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Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, announced during the March for Life rally Friday that he has launched the first pro-life caucus in the U.S. Senate.

Montana Sen. Steve Daines Launches Pro-Life Caucus in Senate

Daines told the thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the National Mall, “I have a very exciting announcement to share with you here today. I’m very proud to announce that I have founded the first-ever pro-life caucus in the United States Senate.”

Anti-abortion activists rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol to condemn the use in medical research of tissue samples from aborted fetuses, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Senate to Vote on Bill Blocking Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

A vote this week on the measure – as hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists descend upon the nation’s capital during the March for Life – would mark the first time the Senate has voted on this legislation.

Anti-abortion activists from around the US gather in Washington, DC January 19, 2018 for the annual 'March for Life.' / AFP PHOTO / Eva HAMBACH (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: 75% of Americans Say Abortion Should Be Restricted

“As in past years, this poll shows that the pro-choice label on the abortion issue is simply insufficient,” said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson. “The majority of Americans – in both parties – support legal restrictions on abortion.”

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Hillary Clinton Joins NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Push for Very Late-Term Abortions

Additionally, the bill eliminates any concept that an unborn baby is a “person.” The legislation ends criminal penalties for self-abortion and – in the case of an unborn baby who is the victim of a homicide – defines “person” as “a human being who has been born and is alive.”

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Planned Parenthood Erects Billboards Urging Women to ‘Say Abortion’

“Planned Parenthood envisions a culture where abortion access is understood as a basic human right, an essential part of health care and a normal part of life,” said Dr. Jill Meadows, medical director for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, in a statement.

Yes campaigners jubilate as they wait for the official result of the Irish abortion referendum, at Dublin Castle in Dublin on May 26, 2018. - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hailed a 'quiet revolution' on Saturday as this traditionally Catholic country looked set to liberalise some of Europe's strictest abortion …

Ireland to Begin Legal Abortions January 7

Chris Fitzpatrick, a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at the Coombe hospital, wrote at the Irish Times that the push to start performing abortions is undermining clinical and safety concerns.

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Flipped Vote of Ohio GOP Senator Allowed Kasich Veto of Heartbeat Bill to Stand

Republican state Sen. Bill Beagle flipped his vote on the measure when it was time to vote on overriding the veto. Beagle had previously voted to pass the bill in committee and then again, later, when it was on the floor of the state Senate. Despite his previous votes in favor of the measure, however, he said it failed to meet his “higher standard” for overriding Kasich’s veto.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing November 10, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the Cavaliers to honor their 2016 NBA championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ohio Senate Fails to Override John Kasich Veto of Heartbeat Bill

Outgoing Gov. John Kasich has echoed the sentiments of Planned Parenthood and Democrats, referring to the “Heartbeat Bill” as unconstitutional. He has said he did not want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending the bill in court.

Senator Claire McCaskill, in her last live interview as a U.S. senator, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's abrupt and apparently not very well planned announcement of the departure of U.S. troops from Syria.

Outgoing Claire McCaskill Blames Abortion Activists for Loss: ‘Shut Up!’

The Democrat blasted abortion proponents Thursday during an episode of the New York Times’ The Daily podcast after Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise pointed to McCaskill’s possibly being seen as waffling on abortion rights as a reason for her loss to pro-life Republican Josh Hawley.

New Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen made her first appearance on The View, where she told the hosts Planned Parenthood is a “transparent” healthcare organization in which abortion accounts for only three percent of its services.

Planned Parenthood President: ‘I Have Seen Too Many Preventable Deaths’

A 2017 study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, found that Planned Parenthood depends primarily on its abortion-centered business model – and is not a significant provider of medical care in the United States, despite its self-promotion as an “irreplaceable” and “life-saving” healthcare provider, as Wen professed.

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Planned Parenthood President Fails to Mention Its Main Service Is Abortion

The organization’s most recent annual report for 2016-2017 shows Planned Parenthood continues to perform over 320,000 abortions per year while offering minimal services, such as ultrasounds during pregnancy, and other necessary services needed by low-income pregnant women who want to have a healthy baby.

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Where Life Won and Lost in 2018 Midterms

The pro-life movement gained victories both with ballot measures and in the U.S. Senate, but Democrat control of the House will present a fierce challenge.