| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON -- Wendy Davis, who garnered national headlines in June for filibustering a controversial bill restricting abortion access, confirmed Monday that she was considering a bid for governor of Texas next year.
Speaking at a packed lunch at the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON - Nationwide public opinion on abortion has remained largely unchanged for the last two decades, but that overall steadiness masks a widened gap between conservative and liberal parts of the country, new polling data indicate.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court told the high court of Oklahoma on Thursday to clarify a new state law restricting the use of the RU-486 abortion pill, setting the stage for a possible future ruling on how far states can go in regulating the practice...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:15 AM
LONDON -- Ireland’s first law authorizing abortion under certain conditions was signed into law Tuesday after a bruising debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country over whether it risked opening the doors to abortion on demand.
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:36 PM
A federal judge has extended a preliminary injunction blocking part of a new Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
The order, issued Friday by U.S. District Judge William Conley, stems from a...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Did you know that if you get pregnant, you can give the baby up for adoption?
Oh, you did?
Because in Texas, there’s a new proposal on the table, Senate Bill 42, that would require pregnant women to take an adoption education course before...
| Oct 16, 2013
Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it?
With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
In rebutting the defense’s closing argument at the George Zimmerman trial, prosecutor John Guy said of Trayvon Martin: "Was that child not in fear when he was running from that defendant? Isn't that every child's worst nightmare, to be followed on...
| Oct 12, 2013
Re "Law aims to boost access to abortions," Oct. 10
If there is such a big demand for abortions in California, then maybe training non-doctors such as nurse practitioners to perform first-trimester procedures might not be the adequate response....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Santa Clara University, a Catholic institution in the Silicon Valley area, is dropping coverage for elective abortions under health insurance for its faculty and staff members, officials said.
The move is part of what seems to be a trend among...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
At a time when so many states are chipping away at reproductive rights, making it nearly impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, how refreshing to see California standing up for women's rights.