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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.
A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.
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.
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.
Revised abortion clinic regulations that include strict building standards have been certified by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
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.
Opponents of Virginia's new abortion clinic regulations are taking their case to the state Board of Health.
The Maryland State Police will pay $385,000 to nine anti-abortion protesters arrested in Harford County nearly four years ago.
Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory on July 1 under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who faced a political uproar before lawmakers deleted language that would have made the exams medically invasive.