Articles Tagged 'abortions'

BREAKING: Texas permanently bans taxpayer funding of abortion

by Fr. Mark Hodges
August 16, 2017
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

September 18, 2015
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

June 28, 2012
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

March 29, 2012
By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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

March 8, 2012
 By BOB LEWIS AP Political Writer  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 China’s one-child policy

August 24, 2011
By Victor Morton-The Washington Times Top Republicans on the campaign trail and Capitol Hill denounced Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday for saying during a visit to Chinathat he “fully understand[s]” Beijing’s one-child policy, which critics say has led to forced abortions and forced sterilizations. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said in a statement that Mr. Biden’s words “should… READ MORE

Feds suing more abortion activists

May 6, 2011
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

April 30, 2011
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 for Planned Parenthood and boosting Daniels’ credentials among social conservatives as he considers whether to run for president. Daniels said he supported the abortion restrictions from the outset and that the… READ MORE

Planned Parenthood Holds Back on Challenging Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills

April 21, 2011 Despite a wave of late-term abortion restrictions being signed into law in state capitals, advocacy groups like 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

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