Life in the Law: MAY/JUNE

NATIONAL HEADLINES

  • Monthly wrap-up of successes and setbacks in the national pro-life movement.
    • Click here for the article on Kansas, Ohio and Texas.
    • Click here for the article on Virginia, Utah, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
  • In March, Utah governor Gary Herbert signed into law a new requirement that women seeking an abortions must wait 72 hours between an initial consultation with a health professional and obtaining the abortion.
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  • In May, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law measures to prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer funds.
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  • In May, an Oklahoma district court judge declared that a law regulating the distribution of RU-486 was unconstitutional.
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  • Tens of thousands of people participated in more than 150 religious freedom events organized by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.
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INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

  • International NGOs and local politicians are advocating for the end of all restrictions on abortions in Botswana.
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  • In May, South Korea reported that it had seized more than 17,000 health supplement capsules smuggled into the country from China since August 2011. It was determined that these capsules contained tissue from dead fetuses.
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  • A baby in Vietnam whom doctors believed to have severe abnormalities was aborted only to be born alive with no abnormalities and then die.
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  • A Supreme Court judge in British Columbia struck down a ban on physician-assisted suicide in June.
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