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Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the all-male Waskom City Council means the city along the Louisiana…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

Democratic rep says she’s tired of ‘sex-starved males’ talking about abortion rights

Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she’s tired of hearing “so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose” while debating legislation that includes language related to Title X funding on the House floor on Wednesday. The California Democrat’s remarks followed…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Michigan hotel is offering free accommodations for anyone traveling for an abortion

In recent months, states across the country have been passing laws designed to make it harder — and in some cases, nearly impossible — to get an abortion. So Shelley O’Brien, manager of The Yale Hotel in the tiny Michigan town of Yale, made an…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

BIDEN BUCKLES, FLIPS ON HYDE AMENDMENT UNDER PRESSURE FROM DEMOCRATS

Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment Thursday after facing intense backlash from within his own party. Biden, while speaking in Atlanta, first reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade. He was noted saying the following at the DNC’s IWillVote…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 7, 2019

NC House fails to block Cooper’s veto on ‘born alive’ abortion bill

A controversial abortion-related bill prompted North Carolina lawmakers to vote to uphold a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper for the first time during his tenure. The NC House on Wednesday failed to block Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 359, which would bring new penalties for…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 6, 2019

Biden faces first crisis as front-runner

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s embrace of the Hyde amendment, prohibiting federal funds from being used for abortion, combined with a new plagiarism controversy have created the most challenging week for the Democratic front-runner since he entered the race for the White House earlier this…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 6, 2019

ILLINOIS STATE REP. AVERY BOURNE GIVES PASSIONATE PRO-LIFE SPEECH WHILE PREGNANT

Illinois Republican State Rep. Avery Bourne delivered an impassioned plea for unborn children just before the state house passed one of the most expansive pro-choice bills in U.S. history. The “Reproductive Health Act” would repeal the state’s partial-birth abortion ban and effectively legalize abortion up…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

LA Gov signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Louisiana’s Democratic governor has signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, a move that has provoked anger from members of his own party. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the measure Thursday, making Louisiana the fifth state to enact such a…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

LA Gov signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Louisiana’s Democratic governor has signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, a move that has provoked anger from members of his own party. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the measure Thursday, making Louisiana the fifth state to enact such a…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Missouri’s last abortion provider is about to shut down, Planned Parenthood says

Missouri could soon be the first state without a single place providing legal abortions. Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday that the state is on the verge of pulling the license from its St. Louis location, which is the last one still providing abortion services following…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Los Angeles bans travel to Alabama due to abortion law

Los Angeles County has instituted a one-year travel restriction to Alabama in response to the state’s new restrictive abortion law. HB 314 makes it a felony for doctors in Alabama to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, author…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 24, 2019

Hundreds turn out to protest abortion law at Alabama Capitol

Hundreds of people chanted, carried signs and cheered speakers at a march today at the state Capitol opposing Alabama’s new law to ban abortion. Megan Skipper of Montgomery, one of the organizers, said she was overwhelmed by the turnout for the event, initially announced on…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 20, 2019

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —Missouri’s Republican-led Senate passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left before lawmakers’ Friday deadline to pass bills. It needs at least another vote of approval in the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Alabama abortion ban passes overwhelmingly with no changes

Alabama lawmakers aiming to challenge abortion rights nationally are one step from their goal of putting an almost total ban on the procedure into state law. The Senate tonight voted 25-6 to pass a bill to make it a felony for a doctor to perform…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

‘Heartbeat’ abortion bans advance in South, Midwest: ‘For pro-life folks, these are huge victories’

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law – like the ones…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 13, 2019

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