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.
Brazilian President Criticizes Argentina’s Legalization of Abortion. In a short message published on his Twitter account, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the decision of the Argentinian Senate to legalize abortion and vowed that abortion will never become legal in Brazil under his presidency. Read more here.
Argentina City Flies Flag at Half-Mast Over Abortion Law. Yerba Buena, Agentina Mayor Mariano Campero declared three days of mourning for the “babies who will not be born” and ordered city flags to be flown at half-mast after abortion was legalized in the country. Read more here.
Bill Legalizing Abortion Passed in Argentina. Argentina became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion, passing a law which guarantees abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Read more here.
MA Legislature Overrides Veto of ROE Act, Making It State Law. The Massachusetts Senate and House have voted to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of the ROE Act which expands access to abortion in the state, including to minors without parental consent. Read more here.
UK Report Shows 90% of Down Syndrome Babies Are Aborted. About 90 percent of unborn babies who test positive for Down syndrome in the UK are aborted, and the problem is getting worse with the increased availability of non-invasive prenatal screening tests. Read more here.
Abortion Advocates Say U.S. Needs International Oversight. Pro-abortion leaders are calling on the incoming Biden administration to push for ratification of the UN’s treaty on women’s rights, and they say the U.S. requires oversight from international organizations. Read more here.
Report Shows Multiple Infants Born Alive During Botched Abortions in Texas. According to statistics from Texas Health and Human Services, abortion facilities and physicians each reported at least six infants were born alive during abortion attempts in the state in 2019. Read more here.
Baker Vetoes Bill Expanding Abortion Access. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed legislation that would codify the “right” to an abortion in state law and make the procedure more accessible to minors without parental consent. Read more here.
More Than 2/3 of U.S. Healthcare Plans Will Cover Elective Abortions in 2021. More than two-thirds of U.S. healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act will cover elective abortions in 2021, according to a new report from a pro-life organization. Read more here.
Lawsuit Challenges Indiana Law on Disposal of Fetal Remains. An Indianapolis abortion clinic is suing the state of Indiana, challenging provisions of a state law upheld last year by the U.S. Supreme Court requiring fetal remains to be buried or cremated after an abortion. Read more here.
MA Senate Passes Radical Abortion Measure. The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass a radical abortion measure which includes allowing minors to access abortions without parental consent. Read more here.
Scalps From Aborted Babies Used to Create ‘Humanized Mice’ for Research. A shocking new report from the National Catholic Register describes how scientists at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania recently used scalps from aborted babies to create “humanized mice” to study the human immune system. Read more here.
ACA Funnels U.S. Taxpayer Money to Cover Elective Abortions. A new report found that even in states where taxpayer-funded abortions through health care exchange plans are illegal, taxpayers are paying for elective abortions covered under the Affordable Care Act in other states, a direct violation of the Hyde Amendment. Read more here.
Pro-Life Declaration Officially Lodged With UN General Assembly. The U.S. government has officially filed with the UN Secretary General a pro-life declaration co-signed by 34 countries. Read more here.
Trump Admin Cuts Funding to California Over Abortions. The Trump administration said it was cutting $200 million in federal healthcare funding to California because the state requires insurance providers to cover abortions. Read more here.
MA House Rejects Governor’s Amendments to Abortion Issue. In the debate over a radical abortion amendment to the state’s budget bill, Massachusetts House members rejected a proposal by Gov. Charlie Baker that attempted to block a provision lowering the age of abortion consent to 16 and limit circumstances for abortions after 24 weeks. Read more here.
MSP Highlights Dangers of Making ‘DIY’ Abortions Permanent. A member of the Scottish Parliament has expressed strong opposition to the permanent introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortions. Read more here.
DOJ Sues Vermont Medical Center Over Abortion. The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against the University of Vermont Medical Center, alleging that it forces staff members who object to abortion on religious grounds to participate in abortion procedures. Read more here.
Senator to File Bill Criminalizing Abortions in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Sen. Warren Hamilton said he intends to file the Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act/Equal Protection and Equal Justice Act which would criminalize abortion in the state. Read more here.
Catholic Church Urges Scotland to Not Continue ‘DIY’ Abortions After Pandemic. The Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office has asked Catholics to make their voices heard as the government considers making temporary provisions for ‘DIY’ home abortions permanent after the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.
Ohio House Passes Telemedicine Abortion Ban. The Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation that would prohibit the use of telemedicine for the purpose of selling abortion-inducing drugs. Read more here.
MPs Demand Action From UK Govt on Forced Abortions in China. Members of Parliament are continuing to ask the UK government to pressure China into ending the abuses of forced abortion and sterilization against the Uyghur population in China. Read more here.
Judge Again Rules Against TN Abortion Law. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman refused to put his earlier order striking down Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions on hold while the state appeals to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more here.
Video Game ‘Little Fetus Doom’ Celebrates Abortion. Argentinean abortion activist Florencia Rumpel has launched a new video game called “Little Fetus Doom” in which players must kill off pro-life women, priests, and police before winning the game by shooting a human fetus. Read more here.
FDA Appeals to Supreme Court Over Abortion Pill Regulations. The Trump administration filed a supplemental brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to uphold abortion pill restrictions by reversing a federal judge’s injunction on the restrictions. Read more here.
Appeals Court Will Not Rehear Case Challenging Arkansas Abortion Restrictions. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it won’t reconsider its decision to lift a judge’s ruling that blocked four Arkansas abortion restrictions from taking effect. Read more here.
MP Calls for End to UK Two-Child Tax Credit Limit. A Scottish Member of Parliament is calling on the UK government to end a two-child limit on tax credits and other benefits for children, which is believed to be a leading factor for many women seeking abortions in the UK. Read more here.
Argentine President Declares Legalizing Abortion a ‘Step Toward a Better Society.’ Argentine President Alberto Fernández praised lawmakers in his country for advancing a pro-abortion bill that he claimed is a “step toward a better society.” Read more here.
Black Pastors Urge Warnock to Reverse Abortion Position. More than two dozen black pastors sent a letter to Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, urging him to reconsider his pro-abortion position. Read more here.
Int’l Women’s Strike Protests Polish Ban on Eugenic Abortion. The Women’s Strike movement organized a demonstration in Warsaw, Poland to protest a recent High Court ruling banning eugenic abortions of babies with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Read more here.
MA Gov Rejects Measure to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker partially rejected a radical pro-abortion amendment in the state budget, sending it back to lawmakers with proposed changes. Read more here.
Argentina House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion. After 20 hours of debate, Argentina’s lower house approved a presidential bill aimed at legalizing abortion. Read more here.
New Manual Promotes Abortions for Pre-Teens Without Parental Consent. An inter-agency group that includes several UN bodies has released a new manual approving children as young as 10 to receive abortion without parental knowledge. Read more here.
Top UK Medical Bodies Say Pregnant Women Should Not Be Pressured Into Abortions. Top professional medical bodies in the UK have told doctors and nurses that they should not pressure pregnant women into having an abortion if their unborn child is diagnosed with a possible disability. Read more here.
Protests Across Ireland Following Late-Term Abortion Report Release. Pro-life protests have taken place across Ireland in response to shocking revelations about the nature and extent of the late-term abortions now occurring in the country. Read more here.
U.S. House Dem Introduces Born Alive Amendment. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard introduced a law mandating medical care for infants who survive abortions. Read more here.
Judge Refuses to Reinstate Rule for Dispensing Abortion Pill. A federal judge in Maryland has denied the Trump administration’s request to reinstate a rule that would require women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Abortion Exec Posts Pic of Christmas Tree Topped With Tool for Dismembering Babies. The Clinics for Abortion and Reproductive Excellence’s marketing director shared a photo on Twitter of an office Christmas tree topped with a pair of Sopher clamps which are used in dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Twenty AGs File Amicus Brief Supporting Kentucky’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban. Attorneys general from 20 states have joined the effort to defend at the Supreme Court Kentucky’s law banning dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Pastors Urge Massachusetts Gov to Veto Amendment Expanding Abortion Access. More than 400 pastors from throughout Massachusetts are urging Gov. Charlie Baker to veto what they call one of “the most radical pieces of abortion legislation in the country.” Read more here.
Abortion Activists Took Millions in Coronavirus Relief Loans. Analysis of new data from the Small Business Administration shows that dozens of abortion businesses took Paycheck Protection Program money totaling over $3.5 million, on top of the $80 million wrongfully taken by Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Pro-Life Canadian Activist Challenges Law That Denies Humanity of Preborn Children. A well-known Canadian pro-life activist has filed a challenge with the Supreme Court of Canada over a law that states preborn children are not human beings. Read more here.
Argentine President Hopes Pope Francis ‘Won’t Be Angry’ Over Abortion Bill. Argentine president Alberto Fernández said he hopes Pope Francis won’t be angry because of a bill he introduced to legalize abortion, stating the bill is necessary to solve “a public health problem.” Read more here.
Congressman Highlights That Hyde Amendment Has Saved Two Million Babies From Abortion. Congressman Tom Cole shot down claims about a long-standing prohibition on taxpayer-funded abortions being racist, highlighting evidence that the opposite is true. Read more here.
House Committee to Hold Hearings on Ending Hyde Amendment. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will hold a virtual hearing to discuss the Hyde Amendment which forbids federal tax dollars from being used to pay for abortion through the federal Medicaid program. Read more here.
Western Nations Accused of ‘Neo-Colonialism’ for Imposing Abortion on Africa During Pandemic. In a new report from Culture of Life Africa, filmmaker, author, and social activist Obianuju Ekeocha has accused Western nations of ‘neo-colonialism’ due to their efforts to impose abortion on Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Over 1,000 New Zealanders Participate in March for Life. Over 1,000 pro-life participants marched from Civic Square to Parliament as they participated in the March for Life in Wellington, New Zealand. Read more here.
New Jersey Bill Would Legalize Abortion Up to Birth. New Jersey Senate and Assembly committees are considering the Reproductive Freedom Act which would legalize abortions up to birth, force taxpayers to fund abortions, and eliminate a conscience protection clause for medical workers. Read more here.
Ohio House Passes Bill Recognizing Humanity of Unborn Babies. The Ohio House voted 60-35 to require that tissue from abortions be given burials or cremations. Read more here.
Later Abortions Occur Far More Often Than Public is Led to Believe. A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that in 2018, an estimated 50,000 abortions were committed at 14 weeks or later with nearly 6,200 of those committed at or over 21 weeks. Read more here.
Biden Considering Late-Term Abortion Advocate for HHS Secretary. High on Joe Biden’s list to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo who recently signed a bill legalizing abortion up to birth in her state. Read more here.
UK Two-Child Benefit Cap Influencing Abortion Decisions. A report by British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the UK’s largest abortion provider, found most women who ended a pregnancy in the pandemic said financial worries formed part of their decision. Read more here.
Over 40 Abortion Centers Have Closed in the Last Two Years. A new report from the Abortion Care Network found that 41 independent abortion facilities (excluding Planned Parenthood) closed in the past two years, and nearly 200 shut down since 2012. Read more here.
NI Healthcare Workers Oppose ‘DIY’ Home Abortions. An open letter to Northern Ireland’s health minister opposing ‘DIY’ home abortions has been signed by nearly 300 health workers. Read more here.
South Dakota Resumes Abortions After 7-Month Hiatus. Abortions are again being performed in South Dakota following a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Black Births Outnumber Black Abortions in NYC. For the first time in years, reported live births in 2017 from black mothers outnumbered black babies aborted in New York City. Read more here.
Petition Asks for ‘Choose Life’ License Plates to Be Accessible to All Americans. The Children First Foundation and LifeSiteNews have jointly launched a national petition to demand that government officials in American states stop blocking pro-lifers from sharing the simple message “Choose Life” on their vehicles. Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Rate Declines 24% in Past Decade. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that from 2009 to 2018, the abortion rate, abortion ratio and total number of abortions in the U.S. all experienced dramatic declines. Read more here.
Welsh Govt Launches Consultation on Whether to End ‘DIY’ Home Abortions. The Welsh government has launched a consultation on whether the temporary measures allowing “DIY” home abortions in Wales will be ended following their current temporary approval. Read more here.
Police Block Warsaw March Against Abortion Ruling. Police blocked protesters from marching in Poland’s capital as demonstrations took place across the country against a ruling by the Polish constitutional court to ban abortions of fetuses with congenital defects. Read more here.
Pro-Life Candidate Elected to U.S. Congress by Six Votes. In one of the last results in the 2020 election to be called, another pro-life female candidate won election to the House of Representatives in Iowa’s 2nd district race. Read more here.
March for Life Gears Up for Pandemic Conditions. With the annual March for Life scheduled to occur in January, the organization is working with the National Park Service and local officials to ensure a safe protest that will conform with “necessary guidelines.” Read more here.
Argentines Protest New Move to Legalize Abortion. Thousands of pro-lifers demonstrated across Argentina against a new government-backed bill to legalize abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Life Student Midwife Who Faced UK University Suspension Gets Payout and Apology. A 24-year-old Catholic undergraduate student in a midwife program was barred from placement in a hospital, reportedly due to her pro-life beliefs at the University of Nottingham in England, but that decision was overturned last week. Read more here.
Study Reveals Reality of Late-Term Abortion ‘Feticide’ Under Ireland’s New Law. A recent study based on interviews with ten Irish doctors who perform abortions revealed the emotional difficulty and psychological burden experienced by most of the providers. Read more here.
Number of Danish Children Born With Down Syndrome Drops to 18. Prenatal testing for Down syndrome has led most women in Denmark to abort their children once diagnosed; the number of children born with Down syndrome plummeted to 18 last year. Read more here.
Pope Backs Argentine Women’s Opposition to Abortion Bill. Pope Francis is encouraging Argentine women who are protesting a proposed new law to legalize abortion, saying the protection of life is above all a matter of human ethics. Read more here.
European Parliament Condemns Poland’s Conservative Stand on Abortion. A total of 455 Members of the European Parliament voted in favor of a non-binding resolution strongly condemning a recent decision by Poland’s supreme court and urging its government to stop restricting women’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Read more here.
Mother Sues Council Over Censorship Zone. A single mother has taken her case against Ealing Council to the European Court of Human Rights after the Council created a censorship zone around the Ealing abortion clinic, criminalizing offers of help and counseling as well as prayer. Read more here.
Poll: Most Polish Citizens Support Abortion Ban. Despite widespread media coverage condemning Poland’s ban on eugenic abortions, polling has found that a “silent majority” of Polish citizens actually support the law. Read more here.
Federal Court Upholds TN Ban on Eugenic Abortion. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state of Tennessee may ban eugenic, racist, and sexist abortions. Read more here.
NI Health Officials Project Potential 497% Increase in Abortions. Health officials in Northern Ireland project up to 6,500 abortions annually under the new abortion regime, representing a 497% increase in the number of abortions. Read more here.
MA Pro-Lifers Urge Governor to Veto Abortion Amendment. Massachusetts pro-life leaders are urging people to call Gov. Charlie Baker and ask him to veto legislation that would expand late-term abortions, weaken protections from infanticide and allow young girls to abort their unborn babies without their parents’ knowledge or consent. Read more here.
AR Lawmakers Propose Bill to Make Nearly All Abortion Illegal. State lawmakers in Arkansas have filed the Unborn Child Protection Act which would make abortion illegal except to save the life of a mother in a medical emergency. Read more here.
Tulsa Diocese Leaves Christian Coalition Over Abortion. The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life of unborn children from abortion, its bishop said earlier this month. Read more here.
UK MPs Hear Expert Evidence on Fetal Pain. A large number of MPs have attended a parliamentary webinar on fetal pain which aimed to raise awareness of the need to review the science behind fetal pain and address the current contradiction in UK law concerning the treatment of the unborn. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over CA Abortion Mandate. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case of three Christian churches challenging a California state mandate that they cover abortions in employee health plans. Read more here.
MA Legislature Passes Radical Abortion Amendment. Both houses of the Massachusetts legislature have approved an amendment to the state’s budget that will loosen abortion restrictions to allow late-term abortions and remove the parental consent requirement for underage girls. Read more here.
Irish Babies Born Alive After Abortion Left to Die. Babies in Ireland may be surviving late-term abortions and being abandoned to die under the nation’s new abortion law, according to a study. Read more here.
Top Catholic Bishop Criticizes Biden for Abortion Positions. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for his positions on abortion and homosexual and transgender issues. Read more here.
Abortion Giant Changes Name to Downplay Eugenicist Founder. Marie Stopes International, one of the world’s largest abortion providers, is changing its name due to unwanted attention that its founder was a eugenicist and a racist. Read more here.
Argentine President Brings New Bill in Push to Legalize Abortion. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced he was bringing a new bill on legalizing abortion to Congress, re-opening a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nation. Read more here.
Texas City Council Rejects Proposed Ordinance Creating Sanctuary City for the Unborn. Despite hearing over four hours of public comment and receiving over 500 emails in support of the measure, the Lubbock City Council rejected a proposed ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city. Read more here.
Senate Candidate Says Abortion is Consistent With Christian Faith. Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock said abortion is “consistent with” his philosophy as a Christian minister because he has adopted the abortion industry narrative that abortion is health care. Read more here.
Medical Waste Hauler Cancels Contract With Late-Term Abortionist. Aging late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart may have to close his Maryland abortion facility after a medical waste hauler stopped doing business with him. Read more here.
Court Hears Case of Canadian City Sued by Pro-Life Group Over Barring Bridge Light Display. A court in Canada heard oral arguments in a case deciding whether the Alberta March for Life Association was wrongfully denied the right to promote an event via a lights system on a city bridge. Read more here.
Media Announce Biden Plans to Scrap Trump’s Pro-Life Policies. Media outlets report that Joe Biden will first and foremost abide by the wishes of the abortion industry and reverse President Trump’s Title X family planning rule that underscored that abortion is not family planning. Read more here.
States Passed 19 Pro-Life Laws in 2020. Despite the coronavirus shutdowns and limited legislative sessions, 13 states still made protections for unborn babies a priority in 2020. Read more here.
Bishops Push Back on Massachusetts Abortion Expansion. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, joined by Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester and Bishop Edgar da Cunha of Fall River, issued a joint statement against state House Amendment 759 and state Senate Amendment 180, measures that would expand legal abortion. Read more here.
Bangladesh Authorities Make Arrests After College Student Dies From Botched Illegal Abortion. Four arrests have been made in the South Asian country of Bangladesh after a college student died from complications of a botched illegal abortion. Read more here.
List of Pro-Life Women Elected to U.S. Congress Continues to Grow. California’s Young Kim became the 17th pro-life woman elected to Congress in the 2020 election cycle with more races still to be called. Read more here.
Biden Names Abortion Activist as Chief of Staff. The Biden campaign announced abortion activist Ronald Klain as the White House Chief of Staff, should Joe Biden be the confirmed winner of the 2020 election. Read more here.
New Coronavirus Vaccine Not Created With Fetal Cells From Aborted Babies. Moderna announced that it has successfully created a new vaccine to combat the coronavirus which was developed without using fetal cells. Read more here.
U.S. Pushes Back on Abortion at Human Rights Council. U.S. representatives pushed back against attacks on the United States’ abortion record during the UN’s Universal Periodic Review. Read more here.
MA Budget Amendment Legalizes Abortions Up to Birth. Massachusetts House lawmakers passed a radical pro-abortion measure to expand late-term abortions and allow young girls to abort their unborn babies without a parent’s knowledge or consent. Read more here.
New Poll Shows Pro-Life Senators Narrowly Leading Challengers. A new poll looking at the January Senate run-offs in Georgia shows the two pro-life incumbents narrowly leading their challengers. Read more here.
Nearly 20K People Call for Emmerdale to Cancel Abortion Storyline. Nearly twenty thousand people have signed a petition calling on ITV to cancel an upcoming storyline of classic British soap opera, Emmerdale, which has a plot centered on the disability-selective abortion of a baby with Down’s syndrome. Read more here.
Baptist Church Passes Resolution Calling for End to Abortion. The Kentucky Baptist Convention approved a pro-life resolution calling for prayers to end “the scourge of legalized abortion in our state and nation.” Read more here.
MA House to Vote on Radical Abortion Amendment. Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo will push for a vote on an amendment to the annual budget bill that would codify abortion rights into state law, legalize abortions until birth, and allow abortionists to deny care to infants who survive the procedure. Read more here.
SCOTUS Again Delays Decision on Mississippi Abortion Law. Pro-life advocates are hopeful the U.S. Supreme Court will review an abortion law in Mississippi, even though the court once again delayed its decision on whether to hear the case. Read more here.
Successful Pfizer Vaccine Developed Without Fetal Cells. Research on a new Pfizer vaccine that proved 90 percent effective in clinical trials against COVID-19 did not use fetal cells and is “ethically uncontroversial,” according to a pro-life research and education institute. Read more here.
Pro-Life Doctors Ask SCOTUS to Uphold Title X Funding Rule. The U.S. Supreme Court should hear appeals backing HHS rules that block recipients of Title X family planning funds from performing or making referrals for abortions, a group of pro-life obstetricians and gynecologists have said. Read more here.
Biden Executive Order Would Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood. Joe Biden has released a set of priorities for the first days of his presidency, including the promise to reverse President Donald Trump’s Protect Life rule that ensures taxpayers aren’t forced to fund groups like Planned Parenthood that perform and promote abortions in other countries. Read more here.
Pro-Life Nonprofit Helps Indiana Cut Abortion Rate. The nonprofit behind an Indiana Department of Health Services program for parents and expectant mothers is celebrating six years serving Hoosiers and an 8% decrease in the state abortion rate during that period. Read more here.
Number of Pro-Life Women in U.S. House Doubles. National pro-life groups are celebrating the victories: 11 pro-life incumbent women have won reelection, and 13 new pro-life women were elected to the House. Read more here.
TN Seeks to Reinstate Waiting Period Before Abortion. Tennessee’s Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is appealing a recent district court decision that overturned the state’s 2015 law requiring a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Read more here.
Alabama City Passes Pre-Born ‘Safe City’ Resolution. Prattville is the first city in Alabama to pass a resolution calling itself “a safe city for pre-born children and lives in all stages.” Read more here.
UK Govt Questioned Over Potential Use of Aborted Baby Body Parts. Health Minister Edward Argar was questioned by MP Jim Shannon regarding the use of tissues or organs from aborted babies in medical research. Read more here.
Student Expelled From Canadian Medical School for Pro-Life Views. Rafael Zaki, a Christian medical student in Canada, has been expelled from the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine because he expressed pro-life views on Facebook. Read more here.
Biden Says Taxpayers Must Pay for Abortions. Former Vice President Joe Biden says that the Hyde Amendment must be repealed so that taxpayer money can be used to pay for abortions through Medicaid and that he will create a “public option” health care plan that also covers abortions. Read more here.
Louisiana Voters Pass Pro-Life Amendment. Louisiana voters approved a bipartisan constitutional amendment declaring that abortion is not a constitutionally enshrined right. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Defeat Colorado Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions. Healthy, late-term unborn babies capable of surviving outside the womb can still be aborted for any reason in Colorado after voters rejected a ballot measure that would have banned late-term abortions. Read more here.
Polish Pro-Abortion Leader Urges ‘Revolt’ Against Catholic Church. A leader of Poland’s pro-abortion movement urged Catholics to oppose the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion in the country, even suggesting the possibility of vandalism or other attacks on Catholic churches. Read more here.
Poland Sees Day 11 of Abortion Ruling Protests. Protests triggered by the tightening of Poland’s strict abortion law took place for an 11th day in the predominantly Catholic nation. Read more here.
Brazilian Court Prohibits ‘Catholic’ Name for Abortion Advocacy Group. A Brazilian court has ruled that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” must remove the term “Catholic” from its name, as the organization’s goals are incompatible with the values of the Catholic Church. Read more here.
Swedish Health Minister Welcomes ‘Abortion Tourism.’ A top health official in Sweden welcomed Polish women to come there to abort their unborn babies after Poland’s high court ruled to protect unborn babies with disabilities from discriminatory abortions. Read more here.
NZ Deputy PM Who ‘Betrayed’ Pro-Life Voters Has Entire Party Voted Out. New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the New Zealand First Party, Winston Peters, has seen his entire party voted out of the New Zealand Parliament following the decision to join Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party in bringing forward the most extreme abortion law in the world to the New Zealand Parliament. Read more here.
Poland’s President Compromises on Abortion. Poland’s president has suggested an abortion bill that would allow for the direct killing of unborn babies diagnosed with fatal illnesses. Read more here.
Trump Encourages ‘Adoption as an Alternative to Abortion’ in Proclamation. President Trump issued a proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month and saying his administration is committed to boosting resources to assist children in need. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Tells People to Vote for Biden Because He Supports Unlimited Abortion. Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized the future of abortion on demand when asked for the top reasons why Americans should vote for Joe Biden. Read more here.
Polish Catholics Launch Global Rosary Crusade Against Abortion. Polish pro-lifers have launched a week-long global prayer crusade for an end to abortion and in atonement for the sin of abortion around the world. Read more here.
Trump to Enforce Compliance on Abortion Overseas. Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development John Barsa announced a new effort to enforce abortion-related restrictions on foreign assistance. Read more here.
Poland’s Leader Wants Churches Defended Against Pro-Abortion Demonstrations. Poland’s ruling party leader urged his supporters to defend the nation’s churches, potentially setting the stage for clashes with demonstrators angry at a court ruling that severely restricts abortions. Read more here.
Marie Stopes Hoping to Recruit More Students Into ‘Abortion Care.’ Marie Stopes International is attempting to encourage young medical students into providing abortions as it faces potential shortages in trained medical professionals willing to do abortions. Read more here.
Trump Administration Calls Out UN Secretary General on Abortion. The Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development has sent a scathing letter to the UN Secretary General for allowing UN experts to promote abortion and told him to make “a course-correction for the greater good of the UN.” Read more here.
Putin Orders Govt to Do More to Reduce Abortions. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to do more to reduce the number of abortions in the country by offering more support to pregnant women. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Spend Over $8M to Stop Colorado Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions. Opponents of a ballot measure that would ban abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, have raised $8.7 million — about 14 times as much as the groups pushing the initiative. Read more here.
UN’s Human Rights Council to Review U.S. Record on Human Rights. The Human Rights Council will review the record of the Trump administration next month and are expected to criticize the administration, including U.S. pro-life laws and policies. Read more here.
Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Abortion Lawsuit Against Huntsville Clinic. The Alabama Supreme Court upheld a ruling dismissing Ryan Magers’ case against the Alabama Women’s Center, an abortion facility in Huntsville that aborted his unborn baby in 2017. Read more here.
Poland Feminists Launch Nationwide Strike to Protest Abortion Ruling. Pro-abortion feminists in Poland are planning a national strike to protest a new court ruling that protects unborn babies with disabilities from abortions. Read more here.
Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives Six Hours in Morgue Refrigerator. A premature baby has been found alive after being in a morgue refrigerator for six hours in Pueblo, Mexico. Read more here.
Angry Women Block Traffic Across Poland Over Abortion Ban. Women’s rights activists and many thousands of supporters held another day of protests across Poland to express their fury at a top court decision that tightens the nation’s abortion law. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Push for Expanded Abortion Access in Massachusetts. U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey joined reproductive rights advocates in an online rally to protect and expand legal protections for abortion in Massachusetts. Read more here.
Pro-Life Campaigners Gather Outside UK Parliament to Commemorate Abortion ‘Crisis.’ Pro-life campaigners from across the UK gathered outside the Palace of Westminster in Parliament Square to commemorate the more than 9.5 million lives lost since the passing of the Abortion Act in 1967. Read more here.
UK Govt Minister: ‘Disability Abortion Bias Must Not Happen.’ Medical personnel should not show “any bias towards abortion” if they suspect there may be a problem with a pregnancy, the UK Minister for Care has said. Read more here.
Mississippi Abortion Decision Due As Amy Coney Barrett Joins U.S. Supreme Court. As new Justice Amy Coney Barrett takes her seat at the Supreme Court, one of the first decisions on her desk will be the court’s consideration of whether to review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Read more here.
Colorado’s Late-Term Abortion Ban Referendum ‘Too Close to Call.’ A Colorado ballot initiative aimed at banning late-term abortions in most circumstances has an uncertain future, with a recent poll labeling its fate “too close to call.” Read more here.
University President Overrules Student Govt, Allows Pro-Life Group on Campus. The president of the University of Northern Iowa recently overruled a student government decision which denied Students for Life an opportunity to establish a club due to alleged fears that they wanted to start a “hate group.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Rioters Attack Polish Churches in Revenge for Pro-Life Ruling. Bands of pro-abortion activists attacked Catholic churches in Polish cities amidst days of protest following a historic pro-life legal ruling that eugenic abortion violates the Polish Constitution. Read more here.
Malawi Parliament Adjourns, Fails to Address Abortion Bill. Malawi Parliament adjourned sine die after concluding its seven-week meeting but failed to tackle the controversial Termination of Pregnancy bill. Read more here.
Marie Stopes Sees Record Income in 2019. The £46,716,000 handed over to Marie Stopes International from UK taxpayers accounted for over 15% of MSI’s record income of £308,265,000 in 2019. Read more here.
Argentine Bishops Call Bill to Legalize Abortion ‘Untenable.’ The Catholic bishops of Argentina have blasted a plan to introduce an abortion legalization bill in the country, saying it is “untenable and inappropriate” to prioritize abortion during an ongoing pandemic. Read more here.
MPs Fear Prenatal Testing Will Result in Discriminatory Abortions Against Down’s Syndrome Babies. Politicians fear the roll-out of prenatal tests for Down’s syndrome across England, Wales and Scotland will result in discriminatory abortions of babies with the condition. Read more here.
Pro-Life Declaration Signed by 32 Nations. A virtual gathering was held in Washington, D.C. by a coalition of nations that have signed a new Geneva Consensus Declaration that there is “no human right to abortion.” Read more here.
Poland Bans Eugenic Abortions. Poland’s top court ruled that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the country’s abortion laws that are among the strictest in Europe. Read more here.
U.S. and Brazil Lead Coalition Affirming Family, Life at Inter-American Summit. A joint statement from delegations of the U.S., Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Santa Lucia, and Venezuela affirms that the countries are committed to defending “the sovereign right of nations to make their own laws related to the protection of life from the moment of conception.” Read more here.
Mississippi Asks Supreme Court to Review Its 15-Week Abortion Ban. The Mississippi attorney general again petitioned the Supreme Court to review the state’s 15-week abortion ban, a case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade and has the potential to reverse the landmark 1973 decision. Read more here.
Polish Protestors Rally Against Ruling That Limits Abortion. Thousands of protesters across Poland took to the streets in angry protest after a top court banned almost all grounds for abortion in the country. Read more here.
Group Releases Song Thanking God for Abortion Access. A New York performance group, Thank God for Abortion, has released a music video and song where members “thank God” for abortion access. Read more here.
Trump Admin Set to Sign Int’l Declaration Aimed at Restricting Abortion. The Trump administration will join five other countries signing the Geneva Consensus which seeks to prohibit abortion. Read more here.
UK’s Largest Abortion Provider Announces New Chief Executive. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has announced that Clare Murphy will take over for Ann Furedi as Chief Executive in January 2021. Read more here.
Slovak Parliament Narrowly Rejects Tightening Abortion Rules. The Slovak parliament narrowly rejected a motion by conservative lawmakers to tighten abortion rules by doubling waiting periods to 96 hours, banning clinics from advertising services and making women declare their reasons for termination. Read more here.
Kenyan Abortion Facility Forced to Close After ‘Fake’ Doctors Found Performing Illegal Abortions. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council has ordered the closure of Prestige Health Point Medical Centre and suspended its operating license with immediate effect, pending investigation of unlicensed doctors performing illegal abortions. Read more here.
Report: Pregnancy Resource Centers Served Nearly 2 Million People in 2019. The Charlotte Lozier Institute has released its latest study on the impact of pro-life pregnancy resource centers, showing that they provided approximately 1.85 million people in the United States with free services in 2019. Read more here.
Pro-Life Democrats Make the Case for Abortion Ban in Colorado. Pro-life Democrats in Colorado have been vocal in support of a ballot measure to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, stressing its mainstream appeal and the need to give care to vulnerable human beings who can survive outside of the womb. Read more here.
LA Ballot Measure Will Decide Whether State Constitution Should Be Amended to Say No ‘Right to Abortion.’ Residents in Louisiana will vote on a ballot initiative that asks whether the state Constitution should be amended to include a sentence declaring that there is no “right to abortion” in the state. Read more here.
UK High Court to Hear Landmark Case Against Discriminatory Abortion Law. The High Court in London will hear a landmark case against the UK government over the country’s discriminatory abortion legislation, which singles out babies with disabilities by allowing terminations right up to birth for conditions including Down’s syndrome. Read more here.
South Korea’s Abortion Law Revision Plan Sparks Controversy. Both sides of the abortion argument are strongly criticizing the South Korean government’s plans to reverse the blanket ban on abortions that was imposed in 1953 and revise the law to permit a termination before the 14th week of a pregnancy. Read more here.
Federal Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Law. A federal appeals court has upheld a decades-old Kentucky law requiring abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and an ambulance service in case of medical emergencies. Read more here.
Leading Scottish Doctor Outlines Serious Issues With ‘DIY’ Abortions. A leading Scottish doctor has voiced opposition to the proposed extension of ‘DIY’ home abortions in Scotland, citing the multiple dangers which could affect women if ‘DIY’ home abortions are allowed on a permanent basis. Read more here.
Colorado Abortion Ban Backers Optimistic. Polling shows a close race for a Colorado ballot measure seeking to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, and backers are “very optimistic” that they will succeed, even while abortion advocates have outraised pro-life campaigners by millions in the weeks leading to the election. Read more here.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Abortion Waiting Period. A federal judge ruled unconstitutional a mandatory 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions in Tennessee, which had been in effect since 2015. Read more here.
Facebook Censors Pro-Life Ad Exposing Biden/Harris Position on Abortion. Facebook is censoring an advertisement from a pro-life group that exposes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for supporting abortions up to birth. Read more here.
Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Pro-Life Law. A Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel struck down a Texas pro-life law that could potentially protect thousands of second-trimester unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Prosecutors Say They’ll Refuse to Press Charges for Abortion Even If Roe v. Wade is Overturned. Dozens of elected prosecutors and attorneys general from across the United States issued a joint statement that they will not criminalize abortion even if Roe v. Wade were overturned. Read more here.
BPAS Fails to Provide Pre-Abortion Counseling Services to Pregnant Woman. A pregnant woman has shared her “traumatic” experience having an abortion after being denied counseling services by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. Read more here.
Former Abortion Workers Submit Letter in Support of ACB Confirmation. A former Planned Parenthood director who left the abortion industry has sent a letter on behalf of more than 550 former abortion workers to U.S. senators in support of the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more here.
Chemical Abortions Halted in Northern Ireland Due to ‘Limited Resources.’ Abortion services in one of Northern Ireland’s biggest health trusts have stopped due to limited resources. Read more here.
Abortions Spike in Hong Kong After Pandemic. A family planning group in Hong Kong recorded a significant increase in the number of abortions and applications for abortions it processed in the first eight months of this year. Read more here.
Nurse Considers Legal Action After ‘DIY’ Abortion Left Her Needing Emergency Surgery. A nurse who feared for her life and needed emergency surgery after taking “DIY” home abortion pills is considering legal action against Marie Stopes UK. Read more here.
Attempt to Fast-Track Abortion Legalization Bill in Mexico Fails. A fast-tracked vote on legislation that would legalize abortion without parental consent for girls 13 years and older in Mexico was postponed and will now be subject to a full debate in the Senate. Read more here.
New French Law Would Remove All Abortion Restrictions Up to 14 Weeks. A law aiming to extend the period of legal abortion without conditions in France was adopted by the National Assembly and will now move to the Senate. Read more here.
Dozens of Aborted Babies Buried in Graves Without Mothers’ Permission. Dozens of aborted fetuses have been buried in Rome with the names of their mothers inscribed on a cross, without their mothers’ knowledge. Read more here.
SCOTUS Rejects Request to Reinstate Abortion Pill Restriction. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s request to reinstate a rule requiring patients to obtain the first pill required to induce a medical abortion at an in-person appointment with their doctor. Read more here.
South Korea Proposes New Law Allowing Abortion Up to 14 Weeks. South Korea’s National Assembly is considering a proposal to allow abortion up to 14 weeks as the deadline approaches to revise the country’s abortion law. Read more here.
Amnesty Int’l Faces Criticism for New Abortion Stance. The human rights advocacy group Amnesty International is facing criticism over its revised policy expressing support for unrestricted abortion up to birth. Read more here.
Spain Seeks to Repeal Parental Consent for Abortion. The Spanish Equality Minister said it is “more than necessary” to repeal a law that requires parental consent for children aged 16 and 17 who want to procure an abortion. Read more here.
Many American Christians Believe the Bible is ‘Ambiguous’ on Abortion. A report by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University found that over four in ten American Christians hold to the belief that the Bible is ‘ambiguous’ on the hot button topic of abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Life Student Groups Gagged by Scottish Universities. An investigation by two pro-life campaign organizations has called out a number of Scottish universities for censoring pro-life student groups. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Pill Expected Any Day. The U.S. Supreme Court could be days away from issuing a decision on federal regulations banning the abortion pill from being administered without an in-person doctor’s visit. Read more here.
Lawyers Insist Abortion for Disabilities ‘Absolutely Incompatible’ With Polish Constitution. Pro-lifers believe that Poland’s constitutional court is poised to find eugenic abortion incompatible with the Polish constitution. Read more here.
Biden Says He’ll Make Abortion ‘Law of the Land’ if SCOTUS Overturns Roe. U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told an NBC town hall event that he would enshrine abortion rights in federal law if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
YouTube, Vimeo Censor Video of Premature Babies Refused Medical Care in Ohio Hospital. YouTube and Vimeo removed a video posted by the pro-life non-profit Created Equal, showing footage of premature twin boys after they had been delivered in a hospital, only to be denied care by doctors and nurses and left to die. Read more here.
Vatican Tells UN It is ‘Deeply Concerned’ By Push to ‘Reinterpret’ Human Rights. A Vatican representative told the United Nations that the Holy See was “deeply concerned” by moves “to reinterpret the very foundations of human rights,” specifically criticizing the promotion of abortion as a supposed “right.” Read more here.
Abortions in France Hit Record High. The number of abortion procedures carried out in France during 2019 was the highest on record, according to new statistics. Read more here.
Over 130 Med Professionals Sign Petition in Favor of Late-Term Abortion Ban. More than 130 healthcare professionals in Colorado have signed a letter affirming support for Proposition 115, a measure appearing on the November 3rd ballot that would ban abortion in the state after 22 weeks. Read more here.
Second County in NC Becomes ‘Safe County’ for Unborn Children. The Davie County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina voted unanimously to become the second Safe County for pre-born children in the nation, as part of the Personhood Alliance’s Safe Cities and Counties initiative. Read more here.
Two Women Bleed Profusely After Botched Abortions. Two women seeking abortions at the Austin Women’s Health Center were transported by ambulance to South Austin Hospital in Austin, Texas after both suffered uncontrolled hemorrhaging. Read more here.
Doctors Petition Supreme Court to Allow Title X Funds for Abortion Providers. The American Medical Association asked the Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision that upheld a ban on federal family planning funds for abortion providers. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Sees 664 Abortions Since Change in Law. After new laws came into force on March 31, 664 medical abortions have been carried out in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Amnesty International Calls for ‘Universal Right to Abortion.’ Amnesty International has announced a new abortion policy which calls for countries around the world to introduce abortion-on-demand, for any reason, up to birth and allow sex-selective abortion. Read more here.
UNM Overnighted Body Parts of 19-Week-Old Aborted Baby to Florida University. New documents obtained by the pro-life group Abortion On Trial reveal that the University of New Mexico overnighted the body parts of a 19-week-old aborted baby to the University of South Florida in 2016. Read more here.
NJ Gov Introduces Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy introduced the Reproductive Freedom Act, which would keep abortion on demand legal in New Jersey even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Read more here.
Tennessee’s Abortion Pill Reversal Law Temporarily Blocked. A federal judge temporarily blocked a Tennessee law that requires doctors to inform patients seeking medical abortion that the procedure could be reversed if the patient acts quickly. Read more here.
MP Criticizes UK Govt for Imposing Discriminatory Disability Abortion on Northern Ireland. DUP MP Carla Lockhart has criticized the UK government for imposing discriminatory abortion legislation on Northern Ireland, which allows babies prenatally diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome to be aborted right up to birth. Read more here.
Fifteenth Texan City Becomes ‘Sanctuary’ for the Unborn. The West Texas city of New Home joined the growing number of cities which have passed enforceable ordinances outlawing the act of abortion within their city limits. Read more here.
Satanic Temple Sues Company That Rejected Group’s Billboards. A lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple alleges that an advertising company unfairly refused to display some billboards promoting a ritual offered by the group to help people bypass abortion rules in some states. Read more here.
Creation Museum Launches Pro-Life Exhibit. The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky has launched a groundbreaking new pro-life exhibit which features life-like models depicting a baby’s development in the womb, 4D ultrasound videos, and biblical and scientific evidence that human life begins at fertilization. Read more here.
Argentina President Under Pressure to Legalize Abortion. Pro-choice campaigners are renewing pressure on President Alberto Fernández to make good on his electoral pledge to legalize abortion in Argentina. Read more here.
Majority of Malawi MPs Reveal Intention to Defeat Extreme Abortion Bill. A survey of 141 of Malawi’s 188 MPs found that 80% of lawmakers surveyed (113) will reject the Termination of Pregnancy bill because it legalizes killing. Read more here.
Mexican Women Demanding Legalization of Abortion Clash With Police. Women charged police lines and threw Molotov cocktails at officers in Mexico City during protests demanding the legalization of abortion in the majority Roman Catholic country. Read more here.
HHS to Investigate Ohio Hospital for Leaving 22-Week Twins to Die. An Ohio hospital has come under investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, accused of denying two premature infants medical care and allowing them to die instead. Read more here.
Ecuadorian President Vetoes Health Code Bill. The Ecuadorian president vetoed the entire Health Code bill passed by the country’s legislature. The bill would have opened the door to abortion and teaching gender ideology to minors. Read more here.
Scotland Looks to Extend ‘Abortion at Home’ Beyond Pandemic. Restrictions on at-home abortions could soon be lifted permanently in Scotland, with the government looking to keep emergency changes made as a result of the coronavirus in place beyond the pandemic. Read more here.
German City Hall Cancels ‘Safe Abortion Day’ Activism. The local government of Munich, Germany, refrained from lighting up city hall in purple in support of “International Safe Abortion Day” after backlash from pro-lifers and Catholics, the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, and higher levels of government. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Propose Bill to Let States Opt Out of Medicaid Payments to Abortion Businesses. Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe have proposed the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, which would allow states to exclude abortion businesses from receiving Medicaid payments. Read more here.
Down’s Syndrome Abortions Likely to Increase in Scotland. The number of babies with Down’s Syndrome aborted in Scotland is likely to increase following a decision announced by Public Health Scotland to roll out nationwide screening for the condition across all NHS hospitals. Read more here.
House of Commons Leader: ‘Abortion Safeguards Must Be Put Back.’ Jacob Rees-Mogg, Leader of the UK House of Commons, has said it is “incredibly important” that safeguards against at-home abortions are reinstated “as soon as possible.” Read more here.
Trump Signs ‘Born Alive’ Executive Order. President Trump signed an executive order ordering the Health and Human Services Department to ensure that federally funded facilities provide life-saving medical care for infants who survive abortions. Read more here.
UN Agencies Pressure Malawi to Liberalize Abortion. A proposed bill in Malawi would allow “safe” and “legal” abortions in cases of fetal anomalies, cases of rape or incest, and if the pregnancy is said to threaten the physical or mental health of the mother. Read more here.
New ‘Abortion Finder’ Tool Helps Women Find Abortion Clinics. Located at AbortionFinder.org, a new search tool for women to find abortion providers includes more than 750 clinics, making it “the most comprehensive directory of trusted and verified abortion service providers in the United States.” Read more here.
U.S. Bishops Tell Catholic Voters Abortion is ‘Preeminent Issue’ in 2020 Election. America’s Catholic bishops are reiterating the Church’s longstanding teaching that abortion is the “preeminent” social issue when it comes to voting. Read more here.
NI Warns of Medical Abortion Risks. Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has warned that women who self-administer medical abortions at home are “at risk.” Read more here.
UK Abortion Clinic Censorship Zones Bill Fails to Pass. A radical abortion clinic censorship zone bill brought forward by Rupa Huq MP has failed to pass through the Commons at its Second Reading. Read more here.
Pope Francis Decries Abortion in UN Message. Speaking to the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly via a video message, Pope Francis said that the problem of today’s “throwaway culture” was rooted in a disrespect for human dignity. Read more here.
TN District Attorney Refuses to Enforce New Abortion Law. Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk has declined to enforce an abortion law passed this year which requires abortion providers to inform women that chemical abortions may be reversible halfway through the two-drug process. Read more here.
Trump to Sign ‘Born-Alive’ Order Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortion. President Donald Trump announced that he will sign an executive order to ensure that babies who are born alive receive proper medical care. Read more here.
UNM E-mails Show Repeated Demand for Aborted Baby Brains and Hearts. Documents detailing repeated requests for aborted fetal body parts from the University of New Mexico have been released after being used as evidence in the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. Read more here.
Trump to UN: Protect the Unborn. President Trump told world leaders that the United States is committed to “protecting unborn children” in remarks to the United Nations General Assembly. Read more here.
Data Show Increase in U.S. Abortions. The Charlotte Lozier Institute published a new report on emerging abortion trends in the United States which showed a nearly two percent increase in abortions from 2017 to 2018. Read more here.
Thousands of Pro-Lifers Take Part in German ‘March for Life.’ More than 3,000 pro-lifers gathered in the German capital to participate in the annual “March for Life.” Read more here.
U.S. Senate Democrats Block Vote on Bill to Save Babies From Abortion. Senate Democrats blocked a vote on a bill to save unborn babies from being killed in more abortions using the dangerous abortion pill that is increasingly sold by mail. Read more here.
Colorado to Vote on Banning Late-Term Abortions. During the General Election in November, Colorado residents will vote on a ballot initiative that will decide whether to ban abortions after 22 weeks. Read more here.
Polish President Joins Warsaw March for Life. The March for Life and Family passed through the streets of Warsaw joined by President Andrzej Duda. Read more here.
Survey Shows Drop in Global Approval of Abortion. The survey involving 17,500 adults across 25 countries showed that 70 percent think abortion should be legal in some circumstances, down from 75 percent just four years ago. Read more here.
MP Calls for End to Sex-Selective Abortion in Canada. Introduced by Cathy Wagantall MP, the Sex Selective Abortion Act would prohibit medical professionals from performing abortions “knowing that the abortion is sought solely on the grounds of the child’s genetic sex.” Read more here.
Record Participation Anticipated for 40 Days for Life Despite Pandemic. The annual pro-life prayer vigil campaign 40 Days for Life will reportedly break a record for the most participating cities this year, despite pandemic-related shutdowns. Read more here.
Trump Admin Moves to Close Abortion Funding Loopholes Overseas. This week the U.S. State Department proposed a new rule that further expands the so-called Mexico City Policy to federal government contractors and subcontractors. Currently the policy, which blocks U.S. funding to abortion-promoting groups overseas, is limited to foreign organizations receiving global health assistance grants. Read more here.
Malawi Considers Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth. An extreme abortion bill, which has the backing of international abortion organization Ipas and would allow abortion on demand right up to the point of birth, is due to be brought forward to Malawi’s National Assembly. Read more here.
Religious Bodies Unite Against Malawi Abortion Law. Religious organizations representing Muslims and Christians have asked Members of Parliament in Malawi to reject a bill which would legalize abortion. Read more here.
New Billboards Promote Taxpayer-Funded Abortions in Chicago. The pro-abortion billboards are part of the Chicago Abortion Fund’s campaign to inform Illinois women that they may be able to get taxpayers to pay for their abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Stands Against ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health’ as Promotion of Abortion at UN. U.S. diplomat Jason Mack stated that the U.S. does not “accept references to sexual and reproductive health,” pointing to the use of the phrase to legitimize abortion as a “health service.” Read more here.
City Rejects Proposed Fence to Shield Abortion Clinic. An Illinois city council rejected a request to approve the construction of a fence around an abortion facility to prevent pro-lifers from reaching out to women with information, support and prayer. Read more here.
BMA Backs Calls to Continue DIY Home Abortions. In the latest push to make home abortions permanent, the British Medical Association has voted through a motion in support of continuing remote prescription of early abortion pills after the pandemic. Read more here.
Dozens of Prayer Vigils Held in U.S. to Remember Babies Killed in Abortion. The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children began in 2013 on the 25th anniversary of the burial of 1,500 abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to the Pro-Life Action League. Read more here.
U.S. Joins Vatican in Condemning UN Resolution Promoting Abortion as ‘Health Care.’ Both United States and Vatican representatives to the UN criticized the inclusion of language promoting “sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights” in the “Comprehensive and Coordinated Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” resolution recently passed by the UN. Read more here.
BPAS Hails Record Abortion Numbers as Pandemic Success Story. The UK’s largest abortion provider, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, has declared the significant rise in the number of abortions performed so far in 2020 as “one of the few healthcare success stories of this pandemic.” Read more here.
Former Employee at Whole Woman’s Health Says They Exploit Abortion ‘Loopholes.’ A former employee of Whole Woman’s Health in Texas has spoken out about her experience working for the abortion chain notorious for disregarding patient safety and state regulations. Read more here.
Abortion Giant Pushing to Legalize Abortion in Kenya as 85% Say It ‘Should Never Be Permitted.’ Abortion giant IPAS is seeking a review into the widespread decriminalization of abortion across Africa, starting in Kenya, despite 85% of Kenyans saying abortion should never be permitted. Read more here.
City in Court for Unequal Treatment of Pro-Life Group. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has filed an application for judicial review on behalf of Alberta March for Life Association against the City of Edmonton, after the city abruptly cancelled a scheduled lighting of the High Level Bridge for the 2019 March for Life, calling the event too “polarizing.” Read more here.
Pro-Life Lawyers Oppose Bill to Legalize Abortion in DR. A group of pro-life lawyers in the Dominican Republic have called on lawmakers to reject a bill legalizing abortion in certain cases. Read more here.
License of Arkansas Abortionist Suspended Over Public Endangerment. An Arkansas abortionist, Thomas H. Tvedten, 74, has had his medical license suspended on an emergency basis after the Arkansas State Medical Board determined that his acts of “gross negligence and ignorant malpractice” on a minor girl posed a danger to the public. Read more here.
Armenian Opposition MP to Introduce Bill Banning Abortion. Armenian MP Naira Zohrabyan plans to introduce a bill in parliament which preserves an unborn baby’s right to life. Read more here.
Trump Admin Proposes Mexico City Policy Expansion. The Trump administration has announced plans to expand the Mexico City Policy, which limits access to U.S. overseas aid by organizations involved in abortions, to include military and government contracts overseas. Read more here.
Hearing Nears on Three Arkansas Abortion Laws. Attorneys challenging and defending three abortion laws passed in 2019 by the Arkansas legislature are preparing to face off September 23 in oral arguments, via videoconference, before a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. Read more here.
Dubious Data Used to Promote Abortion Bill in Kenya. The Kenya Senate is considering a “reproductive health” bill that would promote abortion, jeopardize the conscience rights of health care providers, and enshrine in law a right to assisted reproductive technology, all based on highly questionable statistics. Read more here.
Infamous Abortionist Has Medical License Suspended and Clinic Shut Down. Alabama abortionist Dr. Leah N. Torres, who once bragged that babies can’t scream because she cuts their vocal cords, had her medical license suspended; additionally, the Tuscaloosa abortion clinic where she serves as medical director had their application to practice medicine denied. Read more here.
UK Org Launches Public Awareness Campaign on the Dangers of DIY Home Abortions. Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has launched a nationwide public awareness campaign on the dangers of DIY home abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Physicians Seek Continuation of Eased Access to Abortion Pill During Pandemic. Lawyers for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urged the Supreme Court to leave in place a ruling that allows patients to forego a requirement that they visit a medical office in order to obtain the abortion pill. Read more here.
UK 2020 Abortion Numbers Show Drastic Increase Over 2019’s All-Time High. Statistics released by the UK’s Department of Health & Social Care show that 109,836 abortions were performed for English and Welsh residents in the first six months of 2020. That is an increase of 4,296 from the same time period in 2019. Read more here.
New Survey Shows Less Support for Abortion Worldwide. Out of the 25 countries surveyed, 56% showed a decline in abortion support “whenever a woman decides she wants one” or “in certain circumstances, such as if a woman has been raped.” Read more here.
Seattle Church Fights State Abortion Mandate. A Seattle-area church is fighting in court for its religious rights because the state of Washington is trying to force churches to violate their pro-life religious beliefs in order to cover elective abortions in their health insurance plans. Read more here.
Argentina Abortion Bill Delayed Until 2021. Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero has confirmed that President Alberto Fernández’s government will be postponing its bill to legalize abortion until 2021. Read more here.
Gruesome Logs Detail Organs Harvested From Preborn Children in All Trimesters. The pro-life group Abortion on Trial has obtained detailed logs from the University of New Mexico describing body parts harvested from aborted children during all three trimesters of pregnancy. Read more here.
Pro-Life Demonstration Held Against Extreme Abortion Legislation in New Zealand. Over 1,000 people took part in a pro-life demonstration in New Zealand against the extreme abortion legislation which allows abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Could Rule Soon on Abortion Pill Regulations. The Supreme Court could soon rule on a major abortion case after the Trump administration appealed to maintain safety regulations of the abortion pill. Read more here.
Attempt Underway to Introduce Extreme Abortion Law in Namibia. Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said he would push to introduce abortion on demand in Namibia if he gets enough support from women, and days later Deputy Health Minister Esther Muinjangue put forward a motion calling for a debate on the topic. Read more here.
Hundreds Flood City Council Meeting Urging Abortion Ban. More than 200 residents in Lubbock, Texas, urged their city council to pass an ordinance that would outlaw abortion within the city limits before Planned Parenthood moves in. Read more here.
Uyghur Doctor Says She Killed Infants, Tore Wombs Out of Women. An unnamed Uyghur woman who claims to have worked as a gynecologist in Xinjiang, China has said that she personally sterilized women, forced them to abort children, killed infants, and tore out wombs. Read more here.
Abortion Clinic Under Criminal Investigation After Killing Woman in Botched Abortion. It has been confirmed that the death of a woman who visited the West Alabama Women’s Center abortion facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on May 7, 2020 is under criminal investigation. Read more here.
Kenyan Bishops Call on Government to Shut Down Abortion Clinics. Catholic Bishops in Kenya have called on the government to close all clinics and health units that are procuring abortions and administering contraceptives to minors and teenagers in the name of protecting them. Read more here.
Britain Sees 500 DIY Abortions Daily Since March. Since March 2020, around 500 women a day in Britain have performed their own chemical abortion at home with no medical supervision or support as a direct result of the government’s “pills by post” home abortion program. Read more here.
Court Blocks Trump Admin Abortion Rules in Maryland. A divided federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision blocking the enforcement in Maryland of Trump administration rules that prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics in the Title X program from making abortion referrals. Read more here.
Ecuador’s Bishops Speak Out Against Attempt to Liberalize Abortion Laws. If a woman presents herself to a medical center at any point after beginning an attempt to terminate her pregnancy, doctors are required to finish the procedure, a requirement bishops say violates the right of conscience objection for medical personnel. Read more here.
U.S. House Members Urge FDA to Ban Abortion Pill. In addition to 20 senators who sent a similar message, 72 Republican House members have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration demanding that the abortion pill be pulled from the market as an “imminent hazard to the public health.” Read more here.
Scottish Govt to Make Expanding Abortion Access a Priority. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Scottish Government will expand access to abortion in Scotland, despite last year’s figures being the second highest on record. Read more here.
After Outcry, PA Abortion Centers Apparently Resume Being Inspected. Abortion center inspections have apparently resumed in Pennsylvania after a five-month hiatus. Read more here.
Shrine in Memory of Aborted Children Dedicated in Mexico. The Mexican pro-life association Los Inocentes de María (Mary’s Innocent Ones) has dedicated a shrine in Guadalajara in memory of aborted children. Read more here.
Man Sold Newborn Baby for $700 After Wife Refused Abortion. Tapan Palai, of Salia Sahi, Odisha, India, is accused of kidnapping and selling his newborn son for 50,000 rupees (about $680) after his wife refused to have an abortion. Read more here.
UN Secretary General Tells Feminists He Won’t Let U.S. Undermine Abortion Rights. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he wants to “make sure that governments to do not [sic] take advantage of COVID-19 to undermine sexual and reproductive rights and to put into question the services that are provided.” Read more here.
U.S. Senators Ask the FDA to Classify the Abortion Pill as Dangerous. A group of 20 Republican senators sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, calling on Commissioner Stephen Hahn to “classify the abortion pill as an ‘imminent hazard to the public health’ that poses a ‘significant threat of danger’ and remove this pill from the U.S. market.” Read more here.
Malta Candidate for PM Says He Would Resign if Abortion is Legalized. Malta candidate for Prime Minister Bernard Grech said he would be ready to resign as PM if Malta votes for the introduction of abortion so that he would not be the PM under whom Malta introduces the controversial practice. Read more here.
New Billboards Across U.S. Declare: ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter.’ A new awareness campaign is placing billboards across the country that draw attention to the No. 1 killer of black lives in America: abortion. Read more here.
UK May Make At-Home Abortions Permanent. The United Kingdom is seriously considering making permanent a temporary measure allowing for women to do medical abortions at home without going to a clinic, as about 90,000 at-home medical abortions have occurred since the rule was suspended in March. Read more here.
Man Kills Pregnant Girlfriend and Unborn Baby After She Refuses Abortion. A Tennessee man is accused of murdering a pregnant woman and her unborn baby after she refused to have an abortion. Tennessee law recognizes “a human embryo or fetus at any stage of gestation in utero” as a victim of murder. Read more here.
Abortion Debate Continues in Bangladesh. A court ruling in Bangladesh has triggered a fresh debate over abortion in the socially and religiously conservative Muslim-majority South Asian nation. Read more here.
Latin America Sought Help for Pandemic, UN Gave Them Abortion. A coalition of 434 human rights organizations have backed an International Manifesto for the Right to Life in response to abortion provision sections in the United Nations Population Fund’s Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19. Read more here.
German Court Fines Pro-Life Activist for Comparing Abortionists to Nazis. The District Court of Hamburg ruled on a petition for an injunction filed by Dr. Kristina Hanel of Giessen against pro-life activist Klaus Gunter Annen, ordering Annen to pay Hanel $7,000 as compensation for comparing abortionists to Nazis. Read more here.
Speaker Pelosi Will Try to Push for Direct Federal Funding of Abortions Next Year. U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are expected to end the Hyde Amendment and push for the direct federal funding of abortions next year, paid for out of the pockets of taxpayers. Read more here.
Studies Confirm Abortion ‘Major Cause of Death’ for Blacks. Using abortion reporting data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one study found that “black women have been experiencing abortions at a rate nearly four times that of white women for more than 30 years.” Read more here.
Texas Capital Sends Money to Abortion Groups, Gets Sued for Breaking Law. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society have sued the City of Austin, Texas, for giving taxpayer money to organizations that help women obtain abortions in violation of state law. Read more here.
Four Million Have Received Tangible Help Thanks to Pro-Life Hotline. Heartbeat International has announced that OptionLine, its pro-life contact center, “served its 4 millionth client with life-saving assistance and resources.” Read more here.
Montreal Man Sentenced for Killing Unborn Child. Sofiane Ghazi, a Montrealer who pleaded guilty to stabbing his unborn baby to death, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 15 years. Read more here.
Ireland’s Govt Spent Millions on Medical Abortion in 2019. Ireland’s Health Service Executive spent €2.9 million providing medical abortions through general practitioners in 2019. This figure does not include surgical abortions, which only occur in hospital settings beyond nine weeks or medical terminations provided through a hospital. Read more here.
Since 2015, 27 Babies Have Survived Abortions in Florida. Information collected from Florida abortion providers reveals that as abortions appear to be on the rise in the state, 27 babies were reported as born alive during abortions between 2015 and August 2020 in the state. Read more here.
Over 13,000 Unborn Killed by Abortion in Scotland. New statistics have revealed that 13,583 unborn children were killed by abortion in Scotland in 2019, which is the second highest number of deaths recorded since the United Kingdom’s Abortion Act came into force in April 1968. Read more here.
Record Low Number of Children With Down Syndrome Born in Denmark. According to a report from the National Cytogenetic Central Registry, just 18 children with Down Syndrome were born across Denmark in 2019 – the lowest figure since the registry began in 1970. Read more here.
As South Korea Revises Abortion Law, Catholics Mobilize to Protect Unborn Life. For more than 500 days, a demonstrator has stood before South Korea’s government offices in a protest against the Constitutional Court’s decision to end the country’s abortion ban. Read more here.
U.S. Ambassador Lambasts UN Experts Who Promote Abortion. The letter is the latest salvo in an ongoing tussle between the Trump administration and the UN system over the UN’s promotion of abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Texas Renews Court Effort to Ban Dismemberment Abortions. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a petition in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging the full 17-member court to hear arguments on whether enforcement of the state’s ban on dismemberment abortions should be allowed pending a final appellate court decision. Read more here.
New Abortion Course for Health Students to be Offered at Dalhousie University. Students in a new course about abortion care will learn the process of performing surgical abortions, be trained in follow-up care, and explore what their role is in educating patients about contraceptive options. Read more here.
Americans React to Kamala Harris’ Call for Post-20 Week Abortions With Pictures of Their 20-Week-Olds. People are sharing photos of their children at 20 weeks gestation after a 2018 tweet from Sen. Kamala Harris resurfaced, in which she advocated against a ban on abortions past 20 weeks. Read more here.
Pro-Life Movement is Spreading Across Latin America. The pro-life message has been gaining traction across Latin America these past few years in a movement known as the “Light Blue Wave.” Read more here.
U.S. Bishops Praise Trump Admin Curbs on Fetal Tissue Research. U.S. bishops have applauded the Trump Administration’s move to withhold federal funds from research that involves tissue obtained from the bodies of aborted infants. Read more here.
Challenge Continues on Arkansas Abortion Laws. The ACLU has asked the full 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision of a three-judge panel to lift an injunction against four anti-abortion laws in Arkansas. Read more here.
Mother Receives Hate Mail for Not Aborting Her Children With Disabilities. A British mother of four children, two of whom are autistic, reported that she received hate mail telling her she should have aborted her disabled children. Read more here.
Chinese Doctors Propose Killing Unborn Twins, Triplets With Microwaves. Jialei Xi, Ziyi Cheng, Tianchen Wu, and other authors plan to use microwaves to selectively destroy one of two or more unborn babies sharing a placenta, and they published their protocol in the British Medical Journal on August 13. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Threatened by Man With Gun Outside Planned Parenthood. A man who started an argument with pro-lifers outside a Delaware Planned Parenthood was arrested after allegedly threatening the group with a handgun. Read more here.
Abortion Used to Weed Out Female Population in India. India outlawed sex-selective abortion in 1994; however, the practice of killing unborn females who may be viewed as a financial or cultural burden is still common practice across some Indian regions. Read more here.
American Pro-Life Leaders Look for Pro-Life Election Volunteers. As the general election for the next President of the United States kicks into high gear, pro-life activist groups planning to ramp up their outreach efforts have set aside Friday, August 28 for a National Call for Pro-life Election Volunteers. Read more here.
Pro-Life Groups Want Kenyan Reproductive Bill Withdrawn Over Abortion Concerns. Pro-life groups in Kenya are pushing for the total withdrawal without amendments of the controversial Reproductive HealthCare Bill of 2019, which they argue pushes for illegalities and practices that are not acceptable in the country. Read more here.
Two Reports Buttress Trump Policies Banning Abortion Funding Abroad, Fetal Tissue Research. The U.S. government has issued reports evaluating the Trump administration’s pro-life policies that curb taxpayer funding for abortion-related matters here and abroad and another giving recommendations on alternatives to research using fetal tissue from abortions. Read more here.
USAID Issues Statement on Implementation of Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy. The United States Agency for International Development has released the second Review of the Implementation of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy which aims to ensure that U.S. taxpayer funding does not support foreign non-governmental organizations that perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning. Read more here.
Chinese Hospitals Aborted, Killed Babies Outside Family Planning Limits. Hospitals in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region were forced to abort preborn and kill newborn babies in excess of family planning limits, according to a Uyghur obstetrician and other sources. Read more here.
Appeals Court Rules Against Pregnant Teen in Test of Florida’s Parental Consent Law. Nearly six months after the Florida legislature passed a law requiring parental consent before minors can have abortions, an appeals court has turned down arguments of a pregnant teen who sought to be exempt from the requirement. Read more here.
Pennsylvania Not Inspecting Abortion Centers Even After Gosnell Horrors. Under a Pennsylvania law passed in the aftermath of the Kermit Gosnell scandal, abortion centers must be inspected regularly for health and safety violations. Read more here.
Iowa State Professor Forbids Students to Disagree With Abortion. Iowa State University administrators took action after an English teacher forbade her students to disagree with abortion and same-sex marriage. Read more here.
President of Pro-Abortion NOW to Step Down. Citing health concerns, the president of the pro-abortion National Organization for Women stepped down amid a flurry of allegations of racism at the nation’s oldest and largest feminist organization. Read more here.
Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has signed a bill to protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Ohio Abortion Business With Expired License Calls 911 After Injuring Woman. According to pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue, an abortion business in Ohio that is operating with an expired license recently sent an abortion client to the hospital with injuries. Read more here.
Abortionist May Lose His License After Injuring Multiple Women in Botched Abortions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a formal accusation on behalf of the Medical Board of California against abortionist Donald Clyde Willis based on three patient emergencies that occurred under his watch. Read more here.
Micro-Preemie Triplets Born at 22 and 23 Weeks Thrive Months Later. Cian, Declan, and Rowan DeShane were born extremely premature with a small chance of survival before the typically accepted “age of viability” but are now said to be reaching all of their milestones. Read more here.
Vast Majority of Belgian Doctors Support ‘After-Birth Abortion’ for Babies With Disabilities. A shocking new research paper into abortion attitudes has revealed that infanticide for babies with a disability is supported by 9 in 10 Belgian physicians surveyed. Read more here.
Kenya Rejects Health Care Bill That Seeks to Legalize Abortion. The Kenyan Ministry of Health said that the scope of the bill falls short of its intended objectives as the bill whose main focus is on assisted reproduction selectively attempts to address family planning, “safe motherhood” and termination of pregnancy, reproductive health of adolescents, information and treatment of HIV/AIDS and Female Genital Mutilation. Read more here.
Lawmakers Call on Trump Admin to End Tax Breaks for Abortions. In a letter addressed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, 23 senators and 80 representatives urged the Department of the Treasury “to take swift action to issue new regulations to protect innocent human life by ending tax breaks for abortion under the guise of medical care.” Read more here.
Latest New Zealand Abortion Bill Aims to Gag Pro-Lifers. A bill in New Zealand is threatening to prevent pro-life campaigners from speaking to women outside abortion clinics in the country, just months after MPs rejected the idea. Read more here.
Explosive Post Reveals How UK Men are Trying to Force Women to Have Abortions. An explosive Mumsnet post has revealed how some men in the UK have been coercing women to undergo abortions against their will. Read more here.
Nebraska Legislature Passes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions. The bill now awaits approval from Governor Pete Ricketts, who has expressed support for the ban, to be signed into law. Read more here.
French Bishop Warns Unborn in ‘Great Danger’ in France. Bishop Bernard Ginoux of Montauban has said that France’s unborn are “in great danger” after its National Assembly voted to expand late-term abortion in cases of “psycho-social distress.” Read more here.
Austin City Council Increases Abortion Access Funding. The city council of Austin, Texas, voted to cut police funding and redirect $100,000 of those funds to abortion access, including travel, lodging, and child-care expenses for women seeking abortions. Read more here.
Nebraska Lawmakers Break Through Pro-Abortion Filibuster on D&E Abortion Ban. Near the end of July, pro-abortion Nebraska lawmakers blocked a vote on a bill to ban dismemberment (D&E) abortions, but the bill has now “won second-round approval” and will head to a final vote. Read more here.
Georgia Appeals Ruling That Blocked Restrictive Abortion Law. Georgia is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocked the restrictive abortion measure lawmakers passed last year. Read more here.
Mother’s Death Triggers Calls for State Investigation of Alabama Abortion Center. A woman has died after being seen at the West Alabama Women’s Center abortion facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and pro-life organizations are calling for an investigation of the incident. Read more here.
National Day of Remembrance Will Remember Babies Killed in Abortions. Pro-life advocates will gather across the United States on September 12 to remember the 61 million unborn babies who have been killed in abortions. Read more here.
Up-and-Coming Pregnancy Center Undeterred by Attacks. Pro-abortion advocates are lobbying the Village of Saranac Lake, New York, to rescind its approval of plans for the Adirondack Pregnancy Center, a forthcoming pregnancy help center affiliated with Heartbeat International. Read more here.
Pro-Life Leaders Say Biden-Harris ‘Most Pro-Abortion Presidential Ticket in History.’ Leaders of the U.S. pro-life movement say Senator Kamala Harris brings with her an extreme “abortion on demand through birth” position and close ties with abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
International Campaign to Pray Outside Abortion Clinics Begins in September. Scheduled for Sept. 23 through Nov. 1, the twice annual 40 Days for Life campaign strives to protect unborn babies from abortion through peaceful vigils outside abortion facilities, community outreach, prayer and fasting. Read more here.
Fetal Tissue Review Panel is ‘Stacked,’ Say Abortion Advocates. Critics say the U.S. Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board is skewed by having 10 of 15 members known to oppose abortion. Read more here.
Italy Considers Allowing Abortion Pill Without Hospitalization. Italy’s health ministry is expected to approve a proposal to remove mandatory hospitalization for the administration of the abortion pill and to expand the time frame in which it can be prescribed. Read more here.
YouTube Censors Pro-Life Videos Exposing How Abortions Kill Unborn Babies. YouTube has reinstated a viral video in which a doctor describes abortion procedures after the platform temporarily removed the video, saying it violated YouTube guidelines. Read more here.
Abortions Double in Canadian Province Two Years After Becoming Available. The number of abortions on Prince Edward Island has doubled in the two years since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government pressured the province to allow the killing of unborn children on the island. Read more here.
Down’s Syndrome Abortion Expected to Soar Under New UK Testing Program. Warnings have been issued indicating that the number of UK children aborted for having Down’s syndrome is expected to soar due to the rollout of a new pre-natal testing program from the Department of Health and Social Care. Read more here.
Court Allows Four Arkansas Pro-Life Laws to Go Into Effect. Arkansas soon may be allowed to enforce a law to protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions after a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the state on this and three other laws. Read more here.
Satanic Temple Raffles Free Abortion. The Satanic Temple has announced it’s raffling a free abortion to promote the organization’s religious abortion ritual, while it argues that its members’ religious rights are exempt from any state laws or any regulations that might block access to abortion services during the first trimester. Read more here.
U.S. Group to Start Design Contest for Universal Pro-Life Flag. The group’s goal is to create a new universally and freely accessible symbol that all pro-life groups and individuals, no matter their background, can use to promote the pro-life cause. Read more here.
Members of NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board Revealed. Members of the National Institutes of Health’s advisory board on the ethics of research using tissue obtained from abortions were revealed, with 11 of the 15 members known to oppose the use of aborted baby body parts in research. Read more here.
Research Suggests Abortion Pill Regimen Can Act as Immunosuppressant. This risk is especially concerning since the abortion industry is now using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to weaken FDA protocols so that women may now receive the pill by telemedicine. Read more here.
Pence Becomes First VP to Visit a Pro-Life Pregnancy Center. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence celebrated the life-saving work of pro-life pregnancy centers when he and his daughter visited A Woman’s Place in Pinellas Park, Florida. Read more here.
CA Lawmakers Consider Bill to Let Midwives Commit Abortions Without Doctor Supervision. Lawmakers in California are currently considering a bill that would ultimately expand abortion access so that certified nurse-midwives could commit abortions without doctor supervision. Read more here.
Telegraph Columnist: ‘No Bad Reason for Abortion.’ A columnist for a national UK newspaper has said there is ‘no bad reason’ for aborting unborn children. Read more here.
Producer: Pro-Life Documentary Removed From Amazon Prime Without Warning. Producer Marcus Pittman received a message from Amazon Prime claiming his pro-life film was removed because “this title does not meet our customer content quality expectations” and because they received “customer feedback.” Read more here.
Satanic Temple Claims Killing Babies in Abortions is a Protected Religious Ceremony. The disturbing announcement is part of the cult’s new plan to overturn pro-life laws using a religious freedom argument. Read more here.
Forced Abortions and Infanticide Occurring in North Korea. Forced abortions and infanticide are among the human rights atrocities experienced by women who have attempted to flee North Korea, according to a United Nations Human Rights report. Read more here.
French National Assembly Votes to Expand Abortion. A last-minute amendment presented in the middle of the night, shortly before the vote on the whole text of a new bioethics law, was approved by the majority, creating a new exception allowing so-called “medical abortion” up to birth. Read more here.
New Zealand PM Criticized for Supporting Abortion Up to Birth. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has been criticized by an MP for supporting the introduction of a bill allowing abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth. Read more here.
Mexican Bishops Hail Pro-Life Victory at Nation’s Supreme Court. The Mexican Bishops’ Conference hailed the Supreme Court’s 4-1 decision striking down a lower court ruling that had ordered the state of Veracruz to legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Radical Abortion Bill Put on Hold in Kenya. A bill backed by major international abortion organizations, which would introduce abortion up to birth in Kenya, has been put on hold following pressure from pro-life advocates. Read more here.
U.S. House Passes Bill Funding Abortion, LGBT Agenda Worldwide. U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats voted to pass a budget bill which increases funding for abortions in foreign countries, funds the World Health Organization, and funds the promotion of LGBT issues throughout the globe. Read more here.
Abortion Remains Illegal in Mexico After Widely Watched Supreme Court Decision. Mexico’s Supreme Court shocked pro-abortion activists and handed to pro-life forces what many consider a decisive victory, ruling against a lower court injunction that sought to decriminalize abortion in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Read more here.
Murder Investigation Into Death of Newborn Baby After Mom Took Abortion Drugs. A murder investigation is underway in the UK following the death of a newborn after a mother took abortion drugs mailed to her. Read more here.
Two UK Women Have Died After Using ‘DIY’ Abortion Service. The tragic incidents were exposed at the UK Court of Appeal, where the Christian Legal Centre was challenging the government’s decision to permit “DIY” abortions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Teen Hospitalized After Botched Abortion. A rundown abortion business in the downtown area of Chicago, Illinois, experienced an abortion-related medical emergency that required a teen to be transported to a local hospital. Read more here.
Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortion Stalls in Nebraska Legislature. Opponents in the Nebraska senate used a filibuster to keep the measure from coming to a vote after the allotted three hours of debate. Read more here.
New Study on Abortion Pill Shows 77% of Women Regretted Their Abortions. A case study published in June 2020 analyzed the testimonies of women who took the abortion pill and found that 77% said they regretted and were negatively changed by their abortions. Read more here.
Report: Kavanaugh Urged Supreme Court to Leave Path Open for Louisiana Abortion Law. When the U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down a Louisiana abortion regulation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh urged his colleagues to write the opinion in such a way as to allow the law to be revived in a new trial, according to a new report on private memos among the nation’s most powerful judges. Read more here.
New Survey Shows Accurate Medical Information Changes Minds on Abortion Pill. The survey spoke with approximately 1,200 Americans, most of whom are registered voters, about how they felt regarding the abortion pill and whether their feelings changed after being given accurate medical information. Read more here.
UK Government Faces Legal Challenge Over ‘DIY’ Home Abortions. The UK Government’s decision to introduce “DIY” home abortions amid the coronavirus pandemic will be challenged at the Court of Appeal after the substantial change was made without any public consultation, parliamentary scrutiny or debate. Read more here.
Mexican Bishops Call for Action Ahead of Supreme Court Abortion Ruling. Mexico’s bishops called on Catholics to speak out ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could lead to abortion being decriminalized nationwide. Read more here.
FDA Files Appeal After Judge Suspends Abortion Pill Safety Rules. A federal judge blocked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from requiring women to see a doctor to obtain abortion pills, but the FDA has now filed an appeal stating that blocking the safety rule is even more harmful to women. Read more here.
Coalition of 18 States Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold 15-Week Abortion Ban. A coalition of 18 states is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, pointing to “advances in science” and “brutal” abortion procedures that involve “ripping a fetus apart” limb by limb. Read more here.
UK Abortionist Agreed to Prescribe Abortion Pill so Woman Could Keep Her ‘Beach Body.’ New video footage shows the British Pregnancy Advisory Service agreeing to send abortion pills to an undercover “mystery client” who informed them that she wanted an abortion to avoid looking pregnant on the beach while on holiday. Read more here.
Canadian Govt to Spend $8.9M Promoting Abortion Worldwide. Canada is dedicating $8.9 million in new international aid to ensure women and girls around the world have access to “safe abortions” and reproductive health services. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Part of Tennessee ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law. A federal judge temporarily blocked parts of a new Tennessee law that bans abortions once a heartbeat is detected in a fetus. Read more here.
Pro-Life Leaders Petition FDA to Remove Abortion Pill From Market. Nearly two dozen pro-life leaders have urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner to exercise statutory authority and classify the abortion pill mifepristone as a public health hazard, in the face of attempts by abortion advocates to stop FDA regulations of the abortion pill regimen during the pandemic. Read more here.
Argentine Bishops, Pro-Life Groups Dismayed About Abortion Protocol. The protocol allows women to seek an abortion in the case of sexual assault without filing a criminal complaint; instead, it requires only a sworn statement. It also says for girls over the age of 13, “her will must be considered,” something protocol opponents say allows decisions to be made without the permission of a parent or guardian. Read more here.
Medical Professionals Expose Push to Mainstream DIY Abortions. In a recent video conference, Live Action founder and president Lila Rose gave the background of how the abortion pill came to the United States and interviewed a panel of experts, including pro-life doctors, a former abortionist, and a woman who took the abortion pill. Read more here.
Premature Twins Born Before Legal Abortion Limit Now Flourishing at Home. Premature twins born five days apart have beaten the odds to become among the youngest to survive premature birth in Britain. Read more here.
Records Show Another Woman Sent to ER After Botched Abortion. A 22-year-old woman who was hemorrhaging and vomiting was transported to Del Seton Medical Center for emergency care after a botched abortion at Whole Women’s Health in Austin, Texas. Read more here.
Study Finds U.S. Hyde Amendment Has Saved 2.4M Lives. A study done by the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that as of July 1, 2020, 2.4 million lives have been saved by the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal taxpayer funding of elective abortion through Medicaid and other government programs. Read more here.
Mexican Supreme Court Case Could Open Door to Legalized Abortion Throughout Mexico. Mexico’s Supreme Court will publicly deliberate over a legal challenge to Veracruz’s criminal code that deems abortion illegal. If declared unconstitutional, it would open the door to legalized abortion across Mexico. Read more here.
New York Bishops Push Back on Bill Proposing Study of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. New York Catholic bishops have voiced opposition to a bill that would report on the state’s pro-life pregnancy centers, saying its wording shows an inherent bias against the pregnancy centers. Read more here.
U.S. Congresswomen File Amendment Trying to Force Americans to Fund Abortions. U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky and Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez filed an amendment to repeal the Hyde Amendment, a decades-old ban on taxpayer-funded abortions that has saved millions of babies’ lives. Read more here.
Over 100 Faith Leaders Urge Democrats to Stop Supporting ‘Abortion Extremism.’ A coalition of more than 100 religious leaders and theologians, including some registered Democrats, sent an open letter to the Democratic platform committee, urging it to reject taxpayer funding of abortion and to embrace policies that support “legal protection for pre-born children.” Read more here.
Nebraska Senator Holds Minute of Silence on Senate Floor for Dismemberment Abortion Victims. During floor remarks concerning legislation to ban a second-trimester abortion procedure infamous for dismembering babies in the womb, a pro-life Nebraska senator devoted the last minute of his speaking time to a minute of silence to recognize the lives lost to abortion. Read more here.
Full 8th Circuit Rejects Hearing Lawsuit Against Missouri Law Declaring Life Begins at Conception. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition filed by a Satanic Temple to rehear a suit brought against Missouri’s informed consent law. Read more here.
Florida Govt Official Refuses to Provide Previously Public 911 Records on Abortion Injury. The current records custodian at the Jacksonville Fire Department twice denied a public records request for documents and the audio file related to an emergency incident at an abortion facility. Read more here.
Americans Agree in New Study Abortion is Not a ‘Desirable Good.’ A new abortion study has revealed the complexity of Americans’ views on abortion, and an openness to discussion, but among the report’s key findings was a unanimous agreement that abortion is not a “desirable good.” Read more here.
Another East Texas Town Declares Itself ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn.’ East Mountain Texas joined a growing list of small Texas communities that have passed ordinances that outlaw abortions. Read more here.
Oxford and AstraZeneca Making Coronavirus Vaccine Using Cells From Aborted Babies. Multiple potential coronavirus vaccines are on a fast track for development, but one of the most prominent is also the most controversial because it relies on cells from the body parts of an aborted baby. Read more here.
Kenya Could Introduce Abortion Up to Birth. A bill backed by major international abortion organizations, including Ipas and Planned Parenthood Global, which would introduce abortion up to birth, is currently progressing through Kenya’s Senate. Read more here.
Indian Doctor Conducts Abortion on 15-Year-Old, Dumps Fetus in Garbage. Dr. Chetan Shah was arrested for allegedly dumping a fetus at a garbage site in the Maninagar area of Ahmedabad after performing an abortion on a 15-year-old girl. Read more here.
Vietnam Sees 40,800 Female Births Terminated Every Year. The long-standing preference for boys in Vietnam’s society terminates 40,800 baby girls before they are born, according to the United Nations Population Fund. Read more here.
Dangerous Abortion Facility in Florida Injures Another Patient. A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville sent a woman to the hospital via ambulance earlier this month, continuing a dangerous trend. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Decry Government Silence on Ireland Abortion Rate. Pro-life advocates are calling on the Irish government to respond to statistics indicating a “shocking” level of abortions performed in the first year following the legalization of the procedure in the country. Read more here.
Women Rescue and Sing to Newborn Left in Dumpster. Two women were able to rescue a newborn baby boy who was found in a trash bin in Wilmington, North Carolina, alive and with his umbilical cord around his neck. Read more here.
Human Rights Council Approves Abortionist as Special Expert on Right to Health. The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva recently approved the appointment of South African abortionist and outspoken abortion activist Tlaleng Mofokeng as Special Rapporteur on the right to health. Read more here.
UK Doctors Told How to Bypass Abortion Time Limit by RCOG. New guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest performing “feticide,” which involves ending the life of an unborn baby in the womb by lethal injection and then removing the body later. Read more here.
UNFPA Opposes Banning Sex-Selective Abortions. The United Nations Population Fund is declaring abortions based on gender selection a human rights violation, while simultaneously saying laws against the practice infringe on reproductive rights. Read more here.
U.S. Democrats Pack Overseas Funding Bill to Benefit Abortion Groups. U.S. House Democrats have loaded a funding bill for overseas operations with an attempt to repeal the Mexico City Policy, restore funding to the UN Population Fund, and increase bilateral family planning to $750M. Read more here.
Reporter Claims ‘Pro-Life’ Term is Racist and Should Be Banned. Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith opined that the word “pro-life” has so often been used in service to racism and misogyny that it should be retired. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Sue Pro-Lifers for Saying Abortion is ‘Criminal,’ so They Sue Them Back. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society are seeking protections for life-advocating individuals across the state of Texas against three abortion extremist groups that are actively attempting to silence pro-life speech. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Judge Allows Access to Abortion Pill Without Doctor’s Visit. Citing the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled to suspend a health and safety regulation requiring women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill. Read more here.
UK MP Receives Death Threats After Voting Pro-Life. MP Dr. Lisa Cameron has received a death threat against an elderly relative following her voting against a bill that would deny women practical and emotional support outside abortion clinics. Read more here.
U.S. House Committees Reject Pro-Life Amendments. Representatives Tom Cole and Andy Harris offered pro-life amendments to legislation funding the government for the 2021 fiscal year, but their efforts were defeated when the full committee was considering the bills. Read more here.
More Shocking Abuses of ‘DIY’ Abortion Pills Exposed. “DIY” home abortion pills can easily be obtained and administered to others, potentially in a coercive manner, it has been revealed from another UK undercover investigation. Read more here.
Expert on Abortion and Mental Health Says Turnaway Study is ‘Flawed’. A developmental psychologist says a study claiming most women do not regret their abortions is flawed and does not accurately represent how women experience abortion. Read more here.
Abortionist Tries to Avoid Paying Judgment After Injuring Woman in Botched Abortion. Recently obtained documents reveal more information about abortionist Steven Chase Brigham’s nefarious business dealings, which have kept him active in the business of abortion despite having six medical licenses revoked or surrendered. Read more here.
ACLU: Biden Should Require Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in First 100 Days as President. The American Civil Liberties Union is pressuring presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to stick with his pledge to require taxpayer funding of abortion – and to act in the first 100 days if elected president. Read more here.
Tennessee Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill Which Judge Immediately Blocks. Less than an hour after Gov. Bill Lee signed it into law, a federal judge halted the rollout of Tennessee’s fetal heartbeat bill. Read more here.
Trump Finalizes Rule Clarifying Sex Discrimination Does Not Include Abortion. The new rule officially ends a 2016 regulation from the Obama administration that could have forced medical workers to help abort unborn babies. Read more here.
Over 40,000 Participate in Ireland’s Rally for Life. Across the country, hundreds of people took part in socially distanced pro-life displays, carrying signs reading “united for life” and “abortion is a pandemic.” Read more here.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Georgia’s Pro-Life Law. A federal judge struck down Georgia’s pro-life fetal heartbeat law approved by the General Assembly last year, calling it unconstitutional. Read more here.
Indian Doctor Involved in Minor Rape Victim’s Abortion Arrested. A government doctor who carried out an abortion for a minor girl has been arrested. The girl was taken for an abortion after being repeatedly raped for over four months by Biramitrapur police officials. Read more here.
Judge Strikes Down Rule Protecting Americans From Funding Abortions. A federal judge blocked a pro-life rule from the Trump administration that would have protected Americans from funding abortions through Obamacare without their knowledge. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Appeals Court Decision Forcing Pro-Life Group to Fund Abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision against U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rules that protect organizations with religious or moral objections from including abortifacients in their health care plans. Read more here.
Belgian Mother Allegedly Killed Her Children Due to Post-Abortion Grief. A woman who aborted a daughter with Down syndrome killed her living children, allegedly out of grief and guilt due to post-abortion trauma. Read more here.
Florida AG Calls for Investigation of Abortion Clinic Linked to Trafficking Case of Minor. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has called for an investigation of an abortion center that provided an abortion to a 15-year-old girl who became pregnant in the course of being repeatedly assaulted and filmed in videos that were eventually uploaded to Pornhub. Read more here.
One in Four Americans Considers Abortion a Key Voting Issue. Having 24% of U.S. adults say they will vote only for a candidate who shares their views on the issue is significantly higher than most other years in the trend. Read more here.
U.S. Aborts 67% of Babies With Down Syndrome. Alecia Talbott, the executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee, said doctors often suggest abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. Read more here.
Judge Upholds Law Requiring Annual Abortion Clinic Inspections. A U.S. district court upheld an Indiana law requiring that abortion clinics be inspected on an annual basis but struck down another requirement that doctors report complications resulting from abortions. Read more here.
Chief Executive of UK’s Largest Abortion Provider to Step Down in 2021. British Pregnancy Advisory Service’s outgoing executive Ann Furedi has repeatedly campaigned for more extreme abortion legislation and has said that “the best abortion law would be a blank sheet of paper.” Read more here.
Pelosi: It’s an ‘Injustice’ That Taxpayers Aren’t Forced to Fund Abortions. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently remarked on the “injustice of the Hyde Amendment,” which bars the use of federal funds to pay for abortion. Read more here.
Late-Term Abortionist Admits Under Oath Patients are Told Not to Visit ER. While being deposed for a wrongful death lawsuit, late-term abortionist Carmen Landau admitted that patients are strictly told not to contact emergency personnel if something goes wrong. Read more here.
German State Wants to Force Doctors to Commit Abortions. The government of the German state of Baden-Württemberg is contemplating forcing doctors to commit abortions, given the alleged lack of abortionists within the state. Read more here.
Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Opens Across From Largest Planned Parenthood in Texas. Since moving next to Planned Parenthood, the Dallas Prestonwood Pregnancy Center has reported a 50 percent increase in the number of clients, with 90 percent choosing to keep their baby. Read more here.
Abortion Clinics, Advocacy Orgs Raked in Millions From COVID-19 Relief. A list of businesses that received more than $150,000 in federal loans meant to compensate for the financial hardships of COVID-19 restrictions revealed that tax dollars went to multiple national pro-abortion organizations and independent abortion facilities. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Councillor Resigns From SDLP Over Stance on Abortion. Pro-Life Councillor Stephanie Quigley said she can no longer remain a member of the Social Democrat and Labour Party given its stance on abortion. Read more here.
Pro-Life Victory as Attempt to Hijack UK Domestic Abuse Bill Fails. An attempt to hijack the UK Government’s flagship Domestic Abuse Bill with two extreme abortion proposals has failed, in a major pro-life victory. Read more here.
Vote to Decriminalize Abortion in Belgium Blocked for Third Time. The bill, which has been in the works since 2018, seeks to effectively decriminalize abortion by scrapping it from the penal code. Read more here.
Nationwide UK Undercover Investigation Reveals ‘DIY’ Abortion Service Putting Lives at Risk. A nationwide undercover investigation has found evidence of abortion providers putting women at significant risk by not carrying out basic checks before sending them ‘DIY’ home abortion pills. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Group Helping Minors Obtain Abortions Without Parental Consent. In response to a new Florida law which requires parental consent before a minor can have an abortion, Floridians for Reproductive Freedom has developed a new website to help teenagers navigate the waiver process. Read more here.
Ohio’s Oldest Abortion Center Closes Down. After 47 years of aborting babies, the Founder’s Women’s Health Center in Columbus, Ohio, has permanently closed. Read more here.
UK MPs Attempt to Hijack Domestic Abuse Bill to Get Abortion on Demand. Pro-abortion Members of Parliament are seeking to introduce abortion on demand in England and Wales by hijacking the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill. Read more here.
Mississippi Governor Signs Life Equality Act. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law. The legislation will stop the practice of discrimination abortions carried out because of a child’s race, sex, disability, or genetic makeup. Read more here.
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Abortion Clinic Case. The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill challenging a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that allowed Whole Woman’s Health to operate as a provisionally licensed clinic. Read more here.
Judge Temporarily Blocks Iowa Law on Abortion Waiting Period. A judge has put a temporary block on a newly signed Iowa law that would require a woman seeking an abortion to wait at least 24 hours before undergoing the procedure. Read more here.
UK Pro-Abortion Campaigners Now Demand DIY Abortions Stay Post-Lockdown. The policy allowing at-home abortions is supposed to remain in place for two years or until the COVID-19 crisis recedes, but now researchers have published a paper calling for the changes to be made permanent. Read more here.
Supreme Court Orders Indiana Abortion Laws Be Reconsidered. The U.S. Supreme Court gave Indiana a second chance to revive two restrictive abortion laws by throwing out a lower court’s rulings blocking them. Read more here.
Florida Governor Signs Abortion Bill Requiring Parental Consent for Minors. Florida Gov. Ron De Santis signed a bill that would prohibit doctors from performing an abortion on minors unless they first get a notarized letter from a parent or guardian. Read more here.
Abortions in Ireland Increase 133% Under New Legislation. A total of 6,666 abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2019. Read more here.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down restrictions on abortion imposed by a Louisiana law that required abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges at a hospital no further than 30 miles from the abortion clinic. Read more here.
China is Forcing Hundreds of Thousands of Minority Women to Kill Their Babies in Abortions. A new report confirms widespread forced abortions and sterilizations continue in China, targeting minority mothers and their unborn babies. Read more here.
Louisiana Abortion Law’s Author Denounces Supreme Court Decision. State Sen. Katrina Jackson, who authored the bipartisan Louisiana law requiring that abortion clinics be held to the same standards as surgical centers, said she was “disappointed” that the court threw out a law that she said would “protect women injured in abortion facilities.” Read more here.
UK Court of Appeal Will Hear Challenge Against ‘DIY’ Home Abortions. After originally rejecting the legal challenge, the UK Court of Appeal has now granted permission to hear a challenge against the government’s decision to introduce “DIY” home abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Protects Ability to Limit Taxpayer Funding of Pro-Abortion Foreign Groups. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that the federal government can limit funding for international organizations based on their policy positions. Read more here.
Justice Thomas: Abortion is ‘Without a Shred of Support From the Constitution’s Text’. As the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a pro-life Louisiana law that saves babies from abortion and protects women’s health, Justice Clarence Thomas reminded his colleagues again that a so-called right to kill unborn children in abortions is simply not found in the text of the Constitution. Read more here.
Guernsey to Introduce Disability-Selective Abortion Up to Birth. Guernsey politicians have voted in favor of an abortion law introducing disability-selective abortion right up to birth, along with other extreme abortion measures. Read more here.
‘Abandoned as Medical Waste’: Abortion Survivor Shares Her Story. A woman who survived a failed abortion has revealed how she was saved by a nurse who heard her crying as she lay abandoned among medical waste at a U.S. hospital. Read more here.
Records Show FDA Paid for ‘Fresh and Never Frozen’ Human Fetal Parts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration entered into eight contracts to acquire “fresh and never frozen” tissue from 1st and 2nd trimester aborted fetuses for use in creating “humanized mice” for ongoing research. Read more here.
Plurality of Americans View Abortion as Morally Wrong. Gallup’s Values and Beliefs Poll shows that 47% of Americans say abortion is morally wrong while 44% find it acceptable. Read more here.
Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortions Based on Race, Sex, Disability. The Mississippi legislature passed a bill banning abortions on the basis of sex, race, disability, or genetic makeup. Governor Tate Reeves is expected to sign the bill, called the Life Equality Act, into law. Read more here.
Malaysian Couple Buys Abortion Pills Online and Disposes of Baby in Septic Tank. Authorities found the body of a five- to seven-month-old fetus in the septic tank near a rental home. Read more here.
Bill Introduced to Ban Pro-Life Support Outside UK Abortion Clinics. Women facing unplanned pregnancies could be denied emotional and practical support outside abortion clinics under a new Ten Minute Rule Bill being brought forward in the UK. Read more here.
Nonprofits Tied to Eugenics Movement Fund Clinical Trials to Expand Abortion Pill Access. Gynuity Health Projects, a research organization conducting clinical trials aimed at expanding access to the abortion pill and overturning the Food and Drug Administration’s safety requirements, is funded by organizations with deep historic ties to the American eugenics movement. Read more here.
WHO Urges Telemedicine Abortions During COVID Pandemic. The World Health Organization has updated its guidance on essential medical services during the COVID-19 pandemic, explicitly including abortion to the full extent allowed by law. Read more here.
Infamous Abortionist Sends Two Women to Hospital With Horrific Injuries. Two women within nine days suffered life-threatening injuries that required emergency surgery and hospitalization after both received abortions at 25 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion When Fetal Heartbeat is Detected. The legislation includes a layered structure that prohibits abortion after the unborn child reaches certain gestational age milestones. Read more here.
Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Drop Investments in Companies That Support Abortion. The Vatican encouraged Catholics to help make the world a better place by refusing to invest in companies that support the killing of unborn babies in abortions. Read more here.
At-Home Abortions Harm UK Women. UK pro-life advocates warned the loosened restrictions due to COVID-19 put women’s physical and mental health in danger, and stories have come to light confirming those fears. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Wants Court to Revisit Ruling That Struck Down Anti-Abortion Law. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is asking an appeals court to revisit a ruling that struck down a Kentucky law that would have banned dismemberment abortions. Read more here.
Mississippi Senate Passes Life Equality Act. The legislation aims to stop the practice of discrimination abortions carried out because of a child’s race, sex, disability or genetic makeup. Read more here.
UK MPs Vote to Approve Extreme Abortion Regime in Northern Ireland. The vote comes two days after the House of Lords voted to approve the regulations and means the extreme abortion regime in Northern Ireland will remain in place. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Legalized Abortions, but Most Doctors Refuse to Participate. The country provides conscience protections for medical professionals who oppose abortion, but already pro-abortion groups are pushing to limit them. Read more here.
Thai Civil Groups Want Abortion Rights. Pro-choice groups in Thailand are moving to have an entire section in the Criminal Code revoked in hopes of giving women with unwanted pregnancies the right to legal abortion. Read more here.
Indian Court Allows Minor Rape Survivor to Abort. A local court in India is allowing a 15-year-old girl to terminate her pregnancy at 20 weeks after being the victim of rape by a 25-year-old man. Read more here.
FDA Called Upon to Examine Environmental Impact of Abortion Pill. National pro-life organization Students for Life of America is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to examine how human remains flushed into America’s waterways might impact public health. Read more here.
Catholics on Guernsey to Hold All-Night Prayer Vigil Ahead of Abortion Law Debate. The Catholic Church on the Channel Island of Guernsey is holding an all-night prayer vigil immediately ahead of a debate on increasing the abortion time limit from 12 to 24 weeks, as it is in the UK. Read more here.
UK Prime Minister Receives Huge Petition Against Disability Abortion. Heidi Crowter, a 24-year-old woman who has Down’s syndrome, has delivered an open letter to Boris Johnson against an abortion law which makes her feel like she would be “better off dead.” The petition was signed by over 18,000 people from Northern Ireland. Read more here.
New Poll Finds Strong Majority in NI Oppose Disability-Selective Abortion Up to Birth. The poll, which had 1,878 respondents, is further evidence the people of Northern Ireland do not want Westminster imposing an extreme abortion regime on the province. Read more here.
Iowa Legislature Passes Pro-Life Ultrasound Bill. The bill requires women to wait at least 24 hours before going through with an abortion and ensures abortion facilities give women the opportunity to see their unborn babies on an ultrasound and hear their baby’s heartbeat. Read more here.
Selective Abortion of Down Syndrome Babies Rises in UK. The number of Irish babies with Down syndrome aborted in England rose by 60 percent in just one year. Read more here.
UK House of Lords Approves Extreme Abortion Regime for Northern Ireland. The House of Lords has voted 355 to 77 in favor of a motion approving the UK Government’s extreme abortion regime in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
U.S. Fails to Stop Pro-Abortion Mandate for the UN Population Fund. The Executive Board of the UN Population Fund approved a change to the agency’s strategy that will allow the agency to promote abortion as a humanitarian right. Read more here.
Abortion at All-Time High in UK. Abortion numbers in England and Wales hit an all-time high of 209,519 abortions in 2019, according to figures released by the Department for Health. Read more here.
Austin Approves Contract to Assist Minors Receiving Abortions. The Austin Texas City Council unanimously approved a $150,000 contract for Jane’s Due Process, an organization that assists pregnant minors in obtaining abortions. Read more here.
Trump Finalizes Rule Stopping ACA From Forcing Doctors to Do Abortions. President Donald Trump’s administration has issued a rule to block the effects of a dangerous Affordable Care Act provision that could be used to compel doctors to participate in abortions. Read more here.
Coronavirus Lockdown Sees Abortion Rate Drop in Mexico City. Abortion clinics in Mexico City are reporting decreases in abortion by as much as 40% due to the coronavirus lockdown. Read more here.
Nigerian University Student Dies From Abortion Complications. A student of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Gift Imoluamen, has died while trying to procure an abortion. Read more here.
Indian Woman Pregnant With Twins Wants to Abort Preborn Child With Down Syndrome. The Supreme Court is requiring an expert to report whether abortion of one fetus will affect the life of the other fetus or the life of the mother before making a decision. Read more here.
Illinois Sued Over Abortion Mandate for Insurers. The Thomas More Society is suing the State of Illinois to challenge a law requiring all health insurance policies sold to provide coverage for elective chemical and surgical abortions, with no exemptions even for churches. Read more here.
FDA Opposes Doctors’ Request to Ease Access to Abortion Pill. The Food and Drug Administration urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to deny a motion for a preliminary injunction that would require it to allow women to receive abortion pills through the mail. Read more here.
Peers Line Up to Condemn UK Govt Over Extreme Abortion Regulations. Peers in the House of Lords have lined up to condemn the government over its handling of imposing an extreme abortion regime in Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Feminists Sue Pro-Life Group for Calling Abortion ‘Murder.’ The pro-life Texas group behind the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn movement is being sued for defamation by the pro-abortion Lilith Fund, The Afiya Center and the Texas Equal Access Fund. Read more here.
Study Shows 1.8M Babies Were Not Aborted in India Because of the Coronavirus. A study from the Ipas Development Foundation found that approximately 59% of women in India who were seeking abortions between the end of March and beginning of May could not get them. Read more here.
Canada Pledges $8.9M in Foreign Aid for Abortion and Reproductive Health Services. Of the pledged amount, $4.9 million will go to Marie Stopes International, a global organization that provides abortions in 37 countries. Read more here.
Pro-Life MPs Stand Up for Unborn in Westminster Debate. A Westminster committee has voted to confirm imposing revised abortion regulations on Northern Ireland, ahead of an upcoming vote in the House of Commons. Read more here.
Ten States Back FDA Restrictions on Abortion Pill. Ten states are supporting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s restrictions on access to the abortion pill, which are currently being challenged in court by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other groups. Read more here.
Abortion Activists Vandalize Churches During March Against Police. Several Catholic churches in Mexico were vandalized with pro-abortion and anarchist symbols. Read more here.
Colorado Voters Will Decide on Late-Term Abortion Ban This Fall. Colorado is one of the few states that doesn’t currently have a law limiting abortion later in pregnancy, so it has become a destination for women who seek one. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Satanic Temple Abortion Lawsuit. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit filed by a member of the Satanic Temple against a Missouri abortion law requiring women to receive a pamphlet prior to the abortion that states: “The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.” Read more here.
Big Pharma Company Stops Using Cell Line Derived From Aborted Baby in Polio Vaccines. The world’s largest company dedicated to vaccines has stopped using fetal cell lines derived from an aborted baby in all of its polio vaccines. Read more here.
Abortion Industry Lobbying FDA to Remove Important Safety Requirement for Abortion Pill. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the abortion industry has focused on pushing for DIY at-home abortions, which can only happen if an important safety requirement is removed from the abortion pill. Read more here.
Bishop Urges Catholics to Reject ‘Detestable’ Changes to Guernsey Abortion Law. A new draft law seeks to increase the abortion time limit to 24 weeks as it is in the United Kingdom. Read more here.
Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Abortion or Want More Abortion Limits. A CBS News poll found just 43% of Americans think abortions should be generally available while 55% of Americans say it should either be more limited or should not be permitted altogether. Read more here.
Over 120 Unborn Babies Aborted in Northern Ireland During Past Two Months. The new abortion law in Northern Ireland permits the unrestricted abortion of unborn babies until the 14th week of pregnancy and until birth if the child is suspected of having a fetal anomaly. Read more here.
Video Reveals How UCSF Dismembers Preborn Babies to Obtain Bodies for Research. The University of California, San Francisco takes part in research experiments using the bodies of children obtained through elective abortions. In many cases, these babies are old enough to survive outside the womb. Read more here.
Court Reaffirms Kentucky Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions Can’t Be Enforced. A federal appeals court ruled that Kentucky cannot enforce its 2018 law banning a second-trimester abortion procedure infamous for dismembering babies in the womb, upholding a ruling by a U.S. district judge last year. Read more here.
Human Rights Groups Decry Effort to Promote Abortion in Pandemic Response. A total of 434 human rights organizations from 16 countries have released a manifesto condemning the push from external groups to promote abortion in their nations during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Several Pro-Life Democrats Voted Out in New Mexico Primary. Several of New Mexico’s most senior and highest-ranking Democratic senators lost to more progressive challengers. Read more here.
Facebook Censors Pro-Life Ad Showing How Abortion Pill Ends Lives of Unborn Babies, Injures Women. Students for Life of America said Facebook censored one of its ads about the dangers of abortion drugs, claiming it “may be shocking and scary to viewers.” Read more here.
El Salvador Pro-Life Groups Denounce ‘Misleading’ CBS Report Amid Abortion Fight. Pro-life advocates in the country say the report leaves out or misrepresents crucial information regarding landmark fights over abortion in the country. Read more here.
Austin’s Financial Support of Abortions Faces Second Legal Challenge. Successful in round one, the city of Austin, Texas, is headed toward a legal rematch with anti-abortion advocates for sidestepping a state law that prohibits local governments from doing business with abortion providers. Read more here.
UK MP Holds Her Baby in Parliament While Debating in Favor of Decriminalizing Abortion. UK Labor MP Stella Creasy contributed to a Commons debate about abortion in Northern Ireland while carrying her baby daughter in her arms. Read more here.
Morocco Leads UN in Blocking U.S. Opposition to Pro-Abortion Resolution. UN agencies are attempting to make abortion a humanitarian right and have openly challenged U.S. pro-life diplomacy. Read more here.
Trump Administration Rejects UN Agreement for Coronavirus Assistance That Promotes Abortion. The U.S. representatives to the UN refused to approve the UN agreement on global humanitarian assistance for the coronavirus and other emergencies because of the pro-abortion agenda within the plan. Read more here.
Nearly 400,000 Attend Argentina’s Online March for Life. Argentina’s digital March for Life drew 390,000 participants on Facebook alone, according to preliminary numbers from march organizers. Read more here.
Bill to Inform Women of Abortion Pill Reversal Passes Tennessee House. The Tennessee House voted 71-22 to approve legislation requiring that abortion-minded women seeking abortion pills be given information on how to reverse them should they change their mind. Read more here.
NI Assembly Rejects Abortion Regs Imposed by Westminster. The Northern Ireland Assembly has passed a motion calling for the rejection of abortion law enacted at Westminster and more specifically rejecting terminations in cases of non-fatal fetal abnormality. Read more here.
Pro-Life Laws Credited With Saving 500 Babies in Arkansas Last Year. Arkansas abortion numbers have continued to plummet, according to the 2019 Induced Abortion Report released by the state Department of Health. Read more here.
Argentina’s Abortion Campaign Launches Virtual Events to Revitalize Movement. Argentina was on the verge of a major shift in March, when President Alberto Fernández unveiled a bill to legalize abortion – the first time such an initiative would come from a sitting president in the country of 45 million. Read more here.
Pro-Life Advocate to Receive $50K in Settlement With City of Portland, Oregon. The city has admitted to violating Mark Mayberry’s rights in June 2019 when a park ranger at Tom McCall Waterfront Park tried to force him to leave while Mayberry was holding a pro-life sign. Read more here.
UK Baby Dies After Mother Took DIY Abortion Pills While 28 Weeks Pregnant. A coroner is investigating the death of an unborn baby after a mother illegally took home abortion pills while 28 weeks pregnant. Read more here.
UN Expert Group: ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health Services’ Includes ‘Safe, Legal Abortion.’ A UN human rights group criticized several U.S. states for classifying abortion a nonessential service during the COVID-19 shutdown, declaring “safe, legal abortion” a key component of “sexual and reproductive health services.” Read more here.
UK Women Speak Out About ‘DIY’ Home Abortion Complications. Under the new temporary policy, doctors are able to prescribe mifepristone and misoprostol over the phone or video platforms. Read more here.
Federal Lawsuit Asks FDA to Ease Access to Abortion Pill During the Pandemic. Abortion rights advocates are suing the Trump administration, asking a federal court to suspend restrictions on the abortion drug mifepristone during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Mexican State Rejects Abortion on Demand Proposal. An attempt to allow abortion on demand for any reason up to 12 weeks has been rejected in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Read more here.
UK MPs to Introduce Bill to Stop Abortion for Cleft Lip and Club Foot. A cross-party group of MPs is bringing forward a Private Members Bill to try to clarify that minor disabilities are not grounds for abortion. Read more here.
Man Kills Girlfriend After She Refuses to Have Abortion. Police in western Uganda are investigating the death of a pregnant mother who allegedly was stabbed to death by her boyfriend after she refused to abort their unborn baby. Read more here.
Free Abortions, Pre-K Sex Ed Part of Idaho Mayor’s Transition Report. A committee report authorized by Boise’s new mayor recommends, among other things, “free contraception as defined by the CDC, abortion and reproductive health care” and collaboration with the Boise School District “to establish sex education at pre-k level-12th.” Read more here.
Colorado Measure to Ban Late-Term Abortions Gets Enough Signatures for November Ballot. The ballot measure would prohibit abortions after 22 weeks when unborn babies are viable outside the womb. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Read more here.
Effort Underway to End Abortion of Down Syndrome Children in the UK. Pro-life activists have mounted a campaign against a policy that permits unlimited abortion of unborn children diagnosed with disabilities. Read more here.
Mexican State Passes Pro-Life Education Law. The Mexican state legislature of Nuevo Leon passed an education reform bill to foster a “respect for life from conception to natural death” in students. Read more here.
Texas Cities Can Ban Abortion Clinics After ACLU Drops Lawsuit. The lawsuit challenged pro-life ordinances which recognize that unborn babies are valuable human beings who deserve to be protected under the law and prohibit abortions within city limits. Read more here.
Did Abortion Facility Director File False Police Report to Get Pro-Lifers Arrested? The abortion facility’s director allegedly told police, according to the police report, that the protestors entered her facility when video evidence shows they did not. Read more here.
Pro-Life Virtual Graduation ‘Zoom Bombed’ With Porn and Nazi Images. America’s largest pro-life youth organization’s virtual graduation event was disrupted by a “Zoom bomb,” in which a hacker replaced the broadcast with graphic homosexual porn and Nazi imagery. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Group Claims to Seek ‘Accountability’ on Abortion Pill Reversal. The Campaign for Accountability recently sent a letter asking the FDA to pull websites of pro-life organizations that advertise the abortion pill reversal protocol. Read more here.
Documents From New Mexico Facility Reveal Dozens of Late-Term Healthy Babies Aborted Daily. Newly obtained documents show that over a dozen elective abortions are being committed daily on babies 20 weeks and older at Southwestern Women’s Options, an abortion chain with locations in New Mexico and Texas. Read more here.
‘Screening Out’ Babies With Down’s Syndrome Seen as ‘Cash Cow’ for Chinese Firm. The admission comes from a spokesperson for BGI Group – a Chinese genetics conglomerate whose main business is offering non-invasive prenatal tests, primarily used to diagnose Down’s syndrome. Read more here.
Broken Elevator at Illinois Abortion Center Forces EMTs to Carry Injured Woman Down Stairs. In less than six weeks’ time, a second woman has been injured at an Illinois abortion business that was allowed to remain open during COVID-19 while elective surgeries in hospitals were halted. Read more here.
Salzburg Catholic Organization Targeted With Pro-Choice Vandalism. The cars belonging to the Catholic initiative, HOME Mission Base Salzburg, were sprayed with “Pro Choice,” and the windows were smashed by unknown vandals. Read more here.
Man Used Abortion Pills to Hide Sexually Abusing His Daughter and Stepdaughter. A dad has been arrested after performing DIY home abortions which concealed his crimes, after sexually abusing his daughter aged 10 and his stepdaughter during a campaign of abuse which lasted 14 years. Read more here.
UK High Court Rules Against Pro-Lifers in DIY Abortion Case. The High Court has ruled that the Government’s change to abortion law to allow home abortions was legal, despite concerns the new measure puts women’s safety at risk. Read more here.
Politicians Vow to Exert More Power onto Northern Ireland to Ensure Abortion on Demand. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children says that the Government’s regulations are so extreme that they go far beyond any abortion legislation in Europe. Read more here.
An Important Pro-Life Opportunity in Colorado. Colorado currently has no gestational limits on abortion, but the “Due Date Too Late” campaign is currently in the process of collecting signatures for a citizen initiative that would ban abortions after 22 weeks’ gestation. Read more here.
Oklahoma Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill to Save Babies From Abortion. The law provides enhanced legal rights to women who have been misled into having an abortion by increasing the civil liability of abortionists who have deceived such women. Read more here.
Trump Admin to WHO: There Is No International Right to Abortion. The U.S. representatives to the World Health Assembly said in a statement that it “dissociates” from the World Health Organization language on guaranteeing reproductive and sexual healthcare during the pandemic. Read more here.
‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade Said She Was Paid to Lie About Being Pro-Life. Some in the pro-life community who knew Norma McCorvey personally, however, are already pushing back on the documentary making this claim. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Activists Raised Enough Money to Buy Profitable Alabama Abortion Business. Millions of dollars were raised to ensure the doors of the West Alabama Women’s Center would stay open after the current owner retires. Read more here.
Health Canada Approves Human Trial Testing of Coronavirus Vaccine Derived From Aborted Fetal Cell Line. A Canadian vaccine watchdog group says Canada’s approval of a human clinical trial of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine made from aborted fetal cell lines should “be a concern” for everyone. Read more here.
Facebook Oversight Panel Prompts Questions About Free Speech, Abortion Advocacy. Facebook says it is responding to long-standing questions about content moderation and censorship by appointing an independent oversight board to help set policy. Read more here.
USAID Head to UN Secretary General: Stop Peddling Abortion as COVID-19 Relief. The letter is unprecedented in its direct criticism of the UN bureaucracy’s promotion of abortion as humanitarian aid. Read more here.
Pro-Life Groups in Ecuador Protest UN Abortion Conditions on Coronavirus Aid. Abortion is illegal in Ecuador, and pro-lifers have launched a petition drive calling on President Lenin Moreno to “not accept ideological interference by the UN.” Read more here.
Canadians Want Sex-Selective Abortions Banned, MP Tells March for Life. Saskatchewan Member of Parliament Cathay Wagantall introduced a bill to ban sex-selective abortion because the majority of Canadians are “absolutely against” the practice, she said. Read more here.
Two Pro-Life Candidates Vow to Allow Abortion Debate in Canada. The two official pro-life candidates on the ballot vowed that they would reopen the abortion debate in Canada should one of them be elected to lead the party. Read more here.
Abortion Groups Work to Sneak Abortion Pill Into Pharmacies Worldwide. One strategy of a pro-abortion research group to increase availability of the abortion pill is to register it for additional indications. Read more here.
Trudeau Govt to Work With China in Testing New COVID-19 Vaccine From Aborted Babies. Canada’s largest federal research organization announced that it will be teaming up with a Chinese vaccine company with the hopes of testing a new trial coronavirus vaccine in Canada. One watchdog warns it is made from aborted fetal cell lines. Read more here.
Coloradans Gather Signatures for Late Term Abortion Ban. Colorado remains one of the only states where late term abortion is not explicitly protected or restricted under law. Read more here.
Abortion Funding Included in $9B Global Aid Bill to Fight COVID. The bill would authorize $1 billion to The Global Fund which partners with International Planned Parenthood Federation. Read more here.
Call for Westminster to Put Abortion Legislation Responsibility Into NI Hands. Anti-abortion campaigners in Northern Ireland have urged Westminster to give the Stormont Assembly a say over new abortion laws. Read more here.
Abortion Giant Marie Stopes ‘Proud’ to Have Taken Millions From Porn Tycoon. Abortion giant Marie Stopes International, which claims to “empower” women, has received millions from a pornographic business owner over the last 25 years. Read more here.
New Jersey Abortion Business Calls 911 for Woman Suffering Complications. The woman required emergency transport to Cooper Medical Center for suspected aspiration pneumonia. Read more here.
Pandemic and Geopolitics Will Collide at Next Week’s World Health Assembly. One of the resolutions under consideration next week refers to “sexual and reproductive health.” The United States is expected to oppose the term because it is used to promote abortion. Read more here.
Peruvian Congresswoman Challenges Coronavirus Abortion Regulations. A Peruvian congresswoman has demanded the country’s health minister provide the legal and scientific basis for a directive that would allow abortion when a pregnant woman is infected with the novel coronavirus. Read more here.
California Church Wins Battle in Fight to Stop State From Forcing It to Fund Abortions. The 9th Circuit recognized that Skyline Church suffered an injury when the state issued its August 2014 letters mandating that church healthcare plans cover elective abortions. Read more here.
Virtual March for Life Canada Website Crashes Due to Surge of Visitors. The kickoff event attracted so many viewers that the website crashed. Read more here.
Indian Woman Dies After Taking Abortion Pills. Police in Kashimira, Mira Road, India, have booked six people following the death of a pregnant woman caused by consumption of abortion pills. Read more here.
U.S. Speaker of the House Once Again Caught Trying to Include Abortion Funding in Coronavirus Bill. According to the bill, states would be free to pass along taxpayer dollars to the Planned Parenthood abortion business from the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars states would receive. Read more here.
Argentine President Vows to Legalize Abortion Despite Pandemic Shutdown. President Fernandez said that the proposed bill to legalize abortion is ready, but that he hasn’t yet presented it in Congress because there are “other urgencies” amidst the pandemic. Read more here.
Colorado Sees Abortions Spike While Surrounding States Halt Them for COVID-19. Planned Parenthoods in Colorado aborted 250 babies from other states in April. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Withdraws Abortion Regulations Ahead of Westminster Vote. Opponents had criticized the regulations for going further than the abortion laws in Britain and the Republic, with much wider provision than the law required. Read more here.
Polish President Supports Bill to Ban ‘Eugenic’ Abortions Against Disabled Babies. President Andrzej Duda believes that “killing children with disabilities is frankly murder. If the plan finds itself on my desk, I will in all certainty sign it.” Read more here.
Bishop Says ‘You Can’t be an Authentic Catholic and Pro-Abortion’. U.S. Catholic bishops are raising their voices for the rights of unborn babies as some high-level politicians claim to be Catholic while supporting abortion on demand. Read more here.
Mother to Take Major Pro-Life Case to European Court of Human Rights. The use of criminalized free speech zones (‘buffer zones’) around abortion clinics will be challenged at the European Court of Human Rights by a mother who received pro-life help the zones criminalize. Read more here.
PA Governor Rejects Telemedicine Expansion Bill That Excludes At-Home Abortions. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have expanded telemedicine services during the coronavirus outbreak because it excluded access to at-home, drug-induced abortions. Read more here.
Federal Judge Says State Can Require COVID-19 Tests Before Abortions. A federal judge in Arkansas upheld the state’s requirement that women obtain a negative coronavirus test before having an abortion. Read more here.
Governments Allow Do-It-Yourself Abortions During COVID-19 Crisis. Since the rise of medical abortion, the abortion lobby has been pushing for the “demedicalization” of abortion, ensuring that not only doctors, but nurses, midwives, and even pregnant women themselves, can legally perform abortions. Read more here.
Abortion Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, abortion facilities are currently doing little more than dispensing the abortion pill. This change is what’s keeping them in business. Read more here.
‘No Test’ Abortion Pill Protocol Later in Pregnancy Means Women May See Recognizable Aborted Bodies. A new abortion pill protocol allows abortion providers to dispense the abortion pill to women and girls without any ultrasounds, blood tests, or definitive determination of gestational age. Read more here.
Abortion Activists at Christian College Want to Ban Pro-Life Student Group Because They’re ‘Terrorists’. The petition by abortion activists states that holding vigils outside of abortion providers is “tantamount to medical terrorism.” Read more here.
Activists Help Women Get Abortions in Argentina During Coronavirus Lockdown. The activists help women navigate the country’s health system, which, by law is meant to provide abortion in cases of rape or where the pregnancy is a risk to the health of the mother. Read more here.
UK Woman Files Lawsuit Regarding Fetal Pain. A woman in the UK has filed a lawsuit asking that abortion businesses be required to inform women that their preborn babies are capable of feeling pain while being aborted. Read more here.
Dozens of Pro-Life Groups Ask FDA to Seize Websites of Companies Illegally Prescribing Abortion Medication. A long list of pro-life organizations sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requesting that it seize the website domains for two organizations accused of skirting federal regulations on administering medicinal abortions. Read more here.
UN Secretary-General Calls for Abortion Access Worldwide During Coronavirus Panic. The term “sexual and reproductive health” is widely used to cluster abortion alongside more widely accepted maternal health and family planning health policies. Read more here.
Abortion Battle Threatens to Upend Health Insurance Push. Republicans say the new funding needs to include the Hyde Amendment or another restriction on federal money going toward health plans that cover abortion, an idea Democrats oppose. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Cheers Spike in Webcam Abortions as COVID-19 ‘Silver Lining’. One telemed provider claims that requests for chemical abortions doubled in March and April over the previous two months. Read more here.
Bioethicists Urge COVID-19 Vaccine Research Avoid Abortion Cell Lines. Ethicists have expressed concerns that the vaccine, developed at Oxford University, used cell lines obtained from an aborted child. Read more here.
CBS News Reporter Calls COVID-19 Abortion Restrictions a Public Health Crisis. CBS News reporter Kate Smith fears of a looming “health crisis” due to the abortion restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 lockdowns in some states. Read more here.
Colorado Pregnancy Center Sees Gains in Support Despite Losing Lawsuit Against Abortion Activist Group. A pro-life pregnancy center in Colorado that recently lost a legal battle against an abortion advocacy group says they’re still seeing patients and have received increased support in the community. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Secretary ‘Exceeded Powers in Allowing Abortion’. The Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis exceeded his powers in introducing abortion regulations, Stormont’s chief legal adviser has said. Read more here.
Brazil’s Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Legalize Abortion in Zika Cases. A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal has voted against an intervention seeking to decriminalize abortion for expectant mothers diagnosed with the Zika virus. Read more here.
Doctors File Lawsuit Against Fort Worth for Banning All Elective Surgeries Except Abortion. The Thomas More Society filed a lawsuit on behalf of doctors who have been forced to suspend their nonessential services while abortion providers continue to operate. Read more here.
Judge on Trump SCOTUS List Rebukes Court for Putting Abortion Above Law and Lives. Judge Amul Thapar forcefully rebuked his colleagues for ruling that Tennessee must exempt the abortion industry from orders to conserve medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis, offering insight into how he might rule if President Donald Trump selects him to fill a future Supreme Court vacancy. Read more here.
Kentucky Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Save Babies Surviving Botched Abortions. Kentucky Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill that would have required abortionists to provide life-saving medical care to a baby who survived a botched abortion. Read more here.
March for Life Canada Will be an Online, Five-Day Event Due to COVID-19. Organizers for the March for Life Canada announced that the annual march will now take place with several interactive streaming events from May 10 to May 14. Read more here.
British Doctor: At-Home Abortions Will Lead to Injuries, Death for Women. A British doctor is sounding the alarm as the abortion industry continues to push dangerous at-home chemical abortions. Read more here.
The WHO Abortion Agenda: Another Reason to Defund It. The WHO has issued a series of guidance on “safe” abortion in order to maximize access to the procedure. Read more here.
Bishops Call on Northern Ireland Assembly to Modify Abortion Law. Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have called for members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly to take steps to reform the abortion laws which went into effect on March 31. Read more here.
Abortions Resume in Texas Following New COVID-19 Executive Order. Abortions in Texas are no longer banned as part of measures combating the coronavirus pandemic. An executive order going into effect allowed some elective surgeries, including abortions. Read more here.
Scottish Bishop: Permission for Wholly At-Home Medical Abortion is Ideological. The president of the Scottish bishops’ conference wrote to the Scottish health secretary, saying the permission for women to self-administer both stages of a medical abortion at home during coronavirus is born of ideology rather than true concern for women. Read more here.
Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline Receives Record Number of Calls During COVID-19. During March, the Abortion Pill Rescue Network saw a record number of calls for abortion pill reversals. Read more here.
Catholic Bishop Rejects Coronavirus Vaccine Using Aborted Baby Parts. The bishop said, until recently, he did not realize how pervasive this evil practice had become, even though scientists have ethical alternatives available. Read more here.
New ‘No-Test’ Abortion Pill Protocol Seeks to Broaden ‘Access’ With No Concern for Women’s Safety. The abortion industry’s latest abortion pill protocol is “No-Test Medication Abortion,” which was planned well before the coronavirus pandemic and will no longer require any testing before selling abortion pills. Read more here.
Amnesty International Says Killing Babies in Abortions ‘Saves Lives Every Day’. The pro-abortion group claimed that abortions are basic health care and urged government leaders to make abortions a priority during the global coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
Arkansas Order Limiting Abortions Can Go into Effect, Court Rules. A federal appeals court allowed a state order halting elective surgical abortions in Arkansas to go into effect. The measure was put in place to conserve medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Brazilian Supreme Court to Consider Legalizing Abortion in Zika Cases. Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court will hold a virtual hearing to consider whether to decriminalize abortion for pregnant women infected with the Zika virus. Several pro-life organizations have come out strongly against the effort. Read more here.
Free Abortions for Students Offered by 41 Colleges and Universities. At least 41 colleges and universities in the U.S. cover elective abortions without restriction in their student health insurance plans, according to new research. Read more here.
Suit Aims to Close Texas Abortion Mills Using Up Protective Gear in Pandemic. The complaint charges that Fort Worth and its mayor are violating Texas law by suspending non-emergency surgeries and procedures while allowing elective abortions to continue. Read more here.
Roe v. Wade Was an ‘Incorrect’ Decision, Clarence Thomas Says in New Opinion. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas wrote a concurring opinion and listed three “incorrect decisions” he said used a faulty interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, one of which was Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
40 Days for Life CEO: ‘We’re Starting to See the End of Abortion’ Amid Uptick in Pro-Life Millennials. The head of a prominent pro-life organization said he believes society is “beginning to see the end of abortion” as up-and-coming generations grow increasingly uncomfortable with the pro-abortion movement. Read more here.
Appeals Court Again Overturns Restraining Order, Banning Abortion in Texas. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s temporary restraining order for the third time, allowing abortions to be effectively banned in Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Kavanaugh Cites ‘Roe v. Wade’ While Discussing ‘Erroneous Precedent’. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh showed some promise for any future ruling on Roe v. Wade when he cited the disastrous case while discussing “erroneous precedent” that can be thrown out. Read more here.
Pro-Life Leaders Call for Coronavirus Vaccine Without Abortion Ties. Development of an effective, safe and widely available vaccine for the novel coronavirus is deeply important, but its development should avoid unethical links to abortion, said pro-life leaders in a letter to the Trump administration. Read more here.
Three U.S. Senators Push for Easier Access to Abortion Drugs During Pandemic. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, and Tammy Baldwin have asked the FDA to permit ‘telemed’ consultations for medical abortions without a doctor or clinic visit. Read more here.
Michigan Governor: Abortions Are ‘Life-Sustaining’. Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer said during an interview that abortion services needed to be provided during the COVID-19 pandemic because they are “life-sustaining.” Read more here.
FDA Urged by 159 Congressmen to Continue Enforcing Abortion Pill Regs During Pandemic. The 159 pro-life members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have called on Stephen Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “to continue to robustly enforce” the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for the abortion pill. Read more here.
Poland Considers Citizen-Proposed Ban on Abortion of Those With Severe Disabilities. The bill would bar abortion in cases where the unborn child has an abnormality. It is the most common reason for abortion in Poland and sometimes used in cases where the child is not expected to survive. Read more here.
Sweden Targets Africans Using ‘Unsafe Abortion’ Study. An African-based research center is performing studies on “unsafe abortion” in seven African countries with the goal of influencing health ministers and policymakers to remove laws that protect unborn children from abortion. Read more here.
Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and United Church of Christ Pastors Sign Letter Supporting Abortion. A group of Tennessee faith leaders and activists publicly declared their support for abortion on demand in a letter urging pro-life Gov. Bill Lee to oppose heartbeat legislation. Read more here.
Poland Lawmakers Defer Final Vote on Divisive Abortion Bill. Polish lawmakers postponed a final decision on controversial proposals to impose a near-total ban on abortion and criminalize school sex education in the predominantly Catholic country, in a move that could lead to the draft laws being mothballed. Read more here.
Abortion Clinic Caught Doing Abortions on Teen Girls Without Parental Consent. According to the report, inspectors found that the abortion facility failed to ensure girls under 18 had a parent’s permission before doing abortions in five of the ten medical records that they reviewed. Read more here.
Africa Needs Medical Supplies to Fight Coronavirus, Feminists Send Abortion Kits. Instead of responding to the dire need for medical supplies, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) plans to use aide funds to send abortion kits and contraception to Africa. Read more here.
Attorneys General Urge Trump Administration to Allow Fetal Tissue Research, Claiming It Could Help Find a Cure for COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services recently restricted the use of federal funds for research using fetal tissue from abortions, and now 16 Attorneys General are urging him to reverse that decision. Read more here.
130+ Congressmen Urge Trump to Keep Ban on Aborted Fetal Tissue Research in Race for COVID-19 Cure. The members of Congress showed that scientific progress and ethical behavior can go hand in hand. Read more here.
Top Medical Journal: Abortion Must Be ‘At the Heart’ of COVID-19 Response. As the abortion industry fights to continue and expand abortion in the face of the global coronavirus crisis, a new paper in the prestigious medical journal Lancet declares that a “sexual and reproductive health and justice policy agenda must be at the heart of the COVID-19 response.” Read more here.
Poles Divided on Abortion, Sex Education Bills. Polish lawmakers began debating draft laws Wednesday that would impose a near-total ban on abortion and criminalize sex education in schools. Read more here.
Virginia Bishops Condemn Good Friday Signing of Abortion Bill. The bill, which is now law, repeals a Virginia law mandating that only doctors can perform abortions. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Alabama From Banning Abortions During Coronavirus Lockdown. The state may not include abortions in its ban on elective medical procedures, one of the steps Alabama is taking to enforce social distancing and stem the spread of the virus outbreak. Read more here.
Reproductive Rights Groups Ask Supreme Court to Ease Texas Abortion Restrictions Amid Pandemic. The lawsuit – filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Lawyering Project, and Planned Parenthood – asks the Supreme Court to reinstate a limited restraining order on the ban that a district court issued on April 9. Read more here.
Governor Northam Signs Virginia Reproductive Health Protection Act. The act repeals Virginia’s mandatory ultrasound law and 24-hour waiting period prior to abortion. It also rolls back restrictions on women’s health centers. Abortion-rights advocates have said the changes will make Virginia a “safe haven” for abortion access for women in neighboring conservative states. Read more here.
European Nations Urged to Protect Abortion Access in Coronavirus Lockdown. An open letter signed by 100 human rights groups and health experts calls for abortion pills to be sent to homes, remote access to health services and the removal of administrative processes like wait periods and mandatory counseling. Read more here.
Alaska Governor Defends Suspending Abortions for Coronavirus Crisis. Alaska is the latest state to explicitly include elective abortions among the “medical” procedures to be suspended during the COVID-19 crisis, a move that state officials are defending as medical rather than political. Read more here.
UNFPA Inserts Abortion Into the Fine Print of the Sustainable Development Goals. Last year, UNFPA issued a statement in response to the United States’ decision not to fund them, in part because of their pro-abortion activities. In it, they insisted that “UNFPA does not promote changes to the legal status of abortion.” The language of this latest report from UNFPA suggests this is no longer the case, if indeed it ever was. Read more here.
Canada’s Trudeau Administration Using COVID-19 Money to Fund ‘Reproductive Rights’. The Canadian government has pledged an additional $109.5 million toward helping underdeveloped countries during the pandemic. One of the goals for this money is to fund “reproductive rights,” and a press release reveals that some of the money will be funding abortions. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Leader Calls for At-Home Medical Abortions. After laws permitting elective abortion in Northern Ireland recently came into force, the region’s deputy First Minister is urging that women there be allowed to perform medical abortions at home. Read more here.
New York AG Leads Fight for Abortions in Texas Following Coronavirus Restrictions. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Twitter that she is now leading a group of attorneys general in legal action against the Texas order. She has also pushed for women to be able to self-abort via pill at home during the pandemic. Read more here.
Christian Leaders United in Support of Oklahoma Abortion Order. Catholic dioceses in Oklahoma joined other Christian leaders to ask a federal court to let stand a state order halting elective abortion during the pandemic. Abortion providers, the Catholic and Christian leaders argued, should not be able to bring a case on behalf of women in the state because they are acting in their own self-interest. Read more here.
Court Backs Texas Pandemic Abortion Ban, Citing Emergency Powers. A federal appeals court affirmed Texas’ right to ban nearly all abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, in what it described as a “drastic and extraordinary” move based on arguments that states can limit constitutional rights during emergencies. Read more here.
Netherlands Health Minister Urged to Guarantee Abortion Pill Access Amid Corona Restrictions. Pro-abortion organization Women on Waves is urging health minister Hugo de Jonge to act swiftly to make the abortion pill available to women who are unable to make the requisite visit to an abortion clinic because of the corona crisis. Read more here.
Pro-Life Leaders Scrutinize WHO Funding Amid Support for Abortion During COVID-19 Outbreak. The controversy followed a similar one in states such as Texas, which restricted all elective procedures—including abortion—in order to preserve personal protective equipment for the pandemic response. The WHO has joined pro-choice organizations such as Planned Parenthood in arguing that abortion was an essential service. Read more here.
Lawmakers Demand Wisconsin Governor Suspend Abortions Over Coronavirus. More than 30 members of the Wisconsin Legislature signed a letter to Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, demanding that the far-reaching shutdown orders he has instituted so far to contain COVID-19 be extended to suspend operations at abortion facilities. Read more here.
Professionals in France Look to Extend Legal Abortion Time Limit. In the midst of the coronavirus lockdown, concerned professionals are asking the government to extend the 12-week time limit to have an abortion by two weeks amid worries that women with unwanted pregnancies are afraid to leave their homes given the current health crisis. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Order Banning Most Abortions in Oklahoma During COVID-19 Emergency. U.S. District Judge Charles Goodwin ruled that Gov. Kevin Stitt’s ban on most abortions in the state during the COVID-19 emergency effectively deny a right of access to abortion. Read more here.
Abortion ‘Essential’ in UN’s $2B COVID-19 Funding Plan. Abortion is “essential” in the UN’s just-released funding response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for $2 billion to help developing countries deal with the novel coronavirus published last week repeatedly highlights “sexual and reproductive health and rights” as a priority area of food security and health policy. Read more here.
FDA Urged to Let Women Get Abortion Drugs by Mail During Coronavirus Crisis. The FDA is being urged by 21 Attorneys General to let women receive abortion-inducing drugs through the mail amid the coronavirus rather than have to leave their homes to get them. Read more here.
South Australian Reproductive Rights Experts Worried Coronavirus is Creating More Barriers to Abortion. Reproductive rights groups want urgent legal changes to allow women access to abortion drugs through telehealth consultations, saying coronavirus restrictions will likely lead to an increase in unplanned pregnancies, and more barriers to accessing terminations. Read more here.
North Ireland Legal Abortion Thwarts Protection for Vulnerable. The new law and accompanying regulations mean no explicit legal protections for unborn children up to 12 weeks into pregnancy, compared to legal abortion allowed up to 24 weeks in other parts of the U.K. In some respects, the law is more permissive than the rest of the U.K. Read more here.
India’s Lower House of Parliament Passes Bill Raising Upper Limit for Abortions From 20 to 24 Weeks. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the proposed law allows termination of pregnancies in cases related to rape, incest, minor girls, and pregnancy with substantial fetal abnormalities. Read more here.
Fifth Circuit Sides With TX Governor and AG in Lawsuit From Planned Parenthood. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, giving Texas the green light to enforce a statewide ban on performing abortions during COVID-19. Read more here.
Abortion Continues Unimpeded in Canada Despite Coronavirus Lockdown. Despite restrictions being placed on elective surgeries, abortions continue in all 10 Canadian provinces and three territories. Read more here.
Utah Governor Signs Bill Mandating Humane Treatment of Aborted Babies. Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill requiring that aborted babies be either buried or cremated by the facilities that aborted them. The bill is meant to prevent the bodies of aborted children from being treated like medical waste, both out of respect for their dignity and to underscore their humanity. Read more here.
Jamaican House Committee Recommends Conscience Vote on Abortion. The committee has recommended that Members of Parliament make a “conscience” vote to determine whether abortion should be legalized in Jamaica. Read more here.
DIY Home Abortion Allowed in UK During Coronavirus Crisis. The UK government has bypassed parliament to enact emergency measures that will allow women to perform medical abortions at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Kentucky AG Calls for Statewide Hold on Abortions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic. Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron emphasized his support for a statewide ban on abortion procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
New York Times Editorial Board Calls for More Access to Abortions During Pandemic. According to the Times editorial board, if states restrict abortion access during the pandemic (and other potential crises), certain radical solutions should be adopted: abortion pills in the mail, taxpayer-funded birth control, and taxpayer-funded abortions. Read more here.
Northern Ireland to Legalize Abortion on Demand Up to 12 Weeks. Northern Ireland will soon offer abortions “without conditionality” up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Ohio Sends Cease and Desist Letters to Abortion Clinics to Stop ‘Nonessential Abortions’ Due to COVID-19. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office sent letters to three abortion clinics ordering them to stop performing abortions amid the coronavirus pandemic after complaints to the Ohio Department of Health. Read more here.
More States Move to Suspend Abortions. The list of states ordering a suspension of elective abortions during the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, with Louisiana, Maryland, and Mississippi joining Ohio and Texas in halting “non-essential” procedures, including abortion. Read more here.
30,000 Doctors Say Continuing Elective Abortions During Pandemic ‘Medically Irresponsible.’ Physicians from five pro-life medical organizations released a statement saying that elective abortions are “falsely” characterized by pro-abortion groups as “essential healthcare.” Read more here.
Argentinian Doctor Given Jail Sentence for Refusing to Perform an Abortion. Dr Leandro Rodriguez Lastra said that the abortion would pose a risk to both the unborn child and the mother. He was sentenced to a 14-month suspended jail term, plus 28 months of disqualification from holding public office. Read more here.
Ohio Halts ‘Nonessential’ Abortions During COVID-19 Crisis. Ohio’s Attorney General is requiring abortion providers to halt most abortions, deeming them as elective, nonessential procedures. Read more here.
New Zealand Legalizes Abortion. The New Zealand Parliament voted into law the Abortion Legislation Act, which will allow abortions prior to 20 weeks without any legal test. After that abortions will require only a second opinion from another “health practitioner.” Read more here.
Massachusetts Exempts Abortion From ‘Nonessential, Elective’ Surgery Ban. States across the country put a halt to elective surgery to save medical resources for fighting the Chinese coronavirus outbreak, but Massachusetts is making sure women can abort their babies without impediment. Read more here.
Canadian Abortion Facility Has Goal to Continue Carrying Out Terminations During the Corona Outbreak. Though almost all abortions are elective and world health leaders are concerned about limited supplies and staff to treat people with the virus, abortion activists are insisting that abortions must continue. Read more here.
Wyoming Legislature Sends Born-Alive Protection Bill to Governor’s Desk. Senate File 97 would require physicians to provide care for children delivered alive after failed abortions, even if a baby is deemed to have a condition “incompatible with life.” Read more here.
Utah Legislature Passes Abortion Restrictions, Fetal Remains Bill. One measure would ban most abortions if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned. The other measure would require abortion clinics and other medical centers to cremate or bury fetal remains. Read more here.
Oklahoma Senate Votes to Ban Abortions After Six Weeks. The Oklahoma Senate approved legislation that would prohibit doctors from performing an abortion beginning at six weeks of pregnancy if a fetal heartbeat or brain waves are detected. Read more here.
Ohio Law Protecting Babies With Down Syndrome From Abortion Challenged in Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit heard arguments over an Ohio law banning abortions on babies based on a Down syndrome diagnosis. Abortion supporters brought the legal challenge soon after Governor John Kasich signed it into law in 2017. Read more here.
Swedish Midwives Who Oppose Abortion Fail in Rights Case. Two nurses denied midwife jobs for refusing to carry out abortions lost their legal bid to take Sweden to the European Court of Human Rights for violating their religious beliefs. Read more here.
Professor Forced to Reject View That Unborn Babies Can’t Feel Pain After New Study. A professor who previously believed that unborn children “cannot experience pain” has just co-authored a study that suggests that the pre-born can in fact feel pain, and that they can feel it far earlier than 24 weeks gestation, perhaps as early as 12 or 13 weeks. Read more here.
Abortion Industry Celebrates ‘Happy Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.’ The abortion industry and its allies celebrated what it calls “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day” in honor of the medical providers who terminate pregnancies in the United States. Read more here.
Record Number of Pregnancies Ending in Abortion in UK. According to the latest government figures from the Office for National Statistics, almost a quarter of pregnancies in the UK are terminated. This is up from 22.7 percent in 2017 and marked the highest percentage since records began three decades ago. Read more here.
Ban on Killing Babies Born Alive During Failed Abortion Becomes Law in West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice signed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act banning the killing of infants who survive attempted abortions, a state-level version of an effort which remains stalled nationally. Read more here.
Colombia’s Constitutional Court Rules Against Legalizing Abortion in First 16 Weeks of Pregnancy. The court ruled that abortion would continue to be allowed in three specific cases—rape, fetal malformation, or if the life of the mother is at risk. Read more here.
Argentina’s President to Propose Bill to Legalize Abortion. President Alberto Fernández is set to send a bill to Congress legalizing abortion in the next 10 days under the guise of protecting women. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Set to Argue Important Abortion Case. At issue is a state statute requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Read more here.
Doctors Without Borders Teams Up With Do-it-Yourself Abortion Group. The humanitarian group has teamed up with HowToUseAbortionPill.org to create an online video guide on how to use pills to abort an unborn child up to 22 weeks. Read more here.
State Legislature Bans University of Wyoming from Covering Abortions Under Student Insurance Plans. The Wyoming state legislature passed a ban on taxpayer-funded coverage of elective abortions at the university in the form of a budget amendment. Read more here.
Survey Finds Nine in Ten UK Adults Now Identify as Pro-Choice. The YouGov survey of 5,098 adults commissioned by abortion giant Marie Stopes International found that 90 percent of adults believe that women should be able to access abortion services in Britain. Read more here.
Florida Legislature Passes Abortion Parental Consent Bill. Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature that Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign. Read more here
Federal Judges Strike Down Mississippi Heartbeat Abortion Ban. The decision by the three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocks the law from going into effect and upholds a lower court’s decision to do the same. The judges argued that at six weeks, a fetus is not yet viable outside the womb. Read more here.
Thai Court Says Anti-Abortion Laws Unconstitutional. Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalizing abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended. Read more here.
Report Calls Into Question the Impartiality and Fairness of the European Court of Human Rights. The report issued by the European Centre for Law and Justice reveals that from 2009 to 2019, 22 of 100 judges on the European Court were former officials of pro-abortion or pro-LGBT organizations. Read more here.
New Trump Administration Board Will Decide on Ethics of Tax-Funded Research on Aborted Babies. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is soliciting nominations to an advisory board to help the Trump administration craft ethical policies with regard to the use of aborted babies in medical research. Read more here.
New Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Want to Ban Late-Term, Sex-Selective Abortions. A recent survey shows a majority of Canadians are opposed to late-term and sex-selective abortion and would support making these practices illegal. Read more here.
EU and Abortion Groups Attack Pro-Life Policies Adopted by the General Assembly. The European Union and several Latin American countries began a push to have abortion and LGBT rights inserted into a UN political declaration to be adopted by the Commission on the Status of Women in March. Negotiations on the declaration began this week. Read more here.
Pro-Life Student Group’s Lawsuit Prompts Systemwide Policy Change at Largest University in U.S. California State University–San Marcos agreed to revise student fee policies and pay more than $240,000 to Students for Life. CSU–San Marcos has more than 100 recognized student groups, but in the 2016-2017 academic year, the Gender Equity Center and the LGBQTA Pride Center received a combined $296,498 to funds its activities—57 times more than all other 100 student groups combined. Read more here.
Trump Calls on Congress to Ban Late Term Abortion: ‘Every Child is a Miracle of Life.’ President Donald Trump reiterated his call for a ban on late-term abortion during his annual State of the Union address, while drawing the country’s attention to an example of the children who could have been legally killed had their mothers made a different “choice.” Read more here.
Most Americans Reject Supreme Court’s Decision in Roe v. Wade. A new Marist poll found 62 percent of Americans say that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade, it should rule to allow states to determine abortion restrictions (46%) or make abortion illegal (16%). Read more here.
Trump Administration Announces Action Against California for Forcing Churches to Fund Abortions. The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced that it issued a Notice of Violation to the state of California, formally notifying the state that it cannot impose universal abortion coverage mandates on health insurance plans and issuers in violation of federal conscience laws. Read more here.
‘Abortion Is Normal’ Exhibition Opens in NYC to Benefit Planned Parenthood. Downtown for Democracy, the organization that produced the exhibition will use some of the proceeds for voter education regarding reproductive rights. Read more here.
Trump Administration Declares Pro-Abortion ‘Equal Rights Amendment’ Dead on Arrival. Proponents’ hopes of reviving the long-dormant Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) were dashed as the Trump administration declared that the proposed constitutional amendment’s supporters would have to restart the amendment process from scratch if they want to enact it so long after its original deadline. Read more here.
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Protect Louisiana Abortion Regulations. At issue is a contested Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. An abortion clinic and two physicians are challenging the law. Read more here.
Abortion Again Tops Worldwide Causes of Death in 2019. More than 42 million abortions took place globally in 2019, making abortion the single largest cause of death in the world—more than any other cause of death including disease. Read more here.
Indiana Abortionist Report Says Babies Stored With ‘Rodent Droppings.’ A new Indiana report has revealed details of an abortionist who stored thousands of unborn baby remains among his personal belongings, many “inside molding boxes and old Styrofoam coolers” and others “intermingled with bits of garbage and rodent droppings.” Read more here.
U.S. Pro-Life Diplomacy Bested by EU Opposition at UN. Despite President Trump’s statement at the General Assembly in September and a growing number of countries supporting U.S. pro-life diplomacy, U.S. pro-life amendments to UN resolutions adopted before Christmas failed by a wide margin. Read more here.
Pro-Life OB/Gynecologists Release Statement on Abortion Pill Reversal. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists said a recent study attempting to discredit abortion pill reversal that was terminated early due to supposed safety concerns has backfired. Read more here.
NBC and Other Media Outlets Describe a Woman’s Forced Abortion at Gunpoint as a ‘Miscarriage.’ NBC News is under fire after the news agency described a crime where a man forced a woman at gunpoint to take an abortion pill as “a miscarriage.” The woman was held at gunpoint by her boyfriend until she took abortion pills to terminate her pregnancy. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Politicians Criticize UK Government’s Abortion Proposals. In an open letter to the Belfast Telegraph, a group of politicians from Northern Ireland have criticized the UK Government’s proposals to legalize abortion in Northern Ireland. MPs voted in July to legalize abortion in Northern Ireland in the absence of a functioning Northern Ireland Assembly. Read more here.
One-third of All Abortion Clinics in the U.S. Have Closed in the Last Five Years. According to a report from Abortion Care Network independent abortion businesses are closing at a rapid pace across the United States as states pass laws to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion. Read more here.
Argentina Judge Suspends Sale of Abortion Drug in Pharmacies Due to Health Risks. An Argentinian court has ordered that the abortion drug misoprostol temporarily cease being sold over the counter in pharmacies after two pro-life groups made the case that the drug poses a “serious, real, concrete and current threat to public health.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Activists Launch Abortion Initiative in Poland. An international group of pro-abortion campaigners will launch an initiative in Poland this week to provide advice and funding for women to travel abroad to have abortions. Read more here.
Survey Finds Almost One-Third of Unplanned Pregnancies in Australia End in Abortion. According to the Medical Journal of Australia, one in four women who responded to a national telephone survey reported falling pregnant in the past 10 years without planning to do so, and 30.4 percent of those pregnancies ended in abortion. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s Abortion Ultrasound Law. The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a Kentucky law mandating ultrasound counseling prior to abortion procedures. The rejected appeal allows the state’s law to go into effect. Read more here.
Slovakia Rejects Bill Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion. Lawmakers in Slovakia have rejected a proposed bill that would have made it obligatory for women seeking abortions to first have an ultrasound and obtain the consent of the father before having the procedure. Read more here.
U.S. Votes Against Abortion at UN Review of Beijing Platform for Action. After an all-night debate, the negotiated text at the 25-year Asia Pacific review of the Beijing Platform for Action was rejected by the U.S. because “there is no international right to abortion.” Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Drop. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, data submitted from 47 states and New York City showed abortions in 2016 were down two percent from 2015. Read more here.
UK Medical Group Says Women Should be Allowed to Take Abortion Pills at Home After Skyping a Doctor. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said in a report that women should be able to get both drugs needed for a medical abortion after a Skype or FaceTime chat with a doctor instead of just the second drug as is currently allowed. Read more here.
Church of England Vows to “Vigorously Challenge” Efforts to Further Relax UK Abortion Laws. The church has pledged to challenge “any attempt to extend abortion provision beyond the current 24 week limit.” Read more here.
Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Bill Outlawing Abortions Over Down Syndrome. As he promised, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the bill that would have prohibited abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Read more here.
Slovaks Rally Against Proposed Abortion Restrictions. Slovakia currently allows abortion up until 12 weeks of a pregnancy or 24 weeks if there is a health issue. Draft legislation being tabled in parliament would require women to obtain and view an ultrasound image of the fetus, a first for a European Union country. Read more here.
Most U.S. States Protect Doctors Who Refuse to Do Abortions Because of Religion. A national survey published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that 46 of 50 states have passed laws blocking civil lawsuits that might result from a doctor refusing to perform an abortion or certain other medical procedures because of religious beliefs. Read more here.
Five UK Teenagers Among Women Who Had at Least Their 6th Abortion Last Year. Data for England, Wales and Scotland also show more than 140 women had at least their eighth termination in 2018—an increase of more than a quarter over the previous two years. Read more here.
Study Finds Dutch Youngsters Are More Conservative and Pro-Life Than Their Parents. The study published in the journal Mens en Maatschappij found that Dutch people in their 20s and 30s are more conservative than their elders particularly where abortion and euthanasia are concerned. Read more here.
Argentina’s New President Vows to Legalize Abortion. Argentina’s president-elect, Alberto Fernández, has promised he will move to legalize abortion after taking office in December. The move would make Argentina the first major Latin American nation with legalized abortion. Read more here.
U.S. and Other Countries Criticize Nairobi Summit Over Abortion, Sex Education. Ten countries issued a joint statement criticizing the ICPD +25 conference held in Nairobi, Kenya saying it promoted abortion and sex education. Read more here. Read the statement here.
Abortion Activists Highlight Moms With Babies in “Thank God For Abortion” Campaign. Abortion activists are using the social media campaign to celebrate abortion by posting photos of mothers with their children. Read more here.
Abortion Decriminalized in Monaco. Elected representatives of the National Council voted unanimously to decriminalize abortions for women. However, performing abortions will remain banned in the country. Read more here.
Updated UK NHS Guidance on Down Syndrome Could Save Lives. Mothers of children with Down syndrome have praised the NHS for updating the negative language in its guidance to provide a more balanced account of those with the condition. The updated advice could result in less disability-selective abortions as more pregnant women see the unique positive traits that shape children with Down’s syndrome. Read more here.
Judge Voids Trump Rule Protecting Doctors, Nurses From Being Forced to Do Abortions. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer ruled that the Trump administration cannot enforce a rule protecting healthcare workers from being forced to participate in abortions, claiming it was “unconstitutional.” Read more here.
Overwhelming Public Rejection of Abortion Bill in New Zealand. More than 90 percent of the comments submitted on the Abortion Legislation Bill have rejected the proposed decriminalization of abortion, with just under eight percent supporting the Government bill. Read more here.
Heated Debate Ensues Over Using “Pregnant Woman” or “Pregnant Person” In New Zealand Abortion Law. The Abortion Legislation Bill, which would remove the need for a doctor’s approval before 20 weeks, currently uses the term “pregnant woman.” But the committee has been asked to consider replacing “pregnant woman” with “pregnant person” or “pregnant women and people” in the legislation to represent diversity. Read more here.
U.S. Keeps Abortion Out at UN Security Council. For the second year in a row, the U.S. kept abortion-related language out of a UN Security Council resolution on women in crisis and conflict. The Trump administration has been pushing to eliminate the phrase “sexual and reproductive health” from UN documents. Read more here.
U.S. Pitted Against Britain, France, South Africa, Others at UN Over Abortion. U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft said, “We cannot accept references to ‘sexual and reproductive health,’ nor any references to ‘safe termination of pregnancy’ or language that would promote abortion or suggest a right to abortion.” Read more here.
U.S. Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Ban. Judge Myron Thompson issued an injunction preventing enforcement of the law that bans abortion in almost all cases. The law prescribes a minimum ten-year prison sentence for someone who provides an abortion except in cases where the life of the mother is in jeopardy. Women seeking abortions would not be prosecuted. Read more here.
Almost 900 Abortion Centers Lose Federal Funding Thanks to Trump Rule. According to a report by the organization Power to Decide, nearly 900 medical centers involved in abortion have lost federal funding due to the Trump administration’s new rules for Title X family planning grants. Read more here.
San Francisco Puts 22 States on Blacklist for Restrictive Abortion Laws. Claiming to send “a clear message,” Mayor London Breed announced that city employees in San Francisco are now forbidden to take work trips or do business with companies in 22 states that have “restrictive abortion laws.” Read more here.
UK Judge Orders Forced Abortion, Says Doctors Can Restrain Woman to Do It. A Court of Protection judge in London ordered a surgical abortion to be performed on a woman with the “mental capacity of a toddler” without her consent, who is believed to be 12 weeks pregnant. Read more here.
New Law Requires California Public Universities to Provide Access to Abortion Pill on Campus. The bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom requires University of California and California State University health centers to offer medical abortions. The new law goes into effect in 2022. Read more here.
Ohio Ban on Down Syndrome Abortion Blocked by Appeals Court. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome was invalid under Supreme Court precedents because it had the purpose and effect of preventing some women from obtaining pre-viability abortions. Read more here.
Authorities Find More Fetal Remains Connected to Deceased Abortion Doctor. After Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died in September, his family found 2,246 preserved fetuses at his home in Illinois. Additional fetal remains have been found as authorities continue to sort through the late doctor’s belongings. Read more here.
Survey Finds Majority in Northern Ireland Opposed to Forthcoming Abortion Law Reform. A slim majority, 52 percent, said they were opposed to the reforms, with 39 percent in favor of decriminalizing abortion. Read more here.
Puebla, Mexico State Legislators Move to Reject Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion. Members of the Joint Committees for the Procuration and Administration of Justice and Gender Equality of the Puebla Congress voted in favor of two initiatives that seek to keep abortion as a crime and reject same-sex marriage. Read more here.
Half Million March in France Against Law Allowing Lesbians to Artificially Procreate. Marchers gathered in Paris to protest the legalization of assisted reproduction for single and lesbian women. Read more here.
Concentration Camp Survivors: China Using Forced Sterilization, Abortion for Genocide. Women who have survived China’s concentration camps for Muslim ethnic minorities have reported widespread rape, forced abortions, forced sterilization, and other extreme sexual human rights atrocities. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Abortion Case. The Supreme Court announced that it would review a challenge to a 2014 Louisiana law that requires doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Read more here.
Lawmakers Move to Improve Quality of U.S. Abortion Statistics. Several Republican senators have introduced legislation that requires states to report infants delivered alive after attempted abortions, among other data. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Abortion law Ruled to Breach Human Rights. The high court in Belfast issued the ruling against Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law. The case was instituted by a woman who was denied an abortion in 2013 and had to travel to London to terminate her pregnancy. Read more here.
Virginia Abortion Laws Requiring Ultrasound, Waiting Period, Doctor-Only Procedures Upheld by Federal Judge. After an eight-day trial, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson retained the waiting period that requires an ultrasound 24 hours before obtaining an abortion, and a separate measure requiring physicians to perform the procedure. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Want Dignified Treatment of Aborted Fetuses. The Dignity for Aborted Children Act has been introduced and would require abortion providers to dispose of the remains of aborted fetuses through either burial or cremation. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Georgia “Heartbeat” Abortion Law. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones temporarily blocked Georgia’s abortion law that bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected at about six or seven weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
New South Wales, Australia Votes to Decriminalize Abortion. Lawmakers in New South Wales voted Thursday to remove abortion from the Australian state’s criminal code, legalizing it for any reason up to 22 weeks and establishing that abortion is now available in nearly all of Australia. Read more here.
U.S. Makes Statement at UN General Assembly in Support of the Family and Against Abortion. The U.S. spoke in behalf of 18 additional nations stating that “the family is the foundational institution of society and thus should be supported and strengthened.” The statement also made it clear that there is no international right to abortion and expressed support for “sex education that appreciates the protective role of the family in this education and does not condone harmful sexual risks for young people.” Read more here.
Abortion Front and Center as New U.S. Supreme Court Term Nears. The court’s new term begins on October 7 and is scheduled to discuss the Louisiana and Indiana appeals on abortion restrictions in private and announce whether it will hear the cases. Read more here.
Tens of Thousands March for Ban on Abortions in Slovakia. In Slovakia, on-demand abortions are legal up until 12 weeks of a pregnancy while abortions for health reasons are allowed until 24 weeks. About 50,000 marchers participated in the protest. Read more here.
New South Wales, Australia Passes Abortion Amendment to Prevent Gender Selection. The amendment, which passed the upper house 28 to 13, will require a review into sex selective abortions to include “recommendations about how to prevent terminations being performed for the purpose of sex selection.” Read more here.
California Legislature Votes to Force Colleges to Dispense Abortion Pills. The California Senate gave final approval to legislation to force colleges and universities to provide chemical abortion pills. The legislation awaits a likely signature by Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom. Read more here.
Ecuador Rejects Abortion Expansion Despite Violent Pro-Abortion Protesters. Ecuador’s National Assembly voted to retain protections for unborn babies, defeating legislation that would have allowed abortion in cases of rape or fetal abnormality. Read more here.
Over 2,000 Fetal Remains Found on Late Abortion Doctor’s Property. Family members discovered 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains on the property of an abortion doctor who passed away on Sept. 3. The county coroner took possession of the remains. Read more here.
Over 20,000 Pro-Lifers March to Protest UK Imposing Abortion on Northern Ireland. The marchers gathered in Belfast for the March for Their Lives to protest the UK Parliament’s repeal of sections 58 and 59 of Northern Ireland’s 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, which forbid both women and doctors from committing abortions. Read more here.
South African Doctor Charged with “Unprofessional Conduct” for Pro-life Views on Abortion. A hearing is being conducted by the Health Professions Council of SA in the case of Jacques de Vos who is facing charges of unprofessional conduct and was prohibited from practicing medicine due to his position on abortion. He told a patient that a fetus was a human being. Read more here.
Canada Denies Funding for 26 Organizations for Being Pro-Life. The Canadian Government has denied youth summer jobs to 26 organizations, many of which were crisis pregnancy centers, because officials felt they were attempting to weaken or limit access to abortion. Read more here.
Doctors in Ireland Issued New Ethical Guidelines on Providing Abortion. The Medical Council has issued revised ethical guidance for doctors who have conscientious objections to abortion and other procedures. The revised guide says that doctors may refuse to provide, or to participate in carrying out, a procedure, lawful treatment, or form of care which conflicts with their sincerely held ethical or moral values. Read more here.
Late-Term Abortionist Offers Parents the Chance to Cuddle with Dead Baby Before Disposal. Dr. LeRoy Carhart offers women an opportunity to hold their babies “after delivery” or take a picture home as a “remembrance” after ending their unborn child’s life. Read more here.
Vermont Hospital Violated Nurse’s Conscience Rights on Abortion. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the University of Vermont Medical Center forced a nurse to participate in an abortion, despite her objections, in violation of federal law protecting conscience rights. Read more here.
India’s Gender Abortion Crisis Is Fueling a Polyandry Epidemic. Because of the abortion of female babies, it is becoming more and more difficult for men to find brides to marry. In some cases, brides are purchased from destitute families, are married to one brother, and are expected to act as a wife to other brothers. Read more here.
Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Indiana Parental Notification Abortion Law. A 2 – 1 ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals left a 2018 preliminary injunction in place that makes it easier for underage girls to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge. Read more here.
UN Agency Tries to Impose Abortion and LGBT Rights in Sex Education Everywhere. An internal policy paper published this summer by the UN agency for culture and education, UNESCO, is urging governments to use deceptive anti-democratic tactics to “overcome social opposition” to comprehensive sexuality education that promotes abortion and LGBT rights. Read more here.
G7 Rejects Abortion Language in Final Communique. For the second year in a row, G7 leaders of the world’s largest economies rejected the recommendation of an advisory panel that abortion language be included among the group’s final communiques. Read more here.
Pro-Life Activists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Trafficking Will Face Jury. Judge William Orrick issued a final order on several motions for summary judgment made by both sides in the Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress, et al. case, Read more here.
U.S. Judge Blocks Missouri Eight-Week Abortion Ban. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs temporarily blocked Missouri from enforcing a law banning nearly all abortions in the state after eight weeks of pregnancy. The decision followed a legal challenge by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. Read more here.
Abortion Groups in South Africa Can’t Find Doctors Willing to Perform Abortions. Despite efforts by abortion advocates to expand the number of abortion clinics in South Africa, doctors in the country are largely unwilling to perform the procedure. Abortion is legal in South Africa up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
Washington State Pulls Out of Title X to Protest Trump’s Rules to Protect Life. The Washington Department of Health informed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of its decision to withdraw from the program rather than obey administration rules banning Title X grantees from referring women for abortions. Read more here.
“Killing a Living Unborn Child” Is Not “Health Care,” Georgia Declares. State Attorney General Chris Carr affirmed that Georgia does not recognize abortion as a legitimate form of medical practice in a motion filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Read more here.
Ohio Late-Term Abortion Facility Finally Ordered to Close. The Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a facility that openly conducts late-term abortions through all nine months of pregnancy. The Women’s Med Center of Dayton was unable to comply with licensing regulations. Read more here.
U.S. Sends Official Pro-Life Message to Foreign Governments. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Government has reached out to foreign capitals to request support for U.S. pro-life efforts at the United Nations. The letter warns against “aggressive efforts to reinterpret international instruments to create a new international right to abortion and to promote international policies that weaken the family.” Read more here.
Teen Vogue Uses Snapchat to Instruct Kids How to Get an Abortion. The content encouraged users to talk to their parents but provided information on how to procure an abortion without parental knowledge. Read more here.
Nearly One in Four Babies Aborted in England and Wales. Figures compiled by Right to Life UK revealed that in 2018, 23.8 percent of pregnancies ended in abortion. Read more here.
Florida Court Overturns Law Banning 24-Hour Waiting Period Before Abortion. A panel of the First District Court of Appeal sent the case back to the circuit court. Appeals court Judge Timothy Osterhaus, in a majority opinion, pointed to state arguments that a 24-hour waiting period is needed to ensure “informed consent” by women before abortions are provided. Read more here.
Arkansas 18-Week Abortion Ban and Two Other Pro-Life Laws Remain Blocked by Federal Judge. Judge Kristine Baker continued to block three pro-life laws in Arkansas from going into effect because she claims they are “unconstitutional” and would cause “irreparable harm” for women seeking abortions. Read more here.
Mexico Supreme Court Refuses to Strike Down Law Requiring Hospitals to Abort Babies Conceived in Rape. The court rejected a proposed ruling that would have invalidated a federal regulation requiring the country’s public hospitals to perform abortions in cases of rape. Read more here.
Trump Administration Moves to Enforce Abortion Restriction. The Department of Health and Human Services sent notices to program participants setting a timetable for federally funded family clinics to comply with a new rule that bars them from referring women for abortions. Read more here.
New Documentary Details Devastation of China’s One-Child Policy Including Forced Abortion. The documentary by Amazon Studios depicts the ongoing consequences of forced abortions, sterilizations, abandoned newborns, and government abductions from China’s former one-child policy. Read more here.
North Korea Implements Forced Abortion and other Atrocities. According to experts who have talked to female defectors, in addition to forced abortion, North Korean officials also engage in infanticide. Read more here.
Marie Stopes International Makes Over $361 Million Performing Abortions Worldwide. According to its annual report, the British-based abortion organization’s profits went up in 2018. It provided 4.8 million abortions and post-abortion care services – almost double what it did in 2012. Read more here.
Monaco to Decriminalize Abortion for Women. Under the proposed new law, women can have an abortion before the end of the 12th week of pregnancy as long as it’s done outside the principality. Doctors in Monaco will still risk up to 10 years in prison for performing abortions. Read more here.
Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of a 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period. The appeals court found that the lower court’s decision in State of Florida v. Gainesville Woman Care should be reversed and remanded back to the lower court. Read more here.
Judge Again Blocks Arkansas From Enforcing New Abortion Limit. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker blocked Arkansas from enforcing a new ban on abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy, a law that had been expected to go into effect after a previous judicial block expired. Read more here.
University Offers Abortion Training Program Using Fruits to Make it “Fun.” A program at the University of California San Francisco trains students to perform abortions using fruits like papayas and watermelons to allegedly simulate the procedure. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Ban on Late-Term Abortions. District Court Judge Kristine Baker blocked three pro-life laws in Arkansas, intervening on the abortion industry’s behalf the day before they were to take effect. Read more here.
U.S. House Democrats Block Vote on Anti-Infanticide Bill for 75th Time. the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require abortionists to provide medical care for babies who survive abortions. Under existing law, babies who survive abortions are recognized as human beings with human rights, but how specifically to handle them isn’t defined. Read more here.
Sex-Selective Abortion Eliminates All Girls in Dozens of Villages in Northern India. According to recent data, out of 216 births in 132 villages in northern India over the last three months, not a single girl was born. Read more here.
Doctor Explains Medical Abortion Reversal. A pro-life gynecologist known for posting videos on numerous medical aspects of the abortion debate is pushing back against the narrative that abortion pill reversal is ineffective. Read more here.
Law Liberalizing Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage in Northern Ireland Passes Final Stage. The British parliament voted to force the government to liberalize access to abortion and allow same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland if devolution is not restored. Same-sex marriage is illegal in Northern Ireland, and abortion is only allowed in cases where a woman’s life is at risk or if there is a danger of permanent and serious damage to her mental or physical health. Read more here.
Trump Administration Pauses New Rule Limiting Abortion Referrals. The new rule barring federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions will not take effect immediately as initially announced. U.S. Health and Human Services Department officials informed clinics that they will now have two months to comply before facing penalties. Read more here.
Netflix Sees Historic Dip in Subscribers During Same Quarter Executive Denounces Georgia’s Pro-Life Bill. Netflix’s latest quarterly report shows the streaming service giant experienced its first quarterly loss of paid domestic subscribers in eight years. The dip coincided with Netflix’s decision to take a stance against Georgia’s pro-life “heartbeat bill.” Read more here.
Texas Governor Signs Bill Making It Illegal to Kill Babies Who Survive an Abortion. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law requiring doctors to “preserve the life and health” of infants born alive after failed abortions. Read more here.
ACLU Sues Alaska Over Governor Defunding Pro-Abortion State Supreme Court. Gov. Mike Dunleavy used a line-item veto to cut $334,700 from the state judicial budget, the annual taxpayer price tag of elective abortions, after the court ruled that abortion funding couldn’t be cut. Read more here.
Trump Administration Abortion Referral Restrictions Take Immediate Effect. The Department of Health and Human Services announced that family planning clinics that receive federal funding will no longer be permitted to provide abortion referrals. Read more here.
India Court Rules Women Have a Right to Abortions Up to Birth if the Fetus is Abnormal. The Delhi Court ruled that women beyond 20 weeks gestation cannot be denied an abortion if the condition of the fetus is incompatible with life. Read more here.
U.S. Government Agency Requires Abortion Survivors to Be Treated. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has re-released guidance to all of its regional centers informing them that hospitals are required to examine and treat babies who survive abortion as well as those born prematurely. Read more here.
Judge Upholds Oklahoma Ban on Dismemberment Abortions. Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong upheld the state’s 2015 ban on the second-trimester abortion procedure known as dismemberment abortion. The law has been blocked from taking effect since it was passed due to a lawsuit by the Center for Reproductive Rights. Read more here.
Court Allows Trump Administration Rule Ending Funds to Abortion Providers to Proceed. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Trump administration may proceed with its rule that marks a clear boundary between abortion and family planning. Abortion rights promoters such as Planned Parenthood and its allies in 20 states sought an emergency stay. Read more here.
ACLU Seeks to Overturn Missouri’s Abortion Limits With Referendum. The American Civil Liberties Union is attempting to organize a referendum to repeal House Bill 126, Missouri’s ban of abortions after unborn babies reach eight weeks of gestation. Read more here.
Top U.S. Teachers’ Union Endorses “Fundamental Right to Abortion.” The National Education Association with more than three million members declared its support for abortion under Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Kansas Judge Blocks Approval for Telemedicine Abortions. Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson rejected a request for an injunction to block the state from subjecting the clinic and its doctors to enforcement of state laws against telemedicine abortions. Read more here.
Poll Finds Majority in U.S. Still Want Abortion Legal but With Limits. The poll conducted by Gallup found that 53 percent of U.S. adults believe abortion should be legal “only under certain circumstances,” far more than the 25 percent who favor it being legal with no restrictions and the 21 percent who think it should be completely illegal. Read more here.
American Medical Association Sues to Halt Implementation of Two North Dakota Abortion Laws. One law requires physicians to tell a mother that her abortion “will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being” at least 24 hours before her abortion. The other requires an abortion provider to inform women that a medication abortion may be able to be reversed. Read more here.
Alaska Governor Vetoes $335,000 From Alaska Judiciary Budget Over Court’s Abortion Decisions. Alaska legislators have attempted to defund “elective” abortions for years, but the Alaska Supreme Court has repeatedly blocked their efforts. Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed nearly $335,000 from the judiciary’s budget to pay for abortions in the state. Read more here.
Trump Administration Delays Rules Preventing Healthcare Workers From Being Forced to Perform Abortions. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has agreed to put off implementing its conscience protection rule until November so the administration can contend with a lawsuit involving the policy. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Alabama Dismemberment Abortion Case. The high court’s decision not to hear the case means the appellate court ruling that blocks Alabama’s ban on the procedure will stand. “Dismemberment abortions” remove the fetus from the womb in pieces. Read more here.
Pregnant Woman Changes Mind After Taking Abortion Pill. A North Carolina woman who had just begun the process of a chemical abortion by taking the first RU-486 pill made a last-minute, split-second decision that saved the life of her babies. She consulted Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Rescue Network and was able to save the twins. Read more here.
Trump Administration Defends Pro-Life Law and Policies Internationally. The Trump administration warned the United Nations to stop promoting abortion in conflict and other emergency situations at an annual meeting on UN humanitarian efforts that took place in Geneva this week. Read more here.
World Health Organization (WHO) Report Endorses Do-it-Yourself Abortion. According to a new guidance from WHO, self-induced first-trimester abortion using pills “without the supervision of a health-care provider” is “recommended in certain circumstances.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Groups Fight to Stop Georgia’s Six-Week Abortion Ban From Taking Effect. The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Georgia, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood filed a joint complaint Friday, arguing the “heartbeat law” practically bans all abortions because most women don’t know they are pregnant at the gestational time the law bans abortion. Read more here.
Judge Punts Decision on Renewing License of Missouri’s Lone Abortion Clinic. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Stelzer extended the preliminary injunction he’d previously granted to Planned Parenthood, allowing it to continue offering abortions until Friday. Read more here.
U.K. Court Reverses Ruling That Would Have Forced Mentally Compromised Woman to Have an Abortion. A three-judge panel of a British appeals court reversed a previous ruling that would have forced the abortion against both her wishes and those of her mother. Read more here.
Missouri Denies License to Planned Parenthood for State’s Last Abortion Clinic. The license has been denied because of what officials call “troubling” violations at the clinics. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer had told the state it can’t let the license lapse but must either renew or deny it. Read more here.
UK Government Announces £13.6 Million Taxpayer Money for U.S. Pro-Abortion Group. The Department for International Development increased its funding for the American pro-abortion think tank, the Guttmacher Institute, to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, which includes access to abortion. Read more here.
Poll Finds that 58 Percent of Americans Want All or Almost All Abortions Made Illegal. A poll conducted by the Morning Consult research firm found that most Americans want abortions to be made illegal either in all cases or in very rare cases such as rape or incest or when the pregnancy directly threatens the life of the mother. Read more here.
Scottish Mother Repeatedly Asked if She Wanted to Abort Baby has Healthy Boy. Lauren Webster was told that her baby had a major bladder blockage, which corrected itself. Then she was told the baby had a serious genetic disorder, which was not the case. Read more here.
Nearly One in Five New Zealand Pregnancies Ends in Abortion. Data from Stats NZ shows that 19 percent of all known pregnancies in New Zealand end in an induced abortion. There were 13,282 abortions performed last year in New Zealand. Read more here.
Court Rules Trump Administration Must Allow Illegal Immigrant Teens to Obtain Abortions. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit of Appeals issued the ruling that stemmed from a 2017 case of a 17-year-old girl’s attempt to procure an abortion. The abortion was denied by the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. Read more here.
German Doctors Convicted Over Abortion Law. Two Berlin gynecologists were fined €2,000 euros ($2,250) for violating Germany’s controversial Paragraph 219a law, which forbids doctors from “advertising” that they perform abortions. The law forbids doctors from describing the procedure. Read more here.
Texas Town Votes to Ban Abortion. The Waskom, Texas city council unanimously voted to ban most abortions within the city and declared itself a “sanctuary city of the unborn.” Exceptions will be allowed in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. Read more here.
Abortions Reach All-Time High in England and Wales. Data from the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that over 200,000 women underwent abortion procedures last year. This is an increase of four percent. Read more here.
No Doctors in Guam Will Perform Abortions. Abortion is legal in Guam up to 13 weeks, but the last doctor who was willing to perform abortions retired, and there are no doctors in the country who offer the procedure. Read more here.
Illinois Governor Signs Bill Protecting Abortion Rights. Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed the Reproductive Health Act into law that states, “a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the laws of this state” and that an individual has a “fundamental right” to abortion. Read more here.
Abortion Remains Illegal in Kenya. The High Court ruled that abortion is still illegal in Kenya but quashed the directive by the health ministry that withdrew national standard guidelines for abortion procedures. Read more here.
Maine Governor Signs Bill to Allow Non-Doctors to Perform Abortions. Gov. Janet Mills signed the measure into law that will go into effect sometime in September. The legislation will allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to provide abortion medication and perform in-clinic abortions. Read more here.
U.S. Companies Condemn Laws Banning Abortion. More than 180 CEOs from companies that include Twitter, Yelp, and Ben & Jerry’s joined Planned Parenthood in a campaign to proclaim that newly enacted abortion restrictions in various states go “against the values of their companies” and are “bad for business.” Read more here.
Prosecutors in 23 States Refuse to Enforce State Pro-Life Laws. Forty-two Attorneys general and district attorneys have signed on to a joint statement saying they will not prosecute violations of duly enacted laws banning abortion within their jurisdictions. Read more here.
Poll Finds 47 Percent of Americans Oppose Abortion Except in Extreme Cases. The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that almost half of those surveyed support strict bans on abortion that would allow a mother to procure one only for a serious reason. Read more here.
North Carolina House Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Bill Protecting Newborns From Infanticide. Lawmakers fell short of the votes needed to override the governor’s veto of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act that would have extended basic protections for newborns who survive failed abortions. Read more here.
Trudeau Pledges Billions of Tax Dollars to Fund Abortion Worldwide. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to increase Canada’s global funding for “sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health” to $1.4 billion annually by 2023. Read more here.
Survey Finds U.S. Opposition to Abortion Greater than Other Developed Countries. The YouGov-Cambridge Globalism survey, a survey of 23 of the world’s biggest countries found that the U.S. opposition to abortion is on par with developing countries like India and Turkey and is much higher than other developed nations. Read more here.
Statistics Show There Are Three Times More Late Abortions Than Homicides in New York City. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, the number of abortions in New York City at or after 21 weeks was 1,485 while the number of homicides was 352. Read more here.
Trump Administration Cuts Funding for Fetal Tissue Research. Major cuts to funding for research using fetal material procured from abortions were announced by the administration. Government scientists at the National Institutes of Health will be prohibited from performing such research. Read more here.
Twitter Bans Pro-Life Group Ads Unless Fetal Ultrasound Images Are Deleted. Twitter banned Live Action from all ads because of the ultrasound images of a pre-born child, among other things. Read more here.
Woman Says She Is Honored to be Given the “Gift of Life” as She Aborts Twins. A chilling scene from a Frontline documentary shows a woman pregnant with twins taking her first dose of an abortion pill. She said she was unable to take care of the twins because of the “other lives” she is responsible for. Read more here.
UN Human Rights Official Claims U.S. Abortion Bans Are “Extremist” and “Torture.” Kate Gilmore, the United Nations deputy high commissioner for human rights called the recent stringent bans on abortion passed in some U.S. states “gender-based violence against women” and said they constitute a “crisis directed at women.” Read more here.
Poll Finds Abortion More Divisive Than Any Other Issue for Americans. According to Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll 50 percent of Americans consider abortion morally wrong. There were 21 issues covered in the survey. Read more here.
Abortion Rate in Scotland Hits a Ten-Year High. Data released by NHS Scotland showed that 13,286 unborn babies were aborted in 2018 — an 8.9 percent rise from the 2017 statistics. Read more here.
Illinois Bill Establishing Women’s “Fundamental Right” to Abortion Passes the Senate. The Senate passed the measure, which will broaden abortion rights in the state, by a vote of 34 – 20. The governor is expected to sign the bill into law. Read more here.
Canadian Politicians Give Standing Ovation to Motion Calling for Abortion “For Any Reason.” All of Canada’s non-conservative MPs stood in support of unrestricted abortion. The applause went on for more than two minutes. Read more here.
Judge Blocks Missouri From Action that Would Close Last Abortion Clinic in the State. Judge Michael Stelzer granted a temporary restraining order extending Planned Parenthood’s license allowing it to remain open. Planned Parenthood now operates the only abortion clinic in the state. Read more here.
Louisiana Governor Signs Abortion Ban. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed SB 184 which will prohibit abortion once a fetus’s heartbeat can be detected at approximately six weeks of pregnancy. The law includes exceptions only if the mother’s health is at “serious risk” and does not provide exceptions for rape, incest or other extreme circumstances. Read more here.
Illinois House Passes Sweeping Pro-Abortion Bill. The Reproductive Health Act would dramatically expand abortion access by eliminating spousal consent, waiting periods, and criminal penalties for abortion doctors. The bill also overturns Illinois’ partial-birth abortion ban. Read more here.
Justice Thomas Says Supreme Court Can’t Duck Issue of Sex-, Race-, Disability-Selective Abortion Indefinitely. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said of Indiana’s liberal abortion law, “Given the potential for abortion to become a tool of eugenic manipulation, the Court will soon need to confront the constitutionality of laws like Indiana’s.” Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds One Abortion Law and Sidesteps Another. The court upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted infants to be cremated or buried after an abortion but decided not to weigh in on whether a child can be aborted for their race, sex or disability. Read more here.
San Diego Hospital Announces Birth of World’s Tiniest Surviving Baby. The baby weighed 8.6 ounces and was born at 23 weeks gestation in December 2018. The baby was recently discharged as a healthy five-pound infant. Read more here.
Attempt to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion Fails in Mexican Congress. The portion of a constitutional reform initiative seeking to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Mexico did not advance in the nation’s legislature. Read more here.
Thousands in Croatia Rally Against Abortion. The “March for Life” demonstrations took place in three cities around Croatia. Abortion is legal until the 10th week of pregnancy in Croatia under a 1978 law from when the country was still part of communist Yugoslavia. Read more here.
Missouri’s Governor Signs Bill that Bans Abortion After Eight Weeks. Gov. Mike Parson signed HB 126 into law making Missouri the latest state, joining Alabama Mississippi and Georgia, with major abortion restrictions. Read more here.
Federal Judge Slams Mississippi Over New Law Banning Abortions After Six Weeks. During a hearing, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves expressed anger over the fact that the law has no exception for rape or incest. Last fall, Reeves struck down the Mississippi law that banned abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
UN Says U.S. Must Ensure Access to Safe Abortions. In the wake of several states passing restrictive abortion laws, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights called on U.S. authorities to see that women have access to abortion claiming that bans on the procedure can endanger women’s lives. Read more here.
Florida Abortion Statistics Debunk Common Pro-Choice Argument. Data from Florida reveal that in 2018 an overwhelming majority of women reported obtaining an abortion for reasons other than to preserve their own life or health, or due to fetal-health complications. Read more here.
Wisconsin Governor Threatens to Veto Several Pro-Life Bills Including Born-Alive Protections. The Wisconsin Assembly has passed bills to require basic medical care for infants who survive attempted abortions and a ban on aborting specifically due to a child’s race, sex, or disability. Read more here.
Argentinian Doctor Found Guilty for Refusing to Abort 23-Week-Old Baby. Dr. Leandro Rodriguez Lastra was prosecuted for “obstetrical violence.” He will be sentenced during a special hearing by a criminal court in Cipoletti. Read more here.
NPR Issues Guidance Reminder on Abortion Language. National Public Radio’s style guide insists that “babies are not babies until they are born,” requiring its reporters to use the term “fetus.” According to NPR, the term “unborn” should also not be used. Read more here.
California Supreme Court Sides with Planned Parenthood in Baby Body Parts Case. The California Supreme Court has denied the petition of undercover journalist David Daleiden to halt criminal prosecution against him. Daleiden’s videos revealed abortion industry workers who were involved in illegal baby body parts trafficking. Read more here.
Missouri Legislature Passes Abortion Ban After Eight Weeks of Pregnancy. The measure includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for rape or incest. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff. Gov. Mike Parson pledged to sign the bill into law. Read more here.
Ontario Canada Appeals Court Rules Christian Doctors Must Participate in Abortion and Euthanasia. The unanimous decision upheld a divisional court ruling saying that the right of doctors to conscientiously object to participating in abortion and euthanasia is trumped by their patient’s right to equitable access to health care. Read more here.
Unrestricted Abortion Bill Passed in Vermont. Legislators voted to allow abortion at any time for any reason during a pregnancy, even until birth. It is unclear if Gov. Phil Scott will sign the measure into law. Read more here.
Federal Judge Reverses Own Ruling on Virginia Abortion Law. The federal judge struck down part of a law that required only licensed physicians to perform abortions in the first trimester. A week later, the judge vacated his own order stating that more information is necessary to render a sound verdict. Read more here.
Alabama’s Governor Signs Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the legislation making performing an abortion a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison for the provider. The only exception would be when the woman’s health is at serious risk. Women seeking or undergoing abortions wouldn’t be punished. Read more here.
Michigan Legislature Votes to Ban Dismemberment Abortion. The House and Senate bills would modify the state’s existing partial-birth abortion ban to include dismemberment abortions, often referred to as dilation and evacuation abortions. Read more here.
Abortion Bill Passed by Iceland Parliament. The bill, passed by a vote of 40 – 18, legalizes abortion within the first 22 weeks of pregnancy regardless of circumstances. Abortion was previously legal within the same timeframe, however a person’s decision to terminate a pregnancy after the 16th week required approval by a committee. Read more here.
Over 100 Actors and Prominent Filmmakers Vow to Boycott Georgia Over Pro-Life Bill. Over 100 actors, actresses, entertainers and prominent filmmakers recently pledged to boycott the state of Georgia if the fetal heartbeat bill, also known as the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act” was signed into law. Read more here.
Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Signed into Law by Georgia Governor. Gov. Brian Kemp approved the law that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected—about six weeks gestation. The law will become effective January 1, but it is anticipated that there will be a legal challenge from abortion activists. Read more here.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Abortion Law. U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled that the law intended to stop second-trimester dismemberment abortions was an obstacle to a woman’s right to an abortion. Read more here.
South Korea Court Strikes Down Abortion Law in Landmark Ruling. The Constitutional Court overturned a 65-year ban on abortion saying it was unconstitutional and violated women’s rights. Read more here.
Ohio Governor Signs Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill that bans abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks. The law is set to take effect in July but will likely be challenged in court. Read more here.
Federal Court Upholds Kentucky Law Requiring Abortionists to Offer Women Ultrasounds. In a 2-1 decision, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law does not infringe on the First Amendment rights of physicians. A lower court blocked the law last year, with a federal judge stating patients could experience psychological harm. But the decision was appealed by the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin. Read more here.
New York Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Legalizing Late-Term Abortion. The Reproductive Health Act legalizes late-term abortion up until birth in many cases and allows non-doctors to perform abortions. The law also repeals legislation recognizing unborn babies over 24 weeks as potential homicide victims. Read more here.
New York Lights Spire of World Trade Center Pink to Celebrate Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth. The new law signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo legalizes abortion for any reason up to birth. The governor ordered that the spire of One World Trade Center, as well as bridges and buildings in the state capital of Albany, be lit pink in celebration. Read more here.
Proposed Virginia Abortion Law That Would Have Allowed Abortions Until Birth Defeated in Committee. The measure would have allowed abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring supported the legislation. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law. The law requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers March in San Francisco. Thousands of people gathered in downtown San Francisco to protest abortion as part of the 15th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. Read more here.
Thousands Protest Against Abortion in Paris. The protesters were part of the 13th March for Life. About 200,000 abortions are performed annually in France. Read more here.
Judge Strikes Down Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Law. Judge Michael Huppert ruled that the Iowa law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected was a violation of the state’s constitution. Fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Read more here.
Spain Has the Third Highest Number of Abortions in Europe. For the first time in five years, the number of abortions in Spain has risen. Only France and the UK exceed Spain’s abortion numbers. Read more here.
Poll Shows Majority of Americans Want Some Restrictions on Abortion. The Marist poll found only 15 percent of American adults believe abortion should be available to women any time during pregnancy. Eighty-four percent said there should be some form of restriction on abortion. Read more here.