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A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.
An FDA advisory panel has endorsed the use of a new screening tool for breast cancer. It is a 3-D automated breast ultrasound system which -- when combined with conventional mammograms -- has been proven to boost cancer detection rates for women with dense breasts.
Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory on July 1 under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who faced a political uproar before lawmakers deleted language that would have made the exams medically invasive.