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Topics: Pro-Life Laws

America Needs a Parental Leave Policy that Supports Working Families



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/WB-Parental-leave-060619.mp3 For decades, Americans have not been having enough births to replace themselves. Fertility in the U.S. has been below the replacement rate—roughly 2.1 births woman—since 1972. The reasons for America’s perennial low birth rate are many. But among the biggest reasons are the rising costs of childrearing. Over just the past 20 years alone, the cost of raising a child has skyrocketed by over 40 percent. Moreover, the cost of giving birth in some …

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Growing Number of States Pass Legislation Taking Aim at Roe v. Wade



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WB-Heartbeat-bills.mp3 A growing number of states are passing legislation aimed specifically at challenging Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion in all fifty states. With two new conservative justices having been added to the Supreme Court under President Donald Trump, pro-lifers are optimistic that the Supreme Court, with its new conservative majority, may scale back or overturn Roe if presented with the opportunity. In many states where pro-life lawmakers hold …

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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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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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Puerto Rico Senate Introduces Sweeping Bill to Ban Abortion after 20 Weeks



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WP-Puerto-Rico-PS-950-092818.mp3 The Puerto Rico Senate has introduced a bill that would go a long way towards protecting Life in the Commonwealth. The bill (PS 950) would introduce a wide array of pro-life laws to Puerto Rico including a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, a ban on sex-selective and eugenic abortion, and would require informed consent for women seeking abortion and parental consent for abortions performed on minors. Called the “Law for the Protection of …

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