UPDATE: BDF is filing amicus briefs in HHS lawsuits across the country exposing how Obamacare's HHS "preventive health" Mandate ignores serious health risks to women, including stroke, heart attack, breast cancer, HIV and more.
The USA Today editorial board concluded that the Obama administration's so-called contraceptive mandate "not only crossed the line. It galloped over it." Learn more about this religious liberty violation, and read our official comment to HHS addressing (1) material cooperation with evil still required under the so-called accomodation, and (2) the science showing that the mandated drugs are capable of terminating human life.
Read about the federal district court victory upholding the constitutionality of the Arizona 20-week abortion restriction to protect the health of women and the lives of unborn children who are capable of feeling pain. BDF is legal consultant to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who argued the case against the ACLU and CRR representing 3 late-term abortion providers. Read the decision, the transcript of the oral argument, the statute, and learn about the November 5, 2012 oral argument.
The innovative "Signs of Hope" legislation drafted by Bioethics Defense Fund has been enacted for the first time, and is now in development at the Louisiana Department of Health. The law requires abortion clinics to post 16 x 20 signs that give women information about their rights and alternatives, and features a web address that converts to a mobile format when it is accessed by an iPhone or any mobile device.
Studies show that 64% of American women felt pressured into abortion, and that they often don't know their rights and alternatives. The "Signs of Hope" inform women that they can't be forced to abort, that the father must provide child support even if he's offered to pay for the abortion, that adoptive parents may pay costs of prenatal care and childbirth, and that there are many agencies able to help the women during and after the pregnancy.
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