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2011-04-21 13:58:52

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on Wednesday that the state has signed into law a prohibition on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, making it the fourth state to ban such late term abortions. She also signed a law that prevents health insurers from covering elective abortions. Fallin, a Republican servicing her first term, said both laws are important measures that safeguard life. "Together, these two pieces of legislation will expand protections for unborn children and ensure that...

2011-01-11 11:40:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released this morning by the Guttmacher Institute finds an abortion rate increase of 1 percent, to 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women of child-bearing age in 2008. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Jeanne Monahan, Family Research Council's Director for the Center of Human Dignity, made the following comments: "The nation's abortion rate has declined for many years because of the tireless work of and...

2009-09-29 12:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is a critical day in the health care reform battle as the U.S. Senate Finance Committee considers several pro-life amendments filed by Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch that would prevent government funding for abortion and assisted suicide, and preserve current conscience laws for health care workers and providers. A recent Rasmussen poll showed only 13 percent of Americans wanting taxpayer-funded abortions in health care reform....

2009-08-14 16:49:00

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Wesley Medical Center issued a statement today assuring the public that late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart will not be granted a transfer agreement should he apply for one. Just hours after Operation Rescue launched a petition on Monday, August 10, 2009, to ask that Wesley Medical Center deny late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart hospital or transfer privileges, Operation Rescue President Troy Newman was contacted by a member of the hospital's...

2009-08-10 10:13:00

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Rescue has launched an on-line petition aimed at stopping abortionist LeRoy Carhart from opening an international late-term abortion clinic in his target city of Wichita, Kansas. The petition is considered an urgent priority in a larger campaign to block Carhart from resuming unpopular post-viability abortions in any state. In order for Carhart to operate legally in Kansas, he must have an arrangement for treatment of emergency...

2009-08-03 11:46:00

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Rescue announced today that it has launched the new "Keep it Closed" campaign, which is a multi-group effort to stop LeRoy Carhart from opening a late-term abortion clinic in Nebraska, Kansas, or any other state. Operation Rescue is conducting this project in conjunction with Rescue the Heartland and Nebraskans United for Life. Operation Rescue will be in the Omaha area on August 28-29 for a pro-life rally, street activism at Carhart's...

2009-06-25 14:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a 6-5 decision in Richmond Medical Center v. Herring, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Virginia's ban on partial birth infanticide -- a law that mirrors the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Americans United for Life (AUL) provided litigation support to the state and filed an amicus brief supporting Virginia's law. In addition, AUL Senior Counsel Clarke Forsythe assisted the Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of...

2009-05-26 13:53:00

Sotomayor Wants to Set Policy, Will Perpetuate Role of Supreme Court as "National Abortion Control Board" WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest reacted to President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court, stating: "For all the President's talk of finding 'common ground,' this appointment completely contradicts that hollow promise. Judge Sonia...

2009-05-21 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today sent a letter to all U.S. Senate members urging them to consider new abortion polling data when they evaluate the President's Supreme Court nominee. The data reveal that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents agree by overwhelming majorities that they want Supreme Court Justices who disavow politics and who will uphold the Constitution and the rule of law as written, including on issues involving abortion....

2008-07-10 09:01:29

Recent remarks by U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., have abortion rights supporters saying he may be shying away from his defense of reproductive rights. In an interview with a Christian magazine, Obama, the likely Democratic presidential candidate, seemed to indicate he rejected a mental health exception to a late-term abortion ban, Politico, a Washington publication, reported Thursday. After examining Obama's initial comments and a subsequent clarification that he supports a mental...


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