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October 1, 2022, 12:06 PM

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

An Arizona judge has refused to suspend her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion
October 1, 2022, 12:06 PM
Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions
September 30, 2022, 5:40 PM

Prosecuting pregnancy loss: Women advocates fear post-Roe surge

ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports on women who have faced investigation and prosecution for pregnancy loss and concerns that the overturning of Roe V. Wade could lead to further complications.
September 30, 2022, 5:40 PM
Prosecuting pregnancy loss: Women advocates fear post-Roe surge
September 28, 2022, 4:21 PM

Judge: Indiana can't enforce abortion burial, cremation law

A federal judge has barred Indiana from enforcing a 2016 law’s provisions that require abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains, finding that they violate the U.S. Constitution
September 28, 2022, 4:21 PM
Judge: Indiana can't enforce abortion burial, cremation law
September 27, 2022, 11:28 PM

South Carolina House rejects bill to ban abortions with few exceptions

The South Carolina House rejected a near-total ban on abortion proposed by the state Senate as lawmakers continue to be at odds.
September 27, 2022, 11:28 PM
Abortion ban fails again in state legislature as lawmakers at odds
September 27, 2022, 9:58 PM

Idaho university prohibits staff from promoting, discussing abortion due to state laws: Report

The University of Idaho told staff it cannot discuss or promote abortion with students, warning they could be fired or face criminal charges for doing so.
September 27, 2022, 9:58 PM
Idaho university prohibits staff from promoting, discussing abortion: Report
September 27, 2022, 12:48 PM

Abortion battle divides struggling Illinois town

ABC News’ Linsey Davis travels to Granite City, Illinois, and explores how the town became an island of hope for women in other states seeking abortions after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
September 27, 2022, 12:48 PM
Abortion battle divides struggling Illinois town
September 26, 2022, 9:14 PM

How Arizona's abortion ban may affect the midterms

ABC News' Libby Cathey, who is covering the Arizona midterm races, speaks with "Start Here," about the latest developments in key races.
September 26, 2022, 9:14 PM
How Arizona's abortion ban may affect the midterms
September 26, 2022, 9:10 PM

Americans broadly reject Supreme Court’s elimination of right to abortion

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 64% of Americans reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade.
September 26, 2022, 9:10 PM
Americans broadly reject Supreme Court’s elimination of right to abortion
September 26, 2022, 10:05 AM

Voters in these states have abortion-related questions on the ballot in November

Five states have abortion-related questions on the ballot this November to either protect or restrict access to the procedure.
September 26, 2022, 10:05 AM
Voters in these states have abortion-related questions on the ballot in November
September 26, 2022, 1:25 AM

Abortion set to be major issue for voters in midterm elections

An Arizona judge upheld a 121-year-old law on reinstating a near-total ban on abortion, while a new poll shows the majority of Americans oppose the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
September 26, 2022, 1:25 AM
Abortion set to be major issue for voters in midterm elections
September 25, 2022, 3:48 PM

Poll shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose the Supreme Court’s abortion decision

What a new ABC/Washington Post reveals about abortion, inflation and the midterm elections.
September 25, 2022, 3:48 PM
Poll shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose the Supreme Court’s abortion decision
September 24, 2022, 10:00 PM

Arizona Democrats warn 'girls will die' after judge upholds near-total abortion ban

The ruling by the judge reinstates a 1901 abortion ban that includes jail time for providers.
September 24, 2022, 10:00 PM
'I'm furious': Arizona Democrats speak out against near-total abortion ban
September 24, 2022, 1:59 PM

Here's where abortion is banned 3 months after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Four months after Roe v. Wade was overturned, at least 14 states have abortion bans in place and bans are being challenged in three other states.
September 24, 2022, 1:59 PM
Here's where abortion is banned 3 months after Roe v. Wade was overturned
September 24, 2022, 2:36 AM

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

The near-total ban had been blocked in the state for nearly 50 years.
September 24, 2022, 2:36 AM
September 24, 2022, 1:48 AM

Arizona judge upholds century-old abortion ban

An Arizona judge upheld a century-old abortion ban punishable by two to five years in prison.
September 24, 2022, 1:48 AM
Judge upholds century-old abortion ban in this state
September 23, 2022, 5:41 PM

Republicans hammer crime in key Wisconsin races; Democrats say they want to distract from abortion

Republicans are going on the attack in Wisconsin as they press what they see as an advantage on the issue of crime and law enforcement in the Senate and governor's race
September 23, 2022, 5:41 PM
GOP hammers crime in Wisconsin races; Dems say they want to distract from abortion
September 23, 2022, 5:22 PM

Abortion access in North Carolina might hinge on 5 seats In the state legislature

North Carolina has become a haven for women in states throughout the South seeking abortion.
September 23, 2022, 5:22 PM
Abortion access in North Carolina might hinge on 5 seats In the state legislature
September 22, 2022, 9:12 PM

Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

Abortion clinic operators argue that the ban violates the state constitution.
September 22, 2022, 9:12 PM
September 22, 2022, 7:16 PM

Indiana court allows abortions to resume as legal challenge continues

Abortion providers claim the ban violates the Indiana Constitution.
September 22, 2022, 7:16 PM
Judge pauses abortion ban 1 week after it took effect
September 22, 2022, 5:01 PM

Legal battles underway as at least 14 states have ceased nearly all abortion services

A judge in Indiana blocked the state’s ban from being enforced, and a legal ruling in Arizona could ban nearly all abortions there as soon as this week.
September 22, 2022, 5:01 PM
Legal battles underway as at least 14 states have ceased nearly all abortion services
September 21, 2022, 11:33 PM

Wisconsin governor calls special session to repeal 1849-era abortion ban

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said he is calling the state legislature to act on proposals that could "create a pathway" for voters to repeal an 1849-era abortion ban.
September 21, 2022, 11:33 PM
Governor calls special session to repeal pre-Civil War abortion ban
September 18, 2022, 12:48 PM

They ended wanted pregnancies. Post-Roe, they face new pain.

Ashley Lefebvre hugs her unborn daughter’s urn each night
September 18, 2022, 12:48 PM
September 17, 2022, 12:19 PM

Why some anti-abortion rights backers want a ban that would stop few abortions

After decades of promising to end abortions, a major slice of the anti-abortion movement just rallied around legislation that would curb only a fraction of them.
September 17, 2022, 12:19 PM
Why some anti-abortion rights backers want a ban that would stop few abortions
September 17, 2022, 12:50 AM

Vigil held in Indiana as abortion ban takes effect

A vigil for reproductive rights was held in Bloomington as the state’s near-total ban on abortions went into effect.
September 17, 2022, 12:50 AM
Vigil held in Indiana as abortion ban takes effect
September 16, 2022, 8:34 PM

Near-total ban on abortion becomes law in West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice signed an abortion ban into law days after West Virginia lawmakers passed a bill banning nearly all abortions with limited exceptions.
September 16, 2022, 8:34 PM
West Virginia governor approves near-total abortion ban
September 16, 2022, 7:54 PM

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signs abortion ban into law

Republican Gov. Jim Justice has signed into law a ban on abortions at all stages of pregnancy
September 16, 2022, 7:54 PM
September 16, 2022, 6:46 PM

Abortion will be key issue on the ballot in many states' midterms

ABC News White House correspondent Rachel Scott discusses which states will be voting on abortion issues in the midterms.
September 16, 2022, 6:46 PM
Abortion will be key issue on the ballot in many states' midterms
September 16, 2022, 3:16 PM

A pro-abortion access Miss America roils North Dakota House race with independent bid

Cara Mund, the 2018 Miss America, last week qualified for the race against North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong as a pro-abortion access independent
September 16, 2022, 3:16 PM
A pro-abortion access Miss America roils North Dakota House race with independent bid
September 16, 2022, 11:28 AM

GOP nominee for Nevada gov. says he'll fight US abortion ban

The GOP's nominee for Nevada governor says he would fight against a national abortion ban if the U.S. Congress were to pass it
September 16, 2022, 11:28 AM
September 15, 2022, 9:52 PM

Indiana abortion ban goes into effect

The state's abortion ban comes amid ongoing lawsuits.
September 15, 2022, 9:52 PM
Indiana abortion ban goes into effect
September 15, 2022, 5:49 PM

Indiana abortion ban goes into effect despite ongoing lawsuits

Indiana's near-total abortion ban went into effect Thursday, which only allows three exceptions.
September 15, 2022, 5:49 PM
Abortion now banned in Indiana, even as lawsuits challenge constitutionality
September 15, 2022, 5:31 PM

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham proposes nationwide 15-week abortion ban

In Indiana, abortion rights activists have held vigils protesting the state's near-total abortion ban that comes as a result of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
September 15, 2022, 5:31 PM
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham proposes nationwide 15-week abortion ban
September 15, 2022, 3:07 PM

Proposed GOP bill to ban abortions at 15 weeks sparks controversy

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s proposal to impose a nationwide ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy has caused resistance within the Republican Party.
September 15, 2022, 3:07 PM
Proposed GOP bill to ban abortions at 15 weeks sparks controversy
September 15, 2022, 3:34 AM

Major fallout over GOP bill to ban abortions nationwide

U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham's controversial legislation has divided Republicans and emboldened Democrats as the midterm elections near.
September 15, 2022, 3:34 AM
Major fallout over GOP bill to ban abortions nationwide
September 15, 2022, 12:07 AM

GOP hopefuls, lawmakers splinter over Lindsey Graham's proposed abortion ban

Sen. Lindsey Graham's proposal of a 15-week national abortion ban -- with limited exceptions -- has drawn mixed reaction from other conservatives
September 15, 2022, 12:07 AM
GOP hopefuls, lawmakers splinter over Graham's proposed abortion ban
September 14, 2022, 11:17 PM

Abortion on the ballot in some states

Dr. Maya Bass, co-chair of the Committee to Protect Health Care's Reproductive Freedom Task Force, discusses what’s at stake with abortion access as Sen. Lindsey Graham proposes a nationwide ban.
September 14, 2022, 11:17 PM
Abortion on the ballot in some states
September 14, 2022, 9:12 PM

Judge temporarily blocks Ohio law banning most abortions

A judge has temporarily blocked Ohio's ban on virtually all abortions in the state
September 14, 2022, 9:12 PM
September 14, 2022, 9:06 PM

'Disgusted and angry': WVa clinic ends abortions post ban

West Virginia's only abortion clinic ended abortion services and staff called dozens of patients to cancel appointments after state lawmakers passed a ban on the procedure at all stages of pregnancy
September 14, 2022, 9:06 PM
'Disgusted and angry': WVa clinic ends abortions post ban
September 14, 2022, 6:50 PM

Newly proposed abortion bill would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks

ABC News White House Correspondent Mary Alice Parks joins to discuss the bill and the latest news out of D.C.
September 14, 2022, 6:50 PM
Newly proposed abortion bill would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks
September 14, 2022, 6:46 PM

Tennessee physicians fear prosecution for performing abortions

A newly enacted “trigger” law in Tennessee makes performing abortions a class c felony.
September 14, 2022, 6:46 PM
Tennessee physicians fear prosecution for performing abortions
September 14, 2022, 3:11 PM

New push for federal abortion ban

Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced a bill that would make most abortions illegal across the country, but not all members of his party are on board. ABC’s Justin Finch has more.
September 14, 2022, 3:11 PM
New push for federal abortion ban
September 14, 2022, 1:10 PM

Graham's proposed near-total national abortion ban quickly meets GOP resistance

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday proposed a near-total national abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
September 14, 2022, 1:10 PM
Graham's proposed near-total national abortion ban quickly meets GOP resistance
September 12, 2022, 7:56 PM

Indiana court hearing set after abortion ban takes effect

An Indiana judge won’t hear arguments until next week on a lawsuit seeking to block the state’s abortion ban, leaving that new law set to take effect on Thursday
September 12, 2022, 7:56 PM
Indiana court hearing set after abortion ban takes effect
September 10, 2022, 9:31 PM

GOP nominee for Kansas governor tries to flip abortion issue

He's trying to make the Democrat's support for abortion rights a liability.
September 10, 2022, 9:31 PM
September 9, 2022, 10:03 PM

Indiana special judge takes up abortion ban challenge after 2 judges recuse themselves

A judge has agreed to preside over a lawsuit challenging Indiana's abortion ban after two others recused themselves from the case.
September 9, 2022, 10:03 PM
Indiana judge takes up abortion ban challenge after 2 judges recuse themselves
September 9, 2022, 3:25 PM

Lawmakers in South Carolina at odds over proposed abortion bans

South Carolina lawmakers rejected a near-total abortion ban after the bill had passed in the state House.
September 9, 2022, 3:25 PM
South Carolina lawmakers at odds over proposed abortion bans
September 9, 2022, 12:42 AM

Michigan will vote on adding abortion right to state constitution, court rules

Michigan voters will have the chance this November to codify abortion rights in the state's constitution after a Michigan Supreme Court ruling on Thursday
September 9, 2022, 12:42 AM
Michigan will vote on adding abortion right to state constitution, court rules
September 8, 2022, 8:44 PM

Will abortion stay legal in Pennsylvania? | FiveThirtyEight

Abortion access in Pennsylvania hinges on the outcome of the governor’s race.
September 8, 2022, 8:44 PM
Will abortion stay legal in Pennsylvania? | FiveThirtyEight
September 8, 2022, 4:36 PM

Michigan court rules 1931 abortion ban is unconstitutional

A Michigan Court of Claims judge ruled that the state's 1931 abortion ban is unconstitutional, banning the attorney general and county prosecutors from enforcing it.
September 8, 2022, 4:36 PM
Michigan court rules 1931 abortion ban is unconstitutional
September 6, 2022, 8:56 PM

Rape, incest exceptions out of South Carolina abortion bill

A group of South Carolina senators votes to drop them from proposed abortion ban
September 6, 2022, 8:56 PM