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Rick Scott Signs Harsh Abortion Bill Into Law

AP | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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

nation.time.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Rep Tells Woman She Should Have Carried Brain-Dead Fetus To Term, Just In Case

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

At a congressional hearing Thursday on an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told a ...

Laura Bassett

Eight Men Consider Bill To Restrict Women's Reproductive Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

An all-male panel of House lawmakers considered a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy across the United States, with...

Court Strikes Down Controversial Abortion Ban

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency. The 9th ...

Harsh Abortion Laws Under Fire

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

FARGO, N.D. — Abortion rights activists on Wednesday filed the first of what they expect will be several legal challenges to laws recently appro...

Rivals Ready For Battle Over Contentious Abortion Measures

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

-- Rival legal teams, well-financed and highly motivated, are girding for court battles over the coming months on laws enacted in Arkansas and North ...

GOP Senate Candidate Who Cussed Reporter: 'He Absolutely Had It Coming'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Baumgartner, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Washington state, said he has no regrets about telling a reporter to "go ...

The Importance of Choice

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Hayley Rose Horzepa

After being raped by two men when I was just fifteen years old, I understand the value of choice. Maybe that's because I never had one. The trauma I e...

Woman Files Nation's First Lawsuit Against Fetal Pain Abortion Ban

AP | By REBECCA BOONE | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho -- An eastern Idaho woman has filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit in the nation to directly challenge the constitutionality of...