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Topics: Pro-life

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



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.

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U.N. Committee Launches Attack on U.S Pro-Life Laws



The U.N. Human Rights Committee has taken broad aim at pro-life laws and policies in the United States. Meeting last month, the Committee called on the Trump administration to “review” a number of its pro-life policies, suggesting that these were incompatible with international law.  The Committee singled out for criticism President Trump’s Mexico City Policy,[1] his executive order “Protecting Free Speech and Religious Liberty,” and his executive order which protects religious employers like the Little …

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PRI Smeared by Radical, Soros-Funded Organization



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.

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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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Puerto Rico Governor Vetos Common-Sense Restrictions on Abortion



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.

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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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