Posts Tagged ‘ abortion ’

Federal judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

April 17, 2014
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WKMG 6 News    

"A federal judge ruled Wednesday that North Dakota's abortion law, considered one of the most restrictive in the nation, is unconstitutional. The law banned most abortions after six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat can be first detected." (04/16/14)

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AZ: Brewer signs bill authorizing abortion clinic inspections

April 16, 2014
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Reuters    

"Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The Republican-backed bill, which gained final legislative approval from the state Senate last week, removes a provision from state law requiring a judge to sign off on any spot inspections conducted at the nine clinics in Arizona licensed to perform abortions. No other medical facilities in the state require such a warrant for unannounced inspections." (04/15/14)

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TX: Federal appeals court upholds new abortion rules

March 28, 2014
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USA Today    

"A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortions clinics in the state. ... Texas lawmakers last year passed some of the toughest restrictions in the U.S. on when, where and how women may obtain an abortion. The Republican-controlled Legislature required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and placed strict limits on doctors prescribing abortion-inducing pills." (03/27/14)

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SCOTUS will not hear Arizona abortion appeal

January 13, 2014
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Reuters    

"The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Arizona's appeal of a lower-court ruling that declared unconstitutional a state law banning abortions beginning at 20 weeks of fetal gestation, meaning the restrictive measure is struck down. The Arizona law, signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in 2012, had been considered one of the toughest in the United States in imposing limits on abortion. A May 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco invalidated the law, saying it violated 'unalterably clear' legal precedents. " (01/13/14)

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Federal court hears appeal to ease parts of Texas abortion law

January 6, 2014
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Chicago Tribune    

"A federal court heard an appeal from Planned Parenthood and other advocacy groups on Monday to a relax restrictive abortion law in Texas that has caused a dozen clinics to suspend services. The law requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where the abortion is performed in case women have complications. Given the vast size of Texas, the requirement places an unjust burden on clinics, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the appeal, told a three-judge panel in Louisiana." (01/06/14)

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NM: Albuquerque voters say no to law limiting abortions

November 20, 2013
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Reuters    

"Voters in Albuquerque defeated a proposal on Tuesday that would have outlawed most late-term abortions in New Mexico's largest city in the first test of such a measure on a municipal ballot in the United States. The measure, which would have barred doctors within city limits from performing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, unless a mother's life was in danger, was rejected 55 percent to 45 percent." (11/20/13)

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SCOTUS declines to stop Texas law on abortion clinics

November 19, 2013
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Los Angeles Times    

"The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote cleared the way Tuesday for Texas to enforce a strict new abortion regulation that some womens' groups fear will prevent a third of the state’s clinics from performing the procedure. The court split along ideological lines in turning down an appeal to block the law that abortion rights advocates challenged as unconstitutional. The measure, adopted by Texas lawmakers in July, requires that abortion providers have a doctor on their staff who has admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic." (11/19/13)

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Ireland: Abortion bill becomes law

July 31, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Abortions under limited circumstances will be allowed in the Republic of Ireland under a new law. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act will allow terminations to be carried out where there is a threat to the life of the mother. It will also be allowed where there is medical consensus that the expectant mother will take her own life over her pregnancy. Irish President Michael D Higgins signed the bill into law on Tuesday." (07/30/13)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23507923  

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IN: Federal judge requires state’s taxpayers to subsidize abortion industry

July 31, 2013
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The State    

"A judge on Tuesday made permanent her order barring Indiana from denying Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood clinics, ending the state's two-year legal fight. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued his permanent injunction after the U.S. Supreme Court in May refused to hear Indiana's appeal in the case. Days later, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an administrative ruling siding with Planned Parenthood. Indiana had sought to prevent Medicaid enrollees from accessing health care at clinics operated by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky because the organization provides abortions." (07/30/13)

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NC: McRory signs abortion bill

July 29, 2013
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ABC News    

"North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law a measure directing state officials to regulate abortion clinics based on the same standards as those for outpatient surgical centers .... Critics say the move will effectively close most of North Carolina's 16 abortion clinics because only one now meets the standards of an outpatient surgical center. An ambulatory surgical center costs about $1 million more to build than an abortion clinic, the director of the state's Division of Health Service Regulation told lawmakers earlier this month. It's unclear how much it would cost existing clinics to convert to higher standards once they are set by DHHS." (07/29/13)

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TX: Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions

July 18, 2013
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USA Today    

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the state's clinics that provide the procedure, a final step for the Republican-backed measure that has caused weeks of sometimes raucous protests at the Capitol. Supporters credited God's will and prayer as the governor signed the legislation, with protesters' chants of 'Shame! Shame! Shame!' echoing into the Capitol auditorium from the hallway. Opponents have vowed to fight the law, though no court challenges were immediately filed." (07/18/13)

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Texas: Abortion bill falls after dispute over vote

June 26, 2013
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Fox News    

"Texas'[s] lieutenant governor acknowledged early Wednesday that Republicans missed their deadline to pass new abortion restrictions after protesters screamed down lawmakers as the final 15 minutes passed before the special legislative session's deadline. Initially, Republicans insisted they had started voting before the midnight deadline and passed the bill that Democrats spent much of Tuesday filibustering. But after official computer records and printouts of the voting record showed the vote took place on Wednesday, and then were changed to read Tuesday, senators convened for a private meeting. An hour later, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was still insisting the 19-10 vote was in time, but said, 'with all the ruckus and noise going on, I couldn't sign the bill.'" (06/26/13)

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AL: Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue to block abortion law

June 12, 2013
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Christian Science Monitor    

"Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on Tuesday asking a federal judge to block enforcement of a new Alabama law that critics say will force the closure of three of the state’s five abortion clinics on July 1. The new measure, signed into law in April, requires all physicians in the state who perform abortions to have staff privileges at a local hospital. Abortion clinic officials in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Mobile say they cannot comply with the requirement." (06/11/13)

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AZ: Court calls abortion ban “flatly unconstitutional”

May 22, 2013
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Raw Story    

"The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Arizona’s ban on all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is flatly unconstitutional, striking it down without additional comment. The state’s Republican majority passed the law last April, making Arizona one of the most restrictive states in the union for reproductive rights. Experts said that the law was so broadly written and carried with it so little medical expertise that it actually applied to women after their 18th week of pregnancy -- meaning that, for a time, the state classified women as pregnant up to two weeks before they had even had sex." (05/21/13)

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AR: Groups sue to block 12-week abortion ban

April 17, 2013
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ABC News    

"Abortion rights advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to overturn the more restrictive of Arkansas' two new abortion laws, saying the near-ban of abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Center for Reproductive Rights ... say Arkansas' ban clearly contradicts the standard of viability established by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision." (04/16/13)

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The American media and killing babies

April 15, 2013
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The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton  

"The killing of babies is one major area in which I strongly disagree with far too many who are (or claim to be) lovers of liberty, and who subscribe to the 'non-aggression principle.' But most (not all, of course) of those who disagree with me on when a child is a human, and whether abortion is an immoral action which DOES constitute aggression against another and innocent human, DO agree with me that infanticide IS immoral aggression, and that what this murdering thug did was evil. But the 'liberals' and Tranzis of the world, especially the vicious kind in control here in North America, do not see any problem." (04/13/13)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=1603  

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AK: Senate passes abortion bill

April 9, 2013
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San Francisco Chronicle    

"The Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would define what constitutes a 'medically necessary' abortion for purposes of state funding. Supporters of the measure said public money should not be used to pay for 'elective' abortions, but critics said the bill puts the state between a woman and her doctor and is unconstitutional." (04/09/13)

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On abortion, the GOP tacks right

April 9, 2013
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The American Prospect
by Abby Rapoport  

"In March of 2012, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was in trouble. The Republican-dominated state legislature had passed a measure that would require women in the early stages of pregnancy to have a transvaginal sonogram -- a procedure in which a wand is inserted into the vagina. Pro-choice activists jumped on the bill, calling it 'state-sanctioned rape.' The outrage went national, and the conservative governor with aspirations to higher office backed off. A version of the sonogram bill did make it into law, but it does not specifically require transvaginal sonograms, just the better-known 'jelly on the belly' type." (04/09/13)

http://prospect.org/article/abortion-gop-tacks-right  

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AL: Pols tighten rules for abortion clinics

April 3, 2013
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USA Today    

"Alabama lawmakers late Tuesday gave final passage to a measure placing stricter regulations on clinics that provide abortions. ... The bill requires abortion clinics to use doctors who have approval to admit patients to hospitals in the same city. Some clinics now use doctors from other cities that don't have local hospital privileges. A similar law in Mississippi is threatening to close that state's only abortion clinic, which is challenging the law in court. The bill also sets stricter building requirements, including wider halls and doors and better fire suppression systems." (04/03/13)

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ND: Dalrymple signs “heartbeat” abortion ban

March 26, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"North Dakota has banned abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- as early as six weeks -- in the most restrictive law of its kind in the US. Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a second law banning abortions based on genetic abnormalities. He approved a third law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital-admitting privileges. Correspondents say the laws are in part an effort to close the state's only abortion clinic, in the town of Fargo. The measures, which take effect on 1 August, make no exceptions for rape, incest or the health of the mother." (03/26/13)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21947705  

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Enslaved by eggs

March 21, 2013
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Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"If the U.S. Congress can get away with declaring by fiat that fertilized eggs are persons entitled to constitutional equal protection of the law, then it can just as easily and with the same justification declare that all human eggs and sperm cells enjoy the same constitutional rights. One religiously oriented absurdity leads to another." (03/21/13)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2013/03/enslaved-by-eggs.html  

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Paul introduces “fetal personhood” bill

March 17, 2013
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The Raw Story    

"Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday introduced so-called 'fetal personhood' legislation that would completely outlaw abortion in the United States. The Life at Conception Act would declare that human life began at conception, providing fertilized eggs with the same legal status as born persons. 'The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known: that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward,' Paul said in a statement." [editor's note: Okay, the next asshole who claims this guy's a libertarian is gonna get smacked - SAT] [additional editor's note: I agree, although this particular bill has nothing whatsoever to do with whether or not he's a libertarian - TLK] (03/17/13)

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Abortion rights are logically required by libertarianism

July 31, 2012
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Wendy Mcelroy Daily Anarchist
by Wendy McElroy  

"Denying the right of a woman to abort involves denying the basis of libertarianism itself." (07/30/12)

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Libertarianism and abortion

July 17, 2012
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LewRockwell.com
by Laurence M. Vance  

"Because a child in the womb is helpless, not initiating violence, not committing aggression, and not there of its own accord, I believe that, to be consistent, libertarians should not only be opposed to abortion, but in favor of making it a criminal act just like murder, rape, kidnapping, theft, assault, and robbery would be in any libertarian society based on the non-aggression principle." (07/17/12)

http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance297.html  

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MS: Abortion law temporarily blocked by federal judge

July 2, 2012
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Fox News    

"A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect. He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block the law for a longer time. 'Though the debate over abortion continues, there exists legal precedent the court must follow,' Jordan wrote." (07/02/12)

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