Posts Tagged ‘ abortion ’

MO: Legislature overrides veto, enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

September 11, 2014
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San Francisco Chronicle    

"Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest. The new requirement will take effect 30 days after Wednesday's vote by the Republican-led Legislature, overruling the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. He had denounced the measure as 'extreme and disrespectful' toward women. The abortion bill was one of the most prominent Republican victories in a record-setting September session, during which Missouri lawmakers also overrode 47 line-item budget vetoes and nine other bills, including one creating a training program for teachers to carry guns in schools." (09/11/14)

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Pain before death

August 5, 2014
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Cagle Post
by Steve Breen  

Cartoon. (08/04/14)

http://www.cagle.com/2014/08/pain-before-death/  

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AL: Federal judge rules abortion clinic rules unconstitutional

August 4, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"Dealing the second blow to anti-abortion activists in less than a week, a federal judge has ruled that an Alabama law that would have shut three of the state’s five abortion clinics is unconstitutional. The law, a version of which has been passed in multiple states across the country in recent years, requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. A similar Mississippi law was blocked last week by a federal appeals court in one of the most conservative districts in the country." (08/04/14)

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MS: State’s lone abortion clinic survives court appeal

July 29, 2014
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Business Week    

"Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic will remain open after an appeals court criticized as probably illegal a state law requiring doctors who perform the procedure obtain hospital admitting privileges. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans said enforcement of the law will continue to be suspended while litigation by the clinic proceeds. In a 2-to-1 decision, the court upheld a lower court judge who rejected Mississippi’s argument that women may still obtain abortions in neighboring states." (07/29/14)

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MA: House debates bill for suppression of abortion clinic protests

July 23, 2014
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"The Massachusetts House has begun debating a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics. The bill would let police disperse groups substantially impeding access to abortion clinics. ... The Senate approved by the bill last week. The bill is a response to a recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a 2007 Massachusetts law that established protest-free 35-foot 'buffer zones' around abortion clinic entrances." (07/23/14)

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An abortion act that’s fast-tracked to nowhere

July 23, 2014
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Wendy Mcelroy The Hill
by Wendy McElroy  

"Senate Democrats wish to eliminate almost every legislative gain made on the state level by pro-life activists in recent years. But the bill they propose as a solution is an attempt to federalize abortion and an unconstitutional attack on states' rights. It is also doomed to fail except, of course, in the goal of rousing the Democratic voting blocks of liberals and women." (07/21/14)

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The prospects for a pro-life libertarianism

July 16, 2014
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kevinvallier Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Kevin Vallier  

"Imagine for the purposes of this post that personhood begins at conception, as many pro-lifers believe. Imagine further that you’re a standard self-ownership libertarian, who believes that all people, fetuses and their mothers, have an absolute right of control over their bodies. What should abortion law be?" (07/15/14)

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Let’s victimize the victim

July 10, 2014
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Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"What if there was a law that made it illegal to remove a bullet from the body of a gunshot victim, or a knife from the body of a stabbing victim, or flushing poison from the body of a poisoning victim, because such would amount to unlawful tampering with evidence? ... A law, proposed by state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R) makes it illegal and criminal for the innocent victim of incest or a rapist to get an abortion on the grounds that doing so would constitute 'tampering with evidence' in the suspect’s trial." (07/10/14)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2014/07/lets-victimize-victim.html  

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Human sacrifice

July 6, 2014
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The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton  

"Planned Parenthood, one of the most prominent of Tranzi institutions in America today, constantly tells us that they are all about 'family planning' and that abortion should be 'legal and rare.' So why did Planned Parenthood hand out a 'Most Abortions' award to a Colorado clinic? Should they not be giving awards for the fewest abortions? For the most children loved and placed in loving homes if the parents cannot keep the child?" (07/06/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5029  

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SCOTUS nixes abortion “buffer zones”

June 27, 2014
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US News & World Report    

"The Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created 'buffer zones' outside of abortion clinics in an opinion handed down Thursday. Chief Justice John Roberts focused his opinion on the fact that a 2007 amendment to the 2000 Massachusetts law changed its provisions from a six-foot 'no approach zone' to a 35-foot, fixed buffer zone, thus extending the law to public sidewalks and walkways. 'Consistent with the traditionally open character of public streets and sidewalks, we have held that the gov­ernment's ability to restrict speech in such locations is 'very limited,'' Roberts wrote." (06/26/14)

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SCOTUS allows pro-life group to challenge Ohio ban on false campaign statements

June 16, 2014
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Fox News    

"The Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false. The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the law as a violation of free-speech rights. Both liberal and conservative groups have criticized the law, saying it has a chilling effect on political speech." (06/16/14)

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LA: Jindal signs abortion bill

June 12, 2014
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New Orleans Times-Picayune    

"Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation Thursday that is all but guaranteed to close the only abortion clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. ... [Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe]'s legislation is modeled off of a Texas law placing further restrictions on abortion doctors by requiring them to obtain hospital admittance privileges from a facility within a 30 miles radius." (06/12/14)

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Anti-gun activists adopt anti-abortion tactics

June 10, 2014
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A. Barton Hinkle Reason
by A. Barton Hinkle  

"Foes of abortion and foes of guns have a similar problem: The Supreme Court, which says government cannot ban either one outright. What to do? Increasingly, the two advocacy movements are resorting to a similar solution: targeted regulation. Abortion opponents started the trend and have it almost down to a science. Instead of trying to restrict abortion itself, they seek to impose rules that either raise barriers to individuals, such as waiting periods and mandatory ultrasounds, or crack down on clinics." (06/09/14)

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Abortion’s underground railroad

June 5, 2014
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In These Times
by Eesha Pandit  

"The patient arrived in Houston at midnight after a seven-hour Greyhound trip from a small Texas town. With no money for a hotel, she spent the night in the bus station and took a cab to the clinic for her early morning appointment. Susanna S., a member of the Houston- based Clinic Action Support Network (CASN), met her as she left the building. The patient was distressed, Susanna recalls; she’d been unaware that she’d have to return two days later for her procedure, due to a mandatory waiting period. She wasn’t prepared for (and couldn’t pay for) the extra nights, nor the three bus tickets needed to get home and then back to the clinic. The medical procedure was, of course, an abortion. No other healthcare procedure is so heavily regulated and politicized. And a new Texas law -- House Bill 2 (HB2) -- has added a host of mandatory, medically unnecessary steps to the process of obtaining an abortion." (06/04/14)

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Chile: Teen girl’s arrest reignites abortion rights debate

June 3, 2014
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Raw Story    

"Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is fighting fierce conservative opposition to allow abortion for women and girls who are raped, carrying non-viable fetuses or facing life-threatening pregnancy complications. Last month, a 17-year-old girl turned up at a Santiago public hospital near death from bleeding. A doctor at the hospital called police to report her: she had had a back-alley abortion, which is illegal in Chile. Police searched the girl’s home and reported finding blood-stained underwear. Prosecutors say that she is facing 3.5 to five years in prison. In recent years, cases like hers, or that of Belen, an 11-year-old raped by her stepfather, have rocked Chile’s traditional and overwhelmingly Roman Catholic society." (06/02/14)

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Potential life lost: America’s demographic poverty

May 21, 2014
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Acton Institute Acton Institute
by Elise Hilton  

"A new study focusing on the demographic effects of abortion in the United States brings to light what one scientist calls truly astounding findings. Without downplaying the sanctity of life issue, this study should alarm anyone concerned about our nation’s cultural and economic dynamism." (05/21/14)

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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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