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Volume 14
No. 6
September, 2020

Candidates and Parties--Polarized on Abortion as Never Before

The US presidential and congressional elections are in full swing and the risks for the unborn have never been more menacing. The Democratic Party platformunder the leadership of presidential candidate Joe Biden, is the most extreme pro-abortion yet, supporting federally funded abortions up to birth, opposing restrictions on dangerous abortion-inducing drugs, vowing to oppose and fight federal and state laws “that create barriers to women’s reproductive health and rights”, and overturning President Trump's Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy.
Despite recommendations by pro-life Democrats, the platform calls for a “repeal of the Hyde Amendment” and the codification of “the right to reproductive freedom”. The Democratic Party has abandoned its previous position of making abortions “rare” and completely ignores the conscience rights of medical personnel.   
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has voiced support for removing the Hyde Amendment
from funding bills if Democrats maintain control of the House resulting in the abandonment of a 40-year compromise between Democratic and Republican Members of the House to not use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion.
President Trump and the Republican Party remain committed to protecting the lives of unborn children, preserving the Hyde Amendment and stopping federal funding for abortion. President Trump’s core priorities for a second term-- “Fighting For You!”--includes a commitment to “Protect unborn life through every means available.” The Republican Party platform specifically supports bans on abortions at 20 weeks, abortions based on sex or handicap, and on dismemberment abortions. It calls for abortion clinic safety regulations, an end to experimentation on human embryos, and an end of taxpayer dollars for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.   

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In this Issue

Focus on the US
Biden's “Build Back Better”—Deadly for Unborn Babies
Candidates and Parties—Polarized on Abortion as Never Before 
President Reaffirms Pro-Life Commitment
What Pro-Abortion Organizations Expect from a Biden Administration
President Trump—Saving Lives Before and After Birth
Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Expansion
Pro-Life Leaders Thank President Trump
Funding withheld for Fetal Tissue Research
International Organizations
US Pushes Back on UN Criticism of State Pro-Life Laws
UN Secretary General Assures NGOs of Abortion Support
COE Commissioner--Slovak Lawmakers Should Reject Pro-Life Bill
Legislative News
Kenya: Pro-Lifers Put Hold on Abortion Bill
France: Parliament Approves Allowing Abortion on Demand Up To Birth
Czech Republic: Government Again Rejects Euthanasia
Executive News
Italy: Health Minister Approves DIY Abortion Drug
Argentina: Bill to Legalize Abortion Delayed until 2021
South Korea: Ministry Drafting Recommendations to Legalize Abortion´╗┐
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