| Appearing on Capitol Hill for the first time since the release of a series of secretly recorded videos, Planned Parenthood Pres. Cecile Richards defended her organization as Republicans raised concerns about how the group spends funds
| The Pope's address to Congress comes at a time when issues like abortion, climate change, and the refugee crisis are particularly contentious. Some members have elected to skip the address, while others hope that his speech will offer some insight into dealing with these challenges.
| The newest undercover video of Planned Parenthood operatives shows explicit conversations on the sale of fetal body parts. Ironically, they shared their concern for just how horrific their actions would look in the news headlines.
| Several new laws go into effect today. Theres a mandatory 48-hour waiting period before abortions in Tennessee. And in Georgia, fireworks sales have been legalized. Also, gas and hotel taxes are going up in the peach state. Expect the price of gas to climb around seven cents per gallon. And hotel rooms will come with an additional $5 dollar fee per night.
| The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced that laws in Idaho restricting women's access to abortion were unconstitutional and placed an "undue burden" on women seeking to terminate their pregnancies.
| More Americans, mostly Republicans, are unhappy with U.S. abortion policies since President Obama took office. A new Gallup poll finds that satisfaction with the country's abortion policies has dropped 9 percentage points in the last seven years, to 34 percent, with more Americans saying they feel laws should be stricter. The drop in satisfaction has been the most dramatic among Republicans, falling by 22 percentage points during that time period.