Third-trimester abortions _ those done beyond the 28th week of pregnancy _ account for less than 1 percent of all abortions performed in the United States each year. Only four doctors nationwide offer the procedure.
The shuttered Wichita abortion clinic formerly operated by Dr. George Tiller has been bought by an abortion-rights group that intends to reopen it as a family and women's health center that will offer abortions, among other services, the group's executive director said Wednesday.
A Southern California woman drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis with a knife and threw it down a garbage disposal, police say.
Pro-life advocates in Maryland, Iowa and Indiana are pushing back with rallies and talk of more restrictive legislation as one of the nation's most prominent late-term abortion doctors works to expand his practice in all three states.
Kathryn B. drove 600 miles and overcame an almost debilitating attack of nerves to be at the National Memorial for the Unborn in Chattanooga, Tenn., last month to tell the story of the choice she had made 19 years earlier to abort her baby.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday brought back furloughs for thousands of state workers until California passes a budget.
Eighty-two-year-old identical twin sisters were found dead in their San Antonio home after the city sweltered through days of 100-degree heat.
A former Alaska attorney general who represented state workers in the Troopergate investigation has been elected mayor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
A long-running legal and political battle over abortion that has drawn national attention took a new turn last month, when Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison charged Dr. George Tiller with 19 misdemeanor counts of unlawful late-term abortion.