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Texas "women power" blocks anti-abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas - A severe anti-abortion bill went down to defeat June 25 thanks in part to a 10-hour filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth.

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Big win for women in Mississippi, but downsides too

The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.

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Initiative 26: life-threatening proposition for Mississippi women

The legality of abortion has remained a hot topic in American politics, the most recent incarnation of which is the "personhood" initiatives.

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Pro-choice groups assail White House anti-abortion move

Women's and reproductive rights groups are condemning the Obama administration's decision to exclude abortion coverage from a new high-risk insurance plan.

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Thousands flock to Senate to stop Stupak Amendment

WASHINGTON - Women holding placards that read, "No wire hangers ever!" packed a U.S. Senate ballroom Dec. 2 to lobby in opposition to the anti-abortion Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House-passed health care bill.

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Health bill passes House, abortion remains sticking point

The bipartisan passage of the House health reform bill Sat. Nov. 7 was met with mainly positive reviews from the labor and democratic movements.

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