Latest Abortion News

New Mexico legislators may block local abortion ordinances

Feb. 03, 2023 17:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A standoff over abortion in politically conservative regions of New Mexico escalated Friday as Democratic state legislators advanced a bill that would prohibit local governments from interfering with women's access to reproductive health care. The initiative...

Crowds decry gender-affirming treatment ban in West Virginia

Feb. 02, 2023 15:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crowds at the West Virginia state Capitol pleaded with lawmakers Thursday to show as much compassion for saving the lives of transgender children as they showed for unborn fetuses when they voted to ban abortion just months ago. Over and over, dozens of...

Nebraska lawmakers put off vote on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Feb. 01, 2023 23:13 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee took nearly eight hours of testimony Wednesday before adjourning without a vote on whether to advance a bill that would outlaw abortion at a point before many women know they’re pregnant. ...

Lawsuit: WVa abortion ban irrational, unconstitutional

Feb. 01, 2023 19:55 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An abortion provider filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn West Virginia's near-total ban, saying it is unconstitutional, irrational and causes irreparable harm to the state's only abortion clinic and its patients. The lawsuit asks for a halt to the...

Virginia AG opposes prosecuting women seeking abortions

Feb. 01, 2023 17:11 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Speaking at an annual anti-abortion rally and march in Richmond, Republican Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares said Wednesday that he opposes the idea that women should be prosecuted for seeking abortions. “The pro-life message is one of compassion. And...

Abortion foes: 2024 GOP hopefuls must back federal limits

Feb. 01, 2023 15:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened anti-abortion activists are looking to the 2024 presidential election as an opportunity to solidify their influence over the Republican Party. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, the most influential group in the anti-abortion movement, is telling each...

20 attorneys general warn Walgreens, CVS over abortion pills

Feb. 01, 2023 12:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. A letter from Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to the nation's...

Vermont lawmakers mull bills to protect abortion providers

Jan. 31, 2023 16:53 PM EST

Vermont lawmakers are taking testimony on a pair of bills that aim to protect health care workers who provide abortions and gender-affirming health care in Vermont from legal and disciplinary action from states that limit or ban those practices. The bills were introduced seven months...

Advocates warn House rule change could undermine voters

Jan. 31, 2023 16:40 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina civil rights advocates denounced a House rule change Tuesday that could allow Republicans to override vetoes on contentious bills with little notice, saying it subverts democracy and the will of voters. Republicans pushed through temporary...

Minnesota governor signs broad abortion rights bill into law

Jan. 31, 2023 16:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz enshrined the right to abortion and other reproductive health care into Minnesota statutes Tuesday, signing a bill meant to ensure that the state's existing protections remain in place no matter who sits on future courts. Democratic leaders took...