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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As Ohio Goes, so Goes the Nation?

  The pro-life movement’s Nov. 7 loss of the Issue 1 vote in Ohio was not much of a surprise to those who had been following the polling, advertising, and media coverage carefully. In fact, the loss had been, practically speaking, realized months earlier in August when a...
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Study claiming uptick in abortions after Dobbs challenged by social scientist

    Abortions reportedly increased post-Dobbs, according to a study from the pro-abortion Society for Family Planning. However, a trained social scientist and business professor questioned the applicability of the study as it relates to the effectiveness of pro-life...
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Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban can stand for now, state Supreme Court rules

  The Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the state’s law that generally protects preborn babies from abortions once a heartbeat is detected, typically around six weeks into the pregnancy. The Oct. 24 ruling allows the law to remain in effect while court challenges continue. The...
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Democratic congressman launches uninformed attack on pregnancy help centers

      A New Jersey Democratic congressman wants to shut down pro-life pregnancy resource centers that provide free diapers, clothing, counseling, and other services. Using his authority as a congressman, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer called for a shutdown of pregnancy...
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Britney Spears revealed she was pressured into having an abortion

      As we’ve shared here at Human Life Review before, it’s often the case that the “pro-choice” side isn’t really “pro-choice” at all. When abortion becomes the default “solution” to an unexpected pregnancy, rather than empowering women, this mindset, among other...
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The not-so-secret dangers of the abortion pill

    When abortion advocacy groups speak about medication abortion—a two-drug regimen comprised of mifepristone and misoprostol—they are quick to tout what they claim is its “stellar safety record,” going so far as to compare its use to over-the-counter medications used...
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Abortions Drop in Ohio and Indiana, But More Work Needs to Be Done

      The latest data from Ohio and Indiana shows promising signs for ending abortion, but there is still plenty of work to be done. The second quarter report from Indiana’s health department shows there were 1,937 abortions between April 1 and June 30, 2023. This...
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Abortion Ads Misinform Ahead of Ohio’s Issue 1 Ballot Initiative

  Ohio’s Issue 1 ballot initiative, on which voters will decide on November 7, is already contentious enough. The proposed constitutional amendment would enshrine a right to abortion in Ohio’s state constitution and remove virtually every safeguard, including required...
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Pro-Life Principles and Politicians

    The following  was originally posted September 18, 2023 from the blog of Edward Mechmann “Stepping Out of the Boat”. It is reprinted with permission. ********************************* We can never expect perfection from politicians. But when they claim to be...
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