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Budget deal includes abortion and school voucher riders

The D.C. area may be breathing a collective sigh of relief after a last minute deal was struck to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, the deal includes two provisions aimed at the District.

Tags: abortion funding , school vouchers , Eleanor Holmes Norton , John Boehner

Saturday - 04/09/2011, 08:26am EDT

McDonnell amendment sets up fight over abortion in Virginia

A little noticed amendment proposed by Virginia's governor could keep private companies from offering any insurance coverage for abortion procedures.

Tags: Virginia , McDonnell , Ken Cucinelli , Hank Silverberg ,

Monday - 04/04/2011, 08:41pm EDT

DC Councilman Graham slams robocall

A campaign spokesman for DC Councilmember Jim Graham is calling a new robocall "a vile, illegal political hit job." His opponents are denying any involvement.

Tags: D.C. Council , Jim Graham , Ted Loza , Bryan Weaver , Jeff Smith

Sunday - 09/05/2010, 02:52pm EDT

Will License Plate Benefit Planned Parenthood?

Abortion rights advocates around Virginia are up in arms over a change to a House bill to create a specialty license plate that says, "Trust Women/Respect Choice.

Tags: Delegate Todd Gilbert , Delegate Robert Brink , Planned Parenthood

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 11:04am EST

McDonnell: Delegate's abortion comments 'wrong'

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says a state delegate made "poor, offensive and wrong comments" when he said disabled children are God's punishment to women who aborted their first pregnancy.

Tags: Virginia , Prince William County , Bob McDonnell , Bob Marshall , Planned Parenthood

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 02:00pm EST

Lawmaker: Disabled kids are god's punishment

Western Prince William Del. Bob Marshall says disabled children are God's punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

Tags: Bob Marshall , Planned Parenthood

Monday - 02/22/2010, 12:00am EST