Domestic News: In Maryland, Americans United for Life are coming to the aide of crisis pregnancy centers. County and City municipalities have been passing recently requiring crisis pregnancy centers from posting explicitly that they do not perform abortions and additional requirements in some areas. On Tuesday, the AUL filed a brief regarding the Fourth Circuit case Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. In North Carolina, choose life license plates will soon be available. The license plates cost $25 extra and $15 of that goes to the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship. Pro-life legislators in Maine were hopeful about some new pro-life legislation being proposed. This week, all three bills were defeated in the House. The legislation would have established a 24 hour waiting period and beefed up parental consent laws.
International News: The Czech Republic scrapped legislation that would have required the nation to pay for abortions from people from other EU nations. According to LifeNews:
The Alliance Defense Fund submitted a legal opinion last month to the Czech Republic Ministry of Health, dispelling misconceptions that European law requires the country to offer such abortions.“No government must offer abortions simply because pro-abortion advocates demand they be provided. Neither European nor international law requires the Czech Republic to offer abortions,” said ADF Legal Counsel Roger Kiska, who is based in Europe. “The Czech Parliament made the right decision to derail this bad and unpopular legislation.”