Abortion Battle
Follow the latest Abortion Battle news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
April 15, 2024 at 11:33 PM

Harris slams 'Trump abortion bans' in Nevada, with issue front-and-center in neighboring Arizona

Vice President Kamala Harris travels to Las Vegas Monday for an abortion rights event as she cements herself as a leader on the issue for President Biden's re-election.
April 15, 2024 at 11:33 PM
Harris slams 'Trump abortion bans' with issue front-and-center in neighboring Arizona
April 14, 2024 at 7:46 PM

Arizona Supreme Court upholds Civil War-era near-total abortion ban

ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on the latest in the abortion battle in Arizona on “This Week.”
April 14, 2024 at 7:46 PM
Arizona Supreme Court upholds Civil War-era near-total abortion ban
April 14, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Abortion issues are ‘lifeline’ to Democrats this election year: Reince Priebus

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
April 14, 2024 at 7:45 PM
Abortion issues are ‘lifeline’ to Democrats this election year: Reince Priebus
April 14, 2024 at 7:44 PM

Biden ‘has done everything’ he can to protect abortion rights: Sen. Tina Smith

George Stephanopoulos interviews Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., on “This Week.”
April 14, 2024 at 7:44 PM
Biden ‘has done everything’ he can to protect abortion rights: Sen. Tina Smith
April 13, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories after Roe's demise

A growing number of progressive candidates are choosing to tell their own abortion stories
April 13, 2024 at 7:18 PM
Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories
April 13, 2024 at 2:44 PM

Arizona Supreme Court decision imposing a near-total abortion ban

ABC News’ Deputy Political Director Averi Harper and ABC News' White House correspondent MaryAlice Parks breakdown this week's political headlines.
April 13, 2024 at 2:44 PM
Arizona Supreme Court decision imposing a near-total abortion ban
April 13, 2024 at 2:54 AM

Harris visits Arizona after near-total abortion ban ruling

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Tuscon, Arizona, and spoke about reproductive rights after the controversial reinstatement of a near-total abortion ban by the state Supreme Court.
April 13, 2024 at 2:54 AM
Harris visits Arizona after near-total abortion ban ruling
April 13, 2024 at 2:51 AM

Harris to tie Trump to Arizona's near-total abortion ban

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Arizona for a campaign stop to discuss the ongoing battle for the state's reproductive rights.
April 13, 2024 at 2:51 AM
Harris to tie Trump to Arizona's near-total abortion ban
April 12, 2024 at 11:30 PM

Kamala Harris ties Trump to Arizona's strict new abortion ban during campaign visit

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled Friday to Tucson, Arizona, after the state's highest court upheld an 1864 abortion ban.
April 12, 2024 at 11:30 PM
Kamala Harris ties Trump to Arizona's strict new abortion ban during campaign visit
April 12, 2024 at 7:16 PM

VP Kamala Harris heads to Arizona in battle for abortion access

Arizona becomes the latest state to roll back access to abortions after the state’s Supreme Court upholds an 1864 law that essentially bans all abortions across the state.
April 12, 2024 at 7:16 PM
VP Kamala Harris heads to Arizona in battle for abortion access
April 12, 2024 at 6:27 PM

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs calls state's 1864 abortion ban 'absolutely outrageous'

The governor joins “The View” to react to the state Supreme Court enacting a Civil War-era abortion law and shares her personal experience of losing a pregnancy to a miscarriage.
April 12, 2024 at 6:27 PM
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs calls state's 1864 abortion ban 'absolutely outrageous'
April 12, 2024 at 5:39 PM

Harris to travel to Arizona to tie Trump to state’s abortion ban

Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to argue that former President Donald Trump is to blame for a court decision that upheld an 1864 law banning abortions in almost all circumstances.
April 12, 2024 at 5:39 PM
Harris to travel to Arizona to tie Trump to state’s abortion ban
April 12, 2024 at 3:28 PM

Kari Lake says Arizona's 19th-century abortion ban is 'out of line' after praising it in 2022

After Arizona's 19th-century abortion ban roiled the politics of the state, Kari Lake released a lengthy new video about where she stands on abortion access
April 12, 2024 at 3:28 PM
Kari Lake says Arizona's abortion ban is 'out of line' after praising it in 2022
April 12, 2024 at 11:37 AM

Colorado abortion access amendment has enough signatures to make 2024 election ballot, organizers say

The Coloradans for Protecting Reproductive Freedom coalition said Friday they have collected over 225,000 signatures for their abortion access ballot initiative.
April 12, 2024 at 11:37 AM
Colorado abortion access amendment has enough signatures for ballot, organizers say
April 12, 2024 at 11:33 AM

Abortion battle heats up over Arizona law

Physicians and patients in Arizona are in limbo over the latest court ruling that upheld a near-total ban on abortions in the state.
April 12, 2024 at 11:33 AM
Abortion battle heats up over Arizona law
April 11, 2024 at 8:13 PM

Arizona governor on state Supreme Court upholding 1864 abortion law

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs talks about the state’s near-total abortion ban, steps in preparation if it takes effect, and the role voters can play in repealing it.
April 11, 2024 at 8:13 PM
Arizona governor on state Supreme Court upholding 1864 abortion law
April 11, 2024 at 5:08 PM

Republican lawmakers in Arizona block repeal of 1864 abortion ban

When Democrats in the state house tried to move forward with a vote to repeal the bill one day after the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling, Republicans blocked their efforts.
April 11, 2024 at 5:08 PM
Republican lawmakers in Arizona block repeal of 1864 abortion ban
April 11, 2024 at 5:01 PM

Arizona Republicans block efforts to repeal near-total abortion ban

Arizona Republicans are blocking efforts to repeal the state's ban on abortion access. ABC News' political director Rick Klein reports.
April 11, 2024 at 5:01 PM
Arizona Republicans block efforts to repeal near-total abortion ban
April 10, 2024 at 11:08 PM

Trump says Arizona abortion ban ruling goes too far, again touts role in ending Roe

Trump said on Wednesday that a new court ruling in Arizona upholding a near-total ban on abortion in the state had gone too far and "needs to be straightened out"
April 10, 2024 at 11:08 PM
Trump says Arizona abortion ban ruling goes too far, again touts role in ending Roe
April 10, 2024 at 11:01 PM

Trump says Arizona abortion ban went too far

Former President Donald Trump does not support Arizona's near-total ban on abortion and ABC News Deputy Political Director Averi Harper joins "The Big Story" to discuss Trump's stance.
April 10, 2024 at 11:01 PM
Trump says Arizona abortion ban went too far
April 10, 2024 at 9:47 PM

Arizona Republicans block quick push to repeal near-total abortion ban, which hasn’t taken effect yet

Arizona Republicans on Wednesday blocked efforts to move forward on a bill to repeal a near-total abortion ban in the state that dates to 1864
April 10, 2024 at 9:47 PM
Ariz. Republicans block quick push to repeal abortion ban, which hasn’t taken effect
April 10, 2024 at 9:46 PM

Fallout from Arizona Supreme Court's abortion decision

Dr. Kristin Lyerly, an OBGYN who worked in Arizona, calls the state Supreme Court's decision to uphold a 160-year-old abortion law a "tragedy" for women in the state.
April 10, 2024 at 9:46 PM
Fallout from Arizona Supreme Court's abortion decision
April 10, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Voters have sided with abortion rights supporters every time the issue has been directly on the ballot since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion
April 10, 2024 at 7:18 PM
Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?
April 10, 2024 at 6:14 PM

Planned Parenthood official reacts to 160-year-old Arizona abortion ban

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Dr. Jill Gibson, chief medical director at Planned Parenthood, about the impact of Arizona's abortion measures, upheld Tuesday by the Supreme Court.
April 10, 2024 at 6:14 PM
Planned Parenthood official reacts to 160-year-old Arizona abortion ban
April 10, 2024 at 4:17 PM

Trump says Arizona abortion ban went too far

Former President Donald Trump appointed three of the justices who voted in 2022 to overrule Roe v. Wade's national guarantees to abortion access.
April 10, 2024 at 4:17 PM
Trump says Arizona abortion ban went too far
April 10, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Arizona Supreme Court upholds Civil War-era abortion ban

The near-total abortion ban raises concerns on both sides of the aisle.
April 10, 2024 at 4:16 PM
Arizona Supreme Court upholds Civil War-era abortion ban
April 10, 2024 at 2:56 PM

Arizona abortion ruling, which Democrats decry, splits Republicans and abortion opponents

The Arizona Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to uphold a 160-year old ban has drawn differing reactions from state Republicans as Democrats vow to fight it
April 10, 2024 at 2:56 PM
Arizona abortion ruling, which Dems decry, splits Republicans and abortion opponents
April 10, 2024 at 2:48 PM

Arizona Supreme Court allows 160-year-old near-total abortion ban

The state's Supreme Court has allowed a near-total abortion ban from 1864 to go into effect, only permitting care to save the life of the mother.
April 10, 2024 at 2:48 PM
Arizona Supreme Court allows 160-year-old near-total abortion ban
April 10, 2024 at 2:46 PM

A bill passed by Kansas lawmakers would make it a crime to coerce someone into an abortion

People who make physical or financial threats against others in Kansas to force them to get an abortion could spend a year in prison and be fined up to $10,000 under a bill approved by state lawmakers
April 10, 2024 at 2:46 PM
Kansas bill would make it a crime to coerce someone into an abortion
April 10, 2024 at 12:11 AM

Gen Z activists in abortion debate poised to play pivotal role in 2024 election

Gen Z activists on both sides of the abortion debate are hitting the ground trying to motivate their peers to the polls this November.
April 10, 2024 at 12:11 AM
Gen Z activists in abortion debate poised to play pivotal role in 2024 election
April 9, 2024 at 8:08 PM

Arizona Supreme Court further restricts abortion, enforcing near-total ban

The Arizona Supreme court has allowed a near-total abortion ban to go into effect, only allowing care to save the life of the mother, further restricting the procedure.
April 9, 2024 at 8:08 PM
Arizona Supreme Court further restricts abortion, enforcing near-total ban
April 9, 2024 at 8:01 PM

Arizona Supreme Court upholds 160-year-old abortion ban

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law from 1864 that bans nearly all abortions in the state.
April 9, 2024 at 8:01 PM
Arizona Supreme Court upholds 160-year-old abortion ban
April 9, 2024 at 2:29 PM

Trump says abortion issue should be left to states

Former President Donald Trump is facing criticism from his own party after declaring that the issue of abortion should be left to individual states.
April 9, 2024 at 2:29 PM
Trump says abortion issue should be left to states
April 8, 2024 at 9:24 PM

Mike Pence calls Trump's abortion position 'a slap in the face'

Mike Pence is calling Trump's latest statement on his abortion policies "a slap in the face to the millions of pro-life Americans who voted for him in 2016 and 2020"
April 8, 2024 at 9:24 PM
Mike Pence calls Trump's abortion position 'a slap in the face'
April 8, 2024 at 4:21 PM

Do Americans agree with Trump on abortion?

As Trump announces his plan on abortion, can you guess what Americans think about abortion and reproductive rights?
April 8, 2024 at 4:21 PM
Do Americans agree with Trump on abortion?
April 8, 2024 at 4:09 PM

Trump's abortion position leaves key questions unanswered on major campaign issue

Trump's position on abortion did not address some of the key questions that have come to define the debate since Roe v. Wade was overruled in 2022
April 8, 2024 at 4:09 PM
Trump's abortion position leaves key questions unanswered on major campaign issue
April 8, 2024 at 3:01 PM

Trump says abortion should be a states' rights issue, Republicans 'must also win elections'

After months of dodging questions about his abortion position, former president Donald Trump says he believes it should be a states' rights issue.
April 8, 2024 at 3:01 PM
Trump says abortion should be states' rights issue, GOP 'must also win elections'
April 7, 2024 at 7:18 PM

2 women who say abortion restrictions put them in medical peril feel compelled to campaign for Biden

As he campaigns for a second term, President Joe Biden is highlighting how women’s health has been affected by the overturning of federal abortion protections
April 7, 2024 at 7:18 PM
Women who say abortion restrictions put them in peril compelled to campaign for Biden
April 5, 2024 at 8:46 PM

Florida's 6-week abortion ban 'catastrophic for the region,' activist says

Pro-abortion advocates say a 6-week ban in Florida will be devastating for the southeastern U.S., as women may have to travel as far as Virginia or New Mexico for care.
April 5, 2024 at 8:46 PM
Florida's 6-week abortion ban 'catastrophic for the region,' activist says
April 4, 2024 at 9:39 PM

Court hears arguments to throw out Tennessee abortion lawsuit, block ban in part

A three-judge panel heard arguments Thursday on throwing out a lawsuit challenging Tennessee's abortion ban as well as a motion to block part of the ban.
April 4, 2024 at 9:39 PM
Court hears arguments on throwing out Tennessee abortion lawsuit
April 3, 2024 at 9:58 PM

Florida's stricter ban on abortions could put more pressure on clinics elsewhere

A Florida ban on abortions earlier in pregnancy is expected to have an impact on providers in other parts of the country
April 3, 2024 at 9:58 PM
Florida's stricter ban on abortions could put more pressure on clinics elsewhere
April 2, 2024 at 9:05 PM

Florida voters will get to consider abortion rights ballot measure in November, court rules

A Florida abortion ballot measure can move forward to a vote in November, the state Supreme Court ruled
April 2, 2024 at 9:05 PM
Fla. voters will consider abortion rights ballot measure in November, court rules
April 2, 2024 at 4:36 PM

Florida Supreme Court clears way for abortion ban

ABC News Deputy Political Director Averi Harper discusses the significance of the Supreme Court decision and how it could impact the election.
April 2, 2024 at 4:36 PM
Florida Supreme Court clears way for abortion ban
April 2, 2024 at 4:01 PM

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

The court also ruled that an abortion access vote will be on the ballot this November.
April 2, 2024 at 4:01 PM
Florida Supreme Court allows 6-week abortion ban to take effect
April 2, 2024 at 2:34 PM

Florida state Supreme Court upholds 15-week abortion ban, paving way for 6-week ban

The Florida state Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the state's 15-week abortion ban, dealing a blow to a legal challenge asking the court to throw out the ban.
April 2, 2024 at 2:34 PM
Florida state Supreme Court allows 6-week abortion ban
April 2, 2024 at 2:12 PM

Florida state Supreme Court ruling paves way for 6-week abortion ban

The Florida state Supreme Court issued a decision Monday upholding the state's 15-week abortion ban, dealing a blow to a legal challenge asking the court to throw out the ban.
April 2, 2024 at 2:12 PM
Florida state Supreme Court ruling paves way for 6-week abortion ban
April 2, 2024 at 12:38 AM

Florida Supreme Court upholds state abortion ban

A six-week trigger ban signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis will now go into effect in 30 days, prohibiting the procedure before most women know they are pregnant.
April 2, 2024 at 12:38 AM
Florida Supreme Court upholds state abortion ban
March 28, 2024 at 4:47 PM

'This is the beginning, not the end': Republicans brace for continued abortion rights fallout

Republicans accomplished a longtime goal in 2022 when the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. They've been faced with seemingly monthly electoral setbacks ever since.
March 28, 2024 at 4:47 PM
'This is the beginning, not the end': GOP braces for abortion rights fallout
March 27, 2024 at 8:02 PM

5 takeaways as Supreme Court questions sweeping challenge to abortion pill access

Here are key takeaways from the Supreme Court arguments over access to the abortion pill mifepristone
March 27, 2024 at 8:02 PM
5 takeaways as Supreme Court questions sweeping challenge to abortion pill access
March 27, 2024 at 6:27 PM

New Mexico governor on the abortion pill and reproductive rights

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-NM, talks about the impact of access restrictions to the abortion pill, mifepristone, and how states can prepare if the Supreme Court limits access to it.
March 27, 2024 at 6:27 PM
New Mexico governor on the abortion pill and reproductive rights