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Thursday, April 8, 2010

State news review

Lots has been happening at the state level recently.
On Monday, the California-based pro-life advocates at Live Action will release more undercover footage of abortion "counselors" lying to clients.
Michigan Senator Bart Stupak, who led a coalition of pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives during the health care battle but has been criticized for agreeing to an executive order, may not run for re-election.
In Minnesota, where citizens pay for abortions through state taxes, the rate of taxpayer-funded abortions has dropped 4%. This is in spite of the economic downturn, which we would expect to cause an increase. The likely answer is Michigan's Positive Alternatives program, which provides medical, social, and child care services to mothers with financial need.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has cut taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, reversing the policy of his predecessor.
The Oklahoma legislature has re-passed, and the governor has re-signed, three pro-life measures. The measures had earlier been passed in a single bill, but a court ruled that the procedure needed to be revised in order to comply with the state's one-subject rule. The new laws protect freedom of conscience, regulate RU-486, and ban sex-selection abortions.

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