News tagged with abortion

New Texas abortion law closes two more clinics

The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile (160-kilometer) stretch between the big city of Houston and the Louisiana border, ...

Mar 07, 2014
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US abortions fall to 40-year low

The number of abortions performed in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, a study said Monday, pointing to more contraception use rather than increased restrictions on access to the procedure.

Feb 03, 2014
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Supreme Court lets Texas abortion law stay for now

A third of Texas' abortion clinics will stay closed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in an ongoing legal dispute over a tough new law that Planned Parenthood claims unconstitutionally restricts ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Woman challenges Ireland's abortion ban at UN

An Irishwoman whose fetus bore a fatal heart defect has filed a United Nations petition against Ireland because the predominantly Catholic country outlaws abortions in such circumstances.

Nov 13, 2013
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Reinstatement of abortion law closes Texas clinics

Many pregnant women in Texas are facing limited options after an appeals court allowed most of the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect. The decision effectively barred more than a third of the ...

Nov 02, 2013
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Court reinstates most Texas abortion restrictions

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday issued a ruling reinstating most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions, which means as many as 12 clinics won't be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

Nov 01, 2013
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