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The 20-week Abortion Ban and Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis

The 20-week ultrasound in our first pregnancy began as a joyful event, but quickly turned into one of those punched-in-the-gut experiences. After our peek at the baby’s profile and his 10 little toes, the technician became stone-faced as the ultrasound wand moved to our baby’s…

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Supreme Court’s abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2014 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a victory not only for pro-life counsellors but for all women. Jeanne Monahan, president of the…

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Supreme Court: Abortion Buffer Zone Law Violates the First Amendment

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Massachusetts law that established 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics “violates the First Amendment.” “The Massachusetts Act violates the First Amendment,” the decision states. “By its very terms, the Act restricts access to…

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Supreme Court, 9-0, nixes 35-foot ‘buffer zone’ at abortion clinic

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that enforced a 35-foot speech-free buffer zone around abortion clinics, saying the law silenced a broader spectrum of speech than is necessary to protect the clinics and their patients. In a 9-to-0 decision,…

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UN abortion controversy shows push to exclude Catholics

U.N. anti-torture committee member Felice Gaer’s statement to a Holy See delegation equating opposition to abortion and torture is part of a growing trend to exclude Catholics and other pro-life advocates, one critic says. “That our country’s own representative at a United Nations committee would…

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Critics warn of bias in UN anti-torture committee member

A U.N. committee member who insinuated that the Catholic position against abortion violates an anti-torture agreement signed by the Holy See should recuse herself or step down on account of bias, several critics have said. Ashley McGuire, a senior fellow with the U.S.-based Catholic Association,…

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Republicans revive bill to criminalise abortions administered after 20 weeks

Efforts to criminalise abortions carried out after 20 weeks of pregnancy were revived in Congress on Tuesday as Senate Republicans sought to capitalise on pro-life issues as a midterm election weapon against Democrats. Minority leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleague Lindsey Graham urged Senate…

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NRLC and allies press for Senate action on key pro-life bill, but Senate Democrats block votes

NRLC President Carol Tobias joined with pro-life leaders of the U.S. Senate in a public call for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nv.) to allow a Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1670), an NRLC-inspired bill that would prohibit abortions nationwide…

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McConnell and Graham push for abortion ban at 20 weeks by Alex Bolton

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who are both facing primaries in the next month, on Tuesday called for legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks. In a press conference with anti-abortion activists, the lawmakers called for Senate Majority Leader Harry…

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UN tells Catholics to change canon law; not allowing abortion is ‘torture’ of pregnant girls

The United Nations Committee Against Torture is debating whether abortion constitutes torture and whether canon law should be changed. During the committee’s meeting in Geneva on Monday, Vice Chairwoman Felice Gaer castigated the Catholic Church’s blanket stance against all abortions, telling an audience comprising Vatican…

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