Roe v Wade
A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law “clearly invalid and unconstitutional.”
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.
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.
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.
North Dakota lawmakers moved Friday to outlaw abortion in the state by passing a bill defining life as starting at conception.
In an address to the annual pro-life, anti-abortion March for Life protestors, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) stated that the removal of taxpayer funds for abortion is one of his top goals for the year.
Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to protest the landmark decision that legalized abortion.
Pope Benedict XVI takes to Twitter to offer support to the anti-abortion protesters who will march in Washington, D.C., Friday.
Abortion opponents are marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling with a push for yet more restrictions after a string of legislative victories narrowing access to the procedure.
As the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade approaches, 63 percent of Americans still support the ruling for a woman’s right to an abortion – but many younger people are unaware of the historic case.