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Pregnant woman fatally shot in Lexington while walking dog
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a pregnant woman due to give birth next month was shot and killed while walking her dog outside her Lexington apartment. Multiple media outlets report that the Fayette County Coroner's Office says 22-year-old Maryiah Coleman of Lexington died following the shooting Wednesday ...
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Brazil's Attorney General Asks High Court to Allow Abortions for Women With Zika
Brazil’s attorney general is urging the nation’s Supreme Court to permit abortions for pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.
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‘Abortion is murder’ initiative could be headed to Ohio voters
Three Christians in Ohio are defiantly trying to overrule the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade by proposing a voter referendum that would classify abortion as “aggravated murder.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump draws rebuke from Clinton campaign for saying she lacks 'a presidential look'
Trump has said regularly on the campaign trail that Clinton does not look presidential.
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Proposal would brand abortion as aggravated murder in Ohio
Petitions were submitted Friday to Attorney General Mike DeWine's office calling for an amendment to the Ohio Constitution branding abortion as aggravated murder. COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to amend the Ohio Constitution to classify abortion as aggravated murder has been presented to the Ohio attorney general for review.  Petitions were submitted Friday to Attorney General Mike DeWine's office --  the first step in a long process to reach the Ohio ballot. DeWine must decide whether the proposal moves to the second step by Monday.  A proposed constitutional amendment would not go on the ballot until at least 2017. The proposed constitutional amendment would "prohibit abortion of all unborn human beings, without exception, and classify it as aggravated murder in the state of Ohio." The amendment language includes provisions to allow for contraception to prevent pregnancy, would not affect procedures involving unfertilized eggs and would not affect procedures like invitro-fertilization.   You can read the proposal below. Mobile users click here. How does the process work?  Ohio law requires that the proposal be accompanied by at least 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters.   DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney did not have an estimate for the total number of signatures submitted. They were submitted on about 100 separate petitions and referred to county boards of election for validation. After the elections boards complete their work, the total will be counted.  In addition to meeting the signature threshold, the attorney general must decide if the summary proposed for the amendment is a fair representation of the amendment language as a whole.  Is the language reviewed for constitutionality?  The review process does not examine whether the proposed amendment would survive a constitutional challenge if enacted.   DeWine does not pass judgment on the merit of the amendment -- only whether the summary that will appear on petitions accurately describes the proposed ballot issue.    The Ohio Supreme Court would have exclusive jurisdiction to hear a challenge to the amendment, Tierney said.  The issue could come into play if the proposal moves forward at all.  The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that under the U.S. Constitution, the ability for a woman to chose to have an abortion is a protected right.  The measure proposed in Ohio is similar to one proposed earlier this year in Oklahoma, said Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, an abortion rights advocate.   That effort was proposed for the 2016 Oklahoma ballot. In March 2016, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the initiative petition, saying that the proposal would violate U.S. Supreme Court rulings.  In the past, DeWine has sometimes weighed in with his opinion of a proposal after announcing his legal ruling on whether it meets the signature requirements and is in proper form. DeWine, for example, was not in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, but his office agreed that that amendment, Issue 3 in 2015, was in proper form to advance.  Tierney said it is too soon to say what DeWine's personal reaction might be. It's no secret that DeWine does not support abortion. But he also might shy from  taking a position on this proposal given the potential constitutional issues. What happens next?  If the language is deemed to not be a true summary of the amendment, or if too few signatures were submitted, the group that submitted the issue can start over and then resubmit.  That would involve correcting language if necessary and collecting new signatures. These petitions were submitted by three people. The Columbus Dispatch identified them as Laura Burton of Cleveland, Anthony Dipane of Munroe Falls, and Dustin Paulson of Strasburg - none of whom are not connected with Right to Life or other organized anti-abortion rights groups.  If the issue clears DeWine's review, the Ohio Ballot Board would consider whether it is one constitutional amendment or whether it should be broken into multiple issues. If approved, backers could then begin gathering signatures .  To get on ballot, petitioners would have to collect signatures from 305,591 registered voters. The total is equal to 10 percent of the vote in the 2014 gubernatorial contest. Those signatures must be gathered from at least 44 of Ohio's 88 counties, and in each of 44 counties, the total gathered must amount to 5 percent of the 2014 gubernatorial vote locally.
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Oklahoma lawmaker defends anti-abortion bill, arguing rape & incest are ‘will of God’ (VIDEO)
A controversial anti-abortion bill passed the Oklahoma House on Tuesday. The bill would ban doctors from performing abortions if the mother is seeking one due to a genetic abnormality. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies
DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.
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Woman at center of landmark ‘Roe v. Wade’ case dies
DALLAS — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died yesterday. She was 69.McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure and had been ill for some time.
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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69
McCorvey died of a heart ailment at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas.
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Norma McCorvey, 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade, dies at 69
Her death was confirmed by Joshua Prager, a journalist currently at work on a book about Roe v. Wade. The cause was a heart ailment. Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69. Her death was confirmed by Joshua Prager, a journalist currently at work on a book about Roe v. Wade. The cause was a heart ailment. McCorvey was a complicated protagonist in a legal case that became a touchstone in the culture wars, celebrated by champions as an affirmation of women's freedom and denounced by opponents as the legalization of murder of the unborn. When she filed suit in 1970, she was looking not for a sweeping ruling for all women from the highest court in the land, but rather, simply, the right to legally and safely end a pregnancy that she did not wish to carry forward. In her home state of Texas, as in most other states, abortion was prohibited except when the mother's life was at stake. On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its historic 7-to-2 ruling, written by Justice Harry A. Blackmun, articulating a constitutional right to privacy that included the choice to terminate a pregnancy. The ruling established the trimester framework, designed to balance a woman's right to control her body and a state's compelling interest in protecting unborn life. Although later modified, it was a landmark of American jurisprudence and made Jane Roe a figurehead - championed or reviled - in the battle over reproductive rights that continued into the 21st century. McCorvey fully shed her courtroom pseudonym in the 1980s, lending her name first to supporters of abortion rights and then, in a stunning reversal, to the cause's fiercest critics as a born-again Christian. But even after two memoirs, she remained an enigma, as difficult to know as when she shielded her identity behind the name Jane Roe. She admitted that she peddled misinformation about herself, lying about even the most crucial juncture in her life: For years, she claimed that the Roe pregnancy was the result of a rape. In 1987, she recanted, saying that she had become pregnant "through what I thought was love." Although the details of her account were legally unimportant, abortion foes pointed to the lie to discredit McCorvey and her case. According to the most sympathetic tellings of her story, she was a victim of abuse, financial hardship, drug and alcohol addiction, and personal frailty. For much of her life, she subsisted at the margins of society, making ends meet, according to various accounts, as a bartender, a maid, a roller-skating carhop and a house painter. She found a measure of stability with a lesbian partner, Connie Gonzalez, but even that relationship reportedly ended in bitterness after 35 years. Harsher judgments presented McCorvey as a user who trolled for attention and cash. Abortion rights activists questioned her motives when McCorvey decamped in 1994, after years as a poster child for their cause, and was baptized in a swimming pool by the evangelical minister at the helm of the antiabortion group Operation Rescue. The minister, Flip Benham, told Prager, who profiled McCorvey in Vanity Fair magazine in 2013, that he had come to see McCorvey as someone who "just fishes for money." By her own description, she was "a simple woman with a ninth-grade education." She presented herself as the victim of her attorneys, Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, whom she accused of exploiting the predicament of her unwanted pregnancy to score a victory for the abortion rights cause. Roe v. Wade, which became a class-action suit, was a watershed for women in general but irrelevant for McCorvey in particular. After an initial court victory for her, Texas mounted an appeal that dragged on long past McCorvey's due date. By the time the Supreme Court announced its decision, her baby was 2 1/2 years old. She had given the child up for adoption and learned of the ruling in a newspaper article. Norma Nelson - her middle name was variously spelled Lea, Leah and Leigh - was born in Simmesport, Louisiana, on Sept. 22, 1947. Her father, a television repairman, was largely absent from her life. She grew up in Texas, spending part of her adolescence in a Catholic boarding school and at a reform school for delinquents. Her mother told Prager that she beat her daughter in fits of rage over the "wild" behavior that included sexual promiscuity with men and women. In her teens, Norma began a short-lived marriage to a sheet-metal worker, Elwood "Woody" McCorvey. Her mother raised their daughter, Melissa. McCorvey's second baby, born out of wedlock, was adopted by another family. She said she became pregnant with the Roe baby during a relationship in Dallas. An adoption lawyer referred her to Coffee who, like Weddington, was a recent law school graduate seeking a plaintiff to test the constitutionality of the Texas abortion law. At the time, many well-to-do women seeking abortions traveled to states or countries where the procedure was legal or easily available, according to Leslie J. Reagan, a historian and the author of the volume "When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973." Women like McCorvey, who did not have money to travel, had several undesirable options. They could entrust themselves to abortion providers who were not medical professionals or attempt to perform abortions on themselves - decisions that frequently resulted in infection or death - or they could obtain no abortion at all. McCorvey was not the first plaintiff to challenge a state abortion law, but Roe v. Wade was the first such case to work its way through the appeals process to the Supreme Court. She used the pseudonym Jane Roe to protect her privacy. The defendant, Wade, was the Dallas County district attorney, Henry Wade, an official responsible for enforcing Texas abortion laws. Years later, McCorvey expressed bitterness at what she described as her attorneys' unwillingness to help her find what she needed - an abortion, even an illegal one. "Sarah sat right across the table from me at Columbo's pizza parlor, and I didn't know until two years ago that she had had an abortion herself," McCorvey told the New York Times in 1994. "When I told her then how desperately I needed one, she could have told me where to go for it. But she wouldn't because she needed me to be pregnant for her case." "Sarah saw these cuts on my wrists, my swollen eyes from crying," she continued, "the miserable person sitting across from her, and she knew she had a patsy. She knew I wouldn't go outside of the realm of her and Linda. I was too scared. It was one of the most hideous times of my life." After the Supreme Court ruling, McCorvey did not live in total anonymity, as has been erroneously reported, but lived a mainly private existence before revealing herself in interviews and then in a memoir written with Andy Meisler, "I Am Roe" (1994). She worked in abortion clinics, "trying to please everyone and trying to be hardcore pro-choice," she told Time magazine. "That is a very heavy burden," she said. Moreover, she said that her social background as a poor high school dropout made her ill at ease among the largely upper-class and well-educated activists who helped make abortion a matter of urgent national importance in the 1960s and 1970s. "I wasn't good enough for them," she once said. "I'm a street kid." Her conversion came about when Benham, the head of Operation Rescue, opened an office near one of McCorvey's clinics and befriended her. She announced that she opposed abortion rights except in the first trimester - a position that put her in fundamental conflict with other antiabortion activists, who opposed abortion in all circumstances. Nevertheless, her defection was hailed as a victory for their cause. Weddington looked suspiciously on McCorvey's conversion and once described her former client as a person who "really craved and sought attention." McCorvey attributed her philosophical reversal to her being "worried about salvation." She wrote another memoir, "Won By Love" (1997), with co-author Gary Thomas, founded the Dallas-based Roe No More ministry and reportedly became a Catholic. She participated in antiabortion protests and was arrested in 2009 for disrupting the Senate confirmation hearings on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. Gloria Allred, the women's rights lawyer who for a period represented McCorvey, told the Times in 1995 that McCorvey was justified in feeling abandoned by the women's movement. "She was shut out of many national pro-choice celebrations. She attended but for the most part she was not invited and it was a very hurtful experience," Allred said. "When she did speak . . . she was really very eloquent, not well-educated but speaking from the heart, and I think she had a lot of common sense in what she was saying about choice." But neither did McCorvey find a comfortable home among conservatives in the antiabortion movement, many of whom regarded lesbianism as immoral. "Neither side was ever willing to accept her for who she was," the historian David J. Garrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and the author of "Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade," said in an interview. McCorvey supported herself in part through honoraria, book royalties and other income she generated from her role in the abortion debate. By 2013, according to Prager's article in Vanity Fair, McCorvey was relying on "free room and board from strangers." Survivors include her daughter Melissa and two grandchildren. Nothing is publicly known of the two children McCorvey gave up for adoption, according to Prager. "I don't require that much in my life," McCorvey told the Times in 1994. "I just never had the privilege to go into an abortion clinic, lay down and have an abortion. That's the only thing I never had." (c) 2017, The Washington Post. Emily Langer wrote this story.
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McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dies
McCorvey was unmarried, unemployed and pregnant for the third time when in 1969 she sought to have an abortion in Texas        
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Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade figure, dies
Norma McCorvey, known as "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that established a constitutional right to abortion, has died, according to a priest close to the family.
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Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade, is dead at 69
Later in her life McCorvey became an anti-abortion activist.         
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Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe of landmark abortion case, dies
Eric DuVallFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Norma McCorvey, who was Jane Roe in the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in the U.S., died of heart failure, her biographer said. She was 69.
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Roe v. Wade plaintiff Norma McCorvey dies at age 69
Norma McCorvey — better known as the “Jane Roe” behind the landmark Supreme Court abortion case Roe v. Wade — has died at an assisted living facility in Texas. McCorvey was 69, and died Saturday of a heart ailment, the Washington Post reported. McCorvey was 22, unwed, poor and suffering from addiction when she sought...
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McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69
The Washington Post reports Norma McCorvey died in an assisted-living facility in Texas.
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Reports: Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade, is dead at 69
Later in her life McCorvey became an anti-abortion activist.        
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Norma McCorvey, once-anonymous plaintiff in 'Roe vs. Wade,' dies at 69
Norma McCorvey, the once-anonymous plaintiff in the “Roe vs. Wade” case that led to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, has died. She was 69.  McCorvey, who later joined the anti-abortion movement, died Saturday in Katy, Texas, the Associated Press reported. As the plaintiff in Roe...
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Norma McCorvey, of Roe v. Wade fame, dies in Katy at 69
Norma McCorvey, the Texas woman behind the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.
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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
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Police: Man charged in shooting death of Chicago toddler
CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a 2-year-old boy in Chicago.
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Man charged with murder in shooting of 2-year-old Lavontay White
Police said additional arrests are expected.
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Man charged in triple shooting that killed 2-year-old on West Side
A 26-year-old man has been charged in a fatal Valentine's Day shooting that killed a 2-year-old boy and his uncle and wounded a pregnant woman in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood. Devon Swan was charged with first-degree murder for his role in the triple shooting that happened in the 2300 block...
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House votes to undo Obama rule protecting Planned Parenthood grants
The Republican-led House voted 230-188 largely along party lines to dismiss the rule under the Congressional Review Act.       
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12 of Ohio's Guggisberg cheeses now part of Sargento recall (photos)
No illnesses have been reported, but consumers who bought the recalled Guggisberg cheeses are being "urged" to return them to the store for refund or throw them out. The recall of seven Sargento cheese products has expanded into 12 products produced by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. of Ohio. Both companies are served by Indiana manufacturer, Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC, which recalled some cheeses because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. That bacteria can cause serious illness in those with compromised immune systems, as well as miscarriages in pregnant women. No illnesses from those cheeses have been reported to date, according to Guggisberg. Consumers who have purchased them are urged to return them for a full refund, or can throw them away. Guggisberg is taking questions at 330-893-2500, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Many of the products were sold sliced or diced at deli counters. Here are the identifying numbers and packaging for the affected Guggisberg products: Image courtesy of Guggisberg Cheese, LLC  Image courtesy of Guggisberg Cheese, LLC  The cheeses were primarily sold in retail stores in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois and West Virginia.
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Planned Parenthood fights back as GOP targets its financing nationwide
At least 15 states are trying cut the organization out of tens of millions of dollars it receives for reproductive health care.       
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Senate committee hears debate on abortion bills
The state's latest legislative battle over reproductive rights kicked off on Wednesday with the Senate Health and Human Services committee's first public hearings on three abortion-related bills.  
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Wolf and Kenney decry Senate bill restricting abortions

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Chinese father ‘forced’ to have vasectomy by authorities – reports
A father of four in China has reportedly been forced to have a vasectomy by local authorities.The 42 year old was visiting his hometown of Luokan in the province of Yunnan when he was allegedly abducted by family planning officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Oklahoma Republican stands by calling pregnant women ‘hosts’
A Republican lawmaker from southeast Oklahoma who described a pregnant woman as a "host" is standing by his use of the term, saying his intent was not to offend anyone.
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Okla. lawmaker wants women to seek men's approval for abortions
A Republican Oklahoma lawmaker is for pushing for a bill that would require women to ask men for permission to have abortions.
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Catholic Archbishop compares abortion to Nazi eugenics program
Brisbane’s Archbishop Mark Coleridge has compared Queensland’s proposed decriminalization of abortion to Nazi Germany’s eugenics program. The priest is facing backlash over his comments from politicians pushing for reform. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Planned Parenthood protest in Detroit turns into women’s rights rally
An anti-abortion demonstration looked more like a women's rights rally in Detroit as 300 opponents swarmed the event.        
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Las Vegas rally protests federal funding for Planned Parenthood
About 50 people gathered at one of the Las Vegas Valley’s two Planned Parenthood locations, 3220 W. Charleston Blvd., and stood quietly on the sidewalks surrounding the clinic, chatting or reciting the Hail Mary prayer.
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Pro-life activists rally in Warminster and nationwide

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Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally across U.S.
SEATTLE — Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Donald Trump staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but in some cities counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations.
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Planned Parenthood protest turns into women’s rights rally
An anti-abortion demonstration looked more like a women's rights rally in Detroit as 300 opponents swarmed the event.        
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Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around U.S.
Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Trump staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but in some cities, counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations. Thousands of Planned Parenthood...
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Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around US
SEATTLE — Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Donald Trump staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but in some cities counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations.
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Planned Parenthood protesters face its supporters
An anti-abortion demonstration looked more like a women's rights rally in Detroit as 300 opponents swarmed the event.        
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Planned Parenthood critics, backers rally across U.S.
Anti-abortion activists held rallies against Planned Parenthood across the country Saturday, urging Congress to defund the women's health se...       
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Dueling protest draws fans, foes of Planned Parenthood
The initial demonstration was one of 225 anti-abortion protests taking place in the nation, including 15 across Michigan        
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Dueing protest draws fans, foes of Planned Parenthood
The initial demonstration was one of 225 anti-abortion protests taking place in the nation, including 15 across Michigan        
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There's another food no-no for pregnant women
A sweetener in licorice might affect cognitive function in children       
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Letter: Rethinking abortion
Rethinking abortionThe article by Nancy Greenwood “Before Roe v. Wade” (Monitor Forum, Feb. 2) made me think. I, too, am in my sixties and remember those days when the Supreme Court made abortion legal. Like her, I rejoiced in it back then. But now I am not so sure.How many abortions have occurred...
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Religion in the courtroom: Neil Gorsuch’s faith and writings draw close attention
More than most issues, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s writings on the intersection of religion and the law have faced intense scrutiny ahead of his Senate confirmation hearings. So too has his personal beliefs as a Catholic-turned-Episcopalian who now worships at a self-described "largely liberal" church in Boulder.
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Man accused of killing 13-year-old thought she was pregnant
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Court documents show a Virginia Tech student accused of killing a 13-year-old girl said he might have had sex with the girl and was worried she was pregnant. Nineteen-year-old David Eisenhauer is charged with first-degree murder in Nicole Lovell’s death. Twenty-year-old Natalie Keepers is charged with accessory before the fact and concealing...
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Ohio effort would ban most abortions after 13 weeks
Abortion opponents want to outlaw a surgical procedure, dilation and evacuation.       
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Colorado House panel rejects “abortion reversal” pill bill; two others expected to follow
Colorado House Democrats on Thursday rejected a bill that would have required abortion providers to give patients information on an "abortion reversal" pill, whose effectiveness is disputed by medical groups.
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George and Amal Clooney expecting twins this summer
George and Amal Clooney may want to share pregnancy notes with Beyonce and Jay Z.The Clooneys are expecting twins in June, Julie Chen said Thursday on CBS' "The Talk." George Clooney told Chen in late January that his wife, a human rights attorney, was pregnant, "The Talk" host said.The Clooneys'...
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