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Happy New Year! Are you ready to represent life in 2015? As a movement, we are starting out the year in a strong position: The majority of Americans do not support abortion on demand, we’ve put a pro-life majority in Congress, and more pro-life laws were put in to place in 2011 – 2013 than in the entire previous decade! It’s going to be a great year!

According to US News & World Report, there are a number of areas to keep your eyes on in the coming months. States have made major headway banning abortions after 20 weeks, the time at which pre-born infants can feel pain. More states will be hoping to enact this lifesaving law in 2015. Additionally, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mitch McConnell67%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard67% has promised to take up a federal bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. Laws pertaining to the safety, or lack thereof, of abortion clinics have also proven to be effective in protecting women and the unborn. 73 abortion clinics closed their doors in 2014 due to their inability to comply with basic safety regulations. In this area, however, pro-aborts are vigorously fighting back which means the courts will be deciding in 2015 whether or not abortion clinics must play by the same rules as other surgical facilities. One way abortion providers have skirted around surgical abortions has been to improperly use the abortion pill, RU-486, to induce abortion; even going so far as to monitor patients through a webcam instead of being present to assist with any emergencies. Considering the number of deaths due to the misuse of RU-486, it should come as no surprise that laws are being passed requiring the drug to be used exactly as it was intended. Look out for more states addressing the issues of RU-486 and webcam abortions in 2015.

Planned Parenthood has released their 2013-2014 annual report which shows that while abortions are down across the country, the abortion giant actually performed more abortions last year. Susan B. Anthony List has a must-see fact sheet that breaks down the most important take-aways from the report, including:

– Taxpayer funding accounts for 41% of Planned Parenthood’s overall revenue.

– In 2013, abortions made up 94% …read more    

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