UN launches global campaign to save 16 million mothers and children over 5 years

UN promotes health campaign for women, children

From midwives in flip-flops to motorcycle ambulances, saving pregnant mothers is global goal

Gains made, but many pregnant mothers still die

HEALTHBEAT: Plenty of vaccine on hand as season to get flu shots rolls around a bit early

Time to get your flu shot, but just one this year

Nebraska attorney general won’t defend law requiring health screenings before abortion

Neb. AG won’t defend law on abortion screenings

In Uzbekistan, haunting tales of mass sterilization drive to curb population growth

Uzbek women accuse state of mass sterilizations

3 Congress members: US funding ‘yes’ campaign on Kenya’s referendum; abortion at issue

3 Congress members accuse US of funding Kenya vote

Overdiagnosed: Some cancers found too early are posing a dilemma in choosing best treatment

Overtreating earliest cancers _ but which ones?

Washington state settles for $125,000 in lawsuit alleging inmate shackled during childbirth

WA settles with inmate shackled during childbirth

Kansas House votes to override Democratic Gov. Parkinson’s veto of late-term abortion measure

Kansas House votes to override abortion veto

Attorneys agree to temporary block on enforcement of new Oklahoma abortion law

Attorneys agree to block on Oklahoma abortion law

Kan. House fails to override veto of bill rewriting late-term abortion law, may try again

Kan. House fails to override veto on abortion law

Oklahoma Senate overrides governor’s veto of abortion restrictions, making them law

Okla. Senate overrides abortion restriction vetoes

Canada, G-8 host nation, says it won’t fund abortions as part of top summit priority

Canada says it won’t fund abortions in G-8 plan

Okla. House overrides vetoes of abortion restriction measures, Senate expected to follow suit

Okla. House overrides abortion restrictions vetoes

Facing long legal road, strict Nebraska abortion law may not be used for years, if ever

Strict new Neb. abortion law faces long legal road

Nebraska governor signs landmark bills that bar some abortions, require screening

Neb. governor signs landmark abortion bills

Nebraska lawmakers outlaw abortions at 20 weeks because of belief fetuses can feel pain

Nebraska to limit abortions because of fetal pain

Pre-abortion screenings for possible mental, physical problems approved by Nebraska lawmakers

New pre-abortion requirements passed in Neb.

Neb. lawmakers approve bill requiring pre-abortion screenings for mental, physical problems

Neb. lawmakers pass new pre-abortion requirements

Judge strikes down Wis. law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates


Closure appears near for unusual collision of abortion, immigration politics in Nebraska

Immigration concerns trump abortion worry in Neb.

Unusual collision of abortion, immigration politics puts Nebraska lawmakers in uneasy spot

Abortion, immigration issues collide in Nebraska

Obama signs vote-sealing executive order affirming federal funding restrictions on abortion

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan

Democratic chairman says abortion foe is a ‘yes’ for health care, but office says no decision

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Key anti-abortion Democrat says talks continue and he’s hopeful, but ‘not there yet’

Key anti-abortion Dem says he’s hopeful on talks

Democrats say they will have the votes to pass health care; GOP says voters don’t want it

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Senate Leader Reid joins President Obama in appeal for Democratic unity ahead of pivotal vote

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Democrats working on executive order aimed at winning health bill support from abortion foes

Democrats working on executive order on abortion

Pelosi defends abortion curbs in health care bill, calls bill victory for American people

Pelosi defends abortion curbs in health bill

Leader of anti-abortion House Democrats says his group will vote against health care bill

Abortion foes plan ‘no’ vote on health overhaul

US avoids anti-abortion schism at meeting on women’s equality _ unlike 2005

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House Dems look at trying to pass health care bill without resolving abortion dispute

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Stupak, D-Mich., voices new optimism about resolving abortion dispute in health bill debate

US President Barack Obama welcomes Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

President Obama speaks Monday on health care reform and women’s achievements

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House Democratic leaders push toward final vote on health legislation in next 3 weeks

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Stupak threatens to withhold support from health care bill unless abortion language changed

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Rank-and-file Capitol Hill Democrats are wary of Obama’s final push on health overhaul

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Activists claim Uzbek government has ordered forced sterilization of women to lower birth rate

Activists: Uzbekistan orders forced sterilizations

Nebraska bill seeks to ban most late-term abortions based on argument that fetuses feel pain

Neb. lawmakers discuss fetal pain abortion bill

New Spanish abortion law given final green light after approval by Senate

Spanish Senate approves new abortion law

MADRID — Spain on Wednesday approved a sweeping new law that eases restrictions on abortion, declaring the practice a woman’s right and doing away with the threat of imprisonment, in part of a drive toward liberal policies that has angered conservatives and the Catholic Church.

Abortion-rights advocates push specialty plate after failed efforts to keep debate off bumpers

Advocates push abortion-rights license plate in Va

Pentagon military treatment facilities to offer emergency contraception at locations worldwide

Pentagon to offer emergency contraception abroad

Nearly half of Chinese births are C-sections; WHO warns unnecessary surgeries pose risk

WHO survey: Half of China’s births are C-sections

US general in Iraq says he would not court-martial pregnant soldiers despite policy

US general: No court-martial for pregnant soldiers

Of all the health care deals, Senate compromise on abortion may be the hardest to keep

Abortion deal may be hard to keep in health bill

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