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CNN: Online posting of women's abortion information challenged in Oklahoma

"A judge could determine Friday whether to allow an Oklahoma law to go forward that will post information online about women who get abortions in the state — an act critics say would be harassment and an invasion of privacy…

NPR: Oklahoma Abortion Law 'Invasive,' Critics Say

"In Oklahoma, a new law requires any woman seeking an abortion to first answer dozens of personal questions, including why she wants the procedure…

Talking Points Memo: Abortion Rights Groups Hail Nelson Amendment Vote, See Boost In Fight Against Stupak

"Abortion rights groups say the rejection of Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-NE) abortion amendment last night makes it easier for them to pressure House Democrats into rejecting a similar amendment included in the House health care reform bill by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)…

Washington Post: A woman who had little choice enlightens health-care debate

"D.J. Feldman was 11 weeks pregnant last year when she learned that her child had anencephaly, a fetal defect that left the baby with almost no brain. It is always fatal…

CBS: Dems Feel the Heat over Abortion

"After years of appealing for a middle ground on the issue of abortion, Democrats are now directly confronting the issue in fairly black-and-white terms in the context of their larger health care debate: Should Congress restrict access to insurance coverage…

NPR: Abortion Ban In Federal Workers' Insurance May Foreshadow Overhaul Outcome

"So far, the fight over the abortion ban language attached to the House health overhaul bill has mostly centered around "what ifs." But now the complex stories of federal workers affected by a similar ban implemented by Republicans over a decade ago are surfacing…

New York Times: A Stand-Up Approach to Abortion Rights

"The setting for a new television commercial by supporters of abortion rights is an unexpected one: a comedy club.

Cory Kahaney, a comedian from Last Comic Standing, tells the audience about two patients who are told that their insurance will cover a breast reduction and a nose job. But when a third patient asks if insurance will cover an abortion…

The New York Times: The Abortion Debate Flares Again

"The House voted 240 to 194 in favor of a restrictive abortion amendment that signaled a shift in the political center on abortion rights. Opponents of the measure — including many Democratic female lawmakers — called it the most regressive provision on the issue of reproductive rights since the Henry Hyde amendment

NPR: Abortion Language Creates Snag For Health Bill

"As health overhaul bills head toward the House and Senate floors this month, the divisive issue of abortion is threatening to derail them. Already in the House, one anti-abortion lawmaker, Rep…

The New York Times: Oklahoma vs. Women

"Anti-abortion activists found great encouragement in 2007, when the Supreme Court's conservative majority abruptly departed from the high court's recent precedents and upheld a federal ban on a particular method of abortion