Samantha Gobba

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

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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FDA orders group to stop mailing abortion pills

Abortion | The agency says abortion by mail is illegal, but tele-abortions are still OK
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 3/25/19, 03:04 pm

Months after launching an investigation into Aid Access, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanded the Dutch abortion group stop mailing abortion-inducing drugs to women in the United States. In a letter earlier this month, the FDA said Aid Access offers “misbranded and unapproved new drugs” on its website.

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