July 9, 2013 The state is once again the focus of the abortion debate as lawmakers take up new legislation. Last month, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster kept the bill from passing.
July 5, 2013 The bill, passed by the Legislature in June, requires women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound. It also says that clinics that provide abortions should be within 30 miles of a hospital. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin says the four clinics that provide abortions in the state are at risk with the new law.
July 1, 2013 Texas is the latest state where protesters have descended on a Republican-controlled state capitol in an uphill effort to block conservative policies.
June 26, 2013 Gov. Rick Perry calls for a special session to take up a controversial bill to restrict abortion in Texas, after an attempted filibuster and crowd noise combined to keep a vote on the bill from occurring before midnight Tuesday.
June 18, 2013 The legislation is one of the most far-reaching abortion bills in decades and follows the May murder convictions of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. The bill, which would ban nearly all abortions starting 20 weeks after fertilization, is unlikely to ever become law.
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.