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Some South Carolina Republicans pause at abortion ban brink

Aug. 06, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the past three decades, South Carolina lawmakers have chipped away at abortion access, requiring ultrasounds, parental consent and 24-hour waiting periods, and banning the procedure early in the pregnancy: first after 20 weeks, then after six. But now that...

Indiana becomes 1st state to approve abortion ban post Roe

Aug. 05, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Friday became the first state in the nation to approve abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, as the Republican governor quickly signed a near-total ban on the procedure shortly after lawmakers approved it. The ban,...

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's primary elections

Aug. 05, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s primary elections were held Thursday to determine party nominees for governor, Congress and state legislative seats. A handful of ballot initiatives and district attorney races were also on the ballot in some counties, as well as Supreme Court...

After Supreme Court ruling, it's open season on US gun laws

Aug. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits. The decision handed down in June already has led one judge to...

Palestinians left in tense limbo by Israeli expulsion order

Aug. 04, 2022 03:33 AM EDT

AL-FAKHEET, West Bank (AP) — After repeatedly rebuilding his home only to have it demolished by Israeli soldiers, Mohammed Abu Sabaha has a new plan to remain on the land — he is moving into a cave. Abu Sabaha is among some 1,000 Palestinians at risk of expulsion from an arid...

Christian flag in speech battle flies, briefly, over Boston

Aug. 03, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Christian flag that became the focus of a free speech legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court was raised — briefly — outside Boston City Hall on Wednesday to cheers and songs of praise. The flag-raising took place about three months after the...

Abortion vote in Kansas sparks new hope for Dems in midterms

Aug. 03, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats displayed a newfound sense of optimism about the election-year political climate Wednesday after voters in traditionally conservative Kansas overwhelmingly backed a measure protecting abortion rights. At the White House, President Joe Biden hailed the vote...

EXPLAINER: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?

Aug. 03, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho’s restrictive abortion law leaves doctors facing criminal penalties for providing abortion-related medical care to women in life-threatening medical...

Biden signs executive order to protect travel for abortion

Aug. 03, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order that lays the groundwork for Medicaid to help women seeking abortions to travel between states to obtain access to the procedure. The details are still being worked out, and the administration faces a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 03, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: The GOP’s position on contraception exposes its abortion hypocrisy A logical person might think that politicians who oppose abortion rights would want to do as much as they can to prevent...