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8 Weeks Before Her Son's Due Date, She Had an Abortion

'Elizabeth' recounts her experience in an interview with Jezebel

(Newser) - Throughout "Elizabeth's" pregnancy—her second after first miscarrying at 10 weeks last September—the 35-year-old largely kept the news quiet, telling good friends "it's really dicey." As the Brooklyn woman explains to Jia Tolentino in a raw interview with Jezebel about having an abortion at... More »

Poll: Americans Back 20-Week Abortion Limit

Sorry, Wendy Davis

(Newser) - Wendy Davis fans might want to look away: It turns out that more Americans support the 20-week abortion ban she filibustered than oppose it. In a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll , 44% said they supported the limit, while 37% opposed. Even among people who described themselves as pro-choice, nearly one... More »

Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Clears House Panel

... along with a new flap over rape stats

(Newser) - A bill to ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks cleared a House panel today on a party-line vote of 20-12. While it doesn't stand a chance in the Senate, it will give House conservatives a chance to make a point when that chamber votes as early as next week,... More »

NY Gov Aims to Allow More Late-Term Abortions

Cuomo bucks nationwide trend with new bill

(Newser) - Bucking a nationwide trend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is polishing a bill to allow late-term abortions even when a woman's life is not at risk, the New York Times reports. But her health would still have to be in danger, or the fetus not viable, for any abortion... More »

Couple in China Harassed After Forced Abortion

Banner calls family 'traitors'; husband in hiding

(Newser) - The Chinese couple forced into a late-term abortion that prompted international anger over China's one-child policy have been facing relentless harassment for being "traitors"—abuse that has driven the husband into hiding, a family member tells the BBC . The 23-year-old wife, Feng Jianmei, is still in the... More »

Brutal Details of Forced China Abortion Emerge

As government apologizes to Feng Jianmei, suspends 3 officials

(Newser) - China has suspended a trio of officials linked to a forced late-term abortion case that has made waves internationally. The Ankang city government has apologized to Feng Jianmei, who tells NBC News her story: Seven people wrestled her out of her home and into the hospital, she says, where they... More »

China: We Did Force Woman to Get 7th-Month Abortion

Bloody photo evidence sparks outrage in country

(Newser) - It's the kind of story you fervently hope is an Internet hoax: a picture of a bloody fetus next to a woman in a hospital bed makes the rounds online, supposedly offering proof that China forced her to have an abortion in her seventh month of pregnancy. But as... More »

Woman Sues to Block Idaho's 'Fetal Pain' Law

She's believed to be first in country to challenge such laws

(Newser) - Abortion bans based on “fetal pain” are highly controversial , but until now, no one is believed to have filed a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality. Jennie Linn McCormack of Idaho became the first when she filed suit against her state’s new law, which bans abortions after the 20-week mark... More »

Kansas Bans Late-Term Abortions

Brownback signs controversial abortion bills

(Newser) - A bill effectively banning late-term abortions in Kansas has been signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback. The bill bans abortions after 22 weeks gestation except where necessary to save the mother from death or serious injury, based on the controversial belief that fetuses can feel pain, Politico reports. Similar... More »

At Abortion Clinic, Bloodstained Chairs, Fetuses in Fridge

Untrained staff included one worker's 15-year-old daughter

(Newser) - More details have emerged about Kermit Gosnell's squalid Philadelphia abortion clinic , which operated for years despite dangerous and unhygienic conditions, at least 15 malpractice lawsuits, and complaints dating back to 1983:
  • One of the unlicensed workers at the clinic was the 15-year-old daughter of the clinic's office manager. The teen
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Regulators Ignored Killer Abortion Doc: Grand Jury

Multiple complaints against Kermit Gosnell ignored

(Newser) - Pennsylvania health officials ignored multiple complaints against Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of systematically killing newborn babies with scissors, the grand jury concluded. Almost a third of its report is spent castigating state and city authorities for their negligence, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer . “Government health and... More »

Philly Abortion Doc Charged With 8 Counts of Murder

Prosecutors say he killed fetuses who were born alive

(Newser) - A Philadelphia doctor who gave abortions to minorities, immigrants, and poor women in a "house of horrors" clinic was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors, prosecutors said. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69,... More »

Kagan Pushed to Ban Late-Term Abortions in '97

Told Clinton that otherwise he risked GOP veto

(Newser) - As a White House adviser in 1997, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan urged then-President Bill Clinton to support a ban on late-term abortions, a political compromise that put the administration at odds with abortion rights groups, according to documents reviewed by the AP. Kagan told Clinton that if he didn't... More »

Baby Survives Abortion for 2 Days

Italian docs may face charges for leaving baby to die

(Newser) - Italian police are considering bringing homicide charges against doctors who left an aborted baby boy to die. The boy, aborted at 22 weeks, was found breathing almost a full day after the operation by a priest who had gone to pray beside the body. The infant was taken to a... More »

Nebraska Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban

Landmark bill based on theory fetus can feel pain

(Newser) - Nebraska has become the first state in the nation to ban late-term abortions based on the controversial theory that the fetus is capable of feeling pain by the 20th week of gestation. The law, which makes it a felony for a doctor to perform abortions after the 20th week, is... More »

Defendant Testifies He Killed Abortion Doc

Scott Roeder freely admits to murdering George Tiller

(Newser) - The man accused of murdering Kansas abortion provider George Tiller took the stand in his own defense today and promptly admitted that he fatally shot Tiller in an attempt to save unborn children. Scott Roeder, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated assault, was sworn in and... More »

Successor Continues Tiller's Battle

Provider of late-term abortions plies dangerous trade

(Newser) - It's not easy being the leading provider of late-term abortions. Since Leroy Carhart decided to take up the work of slain colleague and friend George Tiller, he's become the target of intense opposition from anti-abortion groups. Carhart has adapted his Omaha-area clinic to his dangerous new line of work, adding... More »

Suspect Admits Shooting Abortion Doctor

'Pre-born children's lives were in imminent danger,' Roeder says

(Newser) - The man accused of shooting a Kansas abortion provider has confessed to the killing and says he has no regrets. "Because of the fact pre-born children's lives were in imminent danger, this was the action I chose," Scott Roeder said in an interview with the AP . The 51-year-old... More »

Nation's Only Late-Term Abortionist: 'I Will Never Be Safe'

(Newser) - The murder of George Tiller has left the nation with only one provider of late-term abortions—and that makes Warren Hern public enemy No. 1 on the fringes of the anti-abortion camp. "I will never be safe," Hern tells Esquire in a long profile. "I will always... More »

Doctor Will Do Late-Term Abortions in Kansas

Neb. physician will fill role of murdered Tiller

(Newser) - A Nebraska doctor said today he will perform third-term abortions in Kansas after the slaying of abortion provider George Tiller, even though Tiller's clinic is closed. Dr. LeRoy Carhart declined to discuss details of his decision, which he made public a day after Tiller's family announced his Wichita clinic was... More »

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