A federal court has ruled in favor of Texas, which wants to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates participating in a health program for low-income women because the family planning network performs abortions.
CNN contributors L.Z. Granderson and Will Cain debate Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's comments on abortion and rape.
They will say this is about one person.
The Republican Party is set to once again enshrine into its official platform support for "a human life amendment" to the Constitution that would outlaw abortion without making explicit exemptions for rape or incest, according to draft language of the platform obtained exclusively by CNN late Monday.
A pregnant teen awaits a decision on a treatment that could save her life but also kill her baby. Rafael Romo reports.
A pregnant leukemia patient who became a flashpoint in the abortion debate in the Dominican Republic died Friday morning, a hospital official told CNN.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Wednesday that two of its leaders are leaving their posts, months after the breast cancer advocacy group came under fire over its decision -- later reversed -- to cut funding for Planned Parenthood projects.
The former Susan G. Komen Foundation V.P. opens up about her resignation and blasts Planned Parenthood.
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked enforcement of an Arizona abortion law that opponents call one of the most restrictive in the country.
A pregnant leukemia patient, whose life was at risk because anti-abortion laws in the Dominican Republic prevented doctors from treating her, has started receiving chemotherapy, officials said Thursday.
In the Dominican Republic, a ban on abortion is preventing a teenage girl from receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease.
Mississippi's lone clinic offering abortion services faces closure. CNN's George Howell reports.
A federal judge in Mississippi on Wednesday ordered an extension of his temporary order to allow the state's only abortion clinic to stay open.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Sunday that will allow the only abortion clinic operating in Mississippi to stay open -- for now.
Hundreds of women gathered on Sunday in Istanbul in the latest demonstration against the religiously conservative ruling party's plans to restrict access to abortion.
A toddler dangles by her head from a four-story building in China as a daring rescuer assists her.
Amid continued nationwide outrage, Chinese authorities issued a rare public apology Thursday to a woman who was forced to have a late-term abortion, and suspended three local officials involved in the incident.
Congress took up one of the most divisive issues in politics Thursday as the House of Representatives rejected a controversial measure banning abortions based on the sex of a fetus.
The anti-abortion group Live Action released Tuesday its latest undercover video aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood. The edited video shows a Planned Parenthood staff member apparently counseling a woman about gender-selective abortion.
The percentage of Americans who self-identify as favoring abortion rights has hit a record low of 41%, while those who consider themselves "pro-life" reached 50%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.
The president of an influential abortion rights political advocacy group will step down after the upcoming national election, her organization announced Thursday.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed off on a bill that will prevent abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving public funds in most cases, her office said.
When Ji Yeqing awakened, she was already in the recovery room.
John King speaks with Nicholas Burns about the Chinese dissident who may be in the U.S. embassy and U.S.-China relations.
Mississippi's governor has signed into law a bill requiring physicians performing abortions in the state to be a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and to have admitting privileges at an area hospital.
Kirk Cameron shares his views on the controversial topic of abortion
Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require any physician performing abortions in the state to be a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and to have admitting privileges at an area hospital.
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin remained closed Monday after a homemade bomb was placed outside the building, the state organization said.
An Oklahoma County judge has overruled a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound of the fetus before the abortion, according to court documents
If anyone is comfortable speaking openly and boldly about women's bodies, it's Eve Ensler. The playwright and activist behind "The Vagina Monologues" has been at it for years.
Rush Limbaugh is under fire for remarks made on his radio show. Goldie Taylor and CNN's Don Lemon discuss the fallout.
To date, Britain has avoided the politicized and polarized abortion debate that is so prevalent in the U.S. Traditionally, our political parties have seen abortion as a 'private' matter of personal and public 'health' and not a matter of rights. The law gives women no 'right' to abortion as in most Western democracies -- but, if two doctors certify that it's best for her health and well-being and the pregnancy is less than 24 weeks gestation, abortion is a legal option.
Argentina's Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that will decriminalize abortions in cases of rape.
Murder charges against two Maryland doctors over abortions they performed on late-term fetuses have been dropped, prosecutors said Wednesday.
An Indiana legislator has voiced regret for writing a letter stating the Girl Scouts of America "sexualizes" young girls, even as he stood by his criticisms of what he called a "radicalized organization."
When the topic turned to contraception and reproductive rights at CNN's debate in Arizona on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich went on the attack, saying that in 2008 "not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide."
Two GOP presidential hopefuls claim President Obama supports infanticide and say the media never covered the issue.
Rick Santorum found that his position at the top of polls made him the biggest target in Wednesday's CNN Republican presidential debate, possibly the last of the GOP primary and caucus campaign.
Rick Santorum leads polls as GOP candidates take to the stage in the CNN debate in Arizona.
Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris says he doesn't support the Girl Scouts. Affiliates WANE, WTHR and WRTV explain why.
An Indiana lawmaker who opposes celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America says the group "sexualizes" young girls, promotes homosexuality and is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood.
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum challenges the prenatal testing policy found in the 2010 health care legislation.
The government shouldn't make health care providers fully cover prenatal tests like amniocentesis, which can determine the possibility of Down syndrome or other fetal problems, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Sunday.
A Virginia House bill says life begins at conception. If it becomes law, what happens? CNN's Athena Jones reports.
In the Virginia House of Delegates, Republican Robert Marshall is a longtime abortion opponent who has tried repeatedly to pass legislation in his state that would give rights to the unborn.
Karen Handel, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation vice president?and lightning rod in the group's public relations storm over Planned Parenthood funding--stepped down from her position Tuesday. For many it was almost a satisfying ending to an eye-opening incident. None of it should have come as a shock.
Karen Handel, a vice president with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation who resigned Tuesday after a controversy over funding for Planned Parenthood projects, blasted the organization and defended her role in the debate.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation reverses its decision and announces that it will restore funds to Planned Parenthood.
Faced with a deluge of opposition that included pressure from lawmakers and internal dissent, one of America's leading breast cancer advocacy groups on Friday reversed itself on a decision that would have cut off funding to some Planned Parenthood projects.
CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on Komen's decision to restore funding to Planned Parenthood.
If you travel to the island of Delos in Greece, you might be surprised to visit ruins dominated by statues of gigantic stone penises. Even in its ancient, mythological context, it's jarring to see such a disembodied representation of the human form. Women, of course, are perhaps a bit more accustomed than men to being reduced to a collection of body parts. Even so, it was startling to hear earlier this week that one of America's largest and wealthiest advocates of women's health appears to be fixated on breasts, rather than on the women to whom they are attached.
Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards says far right-wing groups won't deter the quest to provide breast cancer care.
The fallout from the Susan G. Komen foundation's decision not to renew funding for some Planned Parenthood projects has led to threatened resignations, angry press statements and a letter from Senate Democrats. Now the mayor of New York has gotten involved.
Komen Foundation comes under fire after cutting funds to Planned Parenthood. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
One of the truly remarkable and relatively recent boosts to the health of poor women in this country has been their opportunity to get preventive, reproductive health services at little or no cost in one place.
Thirty-nine years ago, Roe v. Wade was decided. With the passage of nearly four decades, the landscape of abortion has changed in a way that should trouble even those who consider themselves pro-choice.
USA Today's Jon Saraceno talks with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about the polarizing effect of Tim Tebow.
It was tongue in cheek, blogger Sophia Brugato said, because let's be honest: Tim Tebow, for all his athletic attributes, isn't the biggest scorer.
Hundreds of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington's Lafayette Park on Sunday on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defended his record on abortion during Thursday night's CNN presidential debate in South Carolina.
Just before the final debate Thursday and days before the voting, Republican presidential candidates have launched increasingly strident attacks against each other and President Barack Obama in the run-up to the South Carolina primary.
Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer his focus on conservative ideals explains why he is doing well in South Carolina.
The case of a Corpus Christi, Texas, teen who sued her family because she said they wanted to force her to have an abortion "has been resolved," her lawyer says.
A Corpus Christi, Texas, teenager is suing her family, claiming they are trying to force her to have an abortion.
An Alabama man was arrested in connection with the arson of a women's clinic in Pensacola, Florida, authorities said Thursday.
Investigators said Tuesday they did not yet know the cause of a fire that extensively damaged a women's clinic in Pensacola, Florida.
A Christian publisher is withdrawing copies of the "Cancer Awareness Bible," from stores because the Bible helped raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which in turn contributed to Planned Parenthood.
Siri can help you find drugstores and bars, but the iPhone 4S digital assistant is clueless when it comes to the locations of abortion clinics, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
CNN's T.J. Holmes reports on uproar over the iPhone digital assistant's inability to help users find an abortion clinic.
A worker at a west Philadelphia abortion clinic has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and may testify against Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the doctor accused of performing illegal late-term abortions, court officials said.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says pro-life "personhood" initiative is "too ambiguous" for some voters to support.
Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have defined life as starting at conception, and outlawed abortion and many forms of birth control if passed.
Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.
CNN.com's Mallory Simon discusses a proposed amendment to Mississippi's constitution that questions when life begins.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin discusses the implications of the "personhood" amendment to the Mississippi state constitution.
In the Carpenter home, every meal begins with a prayer. Robin and his wife, Emily, are devout Christians. But they part ways with many other Christians over a measure that would expand the legal definition of human life.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour offered his support Friday for an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception, saying he cast his absentee ballot for the measure despite struggling with its implications.
Herman Cain may be battling with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential polls, but Romney remained the "target du jour" Sunday for both his current and possible future competition.
Presidential Candidate Ron Paul says he has "no plans" for a third party run in the 2012 GOP race, yet.
The campaign of Herman Cain again worked to clarify his stance on abortion Thursday night after the GOP presidential candidate raised new questions at a Texas campaign stop when he said he was "pro-life, no exceptions."
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain tells CNN's Piers Morgan that abortion should never happen.
What's the most emotional and divisive issue in American politics?
The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would amend the health care law to bar federal funding for health plans that provide abortion services.
Voters in Mississippi will be given a chance to decide whether life begins at conception, a controversial abortion-related ballot initiative that the state's highest court has refused to block.
CNN's Dan Simon reports more and more couples are now using in-vitro fertilization to select their baby's gender.
A new maternal blood test can determine a fetus' sex as early as seven weeks into a pregnancy.
In the midst of the recent debt-ceiling impasse in Congress, I wanted nothing more than to put the smartest 20-something legislative assistants together in a room and ask them to resolve it.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a new Kansas law designed to strip Planned Parenthood's family planning funds.
Calling it "debilitating to my efforts to carry out a considered foreign policy and diplomacy," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning members of the House of Representatives that she "will recommend personally" that President Barack Obama veto a bill pending in the House that would severely restrict State Department operations, international organizations and foreign assistance.
The Oklahoma Senate votes to override Governor Henry's vetoes and pass two strong anti-abortion measures. KWTV reports.
Well, now that Oprah's finally said goodbye, maybe women can get back to the important business of planning to be raped.
The Obama administration is attempting to block Indiana from enforcing a new law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood.
Women seeking an abortion in Texas will have to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure, under a law that takes effect September 1.
A controversial new Indiana law limiting access to abortion services remains in effect after a federal judge Wednesday denied a request for a restraining order from Planned Parenthood.
CNN contributor John Avlon says Stephen Colbert is right to lampoon politicians who spread falsehoods.
"Not intended to be a factual statement."
The battle over a hot-button issue has been raging in state legislatures across the country this year with an unprecedented number of bills aimed at restricting abortions.
Like most women in America, I am heartsick that some leaders in the Republican Party are determined to defund Planned Parenthood. This would essentially mean that millions of American women would not receive basic health care services. It makes me sick and it makes me angry.
CNN's Lisa Sylvester takes a closer look at why the organization and women's rights are now part of the budget debate.
As two states imposed the latest rounds of laws against abortion or its providers this week, a new study contends "hostility" toward abortion rights is on the rise in legislatures across the country, according to the Guttmacher Institute.