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1 month ago

Texas renews court effort to ban abortion procedure

Texas officials are trying to get a federal appeals court’s permission to enforce a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, even though the court has not yet ruled on its constitutionality
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Georgia appeals ruling that blocked restrictive abortion law

Georgia is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocked the restrictive abortion measure lawmakers passed last year
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2 months ago

Federal agencies appeal suspension of abortion pill rule

The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a rule that has required women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic
2 months ago
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Christian abortion critics urge Dems to change platform

A group of more than 100 Christian pastors, religion professors and other advocates is urging the Democratic National Committee to adopt a party platform that’s friendlier to abortion opponents
2 months ago
Christian abortion critics urge Dems to change platform
2 months ago

Georgia's 6-week abortion ban officially struck down

A federal judge struck down Georgia's controversial ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
2 months ago
Georgia's 6-week abortion ban officially struck down
2 months ago

Judge: Women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

A federal judge has agreed to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill
2 months ago
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Tennessee governor signs, court blocks 6-week abortion ban

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country and a federal judge quickly blocked the measure that includes a ban as early as six weeks into the pregnancy
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3 months ago

Supreme Court's abortion ruling raises stakes for election

Supporters of abortion rights were elated, and foes of abortion dismayed, after the Supreme Court issued its first major abortion ruling since President Donald Trump took office
3 months ago
Supreme Court's abortion ruling raises stakes for election
3 months ago

Abortion rights advocates say Supreme Court ruling is a victory but 'our fight is far from over'

The Supreme Court voted in a 5-4 decision to strike down a Louisiana law.
3 months ago
Advocates say Supreme Court abortion ruling a victory but 'fight is far from over'
3 months ago

Supreme Court hands down major decision reaffirming abortion rights in Louisiana case

The Supreme Court announced its ruling on the Louisiana abortion case June Medical Services v. Russo.
3 months ago
Supreme Court hands down major decision on abortion
3 months ago

WH, Republicans attack SCOTUS abortion decision, Democrats declare victory

The Supreme Court overturned a Louisiana abortion law on Monday.
3 months ago
WH, Republicans attack SCOTUS abortion decision
3 months ago

Supreme Court strikes down restrictive abortion law in Louisiana

In a 5 to 4 vote, the court said the law would place an undue burden on women seeking an abortion.
3 months ago
Supreme Court strikes down restrictive abortion law in Louisiana
3 months ago

Tennessee passes 6-week abortion ban during last-second budget negotiation

The Tennessee state legislature passed a restrictive abortion bill in a closed chamber overnight.
3 months ago
Tennessee passes 6-week abortion ban during last-second budget negotiation
4 months ago

Ruling means Missouri's last abortion clinic stays open

Missouri’s only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis facility
4 months ago
4 months ago

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

A group of physicians has asked a federal court to suspend a U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule that requires patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill
4 months ago
Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic
4 months ago

‘AKA Jane Roe’ highlights woman behind landmark Roe v. Wade case

The FX documentary features never-before-seen interviews with Norma McCorvey, whose role in the case helped legalize abortion nationwide.
4 months ago
‘AKA Jane Roe’ highlights woman behind landmark Roe v. Wade case
4 months ago

Abortion funds see an increase in calls during the coronavirus pandemic

Abortion funds are reporting an increase in calls since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States.
4 months ago
Abortion funds see an increase in calls during the coronavirus pandemic
5 months ago

Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoes abortion legislation

Kentucky's Democratic governor has vetoed abortion legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers
5 months ago
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Federal judge: Oklahoma abortion ban can't be enforced

A federal judge says Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's attempt to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic cannot be enforced
5 months ago
Judge: Oklahoma abortion ban can't be enforced
5 months ago

Poles divided on 'draconian' abortion, sex education bills

Polish lawmakers are set to debate draft laws that would impose a near-total ban on abortion, criminalize school sex education and equate homosexuality with pedophilia despite similar bills getting dropped in the past due to a popular outcry
5 months ago
Polish leaders debate controversial bills on abortion, sex ed during virus: Critics
5 months ago

Texas clinics ask Supreme Court to allow certain abortions

They want certain abortions to continue during the coronavirus pandemic.
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5 months ago

Judge blocks ban on some Texas abortions during outbreak

A federal judge has blocked the enforcement, in some cases, of an executive order banning abortions in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic
5 months ago
Judge blocks ban on some Texas abortions during outbreak
5 months ago

Court lifts part of order blocking Texas abortion ban

A federal appeals court has partially lifted a lower-court order that largely blocked the enforcement of a Texas abortion ban during the coronavirus pandemic
5 months ago
6 months ago

New Zealand passes landmark law to decriminalize abortion

The bill treats abortion as a health issue rather than a crime.
6 months ago
New Zealand passes landmark law to decriminalize abortion
6 months ago

'Last clinic' standing? Critics fear abortion case before Supreme Court could have nationwide impact on abortion facilities

Kathaleen Pittman's clinic is now challenging a Louisiana law that requires doctors to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals.
6 months ago
Critics fear SCOTUS abortion case could have wide impact on abortion facilities
7 months ago

Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

Democrats have blocked a pair of Republican bills.
7 months ago
7 months ago

More than 1,000 gather in Richmond to oppose abortion bills

More than 1,000 people have rallied at the Virginia Capitol against legislation in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly that would ease restrictions on abortion access
7 months ago
7 months ago

Anti-abortion group flips views on new Georgia senator

An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Pete Buttigieg explains why he’s pro-choice

The candidate discusses his stance on abortion and how he plans to gain voters from other Democratic rivals.
7 months ago
Pete Buttigieg explains why he’s pro-choice
8 months ago

What to know about new abortion restrictions and what that could mean for Roe v. Wade

There has been a lot of recent action on the state level in recent months.
8 months ago
What to know about new abortion restrictions and what that could mean for Roe v. Wade
8 months ago

Abortion among key issues in Missouri 2020 governor's race

Incumbent Republican signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the US.
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8 months ago

California defies threat of fund loss over abortion coverage

California’s Democratic leaders were defiant Friday after the Trump administration threatened to cut federal health care funding to the nation’s most populous state over its requirement that insurance plans cover abortions
8 months ago
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Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'safe haven'

With a newly empowered Democratic majority at the Virginia General Assembly, abortion-rights advocates say the state has a chance to roll back decades of restrictions and become a “safe haven” for women in neighboring conservative states
8 months ago
Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'safe haven'
8 months ago

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

This is an important week for activists on both sides of the abortion debate in the United States
8 months ago
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Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Planned Parenthood is snubbing Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine by endorsing her Democratic opponent Sara Gideon in their Senate race
8 months ago
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Collins
8 months ago

Greece orders anti-abortion ads removed from Athens metro

Greece's center-right government has ordered the removal of anti-abortion posters put up in Athens underground billboards as part of a paid public awareness campaign by a pro-life group
8 months ago
Anti-abortion ads ordered to be removed from metro station in Greece
8 months ago

Delaware man charged with throwing Molotov cocktail at Planned Parenthood office, feds say

A Delaware man is facing federal charges for allegedly causing an explosion during a suspected anti-abortion protest at a Planned Parenthood office.
8 months ago
Man charged with throwing Molotov cocktail at Planned Parenthood office
9 months ago

Mississippi vows further appeal after loss on abortion ban

Governor will ask the Supreme Court to uphold the ban on abortion at 15 weeks.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Planned Parenthood shooting suspect insists he's competent

A man accused of killing three people in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado insists that he understands both his rights and the charges against him
9 months ago
9 months ago

Woman denied morning-after pill by pharmacist

A woman in Minnesota is suing two pharmacies, including CVS, for sex discrimination after she claims she was denied a morning-after pill.
9 months ago
Woman denied morning-after pill by pharmacist
9 months ago

Clinics where majority of US patients get abortions are rapidly closing: Report

The majority of patients who seek abortions in the US each year do so at independent abortion clinics, which are closing at a precarious rate, according to a new report.
9 months ago
Majority of US women get abortions at independent clinics: Report
9 months ago

Supreme Court lets Kentucky abortion ultrasound law stand

A contested Kentucky law requiring a physician to display-and-describe a fetal ultrasound to patients seeking abortion has survived an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
9 months ago
Supreme Court lets abortion ultrasound law stand
9 months ago

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge.
9 months ago
10 months ago

Over 350 lawyers, legal professionals who had abortions file brief in landmark Supreme Court case

More than 350 lawyers and legal professionals filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court for the June Medical Services vs. Gee abortion case.
10 months ago
368 legal professionals file amicus brief in Supreme Court abortion case
10 months ago

Man admits attempted arson at Planned Parenthood clinic

Federal prosecutors say a man has admitted he tried to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic in Missouri because it provides reproductive services
10 months ago
10 months ago

Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open

The Dayton area's last abortion clinic has prevailed in a years-long battle over Ohio’s stringent new licensing requirements and will remain open.
10 months ago
Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open
1 year ago

Hearing begins on fate of Missouri's lone abortion clinic

Patient safety at Missouri's only abortion clinic is the point of contention at a state administrative hearing that will decide if the clinic can remain open.
1 year ago
Hearing begins on fate of Missouri's lone abortion clinic
1 year ago

California governor signs bill requiring medication abortion at public colleges

California Gov. Newsom signed a bill requiring public colleges have medication abortion available on campus.
1 year ago
California governor signs bill requiring medication abortion at public colleges
1 year ago

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect
1 year ago
Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law
1 year ago

Mexico's Oaxaca state decriminalizes abortion

Mexican state of Oaxaca becomes the second region of the country to decriminalize abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
1 year ago
Mexican state becomes second to decriminalize abortion