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Pope Francis compares abortion to ‘hiring a hitman’ as several US states attempt to restrict the procedure

Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic church, compared abortions to "hiring a hitman." He previously likened them to the Holocaust.
Anti-abortion marchers rally at the Supreme Court during the 46th annual March for Life in Washington

Roe v. Wade makes the state bans against abortions unenforceable. Here’s how conservative activists plan to overturn it.

Anti-abortion activists have been pushing restrictive state laws for years in hopes of forcing the Supreme Court to ban the procedure nationwide.
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said it's "inconceivable" to think Middle Eastern people aren't among thousands of Central American migrants moving toward the US.

A wave of extreme new abortion bans is part of a larger Republican coordinated attack on Roe v. Wade

Many legal experts believe the Supreme Court's conservative majority is willing to accept an anti-abortion case for hearing this year.
Woman protests state's anti-abortion "heartbeat" bill at Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.

Alabama’s anti-abortion bill was written by an unelected activist who has been trying to ban the procedure for 30 years

Eric Johnston, an attorney the founder of the Alabama Pro-Life Coalition, drafted the bill.

Trump is planning to slam abortion in his State of the Union speech, fanning the flames of the culture wars

President Donald Trump has reportedly told aides that he wants to center abortion in his State of the Union address next Tuesday.
An illustration of a human embryo at week six of development.

Ohio ‘heartbeat bill’ could ban abortions before most women know they’re pregnant

The rhythmic beating of a developing embryo's immature heart is detectable before most women even realize they're pregnant.

‘Why is it your right to take away my right to choose?’: Teenager slams top Republican senator during testy town hall

Senator Flake had voted for a bill that would let states deny Title X funds to family-planning centers that also provide abortions.

Democrats can’t agree whether to fight Trump’s Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation

The party has no clear-cut strategy in how it will deal with Gorsuch's confirmation process.

Rising right-leaning media star Tomi Lahren had her show suspended after coming out in favor of abortion rights

Lahren said it wasn't the government's place to rule on abortion. Conservatives did not respond well to her assessment.

53 of the most eye-catching protest signs we saw at the Women’s March on Washington

Marchers from all over the country brought with them a diversity of visual protest — thousands and thousands and thousands signs.