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Topics: partial-birth abortion

New York State to Allow Abortion up to Birth



A new law passed by the New York State legislature last Tuesday would keep abortion legal up to the point of birth should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn its Roe v. Wade decision. Euphemistically titled the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), the bill codifies Roe v. Wade in state law, keeping abortion legal at any point after 24 weeks into the pregnancy up until birth in cases of “health.” The RHA also goes far beyond Roe, …

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Question: What Can we Expect From a Second Obama Administration on the Life Issues?



Answer: More of the Same President Barack Obama has compiled quite a record of abortion advocacy and funding since taking office in January 2009. Let’s review it, issue by issue. Supported Sex-Selection Abortion: In May, 2012, the White House announced President Obama’s opposition to a bill that would ban the use of abortion to kill an unborn child where that child is not of the sex desired by the parents. The White House said that …

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A New Front in the Abortion Wars: PreNDA Seeks Race and Sex-based Equality for the Unborn



On September 23rd, 2008, two congressmen, Trent Franks from Arizona and Jeff Fortenberry from Nebraska, introduced a bill to “prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race.” The event was overshadowed by debate over the proposed bailout of America’s financial sector, and so drew little press attention. But those who hold pro-life sentiments should take note of the “Susan B. Anthony Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2008,” for it arguably opens a …

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A New Front in the Abortion Wars



  30 September 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 40 A New Front in the Abortion Wars On September 23rd, 2008, two congressmen, Trent Franks from Arizona and Jeff Fortenberry from Nebraska, introduced a bill to “prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race.” The event was overshadowed by debate over the proposed bail-out of America’s financial sector, and so drew little press attention. But those who hold pro-life sentiments should take …

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Obama Or McCain? The Straight Facts On the Life Issues



  19 August 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 33 Obama Or McCain? The Straight Facts On the Life Issues This is a pivotal election for the pro-life movement. In one corner stands Senator John McCain, a grizzled veteran who sports war wounds. His claim to the presidency comes from his decades of experience as a public servant and his straight-shooting approach toward leadership. His Vietnam War record is famous and widely admired. However, he has …

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The Weakest Link



Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy has not been a bastion of strict constructivist thinking, nor has he compiled a pro-life or pro-family record on the court. So it comes as a pleasant surprise to find his name among the five justices who voted to uphold the ban on partial birth abortion. But an even bigger surprise is in store for those who actually read the Gonzales v. Carhart decision handed down on April 18. The …

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President’s Page



Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act First Restriction of Roe v. Wade On 18 April 2007, the United States Supreme Court voted 5–4 to uphold the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Restriction of Roe v. Wade This is the first judicial restriction on an abortion procedure since the tragic Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, and as such is to be celebrated. By itself, it makes just a minor breach in the “right to privacy” seawall invented by …

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From the Countries



Health Ministers Want to Kill Africa Health ministers from more than 40 African countries recently met to discuss health strategies for the continent under the Maputo Protocol. The ministers’ solution was to adopt a proposal to increase legal abortion in that continent, reported the Ethiopian Herald. “A wider women’s health programme should he institutionalized including broad coverage of family planning (repositioned into wider reproductive health programmes),” the document states. “Amongst other factors,… safe abortion services …

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