Abortion

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4 Md. Abortion Clinics Shut Down, 3 Docs Suspended

Four affiliated abortion clinics in Maryland have been shut down, and three doctors have had their licenses suspended after a patient died at one clinic and regulators found lax procedures at all four.

06/05/2013

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GOP Questions IRS Scrutiny Of Anti-Abortion Groups

When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the IRS asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational.

05/22/2013

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US Rep. Cramer Criticized For Linking Legalized Abortion To School Shootings

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer is defending comments he made this month linking legalized abortion with school shootings.

05/21/2013

A new Gallup poll asked respondents how other fellow Americans feel about abortion: 51 percent of U.S. adults said they think the public is mostly “pro-choice,” while 35 percent said “pro-life” stances held the majority. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Poll: Americans Incorrectly Believe ‘Pro-Choice’ Dominates US Abortion Views

More than half of Americans misjudge the country’s views on abortion, believing incorrectly that the U.S. public is predominantly “pro-choice.”

05/15/2013

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ginsburg: Roe v. Wade Gave Abortion Opponents a Target

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she supports a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion, but feels her predecessors’ landmark Roe v. Wade ruling 40 years ago was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target.

05/12/2013

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D.C. Abortion Bill Introduced in Senate

A Republican senator from Utah has introduced a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

05/08/2013

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Philly Abortion Murder Trial Makes National Impact

For weeks, jurors in Philadelphia heard grim testimony about deaths and squalor at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s inner-city abortion clinic. While they listened, the murder case reverberated far beyond the courtroom, changing — at least for the moment — the tone of the national debate on abortion.

05/04/2013

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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