Planned Parenthood is closing four of 20 Iowa clinics

WI: Legislators advance pro-life license plate in bitter, late-night session

Harper Poll: PA Dems Split on Abortion & More

California: Signature Collection Approved for Abortion Initiative

Judge Sykes Versus Judge Rovner on the HHS Mandate—Part 2 | Ed Whelan at NRO

Up to 90% of Italian gynecologists refuse to abort babies as abortion rate continues to drop

Late-term abortion is ‘infanticide’: Head of Quebec ob/gyns

Unanimous: 32 medical associations agree doctors should have admitting privileges to hospitals

Court rebukes administration’s ‘narrow’ religious liberty view | CNA

Planned Parenthood Still Charges Women $200 If They Change Their Mind on an Abortion | Life News

    Jill Stanek at LifeNews: spoke with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Michael Norton about this apparent PP hustle. He said if it is true that PP isn’t providing full disclosure before the onset of one’s abortion in order to pull her in so deep financially she feels she can’t back out, then PP may be violating a state health standard and may also be liable for medical malpractice, which is suable. “Women who have been tricked and coerced to complete the abortion procedure after being baited to begin the process may have claims of fraud, failure to provide adequate informed consent, reckless endangerment, and pain and suffering,” said Norton. “In addition, Planned Parenthood may be committing both civil and criminal violations.”

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Contraception Mandate to be Challenged in Court | The Washington Free Beacon

Family businesses win victory in appeals court decision on HHS suit | Boston Pilot

Catholic School Sues Obama Over HHS Mandate: He’s Forcing Us to Violate Our Faith | Life News

Developments In Challenges To Contraceptive Coverage Mandate | Religion Clause Blog

How Roe Happened: The road to and away from our current abortion regime. | NRO Intervierw with Clark D. Forsythe

    Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Clark D. Forsythe of Americans United for Life at National Review: The political, social, and medical turmoil caused by the decisions has lasted for forty years and shows no signs of abating,” Clarke Forsythe writes in his Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade. The book is an authoritative resource on the back story behind the decision — the uncertainties, the politics, the all-too-human influences that went into the Roe and Doe decisions issued that day. Forsythe talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about what happened and how these four decades of knowledge and grave experience can shape our future.

  • Posted: 11/14/2013
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New book reveals devastating impact of ‘abortion’ on women

Texas AG to Supreme Court: No real abortion backlog

Colorado: ACLU claims Durango Mercy Hospital anti-abortion policy illegal

Tenn. Baptists voice support for abortion amendment

Geneva asks court for injunction on insurance mandate | Times Online

Family businesses win victory in suit over HHS mandate |

U.S. Catholic Bishops: We Will Never, Ever Comply With the HHS Mandate

Eyes on Albuquerque in New Mexico abortion fight

NM: Valencia County asked to consider late-term abortion ban

Religious freedom confined to home? Appeals Court rules differently | One News Now

Roe at 40 conference at Washington & Lee School of Law

A couple of observations about the Seventh Circuit’s discussion of RFRA’s reach in the contraceptives mandate challenges | Kevin Walsh at Mirror of Justice

Pro-Obamacare ads targeting millennials stir controversy in Colorado

Catholic Bishops create new staff position to aid post-abortion healing

“Introduction of Women’s Health Protection Act is Critical Step in Safeguarding Reproductive Rights for All U.S. Women” | Center for Reproductive Rights

City of Florence approves cemetery for unborn victims of abortion, attacked by leftists

Michigan Pro-Life Group Starts Phase Two of Campaign to Stop Tax-Funded Abortions

Greg Abbott to Justice Scalia: Let Texas enforce abortion law

Abortion Clinics: When Closing a Business Makes Sense | Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. at Christian Post

Supreme Court decision disappoints abortion foes

The Supply-Side Economics of Abortion | The American Prospect

    The American Prospect: Last June, Ohio Republicans quietly slipped a handful of abortion restrictions into the state’s budget, alongside provisions to invest in Ohio’s highway system and a new funding model for the state’s colleges and universities. Eight states, including Ohio, already require clinics that perform or induce abortion to have a “transfer agreement” with a local hospital so that patients can be transported quickly to a more sophisticated medical center in case of an emergency.

  • Posted: 11/13/2013
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Woman Challenges Ireland’s Abortion Ban At UN

Democratic Senate candidate has abortion record questioned

Family businesses win victory in U.S. appeals court decision on HHS suit | Catholic Register

Appeals Court Blasts Obamacare As ‘unsound’: Rules that abortion-pill mandate violates religious liberty | WND

Texas defends abortion control law

New Mexico Residents to Vote on “Pain Capable Unborn Child” Ordinance on Nov. 19 | (Nov. 8): “Every innocent life deserves to be protected,” said Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton. “This ordinance will protect children in the womb who experience horrific pain during a late-term abortion. It also protects mothers from the increased risk of physical harm and potentially devastating psychological consequences that come with late-term abortions.” . . . The Alliance Defending Freedom letter explains, “Whether one views an unborn child as a ‘life or potential life…,’ allowing abortions to unnecessarily impose substantial pain on an unborn child ‘is incompatible with the concept of human dignity and has no place in civilized society.’” . . . “Numerous states have decided to limit non-emergency abortions beyond 20 weeks to protect the health of mothers and ensure that their babies are free from excruciating pain,” added Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden. “Albuquerque voters can be confident that this proposed ordinance is both medically and legally sound.”

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Steady stream of abortion cases headed to high court

Planned Parenthood, ACLU Spend $500,000 to Keep Abortion Legal Up to Birth in New Mexico

Undercover Plan B Investigation Reveals Access To Abortion-inducing Drug Easier Than Sudafed | Students for Life

7th Circuit: HHS Mandate Loses Again, Obama Admin Can’t Force Family Business to Comply

New Catholic Bishops President Created Pro-Life Blessings for Unborn Children

Broad bar to birth-control mandate

Supreme Court bypasses Okla. ultrasound case

Two-Thirds of Americans, Women Want Painful Abortions on Unborn Babies Banned

Future uncertain for Ohio abortion clinics

Can Republicans Bring Abortion Issues Back From the Fringe?

How to Fight the Fictitious ‘War on Women’ | WSJ

Scare tactics used to inhibit passing abortion law | One News Now

Is the Supreme Court Punting on Controversial Issues? Okla. Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

Bill to protect unborn children from pain introduced in US Senate | Alliance Defending Freedom

Abortion Groups Target Judge for Saying Abortion Kills a Baby

Abortion Advocates Vocally Frustrated at the UN

Abortion fight returns to the Hill | Politico

SCOTUS Petitions to Watch: Okla. Abortion Ultrasound Case

UK Report: Hundreds of healthy babies aborted after misdiagnoses

MS: Controversy Roils Around Abortion Clinic

ADF: Albuquerque law protecting unborn babies from pain is legally, medically sound | Alliance Defending Freedom

The ACLU Targets Catholic Hospitals in Washington State

Cardinal O’Malley To Congress: Support The “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act”

Contraceptive Mandate Challenge Transferred From D.C. to Michigan Federal Court

Can Planned Parenthood Be Trusted To Apply A “Health” Exception In Texas? | Casey Mattox