June 30th, 2014
01:09 PM ET
1 month ago

Do Democrats win by losing Obamacare decision?

Washington (CNN) - At first glance, Monday's Supreme Court ruling that closely held companies cannot be required to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees appears to be a defeat for the White House, Democrats and the health care reform measure they pushed into law.

Most Republicans were quick to celebrate the ruling.

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Filed under: Abortion • Supreme Court
CNN Poll: Wide divide over abortion
March 6th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

CNN Poll: Wide divide over abortion

Washington (CNN) – About one in four Americans say that abortion should be legal in all circumstances, one in five say abortion should always be illegal, and slightly over half the public thinks abortion should be legal in some, but not all, circumstances, according to a national poll released Thursday.

A CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority opposes taxpayer money being used to pay for abortions for women who can't afford the procedure, with Americans split on whether women who receive government subsidies for health insurance should be able to get a plan that covers abortions.

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House expected to pass bill banning taxpayer funds for abortion
January 28th, 2014
02:50 PM ET
6 months ago

House expected to pass bill banning taxpayer funds for abortion

Washington (CNN) - On the same day that the top Republican woman in the House will deliver the response to the President's State of the Union message, the GOP-led House of Representatives is expected to pass a controversial bill on an issue that divides women.

The Republican measure would ban taxpayer money for abortions.
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Filed under: Abortion • Cathy McMorris Rodgers
January 23rd, 2014
08:00 AM ET
6 months ago

Abortion: a polarizing, emotional debate 41 years after court ruling

Washington (CNN) – The abortion issue is far from settled. It's just as contentious today as it has ever been in the United States.

Wednesday's 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which upheld legalized abortion before about 24 weeks, ignited the polarized, emotional battle.

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Filed under: Abortion
First on CNN: GOP urges candidates to stand ground on abortion
Anti-abortion supporters and pro-abortion rights supporters crowd into the rotunda of the Texas capitol, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
January 21st, 2014
12:09 PM ET
6 months ago

First on CNN: GOP urges candidates to stand ground on abortion

Washington (CNN) – A faction of conservatives will introduce a resolution at this week's meeting of the Republican National Committee urging GOP candidates to speak up about abortion and respond forcefully against Democratic efforts to paint them as anti-woman extremists.

The "Resolution on Republican Pro-Life Strategy," drafted by Delaware National Committeewoman Ellen Barrosse and co-sponsored by 15 other RNC members, urges the party organization to "support Republican pro-life candidates who fight back against Democratic deceptive 'war on women' rhetoric by pointing out the extreme positions on abortion held by Democratic opponents."
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Filed under: Abortion • RNC
High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban
January 13th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
7 months ago

High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside Arizona's appeal to reinstate its law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A federal appeals court last year said the restrictions were unconstitutional.
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Filed under: Abortion • Arizona • Supreme Court
RNC winter meeting to make time for anti-abortion rights rally
January 6th, 2014
09:17 AM ET
7 months ago

RNC winter meeting to make time for anti-abortion rights rally

Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee will free up a couple of hours during its winter meeting this January so members can attend the annual March for Life in Washington, CNN confirmed Monday.

The rally, a major event in the anti-abortion rights movement, is scheduled for January 22, when the three-day RNC winter meeting is set to begin. The date also marks the 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling, known as Roe v. Wade, in favor of abortion rights .
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Filed under: Abortion • RNC • Washington D.C.
November 20th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
8 months ago

Albuquerque: New path for abortion opponents

Washington (CNN) - The failed referendum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is the first known instance of the issue being addressed at a local level, but it might not be the last.

"I think we'll see this more and more," said Mallory Quigley, communications director for Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group.

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Filed under: Abortion • New Mexico
Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law
November 19th, 2013
06:49 PM ET
8 months ago

Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law

(CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop Texas from implementing a part of a new abortion law that requires doctors to get admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they're providing abortion services.

A federal appeals court had reinstated the key part of the law, which is considered among the most restrictive in the country.

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Filed under: Abortion • Supreme Court • Texas
Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion
November 12th, 2013
12:03 PM ET
9 months ago

Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion

Washington (CNN) - Oklahoma lost another round in its effort to restrict abortions when the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a case that would force women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound first.

The justices, without comment, refused to accept the state's appeal over HB 2780, which would require healthcare providers to perform an ultrasound scan before terminating a woman's pregnancy.

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Filed under: Abortion • Oklahoma • Supreme Court
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