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Abortion Issues

Europeans Oppose U.S. Anti-Abortion Push at UN Meet

Tue Mar 1, 2005

By Evelyn Leopold

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - European countries are opposing a move by the United States to push a U.N. conference into stating that women do not have the right to abortion, French and British officials said on Tuesday.

Ten years after a women's conference in Beijing, thousands of delegates have convened at the United Nations to review the platform of a 1995 landmark U.N. conference and invigorate efforts to improve women's lives during a two-week session.

A Call to Arms by Abortion Rights Groups


Published: April 22, 2004

WASHINGTON, April 21 — For the first time in 12 years, a coalition of abortion rights advocates will hold what they hope will be a major march in Washington on Sunday, trying to return the issue to the forefront of American politics — and to highlight what they contend is the Bush administration's extremism.

TV Abortion Footage Stirs Debate in Britain

Mon Apr 19, 2004

By Jason Hopps

LONDON (Reuters) - A British filmmaker behind what is being billed as the first pictures of an abortion ever shown on television defended her documentary on Monday as a powerful stimulus to moral debate.

"My Fetus," to be broadcast by Britain's Channel 4 on Tuesday, includes footage of an abortion being conducted on a woman who is four weeks pregnant, as well as images of aborted fetuses that are 10, 11 and 21 weeks old.

Parental notification bill recommended by panel


State House Bureau Chief

CONCORD — The House Judiciary Committee yesterday voted 10-9 to recommend passage of a bill that requires parents to be notified before a girl under 18 has an abortion.

House Bill 763 would require doctors to notify parents or legal guardians in person or by certified mail, then wait 48 hours before they perform an abortion on minors.

RU-486, similar pills accounted for 6 percent of U.S. abortions, study finds

Wed Jan 15, 2003

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - Doctors used pills such as RU-486 to perform about 6 percent of abortions in the first several months after the controversial drug was approved in the United States, a study found.

The study, to be published Wednesday by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, is one of the first to account for the number of abortions using mifepristone, or RU-486, since it became available in 2000. The study estimates that more than 37,000 abortions were performed using pills in the first six months of 2001.

Pa. Judge Bars Woman From Having Abortion

Father Says He Wants to Keep Child

By Joann Loviglio
Associated Press
Monday, August 5, 2002; Page A03

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 -- Abortion rights advocates are urging courts to immediately overturn a judge's decision to temporarily bar a woman from ending her pregnancy.

Lawmakers Try Again to Ban Abortion Procedure

Wed Jun 19, 2002

By Todd Zwillich

WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - Pro-life US lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to ban the controversial procedure they call "partial birth abortion," hoping to skirt a Supreme Court ruling that struck down a similar law 2 years ago.

The bill specifically bans any procedure in which a physician delivers a living fetus to the point where the full head is outside the mother's body and then "performs the overt act, other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially delivered living fetus."

Statement on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act

By Ron Paul

Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, while it is the independent duty of each branch of the Federal Government to act Constitutionally, Congress will likely continue to ignore not only its Constitutional limits but earlier criticisms from Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, as well.