Abortion controversy

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Women's Empowerment Panel, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 30, 2017 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to let states block federal family planning money from going to Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers. Senators approved the Republican legislation 51-50. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote after two GOP senators, Maine's...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Women's Empowerment Panel, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 30, 2017 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers advanced toward Senate passage Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who returned to the Capitol after back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo, David Robert Daleiden, right, leaves a courtroom after a hearing in Houston. California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, against Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
March 29, 2017 - 2:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations about fetal tissue must each face more than a dozen felony charges. California's new Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 counts apiece Tuesday against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo, David Robert Daleiden, right, leaves a courtroom after a hearing in Houston. California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, against Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
March 28, 2017 - 11:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would be the strictest ban in the country if enacted. A GOP-led House committee had been set to vote on the provision Tuesday night but...
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March 28, 2017 - 10:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday against David Daleiden and...
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March 28, 2017 - 8:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to delay an initial procedural vote. A GOP-led House committee was scheduled to vote...
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March 28, 2017 - 6:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans are backing legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to prevent an initial procedural vote. A GOP-led House committee was scheduled to vote Tuesday to add the provision to an...
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March 25, 2017 - 7:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors' groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea. Proponents of the idea...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, back to camera, listens as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, flanked by the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 21, 2017 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is weighing in on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch via Twitter. In a series of tweets, she criticized Gorsuch for ruling too...
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