Abortion

Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'LoughlinAugust 09, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown says a 'big tent' party should have room for Democrats opposed to abortion.
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The law compels Hawaii's six pregnancy care centers to post or distribute information referring clients to state-provided prenatal services that would include contraception and abortion.
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"In all my work with African countries, I don't know of any which is screaming, 'Come and help us, we have this abortion crisis.'"
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech to Oregon legislators in the Capitol House chambers in Salem, Ore., in January. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
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Oregon's Catholic bishops urged a veto, saying the bill "forces all Oregon taxpayers to help finance an extremist abortion agenda that does not enjoy majority support."
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech to Oregon legislators in the Capitol House chambers in Salem, Ore., on Jan. 9. Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive services at no cost to the patient under a $10 million reproductive health bill approved by the state Legislature. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
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Oregon already has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the U.S., leaving out otherwise common requirements for waiting periods or spending limits on taxpayer funds.
Bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton, Ontario, is seen at the Vatican April 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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The bishops criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for committing $650 million to support abortion funding overseas when only $119.25 million was pledged to help 20 million who risk starvation in South Sudan, Yemen, eastern Nigeria and Somalia.