WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Donald Trump made history Friday by becoming the first sitting president to address the March for Life in person, telling hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers he was “proud to stand with you” to “protect the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential.”
“Young people are the heart of the march for life and it’s your generation that’s making America the pro-family, pro-life nation,” the president said, thanking students for making the trip and pro-life activists for "embrac[ing] mothers with care and compassion. You’re powered by prayer and motivated by pure, unselfish love."
MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE
PRESS RELEASE - Jan. 16
The overwhelmingly pro-life Missouri legislature over the years and specifically the last three years, has worked tirelessly to protect unborn children and vulnerable women from the dangers of abortion.
The recent reduction in abortion numbers for 2019 is a direct result of these legislative efforts, specifically SB 5 passed in 2017. The initial numbers for 2019 abortions (Jan 1 – Nov 15) are 1,354 (a 54 % reduction from the 2018 figure of 2,910. SB 5 expanded regulations on abortion in multiple statutes. These common sense health and safety regulations are protecting women and causing abortion to drop.
The following elements of SB 5 have been key in reducing the abortion numbers:
In addition to these protective regulations, Senate Bill 5 also expands the ability of the Department of Health and Senior Services to enact new regulations when the abortion industry is breaking the law and putting women at risk.
What would cause these new protective laws and regulations to so severely reduce the numbers of abortions? We can only attribute this to increased safety regulations in the clinics and refusal to do difficult or risky abortion procedures here in Missouri.
PRO-LIFE ARGUMENTS TO PROHIBIT ABORTION FUNDING HEARD IN MISSOURI SUPREME COURT,
U.S. SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS REQUIRED ULTRASOUNDS BEFORE AN ABORTION
The following statement is from Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life:
Dec. 10th, the Missouri Supreme Court heard a challenge to the Missouri Legislature’s denial of state funds going to Planned Parenthood. Solicitor General John Sauer of the Attorney General’s office presented the case in defense of the State of Missouri’s right to defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood continues to seek any way possible to access our tax dollars to fund their abortion business and pro-life leaders are working to prevent funding abortion with public monies.
While the Missouri Supreme Court is in the process of deciding whether legislators have the right to prevent our tax dollars from going to the abortion industry, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on another pro-life bill.
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to let stand a lower court’s decision on Kentucky’s “Display and Describe” law that requires an abortionist to show a mother the ultrasound and describe her unborn child to her prior to the abortion. This court decision sets the standard allowing other states to pass similar legislation.
This Christmas season, countless people will be purchasing items for their loved ones. With so much money being spent, it is important to know what the companies you purchase from do with your money.
That’s why the pro-life group Life Decisions International has compiled another updated list of companies that donate to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The group has been successful in getting pro-life Americans to boycott companies that back the nation’s leading abortion company and getting corporations to end the relationship.
“As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 366 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood,” said LDI Board Chairman Thomas C. Strobhar
He told LifeNews.com that LDI estimates the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $21.5 million since it began releasing lists of companies to boycott.
“This should serve as a testament to those who think it impossible to change corporate behavior,” he said.
The last thing Planned Parenthood needs is more access to kids. So imagine parents’ reaction when they found out that the abortion group isn’t just visiting schools—it’s moving in! Thanks to a forced donation from taxpayers, Planned Parenthood is about to open 50 clinics inside Los Angeles schools, the biggest public education takeover of its kind. And maybe, the most controversial.
These “wellbeing centers,” as schools are calling them, are all part of a new model Planned Parenthood is hoping to replicate in other cities. And it’s easy to see why. With help from local districts, the abortion lobby doesn’t have to wait for teenagers to come to them. They can go directly to students--without parents ever finding out.
The next 40 Days for Life Campaign will run from September 25th to November 3rd.
(click here for more info)
According to a new report published by the Guttmacher Institute, abortion numbers dropped nationally by seven percent from 2014 to 2017, from 926,200 in 2014 to 862,320 in 2017. Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate,” which publishes more comprehensive abortion numbers than the Centers for Disease Control, says the abortion rate has also dropped 8% (from 14.6 per 1,000 in 2014 to 13.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in 2017), to its lowest level since the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in all 50 states in 1973.
According to LifeSiteNews, Judge Christopher C. Hite issued a 15-page ruling on Monday stating that he will not quash the search warrant of the home belonging to Center for Medical Progress’ David Daleiden. The defense attorneys had argued that Daleiden and co-defendant Sandra Merritt are citizen journalists and therefore are protected by California’s Shield Law. Hite disagreed.
Defense attorneys had initially filed a motion back in August to quash and traverse the search warrant that then-attorney general Kamala Harris signed on April 5, 2016. A second motion to quash and traverse the search warrant was filed on September 3.
As the fate of Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, state legislatures across the country have passed some of the most extreme abortion bills ever seen. While states like New York and Illinois have swept away abortion restrictions, other states like Ohio and Alabama have passed abortion bans that could provoke the overturning of Roe. But on Saturday, September 14, pro-life Americans will gather from coast to coast to remind the nation that abortion is not just a political issue. They will be marking the seventh annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children with prayer services at more than 180 locations, including 44 burial places of abortion victims.
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Senator Roy Blunt
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Washington, DC 20510
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Senator Josh Hawley
B40A Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
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Washington, DC 20510
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