Speaker Ryan to Address March for Life Rally

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will speak at the March for Life, an annual anti-abortion rally, planned for Washington next week, The Hill is reporting . "Speaker Ryan has been an unwavering champion for the pro-life cause since taking office, and continues to utilize his post to promote the inherent dignity of the human person at all stages of life," March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said.

Judge dismisses public-pay abortion challenge, appeal next

AP photo Illinois Assistant Attorney General John Wolfsmith argues in Sangamon County Circuit Court in Springfield, Ill., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, against a lawsuit challenging a law allowing publicly financed abortions set to take effect Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Wolfsmith said the plaintiffs in the case, 11 Christian and conservative groups and a dozen state legislators, were trying to stall for time by delaying implementation of the law to June 1. A judge dismissed the lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs' arguments are "political questions" best left to the General Assembly.

The left in extremis?

We may be watching the death throes of the American left as it spirals into the black hole of excess. The left has pushed its issues so hard and far that leftists have lost all credibility.

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Andrew McCabe, the FBI's deputy director who has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year, plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter. McCabe spent hours in Congress this past week, facing questions behind closed doors from members of three committees.

Planned Parenthood: Arkansas faces having 1 abortion clinic

A Planned Parenthood subsidiary told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that Arkansas' restrictions on how abortion pills are administered could effectively end medication abortions in the state and leave Arkansas with only one clinic where women can end their pregnancies. Under an Arkansas law passed in 2015, doctors who provide abortion pills must hold a contract with another physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital and who would agree to handle complications.

Planned Parenthood asks Supreme Court to restore injunction on medical abortion

Planned Parenthood Great Plains today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review and correct the 8th Circuit Court of Appeal's July ruling that would allow the state to effectively ban the safest abortion procedure - the administration of drugs that would trigger miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy. At issue is Arkansas's Act 557 of 2015, which requires physicians who provide medical abortion - including Arkansas's two Planned Parenthood Clinics and Little Rock Family Planning Services - to contract with a second physician with hospital privileges.

Planned Parenthood asks Supreme Court to restore injunction on medical abortion

Planned Parenthood Great Plains today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review and correct the 8th Circuit Court of Appeal's July ruling that would allow the state to effectively ban the safest abortion procedure - the administration of drugs that would trigger miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy. At issue is Arkansas's Act 557 of 2015, which requires physicians who provide medical abortion - including Arkansas's two Planned Parenthood Clinics and Little Rock Family Planning Services - to contract with a second physician with hospital privileges.

Ben Sasse Calls Out Jeff Flake’s Donation to Doug Jones: ‘Bad Idea’

Par for the course in our modern Trumpian era of politics, the Alabama Senate race continues to divide Republicans, and naturally this played out on social media today between two Senators: Arizona's Jeff Flake and Nebraska's Ben Sasse. It all started when Flake tweeted a photo of a check he had written, showing a $100 donation to the campaign of Democrat Doug Jones, with "Country over Party" in the memo line.

Nancy Pelosi: Sham ‘Shero’

The Democratic "shero" is, and always has been, a sham. But after Pelosi's incoherent babblefest on "Meet the Press" defending accused groper John Conyers and clown-cad Al Franken, the progressive left can no longer mask her partisan perv apologism.

Moore seeks to steer Alabama Senate race to social issues

Republican Roy Moore, his Senate bid stung by allegations of sexual misconduct, is seeking to steer the Alabama race to hot-button social issues highlighted by his opposition to abortion. Newly back on the campaign trail since the uproar the accusations caused, Moore has used campaign stops to rally his evangelical base on social issues, including abortion, juxtaposing his desire to one day outlaw abortion altogether against Democratic rival Doug Jones' support of abortion rights.

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The Democratic "shero" is, and always has been, a sham. But after Pelosi's incoherent babblefest on "Meet the Press" defending accused groper John Conyers and clown-cad Al Franken, the progressive left can no longer mask her partisan perv apologism.

Abortion procedure ban struck down

A federal district judge handed a victory to abortion rights groups Wednesday when he struck down part of a Texas law curbing access to the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, called dilation and evacuation. In a decision that will be appealed before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Lee Yeakel said the provision imposes an "undue burden" on women seeking second-trimester abortions in the state.

MI anti-gerrymandering group defies odds 27 mins ago

An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative to overhaul redistricting in Michigan - without having to pay a dime for a signature. It's a rarity in state politics outside of anti-abortion ballot drives, which have had a large base of support within churches and crucial organizational backing from Right to Life and other organizations.

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Last week the Supreme Court agreed to hear National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra , a challenge to California's Reproductive FACT Act, which Governor Jerry Brown signed two years ago.

Dozens of Christian, Conservative and Pro-Family Leaders Sign Letter…

Dozens of Christian, Conservative and Pro-Family Leaders Sign Letter in Support of Judge Roy Moore - Will Attend Rally Tomorrow At the Press Conference, hosted by Faith2Action President Janet Porter and Dr. Steven Hotze, CEO of Restore Our Godly Heritage PAC, media will be presented with a letter signed by pro-family leaders and pastors from across the nation which states: "We stand with Judge Roy Moore, a man of integrity who has never wavered from his valiant defense of the unborn, the Ten Commandments, and the Constitution. We are confident the voters of Alabama will not be fooled by suspiciously timed accusations without evidence, and will reject the politics of personal destruction led by the Washington Post.

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The American Bar Association said Wednesday it didn't ask one of President Trump's judicial nominees about his personal opinions on abortion, saying the ABA's negative evaluation of him was instead based on peers who doubted he could leave his politics behind if he becomes a federal judge. Pamela Bresnahan, chair of the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, was defending her organization's role in the vetting process for federal judges, which involves rating a president's picks.

FBI asks for Senate docs in fetal tissue probe: Report

The FBI has reportedly asked the Senate for unredacted documents obtained from abortion providers, which may signal an investigation into Planned Parenthood and other parties involved in the market for fetal tissue from abortions. The document request occurred recently and was directed to the Senate Judiciary Committee, The Hill reported.

Here’s The Moment A Male Dem Belittled A Pro-Life Black Woman

A white male Democrat said Star Parker, a black pro-life activist, was being "ignorant" during a hearing on a pro-life bill, suggesting that she lacked the ability to properly deal with Congress members. Parker, the founder of Center for Urban Renewal and Education, testified on the Heartbeat Protection act earlier this week and the ways abortion affects the black community when Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen got upset about her remarks.

Dem Rep Calls Black Pro-life Woman Ignorant When She Pushes Back on His Argument about Abortion

Rep. Steve Cohen became very angry Wednesday during a hearing about a bill that would prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. He called Star Parker, a pro-life advocate and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education , ignorant because she told him it was "disingenuous" to equate abortion with other challenges facing poor communities as he did in his earlier questioning.

Texas AG Paxton: Appeals ‘Wrong’ on Illegal’s Abortion

The government made the "wrong argument" in the case of a pregnant illegal immigrant who sought an abortion and should have stressed the teen had no constitutional right to the procedure, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton said Tuesday. In remarks on " The Joe Pags Show " on Newsmax TV , Paxton said instead the Department of Justice argued it did not want to facilitate an abortion, but a federal appeals panel decided the government could not block the 17-year-old from having it done.

Federal judge strikes down two abortion restrictions in Alabama

A U.S. judge on Thursday struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools and banned a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester. The decision is a blow to abortion opponents in Alabama, who have joined conservatives in other states in enacting new laws that critics said were chipping away at the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v.

Ross Douthat: How about a compromise or two from Democrats?

America has two political parties, but only one of them has a reasonably coherent political vision, a leadership that isn't under the thumb of an erratic reality television star, and a worldview that implies a policy agenda rather than just a litany of grievances. Unfortunately for the Democrats, their vision and leaders and agenda also sometimes leave the impression that they never want to win another tossup Senate seat and that they would prefer Donald Trump be re-elected if the alternative requires wooing Americans who voted for him.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Push For Ban On Abortion Fetal Tissue Sales

Wisconsin lawmakers and pro-life leaders have joined together to urge Congress to vote on and adopt a set of bills that would ban the sale of aborted fetal tissue and tighten regulations on fetal remains restrictions. Introduced by Sen. Terry Moulton and Rep. Joel Kleefisch, the Fetal Remains Respect Act and the Unborn Child Disposition and Anatomical Gift Act would ban the sale of fetal tissue and require hospitals to give parents of stillborn or miscarried babies the option to donate the child's remains to research, according to the Madison Host .

Exploratory bid tests extent of state’s GOP rifts

With nearly $1.2 million in the bank and a laundry list of accomplishments he's touting to Republican voters that include tax cuts and several new abortion restrictions, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at first glance should be in a comfortable position for the 2018 GOP primary as he ramps up his re-election bid. But a potential primary campaign against Hutchinson next year may test how much room, if any, there is to challenge his conservative credentials.

Pro-life campaigners were thinking way ahead on the Eighth

Yesterday's 'Irish Times' MRBI poll on abortion supports much of what the Citizens' Assembly returned earlier this year - that a desire exists for a change to the Constitution on the limits to access to abortion. In the MRBI poll, 70pc of respondents said the Oireachtas should be allowed to legislate for abortion by repealing the Eighth Amendment and opening up abortion services in less limited situations.

Ryan: GOP Rep. Murphy resigning after reports of affair

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from Congress. "I've spoken to Tim quite a bit the last few days," Ryan told reporters at an event in Chestertown, Maryland.

Congressman Tim Murphy abruptly quits over abortion flap

Pro-life Republican congressman Tim Murphy who told his mistress to get an abortion abruptly QUITS - without completing his term US Congressman Tim Murphy announced Wednesday night that he would retire at the end of his term in January 2019 Murphy applauded the HR 7 bill in January which states no federal funds will be used to pay for abortions: 'I proudly sponsored and voted for this important bill' An anti-abortion Republican congressman who once asked his mistress to terminate a pregnancy abruptly resigned from the House of Representatives on Thursday, less than 24 hours after he had said he would retire at the end of his term in January 2019.

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy to retire after reports of affair

Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that he would not run for a ninth term, amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant. Murphy said in a brief statement through his office that he will "take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties."

Report: Anti-abortion U.S. rep asked girlfriend to get one

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, questions General Motors CEO Mary Barra about safety defects during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2014. PITTSBURGH>> An anti-abortion congressman asked a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to get an abortion when he thought she might be pregnant, a newspaper reported today.

Texts: Anti-abortion congressman urged woman get an abortion

Rep. Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican with a staunchly anti-abortion voting record, urged a woman he was having an affair with to get an abortion, according to messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murphy admitted to the affair in September, and texts reported on by the Post-Gazette showed the woman accused Murphy of hypocrisy in January after an anti-abortion message was posted to his Facebook account.

U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy in August 2017.

An anti-abortion congressman asked a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to get an abortion when he thought she might be pregnant, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said it obtained text messages between Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania and Shannon Edwards.

Court ruling favors Planned Parenthood in Missouri

A federal appeals court ruling has opened the door for Planned Parenthood to pursue abortion licenses in more areas of Missouri. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday lifted a temporary stay that had allowed the state to continue enforcing certain abortion requirements while appealing a lower court's ruling that the requirements infringed on women's abortion rights.

Illinois governor agrees to allow Medicaid for abortions

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner ended months of speculation Thursday and signed legislation allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, as the first-term Republican reversed his stance on the proposal from last spring. The General Assembly controlled by Democrats approved the measure in May but delayed sending it to Rauner until Monday, in part because he has changed his mind about support of the plan.

Request in abortion case denied

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Wednesday denied Planned Parenthood's request that the entire court hear arguments that earlier led a three-judge panel to overturn an order blocking a law aimed at abortion clinics.

MO Abortion Expansion Temporarily Blocked

A federal appeals court's new ruling appears to at least temporarily stall the expansion of abortion services in Missouri. The full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-sentence temporary stay Friday that blocks enforcement of a lower court ruling requiring the state to issue licenses to abortion clinics in more Missouri cities.

With Trump leading GOP, what’s a RINO these days?

With our President insulting anyone getting better TV coverage, cutting deals with the opposing party rather than use his majority power, and Kim Jong Un's aggression taking more significance than with previous presidents. it seems fair to ask, exactly what and who is a Republican in 2017? For the first 9 months, it's been enough for many to experience Republican values as simple trolling of democrats.

Kentuckya s last abortion clinic to face off against governor

Its survival on the line, Kentucky's last abortion clinic is bracing for a pivotal legal showdown with health regulators and the state's anti-abortion governor that could determine whether Kentucky becomes the first state in the nation without an abortion clinic. The licensing fight, set to play out in a Louisville federal courtroom starting Wednesday, revolves around a state law requiring that EMW Women's Surgical Center have agreements with a hospital and an ambulance service in the event of medical emergencies involving patients.

South Carolina’s Republican governor ends all abortion funding

The US state of South Carolina said Friday it is eliminating all state or federal aid to any medical practice linked to clinics practicing abortions. President Donald Trump had cleared the way for such changes in April, when -- in a move applauded by many conservatives -- he signed a bill revoking a rule from his predecessor, Barack Obama, that aimed to protect public funding for family-planning clinics.

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Texas lawmakers wrapped up the special legislative session at the Austin state Capitol earlier this week. Governor Greg Abbott called the 30-day session to tackle issues that did not get addressed during the regular session earlier this year.

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Texas lawmakers wrapped up the special legislative session at the Austin state Capitol earlier this week. Governor Greg Abbott called the 30-day session to tackle issues that did not get addressed during the regular session earlier this year.

Correction: Abortion-Oregon story

In stories Aug. 15 and July 5 about Oregon's expansion of abortion and reproductive health care coverage, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of money allocated from the general fund for reproductive health care coverage to immigrants who aren't otherwise eligible for Medicaid. The new law allocates about $6.2 million for care for that population, including about $500,000 for abortion services.

Birth-control access expanded in Oregon

In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks in the Capitol ceremonial office in Salem, Ore. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, on Tuesday signed into law what advocates called the nation's most progressive reproductive health policy, expanding access to abortion and birth control at a time when President Donald Trump's administration and other states are trying to restrict them.

Colorado resort won’t host anti-immigration conference

A Colorado resort says it won't host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group in April following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville. A Colorado resort says it won't host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group in April following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville.

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A federal lawsuit accuses the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming a Muslim-American radio host by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England. A federal lawsuit accuses the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming a Muslim-American radio host by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England.

Texas passes 2 new abortion-related laws

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed two abortion-related bills into law Tuesday, including one that his office calls "pro-life insurance reform." "This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions," Abbott said.

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

By WILL WEISSERT and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas - The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and ... (more)

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and incest. The 20-10 party-line vote for preliminary approval requires women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortions except amid medical emergencies.

Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who say doing so could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and incest. A bill requiring women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortions except amid medical emergencies already cleared the state House after hours of emotional debate.

American Women’s Party Puts Dems On Notice

When the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , Representative Ben Ray Lujan , stated last week that the party would support Democratic candidates who are anti-choice in order to try and win traditionally conservative districts, he demonstrated once again how the party continues to ignore its base. This policy is no different than what other past and current Democratic Party leaders have echoed for years, and that is the problem.

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The governor's response How many bills have they sent to my desk that I was gonna veto? That doesn't stop 'em. That doesn't stop 'em.

Judgea s order targets Kentucky abortion clinic protesters

Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government and moved quickly to pass new restrictions on abortions.

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face


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A protester and an escort who ensures women can reach the clinic stand outside the EMW WomenOs Surgical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. January 27, 2017. LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Patricia Canon drives poor rural Kentucky women to distant abortion clinics each week, part of a national army of volunteers who are growing bolder even as abortion foes ratchet up opposition to the activists they have branded as "accomplices to murder."

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government and moved quickly to pass new restrictions on abortions.

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government and moved quickly to pass new restrictions on abortions.

Is abortion law constitutional?

In 1973, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe V. Wade established three major aspects of abortion procedures: az A state having a compelling interest can intervene if an abortion will adversely affect the "potentiality" of the life of the fetus . Senate Bill 8, which the Texas Legislature passed and was signed into law last month, requires abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains following an elective abortion.

Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion

Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a measure approved Wednesday by lawmakers. Oregon already has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the U.S., leaving out otherwise common requirements for waiting periods or spending limits on taxpayer funds.

Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion

Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a measure approved Wednesday by lawmakers. Oregon already has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the U.S., leaving out otherwise common requirements for waiting periods or spending limits on taxpayer funds.

Rights group cites Supreme Court in Louisiana abortion suit

A group that won court rulings against Texas and Louisiana abortion laws is suing now to overturn other Louisiana laws that it says have led to more than a thousand regulations designed to restrict abortions. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed a federal lawsuit in Baton Rouge on Monday, the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas requirement that abortion providers have hospital admitting privileges.

House approves GOP bill outlawing most late-term abortions

Most late-term abortions would be outlawed under legislation Republicans pushed through the House on Tuesday, a major priority of the GOP and conservative groups that won't reach an eager President Donald Trump because it faces certain Senate defeat. The House approved the measure by a near party-line 237-189 vote.

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The chapter is only a few pages long, but it addresses a potentially explosive suspicion: Did GermanyA s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, spy on its most important partner, the United States, in the past? Documents that Spiegel has been able to review show that the BND, until a few years ago, actually had considerable interest in the United States as a target of espionage. The document states that just under 4,000 search terms, or selectors, were directed against American targets between 1998 and 2006.

Planned Parenthood’s role in Georgia race for House raises ethical questions


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Planned Parenthood may poor-mouth when its government funding is on the line, but that hasn't stopped the abortion giant from spending lavishly on politicians who promise to keep the taxpayer dollars coming. Planned Parenthood's political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, was the second-biggest spender on the Democratic side of the ledger in the special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, putting more than $734,000 behind Jon Ossoff.

What explains the decline in abortion?

... abortions continues to decline in the United States. In fact, it is lower than it has been in decades. According to US News & World Report , "The latest annual report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incorporating data from 47 ...

Southern Baptists wrestle with tensions over Trump election

The Southern Baptist Convention, home to prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump, adopted a statement on moral leadership at the group's annual meeting Tuesday that avoided pointed criticism of current political officeholders. The denomination also rejected a proposal to condemn the "alt-right," the political movement that came to the forefront during the presidential election that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism.

Missouri Senate panel advances abortion regulations

A panel of Missouri senators on Tuesday advanced legislation to create new abortion regulations - including annual inspections of clinics - requested by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in his call for a special session focused solely on abortion laws. Members of the Senate Committee on Seniors, Families and Children voted 4-2 along party lines in favor of a package of proposals that would place new restrictions on abortion clinics.

Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Removed from YouTube at Judgea s…

Yesterday evening, the Center for Medical Progress undercover footage - recorded at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions - was removed from YouTube, supposedly for a violation of the site's Terms of Service agreement. A few hours later, news emerged that Judge William Orrick - the California district judge who granted NAF and Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the release of this video footage - had ordered the CMP's lead investigator David Daleiden and his attorneys to appear at a June 14 hearing to consider holding them in contempt for releasing the footage yesterday morning.

Abortion foes: Planned Parenthood failing; tax dollars wasted

Pro-lifers say declining patient numbers, the promotion of abortion at the expense of health care services and the shuttering of several facilities show that Planned Parenthood 's business model is failing and its taxpayer funding could be better spent elsewhere. The nation's largest abortion provider announced last week that it would close four clinics in Iowa, three in New Mexico, two in Colorado and its last remaining facility in Wyoming, despite continuing to receive more than $500 million in annual taxpayer funding.

Lying Jon Ossoff is unfit for office

The most expensive congressional race in U.S. history has again dispelled the myth that conservatives are the aggressors in the moral wars that plague our politics. As Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently pointed out , in the race to replace Tom Price in Georgia's 6th congressional district, it was only a matter of time before Jon Ossoff went after Karen Handel for her brief experience at the Susan G. Komen organization.

Pro-life Democrats say abortion issue may cost party more seats in 2018

Democrats' reluctance to recruit pro-life candidates could hinder them as they try to win enough seats to retake the U.S. House next year, according to a pro-life party leader. Kristen Day, executive chairwoman of Democrats for Life of America, said the national party's stance has almost certainly cost it the chance to make a run at the seat that covers Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and said there are likely other places as well where a Democrat would be more competitive if he or she held pro-life views.

Missouri appeals judge’s blocking of abortion restrictions

Missouri is asking a federal appellate court to put on hold a judge's order blocking the state's abortion-restricting rules, insisting the requirements are justified. The state's challenge Thursday to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came a day after U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs refused to delay enforcing the preliminary injunction he issued last month in favor of Planned Parenthood affiliates with Missouri health centers.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem adored, reviled in divided Ohio

Gloria Steinem laughs during an interview Tuesday, May 16, 2017, before a dinner for the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Gloria Steinem poses Tuesday, May 16, 2017, before a dinner for the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

.com | GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns

Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done, are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months, lawmakers used an obscure legislative rule to ram through changes that will have far-reaching implications for the coal industry, broadband customers, hunters and women seeking health care at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

ROBERTS: Thanks God for the nuns

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently stressed many nuns are strong supporters of Obamacare, and are "speaking out" against Republican attempts to gut the measure. In this week's column, Cokie and Steven V. Roberts wrote it would be suicidal for Democrats to ostracize voters like nuns, who back the party's core principles of economic and social justice, but disagree on abortion rights.

Road to passage for Texas ‘bathroom bill’ getting far harder


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The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher after the Republican-controlled state House ran out the clock Thursday on a key midnight bill deadline. A proposal mandating transgender people to use public restrooms according to their birth certificate gender sailed through the Texas Senate weeks ago, but a similar measure that bans schools and local communities from passing ordinances to protect LGBT rights in bathrooms has been bottled up in the House.

Road to passage for Texas ‘bathroom bill’ getting far harder

The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closes in on a key midnight Thursday deadline to approve legislation. A proposal mandating transgender Texans to use public restrooms according to their birth certificate gender sailed through the Texas Senate weeks ago, but a similar measure that bans schools and local communities from passing ordinances to protect LGBT rights has been bottled up in the House.

Conservative Catholics unfairly target Girl Scouts

One very busy St. Louis mother of five adamantly believes that Girl Scouting is incompatible with being a good Catholic. Ann Saladin diligently works to publicize what she believes are links between Girl Scouting and the nefarious forces of abortion and birth control.

Democrats leave no space for abortion opponents


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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is not usually considered a moderating force within the Democratic Party, but at the moment he is playing that role on abortion policy. It's not that he has any pro-life sympathies: He has been co-sponsoring the Freedom of Choice Act as a senator for more than two decades.

Website aims to help women self-induce abortions at home using medication

An international advocacy group concerned about restrictive laws in the United States plans to help women self-induce abortions at home, offering online advice and counseling about how to use medications that can terminate their pregnancies. Women Help Women, a three-year-old organization headquartered in the Netherlands, this week launched an online service to provide one-on-one counseling services for women seeking to end their early pregnancies using the abortion pill, which is legally available only by prescription in the United States but can be purchased on the Internet or from other countries.

Illinois House ignores veto threat by passing abortion expansion

The Democratic-led Illinois House defied a veto threat by the state's Republican governor by passing legislation on Tuesday to expand state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income residents and for state employees. The measure, which passed the House 62-55 and now moves to the state Senate, also aims to keep abortions legal in Illinois if the U.S. Supreme Court follows President Donald Trump's call to overturn its landmark Roe v.

Abortions in Massachusetts down nearly 11 percent since 2010


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As the political fight in Washington over Planned Parenthood intensifies, the number of abortions performed in Massachusetts continues to fall. Abortions in the state have dropped by nearly 11 percent - from 20,802 in 2010 to 18,570 in 2015 - according to an Associated Press review of the most recent Massachusetts Department of Public Health statistics.

Bernie Sanders stands by anti-abortion mayoral candidate

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday stood by his decision to back a Democratic candidate whose record on abortion has drawn fire from many in the party. Late last week, Sanders joined Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello for a rally supporting his bid to oust Republican incumbent Jean Stothert as leader of the largest city in Nebraska.

Under Proposed Law, Women Will Have to Hear Their Fetus is Unviable- Twice

The proposed "Tennessee Infants Protection Act" cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 7-2 vote, and is expected to head to the Senate floor as early as next week. If passed, the measure won't prohibit abortion before 20 weeks, but it will introduce a swath of legal entanglements for women who need an abortion after 20 weeks, and for the physicians who provide them.

Trump signs bill allowing states to cut funding to abortion providers

President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other family groups of a significant source of funding. The move marked the 12th time that Trump has signed a resolution under the 1996 Congressional Review Act abolishing a rule issued under President Barack Obama.

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President Trump quietly signed legislation Thursday that rolls back an Obama-era rule protecting certain federal funds for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide legal abortions. That regulation, implemented in the waning days of the Obama administration, required that states pass along family-planning grants - regardless of whether the groups they're passing them along to offer abortion services as well.

Trump gives states power to cut off Planne…

President Trump signed a bill Thursday freeing states to withhold federal family planning grant money from Planned Parenthood, marking the first major pro-life legislation to be signed into law in more than a decade. The bill unravels an Obama-era regulation that insisted states couldn't refuse to spend family planning money with Planned Parenthood or any other organization that performs abortions.

Dems press Trump to restore family planning funding

Scores of House Democrats are pressing the Trump administration to reinstate funding for an international program dedicated to family planning and women's reproductive health. The State Department earlier this month announced it would pull all U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund , citing concerns that the money would subsidize coercive abortion services overseas, particularly in China.

The Latest: Trump offers support to Paul Ryan

President Donald Trump says, "we'll see what happens," in response to a question about what happens if the vote on the Republican-backed health care bill fails in the House. Trump is offering his support for House Speaker Paul Ryan at a White House event announcing the presidential permit about the Keystone XL pipeline.

Federal judge defers ruling on Missouri abortion rules

A federal judge is weighing whether to block Missouri regulations that the state's Planned Parenthood clinics argue in a lawsuit illegally restrict access to abortion in the state. U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs deferred a ruling Tuesday after hearing arguments over the preliminary injunction request by two Planned Parenthoods with Missouri health centers.

Neil Gorsuch’s sales pitch: I’m my own judge

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch came to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday prepared to deliver a clear message: I'm a judge, not a politician. He stressed on several occasions that he is independent from the President who has appointed him, that as a judge he "doesn't give a whit" about politics, and that he treats his plaintiffs fairly.

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Right-wing firebrand and rising media star Tomi Lahren has reportedly been suspended by TheBlaze, where she hosts a primetime commentary show. Lahren, 24, came into controversy over the weekend after a Friday appearance on The View, in which she claimed to be "pro-choice" and essentially argued that anti-abortion conservatives are hypocrites.

House GOP health bill would cut women’s services

Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House Republicans' proposed bill. The legislation, which would replace much of former President Barack Obama's health law, was approved by two House committees on Thursday.

ACA Repeal Targets Planned Parenthood


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The American Health Care Act keeps some aspects of Obamacare intact-but federal funding for Planned Parenthood is on the chopping block. This afternoon, House Speaker Paul Ryan's long-promised Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act hit the news cycle with a wonkish thud.

Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus

Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to deliver the fetus and try to save it. Critics of the bill said it could be among the most extreme anti-abortion laws in the nation, even as other states consider their own proposals that would reduce the window for legal abortions.

‘Not a scintilla of evidence’ of wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood:…

Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ilana Panich-Linsman/File Photo A federal judge on Tuesday ruled Texas officials cannot cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, allowing the organization to continue providing reimbursed services - at least temporarily - to the 12,500 Texas Medicaid patients who rely on it.

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider. An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he delayed making decision in January and essentially bought Planned Parenthood an extra month in the state's Medicaid program.

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A group opposing Planned Parenthood gather behind a barricade in New York, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The House voted on Thursday to overturn a rule that banned states from withholding funds to Planned Parenthood and other groups that also perform abortions.

Panel OKs plan to let dads block abortions


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An Oklahoma House committee approved a bill allowing fathers to veto an abortion, despite objections that it would be found unconstitutional. The measure requires women seeking an abortion to provide the father's written, informed consent.

Hopeful of Victory, Anti-Abortion Rights Protests Target Planned…

From Pennsylvania to Tennessee to California, hundreds of protests of varying size against Planned Parenthood and counterprotests in support of the nonprofit health organization took place across the country Saturday. #ProtestPP, a national coalition opposed to abortion rights that seeks to end any public funding for Planned Parenthood, said more than 200 rallies were planned in 45 states.

Planned Parenthood critics, backers rally across U.S.

Anti-abortion activists held rallies against Planned Parenthood across the country Saturday, urging Congress to defund the women's health services organization. Planned Parenthood critics, backers rally across U.S. Anti-abortion activists held rallies against Planned Parenthood across the country Saturday, urging Congress to defund the women's health services organization.

Pro Planned Parenthood rally at Duncan Plaza draws more than 200

More than 200 proponents of Planned Parenthood gathered at Duncan Plaza near New Orleans City Hall on Friday afternoon to support funding for the organization, which operates a $4.5 million, 8,000-square-foot clinic on South Claiborne Avenue. A few protesters against abortion rights were also present to denounce Planned Parenthood, which lists abortion referrals in the menu of services on the website of the New Orleans clinic.

Women’s March intrigues everyone

Do you think a diverse group of Americans could agree on one or two ideals if it searched for a unifying common principle? I'm afraid the answer is no. For millions of people to find solidarity on even one topic seems to be nearly impossible.

Pence helps bring new energy to anti-abortion rally in DC

After more than four decades, the March for Life has become a familiar ritual in Washington. No matter the weather, thousands of abortion opponents gather every year on the National Mall, many wearing matching hats or scarves from their school or church groups, and listen to speeches from social conservatives in Congress before marching to the Supreme Court.

Anti-abortion groups hold triumphant rally after Obama years

The politically ascendant anti-abortion movement gathered Friday for a triumphant rally on the National Mall, rejoicing at the end of an eight-year presidency participants said was dismissive of their views. Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd at the March for Life anti-abortion policies were a top priority of the new administration, and President Donald Trump tweeted the rally had his "full support."

Mike Pence rallies anti-abortion March for Life crowd

Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd gathered Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life rally that ending taxpayer-funded abortion and choosing a Supreme Court justice who will uphold "God-given" liberties are among top priorities of the Trump administration. One of Trump's first official acts after taking office a week ago was to sign an executive order banning U.S. aid to foreign groups that provide abortions.

Mike Pence speaks at March for Life

Vice President Mike Pence addressed thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators at the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. During his speech, Pence said ending taxpayer funding for abortions and abortion providers is a top priority for President Donald Trump. The U.S. government does not fund Planned Parenthood 's abortions except in rare cases.

A new Obamacare abortion battle is brewing

A fight over taxpayer funding for abortion that nearly blew up the Affordable Care Act seven years ago is brewing once again. Conservative groups are warning members of Congress they will oppose an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill if it doesn't include language to effectively prohibit any federally subsidized health plans from covering abortion.

Pro-life advocates prepare for march

Each year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, hundreds of thousands of anti-abortion advocates from across the United States gather in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life.

GOP Attack on Women Continues With House Vote to Deny Abortion Coverage

Anti-choice House Republicans on Tuesday voted to further curtail U.S. women's healthcare access, passing a draconian bill that permanently bans the use of federal funds for abortion and prohibits anyone who receives subsidies to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act from purchasing a plan that covers abortion. "The goal of this bill is clear: to end any and all insurance coverage of abortion and make abortion financially out of reach, even in cases where a woman's health is in danger," Planned Parenthood said in a statement .

Womena s March

I saw a group of protestors Saturday morning in Oakhurst . It was a good sized crowd and it looked like a fairly mixed grouping of men and women.

Abortion rights activists hold placards outside of the US Supreme…

Abortion rights activists hold placards outside of the US Supreme Court ahead of an expected ruling on abortion clinic restrictions on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Mandel Ngan Abortion rights activists hold placards outside of the US Supreme Court ahead of an expected ruling on abortion clinic restrictions on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.

House passes bill to bar federal funds for abortion

Emboldened by a Republican in the White House, the GOP-led House on Tuesday backed legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, would also block tax credits for some people and businesses buying abortion coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law.

House Republicans tackle their first priority under Donald Trump: Attacking abortion rights

Last month, Planned Parenthood released focus group research showing that while Donald Trump's supporters are often willing to express sexist attitudes , they aren't particularly keen on attacking reproductive health care access. Many of the participants were confident that Trump signified a new era for Republicans, where conservative politicians dropped the relentless attacks on reproductive rights.

Looking Back: Jan. 22, 2017

A U.S. citizen flying home today from a ski jaunt in Canada, a beach break in Mexico or a honeymoon in Jamaica can flash a driver's license or a birth certificate at airport customs officials and walk on through.

Supreme Court unlikely to overturn abortion rights anytime soon

Supreme Court unlikely to overturn abortion rights anytime soon President Trump needs more than one new Supreme Court justice to reverse Roe v. Wade Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2kcvqBM Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court last June, around the time the justices struck down a Texas law that restricted access to abortions.

The Stacked Deck

The bonanza of far-right bills demonstrated what "emboldened" Republican legislators will attempt with solid majorities in the state legislature, Republican John Kasich in the governor's mansion, and members of the GOP in the offices of secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor, and state treasurer. Welcome to the dawn of Republican government.

Women have many motivations for DC inauguration protest

In this April 18, 2016 file photo, supporters of fair immigration reform dance in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The tens of thousands of women flocking to Washington for a march on the day after Donald Trump's inauguration come packing a multitude of agendas, but are united in their loathing for Trump.

Republicans could make sweeping changes in Iowa Legislature

Following an election that gave them strong majorities in the state Senate and House, Republicans will take charge of the next session of the Iowa Legislature on Monday with ambitious plans to restrict abortion, decrease collective bargaining power for unions and cut taxes despite looming budget constraints. Democrats don't hold a majority in either chamber for the first time in nearly 20 years, so they can do little to stop GOP lawmakers.

The fight to defund Planned Parenthood has very little to do with abortions


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Anti-abortion activists hold a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a one-two punch, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that Republicans plan to defund Planned Parenthood when they try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.

GOP House panel: Halt federal money for Planned Parenthood

A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research urged Congress on Wednesday to halt federal payments to the women's health organization. Democrats said the GOP probe had unearthed no wrongdoing and wasted taxpayers' money in an abusive investigation reminiscent of the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Planned Parenthood Asks Judge to Halt Texas Medicaid Cuts

Planned Parenthood has asked a federal judge to stop Texas from cutting it from the state's Medicaid program, which the nation's largest abortion provider says would reduce health services for nearly 11,000 low-income women. The request to U.S. District Sam Sparks was filed late Friday in Austin and is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed last year.

Court Rules Public School Can Force Pro-Life Teacher to Facilitate Planned Parenthood

Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation , 202-717-7371 PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 28, 2016 / Christian Newswire / -- Portland teacher and well-known pro-life activist Bill Diss has received a ruling in his religious discrimination case against Portland Public Schools. Disappointingly, the court granted the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment in its entirety, stating that there were no legally significant facts in dispute for the case to go before a jury.

Anti-Abortion Groups Hoping Trump Takes Tough Action on Day One

Anti-abortion groups are looking for President-elect Donald Trump to start toughening abortion policies as soon as he takes office, The Hill reports. Until Trump makes his choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, there are other areas where he can start making his mark on abortion policy, according to the website.

Trump action on health care could cost Planned Parenthood

One of President-elect Donald Trump's first, and defining, acts next year could come on Republican legislation to cut off taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood. Trump sent mixed signals during the campaign about the 100-year-old organization, which provides birth control, abortions and various women's health services.

Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat. The so-called heartbeat bill would have prohibited most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy - or before many women know they are pregnant.

Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat. The so-called heartbeat bill would have prohibited most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy - or before many women know they are pregnant.

Not Surprisingly, Texas Sued Over Aborted Fetus Burial Rule

After telling the state in a letter that the new fetal remains burial rule would "almost certainly trigger costly litigation," the Center for Reproductive Rights has followed through on that quasi-threat and has sued the Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt over the rule, representing various abortion providers ... (more)

Lawsuit challenges new Texas rules over fetal remains

In this July 13, 2013 file photo, abortion rights advocates, left, protest in the State Capitol as anti-abortion rights supporters pass them in Austin, Texas. A coalition of national advocacy groups sued Texas on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, seeking to block Texas' soon-to-be-implemented rules mandating the burial or cremation of fetal remains.

Dr. Jen Gunter wields her lasso of truth for IJ

Dr. Jen Gunter was listening to the third and final debate between Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, when a comment by Trump made her livid: “In the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother.” “There is no such thing as a ninth month abortion - I'm a doctor who trained in late term abortions #debate2016,” she tweeted to her 34,200 followers. “Every single ob/gyn, every single woman's health-care provider should be standing up for facts.

What’s Next for Ohio’s Strict Abortion ‘Heartbeat’ Bill


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In this Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 file picture, anti-abortion and pro-choice activists stand next to each other in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. On Tuesday, the Ohio General Assembly passed what could become among the strictest abortion laws in the nation if it is signed into law by Ohio Governor John Kasich .

Ohio’s Senate OKs ban on abortions once heartbeat is heard

Lawmakers in the Ohio Senate approved banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, clearing the way for what would be one of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions. The so-called "heartbeat bill" approved Tuesday would prohibit most abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy after the first detectable heartbeat.

Ohio ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill heads to governor’s desk

An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor's desk. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled state House voted to approve the so-called "heartbeat bill" Tuesday night after it passed in the Senate earlier in the day, clearing the way for what would be one of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions.

Pregnancy, privacy and Trump’s promise

The future of privacy under the U.S. Constitution - and the critical protection of rights such as abortion and same-sex marriage - rests on the continued good health and mental acuity of three lawyers age 78 and older. If you care about these things, and you should, you really should be sending vitamin packets, kale salads and protein smoothies to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer .

Texas to Require Burials After Many Abortions

Texas health officials have adopted a new rule that would require burials after many abortions conducted in the state - a decision that could have a profound effect on providers there. The rule, which was submitted to the Texas secretary of state by the Texas Department of Health Services last Monday, changes the manner in which fetal tissue can be disposed of following an abortion at a clinic, hospital or other medical setting.

Lawsuits Challenge Abortion Restrictions in 3 States

Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion. "We are going to fight back state by state and law by law until every person has the right to pursue the life they want, including the right to decide to end a pregnancy," said Planned Parenthood's chief medical officer, Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley.

Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states

Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion. "We are going to fight back state by state and law by law until every person has the right to pursue the life they want, including the right to decide to end a pregnancy," said Planned Parenthood's chief medical officer, Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley.

Trumpa s impending presidency sparks a surge in calls to Planned Parenthood

Emily Kadar, right, and Debra Cooper participate in a rally to condemn President-elect Donald Trump's remar ks about women and abortion on March 31, 2016, in New York. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listen as Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., speaks to members of the media on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 1, 2015, regarding the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.

What Will Happen When Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?by Clarke…

Wade is overturned. This focus is long overdue. The notion of Supreme Court justices acting as public-health officials ranking the priority of abortion as health care, deciding what standards should apply to the practice in clinics from coast to coast, and deciding what credentials are suitable for abortionists would have astounded the great justices of the past.

Trump win resets culture war debate on abortion, LGBT rights


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For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning - sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. Advocates of LGBT rights and abortion rights now fear setbacks instead of further gains.

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An Indiana Republican lawmaker says he will propose legislation next year that would effectively ban abortion in the state, despite a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a nationwide right to abortion. Abortion-rights groups are certain to oppose the measure, and it is doubtful that it will advance in the Statehouse.

9 key takeaways from Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ interview

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump sat down with Lesley Stahl from CBS' 60 Minutes on Sunday evening for his first on-camera interview since winning the U.S. election.

Pence donates to Planned Parenthood

They're sending donations to Planned Parenthood in the name of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who has called for cutting off federal funds to the organization and -- as governor of Indiana -- imposed tougher restrictions on abortion for women in his state. Pence's controversies have often paled in comparison to those of his running mate, but many people unhappy with the election results have made an effort to include him in their protests nonetheless.

Trump win resets culture war debate on abortion, LGBT rights

For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning _ sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other FILE - In this Thursday Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, from left, Celeste Ramirez, 20, Erin Ckodre , 21, Ronald Elliott, 18, Patricia Romo, 22, and Rose Ammons, 18, hold up signs during a rally at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, to protest Donald Trump's presidential election victory. For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning _ sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other.

The Cruel Irony of Hillary Clintona s a Pro-Womena Stance

Hillary Clinton is campaigning that she, of all the candidates, is the one who is a "champion for women and girls" specifically because, among other things, she protects "women's reproductive health" and "confronts violence against women." Her primary talking point is that she has worked 30 years for women and children.

In Gettysburg, We Need the Pro-Life, Pro-Growth, King-Dollar Donald Trump

The Trump campaign has announced that the candidate will deliver a major speech in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 22. He will present his closing arguments for American voters, outlining the steps he will take in his first 100 days to make America great again. For all his gaffes and misstatements, the fact is this: The race is not over until it's over.

Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge on Thursday sided with women's health provider Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit aiming to block a Mississippi law that barred medical providers that perform abortions from participating in the state's Medicaid program. The decision by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan III is the latest in a string of rulings striking down similar laws elsewhere in the country against the women's health provider.

Why it Matters: Abortion

THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president. Democrat Hillary Clinton supports access to abortion and is an outspoken defender of Planned Parenthood, which is the largest provider of abortions in the U.S. and also offers other health services.

100 years of Planned Parenthood led us to Clinton’s abortion policies

Sunday, October 16, is the one-hundred-year anniversary of the organization founded by Margaret Sanger, which would become known as Planned Parenthood. Sanger, a eugenicist, wrote in the New York Times in 1923 that her goal was the "release and cultivation of the better elements in our society and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extinction of defective stock - those human weeds which threaten the blossoming of the finest flowers of American civilization."

Progressives Unite in Opposition to Donald Trump

The Pulse nightclub, still painted in funereal black, is surrounded by a fence covered with colorful murals commemorating the victims of the June assault, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. On the murals, people have written messages of love, of hope and most commonly, of unity.

Supreme Court Becomes Key Issue in Presidential Race — Activists…

As the Supreme Court becomes a key issue in the Presidential race, activists plan historic screening of pro-life film and will conduct a prayer vigil and public witness at the Court. Groups plan to show the award winning film "Voiceless" as well hold a prayer vigil on the public sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court on Sunday, October 2, at 6:30 P.M. Filmmakers say that "Voiceless" is the first pro-life film that powerfully addresses the reasons why most people don't engage the injustice of abortion.

Louisiana tries to revive Planned Parenthood funding cut

Attorneys for the state of Louisiana are trying to revive the state's Medicaid funding cut for Planned Parenthood clinics. Earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking the cut, which would have kept needy Louisiana women from getting non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood facilities.

Planned Parenthood pushes challenge of Mississippi law

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to quickly rule in its favor and overturn a Mississippi law that bans Medicaid spending with any health care provider that offers abortion. The women's health group argues that a judge should make a summary judgment backing its challenge of the Mississippi law, now that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction against a similar law in Louisiana.

Republicans go after Planned Parenthood contractor

House Republicans are seeking to hold a firm that procured aborted fetuses from Planned Parenthood, and its president, in contempt of Congress. A special panel set up to investigate how medical researchers obtain fetal tissue from abortion providers announced Monday it will meet on Wednesday to consider whether Congress should hold in contempt StemExpress and its executive Cate Dyer.

The New Pro-Life Movement: Neither New nor Pro-Life

Now that the practical choice is between coughing Clinton and terrifying Trump, the Seamless Garment crowd is making new attempts to co-opt pro-life sentiment in favor of the vociferously pro-abortion candidate that is, Clinton. This New Pro-Life Movement is supposedly bolder, more sincere, more consistent, and especially more "prudent" than the old one.

“I want to live to see the day that…we send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history.”

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence spoke to a convention of conservative Christians Saturday, drawing loud applause for his promises that he will work with Donald Trump to restrict abortion rights and appoint right-wing justices to the Supreme Court. "Let me be clear: People who know me well know I'm pro-life, and I don't apologize for it," said Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana, to the largely evangelical crowd at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC.

US Congress blocks Zika funding plan

The US Senate has failed to pass a funding bill to help fight the Zika virus for a third time. Senate Democrats blocked the $1.1bn bill after Republicans sought to stop funding for pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood.

Rubio: No Abortions For Zika-Infected Women

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Mike Pence: No Friend to Women

In the 60 Minutes interview with Donald Trump and Mike Pence, attempts by correspondent Lesley Stahl to get insights into Pence was noticeably futile. Pence sat and smiled tensely as Trump stole the show.

Tim Kaine: Abortion is murder, and that’s totally fine

The Democrats are a morally incoherent party, and nothing captures with more perfection the feckless irrationality than Sen. Tim Kaine on abortion. Speaking to CNN, the irrational Kaine said, "I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn't intrude[.] ... I'm a strong supporter of Roe v.

Catholic Tim Kaine insane on abortion

Hillary Clinton has picked Virginia senator Tim Kaine as her V.P. Much is being made of the fact that he speaks Spanish and is Catholic and used his Spanish while a Catholic missionary. Kaine is the latest Catholic politician to follow the tortured logic of Mario Cuomo to justify abortion when you know it is wrong, according both to your faith and to logic.

Alaska’s supreme court and the parental notification abortion law

You can't have a story about abortion laws without a certain amount of angst and controversy, but this week's news out of Alaska was disturbing for reasons which go well beyond the ubiquitous battles between pro-life and pro-abortion forces. The state had previously passed a referendum driven law which required parental notification 48 hours in advance for girls below the age of majority to have an abortion.

ACLU Preparing For Legal Challenges If Trump Gets Elected

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding money he listed as being donated to veterans groups at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The American Civil Liberties Union released a 28-page report Friday arguing most of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's governing agenda is unconstitutional, and promises to keep a running tally of all Trump's policy goals that run afoul of the Constitution.

Abortion foes promote fetal-pain laws

Stung by the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned Texas abortion clinic restrictions, leaders of the country's largest anti-abortion group are redoubling their efforts for restrictions on abortion that they claim will prevent fetal pain and that they think can fare well in the public eye and, they hope, in the courts. The National Right to Life Committee's leaders said they remained confident in their strategy of undermining Roe v.

A victory for the rights of Colorado women and families

Last month the Supreme Court issued a decision that many believe is the turning of the tide in reaffirming the right to seek an abortion. Whole Woman's Health vs. Hellerstedt overturned many of the provisions of Texas' House Bill 2, a law that resulted in closing more than half of the state's clinics.

Blocked Indiana abortion law comes amid procedure’s decline

A federal judge's decision to block a new Indiana abortion law from taking effect was a setback for anti-abortion activists who backed the push to tighten restrictions on the procedure that are already among the most strict in the country. Provisions put on hold a day before they were to take effect Friday would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome or because of the race, gender or ancestry of a fetus, and required that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated.

Supreme Court won’t rescue Wisconsin abortion law

Handing down its second major abortion action in as many days, the U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to rescue a Wisconsin law restricting abortion clinics and doctors in the state, leaving in place lower court rulings that had struck it down. The unsigned order ends a three-year legal fight and was accompanied Tuesday by another rejection of an appeal by Mississippi that sought to reinstate a similar law requiring abortion doctors to be able to admit patients to nearby hospitals.

The Imaginarium of Harry Blackmun

The Supreme Court has added another chapter to the body of law rooted in very little more than the imagination of Justice Harry Blackmun, who, with the assistance of a few of his fellow legal fantasists, delivered the constitutional right to abortion, Athena-like, from his head into the waiting world.At issue were a number of regulations in the state of Texas governing abortion clinics and the meat-cutters employed therein. Texas, with its relatively light regulatory regime, is sometimes regarded in the coastal cosmopoles as something between late-Seventies Hong Kong and the fever dreams of Ayn Rand, but it isn't quite.

Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling

Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to abortion clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that drastically reduced the number of providers statewide. Texas lost more than half of its 41 abortion clinics in the three years since former Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a sweeping anti-abortion law that justices largely dismantled in a 5-3 ruling Monday.

Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state. By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state's arguments that its 2013 law and follow-up regulations were needed to protect women's health.

The Latest: Some Texas abortion clinics likely won’t reopen

Amy Hagstrom Miller, second from right, founder of Whole Woman's Health, a Texas women's health clinic that provides abortions, leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, with Center for Reproductive Rights President Nancy Northup, far right, as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state.

The Latest: Alito reads aloud dissenting abortion opinion

Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Woman's Health, a Texas women's health clinic that provides abortions, rejoices as she leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, as the justices struck down the ... . Lucy Ceballos, center, and Isabella Soto, left, members of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Texas' abortion restrictions in front of Whole Woman's Hea... AUSTIN, Texas - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas' strict regulation of abortion clinics : At the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices' decision in the Texas abortion clinic case provoked a strong response from Justice Samuel Alito.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Restrictions on Abortions

The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were only a veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get abortions in the nation's second-most populous state.

Groups unsure whether ruling impacts Indiana abortion laws

Groups on both sides of the debate say they're reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Texas' regulation of abortion clinics to see whether it could impact similar Indiana laws. Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter says the court "showed an utter disregard for women's health" with Monday's decision striking down Texas' requirements that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery.

Evangelical vote? Trump, Clinton, nobody?

There are many who will cross party lines on occasion, especially if one bum or another manages to snag the nomination to appear on the ballot, despite disagreement among the party faithful over those candidates' positions or demeanor. And there are many other voters who base their selections solely on a specific issue -- abortion comes to mind immediately.

Obama Threatens to Veto GOP Zika Funding Bill Because It Doesn’t Fund Planned Parenthood

President Obama is threatening to veto the Republican Zika virus funding bill because it doesn't fund Planned Parenthood, which has attempted to develop the narrative that abortion and contraception - which it provides - will curtail the virus' spread. The Obama administration sought $1.9 billion allegedly to fight the mosquito-borne virus which Brazilian officials have linked to a rare birth defect known as microcephaly that can occur when pregnant women are infected.

Evangelicals who kowtow to Trump cheapen their faith

Oh, God - and I mean the entreaty seriously - the Trump/evangelical summit in New York was just as bad as some of us feared. More than 900 conservative Christian leaders, put in a susceptible mood by a "prayer guide" , witnessed Donald Trump field some softball questions.

Clinton vows to prioritize abortion rights if elected

Preserving the right to seek and obtain an abortion will remain a key component of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, the presumptive Democratic nominee said Friday. Speaking to the political arm of the national reproductive health and advocacy organization Planned Parenthood, Clinton placed herself in stark contrast to her Republican rival Donald Trump, whom she portrayed as a sexist enemy of women's rights.

Blackburn forges ahead with inquiry

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., insists there's no partisan agenda behind the investigation she's leading into the medical procedures and business practices of abortion providers. But the investigation has been roiled by partisan warfare for weeks, with Democrats charging that Blackburn and Republicans on the panel conducting the probe are abusing their authority and putting lives at risk.

Pro-Life Choice

As a senior medical student in 1973, the year the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade case made abortion legal in America and a political issue, I decided to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Oklahoman vetoes ban on abortion

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation to make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion except in cases to save the mother's life, a measure that would have effectively outlawed the procedure in the state. In vetoing the measure Friday, just a day after the Legislature passed it, Fallin said it was vague and would not withstand a legal challenge.

PolitiFact: Trying to pin down what Donald Trump thinks about abortion, minimum wage, more

Donald Trump's changing views have attracted attention, and criticism, during his run for the Republican presidential nomination. But how much of this stems from actual changes in position from one day to the next, and how much stems from his penchant for using confusing, vague and even contradictory language? We decided to look into this question by scrutinizing a few of Trump's alleged changes of position.

Oklahoma moves to criminalize abortion

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The bill , which abortion rights group Center for Reproductive Rights says is the first of its kind in the nation, also would restrict any physician who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill criminalizing performing abortion

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The bill , which abortion rights group Center for Reproductive Rights says is the first of its kind in the nation, also would restrict any physician who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in Oklahoma.