A three-judge panel has ordered that a public referendum be held on a new Missouri abortion law that bans abortions after eight weeks. The referendum application was originally submitted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) but quickly denied on June 6 by Missouri’s Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft.
Ohio lawmakers are considering legislation requiring public schools to develop a science-based curriculum with the ultimate goal of promoting “a culture of life” and achieving an “abortion-free society.” The law would also prohibit school officials from referring a student to an abortion clinic.
Most people don’t know this, but early feminists—including suffragette Susan B. Anthony—were deeply opposed to abortion. A surprisingly honest Saturday Night Live sketch from a couple of years ago captured the shock of a group of progressive young ladies, who when they meet Anthony are shocked to learn her less-than-progressive views on a woman’s so-called right to choose.
Canadian police are investigating two separate incidents of theatre owners receiving death threats because they scheduled screenings of Unplanned, a pro-life movie which tells the story of Abby Johnson leaving her job with Planned Parenthood to become a spokesperson in the pro-life movement.