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January 27, 2023, 8:09 PM

Ohio city rewrites abortion ban, advocacy groups end lawsuit

Groups representing social workers and women say they have succeeded in forcing a small Ohio city to significantly narrow its abortion ban and dropped their lawsuit
January 27, 2023, 8:09 PM
Ohio city rewrites abortion ban, advocacy groups end lawsuit
January 27, 2023, 12:53 AM

Virginia Democrats defeat bills limiting abortion access

A Democratic-led Virginia Senate panel has defeated several bills that would have restricted abortion access in the state
January 27, 2023, 12:53 AM
Virginia Democrats defeat bills limiting abortion access
January 26, 2023, 3:08 AM

Washington lawmakers hear testimony on 7 abortion bills

Abortion rights proposals were front and center this week in Olympia, Washington, as state lawmakers heard hours of public testimony on seven proposals that would reinforce abortion access
January 26, 2023, 3:08 AM
January 25, 2023, 9:19 AM

2 charged by DOJ for targeting anti-abortion clinics in Florida

Two people were charged with targeting anti-abortion clinics in Florida, the Department of Justice announced.
January 25, 2023, 9:19 AM
2 charged by DOJ for targeting anti-abortion clinics in Florida
January 24, 2023, 10:23 PM

South Dakota Gov. Noem threatens charges for abortion pills

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, along with the state’s Republican attorney general, say the state will prosecute pharmacists who dispense abortion-inducing pills
January 24, 2023, 10:23 PM
January 24, 2023, 6:59 PM

15-week abortion ban set to go before Florida Supreme Court

The ban will be allowed to stand until a hearing before the state Supreme Court.
January 24, 2023, 6:59 PM
January 24, 2023, 2:23 AM

New Mexico AG seeks to codify abortion rights, nullify bans

He said the ordinances overstep local government authority.
January 24, 2023, 2:23 AM
January 24, 2023, 12:05 AM

Idaho woman shares 19-day miscarriage on TikTok, says state's abortion laws prevented her from getting care

Carmen Broesder, 35, from Nampa, Idaho, shared her 19-day long miscarriage on TikTok after she said she was denied care due to Idaho's new abortion ban.
January 24, 2023, 12:05 AM
Idaho woman says near-total abortion ban prevented her from getting miscarriage care
January 23, 2023, 4:45 PM

Kamala Harris calls for federal abortion rights protections

On the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Vice President Kamala Harris called for action after abortion was banned in several states following Roe being overturned by the Supreme Court.
January 23, 2023, 4:45 PM
Kamala Harris calls for federal abortion rights protections
January 23, 2023, 3:56 PM

Harris calls for renewed push to 'secure' abortion rights on Roe's 50th anniversary

Vice President Kamala Harris issued a call to action Sunday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision
January 23, 2023, 3:56 PM
Harris calls for renewed push to 'secure' abortion rights on Roe's 50th anniversary
January 20, 2023, 10:50 PM

March for Life eyes 'next steps' after fall of Roe v. Wade

Marchers made their way to the U.S. Capitol to send the message to the new Congress, including the new GOP-controlled House.
January 20, 2023, 10:50 PM
March for Life eyes 'next steps' after fall of Roe v. Wade
January 20, 2023, 10:19 PM

Supreme Court justices weren't questioned under oath in leak probe

The Supreme Court said it has been unable to determine who leaked Justice Samuel Alito's opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
January 20, 2023, 10:19 PM
Supreme Court justices weren't questioned under oath in leak probe
January 20, 2023, 6:01 PM

'March for Life' takes place in Washington

Since the Dobbs decision was handed down by the Supreme Court, at least 14 states have ceased nearly all abortion services.
January 20, 2023, 6:01 PM
'March for Life' takes place in Washington
January 20, 2023, 1:19 PM

FBI offers $25,000 reward for information on attacks against reproductive health facilities

The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in a series of attacks against reproductive health service facilities across the country.
January 20, 2023, 1:19 PM
FBI offers reward for information on attacks against reproductive health facilities
January 18, 2023, 8:22 PM

Planned Parenthood clinic hit by arson attack

Nobody was inside during the fire but one firefighter sustained injuries.
January 18, 2023, 8:22 PM
Planned Parenthood clinic hit by arson attack
January 18, 2023, 7:55 PM

Here are Google searches prosecutors say Brian Walshe made in wife's murder

Walshe is accused of killing and dismembering his missing wife, Ana Walshe.
January 18, 2023, 7:55 PM
Here are Google searches prosecutors say Brian Walshe made in wife's murder
January 18, 2023, 6:50 PM

Planned Parenthood set on fire just 2 days after state passes abortion rights law

Police are hunting for a person involved in an arson attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois just two days after enacting major abortion protections into law.
January 18, 2023, 6:50 PM
Planned Parenthood set on fire just 2 days after state passes abortion rights law
January 17, 2023, 9:53 PM

Democratic governor, leaders move to expand abortion access

Maine Gov. Janet Mills, legislative leaders want to expand access to abortion.
January 17, 2023, 9:53 PM
January 17, 2023, 9:08 PM

Police investigate Illinois Planned Parenthood fire as arson

No suspects have been identified or arrests made, police said.
January 17, 2023, 9:08 PM
January 14, 2023, 1:23 PM

Tennessee GOP split over adding exceptions to abortion ban

The state's abortion ban is known as one of the strictest in the country.
January 14, 2023, 1:23 PM
January 13, 2023, 7:08 PM

Regional abortion rights restrictions spark debate in Spain

A regional government’s move to restrict abortion rights in a large part of central Spain has reignited debate on the issue in the southern European country, in the runup to this year’s local elections
January 13, 2023, 7:08 PM
January 12, 2023, 9:57 PM

'Born-alive' bill passed by House Republicans would require care for infants born alive after failed abortion

House Republicans passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill would require providers give care to an infant that is born alive after an abortion.
January 12, 2023, 9:57 PM
'Born-alive' bill would require care for infants born alive after failed abortion
January 12, 2023, 6:25 PM

House's Republican majority passes 2 anti-abortion measures

One bill condemns violence against facilities, churches and groups that oppose abortion, and the other requires health care providers to care for a fetus born alive after a failed abortion.
January 12, 2023, 6:25 PM
House's Republican majority passes 2 anti-abortion measures
January 11, 2023, 11:23 PM

Taxes, abortion on agenda as Virginia lawmakers back at work

The Virginia General Assembly has kicked off its annual legislative session with a hefty agenda that includes taxes, abortion and energy policy
January 11, 2023, 11:23 PM
Taxes, abortion on agenda as Virginia lawmakers back at work
January 10, 2023, 9:54 PM

Birth control ruling to see fresh scrutiny at Texas Capitol

Texas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for the first legislative session since a statewide abortion ban took effect, and access to birth control for minors is likely to command fresh attention
January 10, 2023, 9:54 PM
Birth control ruling to see fresh scrutiny at Texas Capitol
January 6, 2023, 12:47 PM

South Carolina's Supreme Court strikes down 6-week abortion ban

South Carolina's Supreme Court has struck down the state's six-week abortion ban, deeming it 'unconstitutional' because it violates a patient's privacy.
January 6, 2023, 12:47 PM
State Supreme Court strikes down a 6-week abortion ban, calling it 'unconstitutional'
January 5, 2023, 6:11 PM

DOJ says prescribed abortion pills can be mailed to states where abortion is illegal

The DOJ announced the U.S. Postal Service can deliver prescribed abortion pills, as the FDA recently gave pharmacies the green light to fill prescriptions for abortion medication.
January 5, 2023, 6:11 PM
DOJ says prescribed abortion pills can be mailed to states where abortion is illegal
1 month ago

USPS is allowed to continue delivering abortion pills, Justice Department says

The Department of Justice wrote an opinion that the U.S. Postal Service is not violating any laws by delivering prescription abortion pills and can continue to do so.
1 month ago
Postal Service can continue delivering abortion pills: DOJ
1 month ago

New Jersey sets aside $15M for abortion provider upgrades

New Jersey will award $15 million in zero-interest loans and grants to health care facilities that provide abortion services for facility improvements and increased security
1 month ago
New Jersey sets aside $15M for abortion provider upgrades
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What you need to know about medication abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many pregnant people living in states where abortion is now illegal are expected to turn to the medication abortion.
1 month ago
What you need to know about medication abortion
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FDA to allow pharmacies to distribute abortion medication

The agency said pharmacies will need to apply for certification to distribute mifepristone, which could allow expanded access in some states and open up new legal challenges.
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FDA to allow pharmacies to distribute abortion medication
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Court: Abortion doctors can’t be charged under Arizona law

An Arizona court ruled abortion doctors can’t be prosecuted under a pre-statehood law that criminalizes nearly all abortions yet was barred from being enforced for decades
1 month ago
Court: Abortion doctors can’t be charged under Arizona law
1 month ago

Plan B gets new label by FDA to clarify it doesn't cause abortion

After more than two decades on the market, the FDA wants to give the emergency contraception drug "Plan B" a new label to clarify that it doesn't cause an abortion.
1 month ago
Plan B does not cause abortion, FDA says clearly
1 month ago

'Plan B' contraception drug gets new label

In an effort to reduce abortion-related misinformation about the effects of the drug, the Food and Drug Administration plans to re-label 'Plan B.'
1 month ago
'Plan B' contraception drug gets new label
1 month ago

Anti-abortion priest Pavone defrocked for blasphemous posts

The Vatican has defrocked an anti-abortion U.S. priest, Frank Pavone, for what it says were “blasphemous communications on social media” as well as “persistent disobedience” of his bishop
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Research shows higher maternal, infant death rates in states with abortion bans

The Commonwealth Fund, a non-profit research group, found that maternal death rates were 62% higher in 2020 in states that implemented abortion restrictions.
2 months ago
Research shows higher maternal, infant death rates in states with abortion bans
2 months ago

Maternal death rates 62% higher in states where abortion was banned: Study

ABC News' Anne Flaherty breaks down a new study that shows the rate of maternal deaths before the fall of Roe v. Wade. Texas gynecologist Dr. Jessica Shepherd reacts to the findings.
2 months ago
Maternal death rates 62% higher in states where abortion was banned: Study
2 months ago

Tennesseans misunderstand abortion law, want exceptions

Voters in the state largely don't know the specifics of the law, a poll shows.
2 months ago
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States that banned abortion already had high maternal death rates and fewer doctors: Study

States that imposed strict abortion laws this year were already more likely to have significantly higher maternal and infant death rates, a new study found
2 months ago
States with abortion bans already had high maternal death rates, fewer doctors: Study
2 months ago

Iowa judge blocks effort to ban most abortions in the state

A state judge has blocked an effort to ban most abortions in Iowa by upholding a court decision made three years ago
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Texas court dismisses case against doctor who violated state's abortion ban

A Texas court dismissed a lawsuit against a provider who performed an abortion despite a ban. ruling citizens can't bring suits if they are not directly affected.
2 months ago
Texas court deals blow to controversial abortion ban, dismissing case against doctor
2 months ago

Indiana doctor drops lawsuit against attorney general

An Indiana doctor has dropped a lawsuit that aimed to halt the state’s attorney general from investigating her after she provided an abortion to a 10-year-old Ohio child who was raped
2 months ago
Indiana doctor drops lawsuit against attorney general
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Biden's efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks

The Biden administration is actively searching for ways to safeguard abortion access for millions of women
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Supreme Court opens door to overturning rights to contraceptives, same-sex relationships and marriage

As Roe v. Wade is overturned, Justice Clarence Thomas considered other rights to be challenged including same-sex marriage.
2 months ago
Supreme Court opens door to overturning rights to contraceptives, same-sex marriage
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Indiana doctor who provided abortion to 10-year-old seeks to bar AG access to patient records

Two Indiana physicians have asked a court to limit the state's attorney general from being able to subpoena abortion patients' medical records.
2 months ago
Doctor who provided abortion to 10-year-old seeks to bar AG access to records
2 months ago

Kansas residents to vote on abortion amendment

Voters in Kansas are set to cast their vote on abortion restrictions in Tuesday's primary election. ABC News senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer reports.
2 months ago
Kansas residents to vote on abortion amendment
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Where Americans voted to protect abortion rights in the midterms | FiveThirtyEight

The 2022 midterms saw five states put abortion access directly on the ballot and now that the votes have been counted, it's clear that American voters largely support abortion rights.
2 months ago
Where Americans voted to protect abortion rights in the midterms | FiveThirtyEight
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Indiana's attorney general files complaint against doctor who gave 10-year-old an abortion

Indiana state attorney general asked the medical board to penalize Dr. Caitlin Bernard as the two battle over an abortion provided to a 10-year-old rape victim.
2 months ago
Attorney general requests doctor disciplined after child given abortion
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Court reinstates Indiana's abortion burial, cremation law

The law requires abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains.
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Period-tracking apps may help prosecute users, advocates fear

Abortion advocates fear period-tracking apps and other digital footprints could be used against abortion-seeking people in states where it is now illegal.
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Period-tracking apps may help prosecute users, advocates fear