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2013-06-06 16:23:14

DENVER, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Hickenlooper has signed the "Violence Against Pregnant Women Act" which could carry fines as little as $2,000 for drunk drivers who harm pregnant women, causing the deaths of their children. Heather Surovik, whose son Brady Surovik was killed in a drunk driving accident just days from delivery, stated, "This is one of the most deceptive bills to be passed in Colorado." The bill offers minimal penalties for perpetrators of crimes...

2012-10-25 11:23:29

Ads Feature a "Common Sense" Message TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To strengthen parents' natural rights regarding their children's health and protect public funds from being used for abortion, Citizens for Protecting Taxpayers and Parental Rights (CPTPR) announced today its ad campaign for "YES on 6". The radio spot reads: "It's just common sense that Florida taxpayers shouldn't be forced to pay the bill for anyone's voluntary abortion. So, Amendment 6...

2012-08-30 02:25:51

Amendment Puts Florida in Line with Federal Law TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lesbian Political Action Committee (LPAC), in its recently announced ballot initiatives for the November election, seems to be unclear on Florida's proposed Amendment 6 and what it would achieve. LPAC's August 23 news release states: "Florida's proposed amendment would strip away important reproductive freedoms for women in the state, and would intrude on private medical decisions...

2012-05-21 02:22:46

Distinguished panel to address the failures and successes of Casey at National Press Club WASHINGTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Americans United for Life will host a luncheon symposium featuring a panel of legal experts who will discuss the significance of the decision. AUL is uniquely positioned to analyze Casey: as the legal arm of the pro-life movement, AUL has a track...

2012-01-21 19:44:00

DETROIT, Jan. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Catholic bishops of the United States have vowed to fight a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services forcing all health care plans to provide contraception and sterilization coverage. This will revoke a decades-long conscience exemption for religiously affiliated plans. Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron made the following remarks regarding the mandate: "During the same week we commemorated the life, ministry,...

2010-12-10 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wednesday, Ohio Judge Jody Luebbers ruled that Planned Parenthood failed to comply with state abortion laws and thereby caused a young Planned Parenthood client significant psychological and emotional harm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) The young girl, who was fourteen at the time of the abortion, became pregnant by her 22 year-old soccer coach. Planned Parenthood did not report suspected child abuse, nor...

2010-05-20 12:25:00

Act Applies Hyde Amendment to New Funds Fixing Health Care a Legislative Goal of U.S. Bishops WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress should support a bipartisan bill that will remedy the abortion and conscience flaws in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to the Chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities. In a May 20 letter to Congress, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said PPACA was an important step toward...

2009-12-17 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being released by Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA): The Catholic Health Association is pleased to learn of the work being done to improve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009. As we understand it, the Senate intends to keep the President's commitment that no federal funds will pay for abortions and in addition,...

2009-09-22 07:16:16

Many indoor tanning businesses require parental consent for teenagers to use their facilities, but most would allow young tanners more than the government-recommended amount of exposure during the first week, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Facilities with specific state laws regarding parental consent or accompaniment were more likely to require these steps. "Exposure to UV radiation from indoor tanning lamps has...

2009-07-22 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Tony Perkins said today that U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's (D-OH) measure to "reduce the need for abortion" in reality would increase federal funding for Title X family planning and thereby increase the amount of money given by the taxpayers to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) "You don't reduce something by subsidizing it," said Perkins. "The Ryan bill...