Samantha Gobba

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

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Medication abortions soar after FDA eases regulation

Abortion | Pro-life leaders say the increase is troubling but not surprising
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 11/07/16, 03:16 pm

More women than ever in the United States are choosing to end their pregnancies at home with a two-step prescription abortion, according to a recent Reuters analysis.

Marketed as more private and less invasive than surgical abortion, the drug duo mifepristone (RU-486) and misoprostol work in tandem to shed a women’s uterine lining and induce labor, killing the baby.

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Florida high court weighs abortion waiting period

Abortion | Case will test constitutionality of bill modeled after similar laws in 28 states
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 11/02/16, 01:22 pm

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that will determine whether women seeking an abortion must take an extra 24 hours to consider their decision after meeting with an abortionist.

Immediately after Gov. Rick Scott signed the law on June 10, 2015, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit on behalf of a Gainesville abortion facility, Bread and Roses, claiming the 24-hour waiting period fettered abortion access.

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Airbnb mandates anti-bias pledge

Business | Hosts and renters must agree not to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity, among other things
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/31/16, 03:19 pm

Starting Tuesday, the tens of millions of people around the world who use Airbnb, a home-sharing platform that has soared in popularity since its 2007 launch, must sign a new “Community Commitment” that forbids discrimination of any kind.

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