Samantha Gobba

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

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High hopes for abortion survivors in Texas

Abortion | A ‘born-alive’ bill could become law soon
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 4/22/19, 04:16 pm

Amid a nationwide debate over late-term abortion and infanticide, Texas became the latest state to draft legal protections for babies born alive after an abortion attempt. Last week, the Texas House of Representatives approved a born-alive bill and sent it to the Senate for consideration. The Senate passed its own version of the measure earlier this month. Both bills require abortion facilities provide medical care to babies born after botched abortions.

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Budgeting out of spite

Abortion | Maryland turns down federal funds in protest of pro-life policies
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 4/08/19, 03:58 pm

Maryland lawmakers are protesting pro-life updates to federal regulations by turning down nearly $4 million a year in family planning funding from the U.S. government that could have gone to women’s healthcare and crisis pregnancy centers.

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A boon for babies overseas

Abortion | New U.S. policy closes loopholes on abortion funding
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 4/01/19, 04:06 pm

The Trump administration took steps last week to close loopholes in foreign policy that have allowed taxpayer money to flow indirectly to groups that support abortion. The so-called Mexico City policy, now known as the Global Protect Life policy, will stop U.S. foreign aid from going to nongovernmental organizations that give financial support to other groups in the global abortion industry.

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