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An 1873 Law May Be New Front in Abortion Fight
An 1873 Law May Be New
Front in Abortion Fight
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An 1873 Law May Be New Front in Abortion Fight

Comstock Act, banning the mailing of 'obscene' materials, hasn't been applied in nearly a century

(Newser) - A century and a half ago, before women had the right to vote, a federal law was enacted banning the mailing of "obscene, lewd, [or] lascivious" materials, including abortion drugs. Though never fully repealed, the 1873 Comstock Act hasn't been applied in nearly a century and some experts...

Man Climbs Las Vegas Orb to Make Point on Abortion

Maison Des Champs, 24, scaled the 366-foot-tall Sphere, was soon arrested

(Newser) - A man who bills himself as "The Official Pro-Life Spider-Man" scaled the massive Sphere venue in Las Vegas on Wednesday to raise funds for a pregnant woman, according to video posted on his Instagram. He was subsequently arrested. Las Vegas police said they began receiving calls about a person...

She Burned Abortion Clinic, Must Pay $298K

Lorna Roxanne Green also will serve 5 years in prison for setting fire to Wyoming's only full-service clinic

(Newser) - A judge has ordered a woman who set fire to Wyoming's only full-service abortion clinic to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution, the full amount sought by prosecutors. Lorna Green is serving five years in prison for burning Wellspring Health Access weeks before the clinic was set to open...

College Prof Fired After Confrontation With Journalists

Hunter College's Shellyne Rodriguez chased after 'New York Post' reporter, photog with machete

(Newser) - Hunter College adjunct professor Shellyne Rodriguez was initially embroiled in controversy over a viral video showing her cursing at anti-abortion students. But all that was overshadowed Tuesday when the 45-year-old was captured in another video chasing journalists with a machete. A reporter and photographer from the New York Post had...

Group Explains Origins of 5 Fetuses Found in Home

Anti-abortion group claims they were part of larger group of 115 fetuses

(Newser) - An anti-abortion group on Tuesday gave an explanation for the five fetuses found last week in a member's home : They say they were medical waste being disposed of by a Washington, DC, abortion clinic—and part of a larger group of 115 fetuses. Their group is the Progressive...

5 Fetuses Found in Home of Anti-Abortion Activist

Lauren Handy faces charges of blocking access to DC reproductive health center

(Newser) - Police found five fetuses in the home of a self-proclaimed anti-abortion activist who was indicted this week on federal charges alleging that she was part of a group of people who blocked access to a Washington, DC, reproductive health center. The Metropolitan Police Department said officers were responding to a...

Trump Joins Rally Against Abortion
Trump Joins Rally
Against Abortion

Trump Joins Rally Against Abortion

Crowd chants 'four more years' after president's speech

(Newser) - President Trump told thousands of anti-abortion marchers Friday that he's their champion, and they agreed—breaking into chants of "four more years" after his speech on the National Mall. "Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," he said, USA Today reports....

'Good Catholic' Pharmacist Refuses to Fill Prescription

Rachel Peterson needed the medication to treat a miscarriage

(Newser) - Allegedly calling himself "a good Catholic male," a pharmacist in Michigan refused to fill a woman's prescription based on his belief that she would use the drug to abort a baby. In reality, Rachel Peterson needed the medication misoprostol to treat a miscarriage, the Detroit Free Press...

Pence to Marchers: 'Life Is Winning'

Kellyanne Conway promises 'new dawn for life' at March for Life

(Newser) - For the first time in the 43-year-long history of DC's annual March for Life, White House officials attended the event . Vice President Mike Pence promised the crowd Friday that "life is winning again in America," and noted that there is a "pro-life [majority]" in Congress. He...

SCOTUS Not Interested in Planned Parenthood Case

High court rejects NH anti-abortion group's push for docs related to gov't grant

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has rejected an anti-abortion group's bid to force disclosure of confidential Planned Parenthood and federal government records about a contract for family planning services in New Hampshire. The justices on Monday let stand a ruling that allowed the Health and Human Services Department to withhold some...

How a Pro-Life Film Hooked Pro-Choice Groups

Sital Kalantry explores 'It's a Girl'

(Newser) - Pro-choice and feminist groups are flocking to It's a Girl, a documentary about sex-selective abortions in China and India. But the film's director actually worked for a pro-life ministry, a fact that appears to have been carefully hidden, writes Sital Kalantry on Slate . Kalantry details how she became...

Abortion Foes March in DC
 Abortion Foes March in DC 

Abortion Foes March in DC

Boehner promises push to make abortion a 'relic of the past'

(Newser) - Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the steps of the Supreme Court today to protest the landmark decision that legalized abortion. The annual event took on added significance for many in the crowd because it coincided with the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The demonstrators, carrying signs...

Romney's Latest Bain Problem: Aborted Fetuses

Mitt may have been involved with controversial Stericycle deal

(Newser) - Another Bain Capital controversy for Mitt Romney: He may have still been involved with the private-equity firm when it invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal company that disposes of aborted fetuses, thus making it a target of anti-abortion activists. The Huffington Post first revealed the Romney-Stericycle connection, but...

It's Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade
 It's Time 
 to Overturn 
 Roe v. Wade 
rick santorum

It's Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade

And only Rick Santorum is serious about doing that: Rick Santorum

(Newser) - If you want a president who will actively fight to overturn Roe v. Wade, Rick Santorum is your man. As he explains in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece today, the other Republican candidates "simply check the pro-life box," whereas Santorum "fight[s] the battle in the trenches...

GOP Rep: Let's Fund Anti-Abortion Activists

Cliff Stearns' bill would help crisis pregnancy centers

(Newser) - Congressional Republicans have made it clear that they don't want to fund Planned Parenthood , but at least one thinks the federal government should be funding anti-abortion activists, Mother Jones reports. Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns introduced a measure that would provide federal funds to crisis pregnancy centers, clinics—often run by...

Ohio Considers 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

Move could outlaw procedure in as little as 18 days

(Newser) - Ohio lawmakers will introduce a bill today that would make it illegal to perform an abortion in the state once a fetus develops a heartbeat—something that can happen within 18 days of conception. The bill, which would be the harshest abortion restriction in the country, already has support from...

US Abortion Rate Stalls, May Be on Rise Again

After declining for years, a plateau has been reached

(Newser) - After falling for almost two decades, the number of abortions being performed in the US appears to have plateaued, possibly another consequence of the continuing recession. The abortion rate among US women has also stalled its decline, the Washington Post reports. A new survey out today found “essentially no...

Activist on Trial for Abortion Doc 'Wanted Posters'

Flip Benham denies posters are a threat

(Newser) - Is putting up "Wanted" posters with the names, photos, and address of doctors who perform abortions protected free speech, or a threat? A North Carolina court will be faced with that question when anti-abortion activist Flip Benham goes on trial today, charged with stalking and violating a new state...

The Truth About 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers'

Don't visit one expecting abortion counseling

(Newser) - Crisis pregnancy center: Sounds like a place where a woman with an unplanned pregnancy could discuss her options—all her options. But it’s not. Despite ads touting “free abortion alternatives,” you won’t hear discussion of the morning after-pill at these centers. Rather, enter a crisis pregnancy...

Would-Be Abortion Clinic Bomber Caught Via Facebook

FBI busts NC man who posted threats online

(Newser) - Want to bomb an abortion clinic, or anything, for that matter? Maybe don't advertise it on Facebook. A North Carolina man who described himself as "the Christian counterpart of Osama bin Laden" on his Facebook page faces 20 years in prison after Planned Parenthood alerted the FBI to his...

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