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Arizona School Board Votes To Get Rid Of Textbook Pages That Discuss Abortion

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

An Arizona school district is making sure that students are not educated about abortion in biology class. This week, Gilbert Public Schools’ gov...

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...

Laura Bassett

New Bill Threatens Abortion Providers With Life In Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Doctors in South Dakota could face life in prison for performing virtually any abortion procedure under a new bill proposed by a Republican state lawm...

Laura Bassett

Historic Pro-Choice Bill To Be Introduced In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Following an unprecedented three-year wave of state legislative attacks on abortion and family planning services, a group of Democratic lawmakers in t...

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...

Judge Blocks New Wisconsin Abortion Law

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday evening to block enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who...

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 ...

Anti-Abortion Measure Sparks Concern

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — A phrase declaring that life begins "at fertilization" tucked into new abortion legislation in Kansas is creating concern among a...

Laura Bassett

New Restrictive Abortion Bill Could Close Most Of State's Clinics

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) vowed in December to make abortion in Texas "a thing of the past," and Republican state legislators obliged him on Tuesday b...

GOP-Controlled Legislature Passes Strict Abortion Measure

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Monday to ban abortions after 20 weeks o...

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...

State's Only Abortion Clinic On The Brink

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Health officials have inspected Mississippi's lone abortion clinic, the first step in a process that could lead to its closure ...

Utah Passes Stricter Abortion Measure

Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY--Utah's Republican governor signed a law extending a required waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours on Tuesday, ...

Idaho Votes On Strict New Abortion Measure

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho--The Idaho Senate on Monday approved a measure requiring women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound befo...

House Bill: Docs Must Describe Fetal Pain To Mother Before Abortions

Posted 03.01.2012 | Miami

The Florida House of Representatives has approved a bill prohibiting abortions after the fetus has attained viability -- often reached around 24 weeks...

Judge Makes Decision On Texas Abortion Law

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge on Monday upheld the Texas law requiring women to have a sonogram before having an abortion, saying an appeals c...

Stringent Abortion Measure Stirs Controversy

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker on Wednesday touted the importance of the fetal heartbeat as an indicator of life as he urged a legislative pa...

Controversial Anti-Abortion Bill Advances In Ohio

Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS (Reuters) - The Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as ea...

Finally, A Win For Planned Parenthood

AP | CHARLES WILSON and DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is not allowed to cut off Planned Parenthood's public funding for general health services solely because the organization...

Roe v. Wade: 38 and Under Attack

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Thirty-eight years after Roe gave America's women the right to plan for their families and control their reproductive health, this tenet of modern American rights is under assault.

Cook County Judge To Rule On Illinois Parental Notification Law

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County Circuit Court judge is expected to make his ruling today on whether to lift a restraining order on an abortion law. A 1995 Illinois law...

Lynne Slepian, Widow of Slain Abortion Doctor, Praises Tougher Penalties

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The widow of a doctor who was shot to death in his New York home in 1998 by an abortion protester said Thursday the new state la...

State Gets Go-Ahead To Enforce Controversial Teen Abortion Law

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just hours after a state board voted Wednesday to allow the enforcement of a long-debated Illinois law requiring a teenage girl's pare...