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French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

Feb. 28, 2024 15:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United States. Wednesday’s...

Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

Feb. 28, 2024 14:43 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican lawmakers are once again trying to block federal health care dollars from going to the state's Planned Parenthood clinics, this time weeks after the Missouri Supreme Court thwarted a previous attempt to end that funding. The...

About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

Feb. 28, 2024 09:23 AM EST

The number of abortions performed each month is about the same as before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion more than a year and a half ago, a new report finds. The latest edition of the #WeCount report conducted for the Society of...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Feb. 28, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. February 26, 2024. Editorial: South Dakota Bill Seeks To Undercut Voters Again There’s a memorable line from the graphic novel (and movie) “V for Vendetta” that declares, “The people should not fear their governments; the...

West Virginia Senate OKs bill requiring schools to show anti-abortion group fetal development video

Feb. 27, 2024 15:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-majority Senate greenlit a bill on Tuesday that would make a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion group required viewing in public schools. Live Action’s “Baby Olivia” video, which West Virginia lawmakers...

Bill filed in Kentucky House would ease near-total abortion ban by adding rape and incest exceptions

Feb. 26, 2024 21:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation aimed at easing Kentucky's near-total abortion ban by creating limited exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest was introduced Monday in the GOP-dominated House, as lawmakers wrangle with an issue at the forefront of last year's campaign for governor....

California governor launches ads to fight abortion travel bans

Feb. 25, 2024 16:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday announced an advertising campaign to combat proposals in several Republican-controlled states to prohibit out-of-state travel for abortions and other reproductive care. The multistate ad campaign and an online...

Oaths and pledges have been routine for political officials. That's changing in a polarized America

Feb. 24, 2024 15:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The resignation letter was short and direct. “I can no longer be under an oath to uphold the New Constitution of Ohio," wrote Sabrina Warner in her letter announcing she was stepping down from the state's Republican central committee. It was...

Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:08 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. ...

Chief justice's Christian reasoning in IVF opinion sparks alarm over church-state separation

Feb. 23, 2024 15:08 PM EST

When the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under state law, its chief justice had a higher authority in mind. By citing verses from the Bible and Christian theologians in his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Tom Parker alarmed advocates for...