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Citing Joan Rivers Death, Rick Perry Backs Abortion Clinic Law

Monday Sep 22, 2014
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

Friday Apr 11, 2014
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.

Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Friday Apr 11, 2014
A federal appeals court panel issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if they’re allowed to take effect.

GOP Leaders: Skirting Abortion Issue Not an Answer

By Philip Elliott | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Shying away from social issues is not a winning strategy for Republicans, whose rhetoric on those subjects has at times alienated voters and cost the GOP elections, party leaders are telling anti-abortion activists.

March 8 Marks International Women’s Day

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and across the nation, women’s groups are holding public events and actions of solidarity against attacks on women’s rights, including reproductive rights, domestic violence and sexual assault.

UN Committee Blasts Vatican on Sex Abuse, Abortion

By Nicole Windfield | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said, urging it to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes.

US Abortion Rate at Lowest Since 1973

By David Crary | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.

Federal Appeals Court Reviews Texas Abortion Law

Monday Jan 6, 2014
A federal appeals court is weighing whether the state of Texas can enforce a law that led to the closing of many abortion clinics.

Sources: Wendy Davis Running for Texas Governor

By Jim Vertuno and Paul J. Weber | Friday Sep 27, 2013
Democrat Wendy Davis, a state senator who catapulted to national prominence this summer with a filibuster over access to abortion, is running for Texas governor.

Pope Blasts Abortion After Decrying Focus on Rules

By Nicole Winfield | Friday Sep 20, 2013
Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today’s "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.