ABORTION
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An abortion is the termination of the gestation of an embryo or fetus resulting in or from its death. This can occur spontaneously, in the form of a miscarriage, or be intentionally induced through chemical, surgical, or other means. In common parlance, abortion usually refers to any induced procedure that results in the death of an embryo or fetus, even a viable one, such as in controversial, but rare, late-term abortion procedures...[ Wikipedia ]


West Virginia lawmakers approve 20-week abortion ban
February 26, 2015
West Virginia's senate on Wednesday approved House Bill 2586, otherwise known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The legislation is based on the controversial premise that the unborn can feel pain starting around 20 weeks. The act, whi....... [more]

Kansas senate approves restrictive abortion bill
February 20, 2015
The Kansas Senate on Friday approved a bill that would prohibit a common second trimester abortive procedure by redefining it as "dismemberment abortions". The bill was prepared by the National Right to Life Committee and encountered overwhelming support on the Senate floor, passing in a 31-9 vote....... [more]

Mississippi AG petitions Supreme Court to allow abortion law to take effect
February 19, 2015
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood asked the US Supreme Court on Wednesday to allow the state to enforce an abortion law that was declared unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 2014. The law requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at state hospitals....... [more]

Chile president proposes plan to end complete abortion ban
February 1, 2015
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday announced a plan to end the country's complete ban on abortions. Bachelet stated in a televised address that she has sent a bill to Congress that would allow abortion when a mother's life is at risk, a fetus will not survive pregnancy or when a woman i....... [more]

UN rights experts urge El Salvador to pardon women jailed for pregnancy-related complications
January 29, 2015
A group of UN human right experts on Wednesday urged El Salvador to pardon all women jailed for illegal abortions as a result of pregnancy complications or rape. Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana was convicted of aggravated assault after suffering a miscarriage after being raped at age 18. She was se....... [more]

US House approves bill restricting abortion funding
January 23, 2015
The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions supported by federal funding. The bill explicitly denies any health plans or facilities that are federally funded from expending tax-payer funds from being used for abortion services. Voting on the bill was timed to c....... [more]

Federal judge enters final ruling on Indiana abortion clinic law
January 8, 2015
Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana entered a permanent injunction Wednesday barring Indiana law IC 16-18-2, which would redefine what qualifies as an abortion clinic and shut down Planned Parenthood's Lafayette facility. The law was barred for im....... [more]

North Carolina AG to appeal abortion law ruling
December 26, 2014
North Carolina's Attorney General (AG) Roy Cooper announced Friday that he plans to appeal a recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that struck down the state's ultrasound abortion law, the Women's Right to Know Act. The Fourth Circuit held that the law, which requires ph....... [more]

Federal appeals court rules North Carolina abortion law unconstitutional
December 23, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday affirmed a lower court decision that the Woman's Right to Know Act, which requires physicians to display and describe ultrasound images to women seeking abortions, is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment. Writing the unanimous....... [more]

Rights group challenges Northern Ireland abortion law
December 12, 2014
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) announced Wednesday that it plans to file a lawsuit challenging the law against abortions. Ireland's abortion law currently allows abortion only when a woman's physical or mental health is threatened, but NIHRC asserts that the current law is a vi....... [more]

Indiana abortion clinic law deemed unconstitutional
December 4, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Wednesday struck down a state law that altered the requirements for abortion clinics who only perform drug-induced abortions. Under this law, even clinics who only perform medical abortions would be required to be "minimally p....... [more]




WEBSITES

    US abortion reports [CDC]

    Roe. v Wade [text; Cornell LII]

    Abortion [Public Agenda]

    Center for Reproductive Rights

    Nat. Abortion Rights League

    Nat. Organization for Women

    Planned Parenthood

    National Right to Life

    Abortion [Wikipedia]

    Abortion Law [Wikipedia]

    Roe v. Wade [Wikipedia]