Tuesday, December 27, 2016
19 States Pass 60 Pro-Life Laws in 2016 to Save Babies from Abortion
The numbers came from a new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights, an abortion advocacy group that tracks abortion-related legislation. The numbers are only partially encouraging for pro-lifers; abortion activists managed to block a number of the laws in the courts.
According to the report, state legislators considered more than 100 bills in 2016 that were directly related to the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trafficking.
Of those, eight states passed laws to defund Planned Parenthood, eight passed laws to prohibit the sale or donation of aborted babies’ body parts, and four passed laws prohibiting dismemberment abortions (D&E), a gruesome procedure that involves tearing an unborn baby limb from limb and then removing it in pieces from the womb.
Other states passed laws to prohibit abortions on unborn babies after 20 weeks when substantial evidence indicates that they are capable of feeling pain. Ohio was the latest to pass a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act several weeks ago. Abortion activists have been more reluctant to challenge these laws, and 14 currently are in effect, saving hundreds of late-term unborn babies’ lives from abortion.
The report listed pro-life laws that passed in 19 states: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Texas brought the list up to 20; however its regulations came from state health department administrators, not the legislature. . . . Read More
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