Louisiana’s Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law

U.S. 05/30/19, 22:14

Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the ...

Judge considering Missouri abortion clinic license case

U.S. 05/30/19, 17:29

A judge is deciding whether to ensure Missouri's only abortion clinic can keep its license past Friday, the latest development in a decades-long push by abortion opponents to get states to enact strict rules on the procedure.Like many states, Missouri over the years enacted a series of regulations, ranging from ...

Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor’s desk

U.S. 05/29/19, 19:19

Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures. In a 79-23 vote, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a bill barring abortion once there's a detectable fetal ...

Lawsuit seeks to overturn Minnesota abortion restrictions

U.S. 05/29/19, 15:37

Abortion-rights supporters filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn Minnesota's restrictions on abortion, including its 24-hour waiting period and parental notification requirements.The lawsuit, filed by Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project, argues that the restrictions violate the Minnesota Constitution and aren't necessary to protect patient health or other compelling state ...

Illinois to expand abortion rights as other states restrict

Health 05/28/19, 17:11

The Illinois House voted to bolster the right to abortion on Tuesday as Democratic-led states respond to restrictions placed by some Republican-led states that conservatives hope will lead the U.S. Supreme Court to review the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed the right to abortion.The Illinois House voted ...

Abortion-rights activists renew battle in Argentina

Health 05/28/19, 14:40

Argentine activists on Tuesday were launching a renewed effort to legalize elective abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis after narrowly falling short last year.Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. A similar measure last year passed the lower house of ...

In some Democrat-led states, lawmakers differ on abortion

U.S. 05/27/19, 15:08

A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers.What sounds like a legislative fight in a state controlled by anti-abortion Republicans is actually ...

Pope says abortion is never OK, equates it to “hiring a hitman”

Europe 05/25/19, 08:19

Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. Speaking to a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, Francis said the opposition to abortion isn't a religious issue ...

Pregnancy centers near campus draw debate on abortion access

Health 05/25/19, 00:05

A handful of student protesters lined the sidewalk in front of First Care Pregnancy Center in Prospect Park in late April. One of their signs proclaimed that the clinic behind them was a "fake center."The University of Minnesota students turned out to caution others against visiting pregnancy centers they view ...

‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:38

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy."Here we go again," U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. "Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability."His new ...

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban

U.S. 05/24/19, 09:18

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure.The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit on behalf of abortion providers seeking to ...

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

U.S. 05/21/19, 18:56

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.Democrats in the Assembly passed the bill in largely party-line vote on Tuesday, the same day protesters ...

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

U.S. 05/21/19, 11:36

Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you open? Are you still seeing patients? Is abortion now illegal? ...

Mississippi 6-week abortion ban heads to federal court

Health 05/21/19, 00:13

A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier.The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six weeks, when many women may not know they're pregnant.Republican Gov. ...

Catholic church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti

U.S. 05/20/19, 17:22

Catholic parishioners in Pennsylvania discovered Sunday that a vandal spray-painted their church with pro-abortion graffiti, sparking public outcry and a police investigation. The as yet unidentified culprit wrote, “You do not have the right to decide how others lives,” in black spray paint across the glass doors of the Notre Dame ...

Hundreds protest Alabama’s abortion ban at state capitol

U.S. 05/19/19, 20:10

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" The demonstration came three days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony ...

2020 Democrats are releasing sweeping plans to expand abortion

2022 Campaign 05/19/19, 18:20

A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates say Congress should pass legislation protecting abortion access in case the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The Democratic trend accompanies a swell of pro-life legislation at the state level. “Congress should do its job and protect their constituents from these efforts by establishing affirmative, ...

President Trump comments on abortion law

Politics 05/19/19, 11:00

With Alabama's restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump is imploring anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election. Trump says gains by anti-abortion activists will "rapidly disappear" if, as he put it in a tweet, "we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as ...

As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface

U.S. 05/19/19, 07:58

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet.Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have recently approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can ...

GOP’s Weld says he’s most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

Politics 05/18/19, 20:59

President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts ...

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