Vital Signs

 
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Our weekly roundup of abortion-related news.

Vital Signs: Worldwide majority says abortion is ‘unacceptable’

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Global opinion. A new Pew Research Center poll reveals that a majority of the world finds abortion morally wrong. Pew’s 2013 Global Attitudes Survey…

Vital Signs: Fissures in the pro-life front

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Disaffiliated. Board members of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) voted March 29 to change its Georgia affiliate after the Georgia Right to Life…

Vital Signs: Baby beanies, pro-life legislation, and an abortion death investigation

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Knitting for newborns. Dr. Robert Sansonetti, an obstetrician from Maine, started knitting four years ago after buying a knitting book for his teenage…

Vital Signs: West Virginia governor vetoes fetal pain bill passed by fellow Democrats

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Vetoed in West Virginia. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill March 28 that would have banned abortion in West Virginia after 20 weeks. The governor, a…

Vital Signs: Heartbeats not a sign of life in Arkansas

Vital Signs: Heartbeats not a sign of life in Arkansas

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Viability vs. heartbeat. A federal judge declared Arkansas’s 12-week abortion ban unconstitutional, claiming that viability, not a heartbeat, remains the…

Vital Signs: Doctors save baby after 20-week ultrasound reveals a heart defect

Vital Signs: Doctors save baby after 20-week ultrasound reveals a heart defect

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Early detection. Tina Morton’s routine 20-week ultrasound revealed something more serious than her daughter's gender: Baby Addison had a serious heart…

Vital Signs: Abortion support wanes, except among billionaire philanthropists

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Support for good causes? Although he’s most often described as a philanthropist, Warren Buffett is not a friend to all mankind. The billionaire financier…

Vital Signs: Poisoned pancakes and legislative prescriptions

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Pro-life progress and problems. Pro-life legislation surfaced in three state legislatures in the last two weeks of February.  In Oklahoma, the House…

Vital Signs: Fetal pain bills birthed in six more states

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | 20 Weeks. Fetal pain bills, which ban abortion after 20 weeks, continued to make progress this month in three Southern state legislatures. 

Vital Signs: Gosnell’s ‘house of horrors’ assistant gets prison time

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Killer’s assistant. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s assistant was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison last week for his involvement in killing babies born…

Vital Signs: UN demands Catholic Church drop opposition to abortion

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | UN vs. Holy See. A United Nations committee recommended on Jan. 31 that the Catholic Church change its official stance on abortion.  The Convention on…

Vital Signs: Nancy Pelosi recognized as abortion’s biggest cheerleader

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Questionable recognition. Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will receive its Margaret Sanger…

 
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