Abortion

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Calls For Temporary Change In Catholic Abortion Policy

In Boston, parish priests are already allowed to forgive women who undergo abortions.

13 hours ago

Legislation passed by the N.H. House and Senate creates a buffer zone around facilities that perform abortions like this Manchester Planned Parenthood clinic. (WBZ-TV)

Data Shows Abortion Rate In New England Is Declining

Rhode Island and Connecticut have seen the most significant decreases since 2010.

06/07/2015

The buffer zone in yellow outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Senate Approves Abortion Clinic Safety Bill

The Massachusetts Senate scrambled Wednesday to pass a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics.

07/16/2014

Rally on Boston’s City Hall plaza to protest U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving reproductive rights. (WBZ-TV)

Debate Heats Up Over Recent Supreme Court Rulings

Hundreds converged on Boston’s City Hall plaza Tuesday night to protest recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving reproductive rights.

07/08/2014

The buffer zone in yellow outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Rally Planned In Boston To Protest SCOTUS Buffer Zone Ruling

A rally is planned in Boston to protest recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that organizers say reduces access to reproductive health services and birth control and puts women and health care providers at risk.

07/05/2014

Abortion protesters returned to a Boston abortion clinic on Saturday. WBZ-TV.

Mass. Governor Expects New Abortion Buffer Zone Bill Soon

Gov. Deval Patrick says he expects to have a bill on his desksoon to strengthen security around Massachusetts abortion clinics.

07/02/2014

Protesters returned to Boston abortion clinics. WBZ-TV.

Abortion Opponents Return To Boston Clinic After Buffer Zone Ruling

Abortion opponents returned to protest outside the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Boston two days after a 35-foot buffer zone was struck down by the Supreme Court.

06/28/2014

MJ and Aaron Gouveia (WBZ-TV)

Norton Couple Targeted By Protesters Is Heartbroken Over Buffer Zone Ruling

It’s been four years, but MJ and Aaron Gouveia can still hear the protesters’ screams.

06/26/2014

The buffer zone in yellow outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Mass. Abortion Buffer Zone Law

The United States Supreme Court has struck down the Massachusetts buffer zone law that excluded protesters outside abortion clinics.

06/26/2014

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NH House Approves 25-Foot Buffer Zone For Abortion Facilities

The New Hampshire House has approved legislation establishing a buffer zone of up to 25 feet around reproductive health facilities where abortions are offered.

05/15/2014

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