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Protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest rally in Bristol, U.K., in memory of George Floyd who was killed on May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis.
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Jim Melwert
June 04, 2020 - 12:15 pm
Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale has been censured by fellow commissioners for a statement he released on Monday, in which he called Black Lives Matter a "left-wing hate group" and accused the organization of "domestic terrorism." Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 21, 2020 - 8:15 pm
A bill now headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk would expand access to telemedicine in Pennsylvania. But the bill only passed the Senate after hours of fierce debate over an abortion-related provision, and the governor plans to veto it. Read more here.
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Hundreds gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to board buses bound for the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
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Mike Dougherty
January 24, 2020 - 9:18 am
Thousands of people from the Philadelphia area will attend the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. A couple hundred people boarded buses at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary just before 6 a.m. on Friday to join others to protest against abortion in the nation's capital. Read more here.
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religious leaders pray with President Donald Trump after he signed a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 9:10 am
White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on how the government should act on two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll of Americans from various faith backgrounds. Read more here.
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Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:35 pm
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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AP News
November 20, 2019 - 8:31 pm
Pennsylvania's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto on Gov. Tom Wolf's desk. Read more here.
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Tony Romeo
November 19, 2019 - 9:39 am
A Pennsylvania House majority is giving approval to a proposal to require the burial or cremation of fetal remains that end up in possession of a health care facility. Read more here.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state, in Montgomery, Ala.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 12:33 pm
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part of wave of abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional.
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Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signing legislation, in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
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AP News
October 01, 2019 - 4:23 pm
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states.
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August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa on  May 21, 2019.
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 10:02 am
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures. Read more here.
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