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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Rule Barring Abortion Organizations From Receiving Title X Funds

A federal judge late Tuesday blocked enforcement of a Trump administration rule barring health care organizations that provide abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X funding. U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane granted a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the Trump administration’s Feb. 22 rule prohibiting Title X funds from supporting programs and organizations that provide abortions or abortion ...

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Wisconsin Gov Will Veto ‘Born Alive’ Bill Because It’s ‘Not A Productive Use Of Time’

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vowed Monday to veto the state’s born-alive bill mandating doctors provide care to infants who survive abortion procedures, calling the legislation redundant. “We have all sorts of issues to deal with in the state of Wisconsin and to pass a bill that is redundant seems to be not a productive use of time,” Evers said ...

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North Carolina Governor Vetoes Born-Alive Bill

Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a born-alive bill Thursday that sought to explicitly direct physicians to provide care for infants who survive abortion procedures. Cooper vetoed SB359, also known as the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which passed the state legislature Tuesday. The state Senate first passed the bill Monday and the House passed the bill in a ...

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Texas House Approves Born-Alive Bill With Extra Bells And Whistles

The Texas House approved a bill Wednesday protecting infants who survive abortion and giving parents the right to sue physicians who violate the law, among other provisions. House Bill 16 mandates that physicians must “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the [survived] child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious ...

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North Carolina Legislature Passes Born Alive Survivors Protection Act

The North Carolina legislature passed a bill Tuesday seeking to spell out and mandate physicians provide care to babies who survive abortion. The state Senate first passed the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” SB359, on Monday. The House passed the bill in a 65-46 vote Tuesday, according to The News & Observer. “Any infant born alive after an abortion or ...

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California Teacher Claims Union Is Pushing ‘Hard Left’ Abortion Policy Onto Children

Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs said California’s unions are using financial dues to push a “hard left” policy of abortion in public schools, during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “They’re not just left leaning. They are far, hard left groups. And what’s going on right now in California specifically is we passed a law requiring some very offensive sex ed,” ...

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Woman Sues Illinois Hospital For Allegedly Paying Her To Have An Abortion To Cover Up Its Mistake

A woman sued an Illinois hospital Thursday, alleging that it pressured and bribed her to have an abortion after mistakenly giving her drugs that can cause birth defects. Reneizha Morris, 23, filed the suit against UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria County Circuit Court Thursday, The Associated Press reported. According to the suit, Morris was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 1, ...

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Ohio Outlaws Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat Is Detected

Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday signed a bill banning abortions in the presence of a fetal heartbeat. His signature comes after the Ohio General Assembly passed the bill late Tuesday and sent it to the governor’s desk for approval. The bill passed the House Wednesday in a 56-39 vote, shortly after which the state Senate voted 18-13 to approve ...

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North Dakota Bans Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure Method

North Dakota codified into law Wednesday a bill banning dilation and evacuation abortions, a second-trimester abortion method. Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed the bill into law Wednesday, making North Dakota the third state to effectively ban the abortion method, according to USA Today. Dilation and evacuation is a procedure used for second trimester abortions when women are between ...

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State Bill Forcing College Campuses To Provide Abortion Pill Advances In California Legislature

The Senate Health Committee of the California state legislature approved a bill in early April that requires any health clinic on a college campus to provide abortion pills. The College Student Right to Access Act, or S.B. 24, advanced through the legislature’s first hurdle on April 3 after the California State Senate Health Committee approved the bill with a 7 ...

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Massachusetts Allocates Funds to Prop-Up Planned Parenthood

Massachusetts is the first state to set aside funding to compensate for the possible loss of federal contributions supporting women’s reproductive health clinics following a new rule under the Trump administration that prohibits federally funded family planning offices from sharing space with an abortion provider or merely suggesting having the procedure. The law approves $8 million in funding to prepare ...

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