April 13, 2011 When Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep asked Rep. Tim Scott why the House GOP brought the social issue of abortion into a spending fight, the South Carolina lawmaker said Planned Parenthood funding was a spending issue, seemingly redefining the nature of the issue.
March 23, 2011 A new law that imposes the longest waits for abortions in the country is vulnerable to constitutional challenge. Supporters of abortion rights have vowed to file suit. And abortion opponents are uncharacteristically mum.
March 22, 2011 The new law is part of a national trend as Roe v. Wade faces new challenges in many states.
March 15, 2011 In a pointedly worded op-ed, Christine Todd Whitman, the former New Jersey governor, accused social conservatives of trying to "hijack" the budget process to advance their efforts to undermine abortion rights and in a way that will cause harm to many people.
February 25, 2011 Abortion rights opponents, who pushed for the law, say it will hold clinics to higher safety standards. But advocates for abortion rights in the state warn the law will place such heavy burdens on clinics that many may be forced to close.
February 21, 2011 On Talk of the Nation, collective bargaining and the public sector, Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land, what's happening in Libya and why it's hard to get information, and on the Opinion Page, how the abortion rights movement should modernize.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) prepares for another abortion battle.
February 9, 2011 One GOP-backed bill would make it more expensive for people to buy private health insurance that includes coverage for abortions. The abortion bills face strong opposition in the Senate.
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The scene on the National Mall earlier this afternoon.
January 24, 2011 Expect many votes this year on the issue of abortion and especially federal funding of it.
January 21, 2011 The House GOP wants to remove the tax deductibility of health insurance plans that cover abortion. It was part of the Republicans' Pledge to America.
A lone demonstrator who did not wish to be identified stands outside the abortion and contraception clinic operated by Dr. LeRoy Carhart, in Bellevue, Neb., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.
January 11, 2011 A national survey finds that a longstanding decline in abortions has stopped, with a slight uptick in the number of procedures performed. Protests against providers of abortions have increased, however.
September 16, 2010 A Tea Party tug of war has raised the question, is the movement about fiscal or social issues.
March 24, 2010 Last week, I wrote a post about how NPR identifies people who support or oppose abortion. It engendered a lively debate inside and outside NPR. Today, some top editors got together to review the 2005 policy and decided to no longer use "pro-choice...
March 18, 2010 Now that abortion is in the news regularly connected to health care overhaul, listeners are once again taking issue with the terminology NPR uses to describe people who support or oppose abortion. They don't like NPR's style of using pro-life and ...
December 7, 2009 Last week, Joseph Shapiro did a story on the rise in births of Down syndrome children. I received emails from listeners who talked about what a blessing their own Down syndrome sons and daughters are. But several took umbrage at closing lines in...
June 9, 2009 Abortion.
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