Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

Mar 28, 2015

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

A Colorado woman accused of cutting the unborn baby from an expectant mother’s belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being. Prosecutors did not explain ...

Mar 21, 2015

Gruesome U.S. case highlights fetal homicide laws

The gruesome case of a woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl is reviving a highly-charged debate in the U.S. over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being. The abortion debate ...

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

Aug 30, 2014

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

A U.S. judge Friday threw out new abortion restrictions that would have effectively banned the procedure at most facilities in Texas, the latest battleground in the ongoing battle over the divisive issue. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one ...

U.S. health decision galvanizes Democrats

| Jul 2, 2014

U.S. health decision galvanizes Democrats

Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the Republicans’ “war on women” — an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide ...

Jun 20, 2013

U.S. House passes bill with new limits on abortion

The House approved legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy, the most sweeping abortion restriction to pass any chamber of Congress in a decade. The vote was 228-196. While the measure is unlikely to become law — it faces ...