Articles Tagged 'abortions'
BREAKING: Texas permanently bans taxpayer funding of abortion
AUSTIN, Texas, August 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed today a bill to restrict state funding for abortion insurance.
The new law… READ MORE
Texas moves to cut Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding
Texas officials are moving to strip millions of Medicaid dollars from Planned Parenthood in the wake of allegations that the nation’s largest abortion provider impermissibly… READ MORE
States move to ban aborted fetal tissue from medical research
Aggressive state efforts to ban the use of fetal tissue in research is alarming some scientists who say such measures will set back efforts to… READ MORE
Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic sues over new law
By Emily Le Coz
TUPELO, Miss., June 27 (Reuters) – The lone abortion facility in Mississippi asked a federal court on Wednesday to block a new state law that will require doctors who perform the controversial procedure to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
The law, set to take effect on Sunday, threatens to make Mississippi the only U.S.… READ MORE
Okla. court strikes down ultrasound abortion law
By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.
District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled the statute passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2010… READ MORE
Va Governor Signs Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill
Â By BOB LEWIS AP Political Writer
Â Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory under a bill signed into law Wednesday by the state’s Republican governor, who had faced a national uproar when earlier versions of the measure had sought to make the exams medically invasive.
The law conservative Gov. Bob McDonnell signed requires all… READ MORE
GOP slams Biden over comment on Chinaâ€™s one-child policy
ByÂ Victor Morton-The Washington Times
Top Republicans on the campaign trail and Capitol Hill denounced Vice PresidentÂ Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday for saying during a visit toÂ Chinathat he â€œfully understand[s]â€ Beijingâ€™s one-child policy, which critics say has led to forced abortions and forced sterilizations.
Former MassachusettsÂ Gov. Mitt Romney said in a statement thatÂ Mr. Bidenâ€™s words â€œshould… READ MORE
Feds suing more abortion activists
By ROXANA HEGEMAN
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The Justice Department under President Barack Obama has taken a harder line against anti-abortion activists accused of trying to block access to clinics, suing at least a half-dozen of them under a federal law that lay mostly dormant during the Bush administration.
The law, written to protect people who seek or provide abortions,… READ MORE
Daniels to sign bill defunding Planned Parenthood
By DEANNA MARTIN
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels said Friday he will sign restrictive abortion legislation, making Indiana the first state to cut off all government funding forÂ Planned Parenthood and boosting Daniels’ credentials among social conservatives as he considers whether to run for president.
Daniels said he supported theÂ abortion restrictions from the outset and that the… READ MORE
Planned Parenthood Holds Back on Challenging Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills
Despite a wave of late-term abortion restrictions being signed into law in state capitals, advocacy groups likeÂ Planned Parenthood so far have held back on filing any legal challenges.
The hesitation could be a sign that the groups are concerned about their chances in court. The new proposals would ban most abortions after about 20 weeks into pregnancy, narrowing… READ MORE