• Pro-life Lawmakers Urge Trump Admin. to Reject Potential Fetal Tissue Coronavirus Research

    Pro-life Lawmakers Urge Trump Admin. to Reject Potential Fetal Tissue Coronavirus Research

    Pro-life members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to keep measures in place intended to protect unborn life and the dignity of fetal remains as abortion advocates push for them to be loosened during the coronavirus health crisis. Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, and Senator Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican, led two letters …
  • Appeals Court Halts Texas Abortion Ban During Pandemic

    Appeals Court Halts Texas Abortion Ban During Pandemic

    A federal appeals court on Monday halted Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s temporary ban on abortions as a nonessential medical procedure during the coronavirus pandemic, potentially staving off a Supreme Court battle over the issue. The three-judge panel on the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that Texas cannot temporarily block abortions in which a …
  • Federal Judge Blocks Alabama from Banning Abortions during Coronavirus Lockdown

    Federal Judge Blocks Alabama from Banning Abortions during Coronavirus Lockdown

    Alabama cannot block abortions as part of the state’s measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled on Sunday. The state may not include abortions in its ban on elective medical procedures, one of the steps Alabama is taking to enforce social distancing and stem the spread of the virus outbreak, U.S. district judge …
  • Federal Judges Block State-Issued Abortion Bans in Texas, Ohio

    Federal Judges Block State-Issued Abortion Bans in Texas, Ohio

    Texas governor Greg Abbott during a prayer service in Santa Fe, Tex., May 20, 2018. Federal district court judges have issued temporary restraining orders on states that moved to restrict abortions amid the coronavirus pandemic, after abortion providers defied orders and sued to remain open. In Texas, District Court Judge Lee Yeakel sided with abortion …
  • Texas Abortion Providers Accuse Gov. of ‘Playing Politics,’ Sue over Abortion Ban amid Coronavirus

    Texas Abortion Providers Accuse Gov. of ‘Playing Politics,’ Sue over Abortion Ban amid Coronavirus

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. Texas abortion providers sued the state Wednesday to challenge an executive order that prohibited a list of procedures considered not medically necessary, including abortion, to preserve the state’s health-care capacity in the wake of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. …
  • Northern Ireland to Legalize Abortion on Demand Up to 12 Weeks

    Northern Ireland to Legalize Abortion on Demand Up to 12 Weeks

    People at the March for Reproductive Freedom protest against the state’s new abortion law in Montgomery, Ala., May 19, 2019. Northern Ireland will soon offer abortions “without conditionality” up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion was decriminalized in Northern Ireland in October of last year, and since then the government has been working on laws to …
  • Ohio AG Cracks Down on Abortion Providers Defying Orders to Preserve Protective Health Gear

    Ohio AG Cracks Down on Abortion Providers Defying Orders to Preserve Protective Health Gear

    The Ohio Attorney General’s office issued cease and desist orders to a Cleveland abortion clinic that had continued to perform abortions despite an order from the Department of Health (ODH) to stop. On Friday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sent a letter to two other Ohio abortion clinics to order them to end all essential …
  • New Zealand House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion

    New Zealand House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion

    The New Zealand House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that will legalize abortion in the country for up to 20 weeks into pregnancy.