Vermont Senate approves pro-abortion constitutional amendment

Vermont Senate approves pro-abortion constitutional amendment

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The Vermont Senate voted for the second time last week to approve a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would enshrine abortion as a constitutional right in the state. Proposal 5 seeks to ensure abortion in Vermont remains legal and on-demand throughout pregnancy in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Proposal 5 was approved in a vote of 26 to four on April 9, and will now go to the House, although the House doesn’t plan to vote until next year. It has until the end of the 2022 legislative session to pass the amendment and if it does so, the amendment will then go before Vermont voters in the 2022 general election.

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Joe Biden Will Overturn Trump’s Pro-Life Rule Defunding Planned Parenthood of  Million

Joe Biden Will Overturn Trump’s Pro-Life Rule Defunding Planned Parenthood of $60 Million

Joe Biden is rapidly becoming the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history as he takes multiple actions to expand abortions and force taxpayers to subsidize them.

On Wednesday, the Biden administration released a rule that will force taxpayers to fund the abortion industry through the Title X family planning program.

The rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will end a pro-life regulation that President Donald Trump put in place to ensure Title X grants are not used to subsidize the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

Because of Trump’s action, Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups left the program, choosing to prioritize abortions over actual health care. 

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Pro-Life Students Nationwide Will Wear Pro-Life T-Shirts to Stand Against Abortion

Pro-Life Students Nationwide Will Wear Pro-Life T-Shirts to Stand Against Abortion

It was 1913 when the U.S. Navy began issuing t-shirts to sailors to wear under their uniforms. Seven years later, in his novel This Side of Paradise, the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald first used the term “t-shirt” in print, according to RealThread.com.

Republican presidential candidate Thomas Dewey’s 1948 campaign created one of the first-ever slogan t-shirts with the saying “Do it With Dewey.”

By the 1970s, rock bands began emblazoning t-shirts with their logos, fueling a trend that has never gone out of fashion.

So it’s fitting that National Pro-Life T-Shirt day was originally a project of Rock for Life, an organization I co-founded in 1993 when I married my two passions – Christian punk music and pro-life – to start a series of concerts to raise awareness of the abortion issue among young music fans.

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City of Blue Hill in Nebraska becomes 25th in nation to outlaw abortion

City of Blue Hill in Nebraska becomes 25th in nation to outlaw abortion

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this guest post are solely those of the author and are not necessarily reflective of Live Action or Live Action News.

The City of Blue Hill, Nebraska (pop. 941), has become the 25th city in the nation and the second city in Nebraska to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing abortion within its city limits. The vote of the Blue Hill City Council was a unanimous 3-0 vote. Although one council member was absent for part of the meeting and missed the actual vote, he was supportive of the decision of his City Council and proud to stand with the council’s three “Yes” votes.

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Nevada suicide prevention advocate comments on assisted suicide bill.

Nevada suicide prevention advocate comments on assisted suicide bill.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Richard Davis, who is a senior and a suicide prevention advocate commented on the Nevada assisted suicide bill in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on April 13, 2021. Davis comments on the Nevada suicide rate by stating:

Currently, Nevada has the highest national rate of senior suicides in the nation. One of the top reasons many seniors give for desiring assisted suicide is not untreatable pain or lack of dignity in dying, but the feeling that they are a burden.

Assembly Bill 351 which would legalize assisted suicide in Nevada, sends the message to seniors who are living with chronic conditions that they are an unnecessary burden to their families and communities.

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Arizona Legislature Passes Parental Rights Bill to Stop Schools From Pushing Sex on Kids

Arizona Legislature Passes Parental Rights Bill to Stop Schools From Pushing Sex on Kids

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A slim majority of Arizona lawmakers today affirmed a parent’s fundamental right to educate and guide the upbringing of their own children. The Arizona House passed SB 1456, sponsored by Sen. Nancy Barto, along party lines – all 31 Republicans voted in favor of parental rights, 28 Democrats voted against parental rights, and one Democrat was absent and did not vote.

The battle for authority over who will teach sex education and when got heated as some lawmakers argued for government control and voted against transparency of curriculum. That prompted Representative Jacqueline Parker to ask, “Why is everyone so afraid of parents being aware of what their children are being taught?”

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Indiana Legislature Passes Pro-Life Bill Saving Babies From Abortion

Indiana Legislature Passes Pro-Life Bill Saving Babies From Abortion

An Indiana bill that would ensure mothers receive information about the abortion pill reversal procedure before going through with an abortion has passed the state legislature.

The Indiana House approved the bill in a final vote Wednesday and sent it to Gov. Eric Holcomb, a pro-life Republican, for his signature, WFYI Indianapolis reports. The vote was 62-25. It passed the state Senate by a strong majority earlier this month.

Sponsored by state Rep. Peggy Mayfield, R-Martinsville, House Bill 1577 would require abortion facilities to inform mothers about the abortion pill reversal procedure, which can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and may save her unborn baby’s life.

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100 Republicans Tell Joe Biden: Don’t Force Americans to Fund Abortion and Planned Parenthood

100 Republicans Tell Joe Biden: Don’t Force Americans to Fund Abortion and Planned Parenthood

Over 100 Republicans signed and sent a letter to President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to not suspend and revise the Protect Life Rule in order to prevent Title X funds from being used for abortion.

The Tuesday letter was led by Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn in the Senate and Kansas Rep. Ron Estes and North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx in the House and signed by over 100 Republicans. In the letter, they explain that suspending or changing the Compliance With Statutory Program Integrity Requirements rule, otherwise known as the Protect Life Rule, would be opening it up to federal funding of abortion instead of its purpose of “voluntary family planning projects.”

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Appeals court rules in favor of Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban

Appeals court rules in favor of Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban

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A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Ohio can enforce its ban on discriminatory abortions due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals was divided on the issue but ultimately sided 9 to 7 in favor of the 2017 law that imposes criminal penalties on abortionists who commit abortions with the knowledge that the abortion is being carried out due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome or the possibility of such a diagnosis. Anyone who does so could be charged with a fourth-degree felony. The court determined that the law did not create a substantial obstacle to a woman’s ability to get an abortion, despite the arguments of groups that sued to block the law.

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143 Babies Born Alive After Abortions, Left to Die. Nancy Pelosi Won’t Allow Vote to Protect Them

143 Babies Born Alive After Abortions, Left to Die. Nancy Pelosi Won’t Allow Vote to Protect Them

Representative Kat Cammack (R-Fl.) was joined today by Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House Whip, and Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) in filing a discharge petition to attempt to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote.

House members began lining up to sign the petition Wednesday afternoon.

President Biden and his abortion allies in his administration and Congress have demonstrated that there is not even one pro-life measure they could support—even refusing to require rendering medical care to an abortion survivor.

“The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 619, is reasonable legislation that would protect a baby born alive following an abortion,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. 

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College Student Dies After Taking the Abortion Pill, Where Are the Feminists?

College Student Dies After Taking the Abortion Pill, Where Are the Feminists?

Last December NRL News Today reported that Argentina had passed a law legalizing elective abortion, fulfilling a campaign promise made by the country’s president.

Yesterday, ACI Prensa, the world’s largest Spanish-language Catholic news organization and the partner of the Catholic News Agency, reported that a 23-year-old student in the town of La Paz in Mendoza Province, Argentina, had died April 11 after undergoing a chemical abortion.

In a terrible irony, the Biden administration chose this week to do away with FDA regulations  requiring that abortion pills be distributed in person by certified health care providers from authorized hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.

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Hawaii governor signs law allowing non-physicians to commit abortions

Hawaii governor signs law allowing non-physicians to commit abortions

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Hawaii Governor David Ige signed into law a controversial bill that will allow non-physicians to commit abortions. The law went into effect immediately.

According to ABC News, Hawaii only allowed physicians to commit abortions prior to this, but due to a shortage of doctors on the Hawaiian islands, the state will now change the rules to allow APRNs (advanced practice registered nurses) to commit first-trimester abortions, including administering the abortion pill and carrying out D&C or aspiration abortions.

Both the abortion pill and aspiration abortion carry risks, and the abortion pill has been found to be four times more dangerous than first-trimester surgical abortion for women.

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House Republicans Seek to Defund UN Agency Over Abortion Concerns

House Republicans Seek to Defund UN Agency Over Abortion Concerns

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Andrew F. Kazmierski
United Nations in Manhattan.

The UNFPA partners with China, and Rep. Roy alleged that the organization is complicit in China’s population control program where women have reportedly endured forced abortions and sterilizations.

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Texas’ highest criminal court tosses death sentence of Raymond Riles, state’s longest-serving death row inmate

Texas’ highest criminal court tosses death sentence of Raymond Riles, state’s longest-serving death row inmate

Raymond Riles has been on Texas’ death row longer than anyone else, first sent there in 1976. Despite several execution dates being set, he has repeatedly been deemed mentally incompetent to be put to death, instead lingering on the row and the prison’s psychiatric units for more than 45 years. At one point, he set himself on fire and was hospitalized for months.On Wednesday, the Texas Court of

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Pope Francis Hails St. Teresa of Ávila as Exemplar of Courage and Spiritual Motherhood

Pope Francis Hails St. Teresa of Ávila as Exemplar of Courage and Spiritual Motherhood

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St. Teresa of Avila.

When she was nearly 40, Saint Teresa experienced profound changes within her own soul in contemplative prayer, and remarkable visions that seemed to come from God.

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Democrats Lie About Abortion to Try to Make Americans Fund Killing Babies

Democrats Lie About Abortion to Try to Make Americans Fund Killing Babies

Before her retirement last year, former congresswoman and House Appropriations Committee chair Nita Lowey (D., N.Y.) said it was her “fervent wish” that Congress remove “once and for all” the Hyde amendment. Hyde and similar riders, which for decades enjoyed bipartisan support, have prevented taxpayer funding of abortion-on-demand. Hyde, Lowey said, “deserves to be in the dustbin of history.”

The current chair, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D., Conn.), has promised to make good on Lowey’s wish. Appropriations requests are due in the House by the end of this month; President Biden’s budget is expected shortly after. The president has already signed one significant piece of legislation that rejected Hyde.

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Feminists Open Online Abortion Clinics to Kill More Babies With Abortion Pills

Feminists Open Online Abortion Clinics to Kill More Babies With Abortion Pills

A growing number of abortions are not happening “between a woman and her doctor” anymore.

Once a common phrase among abortion activists, it has given way to demands for more abortion access and calls for the elimination of health and safety regulations.

Now, a growing number of abortions start with a woman and a computer screen — or, posing as a woman, an abusive boyfriend or sex trafficker – and no doctor’s visit at all.

Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups have been selling abortion drugs via telemedicine for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic gave them an excuse to expand. Telemedicine involves “meeting” with an abortionist via webcam before receiving abortion drugs from a nurse or a remote-control drawer.

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France didn’t vote on euthanasia bill. Latvia rejected euthanasia.

France didn’t vote on euthanasia bill. Latvia rejected euthanasia.

This article was published by Bioedge on April 11, 2021.

By Michael Cook, the editor of Bioedge
France National Assembly

France: A bill to legalise euthanasia was smothered by delaying tactics in the French Parliament this week.

The bill was a personal initiative of Olivier Falorni, a deputy for the parliamentary splinter group Libertes et Territoires (“Freedom and Territories”). He says that the law would put a stop to a national “hypocrisy” because French residents often travelled to Belgium or Switzerland for assisted suicide. He claims that French doctors are already performing 2,000 to 4,000 euthanasia every year – but secretly.

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Spanish Parliament passes euthanasia bill. Law may be challenged to Spain’s Constitutional Court.

Spanish Parliament passes euthanasia bill. Law may be challenged to Spain’s Constitutional Court.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Spanish parliament passed the euthanasia bill with a vote of 202 to 141 (2 abstentions). The Vox party has stated that it will challenge the euthanasia law before Spain’s Constitutional court.

On March 15, Portugal’s Constitutional Court rejected a similar euthanasia bill that was passed by Portugal’s parliament on January 29.


The lower house approved the bill even after the Spanish Bioethics Committee unanimously rejected the proposed bill in their October 6 report which stated:

The bill is invalid not only because it decriminalizes euthanasia as an exception to the general rule requiring life to be protected, but also because it recognizes death as a right that can be incorporated into the list of public health benefits, the committee noted.

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Conservative Party of Canada re-affirms opposition to (MAiD) euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Conservative Party of Canada re-affirms opposition to (MAiD) euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) re-affirmed their opposition to (MAiD) euthanasia and assisted suicide at this weekend’s online policy convention.

John Paul Tasker reported for CBC news that the CPC convention voted on two policies concerning MAiD and upheld their opposition to medical killing. Tasker reported:

Delegates also rejected a modification to the policy book that would have changed the party’s stance on medical assistance in dying — swapping the statement that the party would not support any legislation that would “legalize euthanasia or assisted suicide” for one that says it would oppose “the extension of euthanasia and assisted suicide” to minors and people living with “psychological suffering.”

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Australian nurse “Angel of Death” will not face criminal charges for killing a patient, but loses nursing license for two years.

Australian nurse “Angel of Death” will not face criminal charges for killing a patient, but loses nursing license for two years.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Maura Kathryn Bannister

An Australian nurse who refered to herself as the “angel of death” lost her nursing license on March 19 but will unlikely face criminal charges.

On March 10, the Queensland (Australia) Civil And Administrative Tribunal of the nursing and midwifery board of australia, in the Bannister case decided to:

disqualify her from applying for registration as a health practitioner for a period of two years from the date of this decision, and

prohibit, under the National Law s 196(4), from providing any health service for a period of two years from the date of this decision.

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Loneliness and isolation. Have you called an elderly friend or family member today?

Loneliness and isolation. Have you called an elderly friend or family member today?

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

I have written about the cultural epidemic of loneliness and isolation and I have explained how loneliness and isolation leads to a higher level of deaths by euthanasia (MAiD). Now that Ontario, and other jurisdictions, have moved back to being “locked-down,” will we experience more depression and hopelessness based on cultural loneliness?

CTV medical correspondant, Avis Favaro, reported on a group of teenagers from the Upper Canada College, Bishop Strachan School, Havergal and Bayview Glen who are participating in a virtual pen pal program. Favaro reports:

The program, called Pandemic Pals or Pan Pals for short, has students connect with seniors in long-term care homes via phone and Zoom calls in an effort to combat loneliness brought on by lockdowns in the province.

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Nunavut mental health crisis: Assisted death provided, mental health treatment not provided.

Nunavut mental health crisis: Assisted death provided, mental health treatment not provided.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Nunavut

Beth Brown reported for CBC news that the care of people with mental health concerns in Nunavut was not considered during the Bill C-7 debate, the recently passed bill that expands Canada’s euthanasia law to include people with mental illness. 


Brown is reporting on a meeting organized by the Embrace Life Council in Nunavut to discuss Bill C-7.

Brown interviewed Kylie Aglukark the Embrace Life Council President who is concerned that people in Nunavut are currently being sent away to receive treatment. Aglukark states:

“We’re required already to leave the territory to access basic services,” Aglukark said.

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Beyond C-7 and death on demand — competent choice is the new frontier, or death with no demand

Beyond C-7 and death on demand — competent choice is the new frontier, or death with no demand

Gordon Friesen

By Gordon Friesen, EPC board member
http://www.euthanasiediscussion.net/

Euthanasia has two faces in Canada. The first is Voluntary Euthanasia, which is a practice based upon the assumed right of an individual to control his, or her, own destiny. Medical Assistance in Dying, on the other hand (as defined in Quebec Bill 52, 2014), is a benign medical procedure, objectively indicated in cases involving “intolerable suffering” and “irremediable decline”.

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Psychiatrist and disability leaders react to Canada’s expansion of euthanasia

Psychiatrist and disability leaders react to Canada’s expansion of euthanasia

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Omar Sachedina and Brooklyn Neustaeter published an article for CTV news concerning the reaction of proponents and opponents to Bill C-7, after it passed.

The two interviews of concern were with Jewells Smith, the Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and Psychiatrist, Dr John Maher.

Smith stated that expanding assisted dying in Canada concerns racialized and disabled communities based on inadequate community supports. Smith said:

“It’s a lot cheaper for the government to offer medical aid and dying than to offer the services people with disabilities need to live full lives,” Jewells Smith, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, said in an interview from B.C.

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