News

Senate Moves To Undo Anti-Abortion Laws

Senate Moves To Undo Anti-Abortion Laws

Photo: WINA

A State Senate panel has approved two abortion rights bills at the Capitol. That in an effort to undo some of the anti-abortion laws passed when Repubilcans controlled the General Assembly. One bill would repeal the requirement that women seeking an abortion must first have an ultrasound. The other would allow insurance plansĀ to provide coverage for abortions. Supporters of the measures say the recent Democratic victories in statewide contests show that the public does not support the abortion restrictions passed by Republicans in recent years. Democrats won control of the State Senate last month. But Republicans stillĀ have a large majority in the House, which is highly unlikely to support the bills.

Latest Stories

in Music

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo denied bail

Fresh
deencastrono

The troubled drummer will remain in an Oregon jail.

in Sports

Ex-Cowboys player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault

Fresh
cjspillman

Spillman, who has played six seasons in the NFL, is suspected of sexual assaulting a woman at a Dallas hotel.

in National, World

U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.