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Ohio lawmakers approve 20-week abortion ban

Abortion | The bill is the second pro-life measure adopted in the state this week
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/09/16, 12:54 pm

Ohio legislators approved a second pro-life bill this week, one that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation instead of about 22 days.

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Happy 40th birthday, Hyde Amendment

Abortion | Pro-lifers pray the life-saving legislation survives the threats it faces
by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/30/16, 01:35 pm

Forty years ago today, the Hyde Amendment, a spending prohibition banning federal funding for most abortions, became one of the pro-life movement’s first major legislative victories. But after decades of bipartisan support, the life-saving policy is in jeopardy.

“Lives are literally at stake in this election,” said Mallory Quigley, spokeswoman for the Susan B. Anthony List. “This is for the soul of our nation.”

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Bathroom bill survives N.C. legislative season

Transgenderism | HB2 still faces numerous court challenges
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/06/16, 11:38 am

Despite threats of economic sanctions and a coordinated smear campaign, House Bill 2 remained intact at the close of the North Carolina General Assembly on July 1. The law that requires men and women to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the sex noted on their birth certificates still faces challenges in the courts and, possibly, the state legislature next term.

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