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Supreme Court strikes down abortion regulations

WASHINGTON (BP, RNS, TAB) — The Supreme Court delivered its most significant ruling on abortion in a generation today, striking down restrictions on Texas clinics and doctors that threatened to make the procedure more difficult for women to access. In a 5–3 opinion, … Continue reading

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Baptists praise UMC reversal on abortion

PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders hailed the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) reversal of its support for abortion rights at its latest conference — a step taken by the Southern Baptist Convention decades before. Delegates to the UMC’s General … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to rule on Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to rule on a Texas law that stands to sound the death knell for many abortion clinics. The justices announced they would weigh a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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PPFA change shows its guilt, pro-lifers say

WASHINGTON (BP) — Planned Parenthood’s decision to forego federal reimbursements for fetal tissue donation serves as an admission of its guilt and should not halt the congressional effort to defund the organization, its critics say. The Planned Parenthood Federation of … Continue reading

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Pro-life activists will rally at Birmingham Planned Parenthood, other Ala. locations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (TAB) — Pro-life activists will gather once again at three locations in Alabama tomorrow to protest Planned Parenthood. The protests are part of a nationwide day of protest at hundreds of locations, similar to Aug. 22 when more … Continue reading

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Pro-lifers: PPFA head fails to satisfy concerns

WASHINGTON (BP) — Congressional testimony by Planned Parenthood’s president failed to satisfy the concerns of lawmakers and pro-life advocates in the wake of undercover videos providing evidence the organization trades in baby body parts. Cecile Richards, head of Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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Requirements loosened for Va. abortion facilities

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Virginia’s State Board of Health voted Sept. 17 to weaken abortion facility regulations instituted four years ago. The move sends the state on a trajectory opposite that of others that are responding to allegations of illegal … Continue reading

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House OKs PPFA defunding, abortion survivors bills

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Sept. 18 to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of the release of undercover videos providing evidence the organization trades in baby body parts. On the same date, the House also … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood protests draw Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptists were among an estimated 50,000–75,000 pro-life activists who protested at Planned Parenthood clinics across America on Aug. 22, calling for the defunding of the nation’s largest abortion provider. Protestors in more than 350 cities across … Continue reading

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Alabama among 3 states to defund Planned Parenthood in wake of videos

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Three states have acted swiftly to accomplish what the U.S. Senate could not — defund Planned Parenthood (PP). Alabama, Louisiana and New Hampshire all have eliminated funding for the country’s leading abortion provider after the release … Continue reading

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