anti-abortion

Lawmakers Look To Ban Abortion Procedure

Feb 16, 2018

The Florida Legislature is looking to impose new restrictions on abortion. A measure that would ban a common procedure passed a divided House committee Thursday.

Remember those billboards on the highway imploring drivers to "choose life"? Florida lawmakers want to fund them with taxpayer dollars. A bill that would cement contracts with pro-life pregnancy centers is heading to the Governor’s desk.

He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.

Florida may agree to permanently fund anti-abortion pregnancy centers under a bill passed by the Republican-led House.

`Pregnancy Support Services' Bill Divides Senators

Nov 8, 2017

A Senate panel on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill that would place into law a program that seeks to dissuade women from having abortions.

House Approves Bill Funding Anti-Abortion Centers

Apr 6, 2017

Florida taxpayers soon could fund anti-abortion pregnancy centers thanks to a bill that has passed the Republican-led House.

Trump Expands Anti-Abortion Ban To All U.S. Global Health Aid

Jan 25, 2017
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President Donald Trump has massively expanded the ban on providing federal money to international family planning groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information to all organizations receiving U.S. global health assistance.

It's a policy battle that has been playing out over three decades.

In 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan imposed an anti-abortion rule — known as the "Mexico City policy" after the city where he announced it. The rule blocked federal funding for international family planning charities unless they agreed not to "promote" abortion by, among other actions, providing patients with information about the procedure or referrals to providers who perform it.

Delegates at the Republican convention in Cleveland have approved the strongest anti-abortion platform in the party's history. But groups that oppose abortion — groups that lobbied for the strong language — are far from unified.

In fact, following last month's Supreme Court decision reaffirming a woman's right to abortion, leaders of a movement known for speaking largely with one voice are showing some surprising disagreement.

A federal appeals court has rejected a request to block a West Palm Beach ordinance banning amplified sounds outside health care facilities, the News Service of Florida reports. In 2013, anti-abortion activists filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the ordinance, which bars sounds from loudspeakers and the like from within 100 feet of any health-care facility's property lines, the News Service reports.