Barbara Lyons

Three Texas Planned Parenthood Clinics Announce They Are Closing After Governor Perry Signs Legislation

Many thanks to Texas Governor Rick Perry for signing into law legislation that bans abortion after 20 weeks and places commonsense health and safety regulations on abortion clinics. The new law also requires a doctor who performs abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and requires a doctor to personally administer abortion-inducing drugs …

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Federal Judge Extends Temporary Restraining Order on Sonya’s Law

As you will remember, Sonya’s Law (now known as Act 37) was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker earlier this month. A portion of the law was immediately challenged in the Wisconsin Federal District Court by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin , Affiliated Medical Services and the ACLU of Wisconsin. Sonya’s Law contains two provisions. …

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Texas House Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban, Goes to State Senate

Remember pro-abortion Wendy Davis’ filibuster at the Texas statehouse on legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy? And remember the mob of angry pro-abortion activists that disrupted the legislative proceedings? All that craziness may have temporarily derailed the bill but Governor Rick Perry and the Texas state legislature are determined to get this …

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Obama Administration Makes Final Unacceptable Tweaks to HHS Mandate

On August 1, religious institutions and employers will be compelled to pay for coverage for contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs under the mandate issued last year by the Obama Administration. In an effort to convince people that the mandate really does protect conscience, final changes were just released. Churches and pro-life groups are not impressed and …

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Defending Sonya’s Law

Recently, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial Board interviewed Senate Leader Chris Larson on several issues, the first being abortion. The issue of contention is over a Republican sponsored bill that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound prior to the procedure. From the onset, it seemed fairly clear the freshman Senator was swinging outside …

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