Archive for the ‘Parental involvement’ Category

Guttmacher Institute Updates Summary of US Abortion Laws

The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization started by Planned Parenthood, has updated its annual survey of abortion laws in the United States.  You can view it here.  I occasionally dispute the characterization of a law, but find it to be a good starting point for research.

Marco Rubio to introduce CIANA

Here’s a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about Marco Rubio’s plan to introduce CIANA (the Child Interstare Abortion Notification Act).  http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/02/senator-rubio-to-introduce-nrlc-backed-child-interstate-abortion-notification-act-ciana/ Teresa Collett (president of University Faculty for Life) and I have testified before congressional hearings in support of CIANA. Richard M.

House committee approves CIANA

Here is a Lifenews story on the House Judiciary Committee vote to approve the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/27/house-panel-oks-bill-to-stop-secret-abortions-on-teenagers/ The Act would make it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines to circumvent a state law requiring parental involvement in the minor’s decision to have an abortion. UPDATE: Here is a […]

House hearing on CIANA

Here is a LifeNews story about today’s hearing on CIANA (the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act). http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/08/hearing-minor-girls-taken-to-other-states-for-secret-abortions/ Here is a link to commentary on CIANA from Bill Saunders and Mary Harned.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/08/congress-must-pass-ciana-to-protect-minor-girls-from-abortion/ CIANA, according to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has introduced CIANA in each Congress since 2005, would make it a federal crime to transport a minor across state […]

New British Data on Abortions on Minors and Abortions Due to Fetal Anomaly

A new report of British abortion statistics is discussed in this Zenit article. According to the Zenit article, “In 2010, 482 babies with Down syndrome were aborted. Ten of these were over 24 weeks old. Another 181 were aborted due to a family history in inherited disorders. In total, there were 2,290 abortions in 2010 […]

study demonstrates that parental notice laws reduce abortion rates

Michael New recently published a study that demonstrates that parental notice laws reduce abortion rates by 15%. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/28/study-pro-life-parental-notification-laws-reduce-abortions-15/ Richard M.