From the Desk

“Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice,” Richard Dawkins tweeted. These words by themselves are probably shocking and offensive. Many pro-life advocates would be put off at even just the sight of the word “abort.” So let …

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Abortion rates lowest since 1973

Increased awareness and preventative measures resulted in a 13 percent decline in abortion rates over 4 years Many would argue that abortion has not had a national stage like the one it boasts of today since the days of Roe v. Wade in 1973 when the practice was legalized in …

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News media falls short on abortion case

Headlines — Instead of appearing on the front pages of newspapers where it belonged, Gosnell’s crimes against the unborn went largely uncovered by the media. Maria Cabello, Creative commons

The lack of coverage of Kermit Gosnell’s abhorrent crimes at his abortion clinic was a poor performance by the media As you thumbed through the latest newspapers or scrolled down the news feeds on your laptop, you probably did not see the name Kermit Gosnell in the headlines until recently. …

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News Briefs

Sen. Garrett’s Proposed Abortion Bill Defeated Republican Virginia Sen. Thomas Garrett proposed a bill Jan. 9 that would have ended tax-funded abortions in Virginia, specifically aborting the severely disabled. According to Garrett’s press release, an 8-7 vote by the Committee of Education struck down the bill in the Virginia Senate. …

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Forty years ago, Roe v. Wade was born

Last week marked the anniversary of a significant event in our nation’s history. I wonder, though, just how many of us stopped to pay attention. The event was none other than the Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade. And now, 40 years after the fact, abortion on demand remains …

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Abortion bill on Gov. McDonnell’s desk

Achieved — Del. Kathy Byron said she and her colleagues held strong and passed the bill in the face of harsh criticism. Photo provided

Virginia’s legislature passed a new abortion regulation March 1, and the bill is now awaiting Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature to become law. The bill updates the preexisting Informed Consent law that was championed by then-Delegate McDonnell in 2001. Representing the 22nd District Del. Kathy Byron sponsored the new bill to …

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Abortion regulations approved

New legislation causes controversy The Virginia Board of Health approved emergency temporary abortion clinic regulations on a 12-1 vote Thursday, Sept. 15, in response to legislation passed earlier this year by the General Assembly. These stringent regulations, if approved by all relevant parties involved in the executive branch review process, …

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Kansas to stop insured abortions

ACLU not going down without a fight The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas took a stand against new Kansas legislation that will ban women from filing abortions on insurance plans. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, Aug. 30, has caused political uproar because this is the first restriction against abortion …

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