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January 26, 2020, 5:29 PM

Abortion among key issues in Missouri 2020 governor's race

Incumbent Republican signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the US.
January 26, 2020, 5:29 PM
January 24, 2020, 11:49 PM

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
January 24, 2020, 11:49 PM
January 23, 2020, 7:52 PM

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
January 23, 2020, 7:52 PM
Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'safe haven'
January 21, 2020, 7:31 PM

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
January 21, 2020, 7:31 PM
January 21, 2020, 1:51 PM

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
January 21, 2020, 1:51 PM
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Collins
January 13, 2020, 6:38 PM

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
January 13, 2020, 6:38 PM
Anti-abortion ads ordered to be removed from metro station in Greece
January 8, 2020, 9:43 AM

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.
January 8, 2020, 9:43 AM
Man charged with throwing Molotov cocktail at Planned Parenthood office
1 month 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.
1 month ago
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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
1 month ago
2 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.
2 months ago
Woman denied morning-after pill by pharmacist
2 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.
2 months ago
Majority of US women get abortions at independent clinics: Report
2 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.
2 months ago
Supreme Court lets abortion ultrasound law stand
2 months ago

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge.
2 months ago
2 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.
2 months ago
368 legal professionals file amicus brief in Supreme Court abortion case
2 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
2 months ago
2 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.
2 months ago
Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Hearing begins on fate of Missouri's lone abortion clinic
4 months 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.
4 months ago
California governor signs bill requiring medication abortion at public colleges
4 months ago

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect
4 months ago
Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Mexican state becomes second to decriminalize abortion
4 months ago

Witnesses clash in Tennessee abortion wait period trial

Expert witnesses disagree on whether Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period before abortion helps or hinders women's decision making
4 months ago
4 months ago

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest since 1973

The number and rate of abortions in the U.S. have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973
4 months ago
Number of abortions in US falls to lowest since 1973
5 months ago

Austin to be first US city to fund abortion support services

Abortion advocates said Thursday Texas' capital of Austin has become the first city in the nation to provide funding toward logistical services for abortion access
5 months ago
Abortion support services to be funded by this city for 1st time in US history
5 months ago

Planned Parenthood announces closure of 2 clinics in Ohio

This announcement comes less than a month after Planned Parenthood announced that they would be dropping out of the federal program called Title X over new restrictions.
5 months ago
Planned Parenthood announces closure of 2 clinics in Ohio
5 months ago

Texas hoping to revive law on burial of fetal remains

Texas attorneys have asked a federal appeals court to revive the state's requirement that fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages at health care facilities be buried or cremated
5 months ago
Texas hoping to revive law on burial of fetal remains
5 months ago

Trump administration backs Vermont nurse who says she was forced to assist with abortion

Trump administration threatens to pull federal support for a Vermont hospital after one of its nurses alleged she was forced to participate in an abortion.
5 months ago
Trump administration backs Vermont nurse who says she was forced to aid in abortion
5 months ago

Judge temporarily blocks Missouri abortion ban from going into effect

A Missouri judge at least temporarily banned abortions at specific gestational periods from being outlawed in the state.
5 months ago
Judge temporarily blocks Missouri abortion ban from going into effect
5 months ago

Federal judge blocks Missouri's 8-week abortion ban

A ban on most abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won't take effect.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Missouri's heartbeat abortion bill

A federal judge said he will issue a ruling Tuesday that will determine whether Missouri's new abortion law banning abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy will take effect this week.
5 months ago
Missouri's heartbeat abortion bill
5 months ago

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and more join Planned Parenthood's #BansOffMyBody campaign

Nearly 140 musicians signed in support of the goal.
5 months ago
Stars join Planned Parenthood's abortion ban protest
5 months ago

Tennessee man arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC

A Tennessee man has been charged with threatening to attack a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.
5 months ago
Tennessee man arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' a Planned Parenthood in DC
5 months ago

Planned Parenthood SVP discusses clinic's refusal to accept Title X federal funding

Melanie Roussell Newman explains how poor women and women of color suffer the most under the Title X rule saying the government should not get in between patients and their care providers.
5 months ago
Planned Parenthood SVP discusses clinic's refusal to accept Title X federal funding
5 months ago

Planned Parenthood drops out of Title X

Planned Parenthood has dropped out of federal program for low-income women over fight with Trump administration.
5 months ago
Planned Parenthood drops out of Title X
5 months ago

Planned Parenthood drops out of federal program over fight with Trump administration

Planned Parenthood has dropped out of federal program for low-income women over fight with Trump administration.
5 months ago
Planned Parenthood drops out of federal program over fight with Trump administration
5 months ago

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Planned Parenthood says it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting program participants from referring patients for abortions
5 months ago
Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program
5 months ago

Rep. Steve King says rapes, incest helped populate the world

US Rep Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether there would be "any population of the world left' if not for births due to rape and incest
5 months ago
Rep. questions if any population would be left if not for births due to rape, incest
6 months ago

Tennessee lawmakers mull passing strict abortion ban

Legal experts caution such laws elsewhere have been struck down by the courts.
6 months ago
6 months ago

New Zealand's new abortion legislation passes first read in Parliament

New Zealand's new legislation to decriminalize abortion is on its way to becoming law.
6 months ago
New Zealand passes first step to decriminalize abortion
6 months ago

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

A federal judge has temporarily stopped three new abortion restrictions from taking effect in Arkansas
6 months ago
6 months ago

Federal judge temporarily blocks 3 abortion restrictions in Arkansas

Abortion access activists are breathing a sigh of relief in light of the latest judicial decision blocking constraints in Arkanasas, at least temporarily.
6 months ago
Federal judge temporarily blocks 3 abortion restrictions in Arkansas
6 months ago

State abortion bans in 2019: Many signed, none in effect

Where various abortion bills and laws stand in states across the country as of May 2019.
6 months ago
State abortion bans in 2019: Many signed, none in effect
6 months ago

Planned Parenthood president forced out after only 8 months

Planned Parenthood's president has been forced out of her job after only eight months as the organization faces unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider in the United States
6 months ago
6 months ago

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

Federal appeals court upholds lower court order blocking Trump administration.
6 months ago
7 months ago

ACLU effort to put abortion ban to vote can proceed

An appellate court panel rules the ACLU can soon begin collecting signatures.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Pussy Riot set to perform in Alabama and raise money to counter 'ridiculous' abortion ban

The band Pussy Riot is set to perform in Birmingham on Thursday, with at least some of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood and Yellowhammer, an abortion fund.
7 months ago
Pussy Riot set to perform in Alabama amid debate over 'ridiculous' abortion ban
7 months ago

Georgia's 6-week abortion ban challenged by reproductive rights groups

The ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia's abortion ban.
7 months ago
Georgia's abortion ban challenged by reproductive rights groups
7 months ago

Missouri's only abortion clinic to remain open temporarily after latest legal decision

The only remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, a Planned Parenthood, is operating as a result of a court order that allowed it to continue to perform abortions.
7 months ago
Lone Missouri abortion clinic to remain open temporarily after latest legal decision
7 months ago

Missouri's only abortion clinic allowed to continue providing under judge's new order

Missouri's only abortion clinic is allowed to continue providing as a judge extended a restraining order to allow it to do so.
7 months ago
Judge extends restraining order allowing Missouri's lone abortion clinic to continue
7 months ago

Broad consensus on abortion rights at Democrat's Planned Parenthood candidates forum

Planned Parenthood's forum at the University of South Carolina will offer Democrats an opportunity to directly address reproductive rights issues.
7 months ago
Broad consensus on abortion rights at Democrat's Planned Parenthood forum
7 months ago

2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum

Event sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund was centered on abortion.
7 months ago