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Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization
In The States
Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization
2022-05-19 19:53:54
by Dan McCue

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed the nation’s strictest abortion law to date, banning almost all abortions from the moment of conception. The bill itself was modeled on a law that took effect in Texas in September.... Read More

Spanish Government Proposes Wider Abortion Rights, Menstrual Leave
International
Spanish Government Proposes Wider Abortion Rights, Menstrual Leave

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government approved a draft bill Tuesday that widens abortion rights for teenagers and may make Spain the first country in Europe entitling workers to paid menstrual leave. The measures are part of a package of... Read More

Democrats’ Effort to Secure Abortion Rights Falls to Filibuster
U.S. Senate
Democrats’ Effort to Secure Abortion Rights Falls to Filibuster
2022-05-11 23:41:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The fact that defeat was in the bag didn’t reduce the sting for Senate Democrats who failed to pass legislation Wednesday that would have enshrined abortion rights into federal law and circumvented the Supreme Court’s anticipated overturning of... Read More

DC Council Tries to Protect Against Restrictive State Abortion Laws
Cities
DC Council Tries to Protect Against Restrictive State Abortion Laws
2022-05-10 20:02:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Council member wants to turn the nation’s capital into a sanctuary city for women seeking abortions who might be prosecuted or sued in their home states. A bill introduced last week by D.C. Councilmember... Read More

Senate to Vote Next Week on Abortion Rights Bill
Political News
Senate to Vote Next Week on Abortion Rights Bill
2022-05-05 17:46:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate will vote next week on legislation to codify a woman’s right to seek an abortion into federal law in order to circumvent a possible Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,... Read More

Activists on Both Sides of the Debate Gear Up for Abortion Fight
Civil Rights
Activists on Both Sides of the Debate Gear Up for Abortion Fight
2022-05-03 23:10:49
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Activists of all political stripes gathered outside the Supreme Court Tuesday the day after Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would roll back Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years after the landmark decision... Read More

Leaked Draft on Roe v. Wade Ignites Protests
Supreme Court
Leaked Draft on Roe v. Wade Ignites Protests
2022-05-03 18:10:17
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning after Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would roll back Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years after the landmark decision solidified a woman’s... Read More

What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision
Supreme Court
What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision
2022-05-03 14:41:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to Politico indicated that in a preliminary vote on a Mississippi abortion case, the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe... Read More

Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe Could be Overturned
Supreme Court
Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe Could be Overturned

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion... Read More

Kentucky Abortion Law Blocked in Win for Clinics
Women's Issues
Kentucky Abortion Law Blocked in Win for Clinics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a state law that effectively eliminated abortions in Kentucky after the state’s two remaining clinics said they couldn’t meet its requirements. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings was... 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

Texas Supreme Court Rules Licensing Boards Aren’t Eligible for Lawsuit in Abortion Ban
In The States
Texas Supreme Court Rules Licensing Boards Aren't Eligible for Lawsuit in Abortion Ban
2022-03-11 20:28:24
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that abortion providers cannot sue state medical licensing boards to counteract the state’s law that bans the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. The case was brought by Whole Women’s... Read More

Attorneys General Heat Up as Reproductive Rights Cases Take Center Stage
In The States
Attorneys General Heat Up as Reproductive Rights Cases Take Center Stage
2022-02-24 15:56:30
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As the nation waits on tenterhooks to find out how the Supreme Court will rule on a Mississippi case to decide whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional, advocates and opponents of abortion laws across the... Read More

<strong>Maryland House Speaker Proposes Putting Abortion Rights in Constitution</strong>
In The States
Maryland House Speaker Proposes Putting Abortion Rights in Constitution
2022-02-22 21:49:09
by Tom Ramstack

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s speaker of the House is trying to turn abortion rights into a state constitutional amendment. If the proposal from Adrienne A. Jones wins quick general assembly approval, Maryland would become the first state to make abortion a... Read More

South Carolina Urges 4th Circuit to Lift Injunction on ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law
In The States
South Carolina Urges 4th Circuit to Lift Injunction on 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law
2022-01-27 21:44:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday heard the first day of oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s “fetal heartbeat” abortion law. The proceedings came as the nation awaits a ruling from the U.S.... Read More

Abortion Opponents Eye Priorities as High Court Ruling Looms
Supreme Court
Abortion Opponents Eye Priorities as High Court Ruling Looms

In the nearly two months since a conservative majority of justices on the Supreme Court indicated openness to dramatic new restrictions on abortion, money has poured into the political fundraising arm of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. The organization... Read More

Dobbs Now Supreme Court’s Most Anticipated Decision In Years
Supreme Court
Dobbs Now Supreme Court’s Most Anticipated Decision In Years
2021-12-05 15:35:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t even the top headline in The New York Times the day after the decision was announced. That distinction went to the death of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who had died at age 64 after suffering... Read More

Justices’ Abortion Remarks: Is it Time to Overturn Roe?
Supreme Court
Justices' Abortion Remarks: Is it Time to Overturn Roe?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court heard arguments in which it was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate of the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United... Read More

Justices Signal They’ll OK New Abortion Limits, May Toss Roe
Supreme Court
Justices Signal They'll OK New Abortion Limits, May Toss Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled it would uphold Mississippi's 15-week ban on abortion and may go much further to overturn the nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate... Read More

Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-or-Nothing Abortion Fight
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-or-Nothing Abortion Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether. Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared... Read More

High Court Appears Inclined to Allow Providers to Challenge Texas Abortion Law
Supreme Court
High Court Appears Inclined to Allow Providers to Challenge Texas Abortion Law
2021-11-01 23:39:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After almost three hours of arguments Monday it appears a majority of the justices in the U.S. Supreme Court are inclined to allow abortion providers to challenge the state of Texas’s near total abortion ban. But they also... Read More

House Votes to Guarantee Woman’s Right to an Abortion
Political News
House Votes to Guarantee Woman’s Right to an Abortion
2021-09-24 18:31:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- With wrangling over a $3.5 trillion spending plan seeming to tie the House in knots in recent days, Democrats pivoted Friday to take on a Texas law that threatens to unravel protections afforded women by the Supreme Court's... Read More

Florida Lawmaker Files Texas-Style Abortion Bill
In The States
Florida Lawmaker Files Texas-Style Abortion Bill
2021-09-22 18:56:57
by Dan McCue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill in the state legislature that mirrors controversial restrictions recently signed into law in Texas. Florida state Rep. Webster Barnaby, a Republican, filed House Bill 167 Wednesday in the hope that... Read More

Women’s Clinics Outside of Texas See Surge in Abortion Refugees
Health
Women’s Clinics Outside of Texas See Surge in Abortion Refugees
2021-09-14 18:37:14
by Alexa Hornbeck

Clinics outside of Texas are seeing an increase in women traveling across state lines to get abortions only two weeks after Senate Bill 8, a Texas law which bans nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy before most women... Read More

Justice Department Sues to Block Texas Abortion Law
Justice
Justice Department Sues to Block Texas Abortion Law
2021-09-09 21:09:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Texas over a newly enacted law that prohibits nearly all abortions in the state. The move came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the... Read More

Divided High Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Place
Supreme Court
Divided High Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation's second-largest state. The court voted... Read More

Mississippi Argues Supreme Court Should Overturn Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court
Mississippi Argues Supreme Court Should Overturn Roe v. Wade

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney... Read More

Texas Governor Signs Law Banning Abortions as Early as Six Weeks
In The States
Texas Governor Signs Law Banning Abortions as Early as Six Weeks
2021-05-19 20:50:28
by Alexa Hornbeck

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Wednesday a bill that not only bans abortions in the state before many women know they are pregnant, but, in a unique twist, gives private citizens the right to... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Major Abortion Rights Case
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Major Abortion Rights Case
2021-05-18 17:35:21
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an abortion case next term that could dramatically alter abortion jurisprudence. In 2018, Mississippi enacted a law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It was one of a wave... Read More

Supreme Court Throws Abortion Fight Into Center of Midterms
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Throws Abortion Fight Into Center of Midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — In agreeing to hear a potentially groundbreaking abortion case, the Supreme Court has energized activists on both sides of the long-running debate who are now girding to make abortion access a major issue in next year's midterm... Read More

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