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Planned Parenthood defunding effort targets Trump

Abortion | Pro-life groups urge the president to block family planning grants for abortion providers
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 5/07/18, 01:08 pm

Pro-life advocates launched a campaign last week aimed at persuading the Trump administration to stop sending Title X family planning program funds to pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood.

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Iowa passes trailblazing pro-life bill

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/02/18, 11:31 am

The Iowa legislature approved a bill early Wednesday that would protect babies from abortion once their heartbeat can be heard, usually around six weeks of gestation. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, has indicated she might sign the bill, giving her state the strongest pro-life law in the country. “Governor Reynolds is 100 percent pro-life and will never stop fighting for the unborn,” spokeswoman Brenna Smith said in an email. Republican lawmakers acknowledged and even welcomed the near certainty that pro-abortion groups would challenge the measure in court once it became law.

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How did Britain justify ending Alfie Evans’ life?

Parental Rights | Parents in the U.K. ultimately have no say over medical decisions for their sick children
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 4/30/18, 02:10 pm

Tom Evans, with his head hung low, looked only once at the camera Thursday as he read a prepared statement asking supporters of his ailing son Alfie to “stand down.” Evans wanted to deescalate the tension so he and Alfie’s mother, Kate James, could “build a bridge” with the Liverpool, England, hospital seeking the end of their toddler’s life.

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