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North Dakota 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Blocked By Court

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday permanently blocked a North Dakota law that banned most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early ...

Laura Bassett

GOP Lawmaker Makes Very Puzzling Abortion Argument | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

As the Wisconsin State Assembly debated a GOP-backed bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Democrats chastised their colleagues across th...

Republican Leaders Plan House Vote On Late-Term Abortion Ban

AP | Alan Fram | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are planning a House vote next week on a bill banning late-term abortions after dropping a requirement that rap...

Kansas Becomes First State To Ban Common Form Of Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a bill Tuesday that made his state the first to ban a procedure used for most second-trimester abortions. The...

Kansas Legislature Passes First-In-The-Nation Abortion Procedure Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The Kansas state House passed a law Wednesday that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure used in 8 percent of abortions performed in the sta...

The 20-Week Abortion Bans

Women's Rights News | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Women's Rights News

This legislation not only attacks women's rights, but it discriminates against people with low income and impedes other healthcare services as well.

The Secret History Of The GOP's New Abortion Ban

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Just hours after the newly Republican Congress was sworn in on January 6, Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a bil...

The Hidden War in El Salvador

Salil Shetty | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Salil Shetty

Scratch beneath the surface of apparent peace in El Salvador and you will find a hidden war being waged. A war that does not involve guns or troops but one that has still resulted in the unnecessary deaths and disability of thousands and the incarceration of others. A war being waged against women and girls.

Rick Scott Signs Harsh Abortion Bill Into Law

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Under a new law, abortions will be illegal in Florida at any point in a woman's pregnancy if her doctor determines that the...

In Response to Amb. Cathy Russell

Janet Benshoof | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Janet Benshoof

Ambassador Russell's call for rescuing the nearly 300 Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram and then sending them to school ignores reality.

South Carolina House Advances 20-Week Abortion Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., March 19 (Reuters) - South Carolina's Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a bi...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Arkansas' 12-Week Abortion Ban

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Friday struck down Arkansas' attempt to ban most abortions beginning 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, say...

Albuquerque Smacks Down Abortion Ban

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A closely watched, first-of-its-kind proposal to ban late-term abortions in New Mexico's largest city was trailing in early...

The Next Abortion Battleground | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

National groups collide in New Mexico's largest city as residents weigh the first municipal ban of late-term abortions in the U.S. ...

City Abortion Bans: Is Your Town Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

On November 19th citizens of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will vote on the first city-level 20 week abortion ban in the United States.

Laura Bassett

Lindsey Graham On Abortion Ban: 'Nothing Bad Is Going To Happen' | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the United States unl...

Laura Bassett

20-Week Abortion Ban Gains Key Sponsor | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) plans to introduce a bill next week that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to the Washington...

Abortion Restrictions Follow Telemedicine Health Care Advancement

Religion News Service | Kimberly Railey | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The war over abortion is going digital. Missouri last month joined six other states that have enacted bans on abortion by telemedicine this y...

Nation's Strictest Anti-Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge

Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics

By JAMES MacPHERSON, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion...

Danielle Schlanger

20-Week Abortion Ban DOA In Senate, Dems Say | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A group of Democratic Senators made clear on Wednesday that a House Republican bill prohibiting women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception ...

When an Extreme Agenda Wins, Women Lose

Cecile Richards | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

These bills are more than staggering. They have nothing to do with protecting women. They will not promote health care. They are dangerous, they are extreme, and women are already paying the price in states where they have been enacted.

Boehner's Half Right on Women, and the Polls Prove It

Martha Burk | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters the GOP's abortion ban that passed the House 228-196 on Tuesday won't change the party's relationship with women. He's half right. It won't change the party's relationship with women, because women already hate the GOP.

Trent Franks Fundraises In Wake Of Rape Remark

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Since Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) claimed earlier this week that it's incredibly rare for women to become pregnant from rape, he has been under fire f...

1 in 3: Beatriz, Mounting Barriers to Abortion and the American Experience

Deb Hauser | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Deb Hauser

For months Beatriz's government turned a blind eye to the advice of her doctors. Never mind that she would die without the opportunity to end her pregnancy, or that the fetus she carried was unviable. Never mind that she was already the mother of a young child.

Laura Bassett

All-Male Panel Advances Controversial Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary subcommittee voted on Tuesday to expand Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) proposed D.C. abortion bill to apply to the wh...