RECENT ARTICLES ON LIFE
U.S. Congressman Targets Loophole Allowing Abortion Providers to Profit From Sale of Fetal Remains. New legislation introduced by Florida Rep. Scott Franklin would close a loophole and prohibit payments, reimbursements, gifts, or compensation for fetal tissue. Read more here.
Michigan Judge Blocks Enforcement of State’s Pre-Roe Abortion Ban. A Michigan judge granted a temporary injunction to block the enforcement of a state abortion ban which might have taken effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Mexico’s Guerrero State Becomes Ninth to Allow Abortions. Lawmakers in Mexico’s state of Guerrero voted to allow abortions, making it the ninth of the country’s 32 federal entities to legalize the procedure. Read more here.
Nebraska Gov to Call Special Session to Ban Abortion If Roe Is Overturned. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will call a special legislative session to pass a total ban on abortion if the Supreme Court moves forward with overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
NYC Mayor States Support for Abortion Up Until Birth. New York City Mayor Eric Adams condemned the pro-life movement as “radical” and pledged that he would “fight” to ensure that there are “no” limitations on abortion. Read more here.
UK Govt Gives £350M to Abortion Giants for Spending Overseas. The UK government has given more than £350 million to MSI Reproductive Choices and International Planned Parenthood Federation over the past five years to use overseas. Read more here.
Oklahoma Gov Addresses Possibility of Abortion Havens on Tribal Lands. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt blasted potential discussion regarding abortion-on-demand services on tribal lands in his state, arguing against the effort and claiming he is “watching” out for the possibility. Read more here.
Thousands Gather at Washington, D.C. Pro-Abortion Rally. At a march rife with profanity and vulgarity, thousands of pro-abortion rights protestors assembled in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate against the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Thousands Take Part in Croatian Pro-Life Rally. Thousands of people took part in a pro-life rally in Zagreb, Croatia amidst controversy as pro-abortion groups want to force doctors to perform abortions against their personal beliefs. Read more here.
Abortion Pill Demand Doubles in Malta. The demand for abortion pills has doubled over the last two years in Malta due to travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Starbucks to Cover Employee Travel Costs for Abortion, ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ Starbucks will cover the costs for employees who must travel for abortion and “gender-affirming” procedures, the coffee chain announced. Read more here.
CA Gov to Use Tax Breaks to Attract Companies From States That Restrict Abortion. California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a proposal for a series of tax incentives meant to attract companies leaving states with abortion restrictions. Read more here.
Early At-Home Abortions Will Continue in Scotland. At-home chemical abortions will continue in Scotland as standard practice, the Scottish government has confirmed. Read more here.
Louisiana House Fails to Pass Bill Abolishing Abortion. Members of the Louisiana House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would have abolished abortion by applying homicide laws to women who procure the procedure. Read more here.
Spain to Make Abortion a ‘Right,’ End Parental Consent for Over 16s. Spain is finalizing a draft law that would guarantee the “right” to seek an abortion and scrap the requirement for 16-year-olds and above to obtain parental consent. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Lobbying Groups Issue Letter Against Charging Women With Crimes for Seeking Abortions. National Right to Life and other pro-life groups sent an open letter to lawmakers opposing bills that charge mothers with crimes for procuring abortions. Read more here.
Thousands Attend Canadian March for Life. Thousands of people gathered on Parliament Hill and marched through downtown Ottawa as part of the March for Life rally. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Fails to Advance Sweeping Pro-Abortion Bill. The U.S. Senate has failed to advance a bill that would codify Roe v. Wade and create a national “right” to abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Life Groups, Pregnancy Centers Across U.S. Report Attacks. Pro-life pregnancy centers and organizations across the United States are reporting attacks as abortion supporters react to news that Roe v. Wade may be overturned. Read more here.
San Diego USB Passes Resolution Supporting Abortion ‘Rights.’ The San Diego Unified School Board voted unanimously to pass a resolution in support of “reproductive rights,” including support for abortion access. Read more here.
New York State Seeks Further Abortion Expansion. New York is looking to further grow its abortion industry by funding abortion, funding the travel expenses of women from other states, and forcing insurance policies to cover abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers in Puerto Rico Launch Campaign to Support 22-Week Abortion Restriction. Pro-lifers in Puerto Rico are advocating for a bill that would ban abortion after 22 weeks. Read more here.
Tennessee Gov Signs Law Criminalizing Distribution of Abortion Pills Through Mail. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law that increases criminal penalties for anyone who distributes abortion pills through telehealth programs or the mail. Read more here.
Wisconsin Pro-Life Org Headquarters Set on Fire. The headquarters of pro-life group Wisconsin Family Action was reportedly set on fire after vandals threw what is believed to be at least one Molotov cocktail at the building. Read more here.
Surge in U.S. Demand for Abortion Pills Expected After SCOTUS Leak. Medical experts anticipate a surge in demand for abortion pills following a leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision suggesting Roe v. Wade may soon be overturned. Read more here.
L.A. School Promotes Abortion Resources to Students. Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles is promoting an organization that provides abortion resources to teens, even pointing out that students don’t need parental permission for the procedure. Read more here.
Tennessee Gov Signs Bill Criminalizing Abortion Pills by Mail. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill increasing criminal penalties for anyone distributing abortion medication through telehealth or mail. Read more here.
California Accelerates Plans to Become Abortion ‘Refuge.’ California lawmakers have fast-tracked a bill that would block other states’ laws from imposing civil or criminal penalties on people who provide or aid abortions in California. Read more here.
White House Considers Using Medicaid Funds to Subsidize Abortion Travel. Should Roe be overturned, the White House is considering providing Medicaid funding to pregnant women to facilitate their travel to states where abortion is legal. Read more here.
Countries That Slammed Leaked Abortion Decision Have More Restrictions Than U.S. While a number of world leaders lined up to criticize a leaked draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade, some represent countries that have even more restrictions on abortion than those at issue before the court. Read more here.
WHO Chief Backs Abortion, Says It ‘Saves Lives.’ World Health Organization Director-General Tedros has spoken out in favor of abortion, warning that restricting access to the procedure “drives women and girls towards unsafe ones.” Read more here.
California Poised to Have Nearly 30 Percent of Abortion Clinics If Roe Overturned. California could soon house nearly 30 percent of the country’s abortion clinics if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, according to a new report. Read more here.
Connecticut Gov Signs Law Protecting Abortion Seekers and Providers. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law a bill designed to protect people who provide an abortion or receive the procedure in Connecticut and are then sued in another state. Read more here.
Croatian MPs Continue Effort to Make Abortion Available in All Hospitals. Opposition MPs announced they will once again send a motion to Parliament for abortion to be made available in all hospitals in Croatia. Read more here.
SCOTUS Poised to Overturn Roe, Draft Opinion Shows. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, according to a leaked draft decision obtained by news outlet Politico. Read more here.
Oklahoma Gov Signs Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a law banning abortion in the state upon detection of a fetal heartbeat, or about six weeks into pregnancy. Read more here.
Poll: Just Over Half of American Voters Favor Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks. The latest Fox News poll finds that over half of registered voters favor banning abortion after 15 weeks. Read more here.
U.S. Abortions Drop to Historic Low. A new report from the CDC shows the abortion rate has dropped to a historic low as more babies are being saved from abortion. Read more here.
Roughly Half of U.S. States Will Restrict Abortion If Roe Is Overturned. According to an abortion advocacy organization, nearly half of U.S. states already have laws that could restrict abortion if the Supreme Court invalidates Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Biden: I’m Not Prepared to Leave Abortion to ‘Whims of the Public.’ Speaking about the leaked draft opinion showing the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, President Biden said he wasn’t ready to give power back to the people on the issue of abortion. Read more here.
South Dakota Gov to Call Special Session If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem declared that if the Supreme Court’s leaked report about overturning Roe v. Wade is true, she will call a special session to protect the lives of unborn children. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Launch Attack on Ireland’s Remaining Protections for Unborn. Pro-abortion campaigners are calling on the Irish government to scrap its remaining legal protections for the unborn. Read more here.
Amazon Will Reimburse Employees Traveling for Abortions. Amazon informed employees that it will reimburse up to $4,000 in expenses annually when they travel for medical treatments, including abortions. Read more here.
CT Senate Approves Bill to Protect Abortionists, Patients From Out-of-State Laws. The Connecticut Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would make the state a “place of refuge” for women seeking abortions, as well as their abortionists. Read more here.
Federal Judge Extends Ban on New Kentucky Abortion Law. A federal judge in Kentucky has extended a temporary ban on the enforcement of a new state law that effectively ended abortions because the state’s two clinics said they can’t comply with all its requirements. Read more here.
Oklahoma Passes Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The Oklahoma legislature has passed a “Texas-style” bill that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
GOP Demands U.S. Senate Terminate Contract With Citibank for Promising to Finance ‘Abortion Tourism.’ Republican senators are calling on the U.S. Senate to terminate its contract with Citibank over the company’s promise to pay for employees to obtain out-of-state abortions. Read more here.
UK Govt Promotes Abortion at UN General Assembly. A representative from the UK government has told the UN General Assembly that countries “must act now” to increase the availability of abortion for the sake of “sustained and inclusive economic growth.” Read more here.
Just Ten Percent of GPs Perform Abortions in Ireland. Just ten percent of general practitioners in Ireland are delivering abortion services, a parliamentary health committee has been told. Read more here.
U.S. Congressman Introduces ‘Partial Birth Abortion Is Murder Act.’ A U.S. congressman is introducing legislation that would punish abortionists who perform partial birth abortions with five years to a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court Ends Legal Challenge to Texas Abortion Law. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ended a legal challenge to Texas’ near total ban on abortion brought by providers across the state. Read more here.
Puerto Rico Launches Hearings on Bill to Restrict Abortions. Puerto Rico held its first public hearing on a bill that would ban abortion starting at 22 weeks or when a doctor determines that a fetus is viable. Read more here.
New Italian Proposal Would Provide Financial Help to Abortion-Vulnerable Women. An Italian politician has introduced a proposal that would provide €4,000 payments to incentivize 100 pregnant women to choose life for their children instead of abortion. Read more here.
Youth Pro-Life Activists Vow to End ‘Culture of Death’ in UK. Abortion Resistance, a youth pro-life activist group, has vowed to end the “culture of death” in Britain and to empower individuals as the government continues to ease restrictions on abortion. Read more here.
University of NM Pays Settlement to Family of Woman Who Died During Abortion. The University of New Mexico has agreed to pay $365,000 to the family of a woman who died during an abortion at a facility recommended by the school. Read more here.
Irish Politicians Set to Hear Calls for Fewer Abortion Restrictions. Politicians in Ireland will hear calls for less restrictive abortion laws, including extending the current 12-week limit to allow abortions on request “up to viability.” Read more here.
Over 500 Pro-Life Measures Introduced in Majority of U.S. States This Year. Over 500 pro-life measures have been introduced in 42 states so far in 2022, following a similar trend set in 2021. Read more here.
Baby Dies at 30 Weeks After Woman Took Abortion Pill. A UK woman was prescribed the abortion pill despite being 30 weeks pregnant and far beyond the legal gestational limit for the procedure. Read more here.
Federal Judge Halts Kentucky’s New Pro-Life Law. A federal judge has temporarily blocked a pro-life law in Kentucky which puts multiple new restrictions on abortion. Read more here.
Bill Regulating Medical Abortions Passes Tennessee Legislature. Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to impose strict regulations on the dispensing of abortion pills. Read more here.
DIY Abortions Endanger Young People, Warns UK Child Health Chief. President of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health has warned that DIY home abortions do not take into account the vulnerability of children and young women. Read more here.
U of Pittsburgh Reportedly Contacted NIH for Help Defending Experiments on Aborted Babies. Newly released records suggest that the University of Pittsburgh reached out to a former National Institutes of Health director for help defending its fetal organ experiments. Read more here.
CA Bill With Alleged Loophole Allowing for Infanticide Passes Second Committee. Assembly Bill 2223 in California passed the Health Committee by a vote of 11-3, moving the bill, which several legal experts believe creates a loophole for infanticide, to a third House committee. Read more here.
OB-GYN Testifies CA Bill Would Allow Infanticide. Dr. Vansen Huang, an OB-GYN for more than 30 years, told lawmakers in the California Assembly Health Committee that Assembly Bill 2223 would allow the infanticide of babies up to 28 days old. Read more here.
U.S. FDA Issues Warning About False Results With Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests. The FDA issued a notice warning people about the risk of “false results” from prenatal screening tests which are often used to justify abortion. Read more here.
Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Pro-Abortion Bill. The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill which allows individuals who face legal liabilities for violating abortion statutes in other states to sue for damages in court in Connecticut. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Urges Judge to Reject Challenge to Abortion Law. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has asked a federal judge not to grant Planned Parenthood’s request that a new law restricting abortion in the commonwealth be blocked from taking effect. Read more here.
Push to Make Abortion a ‘Human Right’ in Ecuador Defeated. The Ecuadoran National Assembly failed to override a presidential veto of an abortion bill that critics feared would make abortion a “human right.” Read more here.
Abortion Groups Want Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine to Include Abortion Pills. A group of pro-abortion organizations is calling on the international community to ensure that Ukrainian refugees have access to “reproductive health kits” that contain abortion pills. Read more here.
HHS Secretary Refuses to Answer Whether University’s Experiments on Babies Violated the Law. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra sidestepped a question about the University of Pittsburgh while defending fetal tissue research during a congressional hearing. Read more here.
MA City Bans Pregnancy Resource Centers That Offer Free Help to Parents in Crisis. The city of Somerville, Massachusetts voted to ban pregnancy resource centers on the basis that they are allegedly misleading because they do not provide or promote abortion. Read more here.
Florida Gov Signs Law Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Kentucky Lawmakers Override Gov’s Veto of Abortion Ban. Lawmakers in Kentucky have overridden Gov. Beshear’s veto of a bill which bans abortion after 15 weeks and regulates the dispensing of abortion pills. Read more here.
Biden State Dept Reinstates Abortion in Annual Human Rights Report. The Biden Administration has reinstated a section on “reproductive rights” as part of the State Department’s annual country report on human rights practices. Read more here.
Florida Court Allows Pro-Life Law to Go Into Effect. A Florida court has allowed a pro-life law to go into effect which mandates that mothers wait 24 hours before aborting their unborn baby. Read more here.
Oklahoma Gov Signs Abortion Ban. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that bans abortion in nearly all cases and makes performing an abortion a felony. Read more here.
Maryland Legislature Overrides Veto of Bill Expanding Abortion Access. The Maryland legislature overrode a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan on a measure to expand abortion access in the state. Read more here.
Kentucky Gov Vetoes Proposed 15-Week Abortion Ban. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a measure that would ban abortions in Kentucky after 15 weeks of pregnancy and regulate the dispensing of abortion pills. Read more here.
Abortions in Germany Fall to Record Low. According to official statistics, Germany saw a record low number of abortions in 2021. Read more here.
Irish Health Service Admits ‘DIY’ Abortions Make It Harder to Identify Abuse. The Health Service Executive in Ireland has admitted that “DIY” home abortions make it harder to identify coercion and abuse. Read more here.
Abortion Activist on Trial in Poland for Providing Abortion Pills. A Polish activist has been charged with helping a woman get an abortion in the first trial of its kind in Europe. Read more here.
D.C. Mayor Accuses Pro-Life Activist of Tampering With Fetal Remains. The Washington, D.C. mayor accused a pro-life activist of “tampering with fetal remains” but failed to address calls for authorities to conduct autopsies on the bodies of aborted babies recovered from an abortion clinic. Read more here.
Missouri House Passes Broad Pro-Life Bill. The Missouri House passed a bill which defunds Planned Parenthood, bans mail-order abortion drugs, bans the donation of aborted babies’ bodies, and requires medical care for babies born alive in botched abortions. Read more here.
Michigan Gov Sues to Get Rid of 1931 State Ban on Abortion. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has filed a lawsuit challenging a 1931 state law that bans abortion at all stages of pregnancy but has not been enforced since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Read more here.
‘Trigger Bill’ to Ban Abortions Fails in Nebraska Legislature. A bill which would have banned all abortions in Nebraska if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade has failed on the Senate floor. Read more here.
Idaho Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks New Abortion Law. The Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocked a new state law that would ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allow the law to be enforced through lawsuits. Read more here.
North Korean Defectors Report Forced Abortion and Infanticide. Defectors from North Korea report that forced late-term abortions and infanticide are among the many human rights violations taking place in the country. Read more here.
Alaska House Votes to Cut Medicaid Funding for Abortions. The Alaska House of Representatives passed a budget amendment intended to cut Medicaid funding for abortions. Read more here.
Puerto Rico Considers Tougher Abortion Restrictions. Lawmakers in Puerto Rico have introduced a bill which would prohibit abortions starting at 22 weeks or when a doctor determines that a fetus is viable. Read more here.
Delaware Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Abortion Access. The Delaware General Assembly passed legislation that allows physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe medication used for abortions. Read more here.
Maryland Gov Vetoes Bill to Expand Abortion Access. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a measure that would expand access to abortion in the state by ending a restriction that only physicians can provide them. Read more here.
Croatian MP Pushes for Ensuring Access to Abortion in All Hospitals. MP Anka Mrak Taritaš said that she would launch a parliamentary procedure to oblige the government to ensure access to abortion services in all the hospitals in Croatia. Read more here.
UK Abortion Group Runs Lenten Fundraising Appeal. UK abortion campaigning group Abortion Rights has launched a fundraising appeal calling on supporters to “donate to abortion rights for lent.” Read more here.
Iowa Senate Passes Bill to Fund Alternatives to Abortion. Nonprofit groups that provide alternatives to abortion, like pregnancy and adoption counseling, support and supplies, would be eligible for new state funding under a bill passed by the Iowa Senate. Read more here.
Lawmakers Demand D.C., DOJ Investigate Bodies of Aborted Babies Uncovered by Pro-Life Activists. U.S. lawmakers are calling on the Washington D.C. mayor and the Department of Justice to investigate the abortions of five babies whose bodies were allegedly recovered from an abortion clinic. Read more here.
Oklahoma Legislature Approves Bill to Make Abortion Illegal. The Oklahoma legislature gave final approval to a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Read more here.
CA Assembly Committee Passes Bill That Would Legalize Infanticide. A California Assembly committee has passed a radical bill that legal analysts say would legalize infanticide, letting babies die up to 6 weeks after birth. Read more here.
D.C. Authorities Won’t Autopsy Recovered Bodies of Aborted Babies. The Washington, D.C. medical examiner said that it will not be performing autopsies on bodies of aborted babies that were turned into police, despite signs of gruesome and illegal abortion procedures. Read more here.
Colorado Gov Signs Bill Making Abortion a State ‘Right.’ Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law the Reproductive Health Equity Act which codifies the “right” to abortion in state statute. Read more here.
Ohio Abortion Facilities Fined for Dumping Aborted Children’s Remains. Two Ohio abortion facilities received fines from the Ohio Department of Health after dumping the remains of aborted children along with private patient information. Read more here.
Both Major Parties in Malta Confirm Pro-Life Position on Abortion. The two main political parties in Malta have both made public commitments to ensure continued legal protection for unborn babies. Read more here.
UK MPs Vote to Make ‘DIY’ Abortion Permanently Available. MPs have voted to permanently remove the requirement to see a medical professional in person before procuring a medical abortion, overturning the government’s decision to end “DIY” abortions. Read more here.
New Poll Shows Americans Want Abortions Banned After 15 Weeks. A new Wall Street Journal poll shows 48 percent of Americans support banning abortions after 15 weeks while just 43 percent oppose it. Read more here.
Aborted Babies Discovered in D.C. May Indicate Infanticide. Physician experts report that five aborted babies reportedly discovered at a clinic in Washington, D.C. appear to have been viable human beings, raising serious legal and ethical questions. Read more here. **WARNING: This article contains graphic images.
Arizona Gov Signs 15-Week Abortion Ban. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Kentucky Lawmakers Pass 15-Week Abortion Ban. Kentucky lawmakers voted to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and the bill now heads to the governor’s desk. Read more here.
Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill to Expand Access to Abortion. The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill that would expand access to abortion by ending a restriction that only physicians provide them and requiring most insurance plans to cover abortion care without cost. Read more here.
MPs Urge Colleagues to Make ‘DIY’ Home Abortions Permanent. Three Tory MPs are urging colleagues to vote in favor of making at-home abortions permanently available. Read more here.
U.S. University Caught Storing Bags of Aborted Fetal Remains. Pro-life advocates have discovered a freezer full of “rows and rows” of aborted babies’ body parts in a lab at the University of Washington Department of Pediatrics. Read more here.
Amendment on Abortion Doesn’t Advance in Maryland. A proposal to enshrine the right to abortion in the Maryland Constitution has failed to advance in the Maryland Senate. Read more here.
Thousands of Protestors in Madrid March Against New Abortion Law. Thousands of people marched through Madrid to protest abortion as Spain’s government prepares a law to guarantee access to the procedure at public hospitals. Read more here.
Kenyan Court Says Abortion Care Is Fundamental Right. The high court in Malindi, Kenya issued a landmark judgment saying that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya. Read more here.
Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks. The Arizona House passed legislation that bans abortion after 15 weeks, and the bill now heads to the governor’s desk. Read more here.
UK DIY Abortion Amendment to Be Debated Next Week. The Leader of the House of Commons announced that the House of Commons will consider the DIY abortion amendment on March 30. Read more here.
Ireland to Miss Deadline for Commissioning Abortion Services. Secretary of State Brandon Lewis plans to ensure abortion services are available in Northern Ireland after confirming the Department of Health is set to miss a deadline to commission the services. Read more here.
Virginia Gov Signs Law Barring Abortion Because of Disability. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a new law barring parents from seeking an abortion because they believe their child will be born with a disability. Read more here.
CA Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Make State a Haven for ‘Abortion Tourism.’ Under a new law proposed by state lawmakers in California, a largely tax-subsidized fund could become available to help people from out-of-state access abortions. Read more here.
Senator Files Resolution to Overturn Biden Admin’s Pro-Abortion Title X Family Planning Rule. Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a resolution to overturn the Biden administration’s rule allowing federal funding to go toward family planning programs that provide abortion referrals. Read more here.
UK House of Lords Votes to Make ‘DIY’ Home Abortions Permanent. An amendment to permanently allow at-home abortions passed the House of Lords and will now be considered by the House of Commons. Read more here.
Chile Abortion Debate Gets Key Place in Constitution Redraft. Chile’s constituent assembly voted to include reproductive rights, including “a voluntary interruption of pregnancy” in the country’s new draft constitution. Read more here.
Washington Gov Signs Bill Protecting and Expanding Abortion Access. A Washington State measure that allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform abortions, and also prohibits legal action against people seeking an abortion and those who aid them, was signed into law by the governor. Read more here.
U.S. Congresswomen Push HHS Secretary to Make Abortion Drugs Easier to Access. Twelve congresswomen from the House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter to the HHS Secretary asking him to increase access to abortion-inducing drugs. Read more here.
Oregon Lawmakers Approve $15M to Increase Abortion Access. Oregon lawmakers approved $15 million for the Oregon Reproductive Health Equity Fund which will increase abortion access for women in and out of the state. Read more here.
Missouri Legislation Bans Helping Women Obtain Abortions in Other States. The Missouri legislature is considering legislation which would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps a Missouri resident obtain an abortion out-of-state. Read more here.
Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks. The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Twenty-One States File Brief in Support of South Carolina Pro-Life Law. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall led a 21-state amicus brief filed in support of a South Carolina pro-life law which has been blocked by federal district and appellate courts. Read more here.
Wyoming Gov Signs ‘Trigger Ban’ Abortion Bill. Gov. Mark Gordon has signed into law new legislation that would ban abortions in Wyoming if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Recruits ‘Team Leader’ on Abortion Policy. The Scottish government is recruiting a high-level civil servant to take the lead on developing and implementing abortion policy. Read more here.
Tennessee Introduces ‘Texas-Style’ Abortion Ban Bill. Tennessee lawmakers introduced a new abortion restriction law modeled after recent legislation in Texas that would ban most abortions. Read more here.
Guatemalan Congress Shelves Abortion Law. Guatemala’s Congress voted to shelve a previously passed law stiffening penalties for abortion, prohibiting same-sex marriage and banning discussion of sexual diversity in schools. Read more here.
Citigroup to Cover Travel Expenses for Abortions as U.S. States Curb Access. Citigroup has started covering travel expenses for employees who go out of state for abortions because of newly enacted restrictions in Texas and other places. Read more here.
Dutch Family Doctors Closer to Being Able to Prescribe Abortion Pill. A sizable majority of Dutch MPs in the Tweede Kamer voted in favor of allowing general practitioners to prescribe the abortion pill. Read more here.
WHO Calls for Full Decriminalization of Abortion. The World Health Organization has released a 200-page document calling for the full decriminalization of abortion worldwide. Read more here.
Idaho Legislature Passes Abortion Ban. Legislation banning abortions in Idaho after six weeks of pregnancy by allowing potential family members to sue a doctor who performs one is now headed to the governor’s desk. Read more here.
Colombia Marches for Life to Protest Decriminalization of Abortion. Approximately 500,000 people marched throughout Colombia in response to a recent court ruling which decriminalized abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
UK MPs to Get Free Vote on DIY Home Abortion Pills. Boris Johnson will give MPs a free vote on whether to continue allowing abortion pills to be delivered via mail. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Complain to UN About Blocking Pro-Life Groups. Twenty-five U.S. Congressmen have joined 400 international groups and almost 9,000 individuals complaining to the UN that pro-life groups are being blocked from participating in a UN process connected to a major negotiation. Read more here.
Wyoming Senate Amends Bill That Would Outlaw Abortions If Roe is Overturned. The Wyoming Senate voted to amend a bill that intends to ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade, adding a provision to keep abortion legal in cases of rape or incest. Read more here.
UK Docs Demand End to ‘DIY’ Abortions Over Consent Issues. Over 600 medical professionals have called for an end to “DIY” home abortion services, as polling shows a significant proportion of women report being given abortion pills without their consent. Read more here.
Sponsor of Maryland Bill Legalizing Infanticide Cancels Hearing. The Maryland state senator who sponsored a radical bill that would legalize infanticide up to 28 days after birth is reportedly altering his legislation. Read more here.
WV Lawmakers Pass Bill Restricting Disability Abortions. West Virginia lawmakers gave final approval to a bill which restricts abortions done because of a prenatal disability diagnosis. Read more here.
Colorado House Passes Bill Allowing Abortions Up to Birth. The Colorado House has passed a bill making abortion a “fundamental right” under state law and denying rights and legal protections to any “fertilized egg, embryo or fetus.” Read more here.
Texas Abortion Clinics’ Lawsuit Over Abortion Ban ‘Effectively Over.’ The Texas Supreme Court has dealt essentially a final blow to abortion clinics’ lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion ban. Read more here.
VA Lawmakers Kill Bill Seeking to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions. Lawmakers in Virginia defeated a bill that, if enacted, would have required medical professionals to provide care to babies who survive abortion procedures. Read more here.
German Cabinet Approves Scrapping of Abortion Information Law. Germany’s cabinet approved legislation that will do away with a law forbidding doctors from providing information about abortions. Read more here.
Oklahoma Senate Advances Abortion Bill Modeled After Texas Law. The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill which would allow anyone to sue a doctor or someone who “aided and abetted” an abortion after a fetal heartbeat could be detected. Read more here.
Irish Docs Paid More for Abortions Than Pregnancy Care. A general practitioner in Wexford, Ireland has said it is an “absolute scandal” that doctors are paid almost double for administering an abortion compared to management of pregnancy. Read more here.
Sinaloa Congress Decriminalizes Abortion. The Sinaloa Congress has decriminalized abortion, becoming the seventh Mexican state to do so. Read more here.
Indiana Lawmakers Request Special Session to Pass Abortion Ban When SCOTUS Overturns Roe. One hundred Indiana lawmakers have asked Gov. Eric Holcomb to call a special legislative session to protect unborn babies if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
U.S. NIH Refuses to Answer Questions About Pitt’s Experiments on Aborted Babies. The National Institutes of Health refused to provide answers demanded by lawmakers about fetal tissue research at the University of Pittsburgh. Read more here.
UK Woman With Down Syndrome Granted Permission to Have Case Against Abortion Law Heard. The Court of Appeal will hear a landmark case against the UK government over its discriminatory abortion laws after a judge granted permission for the case to be heard. Read more here.
Guatemala Law Punishes Abortion With Prison for Up to 25 Years. Guatemala’s Congress approved a law that punishes abortion with up to 25 years in prison and prohibits same-sex marriage and teaching about sexual diversity in schools. Read more here.
U.S. Dems Lose Fight to Strip Abortion Funding Restrictions From Spending Package. Democrats failed in their effort to strip a decades-old amendment from annual government funding legislation that blocks people from using Medicaid or other federal health programs to cover abortion services. Read more here.
Ireland HSE Admits Link Between Telemedicine and Coercive Abortions. Ireland’s Health Service Executive has admitted that women granted medical abortions after a phone consultation may be subject to coercion. Read more here.
Germany Proposes Scrapping Abortion Information Law. Germany’s Justice Ministry proposed a draft law to end restrictions on doctors offering information about abortion procedures. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Demand Participation at UN Meeting. Over four hundred organizations from around the world have complained to the UN that an upcoming UN forum is blocking pro-life and pro-family groups from participating. Read more here.
Studies Find Texas Heartbeat Law Prevented Fewer Abortions Than Previously Thought. Early estimates that abortions in Texas fell by as much as 60% because of the state’s fetal heartbeat law may have been greatly exaggerated, according to two studies. Read more here.
Thousands March in El Salvador to Demand Abortion ‘Rights.’ Around 2,000 women marched in El Salvador’s capital to demand the legalization of abortion. Read more here.
Case Dismissed Against UK Doctor Who Provided Abortion Pill Reversal to Women. An NHS doctor who prescribed abortion pill reversal treatment to women who regretted beginning the abortion process is no longer under investigation by the General Medical Council. Read more here.
Florida Lawmakers Approve Strictest Abortion Ban in State’s History. The Florida legislature has approved a measure which prohibits women from receiving abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
SCOTUS Says Kentucky AG Can Defend State’s Abortion Law. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron should be allowed to step in and defend the state’s abortion law after the governor declined to do so. Read more here.
Pro-Life Omnibus Bill Passes Kentucky House. A pro-life omnibus bill which addresses medical abortions, the disposal of fetal remains, abortion on minors, abortion complications and abortion reporting has passed the Kentucky House. Read more here.
WV Senate Passes Bill Banning Disability Abortions. The West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would ban abortions based solely on a prenatal diagnosis of a disability, including Down syndrome. Read more here.
Idaho Senate Passes Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The Idaho Senate passed a bill which would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
VA Senate Kills Bill Requiring Informed Consent for Abortions. State senators failed to advance a Virginia House bill that would have expanded the requirements of written consent from women seeking abortions. Read more here.
Virginia City to Vote on ‘Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.’ The Alexandria City Council in Virginia will vote on a proposal to designate March 10 as “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.” Read more here.
Radical Abortion Bill Fails to Clear U.S. Senate Vote. The Women’s Health Protection Act, which would prohibit most state-level abortion restrictions, failed to clear a procedural vote in the Senate. Read more here.
South Dakota Passes Bill Restricting Access to Abortion Pills. The South Dakota legislature gave final passage to a bill which would require women seeking a chemical abortion to make an additional trip to a doctor. Read more here.
GA Senate Passes Bill Limiting Telemedicine Prescription of Abortion Pills. A Georgia woman would have to be examined by a physician in person and sign a consent form before she could be prescribed abortion pills under a bill passed by the state Senate. Read more here.
‘DIY’ Home Abortions Made Permanent in Wales. Temporary arrangements allowing early abortions to be carried out at home during the pandemic are being made permanent, the Welsh government has said. Read more here.
Spanish Abortion Law Reform Will Remove Parental Consent Requirement for 16- to 18-Year-Olds. The Spanish government’s abortion law reform will remove the legal requirement for 16- to 18-year-olds to seek parental consent in order to have an abortion. Read more here.
Montana Law That Limited Abortion Providers Struck Down by Court. A district judge in Montana has blocked a law that would have stopped advanced practice registered nurses from being able to perform early abortion services. Read more here.
Texas High Court Questions Clinics’ Challenge to Abortion Law. Justices on Texas’s high court sharply questioned whether clinics can challenge a law that banned most abortions in the state because it is enforced by private individuals. Read more here.
Arizona House Narrowly Defeats Abortion Pill Ban. Members of the Arizona House narrowly defeated a measure that would have banned the manufacturing or prescribing of medication that would cause an abortion. Read more here.
DIY Home Abortions in UK to End in August. UK MP Maggie Throup announced that the controversial abortion “pills by post” program will end in August. Read more here.
Iowa Justices Hear Challenge to Abortion Law. The Iowa Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to a state law which requires a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can get an abortion. Read more here.
Data Show Over Half of Abortions in U.S. Done by Abortion Pills. According to a new report, more than half of abortions performed in the United States are estimated to be done via abortion pills. Read more here.
Top Colombian Court Decriminalizes Abortion Until 24 Weeks. Judges on Colombia’s constitutional court voted to decriminalize abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation. Read more here.
New Zealand Helpline Will Offer Prescriptions for Abortions. A free 24-hour abortion helpline will be rolled out nationwide in New Zealand where people can be prescribed abortion drugs over the phone. Read more here.
South Dakota House Passes Total Ban on Abortion Pills. A South Dakota bill banning all abortion pills passed the House with a 40-27 vote and now heads to the Senate. Read more here.
French Parliament Votes to Extend Abortion Limit From 12 to 14 Weeks. The French National Assembly passed a bill which extends the legal limit for abortion from 12 to 14 weeks and extends the practice of surgical abortion to midwives. Read more here.
Indiana Lawmakers Pass Bill to Fight Forced Abortions. Lawmakers in Indiana passed legislation to prevent “coerced” abortions as part of an effort to fight human trafficking. Read more here.
Ecuador Legislators Approve Regulations Allowing Abortion in Cases of Rape. Ecuadorian legislators have approved regulations to allow women and girls access to abortions in cases of rape, following a constitutional court ruling that decriminalized such abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Sets Up Vote on Radical Abortion Bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed cloture to advance the pro-abortion Women’s Health Protection Act and plans to hold a vote on February 28. Read more here.
Florida House Passes 15-Week Abortion Ban. A bill that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy was passed by the Florida House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate. Read more here.
Pressure Growing on UK Govt to Quickly End ‘DIY’ Abortion Policy. There is growing pressure on the UK government to end its temporary “DIY” at-home abortion policy as MPs unite in lobbying against it. Read more here.
Whistleblowers Allege U.S. Nurse Performed Abortions With Expired License, Turned ‘Blind Eye’ to Sex Trafficking. A congressman is demanding explanations from the North Carolina Board of Nursing following reports that a nurse performed abortions after her medical license had expired and turned “a blind eye” to the sex trafficking of underage girls. Read more here.
Abortion Rights Protestors Banned From Florida Capitol for One Year. Twenty-five pro-abortion activists were given trespass notices related to an overnight protest and will be prohibited from entering the Florida House for one year. Read more here.
Arizona Senate Passes 15-Week Abortion Ban. The Arizona Senate has passed legislation that prohibits doctors from aborting an unborn baby after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
West Virginia House Advances 15-Week Abortion Ban. The West Virginia House of Delegates advanced a bill that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and is sending it to the Senate for approval. Read more here.
China Takes Steps to Cut Down on Abortions Amid Low Birth Rate. China is taking steps to cut back on abortions in the country amid a potential crisis from its dramatically low birth rate. Read more here.
Abortion ‘Rights’ Proposed for Maryland’s Constitution. Leading Maryland House members said they will support a constitutional amendment to protect so-called abortion “rights” in the state. Read more here.
VA House Passes Born Alive Protection Bill. The Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill which requires physicians to provide medical care to infants born alive as a result of botched abortions. Read more here.
Council of Europe Calls for Malta to Repeal Abortion Ban. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Malta to repeal its blanket ban on abortion, saying that it puts a woman’s right to health at risk. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Group Announces Database for Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies. A group of pro-life activists held a press conference to discuss their efforts to provide resources other than abortion to assist women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Read more here.
UK High Court to Hear Case of Doctor Banned From Providing Abortion Pill Reversal. A High Court in the UK is scheduled to hear the case of a doctor who has been banned from providing emergency abortion pill reversal treatment. Read more here.
Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment. Pennsylvania State Sen. Judy Ward has proposed an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that clarifies the state recognizes no constitutional right to an abortion or abortion funding. Read more here.
UK Govt Still Considering Evidence on Home Abortions. The UK government said it is still considering “all evidence” on whether a temporary measure to allow abortions at home during the pandemic should be made permanent. Read more here.
Abortions in Texas Fell 60 Percent in First Month Under New Law. Abortions in Texas fell by approximately 60 percent during the first month following the implementation of the state’s new law which bans most procedures once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Dutch Parliament Considering Bill to Make Abortion Pills Available Through Family Doctors. The Dutch Parliament is considering a bill to allow abortion pills to be available through family doctors instead of only at abortion clinics. Read more here.
UK Govt Confirms DIY Home Abortion Always Intended to Be Temporary. The UK government has confirmed that the at-home abortion provisions introduced at the beginning of the pandemic were “always intended to be a temporary measure” despite ongoing consideration of whether to make them permanent. Read more here.
Dutch MPs Vote to Abolish Five-Day Abortion Waiting Period. A large majority of Dutch MPs have voted in favor of draft legislation which will eliminate the five-day waiting period for an abortion. Read more here.
SD Gov Will Appeal Order Overturning Law on Medical Abortions. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said her administration will challenge a federal judge’s latest order blocking South Dakota’s new restrictions on medical abortions. Read more here.
New Irish Maternity Hospital Will Be Required to Perform Abortions. The license for the new National Maternity Hospital in Ireland will include legal measures requiring it to provide all medical procedures allowed under Irish law, including abortion. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court Rules in Biden’s Favor on Abortion Referrals. Federally funded family planning clinics can continue to make abortion referrals while a case is being heard on the issue, a federal court has ruled. Read more here.
Injunction Blocks South Dakota Abortion Pill Restriction. A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against a South Dakota rule that would require abortion-seekers to make three separate visits to a doctor to take abortion pills. Read more here.
High Court Rules NI Secretary Has ‘Legal Authority’ to Order Abortion Services. A High Court judge has ruled that the Northern Ireland Secretary has the legal authority to direct the establishment of abortion services in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Vermont Moves One Step Closer to Enshrining ‘Right’ to Abortion in State Constitution. Vermont lawmakers voted to move forward on a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the “right” to abortion, and the measure will now go before voters. Read more here.
U.S. NIH to Spend Over $80M on Fetal Tissue Research This Year. An investigation has revealed that the National Institutes of Health is expected to spend over $88 million this year on research involving tissue from aborted babies. Read more here.
OSU ‘Sex Week’ Event Encourages Students to ‘Thank’ Abortion Providers. An Ohio State University student organization is sponsoring “Sex Week,” which includes one event where students are asked to “help thank abortion providers.” Read more here.
Vermont House to Vote on Enshrining Abortion ‘Rights’ in State Constitution. The Vermont House of Representatives is voting on a measure which would enshrine the so-called “right” to abortion in the state’s constitution. Read more here.
Major UK Newspaper Issues Correction After Falsely Claiming Thousands of Women Died From Illegal Abortions. A major British news outlet issued a correction after a pro-life scholar debunked its claim that “roughly 12,000 women die from back street abortions” every year in Malawi. Read more here.
Tennessee Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Reinstated by Federal Appeals Court. A federal appeals court has allowed a Tennessee law that bans abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome to take effect, reversing an earlier court order blocking the law. Read more here.
New Report Compares Abortion Laws Around the World. A new report from the Family Research Council compares abortion laws around the world and notes that only six countries allow abortion through the entirety of pregnancy. Read more here.
FL Teen Wins Appeal to Seek Abortion Without Parental Consent. A teen in Tampa, Florida won an appeal in district court for the right to talk to a doctor and ultimately have a medical abortion without parental consent. Read more here.
Nearly 90 Percent of GPs in Ireland Refuse to Provide Abortions. According to recent figures, fewer than one in nine general practitioners in Ireland are providing abortion services, despite the practice being legalized in 2019. Read more here.
Ohio Judge Again Blocks Bill Governing Disposal of Aborted Fetal Remains. An Ohio law requiring aborted fetal remains to be buried or cremated was placed on hold again by a Hamilton County judge. Read more here.
Gov Noem’s Abortion Ban Stifled by House Lawmakers. A South Dakota House committee declined to consider a bill from Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at banning nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Study: Men Play Large Role in Women’s Abortion Decision. Men play a critical role in determining whether a woman chooses to have an abortion, according to a new Care Net survey. Read more here.
Pro-Life Monument to Be Place in Guatemala’s National Palace. On March 9, a special ceremony in the National Palace of Guatemala will recognize the country as the “Pro-Life Capital of Ibero-America.” Read more here.
U.S. Bill Would Require Abortionists to Report Suspected Trafficking Victims. Legislation proposed by Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina would require abortion providers to file a report with the National Human Trafficking Hotline if they suspect a patient at the clinic is a victim of human trafficking. Read more here.
Ecuador’s President Vows to Veto Abortion Bill. President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador declared that he will veto a bill that Congress is debating to regulate abortion in cases of rape. Read more here.
UN Human Rights Body Gives Pass to Iceland’s Targeting of Disabled Children. At a UN human rights meeting in Geneva, only two governments criticized Iceland on its extremely high rate of selective abortion of children with Down syndrome. Read more here.
FDA Data on Chemical Abortions Scrutinized in New Study. A new study claims to have found a “significant” gap in the federal government’s reporting on complications from the abortion pill known as mifepristone, raising questions about how informed officials were when they deregulated its use. Read more here.
South Carolina Defends Heartbeat Law in Court. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for and against a South Carolina law which bans most abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Alabama Abortion Facility Cited Again for Using Rusty Surgical Instruments. An Alabama abortion facility has failed a licensing inspection after staff were found to be using rusty, unsanitary surgical equipment on women. Read more here.
Gov Declares Nebraska a Pro-Life State. Acting Gov. Mike Foley, with the support of Gov. Ricketts, declared Nebraska to be a pro-life state with a proclamation recognizing the “human dignity of the unborn.” Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Activist Terminates Pregnancy in Live Television Interview. A pro-abortion activist took an abortion pill during a live television interview, claiming the pill “is going to end a pregnancy” and is “incredibly safe.” Read more here.
Irish Govt Set to Appoint Independent Chair to Review Abortion Laws. The Irish government is reportedly set to appoint attorney Marie O’Shea as the independent chair of a review into the state’s abortion laws. Read more here.
Rioters Throw Smoke Bombs at Pro-Life Texas Students. A pro-life educational conference in Texas was disrupted by abortion activists who threw smoke bombs at a group of students. Read more here.
U.S. Congressman Introduces Bill to Replace ‘Fetus’ With ‘Unborn Child’ in Federal Law. Congressman Doug Lamborn introduced the Recognizing the Unborn Act which would replace the term “fetus” with “unborn child” through the entirety of federal law. Read more here.
Arizona Bill Would Restrict Abortion Once a Heartbeat Can Be Detected. An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a heartbeat bill that would prohibit most abortions in the state after a preborn child’s heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Down Syndrome Advocate Speaks at Packed U.S. March for Life. Down syndrome rights activist Katie Shaw spoke before a crowd of tens of thousands at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., emphasizing to attendees that each life holds value. Read more here.
EU President Vows to Sign Pro-Abortion Pact. The new European Union president has promised to sign a pact that “guarantees women’s access to abortion and contraceptives” within the EU. Read more here.
Biden Increases Contribution to Pro-Abortion UNICEF Program. The U.S. government announced $37 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait, a global fund that promotes abortion and comprehensive sexuality education. Read more here.
SCOTUS Declines to Remand Texas Abortion Case Back to Federal Court. The Supreme Court rejected a request to remand Texas’ six-week abortion law back to a federal district court, marking another setback for abortion advocates. Read more here.
Macron Calls for Adding Abortion Protections to EU Charter. French President Emmanuel Macron told the EU Parliament that he would seek to enshrine the right to abortion into the EU charter. Read more here.
Colombia Judges Split on Removing Abortion From Penal Code. Eight judges from Colombia’s constitutional court are evenly split over whether abortion should be eliminated from the penal code. Read more here.
Japanese Doctors Raise Concerns About Abortion Pill. The abortion pill soon may be available in Japan, and some Japanese doctors are raising concerns about potential side effects to women, as well as the easy availability of the drug. Read more here.
Virginia Gov Names Diversity Officer to Be ‘Ambassador for Unborn Children.’ Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin named a new diversity officer and added a unique responsibility to her job description: advocate for the unborn. Read more here.
U.S. University Defends Using Aborted Baby Parts in Research. The University of Pittsburgh continued to defend its gruesome experiments involving aborted baby body parts, citing a new investigation that found its research is “fully compliant” with state and federal laws. Read more here.
Poll: 71 Percent of Americans Support Abortion Restrictions. A new Marist University poll shows a majority of Americans both support restrictions on abortion and want to return abortion restrictions to the states. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Demand FDA Explain Inaccurate Prenatal Tests. Republican lawmakers are demanding answers from the Food and Drug Administration following a report that the vast majority of noninvasive prenatal tests, often used to justify abortion, are inaccurate. Read more here.
Pro-Abortionists Call for End to 12-Week Abortion Limit in Irish Republic. The Irish Family Planning Association is calling for the reversal of legislation protecting the unborn from abortion beyond twelve weeks’ gestation. Read more here.
Texas Abortion Law Challenge Sent to State Supreme Court. A panel of judges on the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has sent the legal fight over the Texas law that bans most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy to the Texas Supreme Court. Read more here.
Scholarships, Loan Relief for Abortion Workers in CA Budget Proposal. A $20 million proposal in California’s draft budget would offer repayment of student loans for health care workers who commit to providing abortions, as well as scholarships for prospective abortion industry workers. Read more here.
Poll: Over Half of U.S. Millennials Want Abortions Banned After Heart Starts Beating. A new poll shows that 52 percent of millennials say they want either no abortion or abortion only in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger once a baby’s heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Germany to End Ban on Doctors Advertising Abortion Services. Germany’s justice minister launched a drive to remove from the country’s criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services. Read more here.
WV Bill Would Ban Most Abortions After 15 Weeks. Legislation introduced in West Virginia would ban abortions after 15 weeks gestation, similar to a Mississippi law currently being debated at the Supreme Court. Read more here.
Poll: Abortion Grows as Priority Issue for U.S. Democrats. With Roe v. Wade facing its strongest threat in decades, a new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government. Read more here.
Skulls, Bones of Aborted Fetuses Found Outside Hospital in India. As many as 11 skulls and 54 bones of fetuses were found at a private hospital in India during the investigation of a separate case of illegal abortion, police said. Read more here.
Independent Chair of Irish Abortion Law Review to Be Appointed. An independent chair to review the operation of Ireland’s abortion laws will reportedly be appointed before the end of the month. Read more here.
Dozens of Pro-Life Groups Tell U.S. Senate to Reject Abortion Activist as FDA Commissioner. A coalition of nearly fifty pro-life groups sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging members to oppose the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf for Food and Drug Administration commissioner. Read more here.
NJ Gov Set to Sign Bill Allowing Abortion Up to Birth. Legislators in New Jersey have passed a bill that will expand abortion in the state, and Gov. Phil Murphy has indicated his intent to sign it into law. Read more here.
Florida Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Abortion After 15 Weeks. Lawmakers in Florida filed a bill seeking to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions in cases of serious medical emergencies for the mother or fatal fetal abnormalities. Read more here.
Second Stay Sought Against Ohio Law on Aborted Fetal Remains. Ohio abortion providers have again sued to block a state law requiring that fetal remains from surgical abortions be cremated or buried. Read more here.
Report: Pro-Abortion Orgs Are Working to Affirm Abortion Access in Michigan. A coalition of pro-abortion advocates are reportedly aiming to compile enough signatures from Michigan voters to change the state’s constitution to affirm abortion rights. Read more here.
March for Life Chicago Expected to Draw Thousands. Thousands of pro-life advocates from Illinois and the Midwest are expected to gather for the March for Life Chicago, in part to protest repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Read more here.
South Dakota Lawmakers Approve Abortion Pill Restrictions. South Dakota legislators have approved the abortion pill restrictions previously established through executive order which require that women take the abortion pill only at a licensed abortion facility. Read more here.
Abortion Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2021. Abortion was the leading cause of death globally in 2021, with nearly 43 million unborn babies killed in the womb, according to data provided by Worldometer. Read more here.
NH Legislature Kills Bill Repealing Ultrasound Requirement Before Abortion. An attempt to repeal a New Hampshire law that requires women to be provided with an ultrasound of her unborn baby before an abortion failed in the state House. Read more here.
2022 D.C. March for Life to Proceed as Planned. Organizers of the March for Life, which will take place days after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s vaccination mandate takes effect, announced that the annual event will proceed as planned. Read more here.
NYT Report Fuels Concerns That Many Abortions Are Based on False Test Results. Pro-life leaders are disturbed by a recent New York Times investigation that found some prenatal blood tests have alarmingly high false positive results for genetic disorders that frequently result in the abortion of unborn children. Read more here.
Law Reformers in Cayman Islands Open Discussion on Legalizing Abortion. The Law Reform Commission has opened a public consultation on reforming the prohibition in the Cayman Islands on almost all abortions. Read more here.
NE State Senator Proposes Expanded Access to Abortions. Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha said she will introduce bills to expand access to abortion services in Nebraska, including a bill to allow abortion pills by mail. Read more here.
Ohio Gov Signs ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that imposes criminal penalties on doctors who do not administer medical care to a baby that is born alive after a failed abortion attempt. Read more here.
New Abortion Restrictions Take Effect in New Hampshire. The Family Life Protection Act went into effect in New Hampshire, prohibiting abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Longtime Abortion Advocate Appointed to Lead UNICEF. UN Secretary-General Guterres announced the appointment of Catherine Russell, a longtime supporter of abortion and gender policy, to lead UNICEF. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court to Hear Texas Abortion Case. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on January 7 regarding enforcement of the Texas abortion law. Read more here.
Germany Moves to Scrap Ban on Advertising Abortions. Germany’s justice minister says he will soon present legislation to remove from the country’s criminal code a ban on doctors advertising abortions. Read more here.
Oxford Doc Shows Backstreet Abortion Numbers in Malawi are ‘Misrepresented.’ An Oxford University researcher has found that figures from the World Health Organization, which purport to show that large numbers of women die from backstreet abortions in Malawi, are “demonstrably … misrepresented or even fabricated.” Read more here.
NI Bishops Decry Vote Allowing Abortion of Disabled. The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland denounced a vote by the Northern Ireland Assembly denying protection from abortion to babies affected with non-fatal disabilities. Read more here.
Guttmacher Reports Record Number of Abortion Restrictions Passed in U.S. in 2021. The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization, reported that “106 abortion restrictions had been enacted in 19 states” during 2021, marking “the highest total in any year” since 1973. Read more here.
Leading Int’l Abortion Provider Admits 1 in 20 Medical Abortions Fail to Complete. Marie Stopes Australia has admitted that over 5 percent of women have fragments of the baby and/or placenta remaining in their uterus following a medical abortion. Read more here.
Report: Abortion Activists Plan to Shuttle Women to Mexico for Abortions. Mexican activists are preparing to shuttle abortion-seeking women from Texas and other states into Mexico, where they can legally terminate their pregnancies, the New York Times reported. Read more here.
MPs Speak Out Against Attempts to Force More Abortion on Northern Ireland. A number of MPs are resisting pressure to commission abortion services in Northern Ireland, arguing that abortion is supposed to be a devolved issue. Read more here.
Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Heartbeat Abortion Ban. A Missouri state representative has introduced a bill that would prohibit the termination of a pregnancy once a heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Nearly Half of NSW Down’s Syndrome Parents Feel Pressured to Have Abortion. According to a new survey of 320 parents from New South Wales, Australia, 49 percent of families felt pressured by healthcare providers to have an abortion after Down’s syndrome was prenatally diagnosed. Read more here.
Illinois Gov Signs Bill Ending Parental Notification for Teen Abortions. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that allows minor girls to obtain abortions without their parents’ knowledge. Read more here.
Incoming German Govt Faces Opposition to Allowing Commercial Abortion Advertising. The German government is facing opposition over plans to alter the abortion law by allowing commercial advertising on abortion and making abortion funded under public health insurance. Read more here.
Biden Admin Permanently Lifts Restrictions on Abortion Pills. The Biden administration permanently rescinded rules requiring women to obtain abortion drugs in person, allowing patients to receive pills by mail instead of via certified health providers. Read more here.
SCOTUS Sends Texas Abortion Case to More Conservative Court Against Wishes of Abortion Providers. The U.S. Supreme Court sent a case regarding the Texas abortion law back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, receiving some pushback from pro-abortion advocates in the process. Read more here.
Gates Foundation Gives Grants to Journalists to Run Pro-Abortion Articles in Europe. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding grants to pay journalists to run pro-abortion articles in European media outlets. Read more here.
Ireland Legislature Blocks Vote on Bill Requiring Fetal Pain Relief During Abortion. According to the Pro-Life Campaign in Ireland, the Irish government announced it would be tabling an amendment on the fetal pain bill to block it from moving forward. Read more here.
Ohio Legislature Passes Bill to Require Life-Saving Treatment for Babies Who Survive Abortions. The Ohio Senate gave final approval of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act after the state House passed it with several minor changes. Read more here.
Arizona Asks SCOTUS to Allow Law Barring Abortions for Fetal Abnormalities. Arizona is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a law in the state that bans abortions due to certain genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome. Read more here.
French National Assembly Votes to Extend Legal Time Limit for Abortions. The National Assembly of France approved a bill to extend the legal time limit for abortions from 12 to 14 weeks. Read more here.
NI Bill to Stop Abortions for Non-Fatal Disabilities Is Rejected. A Northern Ireland bill to prohibit abortions in cases of non-fatal disabilities has fallen after a tight vote at Stormont. Read more here.
Guatemala to Be Declared Latin American Pro-Life Capital. President Alejandro Giammattei announced that next year Guatemala will be declared the Latin American pro-life capital. Read more here.
Canada Installs First-Ever Safe Surrender Baby Box. Canada’s first-ever safe surrender baby box has been installed in a fire station in Strathmore, Alberta. Read more here.
AMA Adopts Policy on Protecting Access to Abortion Training. The American Medical Association has resolved to give more support for training medical students in abortion, potentially creating pressures for medical students who object to the procedure. Read more here.
Fetal Pain Relief Bill in Ireland Moves to Second Stage. A bill to make fetal pain relief a legal requirement prior to any abortion performed after 20 weeks gestation will be debated in the Irish Parliament. Read more here.
SCOTUS Allows Challenge to Texas Abortion Law to Proceed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a challenge to the Texas heartbeat abortion law can proceed; however, it held that the state can continuing enforcing the law as it is adjudicated. Read more here.
Abortion Group Applauds Biden’s Nominee to Head Global Women’s Issues. President Biden’s nomination of Geeta Rao Gupta to head the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the Department of State has garnered the support of the largest abortion group in the United States. Read more here.
State Judge Rules Citizen Enforcement of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional. A judge in Texas ruled that a law prohibiting abortions after about six weeks violated the state’s constitution because it allows private citizens to sue abortion providers. Read more here.
Poll: 56% of Americans Support Abortion Restrictions After 15 Weeks. A new poll found that 56% of Americans want to limit abortions to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy or sooner. Read more here.
South Dakota Gov Appeals Abortion Ruling. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is appealing a district court ruling that stops the state from enforcing part of a state law that would require a woman to consult with a crisis pregnancy center before having an abortion. Read more here.
Biden Attorney to SCOTUS: Better to Abort Babies Than Place Them for Adoption. President Biden’s solicitor general dismissed adoption as a loving alternative to abortion in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the so-called “right” to abortion keeps a woman from having “a child out in the world.” Read more here.
Ohio House Passes Born Alive Infant Protection Act. The Ohio House passed a bill that would require medical treatment be administered to babies born alive after a botched abortion. Read more here.
NJ Gov Uses Backdoor Plan to Allow Nurses, Midwives to Perform Abortions. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to begin allowing nurses and midwives to abort first trimester unborn babies. Read more here.
CA Lawmakers, Activists Prepare to Make State a ‘Sanctuary’ for Abortion. Pro-abortion clinics, activists and lawmakers in California are spearheading an initiative to make the state a “sanctuary” for the procedure by subsidizing travel and lodging for out-of-state women seeking an abortion. Read more here.
U.S. Congressman Introduces Bill to Replace ‘Fetus’ With ‘Unborn Child’ in Federal Laws. Congressman Doug Lamborn has introduced new legislation that would replace the term “fetus” with “unborn child” throughout federal law in order to emphasize the humanity of unborn babies. Read more here.
U.S. Politicians Call for Codification of Roe v. Wade. Politicians are calling for the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade to be codified into law following the recent hearing of a Mississippi pro-life law by the Supreme Court. Read more here.
Three BPAS Abortion Facilities Receive ‘Inadequate’ Safety Ratings, Could Lose Registration. Three British Pregnancy Advisory Service abortion facilities received an “inadequate” report for safety after surprise inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Read more here.
Teachers in Malta Free to Show Graphic Abortion Video, Ministry Says After Complaints. Teachers are free to show graphic videos about abortion to 15-year-old pupils, the Education Ministry of Malta has said after receiving complaints from a pro-choice parent organization. Read more here.
Wisconsin Gov Vetoes Five Pro-Life Bills. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed five pro-life bills, including one that would ban discriminatory abortions and another that would ensure the treatment of babies born alive after a botched abortion. Read more here.
Israeli Health Minister Planning Reform of Abortion Rules. Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz intends to spearhead major reforms to the country’s abortion policies with the aim of making it easier for women to abort their unborn child. Read more here.
WH Confirms Biden’s Support of Bill Allowing Abortions Up to Birth. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed during a press conference that Joe Biden supports a radical bill in Congress that would overturn every pro-life law in America and usher in abortions up to birth nationwide. Read more here.
Chile Rejects Proposed Law Decriminalizing Abortion Up to 14 Weeks. The Chamber of Deputies of Chile voted against the Law for the Decriminalization of Abortion up to 14 weeks of gestation. Read more here.
SCOTUS Justices Grill Lawyers on Fetal Viability, Constitutional Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a potential landmark abortion rights case, during which they examined the legal standards for abortion laws based on the interests of women and protecting life. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Protestors Allegedly Take Abortion Pills Outside SCOTUS. Outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, pro-abortion protesters allegedly ingested abortion pills as the court prepared to hear arguments over a case that could dramatically alter abortion in the United States. Read more here.
UK: Over 10,000 Women Needed Hospital Treatment After Using Abortion Pills. A study has suggested that more than 10,000 women had to receive hospital treatment following the use of medical abortion pills in England between April 2020 and September 2021. Read more here.
Justice Sotomayor Compares Unborn Babies to Braindead People Reacting to Stimuli. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor compared unborn babies to braindead people during oral arguments in the landmark abortion case currently before the court. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Demand Google Stop Censoring Pro-Life Ads. Republican lawmakers are again demanding that Google cease censoring abortion pill reversal ads from the pro-life organization Live Action. Read more here.
Bill to Ban Sex-Selective Abortion Introduced to NSW Parliament. A new bill which seeks to make sex-selective abortion illegal is being introduced to the parliament of the Australian state of New South Wales. Read more here.
UK Abortion Clinic Placed Into Special Measures by Govt Inspectors. Care Quality Commission inspectors ruled that an abortion clinic in Doncaster, England scored “inadequate” marks for safety and may be shut down if enough improvements are not made. Read more here.
SCOTUS Set to Hear Arguments in Major Abortion Case. The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments regarding a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Report: Texas Women Are Traveling to New England for Abortion Services. Texas women seeking abortions are reportedly traveling to Maine to undergo the procedure. Read more here.
Germany’s New Govt to Nix 1930s Abortion Law. Germany’s new government plans to do away with a law that forbids doctors from providing information about abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Abortions Rise Slightly for Second Year in a Row. Abortion rose slightly in the United States in 2019 for the second year in a row, signaling a potential new trend after abortions had been declining for much of the decade. Read more here.
Pro-Life Ad Campaign Launched Ahead of SCOTUS Abortion Arguments. A pro-life organization has launched a $2.5 million advertising campaign urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade as the justices are slated to hear oral arguments in a major abortion case. Read more here.
Netherlands to Finance Abortions for Women From Poland. The Dutch parliament adopted a resolution approving the use of state funds to help Polish women obtain abortions. Read more here.
Ireland: 90 Percent Support Women Being Offered Alternatives Before Abortion. Almost 90% of people in Ireland believe that women should be offered information about alternatives before proceeding with abortion, according to new research. Read more here.
Hundreds of Women Hurt by Abortion Tell SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v. Wade. Hundreds of women harmed by second and third trimester abortions urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in a joint amicus brief. Read more here.
Attempt to Introduce Extreme Changes to UK Abortion Law Fails. An attempt to hijack the UK government’s flagship Health and Care Bill with an extreme abortion proposal has failed, in a significant pro-life victory. Read more here.
Canadians Rally on Parliament Hill to Save Pro-Life Charities Threatened by Trudeau. Canadians rallied on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in an effort to save pregnancy resource centers under attack by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who has promised to strip them of their charitable tax status. Read more here.
One Hundred U.S. Lawmakers Reintroducing Conscience Protection Bill. One hundred GOP lawmakers are reintroducing legislation to protect conscience rights and prevent retaliation against health care workers who won’t participate in abortions. Read more here.
Court in Colombia Set to Rule on Decriminalizing Abortion. Colombia’s Constitutional Court is set to rule on a case that could decriminalize abortion in the country. Read more here.
Approval Sought for First Abortion Pill in Japan. Pharmaceutical company Linepharma International reportedly plans to seek approval for Japan’s first abortion pill following successful trials in the country. Read more here.
Abortion Provider Org Says Independent Abortion Clinics Closing at ‘Alarming Rate.’ Abortion clinics are closing at an “alarming rate,” according to the Abortion Care Network, a membership organization of independent abortion providers. Read more here.
Eight Additional States Join Fight Against Biden Title X Rule on Abortion. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen led eight states in filing an amicus brief supporting 12 other states’ lawsuit against the new Title X program rule which forces taxpayers to subsidize abortion. Read more here.
Texas Abortion Ban Stays in Force as SCOTUS Justices Mull Outcome. More than two weeks have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court’s rushed arguments over Texas’ unique abortion law without any word from the justices. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Group Urges Lawmakers to Block FDA From Easing Access to Abortion Pills. A major pro-life group is asking lawmakers to stop President Biden’s administration from stealthily easing Food and Drug Administration regulations on abortion pills. Read more here.
UN General Assembly Adds Abortion Language to Resolutions on Clean Water and Rare Diseases. Delegates from Russia and Gulf nations complained about the addition of abortion-related terms to General Assembly resolutions on rare diseases and access to clean water and sanitation. Read more here.
European Parliament Condemns Polish Abortion Law. The European Parliament passed a resolution condemning Poland’s near-total ban on abortions. Read more here.
MPs Propose Major Changes to UK Abortion Laws. A cross-party group of MPs has come together to introduce three amendments to the government’s flagship Health and Care Bill that propose major changes to abortion law. Read more here.
Report: CA Gov Aims to Boost State’s ‘Abortion Infrastructure.’ California Gov. Gavin Newsom is reportedly working to boost the state’s “abortion infrastructure” to accommodate more out-of-state women seeking abortions. Read more here.
Study: U.S. Chemical Abortions Saw 500% Increase in Rate of ER Visits. A new U.S. study claims that emergency room visit rates related to chemical abortions increased by 507% (8.5 to 51.7 per 1,000) between 2002 and 2015. Read more here.
Boston Gives Employees 12 Weeks Paid Leave After Abortion. The City of Boston now allows its employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave with pay when they abort their unborn babies. Read more here.
Irish Labour Party Adopts Policy to Make Abortions Legal Up to Birth. The Labour Party in Ireland has adopted a policy to support making abortion legal up until birth without any restrictions. Read more here.
Poll: Plurality of Americans Support Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions. A new poll from Marquette Law School found that a plurality of Americans across the country supports a ban on abortions after 15 weeks. Read more here.
UK DIY Home Abortions Resulted in Three Times as Many Ambulance Calls As Clinic Abortions. Data obtained from five NHS Ambulance Trusts in England show that emergency responses for chemical abortion complications were three times higher for women who received the abortion pill in the mail versus those who had a chemical abortion at a clinic. Read more here.
Tennessee Abortion Waiting Period to Remain in Effect. Pregnant women in Tennessee will continue to be required to wait at least 48 hours before getting abortions after reproductive rights advocates declined to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced. Read more here.
Penn State Students Call Lack of Abortion Access on Campus ‘Disgusting.’ Pro-abortion Pennsylvania State University students complaining about a lack of access to abortion on campus are calling on fellow students to join their cause in increasing abortion’s availability. Read more here.
Catholic University of America Removes Abortion From Its Health Care Plan. The Catholic University of America swiftly removed coverage of abortions from its student health insurance after an investigation revealed that the plans violated Catholic teachings. Read more here.
Abortion Advocates Call on Judge to Declare Texas Law Unconstitutional. Abortion advocates pressed a state district judge to declare Texas’s controversial abortion ban unconstitutional, contending that the private enforcement provision creates a number of legal problems. Read more here.
Alabama Boy Sets Record as Most Premature Baby to Survive. A boy from Alabama who was born at 21 weeks of pregnancy set a world record for being the earliest premature baby to survive. Read more here.
Report: Waiting Period Saved Almost 1,500 Babies From Abortion in Ireland. Almost 1,500 women did not go through with their abortion after an initial consultation and a three-day consideration or waiting period, newly released data in Ireland has revealed. Read more here.
Slovakia Narrowly Rejects Proposed Law Restricting Access to Abortion. Slovakia’s parliament narrowly rejected proposed legislation that would have tightened access to abortion in the European Union country. Read more here.
U.S. State Dept Labels Abortion a ‘Human Right’ in Updated Report. The Biden State Department updated its annual Human Rights Report to include a section on each country about “reproductive rights,” a phrase commonly used by the pro-choice community to reference abortion. Read more here.
U.S. HHS Secretary Refuses to Address Accusations That He Violated Federal Conscience Protections. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is refusing to address allegations by Republican lawmakers that he violated federal conscience protections and worked at the “behest of the abortion industry.” Read more here.
Poland Clarifies Abortion Law After Protests Over Mother’s Death. Poland’s health ministry has reminded doctors that abortions are legal in some cases after the country’s strict laws on the practice were implicated in a pregnant woman’s death. Read more here.
Bill Introduced in NSW to Punish Crimes That Cause Loss of Unborn Fetus. A bill proposing harsher penalties for crimes that result in the loss of an unborn baby has been introduced in the parliament of New South Wales, Australia. Read more here.
Slovakia’s Parliament Debates Pro-Life Bill. Slovakia’s parliament is debating a bill which aims to increase assistance to pregnant women and reduce the number of abortions in the country. Read more here.
EP Set to Condemn Poland’s Abortion Rules. The European Parliament is set to approve a resolution condemning Poland’s near-total ban on abortion against a backdrop of street protests in response to the restrictions. Read more here.
U.S. Magazine Creates Website Promoting Abortion as ‘Essential to Democracy.’ Ms. magazine has partnered with a New York-based law and policy institute to create a microsite called “Abortion Is Essential to Democracy.” Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Docs Launch Campaign Promoting Abortion Pill Reversal. Three major pro-life organizations have produced a video and web page offering detailed information about the science and success of abortion pill reversal. Read more here.
NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Airs Skit Celebrating Abortion. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” ran a skit with cast member Cecily Strong dressed as a clown named “Goober” boasting that she had had an abortion before her 23rd birthday. Read more here.
Protests Against Abortion Law Erupt in Poland After Woman’s Death. Thousands of people gathered in Polish cities to protest the country’s near-total ban on abortion, claiming the restrictive laws had caused a pregnant woman’s death. Read more here.
Ohio Senate Passes Bill Mandating Doctors Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion. A bill passed by the Ohio Senate creates a new crime of “purposely failing to take measures to preserve the health or life of a child.” Read more here.
U.S. Makes First Contribution to UN Distributor of Abortion Supplies. The U.S. State Department announced an inaugural $5 million contribution to a UNFPA fund which purchases and distributes medical supplies, including abortion-inducing drugs and devices. Read more here.
Democrats Hold Hearing on Texas Abortion Ban, Call Saving Babies ‘Devastating.’ During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Democrat lawmakers demanded that the Texas heartbeat abortion ban be declared unconstitutional and declared that it was “devastating for families.” Read more here.
Feminists Claim Abortion Necessary to Fight Global Warming. Feminist and family planning NGOs are encouraging the use of “voluntary family planning” as a “cost-effective solution” to slow population growth and mitigate the effects of climate change. Read more here.
Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Abortion Ban Similar to Texas’. Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow anyone to sue a doctor who performs an abortion or an individual who “aids or abets” an abortion. Read more here.
Scottish Doctors Say Zoom Abortion Consults Should End. Two former presidents of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow are among medical professionals calling for an end to “DIY” home abortions. Read more here.
Decriminalization of Abortion in Colombia to Be Debated in Constitutional Court. The magistrates of the Constitutional Court of Colombia will soon vote on whether abortion should be withdrawn as one of the crimes contemplated in the Penal Code. Read more here.
Mason, Ohio Becomes 41st City to Outlaw Abortion. The city of Mason, Ohio became the 41st U.S. Sanctuary City for the Unborn when its city council voted to outlaw abortion within the city’s limits. Read more here.
SCOTUS Set to Hear Challenges to Texas Heartbeat Abortion Law. The Supreme Court will hear twin challenges to a Texas law prohibiting abortion after six weeks’ gestation unless a woman’s life is in danger. Read more here.
U.S. Nurse Fired for Refusing to Give Abortion Referrals Wins Wrongful Termination Suit. A Rockford, Illinois nurse has won her case after a judge ruled she was fired illegally for refusing to provide abortion referrals and contraception to patients. Read more here.
UK Woman With Down’s Syndrome to Fight High Court Abortion Ruling. A UK woman with Down’s syndrome says she will continue to fight to change the law that allows abortion up to birth for a fetus with the condition. Read more here.
New Poll Shows Majority of Texas Residents Support Heartbeat Abortion Ban. According to a new poll from the University of Houston/Texas Southern University, 55 percent of Texans support the new law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Bolivian Govt Criticizes Church for Intervening in Girl’s Abortion. The Bolivian government has criticized the Catholic Church for intervening in an 11-year-old girl’s abortion. Read more here.
SCOTUS Orders NY Court to Reconsider Ruling Forcing Catholic Diocese to Cover Abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered New York’s top court to reconsider its ruling against a coalition of charities that challenged the state’s mandate that employers cover abortions in their employee health insurance plans. Read more here.
New Indian Abortion Rules Seek to Make Abortions More Accessible to Minors. New abortion rules released by the government of India recognize minors as a vulnerable category and seek to make abortion services more accessible to them. Read more here.
LA Mom Sues State to Stop Teenage Daughter From Getting Abortion. A Lafayette, Louisiana woman is suing the state to prevent her teenage daughter from having an abortion in a case that takes aim at the state’s “judicial bypass” law. Read more here.
IL Senate Votes to Repeal Law Requiring Parental Notification When Minor Seeks Abortion. The Illinois Senate voted in favor of repealing a law requiring that the parents or guardians of a pregnant minor are alerted when a minor seeks an abortion. Read more here.
Westminster Could Force NI to Offer Abortion Services. Westminster could overrule Stormont and force Northern Ireland to provide abortion services, a leaked letter between ministers has revealed. Read more here.
MA Lawmakers Want Abortion Pills Dispensed on College Campuses. Massachusetts State Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa is sponsoring a bill that would require student health centers to give students abortion pills on demand at public universities, and those that don’t would be required to make referrals. Read more here.
Canadian Program That Stripped Summer Job Funding for Groups Opposed to Abortion Upheld by Federal Court. A legal challenge of the Canadian federal government’s denial of summer job funding for groups that oppose abortion has been dismissed by a Federal Court judge. Read more here.
NI Disability Abortion Bill Passes Committee Stage. A bill has passed the committee stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly which proposes removing the current grounds in the abortion regulations that allow for aborting babies with disabilities. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers, Ambassadors Commemorate Global Declaration Challenging ‘Right’ to Abortion. Lawmakers, ambassadors, and embassy officials gathered in Washington D.C. to commemorate a pro-life, pro-family international declaration signed by the United States during the Trump administration. Read more here.
Russia Joins Global Pro-Life Initiative. The Russian government has joined the pro-life Geneva Consensus Declaration on Women’s Health and Protection of the Family. Read more here.
Texas Sees Large Drop in Abortions Since Heartbeat Abortion Ban Went Into Effect. Texas abortion facilities reported a huge drop in abortion numbers during the first 30 days when the state heartbeat law was in effect, according to new research from the University of Texas at Austin. Read more here.
Florida City Commission Narrowly Passes Resolution Supporting Abortion ‘Rights.’ Tallahassee, Florida city commissioners narrowly passed a resolution urging state lawmakers to protect and promote access to reproductive health care, including abortion. Read more here.
Pope Francis Urges Defense of Human Life ‘From Conception to Natural Death.’ Pope Francis recently stated that the life of every “conceived child” is “sacred and inviolable” while calling for the defense of the unborn. Read more here.
AR County Passes Measure Declaring Itself a Pro-Life County. The Lee County Quorum Court in Arkansas passed a resolution affirming that the county is pro-life and will protect the dignity of the unborn. Read more here.
Nearly 10M Lives Lost Since Abortion Legalized in UK. In the 54 years since the Abortion Act received royal assent in the UK, a staggering 9,789,238 unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion. Read more here.
OK Supreme Court Blocks Three Pro-Life Laws. The Oklahoma Supreme Court voted to temporarily block three laws that placed restrictions on abortion and were set to take effect in the state on November 1. Read more here.
Portland Offers Paid Time Off for City Employees Who Have Abortions. Portland is reportedly the first city in the United States to offer public employees paid time off following an abortion, according to a policy change from its city council. Read more here.
Over 2,500 People March for Life in Austria. Over 2,500 people took to the streets of Vienna during the March for Life demonstration for the protection of unborn children. Read more here.
Biden, Harris Criticized for Unveiling ‘National Gender Strategy’ Promoting Abortion. The Biden administration unveiled a first-ever “National Gender Strategy” which calls for cemented abortion “rights,” among other provisions. Read more here.
Twelve States Sue Biden Admin Over Reversal of Abortion Referral Ban. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, along with 11 other states, filed suit against the Biden administration seeking to restore a ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that President Biden recently reversed. Read more here.
Ohio City Votes to Criminalize Abortion. The city council of Mason, Ohio voted to criminalize abortion as council members voted 4 to 3 to make the city “a sanctuary for the unborn.” Read more here.
Northern Territory Govt Introduces Bill Making It Easier to Obtain Later-Term Abortion. The Northern Territory, Australia government has introduced legislation to parliament to make it easier for women to access later-term abortions. Read more here.
Poles Protest on Anniversary of Ruling Restricting Abortion. Protests were held in Warsaw and other Polish cities to mark the one-year anniversary of a constitutional court ruling that severely restricted abortions in the country. Read more here.
Namibian Churches Call for Referendum on Abortion. The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia has suggested government hold a referendum over the contentious issue of abortion to help gauge the views of all parties. Read more here.
Second D.C. Police Officer Reportedly Told to Have Abortion to Keep Job. A second D.C. police officer has come forward with the claim that she was given an ultimatum to have an abortion in order to keep her job. Read more here.
U.S. March for Life Announces Theme for First March Since Pandemic. The March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced that the theme for the 49th annual march in 2022 will be “Equality Begins in the Womb.” Read more here.
Appeals Court Rules Indiana Can Enforce Law Requiring Reporting of Abortion Complications. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied a Planned Parenthood affiliate’s petition to rehear a lawsuit challenging an Indiana law that requires doctors to report certain abortion complications. Read more here.
Ireland Billboard Campaign Warns About Dramatic Increase in Abortions. A pro-life billboard campaign urging people to “rethink abortion” is alerting the public in Ireland to startling abortion statistics in the three years since its legalization. Read more here.
Sen. Warren Calls SCOTUS ‘Extremist’ Court Willing to ‘Take a Shot at Roe v. Wade.’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed the U.S. Supreme Court as an “extremist court” that was “out of step with the American people” and called on Congress to codify Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
NZ Court Rules ‘Right’ to Abortion Trumps Conscience Objections of Medics. A lawsuit brought by the New Zealand Health Professionals Alliance alleging that recent changes to the country’s abortion law violated their rights to freedom of conscience and religion has been decided. Read more here.
NBC Teen Drama Portrays School Teacher Helping Student Get Abortion Without Parental Consent. NBC’s teen drama “One of Us Is Lying” ended its season with a plot following a school teacher who helps a teen get a secret abortion without her parents’ knowledge. Read more here.
SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Two Challenges to Texas Abortion Law. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to expedite and hear two challenges to Texas’ new pro-life law which effectively bans most abortions after six weeks. Read more here.
Texas Urges SCOTUS to Maintain Abortion Ban. Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep in place a law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion and urged the justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Rubio Delays Vote on Biden Nominee Over ‘Defense of Infanticide.’ Sen. Marco Rubio has delayed a committee vote on President Biden’s nominee to lead global health development at the U.S. Agency for International Development, citing the nominee’s past comments on gruesome partial-birth abortion techniques. Read more here.
NI Bill to Stop Abortion Up to Birth for Disabilities Passes Committee Stage. A bill to abolish discriminatory abortions for disabled babies in Northern Ireland passed the committee stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Foreign Operations Bill Attacks Pro-Life Policies. U.S. Senate Democrats released the annual foreign operations funding bill which cuts federal pro-life policies and opens new funding streams for global abortion groups and the UN population control agency. Read more here.
El Salvador Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Reject Challenge to Abortion Ban. El Salvador’s Congress voted to uphold the country’s complete abortion ban, ruling against terminations even in exceptional circumstances. Read more here.
D.C. Asst Chief Told to Have an Abortion or Be Fired. Washington D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson revealed that when she became pregnant as a young police cadet, she was told she had to have an abortion to keep her job. Read more here.
Benin MPs Vote to Legalize Abortion. Parliamentarians in Benin have voted to legalize abortion in the West African country where it was already authorized under restricted conditions. Read more here.
Wisconsin Senate Passes Package of Bills to Limit Abortion. Lawmakers in the Wisconsin Senate passed a group of bills which would limit abortion by reducing funding for abortion providers, banning abortions based on sex or race, and requiring doctors to provide comprehensive information to patients. Read more here.
New Jersey to Allow Midwives, Nurses Perform Abortions Under New Regulation. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has approved a regulation change that allows physician assistants, nurses and midwives to perform abortions. Read more here.
Two Bills in Contention Regarding ‘Safe Access’ for Irish Women Seeking Abortions. Legislation to provide safe access “without harassment” for women seeking abortions in Ireland has been introduced by a senator, and another bill is being drafted by the government. Read more here.
Thousands Gather in Warsaw for Poland’s March for Life. Five thousand people participated in Poland’s 16th annual March for Life and the Family, which took place in Warsaw. Read more here.
Michigan Heartbeat Bill Would Ban Most Abortions. A Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation which would make abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Groups Make Public Education Push Highlighting Abortion Toll. Pro-life organizations are rolling out mass education efforts in an attempt to inform the public about the consequences of abortion before the Supreme Court hears a prominent abortion case. Read more here.
Biden Admin Asks SCOTUS to Block Texas Heartbeat Law. After weeks of legal battles over a recently enacted Texas law that prohibits abortions once a heartbeat is detected, the Biden Administration has asked the Supreme Court to block its enforcement. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Democrats Ditch Hyde Amendment in Funding Bills. Senate Democrats for the first time in decades left out an amendment from their annual government funding bills that blocks people from using Medicaid or other federal health programs to cover abortion services. Read more here.
Appeals Court Sets Date to Hear South Carolina Heartbeat Law. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has set the week of December 6th to hear the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Abortion Protection Act that is being challenged by Planned Parenthood and currently enjoined by a local federal judge. Read more here.
Texas Abortion Law to Remain in Effect, Appeals Court Rules. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said it will allow Texas’s heartbeat abortion law to remain in effect while it considers an appeal of a judge’s order blocking the new law. Read more here.
Biden Admin to Ask SCOTUS to Block Texas Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly planning to ask the Supreme Court to block the Texas heartbeat abortion ban after a federal appeals court ruled that the law could remain in effect. Read more here.
High Court: NI Secretary Fails to Comply With Duties Over Abortion Law. A UK High Court judge has ruled the secretary of state for Northern Ireland has failed to comply with his duty to “expeditiously” provide abortion services to women in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Study: Six Percent of Abortion Pill Users Went to Urgent Care With Complications. An abortion pill study sponsored by Gynuity Health Projects found that 70 out of 1,157 participants (6%) faced complications from the abortion pill which resulted in ER or urgent care visits. Read more here.
Abortions in India Now Allowed Up to 24 Weeks in Some Cases. Under new government rules in India, the gestational limit for abortions has been increased from 20 to 24 weeks for some categories of women. Read more here.
UN Health Expert to Promote Abortion at General Assembly. The UN’s special rapporteur on the right to health will present her annual report to the UN General Assembly wherein she calls access to abortion “a component of the right to … sexual and reproductive health.” Read more here.
SCOTUS Must Return Abortion Debate to Voters and Legislatures, Says Mississippi Brief. The Mississippi attorney general and other state officials filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging them to return abortion law to the people and their representatives in state legislatures. Read more here.
U.S. DOJ Again Presses to Halt Texas Abortion Law. The Department of Justice has again urged the courts to step in and suspend the new Texas heartbeat abortion law. Read more here.
SCOTUS Weighs Kentucky Official’s Bid to Defend Abortion Law. U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled a willingness to let Kentucky’s attorney general defend his state’s statute banning dismemberment abortions after the Kentucky governor dropped the case. Read more here.
AMA President Calls Law Limiting Abortion an ‘Unconstitutional Attack on Reproductive Health.’ The president of the American Medical Association wrote a column expressing the organization’s support for abortion, calling it an “important component of reproductive health care.” Read more here.
Guatemala Joins Pro-Life Geneva Consensus Declaration. The president of Guatemala has added his country to the Geneva Consensus Declaration which declares that abortion is not an international right. Read more here.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against CT Law Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. A pro-life pregnancy center in Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit against a state law that forces pro-life centers to comply with state-approved speech or face punishment. Read more here.
Texas Clinics Cancel Abortions After Court Reinstates Ban. Texas clinics canceled abortion appointments they had booked during a 48-hour reprieve before the Texas heartbeat abortion ban was reinstated by a federal appeals court. Read more here.
Constitutional Challenge of Canada’s Abortion Laws Struck Down. The Federal Court of Appeal rejected a constitutional challenge of Canada’s abortion laws, saying the abortion opponent’s case was built on moral opinions and not legal proof or material facts. Read more here.
NZ Eases Restrictions on Chemical Abortions. Restrictions on who can provide chemical abortion services have been changed in a move to make it easier for New Zealanders to receive early abortion care. Read more here.
Pro-Life Politician Selected as NSW Premier. New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has been selected to take over as Premier of Australia’s largest state and is coming under media scrutiny for his pro-life views. Read more here.
Texas Heartbeat Abortion Ban Reinstated by Appeals Court Ruling. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay, effectively pausing U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman’s earlier decision to grant a temporary restraining order against the Texas heartbeat abortion ban. Read more here.
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Heartbeat Ban. A federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking the enforcement of Texas’s heartbeat abortion law which allows private citizens to sue providers that perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Abortions Resume in Texas After Judge Halts Law. Abortions quickly resumed in at least six Texas clinics after a federal judge halted the heartbeat abortion ban. Read more here.
European Parliament Calls for Repeal of New Texas Abortion Restriction. Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution expressing support to all those engaged in legal challenges against the Texas heartbeat abortion ban, which they deem to be “a flagrant violation of the rights of women living in the state.” Read more here.
Progressive Pro-Life Group Holds First Rally Outside SCOTUS. A new pro-life organization aimed at mobilizing progressives and those on the political left launched at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more here.
States Enact Record Number of Abortion Restrictions in 2021. States have enacted more than 100 abortion restrictions this year in what has become the most restrictive year for abortion access since Roe v. Wade, a new analysis found. Read more here.
Texas Supreme Court Refuses to Resume a Lawsuit Challenging New State Abortion Law. The Texas Supreme Court denied a request from Planned Parenthood to resume its lawsuit that challenges the state’s near-total abortion ban. Read more here.
UK Abortion Provider Wins ‘Women’s Health Team of the Year.’ The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has been awarded “Women’s Health Team of the Year” by the British Medical Journal, specifically for its telemedicine abortion program implemented during the pandemic. Read more here.
Oklahoma Judge Blocks Pro-Life Abortion Laws. An Oklahoma judge temporarily blocked two new abortion laws which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and add abortion to a list of unprofessional conduct by doctors, ruling they are likely unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
High Court Told Stormont Has ‘No Duty’ to Follow Westminster Order on Abortion. Stormont departments have “no duty” to follow a government direction to set up abortion services in Northern Ireland, the High Court in Belfast heard during a legal challenge over abortion laws. Read more here.
NI Secretary Tells High Court He Has Clear Authority to Set Up Abortion Services. Counsel for Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told the High Court that Westminster clearly had the power to order Stormont to set up abortion services in Northern Ireland by 2022. Read more here.
Hundreds of Thousands Attend ‘March for Women and for Life’ in Mexico City. More than 300,000 people participated in a march in favor of women and of life in Mexico City, with more than 1 million participants attending associated marches across the country. Read more here.
Biden Signals He’d Sign Reconciliation Bill That Includes Hyde Amendment. President Joe Biden signaled that he would be willing to sign a reconciliation bill that included the Hyde Amendment which prohibits government funding from going to most abortions. Read more here.
Abortionist Sued for Malpractice Over Injuries Sustained During Late-Term Abortion. Late-term abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart is being sued by a woman over injuries she received during an abortion procedure done at his Maryland clinic. Read more here.
Arkansas State Senator Proposes Abortion Bill Similar to Texas Heartbeat Ban. Arkansas State Sen. Jason Rapert says he has a bill drafted and ready to present that is similar to a Texas bill which places enforcement of a heartbeat abortion ban in the hands of the people. Read more here.
Wisconsin Legislature to Hear Three Pro-Life Bills. The Wisconsin legislature will consider bills related to protecting unborn babies against discriminatory abortions and informing mothers about the abortion pill reversal process. Read more here.
Biden Admin Revokes Ban on Abortion Referrals From Federally-Funded Clinics. The Biden administration has revoked a rule that barred health care clinics that receive federal funding from providing referrals for abortions. Read more here.
Federal Judge Weighs Decision in Texas Abortion Lawsuit Case. A federal judge heard arguments from both sides of a federal lawsuit over Texas’s new pro-life law and will now make a decision on the case. Read more here.
Thousands Attend ‘Abortion Rights’ Rallies Across U.S. “Abortion rights” activists gathered at more than 600 marches across the United States to demand “reproductive freedoms.” Read more here.
NI Minister Urged to Act After Charity’s Abortion Service Ends Due to Lack of Funds. Northern Ireland’s health minister has been urged to act after a charity service providing an access point for early medical abortions closed due to lack of funding. Read more here.
Biden Admin Urges Judge to Block Texas Abortion Law. The Biden administration urged a federal judge to block the nation’s most restrictive abortion law which has banned most abortions in Texas after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Ohio Considers ‘Trigger Bill’ to Ban Abortions After Roe v. Wade Is Overturned. A new bill in the Ohio Senate would ban all abortions as soon as the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Michigan Gov Vetoes Funding for Abortion Alternatives. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed more than $16 million from the state budget that promoted alternatives to abortion, including $10 million for educational information on adoption. Read more here.
Belgium to Give Funds to Women Unable to Get an Abortion in Poland. The Belgian health minister and equality minister have announced €10,000 of funding to the group Abortion Without Borders which helps people who are unable to access an abortion in Poland. Read more here.
Joe Biden Becomes First U.S. President to Back Abortion as International Human Right. President Joe Biden has endorsed a bill that declares abortion to be an international human right, making him the first U.S. president ever to do so. Read more here.
Wisconsin Senate Passes ‘Born Alive’ Legislation. The Wisconsin Senate approved a bill that would make health care providers guilty of a felony if they let a child that survives an abortion die. Read more here.
Chile Lawmakers Take ‘First Step’ Toward Easing Abortion Rules. Chile’s lower Chamber of Deputies approved a plan to debate a bill that would expand the legal access for women to get abortions. Read more here.
China Vows to Reduce ‘Non-Medical’ Abortions by 2035. China’s government vowed to reduce “non-medical” abortions in the country by 2035 as part of their continuing efforts to boost the declining birth rate. Read more here.
Court Says It Will Wait to Rule on Georgia Abortion Law. A federal appeals court said that it will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a relevant case before weighing in on a restrictive Georgia abortion law blocked by a lower court. Read more here.
Japan Urged to Abolish Third-Party Consent From Abortion Law. Women’s health campaigners have urged Japan’s government to amend a law that requires married women to seek consent from their husbands before they can have an abortion. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Arizona Law Criminalizing Discriminatory Abortions. A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of an Arizona law which criminalizes abortions based on genetic conditions. Read more here.
TX Abortion Providers Ask SCOTUS to Fast-Track Appeal of State’s Heartbeat Ban. Texas abortion providers have requested that the U.S. Supreme Court fast-track an appeal over the state’s newly implemented restrictions on the procedure. Read more here.
CA Gov Moves to Protect ‘Privacy’ of Minors Who Procure Abortions. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills relating to privacy surrounding abortion, both of which could make it easier for minors to hide abortions from their parents. Read more here.
Guam Appeals Ruling Striking Down Abortion Restriction. The Guam attorney general’s office is appealing a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocked a provision of Guam law that forced patients to have an in-person visit before abortion medication could be prescribed via telemedicine. Read more here.
Former HHS Official: Biden Admin Trying to ‘Bail Out’ Texas Abortion Providers. The Biden administration is taking measures to “bail out” Texas pro-abortion groups, one former senior HHS official has said. Read more here.
San Marino Votes to Legalize Abortion. Some 77% of voters in San Marino approved a referendum proposal calling for abortion to be made legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
NM Late-Term Abortion Facility Recorded 50 Injuries in Seven Years. Emergency transfer logs show that there were 50 medical emergencies at Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico between 2014 and 2021. Read more here.
Pope Francis Decries Abortion as Treating Human Life Like ‘Waste.’ Pope Francis decried abortion during a speech in which he said that today’s “throwaway culture” leads to the killing of children. Read more here.
U.S. House Approves Radical ‘Abortion Rights’ Bill. In a nearly party-line vote, the House of Representatives passed a radical pro-abortion bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which Republicans warn “usurps states’ rights and legalizes killings of viable unborn American babies up to and including when a mother is in labor.” Read more here.
UK High Court Rejects Challenge to Discriminatory Down’s Syndrome Law. A UK woman with Down’s syndrome has said she will take her case to the Court of Appeal after the High Court rejected her legal challenge to a law that allows babies with Down’s Syndrome to be aborted up to birth. Read more here.
Abortion Providers Ask SCOTUS to Intervene in Challenge to Texas Law. Abortion providers in Texas on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene on an urgent basis in their challenge to a state law imposing a near-total ban on abortion. Read more here.
UN Experts Weigh in on SCOTUS Abortion Decision. In a just-released amicus brief, a group of UN human rights experts told the U.S. Supreme Court that letting U.S. states decide their own abortion laws would violate international human rights law. Read more here.
U.S. House Oversight Democrats to Hold Hearing on State Abortion Laws. A group of Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are planning to examine state abortion restrictions and will hear testimonies from Democratic Members of Congress who’ve had abortions. Read more here.
Conscientious Objection to Abortion Being Targeted in Spain. Spanish Minister of Equality Irene Montero has proposed a reform of the nation’s current abortion law that would limit doctors being able to refuse the procedure. Read more here.
Pelosi Defends Abortion Bill After San Francisco Archbishop Calls It ‘Child Sacrifice.’ U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended a federal bill aimed at codifying “abortion rights” after the Archbishop of San Francisco compared it to “child sacrifice.” Read more here.
Russia Announces Plan to Halve Abortion Rates to Spur Population Growth. Russia’s government has approved measures aimed at halving the number of abortions carried out in the country before 2025, according to a document published on its website. Read more here.
European Parliament: Denial of Abortion Should Be Criminalized. The European Parliament has voted in favor of “gender-based violence” being treated as a crime in the EU, including “the denial of safe and legal abortion care.” Read more here.
Survey: 20 Percent of Irish Women Felt Disrespected During Abortion Procedure. Over one-fifth of women who have had an abortion since the eighth amendment was repealed in Ireland did not feel they were treated with dignity and respect by providers. Read more here.
Hollywood Producer Moving Project Out of Texas Over New Abortion Law. Hollywood producer David Simon is boycotting Texas for his next project because of the state’s recently-enacted law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
U.S. House Committee Advances Radical ‘Abortion Rights’ Bill. The House Rules Committee voted 9-4 along party lines to advance the “Women’s Health Protection Act” to the full House. Read more here.
Fifty Companies Condemn Texas Abortion Law for Threatening Employees’ ‘Economic Stability.’ More than 50 companies have signed a statement condemning the new Texas abortion ban, arguing that the law “threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers.” Read more here.
Mexican Supreme Court Invalidates Medical Conscientious Objection Law. Mexico‘s Supreme Court invalidated an article of the General Health Law that broadly provided for medical personnel’s conscientious objection to participating in treatments such as abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Life Heartbeat Act Filed in Florida. A pro-life bill titled the “Florida Heartbeat Act” has been filed in the state legislature and would prohibit physicians from performing or inducing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Texas Gov Signs Bill Banning Mail-Order Abortion Pills. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law banning mail-order abortion drugs and placing limits on in-person sales of the abortion pill before 7 weeks to protect women’s health. Read more here.
Lawsuits Lodged Against Texas Doctor Who Flouted Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban. Two people have separately lodged lawsuits against the Texas physician who announced that he violated a state law that prohibits conducting abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Read more here.
Biden Calls on SCOTUS to Protect ‘Abortion Rights.’ President Joe Biden’s administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide in an upcoming case concerning a Mississippi abortion law. Read more here.
San Marino Abortion Debate Heats Up Ahead of Historic Referendum. San Marino will soon hold a referendum deciding whether to allow abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and thereafter only in the case of the mother’s life being in danger or of grave malformation of the fetus. Read more here.
U of Pittsburgh Hires Law Firm to Review Experiments on Aborted Fetal Tissue. Following widespread backlash, the University of Pittsburgh has retained a law firm to review its experimentation practices on aborted babies. Read more here.
SCOTUS Will Hear Major Abortion Case in December. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a major abortion case on December 1 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.
U.S. FDA Says It Has Not Purchased Fetal Tissue Since 2018. Following the release of documentation showing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration procured fetal tissue for research, the FDA announced that it has not entered into any contracts “for the purchase of human fetal tissue” since 2018. Read more here.
Texas Doctor Says He Purposefully Performed Illegal Abortion. A doctor in Texas said that he purposefully performed an abortion that is now illegal in the state because he felt his patient had a “fundamental right” to the procedure. Read more here.
Thousands Participate in Berlin Pro-Life March. Thousands of people gathered in Berlin to participate in the annual March for Life. Read more here.
SC Heartbeat Law Under Attack by 20-State Coalition. Attorneys general from 20 states and Washington D.C. have banded together to file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a South Carolina law restricting abortion after a heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Fifth Marie Stopes Australia Abortion Clinic Closes Due to Financial Difficulties. Marie Stopes Australia will close their abortion clinic in Newcastle, New South Wales, stating that “physical clinics in regional areas are no longer financially viable.” Read more here.
Poland’s March for Life Draws Thousands. Poland’s March for Life and the Family drew 5,000 people this year, according to the event’s organizers. Read more here.
Florida Abortionist Closes Clinic After Watchdog Finds He Endangers Women. A Florida abortionist has closed his doors permanently after a watchdog group accused him of endangering women who obtained abortions from him. Read more here.
Federal Judge Rejects Biden Admin’s Emergency Demand to Block Texas Abortion Ban. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Pitman agreed to hear arguments on October 1st rather than immediately acting on the request from the Biden administration to temporarily block the new Texas heartbeat abortion law. Read more here.
Emails Show U.S. FDA Purchased Aborted Fetal Tissue for ‘Humanized Mice.’ Judicial Watch obtained 198 pages of records that detail how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration procured human fetal tissue from aborted babies for research with “humanized mice.” Read more here.
U.S. Senators Demand Answers From Google Following Pro-Life Censorship. In light of Google’s decision to shut down a pro-life group’s abortion pill reversal ad campaign, members of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai insisting that the company reverse its decision. Read more here.
Portland Backs Off Boycott Threat Over Texas Pro-Life Law. The city of Portland, Oregon has backed off a previous threat to boycott Texas over the state’s new heartbeat abortion law and has instead established a fund to benefit women from Texas who seek abortion services in Oregon. Read more here.
Salvadoran President Urged to Oppose Proposed Pro-Abortion Constitutional Changes. Seventy-five pro-family organizations asked the president of El Salvador to oppose proposed changes to the constitution which would open the door to abortion, euthanasia, and gender ideology. Read more here.
NY Gov Vows to Help Texas Women Have Abortions in Her State. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said her state is reviewing options to help Texas women come to New York for abortions. Read more here.
Internal Memo Reveals Apple Is ‘Actively Monitoring’ Legal Challenges to Texas Abortion Law. Tech giant Apple released a memo to employees about the Texas abortion law, stating that they are “monitoring the legal proceedings” and that they “allow [their] employees to travel out-of-state for medical care if it is unavailable in their home state.” Read more here.
Korean Christians to Join Prayer Campaign to End Abortion. Christians in South Korea will join a 40-day global campaign seeking to end abortion in the country through prayer, fasting, and community outreach. Read more here.
Mexican Bishops Announce March ‘for Women and for Life.’ In response to recent rulings by the nation’s Supreme Court decriminalizing abortion, the bishops of Mexico have called on people throughout the country to join a march “for women and for life” on October 3 in Mexico City. Read more here.
Pope Francis: Abortion Is Murder. Pope Francis told reporters that “abortion is murder,” and the Catholic Church will remain firm on that issue. Read more here.
Pro-Life Group Says Google Banned Its Ads in ‘Unprecedented Move.’ The pro-life group Live Action claimed that Google banned all Live Action ads, accusing the tech company of siding “squarely with extremist pro-abortion political ideology.” Read more here.
DOJ Asks Federal Judge to Temporarily Block Texas Abortion Law. The Department of Justice asked a federal judge to temporarily block Texas’s new heartbeat abortion law, claiming that the law was passed “to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights.” Read more here.
Two Dozen AGs Back Biden Bid to Block Texas Abortion Law. Two dozen Democratic attorneys general filed an amicus brief supporting the Biden administration’s effort to block Texas’s new abortion law. Read more here.
New York Gov Calls for Facebook to Crack Down on Abortion-Related ‘Misinformation.’ In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul requested “information on any and all existing efforts to combat misinformation regarding abortion laws, procedures, and their availability.” Read more here.
Thousands Demonstrate Outside Mexican Supreme Court to Defend Life. More than 2,500 people from various states demonstrated outside the Mexican Supreme Court building in Mexico City to defend life and oppose abortion. Read more here.
Sole Abortion Clinic in MS Urges SCOTUS to Uphold Roe v. Wade. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to overturn Roe v. Wade because “the fallout would be swift and certain.” Read more here.
U.S. House Defeats Amendment to Ban Abortions When Unborn Babies Feel Pain. The House Judiciary Committee defeated a pro-life amendment which would have protected unborn babies from abortions in the second trimester when strong scientific evidence shows that they can feel pain. Read more here.
Wisconsin Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Abortion Survivors. Wisconsin lawmakers have reintroduced legislation that would protect any babies who survive an abortion. Similar legislation passed in 2019 but was vetoed by the governor. Read more here.
Appeals Court Blocks Tennessee Abortion Law. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a Tennessee law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, calling the law’s provisions “constitutionally unsound.” Read more here.
Top Medical Group Pushes Late-Term Abortion With Misleading Studies. One of Planned Parenthood’s top medical allies cites debunked scientific studies to advocate for late-term abortions, according to medical experts. Read more here.
San Marino to Vote on Whether to Continue Protection for the Unborn. A referendum will take place in the Republic of San Marino later this month to decide whether abortion should be legal up to 12 weeks. Read more here.
Tech Firm Offers to Relocate Employees and Families After Texas Abortion Law Goes Into Effect. Tech company Salesforce told thousands of employees that if they and their families are concerned about the ability to access reproductive care in the wake of Texas’ “heartbeat” abortion law, the company will help them relocate. Read more here.
Biden Admin Sues Texas Over Heartbeat Law. The Biden administration filed a lawsuit against Texas over the state’s new law allowing private citizens to sue providers that perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Federal Court Rules Indiana Law Banning Telemedicine Abortions Can Go Into Effect. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision blocking the State of Indiana from enforcing a law which bans telemedicine abortions. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Abortion Businesses’ Request to Block Texas Abortion Ban. A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected another request by abortion businesses to stop the Texas abortion ban, ensuring that the law will stay in effect until the court examines the underlying lawsuit. Read more here.
Guam Court Clears Path for ‘Tele-Abortion.’ A federal judge in Guam issued a ruling which paves the way for the practice of “tele-abortion” by striking down restrictions that bar offshore physicians from remotely prescribing abortion pills and providing medical consultation and guidance through videoconferencing. Read more here.
Healthy Baby Accidentally Aborted in UK Instead of Sick Twin. Doctors at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation aborted a healthy baby instead of his sickly twin. Read more here.
Oklahoma Gov Signs Nine New Pro-Life Laws. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed nine new laws to protect unborn children and their mothers in the state. Read more here.
Mexico’s Top Court Decriminalizes Abortion. Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional. Read more here.
CEO of Video Game Developer ‘Steps Down’ After Tweeting Support for Texas Heartbeat Law. The CEO of a video game developer based in Georgia is now out of the company after he tweeted his support for Texas’s pro-life law which bans abortions once a heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
South Dakota Gov Signs Executive Order to Block Telemedicine Abortions. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed an executive order directing the state’s health department to establish rules preventing telemedicine abortions in the state. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Accused of Downplaying Pro-Life Views in Abortion Consultation. The Scottish government has been accused of “deliberately diminishing” the views of thousands of pro-life people who responded to its consultation on home abortions. Read more here.
UN Experts Condemn Texas Abortion Law. United Nations human rights monitors have strongly condemned the state of Texas for its new pro-life law which they say violates international law by denying women control over their own bodies and endangering their lives. Read more here.
Poll: Plurality of Voters Support Texas Abortion Law. A plurality of voters supports the pro-life law in Texas which effectively bars the deliberate termination of a pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat is detected, a Rasmussen Reports survey found. Read more here.
Argentine Med Association Says Abortion Law Goes Against Principles of Ethics. The National Academy of Medicine in Argentina has warned that the country’s recently passed abortion law violates the fundamental principles of the ethics of medicine and the defense of life. Read more here.
Texas Abortion Clinic Director Celebrates Performing 67 Abortions in 17 Hours. The director of Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, Texas celebrated her clinic performing 67 abortions in 17 hours before a law banning abortions went into effect as an act of “compassion.” Read more here.
Biden: DOJ Exploring Ways to ‘Limit’ Enforcement of Texas Heartbeat Bill. President Joe Biden told reporters that he consulted with the Department of Justice regarding potential methods to blunt the enforcement of Texas’s fetal heartbeat law. Read more here.
Texas Judge Temporarily Shields State’s Abortion Clinics From Pro-Life Group’s Lawsuits. A state judge has temporarily shielded abortion clinics in Texas from whistleblower lawsuits by the nonprofit group Texas Right to Life, its legislative director, and 100 unidentified individuals. Read more here.
Lyft, Uber to Pay Legal Fees for Drivers Sued Under Texas Abortion Law. Lyft and Uber announced they will pay the legal fees for any of their drivers who are sued under Texas’ new law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Surge in UK Emergency Calls Over ‘DIY’ Home Abortions. Ambulance chiefs in the UK have reported a surge in 999 calls from women taking abortion pills at home after the NHS started sending them out by mail. Read more here.
Portland Moves to Ban Texas Travel, Trade to Protest New Abortion Law. The Portland City Council is set to consider an emergency resolution to ban future travel, goods, and services from the state of Texas in protest of the state’s new abortion law. Read more here.
U.S. AG Vows to ‘Protect Constitutional Rights’ of Women Seeking Abortions in Texas. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the federal government was exploring “all options” to “protect the constitutional rights of women” by challenging a new abortion ban in Texas. Read more here.
Thousands Attend March for Life in London. Thousands of pro-lifers joined the first in-person March for Life UK since May 2019. Read more here.
GoDaddy Stops Hosting Texas Pro-Life Website for Reporting Suspected Abortions. A website allowing people to report suspected abortions in Texas has been shut down by website hosting service GoDaddy. Read more here.
SCOTUS Lets Texas Six-Week Abortion Law Stand. The U.S. Supreme Court has released its 5-4 decision not to block a Texas law which bans abortion based on when a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks. Read more here.
Biden Blasts High Court Failure to Block Texas Abortion Ban. President Joe Biden blasted the Supreme Court’s decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state and directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the impact. Read more here.
NI First Minister Says He Will Block Attempts to Widen Abortion Services. Northern Ireland’s First Minister has sought legal advice on his options to stop the expansion of abortion services being imposed on the province by Westminster. Read more here.
Pelosi: U.S. House Will Vote to Codify Roe v. Wade. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House will vote to “enshrine into law reproductive health care for all women across America” following the Supreme Court’s refusal to block a Texas law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
South Dakota Gov Orders Review of State’s Abortion Laws. In response to the new Texas law that outlaws most abortions after about six weeks, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has told her office’s “unborn-child advocate” to review the state’s abortion laws. Read more here.
Florida May Consider Abortion Bill Similar to Texas After SCOTUS Decision. Florida may consider adopting an abortion ban similar to that of Texas, which banned all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Dating Apps Pledge to Help Women Get Abortions in Response to Texas Pro-Life Law. Dating apps Bumble and Match are creating a so-called “relief fund” for women in Texas who want to abort their unborn children after their baby’s heartbeat is detected. Read more here.
Texas Becomes First State to Implement Fetal Heartbeat Law. A Texas law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected went into effect after the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to act on emergency requests to stay the law. Read more here.
Biden Rips Texas Abortion Law as ‘Extreme,’ Violation of Roe v. Wade. President Biden criticized a new Texas law that prohibits abortion except for during the very beginning of pregnancy or in cases of medical emergencies, stating that it goes against established Supreme Court precedent. Read more here.
Pelosi: Texas Heartbeat Law Is a ‘Catastrophe.’ U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted that the Texas ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected is a “catastrophe to women” in the state. Read more here.
Surgical Abortions in Australia Decline as Women Opt for Pill. A study by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Health Equity shows that surgical abortions have dropped in recent years as an increasing number of women instead choose to take the abortion pill early in their pregnancy. Read more here.
Texas Abortion Clinic Stayed Open Until Midnight to Abort More Babies Before Ban Took Effect. A Texas abortion chain kept aborting unborn babies up until midnight when the new state heartbeat law went into effect. Read more here.
Marie Stopes Australia Closes Four Abortion Clinics. Marie Stopes Australia has closed four of its Queensland clinics which performed around 5,000 abortions annually. Read more here.
Australian Abortion Providers Concerned Over ‘Spike’ in Cancellations. Some abortion providers in New South Wales say they are seeing a spike in cancellations and an increase in people delaying abortion services during the coronavirus lockdown. Read more here.
Fifth Circuit Cancels Hearing on Texas ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law Days Before It Takes Effect. A Texas law that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected is set to go into effect after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals canceled a hearing on emergency motions filed by abortion providers. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Announces Plans to Increase Number of Late-Term Abortions. The Scottish government has released its “Women’s Health Plan” for 2021-2024 which outlines proposals to increase the number of abortion clinics and hospitals that provide later-term abortions from 13-28 weeks. Read more here.
UK Abortion NGOs Want Climate Fund Spent on Abortions in Developing Countries. Sixty non-governmental organizations have urged the UK government to amend funding eligibility rules to permit projects concerned with reproductive healthcare, including abortion, to access the government’s £11 billion pot of climate funding. Read more here.
South Dakota Gov Appeals Ruling Overturning Pro-Life Law. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is appealing a lower federal court’s ruling striking down a state law intended to help abortion-minded women consult with pregnancy centers that could provide them with better alternatives. Read more here.
Tasmanian Public Hospitals to Offer Surgical Abortions After Lengthy Campaign. Women in north and northwest Tasmania, Australia are expected to soon have access to surgical abortions at three public hospitals. Read more here.
U.S. House Democrats Push FDA to Lift Safety Protocols for Abortion Drugs. Pro-abortion legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to permanently discard safety protocols for dispensing drugs that induce a miscarriage to terminate an early first-trimester pregnancy. Read more here.
Spanish Pro-Lifers Urge Publication of 2010 Ruling on Abortion Law. Various pro-life organizations gathered at the Constitutional Court in Spain demanding that it release its 2010 ruling on the unconstitutionality of the abortion law that it never made public. Read more here.
First March for Life in CA Calls for Building ‘Culture of Life.’ The first California March for Life will call on pro-life activists to build a “culture of life” in the state. Read more here.
Researcher Calls for ACOG to Update Its Claims on Fetal Pain. A researcher is calling on the pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to update its information concerning fetal pain to bring it in line with current research. Read more here.
Pro-Life Demonstrations Taking Place in Multiple Irish Counties. Pro-life demonstrations have taken place across at least 10 counties in Ireland to protest the rollout of abortion services. Read more here.
Legislators in Mexican State Pledge Not to Discuss Decriminalizing Abortion. A pro-life activist welcomed a commitment from legislators in the state of Mexico not to discuss any bill to decriminalize abortion in the coming days. Read more here.
Texas Attorney Files Lawsuit Against New Law Banning Abortions. Attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel filed a lawsuit to block a Texas law which bans abortions after the baby‘s heartbeat can be detected, arguing that the law endangers lawyers who provide legal advice on abortions. Read more here.
Rampant Illegal Sale of Abortion Pills Seen Across Indian State. The Food and Drug Administration in Maharashtra, India has arrested 11 people for selling abortion pills without a prescription and proof of age. Read more here.
Appeals Court Upholds Texas Ban on Dismemberment Abortions. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law effectively banning dismemberment abortions used after the first trimester of pregnancy. Read more here.
New Feminist Alliance Pressures U.S. to Fund Abortion. Three international pro-abortion organizations have merged in a new feminist alliance that plans to advocate for legislation that would position the U.S. as the world’s largest exporter of abortion. Read more here.
Suit Challenges Arizona’s New Abortion Law. Suit was filed in an Arizona federal district court challenging two provisions of an abortion law enacted earlier this year. Read more here.
Irish Abortion Campaigners Call for Time Limit Increase and Removing Disability Safeguards. A report submitted by abortion activists ahead of a review of Irish abortion law has recommended that protections for disabled babies be removed from the law and the legal limit for abortion on demand be extended beyond 12 weeks gestation. Read more here.
Kentucky Report Shows Babies Aborted Mere Days Before Their Due Dates. Data released from Kentucky indicate that two preborn babies were aborted in the state at 37- and 38-weeks gestation in 2019, and two babies were aborted at 35- and 37-weeks gestation in 2017. Read more here.
NAF to Halt Funding for Texas Abortion Clinics That Abort Beyond Six Weeks. The National Abortion Federation has stated that it will stop funding and referring patients to Texas abortion businesses that abort preborn babies older than six weeks. 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.
Bill to Expand Abortion in Chile Proceeds to House Floor. Despite a legislative committee in Chile’s lower house narrowly voting against recommending a bill that would legalize abortion on demand, the measure will still proceed to the floor for debate. Read more here.
Texas ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’ Movement Adds Four More Towns With Abortion Bans. Four more Texas towns have voted to ban abortion within their city limits as the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn initiative spreads throughout the state. Read more here.
Ireland’s Abortion Laws to be Reviewed. Ireland’s abortion laws are to be reviewed by an independent expert three years after a referendum vote to allow abortions in certain circumstances. Read more here.
Two Arkansas Counties Pass Pro-Life Resolutions. Two counties in Arkansas have enacted resolutions declaring themselves to be pro-life. Read more here.
Former PA Judge Calls for Investigation Into Fetal Research at U of Pittsburgh. A former Pennsylvania Superior Court judge is demanding that her alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, be investigated for conducting research using body parts from aborted babies. Read more here.
Missouri Poll Shows Majority Supports Banning Abortions When Heartbeat Is Detectable. According to a recent poll, 56 percent of Missourians agree that the state should prohibit abortions once a heartbeat is detectable. Read more here.
Doctors Affirm U of Pittsburgh Statements Point to Body Parts Being Harvested From Babies Born Alive. Statements from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) indicate one of its federally funded research projects utilized organs that might have been extracted from live fetuses, several scholars and doctors have said. Read more here.
Biden Admin Works at ‘Behest of Abortion Lobby,’ According to 84 Legislators. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra violated federal law when they told the Justice Department to drop a lawsuit against a hospital that forced a nurse to assist with an elective abortion, 84 lawmakers say. Read more here.
Texas Senate Passes Ban on Mail Order Abortion Drugs. The Texas Senate approved a bill to ban mail order abortion drugs and put additional limits on the abortion pill. Read more here.
Armenia’s Population Could Decline by 80K Due to Sex-Selective Abortion. The Assistant Representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Armenia said that the nation’s population could decline by 80,000 within the next forty years due to sex-selective abortion. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Passes Budget Amendment to Ban Taxpayer-Funded Abortions. The U.S. Senate voted for a budget amendment to its multitrillion-dollar spending bill that bans taxpayer-funding of abortions for any federal funds authorized under the bill. Read more here.
Split Court Decision Throws Out Some Indiana Abortion Restrictions. A mixed ruling from a U.S. District Court senior judge blocks Indiana from enforcing some of its restrictions on matters related to abortion while upholding other abortion laws. Read more here.
U.S. Med Student Claims School Expelled Him for ‘Unprofessional’ Pro-Life Views. A former University of Louisville Medical School student filed a lawsuit against the university claiming that he was expelled for his pro-life views. Read more here.
Chilean Legislative Committee Votes Against Permitting Elective Abortions. A committee of the lower house of Chile’s legislature narrowly voted not to recommend a bill that would allow elective abortions up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Pro-Life Billboard in Texas Removed After One Day Because of Death Threats. A pro-life billboard commissioned by a group of Christians in Texas was removed after one day because nearby landowners received death threats. Read more here.
Leading Medical Journal Praises China’s Reproductive Policies. Reports published by The Lancet, the world’s oldest and best-known peer-reviewed medical journal, has praised China’s “one-child” policy and ignored decades of forced abortion, sterilization, and coercive family planning. Read more here.
Judge Rules for Canadian Med School Student Expelled for Opposing Abortion. Judge Ken Champagne ruled that the University of Manitoba failed to consider Rafael Zaki’s right to free expression when it tried to force him to apologize for pro-life Facebook posts and then expelled him. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Block Amendment Banning Late-Term Abortions. U.S. Senate Democrats blocked an amendment to the Senate budget resolution that would penalize abortion businesses that kill unborn babies with a gestational age of 20 weeks or more. Read more here.
First-Ever California March for Life Coming in August. The first-ever California March for Life is slated to take place at the end of August 2021 after the event was cancelled last year due to health and safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
PA Senate Candidate Demands Investigation Into U of Pittsburgh Allegedly Harvesting Organs From Babies With Beating Hearts. Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sean Parnell wants to see criminal charges pressed against anyone responsible for the University of Pittsburgh’s alleged organ harvesting of babies whose hearts were still beating. Read more here.
Nepal Accepts UN Recommendation to Decriminalize Abortion. Following the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Nepal has accepted a recommendation from France to decriminalize abortion. Read more here.
India Bishops Launch ‘Day of Mourning’ Marking 50 Years of Abortion. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the President of Indian Catholic Bishops, has invited India’s bishops to observe August 10th, the 50th anniversary of passing the Indian Abortion Law, as a “Day of Mourning.” Read more here.
U of Pittsburgh Admits Harvesting Kidneys From Aborted Infants Whose Hearts Are Beating. A statement made by the University of Pittsburgh shows that organs harvested from aborted infants are still receiving blood supply from a beating heart during the time of “tissue collection.” Read more here.
One-Quarter of Pregnancies in England and Wales Ended in Abortion in 2019. New official statistics released by the Office of National Statistics have revealed that a record one-quarter of pregnancies in England and Wales ended in abortion in 2019. Read more here.
Appeals Court Upholds TN Abortion Waiting Period Law. A federal appeals court has upheld a Tennessee law that requires a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion, ruling that the waiting period was not a “substantial obstacle” to abortion prior to viability. Read more here.
Louisiana Judge Blocks Challenge to New Law Limiting Minors’ Access to Abortions. A judge in Louisiana blocked a lawsuit challenging a new law limiting minors’ access to abortions, ruling that a women’s rights group did not have standing to file suit against the state. Read more here.
Preliminary U.S. Data Show Slight Increase in Abortion Rate in 2020. Public health departments in five states have released data which show that the incidence of abortion slightly increased in 2020. Read more here.
Constitutional Lawyer Says Canadian Govt Can Fund NB Abortion Clinic Directly. A New Brunswick-based constitutional lawyer says the federal government could fund Clinic 554 directly through grants, thereby assuring that “essential reproductive healthcare services” continue being provided. Read more here.
Indiana Law Requiring Clinics to Report Abortion Complications Upheld by Appeals Court. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld part of an Indiana law requiring abortion facilities to report to the state any complications from abortions taking place at their clinics. Read more here.
Texas Gov Wants Legislature to Pass Ban on Mail-Order Abortion Drugs. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked lawmakers to pass a bill banning mail-order abortion drugs when he called another special session of the legislature. Read more here.
Abortion Pill Reversal Service Expands in Russia. Russian physician Alexey Fokin reports that use of the abortion pill reversal protocol is increasingly used in Russia, with “thousands of women want[ing] to go back, reverse the mifepristone effects, and save babies.” Read more here.
U.S. Govt Paid U of Pittsburgh Over $3M to Harvest Fetal Parts From Unborn Babies. The National Institutes of Health granted $3.2 million in federal funds to the University of Pittsburgh to achieve its goal of becoming a fetal tissue collection site that could quickly harvest the organs of aborted babies, according to documents obtained as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Says Abortion Is About ‘Functioning of Our Democracy.’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Teen Vogue in an interview that “voting and access to abortion are basic” rights that are “about the functioning of our democracy and about the protection of personal autonomy.” Read more here.
Biden DOJ Drops Case Against Vermont Hospital That Forced Nurses to Participate in Abortion. The U.S. Department of Justice has “voluntarily dismissed” a civil lawsuit filed against the University of Vermont Medical Center which alleged that the hospital forced nurses to participate in abortions against their will. Read more here.
Study: Sex-Selective Abortion Threatens Global Long-Term Stability. Research published in the BMJ Global Health journal warns that global population stability could be at risk due to “cultural preferences” for male children leading to the abortion of preborn girls. Read more here.
Catholic Universities in Argentina Call on Courts to Defend the Unborn From Abortion Law. An organization of Catholic universities in Argentina has issued a declaration demanding that the legal system protect the unborn from the nation’s abortion law. Read more here.
Ottawa Announces $366K to Research Access to Abortions in New Brunswick. The Canadian federal government will provide $366,000 to the University of New Brunswick to research alleged challenges women face accessing surgical abortions in the province. Read more here.
More Than 75 Briefs Filed Supporting Mississippi’s Abortion Ban. More than 75 amicus briefs have been filed at the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Mississippi’s ban on most elective abortions after 15 weeks, the state’s attorney general said. Read more here.
Louisiana Abortion Pill Reversal Law Goes Into Effect. A new law has gone into effect in Louisiana which adds information about the abortion pill reversal protocol to the state informed consent law. Read more here.
Michigan City to Introduce Ordinance Outlawing Abortion Within City Limits. The city of Hillsdale, Michigan will take up an ordinance that, if enacted, would make Hillsdale a “sanctuary city for the unborn” and outlaw abortion within city limits. Read more here.
Report Accuses NM Abortion Clinic of Experimenting on Over 500 Women. Documents released by Abortion on Trial include information about an experiment carried out by abortionists Carmen Landau and Shelley Sella involving 501 women who did not consent to participate. Read more here.
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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