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Donald Trump addresses March for Life via video, Mike Pence appears in person

President Trump made history last year by being the first president to address the March for Life meeting by video — and he made a sequel this year.

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p>Speaking in a scripted, taped message, the president told the cheering crowd standing on a muddy National Mall, “When we look into …

March for Life kicks off as students stream in to nation's capital for pro-life event

The bus carrying some students from Franciscan University in Ohio to Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., got a flat tire overnight. But they came anyway.

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p>”We waited for two hours and then turned around to get a part, but we were going to make it,” said freshman Patrick …

Texas defeats Planned Parenthood in federal court battle over Medicaid

A federal appeals court in Texas gave the state a win Thursday, allowing it to carry out plans to remove Planned Parenthood from the list of Medicaid providers.

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p>The three judges, ruling unanimously, erased an injunction a lower court had imposed on Texas, freeing the state to stop sending Medicaid …

Senate Democrats block bill for permanent ban on taxpayer-funded abortions

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a bill that would have written into law a permanent ban on taxpayer money being used to fund abortions.

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p>The bill, timed to coincide with Friday’s annual pro-life “March for Life” on the National Mall, failed to win a majority, much less the 60 votes …

Daniel Lipinski, Katrina Jackson, pro-life Democrats, speak at March for Life rally

The 46th annual March for Life on Friday in Washington promises a diverse lineup of speakers to address tens of thousands of marchers — including two elected pro-life Democrats, an increasing rarity on the national stage.

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p>”I was very upfront when I ran for office. Before I was a Democrat, …

Mike Pence blasts wife's media critics for 'attacks on Christian education'

Vice President Mike Pence defended his wife Thursday against criticism over her job at a Christian school that prohibits homosexual or bisexual activity on the part of students or parents, calling for an end to “attacks on Christian education.”

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p>Second Lady Karen Pence, who teaches art part-time at Immanuel Christian …

William Barr dodges questions about his earlier statements on Roe v. Wade

William Barr, President Trump’s attorney general nominee, dodged questions Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about statements he made on overturning Roe v. Wade nearly 30 years ago.

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p>In 1991, Mr. Barr said Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. About a year later, he predicted the decision legalizing abortion in …

William Barr dodges questions about his earlier statements on Roe v. Wade

William Barr, President Trump’s attorney general nominee, dodged questions Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about statements he made on overturning Roe v. Wade nearly 30 years ago.

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p>In 1991, Mr. Barr said Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. About a year later, he predicted the decision legalizing abortion in …

Micro-needle birth control patch new contraception option: Report

Scientists have developed a long-lasting birth control patch they hope can give women more autonomy over family planning, reduce the number of doctor office visits and be widely distributed in developing countries.

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p>The patch, which is still being tested in animals, is made up of micro-needles, the same technology researchers …

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