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Judge Definitively Blocks Florida Abortion Law

LEGAL | Aug 20
A federal judge on Thursday definitively blocked a Florida abortion law to prevent state funds from going to organizations that provide abortions.

FDA: Women Can Take Abortion Pill Later; Pare Clinic Visits

NATIONAL | By Sean Murphy | Apr 2
Women will be able to take the so-called abortion pill later in a pregnancy and with fewer doctor visits under a new federal label for the drug that undermines several state laws aimed at restricting medical abortions.

State-By-State Strategy Wielded to Defund Planned Parenthood

POLITICS | By David Crary | Mar 29
Though congressional Republicans' bid to defund Planned Parenthood was vetoed by President Barack Obama, anti-abortion activists and politicians are achieving a growing portion of their goal with an aggressive state-by-state strategy.

Supreme Court Puts Hold on Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

NATIONAL | Mar 4
The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that could force all but one of the state's abortion clinics to close, a sign that a similar law in Texas also could be in peril.

Group: Ruling May Leave Louisiana with 1 Abortion Clinic

NATIONAL | By Cain Burdeau | Feb 28
Abortion services in Louisiana will be restricted to one clinic in New Orleans unless the U.S. Supreme Court reverses an appellate court ruling, an abortion rights group said.

Panel Advances Bill to Require Ultrasounds Before Abortions

NATIONAL | By Bruce Shreiner | Feb 12
Abortion opponents increasingly on the offensive in Kentucky's statehouse advanced legislation Thursday that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant women.

Surrogate Mom with Triplets Fights Biological Parents' Abortion Request

FAMILY | Dec 18
One of two embryos split, resulting in triplets.

On 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, What's at Stake?

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 22
Today marks an important milestone in history: the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal across the nation.

Citing Joan Rivers Death, Rick Perry Backs Abortion Clinic Law

POLITICS | Sep 22
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.

Nevada GOP Mulls Keeping Marriage Definition, Abortion in Platform

NATIONAL | Apr 11
Nevada Republicans meeting in Las Vegas this weekend are deciding whether a definition of marriage and statements opposing abortion should stay in the state platform.

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