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State Advances Bill For Surprise Inspections Of Abortion Clinics

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX, March 4 (Reuters) - Arizona lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed measure on Tuesday that would allow unannounced inspections of licensed ...

Oklahoma House Passes New Abortion Restrictions Bill

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to ...

White House Threatens Veto Of House Abortion Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is threatening a veto of legislation that would permanently ban federal funds for abortion. In a stateme...

Laura Bassett

GOP Congressman: Limiting Abortion Creates Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Democratic opponents of a new anti-abortion bill moving through the House of Representatives criticized Republicans on Wednesday for fast-tracking a s...

State To Close Critical Abortion Clinic

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

FemCare, said to be the only North Carolina abortion clinic to remain open following the recent passage of a controversial abortion bill, had its lice...

Governor Signs State's Controversial Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a restrictive anti-abortion bill into law, CNN reported on Monday. The bill first passed the state's Sen...

'Despicable': Official Claims He Saw Urine, Bags Of Feces Ahead Of Abortion Debate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) claims he saw protesters with bottles of urine and bags of feces at the state capitol as lawmakers were wrapping up ...

Hey Republicans, These Things Have Nothing To Do With Lady Parts!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over abortion rights has a tendency to be awkwardly crammed into some strange legislative territory. Republican lawmakers in North Carolina ...

State GOP Prepares Final Push On Controversial Abortion Bill

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas Senate committee has pushed through new abortion restrictions, setting up a Senate vote expected before the weekend. With th...

Jennifer Bendery

Texas Abortion Bill Author Argued No Health Care For Unborn Because 'They're Not Born Yet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R), the author of the radically anti-abortion bill making its way through the Texas Legislature this ...

State Senate Votes On Restrictive Abortion Measure Tacked On To Anti-Sharia Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

North Carolina's state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a second reading of a measure placing tougher restrictions on abortion after Republicans in the le...

House Takes Up Far-Reaching Anti-Abortion Bill

Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday make their most concerted effort of the year to change federal abo...

Contentious Bill Gets Revised After Rape Controversy

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have modified a tough anti-abortion bill to include exceptions for rape and incest after the GOP sponsor of the l...

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...

Contentious Abortion Measures May Drive Wedge In GOP

Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Abortion-rights advocates and political observers say a series of measures in the North Carolina General Assembly adding new restrictions for the proc...

Controversial Abortion Bill Moves Forward

The Sacramento Bee | Torey Van Oot | Posted 06.10.2013 | San Francisco

A proposal to let medical professionals other than doctors perform an early abortion procedure advanced Tuesday in the Assembly. Assembly Bill 154, b...

GOP Lawmakers Advance Stricter Abortion Measure

AP | CHET BROKAW | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

PIERRE, S.D. -- A measure that in some cases could extend what is already the longest abortion waiting period in the U.S. won final approval Thursday ...

State Senate Advances Stringent Anti-Abortion Measure

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO and MICHAEL STRATFORD | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to prohibit most abortions if a heartbeat is detected, ignoring warnings from opponents that b...

Michigan Gov Signs Abortion Clinic Limits

Detroit News | KAREN BOUFFARD AND CHRISTINE MACDONALD | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill requiring that abortion clinics be licensed but will veto another that would have required Blue Cross Blue Shield o...

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Remains Open

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's only abortion clinic was open Monday after a federal judge temporarily blocked a law from being enforced that the...

Denying Women Their Rights, Criminalizing Doctors

Anu Kumar | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Having been successful in creating onerous barriers to abortion -- technically still a legal procedure in the United States -- at the state level, anti-abortion activists continue their assault.

Tennessee Abortion Bill Is Dangerous

Neon Tommy | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Neon Tommy

The Tennessee anti-abortion bill is yet another assault on women's rights, because yes, they are rights ever since the Supreme Court decided so in Roe v. Wade. This country has had this argument already. Why does it need to have it again?

Highs And Lows Of Florida's 2012 Legislative Session

Posted 03.12.2012 | Miami

Get ready to see Geico ads on your nature hikes through state parks and to be able to dye your poodle pink: The Florida Legislature wrapped up its 201...

GOP Lawmaker Backs Down On Controversial Ultrasound Bill

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Alabama state Sen. Clay Scofield (R) backed off a provision Monday that would have forced women to submit to transvaginal ultrasounds before getting a...

PRENDA: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

PRENDA, the so-called "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act," would have a chilling effect on reproductive choice for every woman in this country.