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Watch live: Texas House set to vote on abortion bill

The Texas state legislature return to the statehouse to again take up a controversial bill that would place stringent restrictions on abortion services in the state. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on July 10.…

Georgia senate panel approves ‘fetal pain’ anti-abortion bill

A Georgia state senate committee has voted in favor of a so-called “fetal pain” bill, a measure that would narrow the legal window during which women can legally obtain an abortion by six weeks. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, House Bill 954 would “tighten medical exemptions for terminating pregnancies and…

Anti-abortion forces sends kids, teddies to Ohio capital to lobby for abortion bill

Taking a page from Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, anti-abortion forces from Ohio enlisted 50 school-age children on Tuesday and an equal number of slightly creepy teddy bears in their effort to convince the state Senate to pass a so-called fetal heartbeat bill. The bears, advocates said, played a…

Ohio Governor Kasich signs restrictive abortion bill

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law a bill that makes it more difficult for minors to obtain permission for an abortion. Ohio law already requires either parental permission or court order for any woman under 18 to legally obtain an abortion. The new law signed late…

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