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Topics: Abortion Ban

Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo

Trump Administration Stops Backdoor Funding to Foreign Organizations that Perform Abortion

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a press briefing yesterday, announced the Trump administration is expanding the Mexico City Policy to stop backdoor funding to pro-abortion organizations. Under the new expanded policy, foreign NGOs receiving U.S. foreign health assistance will be prohibited from providing funding to any other foreign NGOs that perform or promote abortion.

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Heartbeat Bills Are Gaining Momentum

With a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, several states this year have seized on the opportunity to advance pro-life legislation aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade. One type of pro-life legislation in particular is increasingly gaining momentum on the state level—heartbeat bills which ban abortion from the moment an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.

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Unborn baby ultrasound at 24 weeks

Northern Ireland High Court Weighs Legalizing Abortion

A high court in Northern Ireland could soon legalize abortion in cases of life-threatening fetal disability. On From January 30-31, the High Court of Justice in Belfast, Northern Ireland heard oral arguments in a case concerning a 28-year-old woman named Sarah Ewart who travelled to England back in 2013 to abort her unborn child who was diagnosed with a serious congenital disorder. The case would seek to legalize abortion in Northern Ireland in cases where …

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Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban Is Valid Under the European Convention

The U.K. Supreme Court last summer ruled that Northern Ireland’s laws banning abortion were impermissible under the European Convention on Human Rights, claiming that prohibiting abortion in cases of rape, incest, and life-threatening fetal disability constituted a violation of rights under Article 8. The U.K. Supreme Court, however, stopped short of overturning Northern Ireland’s abortion laws on a legal technicality, reasoning that the party bringing the case, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), did …

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