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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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434 lawmakers, including 89 new freshman Members, were sworn in to the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. Photo by Phi Nguyen

House Democrats Push for a Repeal of the Mexico City Policy



While our nation is distracted by the hue and cry over border security, the newly installed Democrat majority in the House of Representatives has quietly voted to repeal President Trump’s “Mexico City Policy.” “Speaker Pelosi and company are eager to resume funding organizations like International Planned Parenthood Federation that perform or promote abortion in foreign countries,” says Population Research Institute President Steven Mosher. “This despite the fact that most Americans want nothing to do with …

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Mexican Congress Introduces Bill to Legalize Abortion On Demand



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WB-Mexico.mp3 Lawmakers in Mexico’s Congress have introduced a bill which seeks to legalize abortion on demand up to 12 weeks gestation, and later in cases of health of the mother and when the unborn child suffers from a severe disability. A bill to legalize abortion up to 12 weeks was introduced on October 23rd in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Mexico’s Congress. The bill has been referred to the Commission of Justice …

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Ecuadorian National Assembly

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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Ohio Legislature Passes Heartbeat Bill



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WB_Ohio_Legislature_1118.mp3 The Ohio state legislature has passed a bill that would ban all abortion after a baby’s heart is detected. State lawmakers in South Carolina and Kentucky have also announced plans to introduce similar bills in their respective states in January 2019. The Ohio Heartbeat Bill (HB 258) would require doctors to test for a fetal heartbeat prior to performing an abortion. If a fetal heartbeat is detected, the bill would prohibit doctors from performing …

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City skyline of Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian Government Pushes for Population Control



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WB_Egypt_pushes_pop_control.mp3 The Egyptian Government has long implemented programs to encourage smaller families and birth control usage. But far more intrusive population control policies—including a two-child cap for welfare recipients and a proposed incentive scheme for one-child families—may soon be introduced by the government if certain Egyptian lawmakers get their way. In a statement issued on November 22, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced that, starting in January 2019, the government will put a two-child-per-family cap …

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Young African woman holding her baby, Kenya, East Africa

Kenyan Authorities Ban Marie Stopes from Offering Abortion Services



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WB_Marie-Stopes_2018.mp3 Kenyan authorities have ordered Marie Stopes Kenya to stop offering abortion services in the African country. An order issued by the Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB) last Wednesday, November 14 bans Marie Stopes Kenya from performing abortion at any of its clinics. “Marie Stopes Kenya is hereby directed to immediately cease and desist offering any form of abortion services in all its facilities within the Republic of Kenya,” a copy of the …

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The White House in Washington DC

Trump Administration Releases New Pro-Life Regulations



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WB_Trump_regs_1118.mp3 Last week, immediately following the election, the Trump administration released three new pro-life regulations to help protect the conscience rights of American families and employers when purchasing health insurance. Each is aimed at undoing Obama-era regulations that were put in place in pursuit of implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The first two regulations seek to provide employers with religious and moral exemptions to the Obama-era “HHS Contraceptive Mandate.” If implemented, the new rules …

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