ABORTION
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An abortion is the termination of the gestation of an embryo or fetus resulting in or from its death. This can occur spontaneously, in the form of a miscarriage, or be intentionally induced through chemical, surgical, or other means. In common parlance, abortion usually refers to any induced procedure that results in the death of an embryo or fetus, even a viable one, such as in controversial, but rare, late-term abortion procedures...[ Wikipedia ]


Rights group challenges Northern Ireland abortion law
December 12, 2014
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) announced Wednesday that it plans to file a lawsuit challenging the law against abortions. Ireland's abortion law currently allows abortion only when a woman's physical or mental health is threatened, but NIHRC asserts that the current law is a vi....... [more]

Indiana abortion clinic law deemed unconstitutional
December 4, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Wednesday struck down a state law that altered the requirements for abortion clinics who only perform drug-induced abortions. Under this law, even clinics who only perform medical abortions would be required to be "minimally p....... [more]

Tennessee, Colorado, North Dakota vote on abortion measures
November 5, 2014
Abortion measures were on the ballot across the country as Tennessee's Amendment 1, Colorado's Amendment 67, and North Dakota's Measure 1 went before voters during Tuesday's midterm elections. Tennessee's new amendment grants stronger power to lawmakers to regulate abortions, clarifying that the rig....... [more]

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks enforcement of abortion laws
November 5, 2014
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the enforcement of two abortion related laws until their constitutionality is fully litigated. House Bill 2684, passed in 2012, limits medication abortions to the first seven weeks of a woman's pregnancy. Senate Bill 1848 provides for more r....... [more]

Supreme Court lets New York City pregnancy center ordinance stand
November 4, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to rule on a challenge to New York City Administrative Code 20-816, which requires non-profit crisis pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff. The ordinance requires that pregnancy service centers make certain di....... [more]

Oklahoma judge allows restrictions on medication abortions
October 30, 2014
A judge for the Oklahoma County Court on Wednesday permitted a state law that restricts drug-induced abortions. The law, passed in 2012, limits medication abortions to the first seven weeks of a woman's pregnancy. The Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Services in Tulsa cha....... [more]

North Dakota Supreme Court upholds restrictions on medication abortions
October 29, 2014
The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed an existing state law limiting the use of drugs in abortion procedures. This ruling reversed a previous decision by a district judge, who found that the law violates the state constitution. The state requires a minimum of four out of the five Suprem....... [more]

Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect
October 23, 2014
An Oklahoma District Court judge on Wednesday said that he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on November 1. The lawsuit was filed by the Reproductive Services in Tulsa and the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice earlier this month, claiming that Okl....... [more]

Oklahoma non-surgical abortion restrictions challenged
October 1, 2014
Oklahoma women's healthcare providers on Tuesday filed suit in state court stating that Oklahoma's laws restricting non-surgical abortion procedures are unconstitutional. The petitioners claim that Oklahoma House Bill 2684 "is an unconstitutional intrusion on women's reproductive rights that will ha....... [more]

Rights group challenges Pittsburgh protest ordinance
September 7, 2014
Alliance Defending Attorneys (ADF) filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a city of Pittsburgh ordinance that creates numerous protest-free zones. The ordinance specifically states that one may not "knowingly congregate, patrol, picket or demonstrate in a zone extending 15 feet from any entrance to th....... [more]

Texas AG files motion to delay enforcement of struck down abortion restrictions
September 1, 2014
On Sunday Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a motion in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to delay the enforcement of a recent district court ruling that struck down state law that imposed new regulations on abortion clinics. The motion was filed just hours before the new law was....... [more]




WEBSITES

    US abortion reports [CDC]

    Roe. v Wade [text; Cornell LII]

    Abortion [Public Agenda]

    Center for Reproductive Rights

    Nat. Abortion Rights League

    Nat. Organization for Women

    Planned Parenthood

    National Right to Life

    Abortion [Wikipedia]

    Abortion Law [Wikipedia]

    Roe v. Wade [Wikipedia]