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Topics: pro-life legislation

Trump has proven again and again why he’s pro-life movement’s greatest champion



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WB-Trump-Prolife-Mosher.mp3 On the heels of the most successful March for Life in recent memory, pro-lifers were in a celebratory mood. After all, for the first time in history, a sitting American president had addressed the assembled throng.  His presence spoke even louder than his words, and his words were among the most powerful ever spoken on behalf of life. “All of us here today understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred …

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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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Kenyans, Pro-Life Advocates Resist Promotion of Abortion & Sex Education at U.N. Nairobi Conference



Editor’s Note: PRI researcher Jonathan Abbamonte traveled with the PRI delegation to the pro-life and pro-family side event to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 organized by KCPF, KCCB, NCCK, CUEA, and EAK. At the pro-life side event, he presented on the facts on population and development to help counter the narrative promoted by population alarmists. He also spoke on how abortion is being promoted at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 and how pro-life advocates can …

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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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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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Congress Proposes Last-Ditch Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood



Last week, pro-life lawmakers launched a last-ditch effort to ‘repeal and replace Obamacare’ and defund Planned Parenthood before the end of the 2017 fiscal year. On September 13, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) jointly unveiled their plan for health care reform. Former Senator Rick Santorum has been instrumental in spearheading the initiative and working with members of Congress to adopt the policies outlined in the bill. …

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