A recent Supreme Court decision has abortion rights groups hopeful that they can overturn years-old laws restricting the procedure in Alaska, Missouri and North Carolina.
Massive rallies across Poland and other parts of Europe gave the country's parliamentarians second thoughts.
At one point, members of Black Caucus broke into a round of "We Shall Overcome" as the House speaker called for security to restore order.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the HB2 law that imposes strict regulations on nearly all Texan abortion clinics.
Sixty percent of women who end a pregnancy already have a child, and many live in counties with no abortion provider.
Lots of abortion restrictions have been proposed at the state level this year, but they've had more trouble becoming law. Groups on both sides of the debate think voters may be fed up.
This year alone, state legislatures have already approved 75 of them. Let's see how that stacks up against previous years.