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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.

Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

HEALTH | By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Apr 11
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.

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.

GOP Leaders: Skirting Abortion Issue Not an Answer

POLITICS | By Philip Elliott | Mar 13
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 | Mar 6
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Windfield | Feb 5
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

HEALTH | By David Crary | Feb 4
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

NATIONAL | Jan 6
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

POLITICS | By Jim Vertuno and Paul J. Weber | Sep 27
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.

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