Samantha Gobba

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

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A punitive state

Abortion | California takes David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt to court for their pro-life work
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/09/19, 05:08 pm

Pro-life activists Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden exposed the sordid underbelly of fetal tissue trade practices in 2015. Their undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives talking about selling the body parts of dead babies led to serious curbs on such transactions in the United States. Now Merritt and Daleiden are defending themselves from criminal charges in a California courtroom.

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Facebook/Melissa Ohden: Abortion Survivor

Abortion survivors push for infant protections

Abortion | More babies are at risk than previously realized
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/03/19, 12:11 pm

When Texas legislators considered a bill earlier this year requiring medical care for babies who survive an abortion, news outlets reported the state had received no reports of such cases happening. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, called a similar effort in his state “redundant” and “not a productive use of time.” And a spokesman for North Carolina Gov.

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Photo courtesy of Mayra Rodriguez

Planned Parenthood whistleblower wins case

Abortion | Jury awards former facility head $3 million for wrongful firing
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 8/26/19, 04:09 pm

Mayra Rodriguez thought she was helping women when she reported problems at the Planned Parenthood Arizona facilities she ran.

Her supervisors didn’t see it that way and fired her in 2017. Rodriguez filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination, and last week, a jury awarded her $3 million in damages.

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