Missouri has fined a major insurance company $4.5 million for violating state laws regarding insurance coverage of autism spectrum issues and for covering elective abortions.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Tuesday the $4.5 million settlement with Aetna, said to be the largest fine the state has ever doled out for insurance law violations.
What does Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, share on social media? Some of their posts may surprise you.
1. The only person who matters, when having an abortion, is "me."
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The Foundation for African Heritage, a coalition of non-governmental organizations in Nigeria, has pushed back against suggestions by a United Nations organization that the pregnant women and girls rescued from Boko Haram be allowed to undergo abortions, which is illegal in most cases under local law.
Nigeria's This Day Live reported that FACH's Sonnie Ekwowusi described the suggestions to legalize abortion by the United Nations Population Funds as 'unconscionable, inhuman and scandalous.' He said that what the girls need instead is real healthcare, social welfare and counseling services that will help them be reintegrated and re-absorbed in the society.
Ekwowusi added that the women, kidnapped from various villages during Boko Haram's raids, have suffered 'unspeakable trauma, dehumanisation and violence' at the hands of the Islamic militants, and it would be wrong to subject them to the 'traumatic, violent-wrecking and life-threatening' abortion process. more >>
On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law a legislative measure that requires a 48-hour waiting period following a counseling session with a licensed medical professional – before an abortion can be performed.
Abortion advocates have predictably tried to portray this as a step backwards for women, that Tennessee is "out of the mainstream" in regards to abortion rights. In reality, Tennessee has now joined the majority of the states on this issue.
Tennessee has become the 27th state with a law that requires a waiting period. The constitutionality of these types of waiting periods has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Given these facts, it is obvious Tennessee has pursued a path that is neither unconstitutional nor is it out of the mainstream. more >>
Pro-Life Future "is a national, grassroots initiative" stemming from Students for Life of America. The April 30 press release for the group, which had a successful launch in Chicago, says it "will be a national grassroots program for young pro-lifers." Students for Life of America, as the name suggests, has many student initiatives.
This new program will provide graduates with resources for working towards the goal of ending abortion in their cities and communities.
As Brendan O'Morchoe, the Director of Pro-Life Future, mentions, the program "will start with leaders that have already been trained as students who work to support and reinforce the great pro-life work already happening in our cities." more >>
Two high schools in North Dakota have reversed course and will now allow for pro-life student groups to form at their facilities.
Fargo North High School and Davies High School, both of the Fargo Public School District No. 1, will now formally recognize two Students for Life Club chapters.
In a statement posted Wednesday on the Students for Life's website, Fargo North sophomore Brigid O'Keefe, a student who had attempted to set up an SFL chapter, said she was grateful for the school's decision. more >>