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House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks; chances slim in Senate

The House voted along party lines Tuesday to approve Arizona Rep. Trent Franks’ bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in cases of rape, incest or threats to the life of the mother.... Read more»

Az congressman pushes ban on abortions after 20 weeks

House leaders said they hope to have a vote as soon as next week on a bill by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, that would prohibit abortions in most cases after 20 weeks of pregnancy.... Read more»1

Appeals court upholds injunction against Az abortion law

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld its decision to block an Arizona law restricting access to a popular abortion drug, a law critics said would unduly burden a woman’s right to an abortion.... Read more»

National pro-life leaders undaunted by failure of Az abortion law

National Right to Life leaders said Tuesday they are not concerned about the Supreme Court’s refusal to reinstate an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, expressing confidence that similar measures will pass in other states.... Read more»

Arizonans join crowds marching in protest on Roe v. Wade anniversary

Bitter cold weather may have canceled the 5K run/walk and slightly decreased expected crowds, but it did little else to dampen the enthusiasm of the estimated hundreds of thousands at Wednesday’s 41st March for Life in the nation's capital, an annual protest against Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling recognizing a woman’s right to an abortion.... Read more»


Latin America takes action to decriminalize abortion

As America observes four decades of the right to safe and legal abortion, access to this fundamental right remains elusive for most Latin American women. Yet, recent achievements lead me to believe we will see more successes in the region during 2013.... Read more»

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Roe v. Wade and religion

As we approach the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Tuesday, it may be surprising for some to find out that in the years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, clergy were among the staunchest supporters of women seeking an abortion.... Read more»

Az Supreme Court justice closer to federal judgeship

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz’s nomination to a federal appeals court Thursday..... Read more»


Reproductive rights on the brink as Roe turns 39

We approach the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, on Sunday after a year that saw unprecedented assaults on access to abortion care and family planning services.... Read more»