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2006-07-25 19:14:37

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday easily passed a bill making it a crime to transport a pregnant minor across state lines for an abortion to evade parental notification rules in her home state. The bill, approved 65-34, must be reconciled with the version passed by the U.S. House of Representatives before it goes to President George W. Bush, who strongly supports it. "Transporting minors across state lines to bypass parental consent laws regarding...

2006-07-25 18:30:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a 65-34 vote passed a bill making it a crime to transport a pregnant minor across state lines for an abortion to skirt parental notification rules in her home state. The bill must be reconciled with a slightly tougher version passed by the U.S. House of Representatives before it goes to President George W. Bush for his signature. Bush strongly backs the bill. The House has passed similar legislation at least four times since 1998,...

2006-07-25 16:27:10

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of holding off a vote on an abortion bill repeatedly passed by the House, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday prepared to pass a bill making it a crime to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion to skirt parental notification rules. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed similar legislation at least four times, but opponents had always been able to maneuver to keep it from a vote in the Senate. But the Senate has had a...

2006-03-08 17:10:00

By Gene Emery BOSTON -- Teen-age girls in Texas are having fewer abortions following enforcement of a law that forces doctors to tell a parent if their daughter wants to terminate her pregnancy, new research shows. But the law has also increased the birth rate among older white teens and forced some girls to delay the procedure, increasing its risk. A study published in this week's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine found that abortion rates in Texas have dropped 11 percent...

2006-01-29 09:30:00

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- In Wichita, Kansas, abortion rights supporters held a "chili for choice" fund-raising dinner. In Pierre, South Dakota, they plotted strategy in the "Back Alley" meeting hall. And in Minneapolis, volunteers led women past protesters into an abortion clinic. It was just a typical week in Middle America where the decades-old debate over abortion rights has become a full-blown battle. But even as they continue to raise money and march around state...

2006-01-29 09:00:22

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - In Wichita, Kansas, abortion rights supporters held a "chili for choice" fund-raising dinner. In Pierre, South Dakota, they plotted strategy in the "Back Alley" meeting hall. And in Minneapolis, volunteers led women past protesters into an abortion clinic. It was just a typical week in Middle America where the decades-old debate over abortion rights has become a full-blown battle. But even as they continue to raise money and march...

2005-11-30 14:41:05

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court grappled with its first abortion case in five years on Wednesday, considering whether a parental notification law must provide an exception when the health of an abortion-seeking minor is at risk. Several justices seemed to search for some middle-ground solution to the case, the first abortion controversy to reach the court under its new chief justice, John Roberts. Abortion has been one of the court's most contentious...

2005-11-07 20:51:03

Please read in second paragraph ... abortion pill ... instead of ... morning-after pill. By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California, seen as one of the most sexually liberated U.S. states, could limit teenagers' access to abortion next week in the least known but most divisive ballot measure in a lackluster special election. Proposition 73 asks voters to decide whether doctors should be required by law to notify parents or guardians of girls under 18, 48 hours before they...

2005-11-02 09:30:35

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California, seen as one of the most sexually liberated U.S. states, could limit teenagers' access to abortion next week in the least known but most divisive ballot measure in a lackluster special election. Proposition 73 asks voters to decide whether doctors should be required by law to notify parents or guardians of girls under 18, 48 hours before they can legally perform abortions or administer the so-called morning-after pill RU-486....