Abortion

This photo shows the Planned Parenthood in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

Ruling: Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood funds

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal family planning money while the organization moves forward with its legal challenge of a […]

03/25/2014

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Report: US abortion rate at lowest since 1973

A new report says the U.S. abortion rate has declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011. Those are the key findings in […]

02/02/2014

Abortion opponents (AP Photo)

House OKs bill barring federal funds for abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to bar federal subsidies to Americans signing up for health insurance plans that cover abortion, as Republicans issued a fresh warning about the impact of President Barack Obama’s […]

01/28/2014

This photo taken Dec. 17, 2013 shows Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Justices doubtful on abortion buffer zone law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 35-foot protest-free zone outside Massachusetts abortion clinics appeared unlikely to survive Supreme Court review after liberal and conservative justices alike expressed misgivings about the law in arguments Wednesday. Lawyers for both […]

01/15/2014

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope says abortion is evidence of ‘throwaway culture’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a “throwaway culture” that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. Francis also […]

01/13/2014

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Pa. abortion doc gets 30 years in drug sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing rogue abortions has been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for distributing painkillers. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is serving life without parole […]

12/16/2013

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More signs that US births may have stopped falling

ATLANTA (AP) — There’s more evidence that U.S. births may be leveling off after years of decline. The number of babies born last year only slipped a little, and preliminary government figures released Friday indicate […]

12/06/2013

In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, Dottie and Tom Knodell, opponents of abortion, hold signs outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Supreme Court lets Texas abortion law stay for now

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tough new abortion law will stay in effect in Texas for now after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene. A third of Texas abortion clinics have been closed because […]

11/19/2013

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Iowa board votes to bar abortion pill system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Medicine voted Friday to end a unique system in which doctors use the Internet to distribute abortion-inducing pills remotely to patients at clinics across the state. […]

08/30/2013

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Gov. Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the clinics in the state. More than 100 Republican lawmakers attended the signing ceremony with […]

07/18/2013

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