NEWSworthy: What’s Happening

and What It Means to You

Welcome to Human Life Review’s new online feature, NEWSworthy, where you will find weekly, timely coverage of news touching on a range of life issues, how they fit within the pro-life movement, and what they mean for you and your community. On such high-stakes topics as these, too often the news reporting around us appears to partake in one extreme or another, whether shrill or agenda-driven. For those looking for fair and human coverage on the issues affecting many lives today, we hope this space provides news worthy of your read.

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Yelp Slaps Crisis Pregnancy Centers with Warning Label

  Crisis pregnancy centers are under attack again. This time, from Yelp. The local business review site announced that it will affix warning labels to pro-life centers telling potential clients that such centers “typically provide limited medical services and may not have...
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Planned Parenthood to Spend $50 Million on Midterm Elections

  The midterm elections this fall will determine whether many states can implement further abortion restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. A legislature made up of pro-life politicians could be the difference between life-saving laws and maintaining...
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Georgia Recognizes Preborn Babies’ Personhood with Tax Credits for Parents

  News this week suggests Georgia is keeping its pro-life statutes consistent. Abortion is illegal in the Peach State after a preborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, and last week the state’s department of revenue announced that it is recognizing these preborn babies (fetuses...
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What Was the Vote About?

The proposal was an attempt to overturn a 2019 ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court, which held that the right to an abortion was “fundamental” under their state constitution. The amendment would have made clear that Kansas’ constitution doesn’t guarantee a right to abortion or...
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Medical Students Walk Out of White Coat Ceremony to Protest Pro-life Speaker

  At the University of Michigan this week, dozens of medical students walked out of the school’s White Coat Ceremony, a formal occasion to mark the students’ move from preclinical studies to clinical practice. Those who walked out did so in protest of the keynote speaker, a...
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Misinformation about Abortion Law after Dobbs

[This piece is reprinted with permission from Edward Mechmann’s Public Policy Blog Stepping Out of the Boat  Original post date July 20, 2022] You can’t understand abortion law unless you understand abortion facts. And that is proving extremely difficult in a media and...
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Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Emergency Abortion Mandate

  The Department of Health and Human Services last week issued a mandate ordering doctors to perform abortions if they determine a mother’s life is at risk, no matter what a state law might direct. In response, Texas is suing the Biden administration, with Attorney General...
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The Effort to Add Abortion to the New York State Constitution—and the Fallout We Could Expect

New York is well known as “the abortion capital of America.” But there never seems to be enough for pro-abortion ideologues. The situation in New York is already grim enough. New York has almost 75,000 abortions every year. About one-quarter of all pregnancies end in abortion...
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Today’s Executive Order: Both Performative and Deeply Troublesome

In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, pro-abortion advocates have been scrambling for a response from the federal government. They obviously don’t want to take their unpopular extremist position—abortion on demand for any reason up until birth—to state legislatures....
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