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Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on Scandal, speaks during the "Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder" panel at a summer press tour event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Women can get a free pregnancy test and a free ultrasound at the clinic, as well as counseling regarding three options — parenting, adoption and abortion. The clinic will not refer clients for abortions. Becky Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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California Law Adds New Twist To Abortion, Religious Freedom Debate

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In 1954, Dr. Frederick C. Robbins, then chief of pediatrics and contagious diseases at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, was one of three winners of that year's Nobel Prize in medicine. The scientists' work, which led to a vaccine against polio, was performed in human fetal cells. AP hide caption

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Research On Fetal Tissue Draws Renewed Political, Scientific Scrutiny

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Pope Francis leaves St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in August. In a letter published Tuesday, he said, in part, "I have decided ... to concede to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it." Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Dr. David Burkons holds the licensing certificates that allowed him to open a clinic that provides medical and surgical abortions. It took about 18 extra months of inspections, he says, to get the approval to offer surgical abortions. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

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Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion

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Susan Cahill, owner of All Families Healthcare, stands in front of the first building in Kalispell, Mont., where she offered abortion services. After vandalism closed her last clinic down, Missoula became the nearest place for women in the Flathead Valley to find abortion services. Corin Cates-Carney/MTPR hide caption

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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

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