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Track current abortion legislation (GovTrack.us)

Includes, S231 “Life at conception Act” S231 and
HR354 “Defund Planned Parenthood Act”

Oregon Advances Bill Offering Free Abortions to Citizens and Non-Citizens (3 July 2017)

“the Oregon House has advanced the Reproductive Health Equity Act to the Senate — a bill which “would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period.”

7 Planned Parenthood Clinics Closed Today (30 June 2017) (LiveAction)

“According to Operation Rescue, seven Planned Parenthood facilities are set to close their doors permanently today, June 30, 2017. Six of those locations provided medication abortions.”

Trump appoints former chairman for Americans United for Life to position in the Dept. Of Health and Human Services (28 April 2017) (DailyKos)

“On Friday, [Trump] announced that he will be appointing Charmaine Yoest as the assistant secretary for public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She is the former president of the anti-abortion group, Americans United for Life. . . [and] she believes abortions can cause breast cancer.”

Two anti-abortion laws advance through Texas senate (20 March 2017) (TexasTribune)

“Texas senators advanced two anti-abortion bills, one that would prevent parents from suing doctors if their baby is born with a birth defect and another that would require doctors to make sure a fetus is deceased before performing a certain type of abortion.”

Trump administration’s official response to the women’s march (22 January 2017) (NBCnews)

“It’s a shame that the March for Life, which estimates the same number of marchers in DC (650,000 in 2013) and will be happening next Friday, will not get anywhere near the same amount of coverage that this march got – and those pro-life members were NOT welcome at the Women’s March.”

Women’s march prioritizes abortion access and LGBTQ rights (21 January 2017) (WomensMarch.com)

We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education. . .

We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.”

46 Abortion-Restricting Laws Are Already in Front of State Legislators (12 Jan 2017) (Vice News)

“State legislatures have been back in session a little more than a week and lawmakers are already going after abortion rights. At least 46 anti-abortion bills have been introduced or are pending in 14 states as of Thursday morning”

Candidates Views on Abortion (2016) (BallotOpedia)

Hillary Clinton expressed support for abortion rights, funding Planned Parenthood, and reconsidering the 1973 Helms Amendment, which prohibits the use of foreign assistance funds for abortion. Donald Trump opposed abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother’s life. Jill Stein supported abortion rights and opposed Texas House Bill 2, which required doctors who performed abortions to have hospital admitting privileges at a facility within 30 miles of where an abortion was performed, among other restrictions. Gary Johnson expressed support for abortion rights and called Texas House Bill 2 “an affront to women’s rights.”

20 week abortion ban Advances to senate despite stalled pain-capable abortion bill (14 May 2015)(CNN)

“The measure passed mostly on a party line vote, 242-184, with one member voting present. Earlier this year House Republican leaders were forced to cancel a vote on the legislation, known as the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” when several female House Republican members rebelled against it. They argued some provisions dealing with exceptions for rape could threaten the party’s efforts to attract support from women and younger voters.”

Chilling Undercover Footage of an Abortionist Describing the Procedure (12 Dec 2014) (LiveAction)

“How do abortionists describe preborn children and the violent abortion procedures they perform on them? A video has gone viral that exposes what abortionists admit when they don’t realize the cameras are rolling.”

HB2 and other abortion restricting bills on the agenda for 2014 (14 Oct 2014) 

“Across the country, battles are being waged over laws regulating abortion providers and their services. With courts disagreeing whether these laws violate a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, the likelihood is increasing that the Supreme Court — which ruled last year on buffer zones outside abortion clinics — will have to weigh in on the white hot issue yet again.”

Chilean Leader Praises 11 Yr. Old Rape Victim for Refusing Abortion (10 July 2013)

TX House Passes Contentious Abortion Bill (10 July 2013)

TX Anti-Abortion Bill Revote Imminent (
9 July 2013)

Battle Over Abortion Here to Stay (9 July 2013)

Texas House Set to (Re)vote on Abortion Restricstions (9 July 2013)

Texas Law Could For Closure of Some Abortion Clinics (6 July 2013)

Church of Satan Distances Itself from Pro-Abortionist Chant “Hail Satan!” (5 July 2013)

Texas Bill Clears First Hurdle After Filibuster (3 July 2013)

Austin, TX Pro-Abortionist Crowd Chants “Hail Satan!” (4 July 2013)

Austin, TX Pro-Choice Protestors Hired Through Craig’s List (1 July 2013)

Socialistis and Occupy Protesters Help ‘Yell Down’ Abortion Bill (28 June 2013)

Media Sides With Death, Wendy Davis Is Not a Hero (27 June 2013)

Special Session for Passing Texas Pro-Life Law (26 June 2013)

Abortion Controversy Swirls Over Late TX Senate Proceedings (26 June 2013)

Texans on Verge of Passing Abortion Clinic Restriction Law (24 June 2013)

Maddow: Wisconsin and Texas Abortion Laws Have Gone Too Far (22 June 2013)

“People’s Filibuster” Halts Abortion Bill (21 June 2013)

TX Abortion Restriction Bill Filibustered (21 June 2013)

Huge Turnout for Citizen’s Filibuster over TX Abortion Bill (21 June 2013)

Planned Parenthood to Support Obamacare in Every Office (20 June 2013)

House Passes Ban on Late-Term Abortion (19 June 2013)

House Ok’s 20-week abortion Ban (19 June 2013)

Dem Opposition to 20-week abortion ban led by Lofgren (19 June 2013)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Opinion Piece Against Abortion (18 June 2013)

Exceptions added to the Pain-Capable Abortion Ban (17 June 2013)

Rape Exceptions added to the Pain-Capable Abortion Ban (16 June 2013)

Abortion Bill Pushes Constitutional Limits (15 June 2013)

Boehner Defends Abortion Discussion (13 June 2013)

Judge Approves Morning-After Pill Plan (12 June 2013)

“Incidence of Rape Resulting in Pregnancy very low” Rep. Trent Franks (12 June 2013)

Morning-After Pill Won’t be Blocked, says Obama (10 June 2013)

Abortion Issue In Filibuster (6 June 2013)

NFL center, Matt Birk declines W.H. visit over Obama’s “God Bless Planned Parenthood” (6 June 2013)

Dems Resume ‘War on Women’ language for Repubs (5 June 2013)

Infanticide Case in China Halted (29 May 2013)

S. Korean Pastor Intro’s Dropbox for Unwanted Babies (28 May 2013)

Court Blocks Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood in Indiana (28 May 2013)

Myanmar adopted Chinese-style Abortion Policy . . . against Muslims (28 May 2013)

Gosnell Sister Used Garbage Disposal On Fetal Remains, Gets Probation (28 May 2013)

Probe Continues In Maternal Death From Botched Abortion (28 May 2013)

Arkansas Post-12 Week Abortion Ban Postponed (17 May 2013)

TX House Bill 15 Causes Cancer? (17 May 2013)

ND Abortion Clinic Sues State for Right to Stay Open (15 May 2013)

Probe Demanded for Abortion Doc Who Twisted Heads Off Babie (15 May 2013)

Pro-Life Groups Targeted in IRS Scandal (15 May 2013)

Philly Abortion Doc Sentenced to 3 life Terms, No Parole (15 May 2013)

DC Abortion Fund Helps Immigrants, Poor and Underprivileged Pay for Abortion (13 May 2013)

Administration Does Disservice to Public on Emergency Contraception (10 May 2013)

When Health Care Providers Refuse Care Whose Rights Are At Stake? (8 May 2013)

Late Term Abortion like “Meat in a Crock Pot” (8 May 2013)

NC Bill Requires Education for Abortion (8 May 2013)

Gosnell Trial, all about Location, Location, Location (8 May 2013)

So Long Pro-Choice, I’m Pro-Faith (7 May 2013)

Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Catholic Health Case, Punts on Fetal Rights (6 May 2013)

Abortion Rights Community Has Become the NRA of the Left (6 May 2013)

Cardinal Brady Calls Abortion Legislation “Morally Unacceptable” (6 May 2013)

Obama Admin Gives Up Forcing Bible Publisher to Obey HHS Mandate (6 May 2013)

First Slavery Now Abortion, Blacks bear the Brunt of Americas Lost Moral compass (6 May 2013)

Baby born alive was tossed into a bag and thrown on the roof of the abortion clinic (6 May 2013)

The Silence of the Lambs [The Media Blackout on the Kermit Gosnell Case] (3 May 2013)

Morning After Pill Available Over the Counter for 15 Year Old Girls (3 May 2013)

Alexander Sanger: History of Abortion (29 April 2013)

My Wife Is Expecting Twins and I Am Not Happy About It (24 April 2013)

Brian Sims, Pennsylvania Democrat, On Abortion: We Did Not ‘Swear To Uphold The Bible’ (VIDEO) (23 April 2013)

Arkansas Passes The Fetal Heartbeat/12 Week Bill (21 April 2013)

Medications Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis May Affect Abortion Rate in Women (16 April 2013)

Abortion Bans Move to the Fore says Guttmacher Survey (11 April 2013)

Kansas Abortion Bill Passes House, Sent to Governor for Signature (6 April 2013)

Kids Less Sexually Active Than People Think (2 April 2013)

North Dakota Abortion Ban Signed By Governor Jack Dalrymple (26 March 2013)

Houston Doctor Accused of Illegal Abortions (17 March 2013)

Wayne Besen Editorial: On Fetal-Heartbeat Pro-life Laws (11 March 2013)

Repub. Ann Clemmer Backs Toughest Anti-Abortion Bill, The Fetal-Heartbeat Law (7 March 2013)

John Boehner: Ending Abortion is ‘One of our most Fundamental Goals This Year’ (25 January 2013)

Analysis of Roe v. Wade and Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Women (2o January 2013)

Gov. Rick Perry’s Sister Stands to Profit off of Bill Restricting Abortion Clinics (10 October 2012)

Anti-Abortionists Picket Clinic’s Landlord (9 August 2011)

Late-Term Abortion Doctor Admits “I Kill Children” (6 November 2009)

Woman Who Aborted Deformed Fetus Defends Procedure (8 November 1995)

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