Indiana Abortion Debate Draws Protest Crowds, Vice President
Abortion
Indiana Abortion Debate Draws Protest Crowds, Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of people arguing the abortion issue surrounded the Indiana Statehouse and filled its corridors Monday as state lawmakers began consideration of a Republican proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state and Vice President Kamala Harris denounced... Read More

Abortion Ban After 15 Weeks Signed into Law in Florida
Health
Abortion Ban After 15 Weeks Signed into Law in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a 15-week abortion ban into law Thursday as the state joined a growing conservative push to restrict access to the procedure ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could roll... Read More

Michigan Governor Sues to Secure Abortion Rights, Vacate Ban
Michigan
Michigan Governor Sues to Secure Abortion Rights, Vacate Ban

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sued Thursday to protect abortion rights, asking a Michigan court to recognize a right to abortion under the state constitution and to overturn a 176-year-old ban in the state that may take effect... Read More

Oklahoma Approves Law Banning Most Abortion Procedures
In The States
Oklahoma Approves Law Banning Most Abortion Procedures
2022-04-06 15:22:31
by Reece Nations

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Oklahoma state lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by a maximum fine of $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison. The bill, known as Senate Bill 612,... Read More

Idaho Gov. Little Signs Abortion Ban Based on Texas Law
In The States
Idaho Gov. Little Signs Abortion Ban Based on Texas Law
2022-03-25 17:57:40
by Reece Nations

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little enacted a bill on Wednesday that enforces a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy that is based on a similar law passed in Texas last year. The bill, scheduled to go... Read More

4th Circuit Upholds Decision to Block SC’s ‘Heartbeat’ Bill
Litigation
4th Circuit Upholds Decision to Block SC’s ‘Heartbeat’ Bill
2022-02-23 15:42:30
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision to temporarily block South Carolina’s ban on abortions after six weeks. Signed by Republican Gov. Henry McMaster last year, the law requires doctors to... Read More

Coalition of Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing Arizona Abortion Ban
In The States
Coalition of Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing Arizona Abortion Ban
2021-12-28 22:04:02
by Reece Nations

PHOENIX — Attorneys General from 23 states signed on to an amicus brief that challenges an Arizona law prohibiting abortions sought because of fetal abnormalities. The coalition contends in their brief that the preservation of women’s reproductive autonomy can and... Read More

Supreme Court Says Challenge to Texas Abortion Law Can Proceed
Litigation
Supreme Court Says Challenge to Texas Abortion Law Can Proceed
2021-12-10 17:12:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that abortion rights activists can continue their challenge to Texas’ controversial "heartbeat” abortion law, but only against some of the originally named defendants. To the disappointment of abortion rights advocates, however, the... Read More

Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated by Appeals Court Following Brief Suspension
In The States
Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated by Appeals Court Following Brief Suspension
2021-10-11 18:20:58
by Reece Nations

Just days after a preliminary injunction allowed health care providers to resume performing abortions, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily restored a Texas law banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.... Read More

Private Companies Join Action Against Texas Abortion Ban
In The States
Private Companies Join Action Against Texas Abortion Ban
2021-09-08 14:27:32
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department’s pledge on Monday to assist opponents of the new Texas ban on abortion is winning more and more supporters among some of the nation’s big name private corporations. The state law enacted in May empowers... Read More

Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, With High Court Mum
In The States
Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, With High Court Mum

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would... Read More

Lawsuit Filed to Thwart Texas Abortion Ban
In The States
Lawsuit Filed to Thwart Texas Abortion Ban
2021-08-23 15:54:45
by Reece Nations

DALLAS -- A Texas attorney filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order on Monday to block the enforcement of new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature during its regular session earlier this year. The restrictions... Read More

Battle Over Abortion Bill in South Carolina Continues
In The States
Battle Over Abortion Bill in South Carolina Continues
2021-07-08 17:48:02
by Ansley Puckett

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a ban on the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat. McMaster signed the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection... Read More

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