abortion

Cdl. Dolan: Group’s ‘deceptive’ ads promote abortion as ‘a social good’

WASHINGTON — Ads appearing around the country "calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith" are "deceptive," "extreme" and promote "abortion as if it were a social good," said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

The abortion advocacy organization Catholics for Choice placed full-page ads Sept. 12 in the print editions of more than 20 local and national publications, including Politico, the Nation, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Dallas Morning News and La Opinion.

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country and it also has galvanized those on both sides of the abortion issue.

The impact of the ruling — which said Texas abortion clinics do not have to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and their doctors are not required to have admitting privileges at local hospitals — was felt almost immediately.

With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. 'just lost,' says pro-life leader

WASHINGTON -- Just after 10 a.m. East Coast time June 27 in Washington, Kristan Hawkins, director of Students for Life, made an announcement to her small rally in front of the Supreme Court:

"Women across America just lost!"

Her comments followed the high court issuing its 5-3 decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. The court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics

A young pro-life supporter stood outside the U.S. Supreme Court June 26 during protests in Washington. The following day the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down two provisions of a 2013 Texas law regulating abortion in that state.

WASHINGTON -– In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, challenged a 2013 state law, H.B. 2, placing the requirements on the state's abortion clinics. Opponents of the law claimed the requirements were aimed at closing abortion clinics. But the state and many pro-life advocates maintained that the law protected women's health.

St. Louis pro-life activist featured in documentary on abortion

Reagan Nielson, Midwest regional coordinator of Students for Life, was featured in an upcoming documentary on abortion. The film includes interviews with women struggling with unplanned pregnancies, abortion providers and activists on both sides of the issue.

A local pro-life activist featured in an upcoming documentary on abortion said she's grateful for the experience, even though the film doesn't represent the pro-life movement very well.

Reagan Nielsen is featured in the upcoming HBO documentary, "Abortion: Stories Women Tell," which is coming soon to the cable channel. HBO officials have not announced a release date yet. Nielsen is Midwest regional coordinator of Students for Life of America.

Missouri lawmakers consider abortion legislation as session closes

With three weeks left in Missouri's legislative session, some lawmakers continue to push measures that address the handling of remains of aborted babies and a plan to strip funding from Planned Parenthood.

The bills are the culmination of a legislative investigation into how abortions are conducted in Missouri. The investigation was prompted by a series of undercover videos, released last year by the Center for Medical Progress, that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

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