• March 22, 2013  

    In other news Friday, the Senate prepared to vote and pass its first budget in four years. Also, North Dakota moved to outlaw abortion in the state. The Republican-controlled legislature passed a bill defining life as starting at conception. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2013  

    The Arkansas legislature passed the nation’s strictest abortion rules, outlawing any procedures done after the 12th week of pregnancy. To learn more about the legal ramifications for doctors under the new law and how it will effect other states, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Suzi Parker, a reporter for Reuters from Little Rock. Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013    

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark decision Roe v. Wade. On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. The … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013  

    Forty years ago, in the landmark case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decided that abortion should be legal in the United States. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life and Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America join Gwen Ifill to debate the state of abortion rights and activism today. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2012  

    Democrats expected incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to lose her seat come November. But after her challenger Republican Todd Akin made controversial remarks about rape and abortion, McCaskill has gained a narrow lead. Gwen Ifill reports on the key race, which may dictate which party controls the Senate. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012  

    A new Vatican report criticizes the largest group of U.S. Catholic nuns — the Leadership Conference of Women Religious — for promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Judy Woodruff discusses the charge with Christendom College’s Donna Bethell and Fordham University’s Jeannine Hill Fletcher. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2012  

    Amid a flurry of recent news on women’s issues, Democrats are working to capitalize on debates over a birth-control mandate and a proposed Virginia ultrasound requirement for abortions. Judy Woodruff discusses parties’ attempts to woo women voters with The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus and Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012  

    Amid rising criticism, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell changed his stance on a bill that would require women to have a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion, noting that an abdominal ultrasound would be more appropriate. Judy Woodruff and guests discuss Virginia’s proposed law and nationwide efforts to curb access to abortions. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    Catholic leaders are pushing back against a new Department of Health and Human Services ruling requiring employers who offer health insurance to provide contraception free of charge. While churches are exempt from the rules, Catholic hospitals and universities must comply. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the controversy. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    After two days of uproar and different explanations for its initial decision, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity reversed course Friday on cutting funding for Planned Parenthood. Hari Sreenivasan and Amina Khan of The Los Angeles Times discuss the abrupt shift in message at the well-known breast cancer charity. Continue reading

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