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Idaho Lawmaker Asks If Swallowing Small Camera Could Allow Remote Gynecological Exams

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

02/24/2015

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Traffic At A Virtual Standstill As Thousands Of Anti-Abortion Demonstrators Converge On San Francisco

Tens of thousands of people who oppose abortion gathered in San Francisco Saturday for the 11th Annual Walk for Life event. The event created huge traffic jams in The City, with cars backed up all the way to the Bay Bridge.

01/24/2015

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

Rep. Jackie Speier Fires Back After House Republicans Pass Anti-Abortion Bill

House Republicans passed an anti-abortion bill Thursday night, but not the one they planned.

01/22/2015

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SF Supervisors Debate Opposition To Ban On Gender-Based Abortions

San Francisco could become the first city in California to go on record as opposing a state ban on gender-specific abortions if a resolution proposed by Supervisor David Chiu is adopted.

09/09/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones, May Impact San Francisco Law

After the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that requires buffer zones around entrances to reproductive health clinics, Bay Area legislators and abortion rights supporters are looking into whether similar local laws will be impacted by the high court’s decision.

06/26/2014

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San Francisco Supervisors Criticize Anti-Abortion Banners On Market St.

Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken aim at anti-abortion banners placed on busy Market Street.

01/15/2014

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Santa Clara University Faculty Criticize Decision To Drop Abortion Coverage

The decision to drop elective abortion coverage from the Santa Clara University health insurance plan surprised some faculty, who say the move goes against the school’s tradition of openness.

10/10/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing Non-Doctors To Perform Certain Abortions

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.

10/09/2013

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Pope Francis Tells Catholic Church To Stop Obsessing Over Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/20/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

State Bill Would Expand Who Can Perform Abortions

A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.

08/30/2013

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