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File-This June 18, 2020, file photo shows Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updating the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Des Moines, Iowa. Reynolds on Monday, June 29, 2020, signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Pool, File)

Iowa governor signs abortion law amid court challenge

Jul. 2, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds signed the measure into law just after lawyers representing Planned...

Judge halts Iowa's new 24-hour waiting period for abortion

Jun. 30, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

An Iowa judge issued an injunction halting the state’s latest abortion restriction, a 24-hour waiting period, on Tuesday, a day before the measure was set to become law. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill Monday, but the order issued by state court Judge Mitchell Turner prevents it from becoming...

Missouri high court says state must pay Planned Parenthood

Jun. 30, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that lawmakers violated the state constitution when they tried to end all government funding of Planned Parenthood. The 6-1 ruling scraps a provision in a state budget law forbidding Medicaid reimbursements to any Planned Parenthood clinic,...

Missouri governor will not appeal ruling for abortion clinic

Jun. 29, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will not contest the license issued to the state’s only abortion clinic following a yearlong legal battle over whether the Planned Parenthood center could stay open. The administration said its decision to issue an operating license last week to...

Idaho domestic terrorist released early from federal prison

Jun. 26, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho man imprisoned for more than two decades for bombing a Planned Parenthood clinic and robbing a bank in Spokane Valley in 1996 walked free from federal custody this week. Brian Ratigan, 61, of Sandpoint, Idaho, received credit for 23 years served in federal custody Wednesday,...

Missouri's only abortion clinic gets license

Jun. 25, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department on Thursday issued another license to the state's only abortion clinic following a yearlong legal battle over whether the Planned Parenthood center could stay open. “We are pleased to put the licensure issue to rest after more than a year of being...

Planned Parenthood sues over loud protests by church group

Jun. 24, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho is suing a group of anti-abortion protesters who lead frequent religious services outside the health care provider’s Spokane clinic. The lawsuit contends the noisy demonstrations have interfered with treatment and...

Groups file lawsuit seeking to block abortion waiting period

Jun. 23, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to stop a 24-hour waiting period for abortions that was approved by Iowa lawmakers in the closing hours of the legislative session. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and a doctor represented by Planned Parenthood and the...

FILE - In this June, 26, 2019 file photo, Barbara Listing, president of Right to Life of Michigan, joins other anti-abortion advocates to officially launch a ballot drive to restrict a common second-trimester abortion procedure opponents call

Michigan group is short signatures to ban abortion method

Jun. 16, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot group failed to collect enough petition signatures to put veto-proof legislation before the Republican-led Michigan Legislature that would prohibit a common second-trimester abortion procedure, the state elections bureau said. Monday's report was a blow to the Michigan Values...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Treasury chief refusing to disclose recipients of virus aid

Jun. 13, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Building ramparts of secrecy around a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program for small businesses, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has moved from delay to denial in refusing outright to disclose the recipients of taxpayer-funded loans. Mnuchin told Congress at a hearing this week...