Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation on Tuesday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they're pregnant. Kemp said he was signing the bill "to ensure that all Georgians have the opportunity to live, grow, learn and prosper in our great state." The signing caps weeks of tension and protests at the state Capitol in Atlanta, and marks the beginning of what could be a lengthy and costly legal battle over the law's constitutionality. The legal showdown is exactly what supporters are looking for. Top News Photos: Michael Cohen Reports For Prison Sentence Kevin Hagen/AP Anti-abortion activists and lawmakers across the country, energized by the new conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that includes President Donald Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, are pushing abortion bans in an attack on the high court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion … [Read more...] about Georgia’s Republican Gov. Signs Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban
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Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen’s claim that most late-term abortions are performed due to “severe fetal abnormalities” or “serious risks to the woman’s health” is not even supported by abortionists. Wen has been dismissing the firestorm over radical legislation in New York and Virginia that allows abortion up until birth as “lies.” She has been attempting to mitigate the outrage by repeating the claim that most late-term abortions “result from a diagnosis of severe fetal abnormalities, or serious risks to the woman’s health.” “90% of abortions occur before 21 weeks,” the head of the nation’s largest provider of abortions tweeted. “As a doctor & public health expert, I can tell you that those that occur later often result from a diagnosis of severe fetal abnormalities, or serious risks to the woman’s health.” As Townhall observed, Wen spoke with Politico’s Dan … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Planned Parenthood Falsely Claims Late Abortions Only for Severe Fetal Abnormalities, Serious Risks to Mother
Lenny Bernstein, Amy Goldstein and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post Published 5:34 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Two years into an administration that describes itself as "pro-life and pro-science," the use of fetal tissue in scientific research has become the next skirmish in the nation's half-century abortion wars. This time, however, scientists who depend on cells from aborted human fetuses face not just a cadre of determined antiabortion activists but sympathetic officials within the government itself, from Vice President Mike Pence to key officials in the Department of Health and Human Services. At stake is critical federal funding for research into diseases that range from HIV to cancer to Zika, vaccine production and treatment for maladies like Parkinson's disease. "The feeling that the science - which is hard enough to do - that there is a war on that, that it's not respected, it's demoralizing," said Sally Temple, co-founder of the Neural Stem Cell … [Read more...] about Fetal tissue’s role in research targeted by abortion foes inside administration
Elisha Anderson Detroit Free Press Published 5:30 PM EST Dec 7, 2018 Editor’s note: Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs clarified information provided in a Thursday news release. The story below has been changed to reflect that information. The state has issued a cease and desist order to a Canton cemetery after finding 27 containers with remains that lacked proper documentation, including death certificates, forms and burial transit permits. Knollwood Memorial Park Cemetery "demonstrated a lack of integrity to protect the public and a lack of good moral character," Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said Thursday in a news release announcing the details. State regulators said they ordered the cemetery to stop advertising to provide temporary storage of remains, entering into new agreements to provide those services, and burying, cremating or facilitating the final disposition of … [Read more...] about Canton cemetery with 27 containers of remains ordered to stop practices
Peter Steinfels, The Washington Post Published 3:08 am PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 In the left-of-center universes where I have mostly lived, worked and been politically active, it is now awkward to introduce oneself as a Democrat who supports the choice for life over that of abortion. The reaction is often polite but perplexed. I have regularly had people greet this news with a shocked silence - as though supporting universal health care, economic redistribution, minority rights, strong unions, environmental regulation, gun controls, criminal justice reform and freedom of expression but balking at abortion is so illogical that it can be explained only by some psychological deficit or religious dogmatism beyond rational discussion. A few outraged interlocutors have suggested that to be both a liberal and an abortion opponent is a form of insidious false advertising, just short of claiming to sell oneself as a benign Nazi. My view is different. I joined the NAACP as a … [Read more...] about Liberals, get a grip. Democrats who oppose abortion are still Democrats.