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 ]


Federal court rules Alabama abortion restrictions unconstitutional
August 4, 2014
The US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division on Monday ruled that Alabama's recently enacted requirement that all doctors who provide abortions must have staff privileges to perform designated procedures at a local hospital is unconstitutional. Following a ten-day benc....... [more]

Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic
July 30, 2014
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Tuesday to overturn a 2012 Mississippi state law that would have closed Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the only abortion clinic in the state. The law required that all physicians associated with an abortion....... [more]

Louisiana governor signs abortion restrictions into law
June 13, 2014
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday signed into law two bills dealing with abortion. HB 388 requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Opponents claim that this law will force three of the state's five abortion clinics to close. HB 305 bars abo....... [more]

Ninth Circuit continues to block Arizona abortion law
June 4, 2014
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, continuing to block Arizona's strict new abortion law from taking effect until the lawsuit challenging it is resolved. Federal judge William Fletcher, writing for the court, found that t....... [more]

Louisiana legislature approves restrictive abortion bill
May 22, 2014
The Louisiana State Legislature approved a bill on Wednesday that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. If the bill becomes law, it will likely shut down three of the state's five abortion clinics. Proponents of the bill argue that admitting privil....... [more]

Missouri legislature approves 72-hour wait period for abortions
May 16, 2014
The Missouri House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday to extend the abortion waiting period from 24 to 72 hours. The House voted 111-39 in favor of the bill after the Missouri Senate approved the measure by a vote of 22-9 on Monday. The bill is now forwarded to Governor Jay Nixon for appro....... [more]

Florida lawmakers approve bill limiting abortions after 'viability'
April 26, 2014
The Florida Senate approved a bill Friday that will prevent most abortions after the fetus reaches viability. The legislation would require the doctor to conduct an exam before performing an abortion to determine if the fetus is viable. The bill could reportedly prevent abortions as early as the twe....... [more]

Mississippi governor signs ban on abortions after 20 weeks
April 24, 2014
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans abortions after 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, or as early as 18 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, passed earlier this month, allows for an exception to the ban if the woman faces death or permanent injury b....... [more]

UN rights group calls for North Korea to be prosecuted before ICC
April 18, 2014
The chief investigator from the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Thursday appealed to the UN Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity. The call to act came as a result o....... [more]

Federal judge overturns North Dakota abortion law
April 17, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that prohibits physicians from performing abortions on women as soon as the fetus has a detectable heartbeat. This would disallow abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before the f....... [more]

Alaska lawmakers pass bill restricting Medicaid payments for abortions
April 14, 2014
The Alaska State House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would restrict state Medicaid payments for abortions. The bill sets forth specific medical circumstances under which physicians may deem an abortion "medically necessary," thereby justifying Medicaid reimbursement. The bill defin....... [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]