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Ectopic extremes?

Abortion | Pro-lifers say proposed Ohio law would not force doctors to do the impossible
by Mary Jackson
Posted 12/09/19, 05:44 pm

Bob Skovgard plans to sing Christmas carols outside a Kettering, Ohio, abortion center this week like he has for nearly 25 years. But this year is different than others, he said, because Ohio finally passed a law protecting unborn babies with detectable heartbeats, even though a federal judge has temporarily blocked it.

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Suspicious activity

Abortion | Louisiana abortion center refuses to cooperate with state investigators
by Mary Jackson
Posted 12/02/19, 04:22 pm

The Louisiana Department of Justice said the abortion facility at the center of an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case has attempted to hide evidence of potential criminal activity. But a federal appeals court upheld a gag order that prevents law enforcement, the high court, and the public from learning the details of the alleged crimes.

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Defunding Planned Parenthood was the easy part

Abortion | The state of Texas and a pro-life group argue over accountability for family planning funds
by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/25/19, 04:46 pm

Texas investigators said a pro-life organization must repay $1.6 million in state funding for “serious contractural violations.” But the group’s founder said the report contains numerous errors and called the state’s actions a “smear campaign” intended to undercut services to low-income women.

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