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The Doctors Who Put Their Lives on the Line

A decade after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, other abortion providers are concerned about a surge in clinic harassment and violence.
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Pope Says Abortion, Even of a Sick Fetus, Is Like Hiring a ‘Hitman’

Conservatives have called Francis unacceptably weak on the issue. But his comments on Saturday, when he called abortion “inhuman eugenics,” were explicit.
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Pope Francis Says Abortion, Even of a Sick Fetus, Is Like Hiring a ‘Hitman’

Conservatives have called Francis unacceptably weak on the issue. But his comments on Saturday, when he called abortion “inhuman eugenics,” were explicit.
Tags: News, Italy, Abortion, Francis, Roman Catholic Church, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Conservatism (US Politics


Pope Francis Compares Abortion to Hiring a ‘Hitman’ and Says It Is Never Acceptable

Francis said the opposition to abortion isn't a religious issue but a human one
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How about the ‘pro-life’ lobby get behind these life-positive causes instead? | Hadley Freeman

Banning abortion isn’t the most effective place to start if you want to save livesIt’s always more fun to be on the winning side, and in the US right now there is no question that the pro-life side is – well, “killing it” seems like the wrong term, so let’s say it’s enjoying some triumphs. Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio have banned abortion from six to eight weeks into a pregnancy – before many women even know they’re pregnant – and last week, 25 men passed a law in Alabama ba...
Tags: Health, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Abortion


Abortion providers report 'alarming' rise in picketing, vandalism and trespassing

Last year, trespassing hit highest level since 1999 while vandalism occurred at highest rate since 1990US abortion providers reported an “alarming escalation” in incidents of disruption and intimidation in 2018, according to new findings report by their professional association, the National Abortion Federation (NAF).Trespassing reached the highest level since the NAF began recording such incidents in 1999, while incidents of obstruction of facilities grew 78% from 2017 to 2018. Providers also r...
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‘Here We Go Again’: Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban

A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the state’s 6-week abortion ban from going into effect, after criticizing the law in court this week. “Here we go again,” Judge Carlton Reeves ’s order on Friday began. “Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability.” Reeves enjoined and then ruled unconstitutional a separate 15-week ban just a few months ago, and said earlier this week that the Republican-controlled state legis...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Abortion, Carlton Reeves, Roe v. Wade, Abortion Ban, Matt Shuham


‘Here We Go Again’: Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is the same judge who struck down a 2018 Mississippi law to ban abortion at 15 weeks.
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Missouri Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks

Doctors who violate the eight-week cutoff could face five to 15 years in prison
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ACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit against Alabama abortion ban

Groups filed lawsuit on behalf of state’s abortion providers to block extreme ban before it can take effectFollow the latest in US politics – liveCivil rights groups have filed a lawsuit to stop Alabama from implementing a law making abortion a crime at any stage of pregnancy.The lawsuit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America on behalf of Alabama abortion providers, seeks to block the near-total abortion ban before it can take effect. C...
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How to Divest From the Corporations Funding Abortion Bans

Earlier this week, Judd Legum’s Popular Information newsletter reported that, in recent years, six corporations contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind six-week abortion bans in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio. In an attempt to fight back, consumers across the…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Abortion, Ohio, Reproductive Health, Lifehacks, Roe V Wade, Abortion Rights, Boycott, Judd Legum, Popular Information, Georgia Mississippi Alabama Kentucky Missouri


How Abortion Became a Top Issue in the 2020 Democratic Primary

Among the hundreds who gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest for abortion rights on Tuesday were roughly a half-dozen candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. As activists held up signs reading #StopTheBans to protest recent laws severely restricting abortions in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Missouri, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; South Bend, Ind.,…
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Abortion, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tim Ryan, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Election, Beto O'Rourke, Alabama Georgia Ohio, Missouri Minnesota Sen Amy Klobuchar


Should a fetus be a citizen? Why many pro-lifers say no.

Abortion rights in the United States might be in for a bit of a reduction.Many of the debates around abortion center around what rights, if any, a fetus should have. If a fetus is a person, the question of if it would be a citizen seems quickly comes to mind. With the recent spike in laws limiting abortion access in the United States recently, the debate over the future of abortion has been rekindled with a newfound seriousness. There is reason to believe that abortion rights may soon be reduced...
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North Carolina GOP Looks To Ram Through Anti-Abortion Law

North Carolina state Rep. Sydney Batch (D) had planned to take off work this week as she recovered from a recent mastectomy procedure to treat her breast cancer. Instead, she spent it at the statehouse, making sure Republicans couldn’t come up with enough votes to pass new abortion-related restrictions into law. North Carolina Republicans have been pushing to pass a “born alive” bill that would make it illegal for doctors not to help babies that somehow survived abortions. They’re just a handf...
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Hollywood Invested Big in Georgia. A New Abortion Law Is Causing Some Tensions.

While some actors and directors have called for a boycott of the state, the film industry as a whole is treading carefully on the issue.
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The Episcopal Church and abortion

The Office of Public Affairs of the Episcopal Church responded to questions raised by new laws restricting access to abortion in states such as Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio, by sending out an email last week summarizing the positions taken by General Convention on the issues of abortion and reproductive healthcare, noting that, “the General Convention of The Episcopal Church recognizes the moral, legal, personal, and societal complexity of the issue. The diversity of views within the Church repre...
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‘Fetal Heartbeat’ vs. ‘Forced Pregnancy’: The Language Wars of the Abortion Debate

Activists on both sides of the abortion fight have long chosen their words carefully, coining terms like “pro-life,” “pro-choice” and “partial-birth abortion.”
Tags: News, Abortion, Women's Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, Law and Legislation, Ohio Right to Life, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Slogans and Mottoes


Canceled Fund-Raiser Prompts Question: Can a Democrat Oppose Abortion?

After pressure, a top Democratic Party official will no longer host an event for the anti-abortion Representative Daniel Lipinski of Illinois.
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DCCC Chair Cancels Appearance At Anti-Abortion Dem’s Fundraiser After Backlash

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced on Wednesday evening that she’s cancelling her appearance at Rep. Dan Lipinski’s (D-IL) reelection fundraiser. Both Bustos and the DCCC came under fire last week after the chairwoman was announced as the headliner at a fundraising event for Lipinski, a socially conservative Democrat with a notorious record of voting against abortion rights. Critics pointed at the hypocrisy of the DCCC condemning the Draconian...
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Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.

Every pregnancy poses a “serious health risk” to the mother.
Tags: News, Alabama, Abortion, Maternal mortality, Law and Legislation, Women and Girls, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Deaths (Fatalities, Pregnancy Kills Abortion Saves Lives


Morning Docket: 05.22.19

* President Donald Trump has appealed a federal judge's order allowing the House Oversight and Reform Committee's subpoena of his financial records to the D.C. Circuit, where — GASP! — Merrick Garland serves as chief judge. The fact that Garland is involved apparently matters a lot to the MSM, you guys. [The Hill] * “The memo says they don’t have to assert a legitimate legislative purpose — or any purpose at all.” According to a confidential draft IRS memo, tax returns must be given to Congress...
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Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills in six months

Three-quarters of mail order requests came from states with strict anti-abortion lawsThousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing safe abortions on the ground.Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women requested abortion medication between October 2018 and March this year from the charity Aid Access. Between a third and a half of the women who made the requests were ...
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Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills online in past six months

Three-quarters of mail order requests came from states with strict anti-abortion lawsThousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing safe abortions on the ground.Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women requested abortion medication between October 2018 and March this year from the charity Aid Access. Between a third and a half of the women who made the requests were ...
Tags: Health, Women, US, World news, US news, US politics, Abortion, US healthcare


Following a report about misleading ads placed by anti-abortion groups, Google Ads updates its policies

Starting next month, Google will for ads related to abortion in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland. Google will now require advertisers that want to run ads with abortion-related keywords to apply for certification as an organization that does, or does not, provide abortions. If their ads are approved, they will run with an automatically-generated disclaimer identifying which category they fall into. The announcement of the new policies comes less than two weeks after the Guardia...
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Louisiana senate passes anti-abortion bill in latest attack on women's rights

Amendment would change state constitution to say Louisianans have no right to abortion, and will go before voters later this yearThe Louisiana senate passed a constitutional amendment Tuesday declaring that citizens have no constitutional right to abortion. The move is just the latest salvo in a broader assault against reproductive rights in the state, and comes on the heels of extreme legislation in Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama all aimed at near-total bans of the procedure.The amendment now h...
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Google Changes Abortion Ad Policy

Advertisers must be certified as providing or not providing abortions, and Google will include disclosures on ads about ending pregnancy.
Tags: Google, News, Abortion, Online Advertising, Google Inc, Advertising and Marketing, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Guardian (British Newspaper