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Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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States Aim To Restrict Medically Induced Abortions

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States Fund Pregnancy Centers That Discourage Abortion

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Abortion-rights opponent Brian Normile of Beavercreek, Ohio, holds up a poster during a prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., in January. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

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People who practice free-range parenting say it makes kids more independent, but others see it as neglect. State and local laws don't specify what children are allowed to do on their own. iStockphoto hide caption

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Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

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Julie Byard, head of a Detroit nursery, tells children stories and sings them songs prior to their afternoon nap in 1942. AP hide caption

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

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Anti-abortion activists participate in the annual "March for Life" in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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States Continue Push To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

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The Southwestern Women's Surgery Center in Dallas is one of the clinics in Texas that has doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a requirement of HB2. Rex C. Curry/AP hide caption

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U.S. Court Weighs Texas Law's Burden On Women Seeking Abortions

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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

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Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

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Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate protest in front of the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

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The number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply. Stephanie Wunderlich/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

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The University of Virginia is trying to crack down on excessive and underage drinking at fraternities. Jay Paul/Getty Images hide caption

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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

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At University Of Virginia, Efforts Born Of Discredited Story Go On

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Fallout From 'Rolling Stone' Story Changes Conversation At UVA

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