Updated March 21, 2006This is an evolving page featuring news about abortion in America. News is presented in reverse chronological order.
March 200621 March
Abortion News: Mississippi Bill Stumbles
About's Tom Head reports that the Mississippi State Senate has decided to move a controversial abortion bill to conference committee.Monday 27 March is the deadline for conference reports.
February 200624 February
South Dakota Bans Abortion
The South Dakota House of Representatives approved HB 1215 sometime after 1 pm today. The bill "reinstate[s] the prohibition against certain acts causing the termination of an unborn human life" -- in other words, it would ban abortion; there are no exceptions for rape or incest.
January 200626 January
Bush To Anti-Abortion Activists: "We Will Prevail"
Speaking Tuesday via telephone from Kansas, President Bush assured protesters of Roe v Wade gathered outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, that "we will prevail" in a cause that insists "that the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence apply to everyone, not just to those considered healthy or wanted or convenient."
June 2005Court Strikes Down Virginia Abortion Law
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld (2-1) a 2004 decision that Virginia's late-term abortion ban is unconstitutional because there is no provision for the health of the mother.
13 June 2005
February 2005Supremes Pass on Abortion Case
Last week, the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of Roe v Wade, affirming two lower court decisions that refused to reconsider the ruling.
28 February 2005
November 2004Slippery Slope
There is a movement across the country to allow an individual pharmacist the right to decide not to fulfill a legitimate prescription, if so doing would conflict with their morals. Reported cases so far deal only with birth control pills, which may be prescribed for reasons other than birth control.
12 November 2004
July 2004Religion and Politics
There's a reason your mother told you not to talk about religion and politics -- both subjects are prone to emotion rather than reason. Nina Butorac, chair of the Peace and Justice Committee at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Seattle, pens an eloquent answer to the question: "What's a Catholic to do?"
26 July 2004