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Heartbeat Bills an Important Pro-Life Priority in 2020



With the new year already in full swing, state legislatures across the country are now reconvening. And in many state capitals, pro-life bills are already on the legislative docket. Last year saw a flurry of states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Ohio, pass pro-life heartbeat bills banning abortion from the moment a heartbeat can be detected via ultrasound.

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Sex-Selection, Forced Abortion Are Happening Here in the United States



Many women today living in immigrant communities in the United States face discrimination, mistreatment, or resentment from family members if they fail to bear a son. Disproportionately girls are being targeted for abortion in some parts of these communities. The choice to abort is a coerced one, more often than not one pushed by husbands or female in-laws. The pressure is so strong that some women are being are forced to abort their daughters against …

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Indiana Lawmakers Introduce Heartbeat Bill



Place your hand on your heart for a moment…a beating heart is a sign of life. Nothing could be more obvious. Yet the beating hearts of thousands of unborn children are stilled through abortion every day. Since the beginning of time, whether someone is alive or dead has been determined based on the presence or absence of a heartbeat. A new bill introduced in the Indiana State Senate seeks to acknowledge these facts: It states …

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Supreme Court to Rule on the Biggest Abortion Case of the Decade



In what could be the abortion legal battle of the decade, the U.S. Supreme Court decided last Friday to weigh-in on the Texas abortion regulation law. The case will have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for women’s health. It will determine whether the unregulated and unaccountable abortion industry will be able to continue business as usual, ignoring the health of women in pursuit of profits. The Supreme Court’s decision on the case could have a domino …

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Prohibiting Sex-Selective Abortion in America



Current Efforts to Prohibit Sex-Selective Abortion in America The following eight states have passed laws prohibiting sex-selective abortions: Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Numerous other states have put forward legislation to prohibit abortions based on the sex of the fetus. Federal Legislation In January of 2015, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2015 (PRENDA) was introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. PRENDA prohibits sex-selective abortions, as well as …

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North Dakota Judge Strikes Down State Pro-Life Laws



North Dakota is known for sub-zero temperatures and the Bakken oil field, which is helping America to achieve energy independence. But it is also one of the most pro-life states in the nation, a state where nearly all Republicans—and even most Democrats—are in favor of protecting life because they believe that abortion is morally wrong. Just last year the state legislature—in an impressive display of bipartisanship—quietly passed a series of sound, commonsense laws intended to …

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Heartbeat Informational Page



Sign our Petition to Ban Abortion from the Very First Heartbeat. Quick Q&A Q: What is heartbeat legislation? A: Heartbeat legislation is a colloquial term for legislative bills which would protect the unborn from abortion after the unborn human has detectable heartbeat. To date, all heartbeat legislation has been introduced and fought at the state level. Q: Would these bills put women in jail? A: No, all heartbeat bills which have been proposed penalize the abortionist, …

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North Dakota and Kansas pave the way for Pro-life Legislation



If we can’t look to Washington for good news, then we can look to the states, Kansas and North Dakota in particular. Pro–lifers have been on the move in both states, and their state legislatures have responded by passing a host of pro–life bills.   Let’s start with North Dakota, where the state legislature has been especially busy. Not only did it pass a personhood amendment—the first legislature in the nation to do so—but it …

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