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Mission statement for the national right to life

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Mission Statement for the National Right to Life Committee Ultimately, such organizations are seeking for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Additional goals: Reduce the number of abortions Raise awareness, generate sympathetic public opinion
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HB 2 in Texas
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Abortion Fight in Texas In June 2013, the Texas Legislature attempted to pass a controversial abortion bill Its provisions: Requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital Requires abortions to occur in ambulatory surgical centers Prohibits most abortions after 20-22 weeks
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Wendy Davis Filibuster Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) makes national headlines by filibustering this bill Talker Texas Senator - From The Daily Show , June 26, 2013 Why a filibuster?
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Filibuster Aftermath and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Gov. Perry called another special session in which the bill promptly passed Opponents of the bill filed a federal lawsuit, arguing that the bill’s provisions constituted an “undue burden” The admitting privileges requirement later took effect, causing the number of abortion clinics to fall from 41 to about 20; the exact number has fluctuated
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Supreme Court Rules in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that both abortion laws constitute “undue burdens” (see an excerpt from the majority opinion on the next slide) This ruling is considered the most consequential since Casey
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Supreme Court Ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt “We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes. Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access, and each violates the federal Constitution” (Justice Stephen Breyer, majority opinion ).
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The Abortion Fight Today
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Abortion and the Trump Administration Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump spoke in opposition to abortion This issue was one of many that led people to attend the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 It also led to controver sy over whether to includ e pro-life feminists
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President Trump Addresses the 45 th Annual March for Life, Jan. 2018 Following the election of Donald Trump, the pro-life movement has felt emboldened On January 19, 2018, President Trump becam e the first president to address the march via satellite.
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What about Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination? Senate confirmation hearings are underway in September 2018 for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s choice to replace Justice Kennedy "‘All bets are off’ f or Kavanaugh on abort ion policy." From PBS News Hour, August 23
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