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  • July 5, 2013  

    In other news Friday, Pope Francis cleared the way for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II to be made saints. Also, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law requiring women seeking abortions to first have an ultrasound. Abortion providers would have to point out features of the fetus before performing the abortion. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2013  

    As part of the NewsHour’s Agents for Change series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro returns to a story he first reported on 12 years ago about the skewed sex ratio of children born in India. Baby boys are seen as more favorable for both economic and cultural reasons, a perception activists are trying to combat. 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