First on CNN: Making the pitch for Virginia women
October 24th, 2013
08:00 AM ET
6 months ago

First on CNN: Making the pitch for Virginia women

Washington (CNN) – Hours before Thursday's final debate in the race for Virginia governor, a leading abortion rights group says it's going up with internet ads that attack the Republican candidate in the race, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, for "meddling in women's private health decisions."

NARAL Pro Choice America tells CNN that they'll spend five figures to run the spot between now and the November 5 election. FULL POST


Filed under: 2013 • Abortion • Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Nurses, other non-physicians can perform abortions in California
October 10th, 2013
07:36 AM ET
6 months ago

Nurses, other non-physicians can perform abortions in California

CNN) - As more states pass measures tightening abortion laws, California is making abortions more accessible.

Nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physicians' assistants who complete specified training are now able to perform abortions in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure into law Wednesday.

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Filed under: Abortion • California
Texas abortion law challenged in Planned Parenthood lawsuit
September 27th, 2013
09:25 PM ET
7 months ago

Texas abortion law challenged in Planned Parenthood lawsuit

(CNN) - A federal lawsuit filed Friday seeks to overturn portions of Texas' new abortion law, considered among the most restrictive legislation in the nation, just weeks before it takes effect.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Austin by Planned Parenthood on behalf of more than a dozen women's health care providers across Texas alleges the law violates the constitutional rights of women and puts unreasonable demands on doctors who perform abortions.

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Filed under: Abortion • Texas
Abortion rights supporters return cookies from N.C. governor
July 31st, 2013
09:18 AM ET
9 months ago

Abortion rights supporters return cookies from N.C. governor

Updated at 9:49 a.m. ET on 7/31

(CNN) – "Incredibly bizarre" is not the typical response to a plate of chocolate chip cookies, particularly when the treats are delivered personally by a state's governor.

But that's how Irene Godinez, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund, describes the moment North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory handed the baked goods to a woman staked outside his home, protesting the controversial abortion bill McCrory signed into law earlier this week.
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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
North Carolina governor signs abortion bill into law
July 29th, 2013
07:28 PM ET
9 months ago

North Carolina governor signs abortion bill into law

(CNN) - As was expected, Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Monday a controversial, restrictive abortion bill.

The state's Senate and House of Representatives, both controlled by the Republican Party, passed the legislation earlier this month.

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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
The widening regional divide over abortion
July 29th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
9 months ago

The widening regional divide over abortion

Washington (CNN) - As lawmakers in state capitals battle this summer over increasing restrictions on abortion, a new poll indicates where you live may determine your stance on the controversial issue.

According to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday, opposition to legal abortion is highest in the Southern Central part of the U.S., including Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry earlier this month signed into law a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. By contrast, support for legal abortions remains highest in the Northeast (in particular New England) and the West Coast states.
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N.C. Senate passes restrictive abortion bill
July 25th, 2013
08:04 PM ET
9 months ago

N.C. Senate passes restrictive abortion bill

(CNN) - North Carolina's Senate passed a restrictive abortion bill Thursday. The bill now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory.

The bill was passed by North Carolina's House of Representatives this month.

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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
Americans weigh in on the summer of abortion
July 25th, 2013
10:44 AM ET
9 months ago

Americans weigh in on the summer of abortion

Washington (CNN) - It's one of the hottest and most controversial issues in front of lawmakers this summer.

And as both federal and state legislators grapple with increased restrictions on abortion, a new national poll indicates Americans have mixed reactions to some of the moves being made right now in state houses and the nation's capital.
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Filed under: Abortion • Polls
Judge blocks North Dakota's restrictive abortion law
Anti-abortion rights protesters demonstrate outside of Red River Women's Clinic on October 25, 2012. North Dakota's sizable Roman Catholic community, which makes up about 30 percent of the state's residents, helps account for the persistence of the demonstrations at the clinic. The bishop of the Diocese of Fargo leads an annual march and protest to the clinic.
July 22nd, 2013
02:19 PM ET
9 months ago

Judge blocks North Dakota's restrictive abortion law

(CNN) - One of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. was temporarily blocked from enforcement after a federal judge said Monday that North Dakota's pre-viability provisions were "invalid and unconstitutional."

The state legislature had passed a law that would ban an abortion when a fetal heartbeat was detected–sometimes as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The legislation was set to go into effect August 1, but Judge Daniel Hovland granted a temporary injunction, after a Fargo women's clinic filed a lawsuit last month.
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Filed under: Abortion • North Dakota
July 18th, 2013
04:26 PM ET
9 months ago

In conservative states, abortion pushback with an eye toward Roe v. Wade

Washington (CNN) – When Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed some of the country's toughest abortion restrictions into law on Thursday, his state joined a growing number of those strategically pushing the limits of federal abortion rights that have been in place for 40 years.

"In signing House Bill 2 today, we ... cement the culture of life, which Texas is built upon," Perry said during the signing ceremony. "Children do deserve the respect of simple recognition before their lives are cut tragically short."

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