Court Decision Shifts Abortion Battle to State Bans

By Jilian Mincer June 27 – The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women

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Trump Meets With Republican Leadership; Party Unity Discussed

By Steve Holland and John Whitesides WASHINGTON, April 1 – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a surprise closed-door visit to the Republican National Committee on Thursday after a tumultuous two days on the campaign trail that included a reversal of his pledge to support the party’s nominee. Trump, who is also struggling to contain the fallout from

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Trump Sounds Off On Abortion; Criticism Comes From All Sides

By Doina Chiacu and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, March 31 – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals. After MSNBC broadcast a clip of

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