States Fighting for Life

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by Kristine Christlieb  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  April 20, 2022   

Saving babies, one bill at a time

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The Left's war on unborn children is being fought in state legislatures, and abortion legislation is becoming a good litmus test for how a state will lean in November. 

In tonight's In-Depth Report, Church Militant's Kristine Christlieb tells us which states are siding with life and which are siding with death.

Five governors have signed laws cracking down on child-killing within their states' borders. Those states are Florida, Oklahoma, Arizona, Idaho and Wyoming.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.: "We are here today to protect life."

On Thursday, Florida's Catholic governor, Ron DeSantis, signed a 15-week abortion ban into law.

The law only makes an exception if the mother's health is at risk or a fatal fetal abnormality is detected. It goes into effect on July 1. 

Last week, Oklahoma made it a felony to perform an abortion, punishing offenders with a $100,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.

Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Okla.: "I promised Okalahomans that I would sign every pro-life bill that hit my desk, and that's what we're doing here today."

Arizona's law, signed by Republican governor Doug Ducey, a Catholic, bans abortion after 15 weeks.

The new law requires doctors to report abortions they perform after the cut-off period — the exceptions intended to save the life of a mother.

If they violate the law, physicians could face felony charges and have their Arizona medical license suspended.

But many states are taking a different route, strengthening so-called abortion rights, should Roe be overturned by the Supreme Court.

On the West Coast, liberal California says it wants to become a "sanctuary" for women nationwide who seek abortions. In late March, fake Catholic governor Gavin Newsom signed a law eliminating women's out-of-pocket costs for abortion.  

Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif.: "We share so much more in common than our damn politicians allow for us to consider."

Vermont's state Senate introduced an amendment to the state's constitution that, if passed, would make abortion a constitutional right. 

   

En route to the governor's desk in Maryland is a bill requiring funding to teach health professionals to perform abortions.

Republican governor of the so-called "Free State," Catholic Larry Hogan, identified as pro-life in the past, but Maryland pro-lifers aren't holding their breath.

Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.: "I happen to be personally opposed to abortion, and I believe states do have rights to pass some reasonable restrictions, but certainly in this case, this bill in Texas seems to be a little bit extreme." 

As Roe is threatened by the Dobbs case before the Supreme Court, proponents of life and death are shoring up their defenses should Roe fall.

The Guttmacher Institute, an organization that supports child-slaughter, found that in 2020, chemical abortion accounted for over half of U.S. abortions.

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