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July 10, 2024 at 8:46 PM

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Voters in five states will decide referendums on abortion rights this year, with potentially more to come
July 10, 2024 at 8:46 PM
Supporters and opponents of a proposed ballot measure to scale back Arkansas' abortion ban hold signs outside the old Supreme Court chamber at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Friday, July 5, 2024. Organizers submitted petitions to try and get the proposals on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
July 10, 2024 at 1:11 PM

Arkansas residents petition to vote on abortion rights amendment

Abortion rights advocates in Arkansas are petitioning to add an amendment to the state constitution for November’s ballot.
July 10, 2024 at 1:11 PM
Chelsea (left) and Thomas Stovall (right), volunteer canvassers for the Arkansas abortion rights petition, say they changed their view on abortion after not being able to terminate their pregnancy in the state, despite a fatal fetal anomaly.
July 8, 2024 at 7:29 PM

DeSantis calls out Trump abortion comment as 'mistake': He's 'different' than in 2016

DeSantis criticized Trump for calling Florida's six-week abortion ban "terrible," with DeSantis accusing his 2024 rival of being "a different candidate" than 2016
July 8, 2024 at 7:29 PM
Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis speaks with ABC News Live Prime anchor Lindsey Davis during an interview, Sept. 20, 2023 in Midland, Texas.
July 5, 2024 at 9:50 PM

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Organizers of an effort to scale back Arkansas’ abortion ban on say they have submitted enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot
July 5, 2024 at 9:50 PM
Supporters and opponents of a proposed ballot measure to scale back Arkansas' abortion ban hold signs outside the old Supreme Court chamber at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Friday, July 5, 2024. Organizers submitted petitions to try and get the proposals on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
July 5, 2024 at 5:58 PM

Kansas’ top court bolsters a state right to abortion and strikes down 2 anti-abortion laws

The Kansas Supreme Court has reaffirmed its stance that the state constitution protects abortion access
July 5, 2024 at 5:58 PM
FILE - Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, left, and Erin Hawley, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, speak to each other outside the Supreme Court after the Court heard oral arguments, Tuesday, March 26, 2024, in Washington. Kansas’ highest court on Friday, July 5, 2024, struck down state laws regulating abortion providers more strictly than other health care providers and banning a common second-trimester procedure, reaffirming its stance that the state constitution protects abortion access. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)
July 3, 2024 at 11:54 PM

Arizona abortion rights group submits signatures for ballot initiative

Arizona for Abortion Access collected over 800,000 voter signatures for a ballot initiative to enshrine abortion rights into the state’s constitution.
July 3, 2024 at 11:54 PM
VIDEO: Arizona abortion rights group submits signatures for ballot initiative
July 3, 2024 at 8:11 PM

Arizona voters 1 step closer to enshrining abortion in state constitution

An Arizona abortion rights group submitted a petition on Wednesday for a ballot measure that would enshrine abortion rights in the state's constitution.
July 3, 2024 at 8:11 PM
Arizona for Abortion Access holds a press conference and protest condemning Arizona House Republicans and the 1864 abortion ban during a recess from a legislative session at the Arizona House of Representatives, April 17, 2024, in Phoenix.
July 3, 2024 at 8:31 AM

Arkansas abortion fight

In the red state of Arkansas, canvassers are attempting to put abortion rights on the ballot.
July 3, 2024 at 8:31 AM
VIDEO:  Arkansas abortion fight
July 1, 2024 at 9:50 PM

Infant mortality rate rose 8% in wake of Texas abortion ban, study shows

A new study shows the infant death rate in Texas went up in the wake of the state's abortion ban
July 1, 2024 at 9:50 PM
June 29, 2024 at 3:46 PM

Iowa Supreme Court allows 6-week abortion ban to take effect

Republican lawmakers passed the restriction last year but a lower court blocked enforcement of the law.
June 29, 2024 at 3:46 PM
VIDEO: Iowa Supreme Court allows 6-week abortion ban to take effect
June 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Chloe’s Story

Chloe Partridge recounts having to carry her non-viable fetus to full-term due to restrictive Arizona abortion laws.
June 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM
VIDEO: Chloe’s Story
June 28, 2024 at 6:51 PM

Kiersten’s Story

Texas woman fights back against the state’s abortion laws after a “traumatizing” hospital experience
June 28, 2024 at 6:51 PM
VIDEO: Kiersten’s Story
June 28, 2024 at 6:51 PM

What's next for abortion rights in America?

A leaked draft opinion indicates the Supreme Court could rule in favor of a Mississippi law and overturn Roe v. Wade in the coming months, leading to a country-wide overhaul of abortion rights.
June 28, 2024 at 6:51 PM
A leaked draft opinion indicates the Supreme Court could rule in favor of a Mississippi law and overturn Roe v. Wade in the coming months, leading to a country-wide overhaul of abortion rights.
June 28, 2024 at 6:50 PM

Kelly’s Story

Alabama woman Kelly Shannon describes anger and confusion after she was denied a medical exception for a termination.
June 28, 2024 at 6:50 PM
VIDEO: Kelly’s Story
June 28, 2024 at 6:50 PM

Texas mother forced to carry nonviable pregnancy to term due to abortion bans

Kylie Beaton's second child was diagnosed with alobar holoprosencephaly, a brain-development condition in which a fetus's brain does not divide into two hemispheres.
June 28, 2024 at 6:50 PM
Kylie Beaton's second child was diagnosed with alobar holoprosencephaly, a brain-development condition in which a fetus's brain does not divide into two hemispheres.
June 28, 2024 at 6:50 PM

Allie’s Story

Tennessee woman Allie Phillips had to travel hundreds of miles to receive abortion care for her non-viable fetus - putting her life in the balance.
June 28, 2024 at 6:50 PM
VIDEO: Allie’s Story
June 28, 2024 at 6:49 PM

Jennifer’s Story

Idaho couple Jen and John Adkins describe the anguish they felt when fleeing their home state to terminate their non-viable pregnancy.
June 28, 2024 at 6:49 PM
VIDEO: Jennifer’s Story
June 28, 2024 at 6:49 PM

Jessica’s Story

“It felt like a dystopian nightmare,” says Texas woman Jessica Bernardo. She and her husband had to flee the state of Texas to save her life.
June 28, 2024 at 6:49 PM
VIDEO: Jessica’s Story
June 28, 2024 at 12:16 AM

US Supreme Court issues a decision allowing emergency abortions in Idaho

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a decision allowing emergency abortions in Idaho, many abortion rights groups criticized Thursday's ruling, saying it was far from a win for abortion rights.
June 28, 2024 at 12:16 AM
VIDEO: US Supreme Court issues a decision allowing emergency abortions in Idaho
June 27, 2024 at 10:46 PM

Supreme Court allows emergency abortion access in Idaho

Despite the state’s near total abortion ban, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing emergency access to continue. Our panel weighs in.
June 27, 2024 at 10:46 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court allows emergency abortion access in Idaho
June 27, 2024 at 8:58 PM

'We deserve better': Groups react to new SCOTUS abortion ruling

Pro-abortion advocates criticized the U.S. Supreme Court and said its new ruling was not a win for abortion rights.
June 27, 2024 at 8:58 PM
A view of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2024.
June 27, 2024 at 7:10 PM

Supreme Court decision on Idaho abortion case angers advocates on both sides

The decision to send the case back to lower courts leaves many advocates frustrated.
June 27, 2024 at 7:10 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court decision on Idaho abortion case angers advocates on both sides
June 27, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Supreme Court allows emergency abortion access in Idaho if woman's health at risk

The decision is a temporary win for the Biden administration.
June 27, 2024 at 4:16 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court allows emergency abortion access in Idaho if woman's health at risk
June 27, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Supreme Court allows emergency abortion access in Idaho when health is at risk

The U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 to protect access to emergency abortions in every state, including those with an active ban.
June 27, 2024 at 4:16 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court allows emergency abortion access in Idaho when health is at risk
June 27, 2024 at 3:42 PM

Supreme Court allows emergency abortion access in Idaho for now

The Supreme Court says emergency abortion access must be required in Idaho, for now, despite the state's strict ban on the procedure.
June 27, 2024 at 3:42 PM
The Supreme Court, June 26, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
June 26, 2024 at 11:01 PM

Supreme Court appears poised to allow emergency abortions in Idaho

Officials at the Court are saying staffers "inadvertently and briefly" uploaded a document to its website that appeared to be a decision in Idaho's near total abortion ban legal battle.
June 26, 2024 at 11:01 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court appears poised to allow emergency abortions in Idaho
June 26, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Supreme Court accidentally uploads Idaho abortion ruling

ABC News' Asha Rangappa analyzes what the apparent ruling in Idaho’s near total abortion ban, "inadvertently and briefly" uploaded to the Supreme Court’s website, means.
June 26, 2024 at 11:00 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court accidentally uploads Idaho abortion ruling
June 26, 2024 at 7:48 PM

SCOTUS appears poised to allow emergency abortions in Idaho for now: Report

The Supreme Court "inadvertently" uploaded what it said was a "document' related to a ruling in a yet-to-be-released, high-profile case over Idaho's ban on abortions.
June 26, 2024 at 7:48 PM
Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill, April 25, 2024.
June 26, 2024 at 6:29 PM

Supreme Court inadvertently uploads 'document' about ruling in Idaho abortion case

The court said a final opinion on the access question has not been released.
June 26, 2024 at 6:29 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court inadvertently uploads 'document' about ruling in Idaho abortion case
June 25, 2024 at 8:30 PM

As Trump weighs vice presidential pick, abortion becomes issue of focus

As former President Trump continues to weigh his options for vice president, the abortion stances held by prospective shortlist candidates have become an issue of focus.
June 25, 2024 at 8:30 PM
Former President Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Philadelphia, June 22, 2024.
June 24, 2024 at 10:44 PM

Infant mortality increases over 12% in Texas after 2021 near total abortion ban

Infant mortality increased by 12.9% from 2021 to 2022 in Texas after Texas' near-total ban on abortion was enacted, according to a new study.
June 24, 2024 at 10:44 PM
Stethoscope at an examination table in a hospital.
June 24, 2024 at 7:28 PM

Kate Cox, Texas woman who fled Texas to get an abortion, announces she's pregnant

She said she needed an abortion to preserve her ability to have more children.
June 24, 2024 at 7:28 PM
Kate Cox, the Texas woman who had to leave the state for an abortion after being denied one last year, introduces U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, at an event on reproductive rights at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland on June 24, 2024 in College Park, Md.
June 24, 2024 at 6:53 PM

Where do legal challenges to abortion bans stand?

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue a decision in a key case this year.
June 24, 2024 at 6:53 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue a decision in a key case this year.
June 24, 2024 at 6:17 PM

DNC chair talks reproductive rights on Dobbs decision anniversary

DNC Chair Jamie Harrison discusses voter concerns on the 2-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
June 24, 2024 at 6:17 PM
VIDEO: DNC chair talks reproductive rights on Dobbs decision anniversary
June 24, 2024 at 4:48 PM

It may not end with abortion. Could other reproductive rights be at risk?

Could the overturn of Roe v. Wade could pose wider threats to reproductive healthcare? Will attacks on reproductive freedoms would not stop at abortion care?
June 24, 2024 at 4:48 PM
Experts warn reproductive freedom is at risk in post-Roe v. Wade America.
June 24, 2024 at 4:47 PM

Have lawsuits been successful in overturning abortion bans?

In the two years since Roe v. Wade was overturned, litigation has been critical in restoring access to abortion care.
June 24, 2024 at 4:47 PM
Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, 14 states have ceased nearly all abortion services.
June 24, 2024 at 3:04 PM

Pritzker-backed group launches first paid ad campaign of 2024 cycle

The 60-second digital ad, released on the second anniversary of the Dobbs decision, is meant to show the "the stark reality pregnant women face in a post-Dobbs America."
June 24, 2024 at 3:04 PM
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks to auto workers before the arrival of President Joe Biden at the Community Complex Building in Belvedere, IL, November 09, 2023.
June 24, 2024 at 12:23 PM

Biden campaign marking Dobbs anniversary

On the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, The president is hoping to rally support for his campaign, promising to restore access to abortions if he's reelected.
June 24, 2024 at 12:23 PM
VIDEO: Biden campaign marking Dobbs anniversary
June 22, 2024 at 1:00 PM

A state-by-state breakdown of abortion laws 2 years after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Where does abortion stand in your state since Roe v. Wade was overturned two years ago? ABC News has a state-by-state breakdown of abortion laws in the U.S.
June 22, 2024 at 1:00 PM
An abortion rights activist holds a sign at a protest in support of abortion access, July 13, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
June 18, 2024 at 6:40 PM

A Supreme Court abortion ruling that voters will be happy about

538's polling column examines Americans' opinion on access to the abortion medication mifepristone, the economy and threats to democracy, Pride month and polling itself.
June 18, 2024 at 6:40 PM
Welcome to Pollapalooza, 538's roundup of the latest polls.
1 month ago

Supreme Court unanimously rejected legal challenge to the abortion pill mifepristone

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a group of doctors lacked legal standing to challenge the FDA's regulation of the abortion pill mifepristone, thus preserving nationwide access to the medication.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court unanimously rejected legal challenge to the abortion pill mifepristone
1 month ago

Supreme Court decides against attempt to restrict access to abortion pill

In a move that will preserve nationwide access, SCOTUS ruled that doctors do not have the legal right to sue over the FDA's regulation of the drug. Georgetown's Michele Goodwin joins the show.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court decides against attempt to restrict access to abortion pill
1 month ago

Supreme Court protects access to abortion drug

After a unanimous ruling to preserve access to the abortion drug mifepristone, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down more rulings Friday.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court protects access to abortion drug
1 month ago

Supreme Court protects access to abortion medication

The widely used abortion pill mifepristone will remain available across the U.S. after a unanimous Supreme Court ruling.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court protects access to abortion medication
1 month ago

SCOTUS ruling on mifepristone could have lasting impact on FDA regulation: Experts

What is the impact of the Supreme Court decision refusing to restrict access to abortion pill mifepristone?
1 month ago
Boxes of mifepristone, the first pill given in a medical abortion, are prepared for patients at Women's Reproductive Clinic of New Mexico in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, January 13, 2023.
1 month ago

Trump yet to clarify his abortion pill policy as SCOTUS rules on mifepristone

As the Supreme Court upheld access to the abortion pill mifepristone in an unanimous decision, Donald Trump has yet to disclose his own abortion pill policy.
1 month ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, June 9, 2024, in Las Vegas.
1 month ago

Supreme Court ruling allows abortion pills to remain on the market

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday allows abortion pill mifepristone to remain on store shelves. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., discusses efforts to protect access to IVF and the recent ruling.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court ruling allows abortion pills to remain on the market
1 month ago

Supreme Court maintains availability of abortion drug mifepristone

The U.S. Supreme Court preserved access to the widely used abortion drug mifepristone. ABC News' Terry Moran, Kate Shaw, Rachel Scott, and Devin Dwyer report.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court maintains availability of abortion drug mifepristone
1 month ago

Here's what to know about abortion pill mifepristone after Supreme Court decision

After the Supreme Court decision striking down a legal challenge to mifepristone, here's what to know about the abortion pill.
1 month ago
A pro-abortion rights activist holds a box of mifepristone during a rally in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2024, in Washington, DC.
1 month ago

Biden says 'fight for reproductive freedom continues' despite SCOTUS ruling

President Joe Biden reminded voters that the fight for women's reproductive freedom is not over despite the Supreme Court's ruling on mifepristone.
1 month ago
President Joe Biden speaks at a "Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally" at George Mason University, Jan. 23, 2024, in Manassas, Va.