A bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy has failed to pass the House.
A federal appeals court has invalidated two ordinances requiring Maryland anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers to post certain disclaimers.
The nation’s capital once again served as a battleground in the national debate over abortion Thursday as a Congressional subcommittee aired a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he’s personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others.
Anti-abortion activists say they plan to protest at a Germantown clinic being opened by a Nebraska late-term abortion doctor.