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When US pulls overseas abortion funding, abortion rates go up not down

There are unintended consequences when the US withdraws abortion fundingJonathan Torgovnik for The Hewlett Foundation/Reportage by Getty Images By Clare Wilson When US foreign aid for abortion providers stopped in 2001 for eight years, the number of pregnancy terminations in parts of sub-Saharan Africa went up, new figures show. The rise may have happened because… Read More »

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill

(Reuters) – Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The legislation allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies. On Wednesday, Alabama… Read More »

Virginia governor dismisses delegate's late-term abortion comments: 'Really blown out of proportion'

Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday that Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran’s controversial comments about a proposed bill to roll back restrictions on third-trimester abortions were “really blown out of proportion.” In an interview with WTOP’s “Ask The Governor” on Wednesday, Northam defended Tran’s bill, which Tran acknowledged on Monday would let a woman… Read More »