Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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Louisiana abortion law still has a chance

Abortion | The Supreme Court halted the law for now but has good reasons to allow it in the long run
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 2/11/19, 03:49 pm

Pro-life advocates hope that the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately uphold a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges despite the justices putting the law on hold last week.

The court voted 5-4 on Thursday to grant abortion provider June Medical Services an emergency stay of Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the more liberal judges in halting the law, while Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Clarence Thomas voted to allow it.

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The infanticide debate

Abortion | Pro-abortion politicians try to walk back revealing rhetoric
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 2/04/19, 05:21 pm

A Virginia bill that would have flung wide open the door to late-term abortions in that state caused a nationwide backlash and accusations that supporters of the measure were promoting infanticide. The bill died in a House of Delegates subcommittee vote last Monday, but the controversy about it has since inspired a push in the U.S. Senate to protect newborn babies from abortionists.

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A terrible tide

Abortion | New York’s far-reaching pro-abortion law represents a dangerous trend
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/28/19, 04:24 pm

Pro-lifers grieved last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law stripping unborn babies in the state of all legal rights and erasing previous protections for mothers. New York wasn’t the first state to legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, and it likely won’t be the last.

The state previously protected babies from abortion after 24 weeks of gestation. The new law allows an abortion at any time during a pregnancy if it “is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.” (The word “patient” refers to the mother.)

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