Supreme Court Strikes Down California Law on Anti-Abortion Centers

Newsmax – June 26, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a California law requiring clinics that counsel women against abortion to notify clients of the availability of abortions paid for by the state, ruling it violated the free speech rights of these Christian-based facilities.

The Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973, and while the broader issue of abortion rights was not at issue in the case, the 5-4 ruling represented a significant victory for abortion opponents who operate these kinds of clinics – called crisis pregnancy centers – around the country.

The court’s five conservative justices were in the majority in the ruling authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, with the four liberals dissenting.

Crisis pregnancy centers have said they offer legitimate health services but that it is their mission to steer women with unplanned pregnancies away from abortion.

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Gallup Poll: 53% of Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal

Steven Ertelt – June 11, 2018

Gallup has released new National polling data on the issue of abortion and the results are generally unchanged from the findings of previous years.

Typically the Gallup poll has found in majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions even though some Americans who technically take a pro-life position opposing abortion wrongly think they are supposedly pro-choice.

In the past, the Gallup survey has found that roughly half or just over half of Americans oppose all or almost all abortions. The newest polling data is no different.

“In a follow-up question asked of those in the middle “legal under certain circumstances” group, most of these respondents say it should be legal “only in a few” rather than in “most” circumstances,” the polling institute reported. “The result is that 43% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all (29%) or most (14%) circumstances, while a majority of 53% say it should be legal in only a few (35%) or no circumstances (18%). No fewer than 51% of Americans have favored more restrictive abortion laws since 1994, when Gallup first asked the follow-up probe of those saying abortion should be legal under certain circumstances.”

Americans also believe abortions are morally wrong — another consistently held view over the years.

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Mother Gives Birth to Baby Girl at Mississippi’s Last Abortion Facility

Christian News – May 31, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. — A woman went into labor and delivered a healthy baby girl at the state’s last abortion facility while waiting ultrasound tests, which are done prior to the scheduling of an abortion.

The pregnant woman, whose name was not released, was at the facility for a “consultation,” according to Shannon Brewer, director of the so-called Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The mother went into labor as she awaited the ultrasound results to see how far along she was in her pregnancy.

The facility is located in Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and is the only place in the entire state where surgical abortions are performed. It is owned by Diane Derzis, who claims that she is doing the Lord’s work. “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors with all our strength,” Derzis once told the Austin Chronicle. “Neighbors also mean struggling women who are going through times that are very complicated for them.”

Willie Parker, who also claims to be a Christian, and who is one of the two abortionists on staff, drives at least twice a month to commit killings at the facility. Parker, in his book “A Life’s Work,” stated that his abortion-driven advocacy and killing of unborn children is his “calling,” citing specifically, “[p]reserving access is my calling.”

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Judge Agrees to Halt Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law in Iowa

Newsmax – June 1, 2018

A judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups.

Attorneys for the state and Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said during a court hearing that they agreed to prevent the law from taking effect on July 1 after discussions with the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Planned Parenthood Federation of American and the Emma Goldman Clinic.

The advocacy groups argue the law is unconstitutional and have filed a lawsuit to block the law, which bans most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. An attorney representing the state said the goal now is to quickly get the case before a judge so the state can argue the law is constitutional.

Judge Michael Huppert said he would formally issue a temporary injunction later in the day.

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Study: Women Who Have Abortion Face 81% Increased Risk of Mental Health Problems

Michael W. Chapman – May 24, 2018

(CNSNews.com) — An analysis of 22 studies on abortion and mental health showed that women who had an abortion faced an “81% increased risk of mental health problems” and that nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was “shown to be directly attributable to abortion,” according to a report published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, and posted online in January of this year.

The report also found that women who carried their babies to term experienced a “protective effect,” in that the suicide rate for mothers (per 100,000) was nearly 50% lower than that of women of reproductive age (per 100,000) who had not had children. Further, “several other studies conducted in different countries have revealed even lower rates of suicide following birth when compared with women in the general population,” according to the report.

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CA Students Want Colleges to Provide Abortions

– May 23, 2018

Students attending California universities may soon be able to get the school to terminate their pregnancies thanks to a student-written bill that would require abortion services at all four-year public universities in the state. Adiba Khan is the author of SB 320, and she claims the reason for the resolution came from hearing female students complain about the difficulties of trying to obtain abortions. These trials consist of anything from lack of insurance and ability to pay for the procedures to transportation issues to clinics that provide medical abortions.

In January, the Senate Education Committee met to discuss SB 320 and hear comments from both sides of the issue.  Democratic Senator Connie Leyva is heading up the bill and said that according to a UC San Francisco Advancing Newsstand reproductive health study, “every month up to 519 students at the 34 UC and CSU campuses seek medication abortions at offsite healthcare facilities.”

https://www.libertynation.com

Britain’s May Refuse to Relax Northern Ireland Abortion Rules

Newsmax – May 27, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion rules after neighbouring Ireland’s vote to liberalise its laws.

Voters in Ireland, a once deeply Catholic nation, backed the change by two-to-one, a far higher margin than any opinion poll in the run up to the vote had predicted.

The prime minister is facing calls from within her cabinet to scrap the strict rules on abortion in Northern Ireland and bring the law in line with the rest of the United Kingdom.

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Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org

It is a little hard to understand Mrs May’s thought’s on this, because after all the reform of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws would only bring it into line with the rest of the UK.

Also, hard to understand is why a majority of two-to-one Irish voters want to reform. Of course, whichever way you look at it the killing of an unborn baby is against God’s Law even if man’s law allows it.

A baby of twelve weeks gestation has a recognisable face, arms, legs, fingernails, and can move and wriggle about. Can abortion be any different to human infant sacrifice that God condemns very strongly?

“Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, whatsoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech, he shall surely be put to death…” Lev 20:2

The giving of children to Molech was human infant sacrifice, and was a dreadful reality among Israel’s neighbours, and so a danger to Israel who often tended to copy heathen practices, and so the strong warning from God.

Mrs May is right not to want to relax Ireland’s abortion rules, even if the majority of voters want it. However, it would be more in line with God’s Word is she were to tighten up the UK rules, or better still ban abortion altogether. That won’t happen yet, but in due time no more infants will pass through the fire of Molech (Lev 18:21, Jer 32: 35)

Exit poll: Ireland votes to liberalize abortion laws

DW – May 25, 2018

Some 69 percent of Irish voters backed easing access to abortion in the country, while 31 percent were opposed, according to an exit poll conducted on behalf of Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE on Friday. An earlier Irish Times/IPSOS poll projected a landslide victory with 68 precent voting in favour of the referendum, and 32 percent against it.

Vote counting begins on Saturday morning at 0800 UTC with an official result expected to be declared in the late afternoon.

After the exit poll predictions were announced, Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, tweeted, “Thank you to everyone who voted today. Democracy in action. It’s looking like we will make history tomorrow.” The country’s deputy prime minister, Simon Coveney, said, “Thank you to everybody who voted today — democracy can be so powerful on days like today — looks like a stunning result that will bring about a fundamental change for the better. Proud to be Irish tonight.”

http://www.dw.com

3.5 Million Argentinians Flood The Streets To Rally For Life

Grace Carr – May 22, 2018

Millions of Argentinians marched in 117 different cities across the country Sunday to urge the nation to continue its protection of life.

The massive marches come on the heels of a proposal to legalize abortion up to 14 weeks in pregnancy, according to Crux. Seventy percent of Argentinians identify as Catholic, and they have not shied away from vocalizing their beliefs that abortion is wrong. “Protect them both,” the marchers chanted in Spanish on Sunday.

Abortion is not legal in Argentina except for in nine provinces where women can abort if continuing the pregnancy would threaten their life or if the pregnancy is the result of rape.

http://dailycaller.com

Controversial Down’s syndrome test introduced in Wales

Christian Institute – May 15, 2018

Wales has become the first part of the UK to introduce a new technique for screening unborn babies for Down’s syndrome on the NHS.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), a type of blood test, is claimed to be 99 per cent accurate in diagnosing the condition.

Critics have repeatedly argued that it is likely to lead to more abortions, and even to Down’s children being eradicated altogether.

Campaign group Don’t Screen Us Out warned that this move “will have a profoundly negative impact on the community of people with Down’s syndrome” in Wales.

Kate Harris, whose twelve-year-son has Down’s syndrome, said that women are currently advised to seek advice from doctors who favour abortion for those with the condition.

She went on to discuss the importance of parents getting an informed opinion from those who have a child with Down’s syndrome.

https://www.christian.org.uk