State skirmishes

Abortion | State lawmakers roll back the Roe v.
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 1/20/07, 12:00 am

The crush of an election year and flashpoint controversies over abortion bans and embryonic stem-cell research took a toll on legislative progress on some life issues in 2006. Meanwhile, resounding success in previous years left lawmakers in many states with fewer options.

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Homeward bound

Adoption | Ten years after landmark bill, tens of thousands more children find permanent families
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/21/06, 12:00 am

Zachary, an active little boy from Tennessee, turns 10 in November, which is also National Adoption Awareness Month. But Zachary is already well aware of adoption: As a foster child who needs a permanent home, his profile and picture are featured on the Tennessee Department of Children's Services website, along with other foster children waiting to be adopted.

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A child without a choice

Abortion | After body is discovered, police and legislators line up to prosecute for murder Florida abortion clinic personnel
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 8/26/06, 12:00 am

Police and prosecutors in Hialeah, Fla., are investigating an abortion clinic incident that has all the markings of murder. On the morning of July 20, an 18-year-old girl walked into the A Gyn Diagnostics Center to abort her baby at 23 weeks. She had received medication to dilate her cervix the night before. By that afternoon, however, the clinic abortionist, Frantz Bazile, had not shown up for work.

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