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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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Supreme Court Refusing To Allow Ariz. To Enforce Restrictions On Abortions

The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on drug-induced abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.

12/15/2014

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High School Principal Rejects Proposal From Students Who Want To Create Anti-Abortion Club

A high school principal is facing criticism after rejecting a proposal from students who wanted to create an anti-abortion club.

11/13/2014

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