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6/4/2003 - House Votes Today on Abortion Procedures Ban
The House is scheduled to vote today on HR 760, unconstitutional legislation that would ban so-called "partial birth" abortions....

4/22/2003 - Sen. Santorum Slammed for Anti-Gay Remarks
Just four months after Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) was forced to resign over racist remarks as Senate majority leader, Republican Senate conference chair Rick Santorum (R-PA) is under fire after the Associated Press published his anti-gay comments, likening consensual gay sex with bigamy, polygamy, incest, and adultery....

3/19/2003 - Choose Life License Plates Making Gains in States
Since January, when a South Carolina judge ruled Choose Life specialty license plates unconstitutional because they provided a forum for anti-abortion supporters and not pro-choice advocates, anti-abortion forces promoting the plates have won victories in several states and in the courts....

3/14/2003 - Senate Passes So-Called Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
After rejecting several amendments protecting womens reproductive health and rights, the Senate yesterday passed a bill that will ban so-called partial-birth abortions....

3/10/2003 - Senate to Vote Today on Abortion Procedures Ban
The Senate is expected to vote later today on legislation that would ban most safe abortion procedures at any stage of pregnancy....

2/14/2003 - Abortion Ban Reintroduced in Congress
Far-right Republicans renewed efforts to severely limit abortion rights yesterday with the introduction of the so-called partial-birth abortion ban in the House of Representatives....

2/11/2003 - Anti-Abortion Policies Dominate in Virginia
Anti-abortion lawmakers in Virginia have worked to restrict womens right to choose in the past month, with bills in progress ranging from banning so-called partial-birth abortion to letting health care practitioners opt out of prescribing birth control pills....

1/29/2003 - Bush Promotes Conservative Agenda, War in State of Union Address
President Bush delivered the annual State of the Union address last night in Congress, pushing a conservative social agenda and trying to rally the American public for war against Iraq....

1/22/2003 - Presidential Hopefuls Express Support for Abortion Rights
An abortion rights dinner commemorating the 30th anniversary of Roe v Wade drew all six declared Democratic presidential hopefuls, who spoke to a crowd of nearly 1,500 last night about the importance of saving womens reproductive rights....

1/22/2003 - Activists Celebrate Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Pro-choice advocates marked the 30th anniversary of Roe v Wade today with events that included a student leadership conference sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation....

1/15/2003 - Abortion Rights Dinner Draws Presidential Hopefuls
All of the Democrats who have declared their intention to run for President in 2004 say they will attend a fund-raising dinner to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Roe v....

1/6/2003 - Congress to Consider Anti-Abortion Legislation
Congress will reconvene tomorrow at noon after a long recess, with anti-abortion legislation and confirmation of President Bushs judicial nominees on its agenda....

12/16/2002 - Republican Senator Joins Call for Lotts Resignation
The second-highest ranked Republican Senator has joined the growing cry for Trent Lotts resignation (R-MS) as incoming Senate Majority Leader following his racist remarks last week....

12/12/2002 - Lotts Racist Remarks Prompt Calls for His Resignation
Both conservatives and liberals have called for the resignation of Trent Lott (R-MS) as incoming Senate Majority Leader following his racist remarks last week....

12/9/2002 - Senate Split 51-48 for Republicans after Landrieu Wins Seat in Louisiana
First-term Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu beat her Republican opponent, Suzanne Haik Terrell, by 52 to 48 percent in Louisianas runoff election on Saturday....

12/6/2002 - Landrieu Faces Terrell for Senate in Louisiana Runoff Race
Mary Landrieu, a first-term Democratic US Senator, faces Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell in tomorrows runoff race in Louisiana....

11/25/2002 - Missouri Court Rules on Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
The Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals court overturned the states late-term abortion ban because it does not contain an exception for the life or health of the woman, the Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report stated....

11/12/2002 - Future Senate Leader Puts Anti-Abortion Policy at Top of Agenda
Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), who will lead the Repblican majority in the Senate, made it clear that his top priority is limiting womens right to choose by passing anti-abortion legislation....

9/12/2002 - Sept. 10 Primaries End in Victories And A Few Losses for Women
With almost half of all open gubernatorial seats pursued by women candidates, the September 10 primaries closed with some clear gains for womens rights across the country....

7/18/2002 - House Judiciary Committee Approves Abortion Procedure Ban
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill to outlaw so-called partial birth abortions yesterday, according to the Washington Times....

7/10/2002 - House Subcommittee Hearing Held on Legislation to Ban Abortion Procedure
The House Constitution subcommittee held a hearing yesterday on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2002 (HR 4965) that aims to outlaw or significantly chip away at a womans right to choose a safe and legal medical procedure....

6/20/2002 - Legislation to Ban Abortion Procedure Introduced in House
Abortion rights opponents in the House proposed a bill yesterday that would ban the so-called partial birth abortion....

8/24/2001 - Abortion Provider Carhart Wins Reinstatement at University of Nebraska
The University of Nebraska Medical Center has agreed to reinstate Dr....

3/16/2001 - House Republicans Launch Campaign to Limit Abortion
Republicans in the House announced an orchestrated campaign to push the limits to restrict abortion access, including legislation on mifepristone, partial-birth abortion, and minors access to reproductive health services....

11/27/2000 - Nebraska Abortion Provider Faces Additional Eviction Lawsuit
Abortion provider Dr....