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  • North Carolina abortion rules struck down by federal judge

    North Carolina abortion rules struck down by federal judge
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Benjamin Curtis, Johnny Orr

     PASSINGS: Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Benjamin Curtis, Johnny Orr
    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. Edelin...
  • Supreme Court turns down Arizona abortion challenge

    Supreme Court turns down Arizona abortion challenge
    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...
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation discovers the price of playing politics

    Susan G. Komen Foundation discovers the price of playing politics
    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...
  • Spanish government moves to restrict access to abortion

    Spanish government moves to restrict access to abortion
    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...
  • Texas judge rules against portions of abortion law

    Texas judge rules against portions of abortion law
    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...
  • A good day for Texas women in judge's ruling on abortion law

    A good day for Texas women in judge's ruling on abortion law
    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...
  • Judge rules part of Texas abortion law unconstitutional

    Judge rules part of Texas abortion law unconstitutional
    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...
  • Strict Texas abortion law takes effect

    Strict Texas abortion law takes effect
    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...
  • Abortion rights battle in Texas is far from over

    Abortion rights battle in Texas is far from over
    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...
  • Supreme Court preserves Oklahoma ruling against abortion-drug limits

    Supreme Court preserves Oklahoma ruling against abortion-drug limits
    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...