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
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
Judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion law
May 17th, 2013
01:48 PM ET
11 months ago

Judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion law

(CNN) - A federal judge on Friday ordered a preliminary injunction blocking an Arkansas law that would ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, a court official told CNN on Friday.

The official spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

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Filed under: Abortion • Arkansas
Maryland governor signs death penalty repeal
May 2nd, 2013
02:12 PM ET
12 months ago

Maryland governor signs death penalty repeal

(CNN) - Maryland's governor signed a bill Thursday repealing the death penalty.

The legislation goes into effect October 1.

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Filed under: Martin O'Malley • Maryland
Same-sex activists to Dems: Quit Charlotte
Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, where President Barack Obama is slated to deliver his convention speech in September.
May 9th, 2012
08:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Same-sex activists to Dems: Quit Charlotte

(CNN) - North Carolina's newly approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage has sparked an effort to convince the Democratic Party to move its upcoming national convention somewhere else.

An online petition launched after Tuesday's referendum on Amendment 1 calls on the party to abandon plans to hold its September 3-7 convention in Charlotte. The petition urges Democrats to host their gathering in "a state that upholds values of equality and liberty."

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Filed under: North Carolina • Same-sex marriage