Category: Sanctity of Life

BREAKING: Federal judge blocks Daleiden’s team from releasing more National Abortion Federation videos

US District Judge William Orrick III ruled that David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt had violated NAF’s exhibitor agreement by posing as tissue procurement company exhibitors in order to secure off-the-record conversations with National Abortion Federation officials, who spoke candidly about the abortion industry’s sale of body parts from aborted babies.

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Bill requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies advances in Tennessee

A bill on the burial of the bodies of aborted fetuses advanced through the Tennessee Senate and House earlier this week.

The bill, HB 1181, would require medical providers either to cremate or to bury the fetal remains following an abortion.

Republican lawmakers, such as Rep. Tim Rudd, said the bill is designed to honor the dignity of the human person.

“Tennessee code requires pets and animals to be disposed of by burial or cremation but there is no such law active in Tennessee for aborted fetal remains,” said Rudd, according to Associated Press.

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Idaho Senate passes heartbeat bill with vast majority, sends it to the House

BOISE, Idaho, April 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A bill that protects most unborn children once their heartbeats are detectable has been approved by Idaho’s Senate.

Idaho’s “Heartbeat Bill” — Senate Bill 1183 — was sponsored by Republican State Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, and passed in a 28-7 vote on Tuesday. It will next be considered by the Idaho House of Representatives.

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Iowa Senate approves amendment stating constitution does not protect abortion rights

The section reads that “To defend the dignity of all human life, and to protect mothers and unborn children from efforts to expand abortion even to the day of birth, we the people of the State of Iowa declare that this Constitution shall not be construed to recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or to require the public funding of abortion.”

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The blood of murdered unborn children cries to God from abortion-tainted vaccines and medicines

April 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Anti-Christian world powers that promote the culture of death are seeking to impose on the world’s population an implicit — though remote and passive — collaboration with abortion. Such remote collaboration, in itself, is also an evil because of the extraordinary historical circumstances in which these same world powers are promoting the murder of unborn children and the exploitation of their remains. When we use vaccines or medicines which utilize cell lines originating from aborted babies, we physically benefit from the “fruits” of one of the greatest evils of mankind — the cruel genocide of the unborn. For if one innocent child had not been cruelly murdered, we would not have these concrete vaccines or medicines. We should not be so naive as not to see that these vaccines and medicines not only offer a health benefit but also promise to promote the culture of death.

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Utah Dads to Be Required to Pay Half of Pregnancy Costs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state that critics say doesn’t do enough to adequately address maternal healthcare needs. The bill’s sponsor has presented the measure as an effort to decrease the burden of pregnancy on women and increase responsibility for men who have children. But some critics argue the new legislation won’t help women who are most vulnerable and could make abusive situations even more dangerous for pregnant women. Utah appears to be the first state to mandate prenatal child support, according to the state’s Planned Parenthood association and the bill’s sponsor. But a few states, including Wisconsin and New York, have provisions that can result in fathers being financially responsible for pre-birth expenses.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Over Ohio Telemedicine Abortion Ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Planned Parenthood has sued to block an Ohio law banning the use of telemedicine for medication abortions as unconstitutional, adding to a lengthening list of attempted restrictions on the procedure that are now tied up in court.
With the law set to take effect April 12, the organization asked for immediate relief from the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court in a lawsuit filed late Thursday against the Ohio Department of Health, the state Medical Board and prosecutors in the state’s three largest counties. The lawsuit marks the latest in a string of court challenges to additional abortion restrictions attempted by the Republicans who lead both chambers of the state Legislature.

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