Pope Francis Extends Priests' Power To Forgive Women Who Have An AbortionPope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the "grave sin" of women who have abortions, extending special permission he had granted them in 2015 for the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.
Federal Agency Upholds California Abortion Coverage MandatePresident Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday that California did not violate a religious freedom law when it ordered health insurance companies to pay for elective abortions.
Abortion Activist Claims Planned Parenthood Videos Caused Raid At His HomeThe founder of a group called the Center for Medical Progress, said agents left behind documents that he contends implicate Planned Parenthood in illegal behavior related to the handling of fetal tissue.
Utah Bill Would Require Fetal Anesthesia Before AbortionsHis measure would require fetal anesthesia before an abortion performed after 20 or more weeks of gestation, based on the disputed premise that a fetus can feel pain at that point.
David Daleiden, Activist Behind Planned Parenthood Videos, Offered ProbationAn attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos.
Indictment: Anti-Abortion Activists Used Fake Driver's Licenses In Fraud SchemeThe videos that surfaced last year accused Planned Parenthood of illegally selling fetal tissue to researchers for profit. The footage provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide and prompted investigations by Republican-led committees in Congress and by GOP-led state governments.
Pope Gives Priests Discretion To Forgive Women Who Have Had An AbortionPope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."
Planned Parenthood Alleges 'Smear' In Letter To CongressPlanned Parenthood Federation of America defended itself in a letter to Congress and sent a report showing undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.
Study: 95 Percent Of Women Don't Regret Having AbortionHardly any women regret having an abortion, according to a new study.
Assemblywoman Coming Under Fire For Linking Abortion To DroughtA state assemblywoman representing Bakersfield is coming under fire tonight after she linked abortion to the drought.
New Bill Would Require Calif. Pregnancy Centers To Tell Visitors Abortion Is An OptionCalifornians who visit crisis pregnancy centers must know whether the facility is licensed and that abortion is an option under legislation advanced Tuesday by the state Assembly.
California Catholics Challenge Abortion Order California's Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions.

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