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PRI Smeared by Radical, Soros-Funded Organization



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/WB_PRI-Attacked-by-Soros-041019-1.mp3 A left-wing, George Soros-funded media organization in the United Kingdom, called openDemocracy, has just released a hit piece falsely accusing PRI of “subvert[ing] democracy” in Europe.  This is nothing more than an attempt to smear the good work that Population Research Institute (PRI) and other Christian, pro-life, and pro-family organizations in the U.S. do on that continent. OpenDemocracy’s report alleges that PRI, along with other Christian and pro-life organizations, is funneling so-called “dark money” …

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Trump Administration Stops Backdoor Funding to Foreign Organizations that Perform Abortion



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WB_Pompeo-Upgrades-Mexico-City-Policy.mp3 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. Secretary Pompeo also announced funding cuts to the Organization of American States (OAS) in response to the organization’s …

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Heartbeat Bills Are Gaining Momentum



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WB-Heartbeat.mp3 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. Sign PRI’s Petition Calling on Lawmakers to Pass Heartbeat Legislation Now Because heartbeat laws ban abortion prior …

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Puerto Rico Governor Vetos Common-Sense Restrictions on Abortion



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WB-Puerto-Rico.mp3 While most states in the U.S. have at least some restrictions on abortion, in Puerto Rico legal restrictions on abortion are practically non-existent. A pro-life bill passed by the Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly earlier this month would have helped change that. Although the pro-life bill passed both houses of the commonwealth legislature with overwhelming majorities, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has vowed to veto it. The bill, entitled the “Law for the Protection of …

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PRI Review (v29, n2) March/April



Parties Split on Infanticide 1 Abortion and Overpopulation 2 2019: A Year of Change 3 Defend the Faith With This 4 NY Law Worse Than Roe 6 Youth Need Humanae Vitae 8 Pro-Life Heroes of Argentina 9 PRI in the News 10 From the Countries 12

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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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Be Fruitful and Multiply! Says Hungarian Prime Minister



In his annual State of the Nation address this past Sunday, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced his proposed “Family Protection Action Plan,” a package of policies aimed at encouraging couples to marry and have children. Lots of children. A key element of Orban’s plan would exempt women with four or more children from the income tax. His plan also offers women under 40 who are getting married for the first time special low-interest government …

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Ecuadorian Legislature Debates Legalizing Abortion in Cases of Rape and Fetal Disability



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WB-Ecuador-010919.mp3 The national legislature in the South American country of Ecuador has opened debate on whether to legalize abortion in cases of rape, fetal disability and three other cases. The Ecuadorian National Assembly, Ecuador’s unicameral legislature, began reviewing a set of recommendations from the “Commission of Justice and Structure of the State” to revise the country’s penal code last Thursday. Among the recommendations offered by the Commission was a proposal to legalize “abortion in cases …

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