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With debate stifled, panel kills ultrasound option

A Republican-run Senate committee swiftly killed legislation Monday that would have made Virginia's mandatory pre-abortion ultrasound exams optional after the committee chairman blocked discussion of the bill.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 02:04am EST

Tags: ultrasound bill

40th annual March for Life will draw crowd to Mall

Anti-abortion activists from across the nation will take to D.C.'s streets for the 40th annual March for Life Friday. Organizers say they hope the crowd will surpass the march's record of 400,000 demonstrators, and even the attendance of 1 million people at the inauguration.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 01:40pm EST

Tags: March for Life, National Park Service, inauguration, Natalie Plumb

Roe v. Wade: After 40 years, deep divide is legacy

By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 08:37am EST

Tags: Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade,

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Va. Senate panel kills anti-abortion measure

A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:16am EST

Tags: ultrasound, Virginia General Assembly,

U.S. bars protester from 'buffer zone' at abortion clinic

The Department of Justice says it has settled a civil complaint against a Maryland man who protests abortions outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 09:30pm EST

Tags: Planned Parenthood, Department of Justice, Richard Retta, Rockville, Md.

Legislature convenes as rallies focus on abortion

Hundreds of anti-abortion activists gathered on Capitol Square in Richmond Wednesday to celebrate last year's legislative successes. Meanwhile dozens of abortion-rights supporters staged their own demonstration a few yards away.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 02:10am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Family Foundation, protests

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Va. gov certifies stricter abortion clinic regs

Revised abortion clinic regulations that include strict building standards have been certified by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 10:34am EST

Tags: Virginia Board of Health, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

House to vote on D.C. 20-week abortion ban

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 09:43am EDT

Tags: D.C.

D.C. activists to visit sponsor of abortion bill

Advocates for District of Columbia voting rights in Congress will be visiting an Arizona congressman who wants to ban abortion in the nation's capital after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 11:33am EDT

Tags: Trent Franks, National Right to Life Committee

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