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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Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans

  The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down two abortion bans last week by arguing that their language would allow the life of the mother to be at risk. Thanks to a 1910 abortion ban that went back into effect after Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion is still mostly illegal...
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North Carolina and Nebraska Pass 12-week Abortion Bans

  Despite a recent setback that tanked an effort at a 6-week abortion ban in Nebraska, the state on Monday managed to pass a 12-week abortion ban amid a bill that limits sex-change surgery for those 18 and under. The abortion restriction goes into effect immediately. Before...
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Republicans kill pro-life bills in South Carolina and Nebraska

  While pro-lifers are working hard to push anti-abortion legislation in the states, some of the very politicians who have pledged to support them are sabotaging their efforts. In South Carolina and Nebraska this week, pro-life bills failed in the state legislature due to...
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Friday’s Supreme Court Abortion Pill Ruling (Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA)

  On Friday, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the abortion pill case (Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA). In the short term, the Court’s ruling means that the abortion pills continue to be available under the latest FDA rules — used up to 10 weeks...
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Florida passes heartbeat bill banning abortion after six weeks

  Florida became the latest state to enact a heartbeat abortion ban after Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 300, the Heartbeat Protection Act, into law on Thursday. The law includes exceptions for rape, incest, or human trafficking. State law already included exceptions for...
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Timeliness and the Texas Abortion Pill Case

  This blog was originally posted April 13, 2023, from the blog of Edward Mechmann “Stepping Out of the Boat”. It is reprinted with permission. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In my last...
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Ohio constitutional amendment could enshrine access to abortion and transgender surgeries

  Ohio is considering a sweeping amendment to the state constitution that would not only enshrine abortion protections in the state constitution but also support transgender surgeries for minors. The Ohio Ballot Board approved the proposal last month, and it just needs to...
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Go to the Mattresses?

  Just when we thought the federal judiciary had given over its avocation of sorting through the moral questions that surround the issue of abortion, lo, the federal judiciary resumed its avocation of sorting through the moral questions that surround the issue of abortion....
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Standing and the Texas Abortion Pill Case

The following is reprinted with permission from Edward Mechmann’s blog, Stepping Out of the Boat, where it originally appeared April 11, 2023 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pro-lifers are applauding...
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