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A Republican-run Senate committee swiftly killed legislation Monday that would have made Virginia's mandatory pre-abortion ultrasound exams optional after the committee chairman blocked discussion of the bill.
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Anti-abortion activists from across the nation will take to D.C.'s streets for the 40th annual March for Life Friday. Organizers say they hope the crowd will surpass the march's record of 400,000 demonstrators, and even the attendance of 1 million people at the inauguration.
By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion.
A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.
The Department of Justice says it has settled a civil complaint against a Maryland man who protests abortions outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington.
Hundreds of anti-abortion activists gathered on Capitol Square in Richmond Wednesday to celebrate last year's legislative successes. Meanwhile dozens of abortion-rights supporters staged their own demonstration a few yards away.
Revised abortion clinic regulations that include strict building standards have been certified by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
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