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  • Anti-abortion advocates stand outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization in Jackson, Miss., the state's only abortion clinic, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Miss. abortion clinic fights law that may shut it

    Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic again are asking a federal judge to block a state law that threatens to eventually close the facility, though a closing is not expected any time soon.


  • ** FILE ** Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum, hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Appeals court says Texas can enforce abortion law

    A Texas abortion law passed last year that requires doctors to show sonograms to patients can be enforced while opponents challenge the measure in court, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in a ruling that signaled that the judges believe the law is constitutional.


  • Bloomberg News
President Obama - followed by Rob Nabors (left), deputy director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and OMB Director Peter R. Orszag - arrive in the Eisenhower Executive Office building to make remarks on the fiscal 2010 budget Thursday. Mr. Obama is seeking $81 billion more in spending on domestic initiatives in his record $3.55 trillion budget plan.

    Obama move on abortion funds riles both sides

    President Obama called for overturning a decade-old ban on publicly funded abortions in the District as part of his budget proposal Thursday, but did not overturn the national ban on federal funding.


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