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President Barack Obama speaks at the Planned Parenthood Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on April 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘A Woman May Not Even Know That She’s Pregnant At Six Weeks’

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women’s health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide, and singled out the GOP-governed states of North Dakota and Mississippi for criticism.

04/26/2013

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, presents his budget plan during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ryan: ‘We Don’t Want A Country Where Abortion Is Simply Outlawed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012 and an abortion opponent, said Thursday that anti-abortion activists should try to build a broad coalition and find common ground with supporters […]

04/12/2013

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Va. Assembly OKs McDonnell’s Bid to Bar Abortion Coverage

By a single Senate vote, the General Assembly accepted Gov. Bob McDonnell’s amendment denying abortion coverage to people who buy policies through Virginia’s federally funded health insurance exchange.

04/03/2013

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Amendment Bars Abortion in Virginia, Federal Exchange

Insurance policies that cover abortions couldn’t be purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia under an amendment Gov. Bob McDonnell offered Monday to recently passed legislation.

03/26/2013

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North Dakota Gov Signs Bill Banning Abortions If Fetal Heartbeat Is Detected

Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation Tuesday that that would make North Dakota the nation’s most restrictive state on abortion rights, banning the procedure if a fetal heartbeat can be detected — something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

03/26/2013

Anti-abortion protesters attend the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

North Dakota Lawmakers Define Life As Starting At Conception

North Dakota lawmakers moved Friday to outlaw abortion in the state by passing a bill defining life as starting at conception.

03/22/2013

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Cuccinelli Likens Fight to Ban Abortions to Outlawing Slavery

Virginia Democrats pushed two deeply emotional hot buttons Tuesday in the state’s gubernatorial race, slamming Republican Ken Cuccinelli for equating the nation’s bloody reckoning over slavery with today’s anti-abortion movement.

03/20/2013

Anti-abortion protesters attend the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

North Dakota Lawmakers Considering Outlawing All Abortions

North Dakota lawmakers who approved what would be some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are now considering outlawing all abortions.

03/19/2013

Anti-abortion protesters attend the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

North Dakota Senate Passes Bill To Become First State To Ban Abortions Based On Gender Defects

The North Dakota Senate has passed a measure would make the state the first to ban abortions based on genetic defects such as Down syndrome.

03/15/2013

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Va. Officials Want More Feedback on Abortion Clinic Regulations

The Virginia Board of Health is conducting another public hearing on new abortion clinic regulations. The hearing is set for Tuesday in Alexandria. A hearing was held last Thursday in Richmond.

03/12/2013

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