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A Sharper Abortion Debate After Gosnell Verdict

Abortion rights backers insist that Dr. Kermit Gosnell is an outlier. Opponents of abortion say Gosnell is anything but an exception. Congress is gearing up to investigate how states regulate abortion in the wake of the verdict.

Even After Overhaul, Gaps In Coverage For Young, Pregnant Women

A baby's delivery may not be covered for women insured as dependents on their parents' plans, even though office visits and prenatal care would be. Although the health care overhaul mostly improves coverage for young adults, it also leaves some odd holes in coverage.

Angelina Jolie And The Rise Of Preventive Mastectomies

Doctors have seen a sharp increase in the number of women choosing breast surgery to prevent cancer. But the genetic mutation that contributed to Angelina Jolie's decision is relatively rare, and the vast majority of women who choose prophylactic mastectomy don't face the same level of risk.

Actress Angelina Jolie Shares Story Of Her Double Masectomy

Jolie, 37, wants other women to hear of her decision. She chose to have the surgery after learning that she carries the BRCA1 gene. Studies show women with that gene have a much greater chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Doctor's Murder Conviction Likely To Inflame Abortion Debate

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed. Both sides on the abortion issues have been gearing up for what comes next.

Doctor Found Guilty Of Murder In Late-Term Abortions

The Philadelphia abortion provider was found guilty of three charges of first-degree murder for illegal late-term abortions he performed at his clinic. He faces a possible death sentence.