The latest figures made available by the Texas Department of State Health Services indicate that 63,849 abortions were performed in the Lone Star State during 2013. These figures represent a decrease of 4,449 since the 2012 report, which showed that 68,298 abortions were performed in Texas that year.
Tens of thousands of pro-life supporters engaged in prayerful protests at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics across the country on Saturday. During the nationwide prayer events, which took place from 9 to 11 a.m. local time, an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 people gathered in front of more than 350 Planned Parenthood facilities located in 47 states.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that Colorado baker Jack Phillips illegally discriminated in refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.
In an interview with The Daily Signal, an online news publication of the conservative Heritage Foundation, Abby Johnson — the ex-director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan, Texas, who has become an outspoken pro-life activist — revealed some of the worst aspects of Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue donation process.
On August 7, leaders of Ministers Taking a Stand, a group of Black Christian pastors headed by Bishop E.W. Jackson, founder of Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia, sent a letter to Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, asking that a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger be removed from all National Portrait Gallery exhibits.