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Illinois Republican governor signs controversial abortion bill

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed a controversial bill into law on Thursday to expand state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income residents on Medicaid and state employees.

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Controversial abortion bills pass Kentucky legislature

Two controversial abortion bills are one step closer to becoming law in Kentucky, both heading to the governor's desk for final approval after being passed by the Republican-led state legislature Saturday.

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John Kasich Signs One Abortion Bill in Ohio but Vetoes a More Restrictive Measure

The governor signed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, but vetoed a measure that would have barred abortions after a fetal heartbeat was detected.

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Ohio governor vetoes 'heartbeat' abortion bill

Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a measure that would have banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected but signed a bill outlawing abortions in the state after 20 weeks.

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Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio lawmakers passed a second piece of legislation in two days on Thursday restricting abortion access in the state by banning the procedure after 20 weeks of gestation.

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Ohio state lawmakers approve 'heartbeat' abortion bill

Ohio state lawmakers have passed a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" that would ban abortions from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected -- which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy.

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Gov. vetoes Oklahoma abortion bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state.

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Religion, rights and politics clash over Sierra Leone abortion bill

FREETOWN (Reuters) - When she was 15, long before she became gender adviser to Sierra Leone's president, Naasu Fofanah was raped by her church pastor. With her mother's help, she had an abortion, a decision she does not regret, even though it involved breaking the law.

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Indiana Governor Signs Abortion Bill With Added Restrictions

The law signed by Gov. Mike Pence holds doctors liable if a woman has an abortion because of objections to the fetus’s race, sex or a disability and restricts fetal tissue donation.

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Abortion Bills Advance, Setting Up a Showdown

The Senate planned to take up a ban while the House pushed ahead on stripping funds from Planned Parenthood, renewing a fight that could shut down the government.

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Clinton campaign blasts GOP abortion bill

Hillary Clinton is accusing congressional Republicans of planning to "overrule the Democratic process" in Washington with a Thursday night vote to block a D.C. law banning discrimination by employers against employees who have had abortions.

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Arizona governor says he has signed abortion bill into law

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, said on Monday he has signed into law a controversial measure blocking women from buying insurance that includes abortion coverage through the federal healthcare exchange.

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Arizona lawmakers approve abortion bill, send to governor

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday passed a controversial measure blocking women from buying insurance that includes abortion coverage through the federal health care exchange.

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Ohio House again passes 'heartbeat' anti-abortion bill

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday again passed a bill that would outlaw abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at about six weeks, but it is not expected to become law.

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U.S. House Republicans drop vote on abortion bill: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, facing a revolt from female Republicans in the chamber, dropped plans on Wednesday night for a vote on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to media reports.

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White House issues veto threat for House abortion bill

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday issued a formal veto threat for a House of Representatives bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)

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Spanish parliament to press on with restrictive abortion bill

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Socialists failed on Tuesday to block an unpopular draft law restricting women's access to abortions, which has sparked large protests across the country and caused rare rifts in the conservative People's Party (PP) that sponsored the bill.

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Davis Is Expected to Run for Texas Governor

Wendy Davis, the Democratic state senator who gained prominence for a filibuster in June against an abortion bill, has reportedly told supporters she is entering the race.    

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Democrats See Value in Texas in Candidacy for Governor

State Senator Wendy Davis of Texas, who rocketed to fame with her 11-hour filibuster to block an anti-abortion bill, is considering a campaign for governor even though she is thought to be a long shot.    

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Governor signs abortion bill

As was expected, Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Monday a controversial, restrictive abortion bill.

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Abortion bill fuels #vaginamotorcycles

Family planning advocates object after North Carolina legislators refashion a bill on motorcycle safety into one restricting abortions.

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North Carolina protest against abortion bill ends with 64 arrests

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - North Carolina's "Moral Monday" protesters, now in their tenth week, objected to a bill that could limit abortion access - the latest move to counter a conservative shift by the state's first Republican-led government in more than a century.

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Will Rick Perry run for president?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has found himself squarely in the middle of the national political conversation as he clashes with Democrats over a restrictive anti-abortion bill that has drawn thousands of protesters to Austin.

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Statehouse Memo: Texas Democrats Try to Keep Their Momentum Going

As the state legislature meets in the wake of a dramatic Democratic filibuster over an abortion bill, Gov. Rick Perry is likely to regain the upper hand.    

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Texas governor slams state lawmaker who stalled abortion bill

DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry made a highly personal criticism on Thursday of the state senator who thwarted a Republican proposal to restrict abortion, saying she had not learned from her own experience as a teenage mother born to a single mother.

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Texas governor targets state lawmaker, single mom over abortion bill

DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry made a highly personal criticism on Thursday of the state senator who thwarted a Republican proposal to restrict abortion, saying she had not learned from her own experience as a teenage mother born to a single mother.

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11 hours without food, water, rest

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis speaks about standing and speaking for many hours to filibuster an abortion bill.

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Governor calls Texas lawmakers back to session on abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday called a second special session of the legislature on July 1 in a bid to overcome Democratic efforts to thwart proposed new restrictions on abortion.

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Wendy Davis: From teen mom to Harvard Law to famous filibuster

The Texas state senator whose filibuster of an abortion bill became a national phenomenon has a long history of persisting against tough odds.

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Marathon speech helps Democrats block Texas abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas state Democrats blocked a drive for new abortion restrictions on Wednesday after a marathon speech in the capitol in Austin caused some Republican backers of the bill to cast votes after a midnight deadline.

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Texas Vote Passing Abortion Bill Rendered Moot

Hours after claiming that they successfully passed some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country, Republican lawmakers said a disputed late-night vote on the bill did not follow legislative procedures.    

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Democrats, allies block Texas abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas state Democrats blocked a drive for sweeping new abortion restrictions on Wednesday after Republicans backing the legislation failed to cast final votes before a midnight deadline.

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UPDATE 1-Republicans disrupt Texas state Democrat's filibuster over abortion bill

(Rewrites with disruption of filibuster, uncertainty over vote tally)

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Texas Abortion Bill Appears to Win Final Approval

One day after House passage, the Senate adopted restrictions that legislation opponents said could close most abortion clinics in the state.    

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Filibuster rivets online

Democratic Senator Wendy Davis took to the floor the Texas Senate at 11:18 a.m. in pink tennis shoes and began what she hoped would be a nearly 13 hour filibuster of an abortion bill.

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Texas House passes abortion bill

The Texas House debates and later passes a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Republicans disrupt Texas state Democrat's filibuster over abortion bill

(Reuters) - A Texas state Democrat who spoke for several hours on Tuesday in a bid to block a Republican drive for sweeping new abortion restrictions may be thwarted by Republicans who said she violated rules governing the stalling tactic.

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REFILE-Republicans disrupt Texas state Democrat's filibuster over abortion bill

June 25 (Reuters) - A Texas state Democrat who spoke for several hours on Tuesday in a bid to block a Republican drive for sweeping new abortion restrictions may be thwarted by Republicans who said she violated rules governing the stalling tactic.

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Filibuster in Texas Senate Tries to Halt Abortion Bill

Texas Democrats attempted to prevent Republicans from passing a bill that would give the state some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country.    

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No leaning in 13-hour filibuster try

A Texas state senator launched a last-ditch effort to block an abortion bill that would be among the nation's most restrictive, hoping to run out the clock on a special session with a 13-hour filibuster.

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House Passes Far-Reaching Anti-Abortion Bill

The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats condemned as yet another example of the GOP war on women.    

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Abortion bill sponsor said what?

Donna Brazile says anti-abortionist Rep. Trent Franks just doesn't get it when he justified why victims of rape and incest get no exception in his proposal for an abortion bill.

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Kansas governor signs far-reaching anti-abortion bill

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS (Reuters) - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Friday signed into law a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that creates new restrictions on the procedure and defines life as beginning "at fertilization."

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Kansas set to enact sweeping anti-abortion law

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - Kansas lawmakers sent the governor a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans Planned Parenthood from providing sex education materials in schools and defines life as beginning at conception.

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Alabama Senate passes bill tightening rules for abortion clinics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) - The Alabama Senate passed an abortion bill on Tuesday critics say would limit access to the procedure with stricter requirements for clinics that provide it.

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Arkansas approves nation's most restrictive abortion bill

Arkansas now has the most limited abortion law in the country, overriding a veto by its governor, who said the legislation "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution."