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Rep. Chad Campbell, left, debates Rep. Steve Montenegro on Monday over Montenegro's bill to make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion because of the race or gender of a fetus. The two disagreed on whether Arizona statistics show there is evidence that is occurring in this state.
A state judge has ruled it is illegal for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to require a court order before allowing women in his jails to get an abortion.
Abortion opponents are suspicious that loopholes exist in a new state law requiring minors to obtain parental permission before ending a pregnancy.
The way some people talk about it, you’d think abortion was about as serious as having one’s adenoids removed. That little piece of tissue is causing you some grief? Whack, slice: Problem solved.
Now that the war is over, the omnivorous news cable networks must feed elsewhere.
The top two leaders in the Arizona Legislature are using their power to give abortion foes more time to pressure Gov. Janet Napolitano into signing legislation imposing a waiting period.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan coalition sought to impose stricter abortion limits on insurance sold under a new health care bill Saturday, hoping to leave their imprint on legislation otherwise crafted largely by more liberal lawmakers.
Our view: As the state’s official lawyer, the Arizona attorney general must defend the validity of state laws when they are challenged in court. Current Attorney General Terry Goddard has walked away from that duty in refusing to manage the state’s defense of a set of new abortion laws that were scheduled to go into effect Wednesday.
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard
A federal judge agreed to decide by a week from Wednesday whether to allow the state to start requiring a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can terminate her pregnancy.
Mike Reagan: According to the pro-abortion lobby, the new legislation, signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, works to “creates barriers, increases costs and denies access to services and providers to women who seek abortion care.” In my opinion, that is good news.
WICHITA, Kan. - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday to honor slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, eulogized by a longtime friend as a passionate and generous man who repeatedly overcame difficult challenges.
State lawmakers are only one step away from sending some new restrictions on abortion to Gov. Jan Brewer.
The casket containing the body of Dr. George Tiller is taken into the College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kan. June 6, 2009.
Bonnie Erbe: Dr. George Tiller’s murder is not the first by anti-abortion extremists and it won’t be the last unless America’s pro-choice majority draws a defined line in concrete terms that prevents incitement to murder. Anyone who issues statements containing such language ought to be prosecuted as an accessory to murder.
The pregnant woman showed up at the medical center in flip-flops and in tears, after walking there to save bus fare.
Nurse practitioner Sharon Spiller, left, and physicians assistant Tiernie Garbers, right, work in a lab at the Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa. Jenifer Vick, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa, says there's been a sharp rise in the number of women who need help paying for birth control because they or their husbands have lost their jobs and their health insurance. May 24, 2009.
Hoping a new governor means a different result, abortion foes have combined three separate - and previously vetoed - abortion measures into a single bill.
Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed two measures Friday to place some new restrictions on abortions.