2011 Press Releases


National Right to Life PAC and Nebraska Right to Life PAC will oppose Sen. Ben Nelson for Re-Election


WASHINGTON – The political arm of the nation’s largest pro-life organization, the National Right to Life PAC (NRL PAC), today joined with the Nebraska Right to Life Political Action Committee in announcing that both organizations will oppose Senator Ben Nelson (D) for re-election in November 2012 general election. Both National Right to Life and Nebraska […]

Groundbreaking Study Finds that Many Patients in a “Vegetative State” are Misdiagnosed


WASHINGTON – A study published today in the British medical journal The Lancet found that “…a population of patients exists who meet all the behavioural criteria for the vegetative state, but nevertheless retain a level of covert awareness that cannot be detected by thorough behavioural assessment.” The study, “Bedside detection of awareness in the vegetative state” raises significant […]

Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D. statement on the gains made in the 2011 state legislative session


The following statement may be attributed to Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., National Right to Life director of state legislation: National Right to Life and its network of state right-to-life affiliates saw tremendous gains during the 2011 state legislative session. With the passage of the ground-breaking Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, laws that protect teen daughters […]

District Judge Enjoins Ultrasound Requirement in North Carolina


Other life-saving provisions of Woman’s Right to Know law take effect tomorrow GREENSBORO, N.C. – Today, U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles issued a ruling enjoining the “Right to View” provision of North Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know” law from taking effect. The remaining provisions of the law will take effect tomorrow. The law was enacted […]

National Right to Life Applauds U.S. House Approval of Protect Life Act


Slams President Obama for Threat to Protect Abortion Subsidies with Veto WASHINGTON –  By a bipartisan vote of 251-172, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Protect Life Act (H.R. 358), a bill to nullify the multiple abortion-expanding provisions of the 2010 federal health care law (“ObamaCare”). On October 5, Secretary of Health and Human […]

U.S. House takes up Protect Life Act on October 13!


WASHINGTON (October 6, 2011) — The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up the NRLC-backed Protect Life Act (H.R. 358) on or about Thursday, October 13, 2011. This bill would correct the numerous abortion-expanding provisions of the federal health care law (“ObamaCare”) enacted in early 2010. The bill, sponsored by Congressman Joe Pitts […]

What Are They Afraid Of?


Pro-abortion groups file suit against North Carolina “Woman’s Right to Know” law  WASHINGTON – Today, pro-abortion advocates in North Carolina (including two Planned Parenthood affiliates) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina seeking to block the North Carolina “Woman’s Right to Know” law from going into effect.  The […]

National Right to Life Responds to Unborn Pain Study


WASHINGTON – Today, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life groups and more than 3,000 local chapters, responded to a study on unborn pain published yesterday in the journal “Current Biology.” The following may be attributed to Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., NRLC director of state legislation: This study focuses […]

U.S. District Court for Idaho Holds Hearing on Challenge of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act


WASHINGTON – Today, a hearing was held in the U.S. District Court for Idaho in a challenge to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The judge will announce his ruling next week. Passed earlier this year by overwhelming majorities in the state legislature, the Act protects unborn children capable of feeling pain from an abortion. […]

Law Protecting Unborn Children Capable of Feeling Pain Challenged in Idaho


WASHINGTON – An Idaho law protecting unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion has been challenged in the U.S. District Court for Idaho. A hearing on a request for a temporary restraining order is scheduled in federal district court for September 8. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed by the Idaho state legislature […]