Abortion

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Pope Francis Allowing Priests To Absolve Women Of ‘Sin Of Abortion’

Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the “sin of abortion” if they repent with a “contrite heart.”

09/01/2015

A sign hangs in the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America on Dec. 7, 2001 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Anti-Abortion Group To Release More Planned Parenthood Videos

The founder of the Center for Medical Progress told CBS News his group has up to a dozen more videos featuring top Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales.

07/16/2015

A sign hangs in the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America on Dec. 7, 2001 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

AP Survey: Abortions Decline In Nearly All States, 12 Percent Nationwide Decrease

Nationwide, the AP survey showed a decrease in abortions of about 12 percent since 2010.

06/07/2015

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GOP House Measure Would Block Local D.C. Abortion Rights Law

Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage Thursday that would revoke a local District of Columbia law barring discrimination against workers who have abortions, the latest clash pitting claims of religious freedom against reproductive rights.

04/30/2015

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Sen. Rand Paul Won’t Spell Out Abortion Ban Exceptions

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What exceptions, if any, should be made if the procedure were to be banned?

04/08/2015

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Democrats Block Trafficking Bill Over Abortion Dispute

Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure.

03/17/2015

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Attempt to Repeal Abortion Ultrasound Law Fails in Senate

A Republican-controlled state Senate committee has defeated an attempt to repeal a 2012 law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure first.

01/29/2015

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Virginia Bill Would Outlaw Abortions After 20 Weeks

A Virginia Republican lawmaker is advocating for a bill that would make it illegal to perform an abortion on a woman who has been pregnant for 20 weeks or longer.

01/23/2015

Anti-abortion activists march past the Capitol Building to mark the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Pushes Abortion Bill Through House

By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage.

01/22/2015

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House GOP Abruptly Drops Debate On Abortion Bill

House Republicans cut planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and Democrats left them short of votes.

01/22/2015

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