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Idaho panel OKs pre-abortion bill

BOISE – Prompting shouts of protest, a Republican-backed measure requiring pre-abortion ultrasounds in Idaho cleared a key Senate committee Wednesday on a party-line vote. The 7-2 vote followed two hours …


Virginia governor signs abortion ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory under a bill signed into law Wednesday by the state’s Republican governor, who had faced …


Bill would require ultrasound for abortion

BOISE – Controversial anti-abortion legislation that would require an ultrasound before any woman could have an abortion in Idaho was introduced in the state Senate on Monday. Similar legislation that …


Pre-abortion ultrasound bill introduced in Idaho

Controversial anti-abortion legislation that caused a brouhaha before being withdrawn in Virginia was introduced in Idaho today, to require an ultrasound before any Idaho woman could have an abortion.


House vaults fiscal hurdle

OLYMPIA – When Democrats introduced a proposal this year to expand insurance coverage for abortions, the initial debate was pretty standard: pro-life vs. pro-choice. But before the bill could pass …


They’re back: Social issues overtake U.S. politics

All of a sudden, abortion, contraception and gay marriage are at the center of American political discourse, with the struggling — though improving — economy pushed to the background.


Bill links maternity, abortion coverage

OLYMPIA – Nearly all medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity care would be required to cover abortions under a bill supporters described as a minor adjustment to conform …


Reflect on Sanctity of Human Life Day

In the next seven days, nearly 20,000 babies will be killed legally in the United States. Let that sink in a minute. And in that one minute, three children will …


WA Legislature to consider abortion insurance

In the session that begins next week in Olympia, the Washington Legislature will consider a bill that would require private insurance companies that cover maternity care to also pay for …


Judge blocks Planned Parenthood cuts

A federal judge blocked the parts of Indiana’s tough new abortion law that cut off most of Planned Parenthood’s public funding in the state because the organization provides abortions. U.S. …


Austerity, abortion, school reforms mark Idaho legislative session

BOISE – Thousands of Idahoans poured into the state Capitol this year to plead for – of all things – tax increases, rather than cuts in medical care to the …


Editorial: Ideological abortion law has shaky foundations

The Idaho Legislature has passed a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks based on the nebulous concept of fetal pain, but it isn’t really about that. If it were, …


Idaho House passes abortion bill

BOISE – The Idaho House passed far-reaching anti-abortion legislation Tuesday with backers invoking “the hand of the Almighty” and saying they’re prepared to defend the new law in court. Senate …


Senate OKs bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

BOISE – The Idaho Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on grounds of fetal pain, despite a state attorney general’s opinion warning that the …


Idaho Senate panel advances ban on 20-week abortions

BOISE – Idaho could follow Nebraska in banning abortions once a fetus has reached 20 weeks, despite a state attorney general’s opinion the bill is unconstitutional and doctors’ concerns that …


Man sentenced for threat to abortion doctor’s family

DENVER – A Washington state man has been sentenced to five years of probation for threatening the family of a Colorado abortion doctor shortly after a Kansas abortion doctor was …


Man pleads guilty in doctor threat

A Spokane man pleaded guilty Wednesday to threatening to kill the family of a Colorado abortion doctor three weeks after the killing of a Kansas doctor who provided late-term abortions. …


Nebraska restricting abortions

LINCOLN, Neb. – Two landmark measures putting new restrictions on abortion became law in Nebraska on Tuesday, including one that critics say breaks with court precedent by changing the legal …


Man convicted of murdering Kan. abortion provider

A man who says he killed prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller to protect unborn children has been convicted of murdering the doctor.


Abortion showdown ahead in Congress

WASHINGTON – Senators debating health care legislation are headed for a clash over abortion, the issue that threatened to derail the bill in the House. Anticipating the showdown, hundreds of …


Abortion deal could sink bill

WASHINGTON – Furious liberals on Monday threatened to derail the massive health care overhaul bill to protest a last-minute deal over insurance coverage of abortions that had secured passage of …


Suspect admits killing abortion doctor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Scott Roeder confessed Monday to killing Wichita, Kan., abortion doctor George Tiller, saying he had no regrets because “preborn children were in imminent danger.” In a …


Abortions declining, Guttmacher reports

NEW YORK – Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported …


Interstate threat on abortion provider denied

One month after the killing of abortion doctor George Tiller, a Colorado clinic received a chilling phone call, federal officials allege in court documents. The caller said people from Utah …


Sotomayor deflects abortion queries

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor refused Wednesday to detail her personal views on abortion, saying she couldn’t answer questions about the law “in the abstract,” as Republican senators …


In brief: Abortion provider commits to Kansas

Omaha, Neb. – A Nebraska doctor said Wednesday that he will perform third-term abortions in Kansas after the slaying of abortion provider George Tiller, but would not say whether he …


Slain doctor’s clinic shutting its doors

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita clinic of slain abortion provider George Tiller, one of only a handful of clinics in the country that provides third-term abortions, will be permanently closed, …


Shooting suspect claims larger scheme

WICHITA, Kan. – The man charged with murdering a high-profile abortion doctor claimed from his jail cell Sunday that similar violence was planned around the nation for as long as …


Suspect charged in Kansas killing

WICHITA, Kan. – Prosecutors Tuesday charged Scott Roeder, a 51-year-old man with ties to right-wing militia groups, with murder for allegedly killing prominent abortion doctor George Tiller. The charge carries …


Tiller shooting reignites debate

WICHITA, Kan. – As the U.S. Marshals Service moved to protect abortion clinics and doctors nationwide, the fatal shooting of the country’s most prominent provider of late-term abortions has started …