Family Research Council reported yesterday:
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Most of us would like to forget that March afternoon when President Obama signed his health care agenda into law. It’s difficult to see those “reforms” as anything but a stinging defeat for our nation – but from it, new victories are springing up! In fact, the local response has been so overwhelming that USA Today dedicated a front-page story to the pro-life legislation that’s spreading like wildfire through the states.

Indeed, here are excerpts from that April 26 USA Today story

Dozens of states are passing or debating new restrictions on abortion, a trend fueled in part by passage of the nation’s new health care law….
This year, particularly in the past couple of weeks, it’s really turned into a free-for-all on trying to restrict abortions,” said Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute….
So far, 2010 has been “very successful,” said Mary Spaulding Balch of the National Right to Life Committee.

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The most significant legislation, both sides say, is a NE law signed by the governor this month that would ban most abortions at the 20th week of pregnancy based on a new rationale that the fetus feels pain….
At least 22 states have bills to increase counseling or waiting periods; 18 states have bills to expand the use of ultrasound, Nash said….
TN lawmakers last week passed a bill that would ban abortion coverage in any plan sold through its exchange. It applies even if premiums were paid with private funds because public funds would help run the exchange, said the bill’s sponsor….

[Photo of Obama signing the healthcare bill via the Associated Press; photo of NE Gov. Dave Heineman preparing to sign his state’s fetal pain bill also via the Associated Press]

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