| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:17 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — A federal judge on Friday struck down a North Carolina law that requires abortion providers to show women seeking abortions an ultrasound and to describe the fetus.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles called the 2011 law...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Dr. Kenneth Edelin
Physician in 1970s
landmark abortion case
Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Arizona’s challenge to the court's Roe vs. Wade decision and its protection for a woman’s right to choose abortion through the first 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Without comment, the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation committed one of the great PR faux pas of the decade in January 2012, when it summarily cut off funding to Planned Parenthood in what appeared to be a bow to anti-abortion crusaders.
Now, with its release...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
MADRID -- In a move denounced by abortion-rights advocates, Spain's conservative government Friday approved an abortion bill that would outlaw the procedure except in cases of rape, "lasting harm" to the health of the mother or fetal deformities...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Some controversial new Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Monday.
“Today’s ruling marks an important victory for Texas women and sends a clear message to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:26 PM
In a big win for abortion rights — not to mention common sense — a federal judge on Monday gutted a portion of a new Texas law that would have forced the closure of many abortion clinics by requiring their doctors to have unnecessary admitting...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Some controversial new Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Monday.
"Today's ruling marks an important victory for Texas women and sends a clear message to lawmakers: It is...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:21 PM
HOUSTON — A federal appeals court allowed most of Texas' new abortion restrictions to take effect immediately, lifting an injunction Thursday that had suspended much of the law.
The decision came three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:56 PM
It’s unfortunate that an appellate court judge in Texas on Thursday lifted an injunction against two onerous restrictions in that state's new abortion law. Just days before, a lower court federal judge had ruled those restrictions unconstitutional...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:47 AM
WASHINGTON — In a surprise victory for defenders of abortion rights, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Oklahoma’s appeal of a state law that would have effectively prevented doctors from prescribing two drugs commonly used to induce...