May 23, 2013 Abortion opponents are hoping the recent murder conviction of Pennsylvania abortion provider Kermit Gosnell will lead to more scrutiny of second trimester abortions. They're working on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — nationwide.
May 14, 2013 Abortion rights backers insist that Dr. Kermit Gosnell is an outlier. Opponents of abortion say Gosnell is anything but an exception. Congress is gearing up to investigate how states regulate abortion in the wake of the verdict.
April 24, 2013 Abortion opponents say the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is charged with five counts of murder, shows the need for more and stricter regulation of abortion clinics. But abortion rights backers say more restrictions give women few choices besides substandard facilities.
April 6, 2013 Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the measure making abortion access much harder in Kansas. In addition to declaring that life begins "at fertilization," it blocks tax breaks for abortion providers and requires doctors to address a weak link between abortion and breast cancer.
April 1, 2013 Name your issue — abortion, gun control, taxes, health policy — and it's likely that your state is moving in exactly the opposite direction from some of its neighbors.
January 25, 2013 The annual march and rally gathers anti-abortion activists on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. It's now been 40 years since that decision was handed down.
January 22, 2013 Abortion foes say the U.S. Supreme Court's aggressive decision set the issue on the path toward becoming intractable. Others say factors besides the landmark case — including doctors, lawyers, President Nixon and the Catholic Church — more strongly influenced the state of today's debate.
November 15, 2012 The 31-year-old Indian dentist was denied an abortion last month when she began to miscarry her 17-week-old fetus. She died three days later. The case is prompting the predominantly Catholic country to examine the conditions under which abortions can be permitted.
October 24, 2012 Republican Richard Mourdock, who is running for Senate, ignited controversy with his explanation for why he opposes abortion in the case of rape.
October 19, 2012 Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., says there isn't any need for women to seek medically necessary abortions, because of modern technology and science.
September 26, 2012 Uruguayan lawmakers pass legislation permitting abortion in the first trimester; doctors treat Uruguayan women who seek illegal abortions to avert injury and death
September 3, 2012 It's fairly well-known that Mitt Romney proclaimed himself in favor of abortion rights when he ran for office in Massachusetts, then reversed himself before launching his presidential bid. But recently, the GOP nominee seems to be softening his opposition somewhat. Or is he?