abortion

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

7/8/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Pope meets with Abused
Afghan Vote Fraud
Pot Legalization
Abortion Buffer Zones
Chicago Killings
TU Stories

New England News
2:32 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Massachusetts Officials Will Seek New Buffer Zone Rules

A painted line denotes the 35-foot buffer zone around the entrance to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston, MA
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Massachusetts officials who support protest-free zones around abortion clinics say they will try to craft new rules in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The justices unanimously ruled Thursday that the state's 35-foot buffer zone violated the First Amendment rights of protesters.

Attorney General Martha Coakley, whose office argued before the court to keep the buffer zone, said she was disappointed but would continue fighting to make sure women had access to health care.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

4/3/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Fort Hood
SCOTUS Political Donation Cap
Campaign spending polls
ACA Numbers
Texas Abortion lawsuit

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

3/28/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
New Search Area for Flight 370
Christie Review
Turkey Twitter Ban
Texas Abortion Law
Lawmaker Stipends

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

1/29/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
SOTU
Farm Bill
Abortion Vote
Syria Talks
Data Requests

New England News
6:25 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Justices Doubtful On MA Abortion Buffer Zone Law

A painted line denotes the 35-foot buffer zone around the entrance to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston, MA
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a Massachusetts law setting a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.

Liberal and conservative justices alike expressed misgivings about the law during arguments at the high court Wednesday. They questioned the size of the zone and whether the state could find less restrictive ways of ensuring patient access and safety.

No one has been prosecuted under the 2007 law, which state officials and clinic employees have said has resulted in less congestion outside the clinics.

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New England News
3:41 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

A painted line denotes the 35-foot buffer zone around the entrance to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston, MA
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The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments one week from today in a case challenging a Massachusetts law that establishes a protest-free zone around abortion clinics.  Thirty groups have filed briefs in the case including Planned Parenthood.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Ethics Commission Faces Abortion Controversy

A political controversy involving the issue of abortion has erupted this summer at the state’s ethics commission. It stems from whether some not-for-profit groups should be granted exemptions from publicly disclosing their donors. 

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, known as JCOPE, is charged with increasing financial transparency when it comes to politicians and the groups who lobby them.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

7/15/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and commentator and activist Libby Post. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Zimmerman Verdict Fallout
Obama's Call for Calm
Gay Blood Ban
Texas Abortion Measure
Holder & Reporter's Data

New York News
5:36 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Women's Equality Act Unfinished Business in the Legislature

The legislature left Albany last week with some unfinished business. They did not agree on New York Governor Andrews Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act, and Cuomo says at least one house should return to pass some of the bill’s provisions.

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