Oklahoma Legislature Outlaws Abortion from Fertilization

The Oklahoma legislature on Thursday passed the most expansive pro-life legislation in the country, outlawing abortion from the moment of fertilization. The bill, which Governor Kevin Stitt has promised to sign, makes exceptions for rape and incest, and it would not affect the...
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Oklahoma House Passes Its Heartbeat Act

The Oklahoma House passed a heartbeat bill banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Governor Kevin Stritt signed the bill into law on May 2nd. Like legislation recently passed in Idaho, the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act copies Texas’ heartbeat law by allowing private...
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“Sanctuary Cities” Provide Abortion-free Zones

  When it comes to creative ways to oppose abortion, Texans seem to lead the pack. Earlier this fall, America’s second-largest state captured the attention of the nation when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the state’s SB 8 abortion statute— banning the procedure as early as...
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Appendix B: Letter on Illegal Fetal Tissue Research

[The following letter, cited in W.J. Kennedy’s article “The Sad State of ‘This Bloody Business’” (page 30), was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, and NIH Director Francis Collins on Sept. 22, 2021, and signed by Senators James Lankford...
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Idaho’s Abortion Ban: How It’s Different than the TX Law

  Novel abortion law experiments continue. Within our federal system, our fifty states enjoy great freedom to experiment with laws that they believe are in the interests of their citizens. In a sense, this is like the scientific process, where different approaches can be...
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Arizona Bill Reveals New Frontiers in Abortion Litigation

  Pro-life legislative activism on the state level is heating up in advance of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. One bill that’s moving forward in Arizona gives us a glimpse into what may be the next frontier of abortion...
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Sound Doctrine Revisited

So will it ultimately be with our crusade as more and more Americans come to understand the realities of abortion; as more and more of them are forced to acknowledge what they already intuitively know: that such antiseptic phrases as "terminate a pregnancy" and "freedom of...
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The Women’s Health Protection Act: Democrats Attempt to Legislate Roe and Doe

On Friday, September 24, I watched the U.S. House of Representatives debate—and pass—the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). Put forward by pro-abortion Democrats in the House as a means of enshrining Roe v. Wade in federal law, the legislation should be renamed the...
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HOT TOPIC: Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/09/supreme-court-leaves-in-place-kentucky-abortion-restriction-078843 The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring abortion providers to perform an ultrasound and show and describe it to the patient, regardless of the...
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Revisiting Parental Consent on Abortion

This year has seen a flurry of state-level legislative action on abortion, initiated by both pro-life and pro-abortion advocates. The catalyst for much of this action has been hope (or fear) that the U.S. Supreme Court might modify, if not reverse, the unrestricted abortion...
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