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Norma McCorvey (Formerly Roe of Roe vs. Wade), Randall Terry, and Over 30 Anti Abortion Activists From 7 States To Confront Nancy Pelosi Over 'Health Care' Reform. Their Message: 'Expect a Tax Revolt. If You Think We Will Willingly Surrender Our Money To

At 3:30 PM, Tuesday, July 28, over 30 pro-life activists to descend on Speaker Pelosi's office at 235 Cannon House Office Building. 'Fireworks' expected. WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Operation Resc...

Obama Puts Politics Before Principle in Abortion Coverage, Says Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice President

WASHINGTON , July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice: Overhauling our health care system is a moral imperative; we are failing as a nation to ca...

Investigation Shows Threats, Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers, Women Seeking Abortions

Center for Reproductive Rights Urges Governments, Public, Medical Community to Support Abortion Providers as Human Rights Defenders NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aggressive harassment, discriminatory legal restrictions and serious stigma are reducing the number of ...

FRC: Ryan Bill Increases Abortion While Claiming to 'Reduce Need' for Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Tony Perkins said today that U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's (D-OH) measure to "reduce the need for abortion" in reality would increase federal funding for Title X family planning and thereby increase the amount of money giv...

Congress Moves Forward With Tax-Funded Abortion Plans

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council today expressed disappointment with the House of Representatives for approving the financial services legislation to allow taxpayer money to pay for abortions. In addition, the House Ways and Means Committee r...

ACLU of Illinois Responds to Ruling Reviving the Dormant Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today a three judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Zbaraz v. Madigan, a case considering the constitutionality of the 1995 Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act. The legislation -- and its predecess...

Investigation to Show Harassment, Legal Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers and Women Seeking Abortions

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Center for Reproductive Rights will release the results of an investigation of abortion clinics in six states demonstrating that attacks, harassment, discriminatory legal restrictions and stigma are causing a shortage of ab...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

Differences in drug use, delivery made a measurable impact in Planned Parenthood study WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two changes to the way Planned Parenthood clinics perform medical abortion resulted in a 93 percent drop in the rate of serious infections, a new report says. ...

Ohio Supreme Court Supports Regulation of Dangerous Abortion Drug

CHICAGO, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro-life forces won an important battle yesterday when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that abortion providers, under a state law regulating the administration of RU-486, must strictly comply with the FDA-approved protocol for the dangerous abortion drug. ...

Republicans on Senate Committee Push to Exclude Abortion Services from Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee are pushing for language in health care reform legislation that would eliminate coverage for abortion services. If this happens, many women could lose coverage for abortion services that their private insuran...

Boston Cardinal O'Malley Withdraws Caritas Christi From Potential Abortion Scandal

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from American Life League president Judie Brown regarding Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley's announcement that archdiocese-affiliated Caritas Christi Healthcare has withdrawn ownership of CeltiCare Health Plan. The announcem...

Americans United for Life Applauds Fourth Circuit Protecting Women and Children by Upholding Virginia Partial Birth Abortion Statute

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a 6-5 decision in Richmond Medical Center v. Herring , the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Virginia's ban on partial birth infanticide -- a law that mirrors the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Americans United for Life (...

Americans United for Life Action Says the House-Approved Bill to Promote Abortion Overseas is a 'Grave Injustice'

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-187 to approve H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Reauthorization Act, which creates a new "Office for Global Women's Issues" and directs that this office coordinate and support efforts regarding ...

Clock Ticking In Boston Archdiocese Abortion Scandal

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Archdiocese of Boston is on track to provide abortion "services" and American Life League is rolling out an aggressive campaign to expose the scandal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) Celticare, the joint...

Religious devotion does not impact abortion decisions of young unwed women

WASHINGTON, DC Unwed pregnant teens and twenty-somethings who attend or have graduated from private religious schools are more likely to obtain abortions than their peers from public schools, according to sociological research published in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behav...

Americans United for Life Memo Urges Senators to Consider New Abortion Polling Data Showing Majorities of all Parties Oppose Judicial Activism, Support Abortion Regulations

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today sent a letter to all U.S. Senate members urging them to consider new abortion polling data when they evaluate the President's Supreme Court nominee. The data reveal that Democrats, Republicans, and Independe...

ALL: Boston Archdiocese Reportedly on Track for Abortion Referring Venture

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic hospitals in the Archdiocese of Boston may soon refer women for abortions in a joint medical venture between Centene Corp. and archdiocese-run Caritas Christi Health Care. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO )...

'Blood Covered' Abortion Protests at Notre Dame: Pro-Lifers to Deliver 'Blood Covered' Dolls in Baby Carriages to Fr. Jenkins' Office While Notre Dame Trustees Meet

SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: On Friday, May 1, 12 Noon, protests will occur on Notre Dame campus while ND Board of Fellows and Board of Trustees meet. At least one dozen pro-life acti...

Anti Abortion Protesters will be at VP Biden Award at Georgetown Law School

Georgetown University continues to follow her treacherous sister Notre Dame , honors Biden with award, pro-lifers to protest. WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgetown University continues to follow her treacherous sister Notre Dame , honors Biden with award, pro-lifers...

Obama Notre Dame Abortion Tension Mounts: Good Friday Protests at White House, and in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Fort Wayne

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue. On Good Friday, April 10, at 12:00 Noon, DC area Pro-life leaders and activists will protest at the White House (gathering in the Northwest quadrant of Lafayette Park) t...

White House Protest Denouncing Obama's Speech at Notre Dame and Proposed Change in Abortion Conscience Regs.

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: On Wednesday, April 1, at 12:00 noon, D.C. area Pro-life leaders and activists will gather at Lafayette Park to protest the change in HHS regs regarding conscience for ...

FRC: New Mental Health Studies Dispel Myth That Abortion Is A 'Non-Event'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies out this week add to the body of research evidence clearly showing again that abortion is associated with increased risk of adverse mental health effects. The two peer-reviewed papers were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry...

VA Partial Birth Abortion Infanticide Act Constitutional, Should Be Upheld, Argues Americans United for Life Brief

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed an amicus brief arguing Virginia's Partial Birth Abortion Infanticide Act is constitutional and should be upheld. AUL Staff Counsel Mailee Smith stated, "Time and time again, the U.S. Supreme Court has a...

Pro-Choice Religious Leaders Focus on Abortion and Religion

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice at the Democratic National Convention WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RCRC -- the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice -- will hold two events at the Democratic National Convention to highlight abortion and other reproductive ...

Federal District Court Ruling Holding Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 Unconstitutional

CHICAGO, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Lorie A. Chaiten, Director, Reproductive Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois: We are thrilled with today's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge David Coar holding that the Illinois Parental No...

American Life League Praises Colorado Efforts to Stop Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- "We are excited about the strong efforts in Denver to stop the construction of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "Planned Parenthood operates the largest abortion chain in the nati...

Increased Usage of Mifeprex(R) Helps Slow Decline in Abortion Providers

~80% of Clinics Now Offer Mifeprex(R) NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guttmacher Institute announced today that use of Mifeprex(R) (the brand name for mifepristone) for early medication abortion increased substantially between 2000 and 2005. According to the report, appr...

U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

New report does find medical abortions on the increase THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. abortion rate has reached its lowest level in three decades, according to a new report released Thursday. "We don't know why," said study author Rachel Jones, senior research associ...

American Life League President Blasts 'Forced Abortion Referrals'

ACOG policy would force doctors to refer patients to abortionists WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judie Brown, president of American Life League issued the following statement regarding the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee of Ethics statement rega...

National Abortion Federation Statement Concerning Abortion Clinic Arson in New Mexico

Saporta: Last night's arson is a reminder that we must remain vigilant in protecting women's access to reproductive health care and the safety of the dedicated health care professionals who provide that care WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Vick...

National Abortion Federation Denounces the Appointment of Dr. Orr to Oversee Federal Family Planning Funds

Saporta: This is just another example of the Bush Administration promoting politics over a sound health policy. Dr. Orr should not be entrusted with the oversight of the federal family planning program and the health of millions of Americans WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNe...

Filing for Reconsideration/Press Conference ACUNA v. TURKISH, Historic Informed Consent Abortion Case to the New Jersey Supreme Court

SHREWSBURY, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Rosa Acuna and Harold J. Cassidy: WHAT: Filing of motion for reconsideration and Reargument in the New Jersey Supreme Court as last step before U.S. Supreme Court filing Rosa Acuna, the plaintiff in the histo...

Historic Abortion Case; Acuna V. Turkish

SHREWSBURY, N.J., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement issued by Harold Cassidy, on behalf of Rosa Acuna: FROM: HAROLD CASSIDY, ON BEHALF OF ROSA ACUNA RE: TODAY'S DECISION OF THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT IN ACUNA V. TURKISH Today's opinion is a stunning and ...

Once Again, House Rejects Amendment Preventing Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After adding abortion coverage and funding last night to the Democratic leadership's health care bill, H.R. 3200, the Energy and Commerce Committee today rejected an amendment to prevent government funding for abortion or health plans that p...

FRC's Tony Perkins Commends Pro-life Lawmakers Who Oppose Federal Funding of Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council ( FRC ) President Tony Perkins today applauded the strong stand of a group of pro-life lawmakers who at a news conference today on Capital Hill demonstrated that federal funding of abortion is contained in the cur...

New Poll Shows Americans Continuing to Move Toward Pro-Life Position on Abortion

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American people continue to move to the pro-life perspective on abortion according to the latest Moral Compass survey by the Knights of Columbus and Marist Poll. The poll mirrored findings of other recent surveys, showing that more Amer...

Taxpayer Movement Urges Chairman Obey to Say 'No' to Funding Abortion

Family Research Council to Deliver Thousands of Petitions to Congressman Obey's Office WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow Family Research Council will deliver a petition with 45,000 signatures to Congressman David Obey's (D-WI) offices in Washington, D.C., and his Wis...

Nationwide Poll Shows 84% of Americans Favor Significant Restrictions on Abortion

71% of self-described pro-choice voters would significantly restrict abortion WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new nationwide poll shows that 35 years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, public support for the court's unrestricted access to a...

More religious women less likely to get an abortion

New York, N.Y. January 30, 2008 A new study in the journal Social Science Quarterly reveals that religious women are less likely to obtain abortions than secular women, not because religious women have stronger pro-life attitudes, but because religious women are more likely to lead a sexually co...

Doctor Protests may Hinder Portugal's New Abortion Law

A large number of doctors in Portugal were refusing to carry out a law that took effect Sunday permitting abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy . The law allows doctors to be "conscientious objectors" and press reports indicated at least nine public hospitals out of a total of 50 could...
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