Content Tagged As abortion

Tagged News

  • UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

    February 5, 2014 8:13 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for "systematically" adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the bishops who concealed their crimes. In... more »
  • DHH rescinds new La. abortion rules

    February 4, 2014 6:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced Monday night it was scrapping rewritten licensing regulations for abortion clinics that abortion rights supporters had said would force all five of the state's clinics to shut down. The Department of Health and Hospitals said it would rewrite the regulations... more »
  • Judge forbids La to enforce abortion liability law

    March 30, 2012 9:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge says Louisiana cannot enforce a 1997 law that allowed lawsuits against abortion doctors even without allegations of negligence or poor care. The law also kept doctors who perform abortions out of a state-run medical malpractice review process and a fund to pay malpractice... more »
  • Appeals court: Texas may enforce abortion law

    January 10, 2012 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal appeals court in New Orleans says Texas can enforce an abortion law passed last year while opponents challenge it in court. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a district judge's temporary order against enforcing the law.... more »
  • Abortion Rates Reach Twenty Year High

    January 18, 2011 7:24 PM

    A recent study shows the number of abortions nation-wide has increased, something that hasn't happened for twenty years. The numbers changed from 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women ages 16-44 to 19.4 abortions. Dr. Rhonda Evans, a gender studies expert, said "one year only and it's slight. It should be taken... more »
  • Abortion Protest

    October 17, 2010 12:15 AM

    Picket signs and rosaries in Lafayette Saturday afternoon. "America Needs Fatima" held the abortion protest at the corner of University and Johnston. The group organized this pro-life rallies across the nation... with nearly 6-thousand rosaries being prayed at the same time. A-N-F members say America urgently needs the prophetic messages... more »
  • Judge Rules in Abortion Clinic's License

    September 22, 2010 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge judge has indefinitely barred state health officials from enforcing the Sept. 3 suspension of a north Louisiana abortion clinic's license. During a hearing Tuesday, J.E. Cullens, who represents Hope Medical Group for Women, argued the Shreveport-based clinic is a law-abiding business that... more »
  • Abortion clinics sue over new La. law

    September 20, 2010 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of abortion clinics sued the state health department Monday over a new law that gives Louisiana's health secretary more discretion to shut down an abortion clinic for safety or health concerns. The Center for Reproductive Rights, which filed the lawsuit for the clinics,... more »
  • La. officials suspend abortion clinic's license

    September 3, 2010 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials have suspended the license of a Shreveport abortion clinic after an investigation found violations that they say posed health and safety risks to clients. The department said Friday that it issued a notice of license revocation to Hope Medical Group for Women... more »
  • La. abortion clinics end ultrasound challenge

    August 19, 2010 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of abortion clinics dropped its challenge of a Louisiana abortion law that requires ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions, after working out an agreement with the state health department. The agreement was approved by a federal judge on Wednesday. Another portion of... more »
  • Lawsuit challenges new La. abortion laws

    August 6, 2010 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of abortion clinics filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging two new Louisiana abortion laws that require ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions and that bar medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform elective abortions. The lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge claims the... more »
  • Jindal signs abortion regulation bills

    July 6, 2010 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Women getting abortions in Louisiana will be required to get ultrasounds, and doctors who perform elective abortions won't be covered under medical malpractice laws. Those are two of the latest abortion restrictions added to Louisiana's laws. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bills Tuesday. No exceptions are... more »
  • Jindal Signs Abortion Regulation Bill

    June 23, 2010 8:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health secretary now has more discretion to shut down an abortion clinic for safety or health concerns. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill into law Wednesday that gives the head of the Department of Health and Hospitals the ability to quickly suspend a license... more »
  • Jindal signs abortion regulation bill

    June 23, 2010 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's health secretary now has more discretion to shut down an abortion clinic for safety or health concerns. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill into law Wednesday that gives the head of the Department of Health and Hospitals the ability to quickly suspend a license if... more »
  • Doctors who perform elective abortions no longer covered under state's medical malpractice laws

    June 18, 2010 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The state Legislature has decided that doctors shouldn't be covered under medical malpractice laws when they are providing elective abortions. The Senate gave final passage with a 31-2 vote Friday to the bill by Rep. Robert Johnson, of Marksville. The measure would prohibit health care providers... more »
  • Ultrasounds to be required for abortions

    June 16, 2010 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Women seeking abortions in Louisiana will be required to get an ultrasound first, under a bill that has received final legislative passage. The bill was sent to the governor's desk with a 79-0 vote of the state House. Gov. Bobby Jindal supports the measure. There is... more »
  • Senate backs abortion regulation bills

    June 14, 2010 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The Louisiana Senate has given final passage to a bill that gives the state's health secretary broader discretion to deny or revoke abortion clinic licenses for safety concerns. The proposal by Rep. Fred Mills heads to the governor's desk with unanimous backing Monday of the Senate.... more »
  • Insurance ban on elective abortions limited

    May 26, 2010 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A proposed ban on health insurance coverage for all elective abortions has been scaled back by a Senate committee to affect only the state insurance purchasing pools set up by the federal health overhaul legislation. Lawmakers on the Senate Health and Welfare Committee say they were... more »
  • Law May Require Ultrasound Before Abortion

    May 19, 2010 7:25 PM

    A bill making its way through the legislature would require a woman wanting an abortion to first see an ultrasound photo. The bill sponsored by Senator Sharon Weston Broome of Baton Rouge passed in the senate with only four in opposition. Women looking to get an abortion in... more »
  • Senate backs ultrasound requirement for abortions

    May 18, 2010 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The Louisiana Senate has agreed that women seeking abortions should be required to get an ultrasound first. Backers of the bill say they hope the ultrasound could change a woman's mind and dissuade her from getting an abortion. The Senate voted 33-4 for the bill, sending... more »
  • Senate committee waters down abortion bill

    April 28, 2010 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A bill that would have put Louisiana in line with a newly passed Oklahoma law considered among the nation's strictest abortion restrictions was watered down by a state Senate committee. The measure would have required anyone seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound and to listen... more »
  • House backs ban on insurance for abortions

    April 22, 2010 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The Louisiana House has backed a prohibition on health insurance coverage for elective abortions in the state. The Jindal administration had described the measure by Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann as a bill to prohibit elective abortions in the state purchasing pools set up by the federal... more »
  • Bill would ban insurance coverage of abortions

    April 14, 2010 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A proposed ban on insurance coverage for elective abortions in Louisiana has received approval from the House Insurance Committee. Supporters say the bill would prohibit elective abortions in the state purchasing pools set up by the federal health care bill. But opponents say the bill goes... more »
  • Elective Abortions Not Available in Health Care Reform

    March 24, 2010 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed an executive order designed to ensure that no federal money can be used for elective abortions under the nation's new health care legislation. Obama agreed to the order on Sunday to ensure passage of the health care... more »

Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Most Popular