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Illinois Federation for Right to Life Statement on the passage of SB25

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April 8, 2019

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Texas is one step closer to eliminating taxpayer-funded abortions. On Tuesday, the state’s Senate approved Senate Bill 22, its first major anti-abortion bill of the session. Republican Senator Donna Campbell sponsored the legislation, which would ban state and local governments from funding abortion providers. It passed the Senate with a vote of 20-11. The legislation would ban “… a sale, purchase, lease, donation of money, goods, services, or real property, or any other transaction between a governmental entity and a private entity that provides to the private entity something of value derived directly or indirectly from state or local tax revenue, regardless of whether the governmental entity receives something of value in return.”  Click here for more


Oregon, the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the United States, is now considering further relaxing restrictions on the procedure by waiving waiting periods and expanding the methods of taking the deadly drugs. Two bills currently before the House and Senate, House Bill 2217 and Senate Bill 579, are scheduled for votes soon in their respective houses.  Click here for more


In a 2-1 ruling yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling that struck down a Kentucky law requiring doctors to show women ultrasounds of their preborn babies and allow them to listen to the fetal heartbeat, prior to an abortion. According to a press release from the Liberty Counsel, “The legislation specifically requires doctors to describe an ultrasound although women can avert their eyes and ask to have the sound turned off…. Physicians who fail to attempt to show and describe the unborn baby to the patient could face fines of up to $250,000 and action against their medical license.”  Click here for more


Women’s Med Center, home abortionist Martin Haskell, who pioneered the gruesome — and now illegal — partial-birth abortion procedure, may finally close forever, thanks to a ruling from an Ohio appeals court. The facility, which commits abortions even in the third trimester of pregnancy, failed to meet state licensing regulations, which require either admitting privileges or a transfer agreement with a local hospital. Thanks to the ruling from the appeals court, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is now free to revoke the facility’s license.  Click here for more


Northland Family Planning in Southfield, Michigan, called 911 for a patient emergency requiring an ambulance on March 26th — for the fifth time in just six months. According to Operation Rescue, this latest 911 call from Northland Family Planning involved a patient who can be heard crying in pain in the background. During the abortion, a hole was torn in her uterus (perforation), which is a complication of legal abortion. She also suffered from a collapsed lung. According to her patient records, she was undergoing a D&C abortion, which involves dilating the cervix and scraping the fragile and thin uterine walls to destroy the developing preborn child; it may also involve powerful suction to remove the baby and other uterine material. Click here for more


Senate Bill 278 is now on its way to the desk of pro-life Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a comprehensive measure that increases the reflection period for an abortion-minded woman from 48 to 72 hours, requires abortion clinics to report abortions that result in live births, and have equipment on hand in case there is an emergency. SB 278 passed the Senate Thursday by a vote of 29-5. Without debate, the House passed the bill on Tuesday 75-13.  Click here for more


Late yesterday, Operation Rescue obtained 911 records that revealed shocking details of a medical emergency that took place on April 2, 2019, at Warren Hern's notorious Boulder Abortion Clinic.  According to the records, a doctor at the Boulder Abortion Clinic bypassed the 911 exchange and directly called American Medical Response (AMR) requesting an urgent response for an 18-year old female who was 33 weeks pregnant.  Click here for more