March 2, 2012 Obama told The Atlantic that he doesn't "bluff" as president of the U.S. when he says he's willing to use the military to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon... Maryland became the eighth state to legalize gay marriage... Virginia approved a controversial anti-abortion bill requiring ultrasound which the governor says he will sign.
February 28, 2012 The measure no longer requires an invasive form of the procedure, but still would force a woman considering an abortion to have some type of ultrasound beforehand. It also exempts victims of rape or incest.
February 24, 2012 Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and other supporters of the original ultrasound bill clearly found themselves in an embarrassing and politically untenable position earlier in the week from which they've had to try and extricate themselves.
January 19, 2012 The 69 new laws limiting reproductive rights in 2011 were one short of the record set in 1999. And action is already heating up for 2012, with several states looking at "personhood" ballot amendments, which define life as beginning at fertilization.
January 12, 2012 As the race heads to socially conservative South Carolina, the Republican presidential candidates are accusing each other of being less than pure on the issue.
November 29, 2011 When it comes to abortion, the former governor of Massachusetts appears to have changed his position, from being in favor of abortion rights to being opposed. But now some are asking if Romney ever supported abortion rights at all? Backers of abortion rights don't think so.
September 30, 2011 Even abortions that technically qualify for public funding often don't get reimbursement. In those cases, the fees were paid by the women themselves, by abortion providers or by nonprofit abortion funds.
September 14, 2011 Press critic Jay Rosen calls a report on a Kansas abortion law bad "he said she said" journalism. I disagree.
August 24, 2011 Unintended pregnancies among wealthier women and teens dropped slightly between 2001 and 2006. But unintended pregnancies were up for African-Americans and low-income women, leading researchers to conclude the overall rate has remained flat.