained from a vote on a bill seeking to ban abortions in cases of non-fatal fetal disabilities. Read more here.
New Hampshire House Passes Two Pro-Life Bills. The New Hampshire House passed a bill banning abortion after 24 weeks gestation unless there is a threat to the mother and another bill requiring medical care be given to all babies born alive in the state. Read more here.
Pro-Life Groups Ask SCOTUS to Stop Federal Funding of Abortions. A group of pro-life organizations have filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the government from expanding the federal funding of abortions. Read more here.
Arkansas Legislature Approves Medical Conscience Protection Bill. With a 72-20 House vote on Monday, both chambers of the Arkansas General Assembly have approved a bill allowing medical providers to refuse participation in acts that violate their conscience. Read more here.
Biden Nominee Says Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Necessary for ‘Racial Justice.’ President Joe Biden’s top pick for deputy budget director, Shalanda Young, claimed access to abortion is considered “a matter of economic and racial justice” in written answers for her nomination. Read more here.
NZ Ministry of Health Seeks to Improve Abortion Services. New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Health said there needs to be “innovative ways” to deliver abortion services to women across the country and support the health practitioners involved. Read more here.
Appeals Court Strikes Down Indiana Parental Consent Law. A Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel struck down an Indiana law that requires parents to be informed before their underage daughter has an abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Life Doctors in NZ Sue to Regain Conscience Protection Rights. Pro-life physicians in New Zealand are suing the Crown to regain their conscience protections after abortion was decriminalized last year. Read more here.
NI Bill to Stop Disability Abortions Passes Second Stage. The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill passed its second stage at the Northern Ireland Assembly by a vote of 48-12. Read more here.
Sinn Féin to Bring Proposal on Commissioning Abortion Services. Sinn Féin has said it will bring a proposal to the Northern Ireland Executive to have abortion services commissioned in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Virginia Gov Signs Abortion Coverage Expansion Into Law. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill into law which allows abortion coverage to be included without limits in health plans on the state exchanges. Read more here.
Biden Admin Asks SCOTUS to Drop Cases Challenging Ban on Title X Funding of Abortion Clinics. The Biden administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss litigation over a rule that prohibits federal Title X family planning funds from going to clinics and organizations that provide or promote abortion as a method of family planning. Read more here.
U.S. Reps Introduce Bill to Allow Taxpayer Funding of Overseas Abortions. A group of House Democrats introduced the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act that would allow foreign assistance to flow to overseas abortion. Read more here.
ACLU Urges Illinois Lawmakers to Repeal Abortion Notification Law. The Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch are urging lawmakers to repeal a law requiring a minor to notify their parent or guardian before receiving an abortion. Read more here.
Baroness Highlights Underreporting of ‘DIY’ Abortion Complications. A prominent member of the UK House of Lords has drawn attention to the shocking evidence of massive underreporting of complications arising from “DIY” home abortions. Read more here.
Abortion Bill to Be Heard in Malawi Parliament. The Malawi Parliamentary Health Committee says it will present and move a motion of the Termination of Pregnancy bill which would allow abortions in cases of rape, incest, maternal endangerment, or serious fetal abnormalities. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Condemn ‘Unconscionable’ Abortion Funding in COVID Bill. Republican leaders and pro-life activists condemned the massive COVID-19 relief package, saying that the bill disregards pro-life protections and funnels massive amounts of funding to abortion providers. Read more here.
Biden Admin Signals Intent to Overturn Helms Amendment. In a submission to the UN’s Human Rights Council, the Biden Administration indicated their intention to overturn the Helms Amendment that has blocked taxpayer funds for abortion for nearly half a century. Read more here.
MPs Block Debate of Bill to Ease Malawi’s Strict Abortion Law. Lawmakers in Malawi blocked debate of proposals to ease abortion restrictions in the southern African country. Read more here.
Disability Campaigner Addresses NI Assembly in Support of Stopping Down’s Syndrome Abortions. Disability rights campaigner Heidi Crowter told the Health Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly that the abortion legislation in the region “tells me and other people with Down’s syndrome that we are worth less than those without disabilities.” Read more here.
Arkansas Gov Signs Additional Abortion Restrictions Into Law. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law which prohibits women from obtaining abortions in Arkansas, with one exception for the life of the mother. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Files Motion to Protect Prohibition of Federally Funded Abortions. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a 19-state coalition in filing a motion before the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the Title X rules and ensure that federal funds are not used to support abortions. Read more here.
Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortions Once Roe Is Overturned. Legislation has been introduced in Ohio banning abortions and would take effect if the United States Supreme Court overturns the precedent in Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Texas Lawmaker Introduces Bill Criminalizing Abortion. A state lawmaker in Texas introduced a bill which would criminalize the act of having or performing an abortion and make it punishable by charges that could carry the death penalty. Read more here.
Texas Bill Would Ban Discriminatory Abortions. Texas lawmakers have introduced the Preborn NonDiscrimination Act which bans discriminatory abortions sought because of the preborn child’s race, sex, or potential disability and will end the late-term abortions that still occur in Texas. Read more here.
Polish Women Mark Women’s Day Protesting Abortion Ban. Women’s rights activists in Poland marked International Women’s Day with protests calling for greater state support for abortion and sexual education. Read more here.
Abortion Pill Injured 74 Women in Ohio in 2020. According to new records obtained by Operation Rescue, 74 women suffered complications after taking the abortion-inducing drugs Mifepristone and Misoprostol that were dispensed by Ohio abortion facilities in 2020. Read more here.
Equality Act Would Jeopardize Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. If the Equality Act becomes law, it will jeopardize the freedoms of pregnancy resource centers and hinder other pro-life protections, warns Save the Storks’ CEO Diane Ferraro. Read more here.
South Dakota Legislature Unanimously Passes Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions. A South Dakota bill that would ban abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome has unanimously passed both legislative bodies and is awaiting the governor’s signature. Read more here.
Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Bill to Ban Nearly All Abortions. The Arkansas legislature has voted to approve a measure that would ban nearly all abortions, except those to save the life of the mother. Read more here.
Senator Warns COVID Relief Bill Could Provide Billions to Abortion Industry. As the Senate prepares to debate the COVID-19 relief bill, Sen. Steve Daines observed the bill provides $400 billion that contains no protections for ensuring it will not be used to fund elective abortion. Read more here.
Wales: Ambulance Calls for ‘DIY’ Abortion Complications Double. Official data in Wales show that there has been a 100% increase in ambulance calls to people taking abortion pills at home since regulations permitting medical abortion outside of a clinical setting came into effect last year. Read more here.
Arizona Senate Passes Bill Banning Discriminatory Abortions. The Arizona Senate gave final approval to a pro-life bill that would ban discriminatory abortions on unborn babies with genetic abnormalities. Read more here.
Pro-Choice Caucus Calls on Biden to End Hyde Amendment. The Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and others sent a letter to Biden asking him to eliminate abortion funding restrictions from the 2022 federal budget. Read more here.
Federal Judge Extends Stay on Ohio Heartbeat Abortion Ban. A federal judge extended a temporary stay on Ohio’s 2019 “heartbeat” abortion ban, saying he will delay a decision on whether to permanently block the law until two intertwined abortion cases are decided. Read more here.
COVID Bill Annuls Longstanding Federal Restrictions on Overseas Abortion Funding. The COVID-19 relief bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives bypasses longstanding pro-life protections in federal law to prevent U.S. foreign assistance from paying for abortions. Read more here.
L.A. Archbishop: Unborn Babies ‘Most Vulnerable’ in Our Society. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez has called on all people of good will to step forward to protect the unborn, the most defenseless among us. Read more here.
Idaho House Votes to Halt Abortion Funding. The Idaho House approved a bill that would prevent public funds controlled by the state from going to any person or organization that performs abortions. Read more here.
Down’s Families Call for End to Disability Abortions in Northern Ireland. Over 1500 people with Down’s syndrome and their families have signed an open letter urging political leaders in Northern Ireland to vote for a law which would prevent babies with disabilities from being aborted up until birth. Read more here.
New Mexico Gov Signs Bill Repealing Abortion Ban. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill repealing a 1969 statute that criminalized abortion, making the practice legal in the state up to birth. Read more here.
Pro-Life Groups Warn COVID Relief Bill Funds Abortion. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive COVID relief bill without protections against abortion funding. Read more here.
South Dakota Governor Signs ‘Born Alive’ Bill. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed into law a bill which requires medical professionals to offer every baby born alive the same medical care, regardless of the circumstances of the child’s birth. Read more here.
Amendment Proposed to Prevent COVID Relief Bill From Funding Abortions. Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment that would prohibit the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill from using any federal funds for abortions. Read more here.
Biden Returns U.S. Diplomacy to Pro-Abortion Fray. According to diplomat sources, the Biden administration expressed support for the controversial phrase “sexual and reproductive health and rights” in UN negotiations. Read more here.
‘Born Alive’ Bill Launched in Australia. An Australian MP has drafted a bill which would make it a legal obligation to provide medical care for babies born alive following an abortion. Read more here.
Becerra Won’t Name Single Abortion Restriction He Favors. Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, declined at a hearing to state if he would support any theoretical type of restriction on abortion. Read more here.
Senator Introduces Bill Criminalizing Abortions Without Informed Consent. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is introducing a bill that would criminalize any sterilization or abortion procedure performed without informed consent from the patient. Read more here.
Senators Call on Biden to Create Office of Sexual Health. Seven U.S. Senate Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to do more to promote abortions by creating a new Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing. Read more here.
Sinn Féin Pressures Minister to Expand Abortion Access in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Health Minister is under pressure from the political party Sinn Féin to ensure that abortion is made available across the region. Read more here.
Kentucky House Passes Bill Proposing Abortion Amendment to State Constitution. A bill that would ask voters whether to amend the state constitution to declare there is no “right” to abortion passed the Kentucky House. Read more here.
Arizona Senate Advances Pro-Life Legislation. The Arizona Senate advanced a measure to ban abortions because of fetal disabilities or genetic abnormalities. Read more here.
Abortion Rates in Indiana Dropped in 2019. Abortions in the state of Indiana fell five percent in 2019 as compared to 2018, according to a report from the Indiana State Department of Health. Read more here.
Doctor’s License Reinstated After Being Revoked for Refusing to Perform Abortion. Argentinian Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, a pro-life gynecologist whose registration had been suspended by the Ministry of Health in the Entre Ríos province because he refused to perform a late-term abortion, has been allowed to resume his medical practice after litigation. Read more here.
EU Catholic Bishops Criticize Parliament’s Resolution on Poland’s Abortion Law. Catholic bishops across Europe have criticized a European Parliament resolution against Poland’s abortion law. Read more here.
Republican Lawmakers Rebuke ‘Equality Act’ Over Transgender Policies, Abortion Mandates. The Equality Act has received pushback from Republicans in Congress because of how the “bill will relegate the pro-life view to discrimination, redefine gender and require faith-based employers to pay for abortion in their insurance offering.” Read more here.
Biden’s HHS Nominee Defends Partial-Birth Abortion. During his confirmation hearing, Xavier Becerra defended his past opposition to a ban on partial-birth abortion but said he hopes to find “common ground” with those who disagree with him on the issue. Read more here.
Florida Bill Would Ban Disability Abortions. A bill has been introduced in the Florida legislature which would ban abortions that women seek because of tests showing that fetuses will have disabilities. Read more here.
Indiana House Backs Tighter Abortion Law. Indiana House lawmakers approved an expansive pro-life bill that will ensure mothers receive information about the abortion pill reversal procedure before going through with an abortion. Read more here.
More Than 70 Congressmembers Urge Biden to Withdraw HHS Secretary Nomination. Over 70 members of Congress have called upon President Biden to withdraw California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services, due in part to his radical views on abortion. Read more here.
Arkansas Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions. The Arkansas Senate passed the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection Act which bans abortions unless they occur to save a mother’s life. Read more here.
Satanic Temple Sues Texas Over Abortion Laws. The Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against Texas alleging certain state-mandated abortion regulations violate the religious liberty of its members. Read more here.
SCOTUS to Hear Case Over Federal Funding of Abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear a group of cases concerning the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule that bans federal funding from going toward abortions through the family planning Title X program. Read more here.
Pro-Life Leaders Call on Senate to Reject HHS Nominee Over ‘Radical Abortion Views.’ Over 60 pro-life leaders are calling on the Senate to reject California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services due to his extreme pro-abortion views. Read more here.
New Mexico Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth. The New Mexico legislature has passed a bill which allows unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth. Read more here.
Request to Allow Abortion Waiting Period in Tennessee Denied. A federal court denied a request to keep Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions in effect while it hears an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that found it unconstitutional. Read more here.
Hawaii Legislature Hears Bill to Authorize NPs to Perform First Tri Abortions. The Hawaii Legislature is considering a bill that would expand access to abortions by authorizing advanced nurse practitioners to perform aspiration abortions. Read more here.
South Carolina Gov Signs ‘Heartbeat’ Bill. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act that bans abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Read more here.
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks South Carolina’s New Abortion Ban. A federal judge has temporarily blocked South Carolina’s near total abortion ban in response to a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and others. Read more here.
Virginia Legislature Passes Bill Forcing Taxpayer-Funded Abortion. The Virginia legislature has passed a bill which repeals a ban on elective abortion coverage in the state Affordable Care Act health exchange and forces state taxpayers to subsidize abortions. Read more here.
Vogue Mag: Help Freezing Texans by Paying for Their Abortion Travel. Vogue Magazine is recommending that individuals looking to donate money to help Texans in need direct their funds to a Texas charity that helps pay costs related to procuring an abortion. Read more here.
Indiana Bill Would Require Abortionists to Tell Women About Abortion Pill Reversal. The Indiana legislature is currently debating a bill that would require abortionists to tell women that it is possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill within a certain time frame. Read more here.
Doctor Calls for End to NI’s Discriminatory Abortion Provision. A doctor in Northern Ireland has expressed support for a bill which would prevent abortion on the grounds of severe fetal impairment, such as Down’s syndrome and cleft palate. Read more here.
NI Bill Launched to End Abortion for Babies With Disabilities. A new bill that intends to prevent unborn babies with a ‘serious fetal impairment’ from being aborted up to birth has been introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Read more here.
South Carolina Passes Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions. The South Carolina state legislature has passed the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act. Read more here.
‘Born Alive’ Bill Passes SD Legislature. A South Dakota bill requiring doctors to give babies born after failed abortion attempts the same care they would give any other baby has passed the legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature. Read more here.
U.S. Congressman Introduces Bill to Permanently Ban Taxpayer-Funded Abortions. Rep. Chris Smith, co-chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, recently introduced legislation to prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. Read more here.
White House Won’t Guarantee No Abortion Funding in COVID Relief. The White House recently reaffirmed President Biden’s support for taxpayer-funded abortion and wouldn’t comment on abortion funding in a proposed COVID relief package. Read more here.
Tennessee Introduces Bill Allowing Fathers to Prevent an Abortion. A new bill in the Tennessee General Assembly seeks to create a legal procedure in which a man could request an injunction prohibiting a woman from having an abortion if she is pregnant with his child, with no exemptions for rape or incest. Read more here.
New Hampshire Non-Profit Will Pay for Free Abortions. The Reproductive Freedom Fund of New Hampshire has been launched to provide financial assistance to residents of New Hampshire seeking abortion services. Read more here.
Goldsmith Becomes 19th ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ in Texas. The city council of Goldsmith, Texas voted unanimously to pass an ordinance that establishes it as a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn,” making it the 19th city in Texas to ban abortion within its limits. Read more here.
State Senator Calls Model of Preborn Baby ‘Offensive,’ Throws in Trash. New Mexico State Senator Jacob Candelaria called a model given to him of a 12-week preborn baby “offensive” and shared during a floor debate how he “threw it in the trash.” Read more here.
Thailand Rejects 24-Week Abortion Bill. Thai politicians have rejected a proposal to introduce abortion on demand up to 24 weeks but proceeded with introducing abortion on demand up to 12 weeks. Read more here.
Poland’s Abortion Ruling Focus of Debate in EU Parliament. A debate of Poland’s near-total abortion ban in the European Parliament found most lawmakers highly critical of the measure. Read more here.
NM Senate Passes Repeal of Abortion Ban. The New Mexico Senate passed Senate Bill 10 which repeals a 52-year-old state law that makes it a felony to perform an abortion. Read more here.
Congress Debates Funding of Abortion in COVID-19 Relief Bill. Members of Congress debated abortion funding restrictions in a proposed COVID relief package, with one member comparing abortion coverage to cancer treatments. Read more here.
Outgoing NARAL President Says Roe v. Wade Is in Trouble. Ilyse Hogue, outgoing president of the pro-abortion organization NARAL, expressed concern in an interview that Roe v. Wade is not “safe” and that “constant vigilance” is required to maintain abortion rights. Read more here.
UK MP Proposes Giving Pain Relief to Babies Before Abortions. A UK Member of Parliament has called on the government to require pain relief for all babies undergoing medical procedures in the womb from at least twelve weeks gestation, including abortion. Read more here.
Poll: One in Four UK Pro-Life Students Mistreated. Almost a quarter of pro-life students have been “threatened, abused, alarmed or distressed” for being pro-life at university, according to a new poll. Read more here.
Democrats Urge FDA to Lift Restrictions on Abortion Pill. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are urging the Food and Drug Administration to “immediately eliminate” rules requiring people to obtain abortion drugs in-person amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban Bill Introduced in Idaho Legislature. A panel of Idaho lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
European Parliamentarians Slam Poland Over Ban on Eugenic Abortions. A number of European Parliamentarians criticized Poland during a debate for its recently enacted ban on eugenic abortions of children with disabilities. Read more here.
New Mexico Considering Whether to Allow Abortion on Demand Up to Birth. The New Mexico legislature is set to hear two extreme abortion bills which would allow abortion on demand throughout pregnancy, end conscience protections for medical personnel, and remove requirements that parents be aware of a minor daughter’s abortion. Read more here.
YouTube Completely Bans Pro-Life Channel. YouTube has banned the popular pro-life website LifeSiteNews from its platform and completely removed all of the videos posted on its channel. Read more here.
Almost 1,100 Abortions Performed in Northern Ireland Since Abortion Imposed Last Year. The Department of Health has reported 1,091 abortions in Northern Ireland since the imposition of abortion on the region in March 2020. Read more here.
Poll: Biden’s Abortion Agenda Fails to Generate Wide Support. Only 33% of respondents reportedly support President Biden’s abortion agenda while 38% disapprove, a YouGov poll reported. Read more here.
Study Shows Baby in Womb Reacting to Injection. A new study has shown that unborn babies undergoing an anesthetic injection ahead of intrauterine surgery exhibit changes in facial expression similar to newborn babies experiencing pain. Read more here.
New Study Shows Abortion Pill is Injuring More Women Than FDA Reports. A new study found “glaring deficiencies” that suggest many complications of the abortion pill are not being reported. Read more here.
NARAL President to Step Down Later This Year. NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue will depart from her role as leader of the organization at the end of May 2021. Read more here.
‘Born Alive’ Amendment Fails Again in the U.S. Senate. The Senate has again rejected a measure requiring care for babies who survive abortion attempts. Read more here.
Nearly Half of U.S. Senators Promise to Oppose Any Bill That Funds Abortion. In a letter to Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, 48 Republican senators have pledged to oppose any spending bill that does not contain the Hyde amendment or other pro-life protections. Read more here.
Senate Republicans Move to Block Biden Order Allowing Funding of Abortions Abroad. Senate Republicans introduced a measure that would ban organizations from the use of taxpayer funds to promote or refer girls and women for abortions abroad. Read more here.
U.S. Congressman Introduces Bill Banning Abortions After Detectable Heartbeat. A Pennsylvania congressman introduced a bill to ban abortions across the U.S. once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Read more here.
Argentine Judge Blocks Law Legalizing Abortion. Judge Marta Aucar approved an injunction filed by a conservative group and ordered “a suspension on the application of the abortion law” across the entire Chaco region. Read more here.
Thailand Backs Amendment Allowing Early-Stage Abortions. Thai lawmakers have voted in favor of allowing abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy while retaining penalties for later terminations. Read more here.
Louisiana Applauds Court Order to Unseal Abortion Clinic Records. Louisiana’s attorney general is applauding a federal court order to unseal documents and records about the safety of women at abortion clinics. Read more here.
Effort Underway to Introduce Pro-Life Law in Croatia. Politicians in Croatia have begun procedures to introduce strong pro-life legislation that aims to protect life from conception. Read more here.
Poll: 71% of Young Adults in U.S. Support Some Form of Limits on Abortion. A new poll conducted by a national pro-life advocacy group finds unexpectedly strong support for the pro-life movement among millennials and members of Generation Z. Read more here.
UN Body Says Honduras Abortion Ban Defies ‘Int’l Obligations.’ According to a United Nations Human Rights body, Honduras’ recent strengthening of their abortion ban defies “international obligations.” Read more here.
Top Nigerian Archbishop Deplores Biden Funding of Abortions Abroad. The head of the West African Bishops’ Conference has denounced President Biden’s decision “to promote the destruction of human lives domestically and in developing nations” through taxpayer-funded abortion. Read more here.
UK’s Second-Largest Late-Term Abortion Clinic Closes. The second-largest late-term abortion center in the UK, which has performed over 1,200 abortions on unborn children at 20 weeks or over in the last three years, has closed. Read more here.
Int’l Pro-Life Groups Concerned About USAID Nominee. Pro-life advocates are concerned that Biden’s nominee to head the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power, may direct aid to pro-abortion groups in developing countries or condition U.S. assistance upon groups adopting pro-abortion and pro-LGBT principles. Read more here.
Kentucky Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto of Pro-Life Bill. Kentucky lawmakers overrode Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of a pro-life bill, giving the attorney general power to hold abortion facilities accountable to state laws. Read more here.
UK Medical Journal Slams Honduras Abortion Ban. The pro-abortion UK Lancet medical journal has expressed outrage over constitutional reform in Honduras protecting the lives of unborn children. Read more here.
South Carolina Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Heartbeat Detected. South Carolina’s Senate passed legislation banning abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, sending the measure to the state House for consideration. Read more here.
Pro-Life Billboard Campaign Unveiled in Poland. Pro-life campaigners in Poland have unveiled a billboard campaign depicting an unborn child inside a heart-shaped womb which have gone on display across the country. Read more here.
Arkansas House Approves Creation of Hotline to Educate on Pro-Life Alternatives to Abortion. The Arkansas House passed a bill requiring the creation of a hotline to inform pregnant women of pro-life alternatives to abortion. Read more here.
Africans Plead With Biden to Not Fund Abortion in Their Countries. A diverse group of Africans has appealed to U.S. President Joe Biden in a powerful video to not fund abortion in their countries. Read more here.
UK Govt Introducing New Down’s Syndrome Screening. The UK government is introducing a new screening test to identify whether an unborn baby has a high probability of having Down’s syndrome, despite the fact that this may lead to an increase in the abortion of babies with Down’s syndrome. Read more here.
Honduras Makes Its Abortion Ban Permanent. The Honduran National Congress strengthened pro-life laws last week by amending the national constitution to declare that unborn babies have the same rights as born human beings under the law. Read more here.
Iowa Lawmakers Advance Amendment to Exclude ‘Right to Abortion.’ Lawmakers in Iowa passed a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution which would exclude a “right to abortion” and the public funding of abortion. Read more here.
Polish Women in 51 Cities Protest Abortion Ban. Polish women took to the streets in 51 cities to protest the implementation of a constitutional court ruling which bans nearly all abortion in the country. Read more here.
U.S. Bishops Denounce Biden for Rescinding Mexico City Policy. Following President Joe Biden’s presidential memorandum revoking the ban on federal money going to NGOs that provide or promote abortion overseas, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement decrying the move as “grievous.” Read more here.
Senate Pro-Life Chair: Down Syndrome Abortions Are ‘Eugenics.’ Abortions conducted because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are “eugenics,” the chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus said in an interview. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Want to Honor Aborted Babies by Lowering Flags to Half Staff. Two pro-life lawmakers want America to recognize January 22 as a national “Day of Tears” for the millions of unborn babies who have been killed in abortions. Read more here.
Biden Restores Taxpayer-Funded Abortions. President Joe Biden issued an executive order to direct U.S. tax dollars to promoting abortion both domestically and internationally. Read more here.
GOP Senators Reintroduce 20-Week Abortion Ban. A group of Republican Senators once again introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a piece of legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Read more here.
HHS Investigating Whether Illinois Discriminated Against Insurers That Limited Abortion Coverage. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened an investigation into whether Illinois violated federal law by discriminating against insurers that excluded or limited coverage for abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Protect Down Syndrome Babies From Abortion. Rep. Ron Estes and Sen. Jim Inhofe have reintroduced legislation to prevent the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. Read more here.
Senator’s Bill Aims to End Taxpayer-Funded Abortion. Senator Marsha Blackburn introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act which would strip abortion clinics of federal family planning grants to end taxpayer-funded abortion. Read more here.
March for Life Urges ‘Unity’ for the Unborn. The theme of this year’s March for Life, “Life Unites,” is especially significant as President Biden, who claims “unity” is a central focus of his administration, advances a radical abortion agenda. Read more here.
Kansas Legislature Puts Pro-Life Measure on 2022 Ballot. The Kansas legislature put a pro-life measure on the 2022 ballot that would amend the state’s constitution to reflect that there is no right to an abortion. Read more here.
Montana House Advances Four Bills to Protect Preborn Children. Four major pro-life bills in Montana will advance to the state Senate since their passage by the Montana House of Representatives. Read more here.
Utah Lawmaker Proposes Bill Requiring Watching Video Before Abortion. A Utah Republican lawmaker proposed a bill in the state House of Representatives that would require women to watch a video that includes ultrasounds of a developing fetus before undergoing an abortion. Read more here.
Sen. Lankford Gives Impassioned Speech on Humanity of the Unborn. Sen. James Lankford delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor stating that America can no longer ignore the question of whether a child in the womb is a human baby. Read more here.
Argentina’s Abortion Law Goes Into Effect. Argentina’s abortion law went into force under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups. Read more here.
House GOP Signals No Funding Without Hyde Amendment. Two hundred U.S. House Republicans signed on to a pledge to oppose any budget bill that eliminates the Hyde Amendment, the measure that prevents federal funding from being used on abortion services. Read more here.
VA Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Private Insurers to Fund Abortions. The Virginia Legislature has passed a bill that will allow private insurers on the state’s health benefits exchange to cover all legal abortions. Read more here.
Polish Ruling Restricting Abortion Takes Effect. A Polish Constitutional Court verdict banning the termination of pregnancies due to fetal defects has gone into effect. Read more here.
Pro-Life Group Warns ERA Being Used as ‘Stealth Missile’ to Insert Abortion Rights Into Constitution. In its newly released report on the state of abortion in the United States, a pro-life group has warned that pro-abortion activists see the Equal Rights Amendment as a way to insert a right to abortion into the United States Constitution. Read more here.
MPs Launch Motion to Address Fetal Pain in Abortion. A group of UK Members of Parliament has submitted a motion calling on the government to require pain relief for babies after 12 weeks’ gestation in all invasive medical procedures, including abortion. Read more here.
New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Are Pro-Life. A new nationwide poll conducted by the Marist College polling firm finds that a majority of Americans are pro-life and oppose virtually all abortions that take place in America today. Read more here.
SD Gov Introduces Bill Banning Abortions for Babies With Down Syndrome. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has introduced a bill which would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Read more here.
Thousands Gather for San Francisco Walk for Life. Thousands of pro-lifers gathered in San Francisco for the 17th annual Walk for Life which marked the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Kansas House Passes Pro-Life Amendment. An amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would empower lawmakers to impose new regulations on abortion has been approved by the House. Read more here.
U.S. Bishops Urge Biden to Reject Abortion ‘Rights’ After ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Statement. President Joe Biden’s statement backing legal abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade drew swift reaction from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops whose chairman said that no president of the United States should ever defend denying unborn children the right to life. Read more here.
Survey Finds Majority of Catholics Support Abortion. A survey conducted by Pew Research Center found that 56% of Catholics support abortion in most cases. Read more here.
SCOTUS Tosses ‘Moot’ Rulings Letting States Suspend Abortions for COVID-19. The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a pair of lower court decisions affirming the right of states to suspend abortions during a pandemic, agreeing with Planned Parenthood that the question has since been rendered moot. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Protestors Disrupt Pro-Life Mass at Ohio Cathedral. Pro-abortion protesters disrupted the Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Columbus, Ohio which marked the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
NM Lawmakers to Debate Controversial Abortion Measure. Lawmakers in New Mexico will begin debating a controversial measure to repeal a 1969 law that makes it a crime to perform an abortion in the state. Read more here.
Biden and Harris Celebrate Roe v. Wade Anniversary. In a statement from the White House, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade and reiterated their campaign promise to expand legal abortion. Read more here.
Fauci Tells WHO Biden Will Lift Ban on Funding Abortion Abroad in ‘Coming Days.’ Dr. Anthony Fauci announced to the World Health Organization that President Joe Biden will repeal the “Mexico City policy” in the “coming days,” again allowing taxpayer funds to potentially flow to pro-abortion NGOs and abortion providers abroad. Read more here.
KY Born Alive Protection Bill Becomes Law. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear let a bill requiring medical providers to do all that they can to preserve the life of a “born alive infant” become law without his signature, marking the first abortion-related bill the governor hasn’t vetoed. Read more here.
Texas Defends Dismemberment Abortion Ban in Court. After a three-judge panel on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked Texas’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban, the state appealed and is now arguing for the life-saving law in front of the entire Fifth Circuit. Read more here.
SCOTUS May Take Up Late-Term Abortion Ban Case. On the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether it will take up a major abortion case out of Mississippi. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Hope to Advance Their Agenda at GEQ. Organizations that have been campaigning for decades at the UN for a “right to abortion” are hoping to make progress at the Generation Equality Forum in the first half of 2021. Read more here.
NI MP Calls Out UK Govt for Legalizing Sex-Selective Abortion. An MP in Northern Ireland has criticized the Government in Westminster for imposing a new abortion regime on Northern Ireland that legalizes sex-selective abortion. Read more here.
Biden Restores Taxpayer Funding to Pro-Abortion WHO. In his first pro-abortion action as president, Joe Biden has written to the United Nations and informed it that the United States is rejoining and renewing funding for the pro-abortion World Health Organization. Read more here.
African Social Activist Speaks Out Against U.S. Repeal of Mexico City Policy. Filmmaker, author, and social activist Obianuju Ekeocha has called out the United States for moving toward repeal of the Mexico City Policy which will allow federal funding of abortions and the promotion of abortion in Africa. Read more here.
MS Bill Would Find Anyone Who Performs an Abortion Guilty of Murder. A new bill introduced into the Mississippi legislature would make it a felony for anyone to willfully cause an abortion and find anyone who performs or induces an abortion guilty of murder. Read more here.
Over 50 UK Twins or Triplets ‘Selectively Reduced’ by Abortion in First Half of 2020. Between January and June 2020 in the UK, there were 55 selective fetal reduction abortions whereby one or more twins or triplets was aborted to “reduce” the number of babies in the womb. Read more here.
KY Gov Vetoes Bill to Hold Abortion Centers Accountable. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a pro-life bill that would give the attorney general power to hold abortion facilities accountable to basic health and safety standards. Read more here.
New Data Suggest Home Abortion Complications Are Massively Underreported. Complications, including hemorrhage, uterine perforation and/or sepsis, following a “DIY” home abortion are likely to have been vastly underreported, new UK government data suggest. Read more here.
Dominican Republic Considers Legalizing Abortion. The Dominican Republic’s Chamber of Deputies has opened debate about a revision to the penal code that would decriminalize abortion in three cases: for the “health of the mother,” in cases of rape, and where “severe fetal malformation” has occurred. Read more here.
Trump Again Makes Anniversary of Roe ‘Sanctity of Life Day.’ In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump has once again declared January 22, the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” Read more here.
Abortion Chain Seeks to ‘Normalize’ Abortion in Order to Expand It. In its latest annual report, abortion chain Carafem claims part of its mission is to “use our public voice to destigmatize and normalize abortion for what is it [sic] — a normal, common, and safe form of health care that one in four people will experience in their reproductive lifetime.” Read more here.
CA Pushes Forward on Plan to Dispense Free Abortion Drugs to College Students. Despite dealing with the pandemic, public universities in California are on pace to implement legislation that requires distribution of chemical abortion drugs to students. Read more here.
Former Abortion Clinic Owner Describes Immense Profit From ‘Conveyer Belt’ System. The former owner of five abortion clinics, now turned pro-life activist, described in an interview the immense profits abortionists make from a “conveyer belt” abortion system. Read more here.
UCL Apologizes for Promoting Eugenics. University College London has issued a formal statement apologizing for its “fundamental role” in the development of eugenic beliefs and practices. Read more here.
ND Bill Would Ban Abortions, Charge Abortionists. A new pro-life bill in North Dakota would prohibit nearly all abortions and charge abortionists with murder. Read more here.
UK Taxpayers Funding Legal Case Seeking to Increase Abortion Access. UK taxpayers are funding legal action brought forward by a group in Northern Ireland against the government in Westminster over a “lack of access” to abortion services in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
March for Life 2021 Goes Virtual. Organizers announced that the 2021 March for Life will take place virtually due to the pandemic and the risk of unrest in Washington D.C. Read more here.
CT Lawmakers Push Anti-Pregnancy Center Bill for Fourth Year in a Row. Despite failing in three prior attempts, an anti-pregnancy center bill has again been introduced in the Connecticut State Senate. Read more here.
SCOTUS Upholds Restrictions on Telemedicine Abortion. In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request from the Trump administration to restore a rule requiring women to have an in-person visit with a medical professional prior to receiving abortion-inducing drugs. Read more here.
Scottish Bioethicist Highlights Concerns With Disposal of Unborn Babies in Toilets. A prominent Scottish bioethicist has argued that one challenge of the proposal to permanently allow DIY abortions in Scotland is “the destiny of the remains of the embryo/foetus” after being flushed down the toilet. Read more here.
KY Legislature Passes Bill to Stop Infanticide. By an overwhelming majority, Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill to protect newborn babies who survive abortions. The governor is expected to veto the bill. Read more here.
SD Gov Backs Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is proposing a bill to the legislature that would prevent abortion for babies based on Down syndrome diagnoses. Read more here.
NI Secretary Threatened With Legal Action By Pro-Abortion Organization. A taxpayer-funded public body in Northern Ireland has launched legal action against the UK government, accusing it of providing insufficient abortion facilities. Read more here.
Lawsuit Against New York Claims Abortion Law Enables Domestic Violence. A class action lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials alleges that the state’s Reproductive Health Act is unconstitutional and enables domestic violence. Read more here.
Police Photos Show How Abortion Doc Illegally Stored Remains of Over 2,000 Fetuses. Newly released police photos show what the family of an Indiana abortion doctor saw when they tried to clean up his garage and discovered the remains of 2,246 fetuses. Read more here.
Wyoming Legislature to Re-Visit ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill. Despite the legislation being vetoed by the governor last year, the Wyoming legislature will again consider a bill to protect infants born alive in legal abortion attempts. Read more here.
Ohio Gov Signs Pro-Life Bill. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed a new pro-life bill which prohibits the use of telemedicine for the purpose of selling abortion-inducing drugs. Read more here.
Pro-Life Students Win Lawsuit Against Restricted Speech Policies at Oregon College. As part of a settlement ending a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the campus chapter of Students for Life, Chemeketa Community College agreed to revise its policies so that all students can speak freely and openly on campus. Read more here.
MO Becomes First Abortion-Free State. Missouri appears to be the first state in America without an operating abortion facility. Read more here.
Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2019. Abortion was the largest cause of death worldwide in 2019, ending the lives of an estimated 73.3 million unborn babies. Read more here.
Israeli Abortion Rate Continues 32-Year Decline. Israel’s abortion rate has continued a 32-year decline as the number of women seeking an abortion fell from 18.6 per 1,000 in 1988 to 8.4 per 1,000 in 2019 for women between the ages of 15 and 49. Read more here.
New Jersey Moves to Expand Abortion Access. New Jersey could allow nurse practitioners and midwives to perform surgical abortions if new rules proposed by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners go into effect. Read more here.
PA Abortions and Complications on the Rise. A new report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health reveals an increase in abortions from 2018 to 2019, along with an alarming increase in reported abortion complications. Read more here.
Report Shows Increase in Second Trimester Abortions in Texas After COVID Ban. A recent report shows an increase in second trimester abortions in Texas after a COVID-related ban was lifted. Read more here.
Poll Shows Scots Have Major Concerns Over DIY Abortions. Most Scots are concerned about the Scottish government’s plan to make DIY home abortions permanent, a new opinion poll has found. Read more here.
Five States Report 108 Babies Born Alive After Abortion. In the last 12 years, 108 babies have been born alive after attempted abortions in five U.S. states. Read more here.
Canadian Abortion Center Assures Man It Won’t Report Statutory Rape. An employee of the Canadian abortion center Women’s Care Clinic told an undercover investigator posing as a 22-year-old who committed statutory rape to impregnate his 15-year-old girlfriend that he shouldn’t worry about legal trouble. Read more here.
South Carolina Bills Would Ban Abortions When Heart Starts Beating. South Carolina lawmakers are making protections for unborn babies a priority in the new year by introducing three bills to limit abortions. Read more here.
Appeals Court Affirms Injunction Against Two Arkansas Pro-Life Laws. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld preliminary injunctions against two Arkansas pro-life laws. Read more here.
Indiana’s 18-Hour Abortion Ultrasound Law Goes Into Effect. An Indiana law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound 18 hours before the abortion went into effect on New Year’s Day. Read more here.
Surgical Abortion Clinics on the Decline in U.S., Abortion Pill Providers on the Rise. The number of clinics that provide surgical abortion procedures has declined over the past several years while the number of clinics that provide only abortion pills is increasing, according to an annual report by a leading pro-life activist group. Read more here.
Abortion Opponents Facing Relentless International Pressure. Huge pressure is coming from several sources that want to force nations in Africa and South and Central America to legalize abortion. Read more here.
Judge Slams Supreme Court’s Pro-Abortion Rulings. An Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals judge issued a powerful opinion urging the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that “each human being is priceless beyond measure,” including unborn babies with disabilities. Read more here.
Paraguay’s Parliament Holds Moment of Silence for Unborn Who Will Be Lost Under Argentina’s New Abortion Law. Paraguay’s parliament held a moment of silence in response to the “tragedy” of an extreme abortion law being passed in Argentina. Read more here.
No Charges Filed in Case of Late Abortionist After Baby Parts Were Found in Home. No charges will be filed as a result of an investigation into Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, the late abortionist who kept remains of aborted babies in his garage, because “no one is believed to have assisted Dr. Klopfer in his actions.” Read more here.
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