Samantha Gobba

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


Mother sues abortionists for misleading consent forms

Abortion | New Mexico woman says she wasn’t told her baby would be used for research
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/06/16, 02:47 pm

When Jessica Duran walked into Southwest Women’s Options in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2012, she was cash-strapped, depressed, and 12 weeks pregnant. 

Center staff told her she could have an abortion, and on one of her visits handed her a single document to sign, requiring her consent for the procedure and consent to donate her baby’s body to the abortion facility. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel

Gatlinburg churches, residents survey fire damage

Disaster | ‘We need our great God,’ says Tennessee Baptist director
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/02/16, 05:31 pm

As some residents of Gatlinburg, Tenn., return to their fire-ravaged city, churches and other charities are gearing up to help.

Wildfires in eastern Tennessee destroyed nearly 18,000 acres and 700 homes and businesses and killed at least 13 people. The fires began last Wednesday along Chimney Tops Trail, a popular hiker destination in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Associated Press/Photo by John Sleezer /The Kansas City Star

Abortion groups challenge restrictions in three states

Abortion | Lawsuits aim to strike down the 20-week abortion ban and regulations on abortionists
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/01/16, 05:48 pm

Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocacy groups filed lawsuits Wednesday challenging abortion regulations in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina.

The lawsuits challenge three types of restrictions, from requirements for abortionists to a 20-week abortion ban.

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