Republican lawmakers advance pro-life bills across the country (and other stories)

A roundup of news from across the interwebs.

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EU member states are condemning Poland’s constitutional ban on eugenic abortions, highlighting the increasing tension between more socially conservative nations and the dogmatic progressivism of many Western countries.

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As the Trudeau government firehoses billions of dollars in every direction, they still have cash for their favorite projects—abortion overseas and the LGBT agenda. They just announced $15 million in funding for the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund. That’s what Canadian taxpayers get to pay for.

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Canadian Indigenous leaders are pushing back against the expansion of Canada’s assisted suicide regime in a powerful open letter, which Trudeau’s Liberals will be sure to studiously ignore.

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Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Lee stated recently that biological males should not be permitted in female sports. “I do believe that transgenders participating in women’s sports will destroy women’s sports,” he said. “It will ruin the opportunity for girls to earn scholarships. It will put a glass ceiling over women that hasn’t been there in some time. I think it’s bad for women and women’s sports.” Predictably, the Democrats and the media are damning him as a bigot.

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A proposed Tennessee law would allow fathers to file injunctions to prevent mothers from aborting their children. Critics suspect that if passed, it would be unlikely to survive a court challenge.

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From the Catholic Philly:

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. H.R. 18 — the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021 — would make the long-standing Hyde Amendment permanent and keep in place similar provisions to ensure no federal dollars are used to pay for abortion and health plans that include abortion….Smith’s bill, which was introduced Feb. 5 and has over 130 co-sponsors, also would permanently prevent the federal government from funding abortions; codify the Smith Amendment, which prohibits federal employee health care plans from funding abortion; prohibit federal funding of abortion in several other federal programs throughout government agencies; and ensure that the Affordable Care Act conforms with the Hyde Amendment.

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Some good news from Kentucky Today: “Some 45 abortion clinics across the U.S. ceased performing the procedure in 2020, according to a recent report published by Operation Rescue, a pro-life advocacy organization. About half of these clinics provided surgical abortion, while the others provided abortion pills, which facilitate chemical abortions, the report said.”

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Florida Republicans have proposed a law banning abortion after twenty weeks, which would reduce the current 24-week cut-off by a month. The law has a good chance of passing and landing on the governor’s desk.

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Ilyse Hogue, the NARAL head who once announced her own abortion to thunderous applause at the Democratic National Convention, has stepped down after eight years at the help of one of America’s most prominent abortion orgs. Her successor has not yet been named.

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More soon.

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