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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R., Wash. (center) at a news conference on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R., Wash. (center) at a news conference on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Late-term abortions – most would be banned under GOP bill passed by House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans finally won House approval Wednesday for a late-term abortion ban after dropping rape provisions that provoked a rebellion by female GOP lawmakers, forcing party leaders into an embarrassing retreat.

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erry Cox, right, president of Family Council, speaks at a anti-abortion news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. last August. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
erry Cox, right, president of Family Council, speaks at a anti-abortion news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. last August. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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Appeals court hears Arkansas, North Dakota abortion cases

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A closely watched legal fight over two of the nation's most stringent abortion bans resumed Tuesday, with attorneys for North Dakota and Arkansas asking a federal appeals court to reinstate two laws overturned by two separate lower federal courts.

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Abortion rights activists hold candles and display pictures in memory of Savita Halappanavar on Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, file)
Abortion rights activists hold candles and display pictures in memory of Savita Halappanavar on Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, file)
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Life support ends for brain dead Irish woman and fetus

DUBLIN (AP) -- A clinically dead pregnant Irishwoman was removed from life support Friday after a Dublin court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus also was doomed to die. The case highlighted fear and confusion among doctors over how to observe Ireland's ban on abortion, the strictest such law in Europe, in an age of medical innovation.

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Anti-abortion protesters marching in Dublin, Ireland in 2013.  (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, File)
Anti-abortion protesters marching in Dublin, Ireland in 2013. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, File)
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Ireland to rule on pregnant woman on life support

DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish judges considered arguments Tuesday over whether a brain-dead pregnant woman should be kept on life support to give her 17-week-old fetus a chance at life, a case that has reignited debate over Ireland's abortion ban.

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Pennsylvania mom imprisoned for giving abortion pills to teen daughter

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to prison for helping to end her teen daughter's pregnancy by giving her pills purchased online.

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Abortion support signs outside of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court panel Tuesday struck down a law that would close the state's only abortion clinic. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Abortion support signs outside of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court panel Tuesday struck down a law that would close the state's only abortion clinic. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.

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This  Dec. 17, 2013 file photo shows anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone as she protests outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
This Dec. 17, 2013 file photo shows anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone as she protests outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

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Arizona Abortion Restrictions to Remain Blocked

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The nation's strictest rules on the use of abortion drugs are likely to be struck down and will continue to be blocked while a lawsuit against them plays out, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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Laurie Bertram Roberts, left, of the National Organization for Women, confronts an abortion opponent blocking her way to the Jackson Women's Health Organization's clinic in Jackson in April 2013. Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Laurie Bertram Roberts, left, of the National Organization for Women, confronts an abortion opponent blocking her way to the Jackson Women's Health Organization's clinic in Jackson in April 2013. Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Hospital Requirement Restricts Abortion Across South

From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic. The laws, requiring abortion doctors to have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals, could have a profound impact on women in poor and rural sections of the Bible Belt.

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Abortion Opponents Rally in San Francisco

Thousands of anti-abortion protesters from across California marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday, calling for restrictions on a medical procedure that was legalized more than 40 years ago.

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