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Pro-life SDLP councillor resigns over abortion stance of party

Stephanie QuiqleyA councillor for the Social Democrat and Labour Party (SDLP) has resigned from the party over its stance on abortion. Stephanie Quigley announced on Monday evening that she was quitting the party but would remain a councillor for Causeway Coast and Glens. Ms Quigley, who was preceded by her father Gerry McLaughlin as the... Read more

Abortion Is a More Important Issue to Pro-Life Voters than Pro-Choicers, Gallup Shows

Abortion Is a More Important Issue to Pro-Life Voters than Pro-Choicers, Gallup Shows Pro-lifers are more likely than pro-choicers to be single-issue voters and say they will only vote for someone who shares their beliefs about abortion, according to a new Gallup survey.The poll of 1,028 adults found that 30 percent of pro-life... Read more

Pro-lifers welcome defeat of extreme abortion amendments in Parliament

(Photo: Unsplash/)Amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill which would have decriminalised abortion and permanently extend 'DIY' terminations at home have been defeated. Speaker of the House, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, announced that the amendment to introduce abortion for any reason up to 28 weeks would not be selected for debate.  This was followed by Diana Johnson... Read more

Abortion providers are breaking the law with DIY pills by post, says Christian Concern

(Photo: Unsplash/BadyQB)Christian Concern has accused two major abortion providers of breaking the law with a postal service that mails out 'DIY' abortion pills to women wanting to terminate their pregnancies at home during the pandemic. Abortion rules were relaxed after the UK went into lockdown to allow pregnant women to carry out terminations at home... Read more

Moves to decriminalise abortion condemned by pro-lifers

(Photo: Unsplash/Insung Yoon)The Catholic Church and pro-life campaigners have hit out at attempts to decriminalise abortion in the UK on the back of the Domestic Abuse Bill making its way through Parliament.  One proposed amendment seeks to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861, which would remove abortion from... Read more

‘A Win for Florida Families’: Florida Gov. Signs Parental Consent Abortion Bill

'A Win for Florida Families': Florida Gov. Signs Parental Consent Abortion Bill Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Tuesday that requires consent from a parent or guardian before a minor receives an abortion.The new law, which went into effect Wednesday, also increases the criminal penalty from a misdemeanor to a... Read more

SCOTUS Has Struck Down an Anti-Abortion Law in Its First Major Abortion Case Under Trump | RELEVANT Magazine

The Supreme Court has ruled that a 2014 Louisiana law restricting access to abortions is unconstitutional, siding with the pro-choice side in the reproductive rights debate in its first major abortion decision under President Donald Trump. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court’s more liberal judges in the decision, which was written by... Read more

MPs vote in favour of imposing buffer zones around abortion clinics

Buffer zones, like the one imposed around BPAS Richmond in Twickenham, make it criminal offence to offer help or prayer to women visiting the clinic(Photo: Google Street View)MPs voted on Wednesday to restrict offers of support and help to women outside abortion clinics. Labour MP Dr Rupa Huq's Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) Ten Minute Rule Bill... Read more

For the 20th Straight Year, Americans Say Abortion is ‘Morally Wrong,’ Gallup Shows

For the 20th Straight Year, Americans Say Abortion is 'Morally Wrong,' Gallup Shows A plurality of Americans say abortion is morally wrong, according to Gallups annual Values and Beliefs survey, which also shows a record percentage of Americans saying divorce is morally acceptable.The poll, conducted May 1-13 and released Tuesday, shows that 47... Read more

‘None More Vulnerable Than the Unborn’ Tenn. Gov. Will Sign Heartbeat Abortion Ban

'None More Vulnerable Than the Unborn' Tenn. Gov. Will Sign Heartbeat Abortion Ban Tennessees governor is pledging to sign a recently passed bill that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected and also prohibits abortions based on sex, race or a Down syndrome diagnosis.The legislation, House Bill 2263 and Senate Bill 2196,... Read more

At Rally, Trump Warns that Biden Will ‘Subsidize Late-Term Abortion,’ Appoint ‘Radical’ Judges

At Rally, Trump Warns that Biden Will 'Subsidize Late-Term Abortion,' Appoint 'Radical' Judges President Trump warned supporters Saturday during a rally in Tulsa, Okla., that Joe Biden will fund abortion with taxpayer money and nominate extreme justices to the Supreme Court if elected.It was the first political rally since the coronavirus outbreak for... Read more

MPs approve extreme abortion regime for Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Jamie Street)MPs have approved the UK Government's extreme abortion framework for Northern Ireland despite widespread opposition in the province.The new regulations were passed by 253 votes to 136 in the House of Commons, meaning that the fight against the changes now heads to the Northern Ireland Assembly, where MLAs are being urged to bring... Read more

Woman with Down Syndrome Sues U.K. over Abortion Law that Targets Disabled Babies

Woman with Down Syndrome Sues U.K. over Abortion Law that Targets Disabled Babies A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome is urging the government to change the current law so that unborn children with her genetic condition cant be targeted with abortion.Heidi Crowter, a political activist with Down syndrome, joined forces earlier this... Read more

Disappointment after House of Lords approves extreme abortion regulations for Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Eva Dang)Pro-life advocates have expressed disappointment after the House of Lords voted 355 to 77 in favour of extreme abortion regulations for Northern Ireland. Among those opposing the imposition of the new abortion framework was Baroness O'Loan, whose amendment urging peers not to back the regulations was defeated. Speaking during the debate, she noted that the... Read more

Disability-selective abortion says some lives are worth more than others: this must stop

(Photo: Unsplash/Arleen Wiese)Many moons ago I was a children's nurse, deliberately choosing to work with children who had a variety of disabilities. I was inspired to do this aged 14, having started to volunteer as a one to one carer in a camp for children with disabilities.I worked alongside a girl the same age as... Read more

Federal Court Upholds Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortion Clinics to Distribute Booklets Stating, ‘Each Human Being Begins at Conception’

Federal Court Upholds Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortion Clinics to Distribute Booklets Stating, 'Each Human Being Begins at Conception' A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a Missouri law that requires abortion clinics give every woman a booklet stating that life begins at conception.The unique case involves a female member of The Satanic Temple... Read more

When it comes to abortion, why are we ashamed of the Gospel?

An abortion protestor holds up a model of a 12-week-old embryo at a separate demonstration in Belfast.ReutersI first became involved in pro-life work back in 2006 when I read in a national newspaper a double page spread in which an aborted baby was born alive and, gasping for breath, was left to die.  It broke... Read more

Abortions in England and Wales reach record high

(Photo: Unsplash/Janko Ferli)New Government figures reveal that abortions in England and Wales have reached an all time high, with thousands of pregnancies terminated last year on the grounds of disability alone.Statistics released today by the Department of Health and Social Care reveal 207,384 abortions for women resident in England and Wales in 2019, an increase of... Read more

22-Week Abortion Ban Lands on Colorado Ballot Thanks to Pro-Life Signature Drive

22-Week Abortion Ban Lands on Colorado Ballot Thanks to Pro-Life Signature Drive Colorado voters this November will consider whether to prohibit abortion after 22 weeks of gestation thanks to the success of a bipartisan petition drive.Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said this week that a coalition, known as Due Date Too Late,... Read more

Lords Committee critical of extreme NI abortion regime in second report

A highly influential House of Lord's Committee has again criticised the Government's approach to imposing abortion on Northern Ireland.The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, which scrutinises legislation parliament has granted the Government power to introduce, has released a new report highlighting even more concerns with the extreme regulations.Chief among the Committee's new criticisms is that neither the... Read more

The Unborn Baby ‘Bleeds to Death’ Judge Criticizes Court for Upholding Abortion Procedure

The Unborn Baby 'Bleeds to Death' Judge Criticizes Court for Upholding Abortion Procedure The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday overturned Kentuckys ban on a common second-term abortion procedure, although the judges differed greatly in how they described it.The appeals court, in a 2-1 ruling, affirmed a lower court decision that found... Read more

Northern Ireland Assembly rejects abortion up to birth for disabilities

Both Lives Matter campaigners outside Stormont(Photo: Both Lives Matter)The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against changes to abortion regulations imposed by Westminster. MLAs voted 46 to 40 to reject abortion up to birth in cases of non-fatal disabilities like cleft lip and club foot. The motion was tabled following a campaign against prenatal disability discrimination by Heidi... Read more

Police investigating abortion of 28-week-old baby at home

ReutersPolice are reportedly investigating the death of a baby terminated by its mother at home when she was 28 weeks pregnant.The Sun reports that the baby's death is being investigated by a Midlands coroner and that police have been informed. The legal limit for an abortion in the UK is 24 weeks, but the time limit on... Read more

Christian group welcomes Bill to stop abortion for minor disabilities

(Photo: Unsplash/Aditya Romansa)Christian advocacy group CARE has welcomed a new Bill aimed at ending abortion up to birth for treatable conditions like clubfoot or cleft lips. CARE spokesman James Mildred said that there was "obvious discrimination" with the current laws and that the Bill, if passed, would bring clarity to this area."The 1967 Abortion Act was... Read more

The FAQs: What You Should Know About Late-Term Abortion

What just happened? Recent events have brought the issue of late-term abortion back into the news, and into the realm of presidential politics. On Tuesday, during his 2020 State of the Union address, President Trump called on members of Congress to pass legislation finally banning the late-term abortion of babies. The next day, on the... Read more

The FAQs: Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Major Abortion Case

What just happened? On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments inJune Medical Services v. Gee, the first case involving abortion since the court gained a conservative majority. What is the case about? In 2014 Louisiana passed a law requiring doctors who perform abortions in the state to have admitting privileges at a nearby... Read more

Pro-lifers call for urgent debate on Northern Ireland abortion laws

Pro-lifers are calling on members of the Northern Ireland Assembly hold an urgent debate and vote on abortion law to show they reject abortion up to birth for Down's syndrome and other disabilities.It comes after the Assembly found time to debate regulations relating to electric pedal cycles but have, so far, not found time to... Read more

Father Who Encouraged Abortion Forfeited His Parental Rights, Court Rules

Father Who Encouraged Abortion Forfeited His Parental Rights, Court Rules A Georgia father forfeited his parental rights to his biological child when he, among another things, encouraged the mother to get an abortion, the states Supreme Court ruled this week.The 6-3 decision allows a couple, Lance and Ashley Hall, to proceed with the... Read more

The FAQs: Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Major Abortion Case

The FAQs: Supreme Court docket Hears Oral Argument in Main Abortion Case

[ad_1] What simply occurred? On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court docket heard oral arguments inJune Medical Providers v. Gee, the primary case involving abortion because the court docket gained a conservative majority. What's the case about? In 2014 Louisiana handed a legislation requiring medical doctors who carry out abortions within the state to have admitting... Read more

Dialoguing Across Difference: Abortion & Big Tent Theology

Dialoguing Throughout Distinction: Abortion & Large Tent Theology

[ad_1] As a faithfully pro-choice follower of Christ, Im not shocked when folks name me a child killer, a assassin, or a pretend Christian. Ive come to stay with household and buddies shunning me and strangers telling me Im going to burn in hell, and have even grown accustomed to taking security precautions whereas main... Read more