Legal Abortion is Not Safe

Fifth Circuit Enjoins Mississippi Law Designed to Protect Women’s Health

In yet more news out of Mississippi, a three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals enjoined a law that many hoped would spell the end of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in the state. Ironically, a different panel of judges from Fifth Circuit recently upheld Texas’ very similar law. …

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Abortion By the Numbers: Decline of an Industry?

We know the numbers. Planned Parenthood is a huge multimillion dollar corporation. It receives more than half a billion federal taxpayer dollars each year. Planned Parenthood, and the abortion industry in general, has a powerful political action arm. In some states, anti-life legislation promoted by abortion industry players is brought up nearly every legislative session. …

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The Heartbreak of Abortion for Expectant Fathers

“My girlfriend wants an abortion. I am devastated. I want to be a father and I was so excited about our baby. Can you help me?” LLDF receives heartbreaking requests like the above on a semi-regular basis. Over the past few months, we have received more than usual. Sometimes the request comes through e-mail, sometimes …

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What is Truly “Terrifying” in the Abortion Debate?

With the McCullen v. Coakley  case before the U. S. Supreme Court, the pro-abortion forces seem determined to “prove” that so-called bubble zones and buffer zones are essential to protect women entering abortion clinics. Cortney O’Brien and LifeNews.com highlight a story from Cosmo magazine in which six women share their stories about “terrifying” and “infuriating” …

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When Will California Protect Young Girls?

More than 35 states protect young girls from the exploitation of secret abortions through parental involvement laws. California is not one of them. The California Supreme Court struck down the state’s parental consent law before it had a chance to go into effect, and voter initiatives for parental notification laws have been narrowly defeated after …

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Defeat of Albuquerque’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

Results from Tuesday’s vote on Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance” indicate that the measure failed to pass. Many pro-life advocates worked around the clock for the past weeks and months promoting the ordinance, and while they express disappointment, they also express that they are not discouraged, nor should they be. According to LLDF’s …

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Protecting the Unborn in Albuquerque

History is being made in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where citizens are considering an ordinance that would ban abortions after the unborn child reaches 20 weeks gestation. With Election Day fast approaching (November 19),  reports indicate that there is wide voter interest in the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance.” The interest this measure has raised …

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Alabama Considers Tightening Abortion Clinic Regulations

While stories of substandard, dangerous abortion practices abound throughout the country, the State of Alabama is taking steps in the right direction, tightening regulations and providing practical protections for women. The Department of Public Health has issued proposed regulations that would clarify the definition of “Abortion or Reproductive Health Center” to include a facility where …

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Pro-Life Attorneys File Brief on Behalf of Disability Rights Groups, Urge US Supreme Court to Grant Cert in Case Involving 20-Week Abortion Ban

October 30, 2013: Today, Life Legal Defense Foundation joined the Bioethics Defense Fund in submitting an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review in the case Horne v. Isaacson. The case involves an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks gestational age, except when necessary to avoid death or serious health risk …

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Non-Physician Abortions Signed into Law in California: Who’s Watching the Children?

On October 9, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills aimed at “removing barriers” to women obtaining abortions. AB 154 allows first trimester surgical abortions to be performed by midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. AB 980 repealed provisions of the building code applicable to facilities providing surgical abortions, thus allowing abortion clinics …

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