SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) -- California becomes the first state to require all public universities to offer abortion-inducing pills to students on campus. The bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsome, a Democrat, on Friday (Oct. 11) takes effect in 2023. The medications, taken in two doses, are commonly prescribed to women who are less than 10 weeks pregnant.
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A congressional act that would protect babies who survive abortion attempts needs just 17 more signatures from lawmakers to advance in the House. Last week, pro-life Republican representatives urged voters to call their representatives and ask them to sign onto the effort if they haven't already. "Ask them if they've signed the discharge petition, and, if not, why don't they want it to come up to a vote on the House floor?" House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said at a hearing on the bill last week. "We know there are people who have survived abortions."
WILL COUNTY, Ill. (BP) -- Law enforcement officials have announced the discovery of 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois home of a deceased abortionist. Ulrich Klopfer, who worked at an abortion center in South Bend, Ind., died earlier this month. His family discovered the remains and contacted the sheriff's office in Will County, Ill.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP) -- An Alaska law firm representing a Christian women's shelter is defending itself from a complaint brought by the same municipal agency suing the shelter. The case raises a question: Will lawyers come under fire for defending religious clients accused of discrimination? The Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (AERC) previously sued the Downtown Hope Center, a women's only homeless shelter, for not admitting a man who identified as transgender. On Jan. 26, police dropped off Timothy Coyle -- who goes by Samantha Coyle -- at the center after another ...