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6/19/2012 - NH Governor Vetoes Late Abortion Ban
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch (D) vetoed a bill on Friday that would have banned late abortions in the state....

6/13/2008 - Michigan Governor to Veto Abortion Ban
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is expected to veto a ban on certain late-term abortion procedures known as "partial-birth abortion," which the Michigan state Senate passed this week....

4/15/2008 - Arizona House Committee Approves Abortion Procedure Ban
The Arizona House Committee on Natural Resources and Public Safety voted 6-3 last week to approve a ban on the so-called "partial-birth abortion" procedure....

11/9/2006 - Justices Consider Medical Details in Abortion Ban Hearing
The Supreme Court heard two cases yesterday regarding the federal ban on certain abortion procedures used in the second and third trimester of pregnancy....

11/8/2006 - Supreme Court Hears Federal Abortion Ban Case Today
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in two cases that challenge the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which Congress passed in 2003....

10/6/2006 - Supreme Court to Consider Abortion Procedures Ban in November
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear several contentious cases during its current term, including two cases considering the constitutionality of the so-called "partial-birth" abortion ban passed by Congress and signed by President Bush in November of 2003....

6/20/2006 - Supreme Court Decides to Hear Second Case on Partial-Birth Abortion
The Supreme Court decided yesterday to hear a second case on the so-called Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 in the upcoming term....

2/21/2006 - Supreme Court Will Hear Federal Abortion Case
Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will consider the Justice Department's appeal of a ruling that a federal ban on abortions was unconstitutional....

11/2/2005 - Alito's Mother Says It All
Rose Alito, the mother of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, told the Associated Press that "of course" her son is "against abortion." But you dont need to get this from his mother....

9/8/2004 - Abortion Procedures Ban Found Unconstitutional for the Third Time
US District Court Judge Richard Kopf of Lincoln, Nebraska ruled today that the Partial-Birth Abortion Act is unconstitutional, recognizing the law as a threat to women's health....

6/11/2004 - MI Legislature Threatens Abortion In All Terms
Bolstered by signatures gathered by religious and anti-abortion groups, the Michigan legislature voted yesterday to override Governor Jennifer Granholm's (D) veto of a Legal Birth Definition Act (LBDA) that would define birth from the moment any part of a "living" fetus was outside a woman's body....

6/7/2004 - Michigan on Verge of Banning Abortion Procedures
Michigan is on the verge of passing a ban on abortion procedures similar to the current federal law that was just declared unconstitutional by a US District Court judge in San Francisco....

6/1/2004 - Federal Judge Overturns Abortion Ban
A federal judge in San Francisco today declared that the abortion procedures ban passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush last year is unconstitutional....

5/10/2004 - Federal Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order in Utah Abortion Ban Case
Last week, US District Court Judge Paul Cassell issued a temporary restraining order preventing the enforcement of Utah's abortion procedures ban for at least 10 days....

2/13/2004 - Ashcroft Subpoenas Medical Records of Women Who Had Abortions
The Department of Justice has issued a series of subpoenas to hospitals in several major cities demanding the medical records of women who have undergone certain abortion procedures....

1/30/2004 - MI: Abortion Opponents Launch Petition Drive
Anti-abortion activists launched a petition drive in Michigan to overturn Governor Jennifer Granholm's (D) veto of an abortion procedure ban passed through the state legislature....

11/6/2003 - Judge Blocks New Abortion Procedures Ban for Nebraska Doctors
Less than an hour after President Bush signed a bill banning safe abortion procedures into law, a federal judge in Nebraska issued a temporary injunction to prevent implementation of the law....

11/5/2003 - Women's Rights Activists Protest Abortion Procedures Ban
The National Organization for Women (NOW) and other women's rights activists will protest President Bush's signing of a bill banning abortion procedures today in Washington, DC....

10/31/2003 - Pro-Choice Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Abortion Procedures Ban
Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed lawsuits to stop the implementation of a law that would ban safe, necessary abortion procedures and contains no exceptions for the health of the woman....

10/28/2003 - Doctors Caution Against Abortion Procedures Ban
In the wake of the passage of the so-called "Partial-Birth Abortion Ban of 2003," doctors are raising concerns that the broad language of the bill could block all abortions after the twelfth week of gestation....

10/22/2003 - Senate Bans Safe Abortion Procedures
The Senate gave final approval yesterday to a bill that bans safe abortion procedures....

10/14/2003 - MI: Governor Vetoes Abortion Procedures Ban
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) on Friday vetoed a bill that would have banned certain abortion procedures in the state....

9/23/2003 - Senate Sends Abortion Procedures Ban to Conference Cmte
The US Senate voted unanimously to send a bill banning certain abortion procedures to conference committee with the House, where it will surely pass without major changes....

7/8/2003 - Federal Judge Blocks Virginia's Abortion Procedures Ban
Responding to an injunction filed by abortion rights advocates, a federal judge blocked a recently passed Virginia law banning so-called "partial-birth infanticide" beginning July 1, the day the law was to take effect....

6/25/2003 - Virginia: Ban on Abortion Procedures Challenged in Federal Court
The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a lawsuit in federal court last week to block Virginia's new law banning so-called "partial-birth" abortion from taking effect on July 1....