Over 100 abortion restrictions were implemented across America last year, leading to a US abortion group labelling the year 2021 as the “worst year for abortion rights” since the US Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v Wade.
An estimate of 10,000 babies have been saved from abortion since the Texas Heartbeat Act came into effect. This comes as the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases in regards to this law last month. Last week the Court ruled that the law is to remain in place, but that abortion facilities are also allowed to file a lawsuit against the law, which could halt it in the state.
TV personality, Megan McCain, has called out US President Joe Biden for his support for abortion policies, whilst claiming to be a devout Catholic. The co-host of ABC's The View expressed her belief on the show that the President is currently “walking a fine line” between the two positions.
The charges against a peaceful pro-life advocate in Missoula, Montana, for obstructing access into an abortion clinic, have been dismissed after it was pointed out that the charges were unconstitutional.
Texas state House has approved a bill that would ban abortions once the baby's heart begins to beat. The bill was passed with a 81-63 vote, and returned to the Texas Senate, who gave the final approval last week. The bill was passed onto pro-life Governor Greg Abbott, who signed it into law on 19th May. The policy is expected to take effect on 1st September this year.
Despite President Joe Biden decidely coming behind a pro-abortion agenda in America since his inauguration in January, eight abortion restrictions and bans have been implemented over six states between January and March of this year.
In recent years, celebrities have started to wear a “1973” themed necklace to commemorate the year the Supreme Court legalised abortion in America. In response to this fashion trend, mother and fashion designer Carla D'Addesi, has created her own fashion brand “Culture of Life 1972” (COL1972) with their own “1972” inspired jewellery to commemorate the last year America enjoyed a culture of life.
Benjamin Watson, a super-star American football athlete and Super Bowl champion, has released a new documentary on abortion, hoping to produce empathy and understanding in viewers on the abortion debate.
The Life Institute has hit out at Canadian Prime Minister's after he called for Ireland to legalise abortion, saying that "Justin Trudeau should instead move to repeal Canada's disgusting and inhumane abortion laws which permit abortion until birth and fail to protect babies who have survived abortion."
David Daleiden, the investigator who rocked the international abortion industry with his videos exposing US abortion giant Planned Parenthood's grisly practise of selling baby parts, has won a major victory in a Californian court. Daleiden has been hailed as a hero by the global pro-life movement, and this latest vindication of his work to expose the horrors of the abortion industry was warmly welcomed.
The New York Times is not usually known for giving a hearing to a pro-life point of view so it was refreshing to see an insightful and intelligent article slamming the political view that says abortion is especially needed for poorer women. As the author writes: “It’s also patronizing, and patently dishonest. Of course unplanned pregnancy presents challenges. But it doesn’t have to lead to economic failure. Abortion is society’s easy way out — its way of avoiding grappling with the fundamental injustices driving women to abortion clinics.”