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Requirements loosened for Va. abortion facilities

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Virginia's State Board of Health voted Sept. 17 to weaken abortion facility regulations instituted four years ago. The move sends the state on a trajectory opposite that of others that are responding to allegations of illegal activity in undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to be a "brick wall" for abortion rights during his campaign and has systematically ...

N.C. passes 72-hour abortion wait period

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina's state legislature approved a bill Wednesday (June 3) that extends the state's abortion waiting period to 72-hours, joining four other states that have passed similar legislation. The Senate approved the bill by a 32-16 vote after the House passed a version of the bill in April.

Pro-lifer’s NAACP parody wins court appeal

In a ruling issued May 26, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement fight with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Pro-life groups work to keep millennials involved

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Polls and surveys indicate millennials hold stronger pro-life stances than previous generations at their age. But as these young adults graduate from college, many drift away from pro-life action. It's a trend pro-life groups are attempting to reverse.

Researchers develop pacemaker for unborn babies

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- A team of researchers has developed the first pacemaker small enough to implant in an unborn baby's heart, potentially offering an effective treatment for congenital heart blocks.

Ariz. abortionists face new consent requirement

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Arizona's governor has signed into law a bill that prohibits abortion insurance from being purchased through Obamacare's taxpayer-subsidized insurance program. The bill also requires abortionists to inform women that two-step chemical abortions can be reversed.

Kansas bans dismemberment abortions

KANSAS (WNS)-- Abortionists in Kansas will soon be banned from performing dismemberment abortions, thanks to legislation passed by the state legislature March 25.

13 women die in India sterilizations

INDIA (BP) -- At least 13 women died in India and dozens became ill after undergoing sterilization procedures as a part of a nationwide population control program, government officials have acknowledged in news reports. Eighty-three women underwent the surgery Saturday, Nov. 8, at a hospital in the state of Chhattisgarh, one of the poorest in India.