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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Sen. Lindsey Graham introduces abortion bill

Senator Lindsey Graham called on Senate leaders to allow a vote before the midterm elections on a proposal that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

By Jackie Kucinich  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Rand Paul warns abortion/science could lead to eugenics

Paul warned that the combination of abortion and scientific advances could one day lead to the practice of selecting desirable traits during procreation.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Campaign 2013, Campaign 2016, Rand Paul

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/10/2013

California expands early abortion access, defying national trend

California expands early abortion access, by allowing non-doctors to perform one specific procedure.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Rick Perry’s wife calls abortion a ‘woman’s right’

The first lady of Texas draws attention with a comment about abortion.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:07 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Abortion-rights groups challenge controversial Texas law in federal court Friday

The lawsuit challenges two aspects of a antiabortion law, which limits access to both surgical and medication abortions in the state.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:35 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Wendy Davis prepares to launch Texas gubernatorial bid next month

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is preparing to announce Oct. 3 that she will run for governor.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:19 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Wendy Davis

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Wendy Davis narrows choices to running for governor, reelection

The Democrat is riding off a wave of popular support following her hours-long filibuster in Texas.

By Ruth Tam  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/03/2013

Federal judge blocks Wisconsin abortion law through fall trial

A federal judge extended a preliminary injunction Friday blocking a controversial Wisconsin abortion law.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 07/29/2013

N.C. Gov. McCrory signs anti-abortion bill into law Monday night

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed legislation limiting abortion access into law Monday night.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:39 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 07/26/2013

N.C. Gov. McCrory vows to sign restrictive abortion bill

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) vowed Friday to sign a just-passed bill restricting abortions in his state

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:21 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion

Posted at 09:19 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Wendy Davis woos Texans at D.C. fundraiser

Wendy Davis hits up the D.C. fundraising circuit after her 12-hour stand against abortion restrictions

By Ruth Tam  |  09:19 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Majority of Americans favor restricting abortion at 20 weeks, according to new Post-ABC poll

A majority Americans support imposing limits on abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Judge temporarily blocks North Dakota's six-week abortion ban, calling it 'clearly unconstitutional'

A federal judge blocked the state's law banning abortions as early as six weeks after fertilization, ruling the measure cannot take effect until the legal challenge it faces is resolved.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Perry signs Texas abortion bill into law

The bill bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and forces abortion providers to have hospital-admitting privileges.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/14/2013

Reid open to vote on 20-week abortion ban

"I'm happy to take a look at this," he said.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/11/2013

North Carolina House passes abortion bill

The bill now heads to the state Senate.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Illinois Supreme Court: Girls under 17 must inform parents if aborting

IL Supreme Court approves enforcement of 1995 bill that requires parental notification for girls aborting under 17 years of age.

By Ruth Tam  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Passage of Texas abortion bill causes ire online and in person

Activists for and against the controversial Texas abortion bill take to Twitter and the state house to voice their opinions

By Ruth Tam  |  06:38 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013

McCrory threatens veto as N.C. abortion bill moves forward

Republicans in the state legislature could technically override any veto from McCrory, as both chambers have the three-fifths majorities necessary.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/07/2013

Rick Perry says special session can be 'in and out' in '10 days'

The governor expressed confidence a controversial abortion bill will soon win passage.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Scott Walker signs bill to tighten abortion restrictions in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Republican governor signed a measure to tighten abortion restrictions, as opponents vowed legal action.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/03/2013

North Carolina joins push for abortion restrictions, McCrory balks

North Carolina on Tuesday became the latest GOP-controlled state legislature to move toward restricting abortion rights, after a bill unexpectedly emerged in the state Senate.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Ohio Gov. Kasich signs budget with abortion restrictions

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Sunday signed into law a new state budget that includes a clause requiring abortion providers to attempt to detect a fetal heartbeart.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs new abortion restrictions into law

On Sunday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed new abortion restrictions into law as part of his state's budget.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  08:10 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/28/2013

After Wendy Davis derails Texas bill, Ohio becomes new front in abortion fight

The bill includes a provision requiring a doctor to attempt to detect a fetal heartbeat and inform the woman seeking the abortion about it.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ., aborion rights, abortion, Ohio, planned parenthood, Wendy Davis

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Obama slams antiabortion state laws in Planned Parenthood speech

President says recent action by some states represents efforts to "turn back the clock" on women's rights.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Is Obama bailing on Planned Parenthood because of Kermit Gosnell? Actually, no.

Is Obama bailing on Planned Parenthood's because of Kermit Gosnell? Actually, no.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Alabama becomes latest state to tighten abortion restrictions

The state joins North Dakota and Arkansas in passing stringent abortion laws this year.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Priebus: Media is covering up Planned Parenthood's support for infanticide

Priebus points to recent testimony by a Planned Parenthood representative who declined to say what should be done with a baby born after a botched abortion.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013

North Dakota passes Arkansas for strictest abortion law

The new ban would effectively ban abortions after about six weeks, and it comes less than a month after Arkansas banned them after 12 weeks.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Arkansas legislature overturns veto of late-term abortion ban

The legislature has also passed a bill that would outlaw most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:37 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Paul Ryan: The term “forcible rape” was “stock language”

Paul Ryan: The term “forcible rape” was “stock language”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:29 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, rape, ryan

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Paul Ryan: The term “forcible rape” was “stock language”

Paul Ryan said Monday that the phrase "forcible rape," which was included in a bill he co-sponsored last year, was “stock language” and that he agreed with its eventual removal from the bill.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:29 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, rape, ryan