Latest Women's health News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Judge reinstates North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban

Aug. 17, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Abortions in North Carolina are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, eroding protections in one of the South’s few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom. U.S. District Judge William Osteen reinstated an...

S.C. court blocks abortion law as Senate considers new one

Aug. 17, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the state's “fetal heartbeat” law banning abortion around six weeks as lawmakers across the street were considering new restrictions. The restrictions, previously blocked by federal courts,...

A federal judge has reinstated a North Carolina law that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Aug. 17, 2022 17:09 PM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has reinstated a North Carolina law that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Medical groups, 20 states weigh in on Idaho abortion lawsuit

Aug. 17, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legal battle over abortion rights pitting one of the reddest states in the nation against the U.S. government has dozens of states and major medical associations seeking to weigh in. Twenty states, Washington, D.C., the American College of Emergency...

Children's hospitals harassed over transgender care programs

Aug. 17, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said, and other U.S. children’s hospitals are also being harassed online. Boston Children’s is home to...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 17, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Impact of abortion ban demands review When Indiana punches above its weight class or fixes government missteps, it’s usually because the state’s most influential corporate citizens have helped lead the...

Court: Parentless girl, 16, not 'mature' enough for abortion

Aug. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling that a parentless 16-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle was not “sufficiently mature" to end her pregnancy while seeking a waiver from a state law that requires minors to get parental consent for an abortion. ...

Abortion ban goes to S. Carolina House floor for big fight

Aug. 16, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A near total abortion ban in South Carolina that does not include exceptions for pregnancies' caused by rape or incest was sent to the state House floor Tuesday but not without hints and warnings that the lack of exceptions could cause a big legislative fight in a few weeks....

Nafis Sadik, women's health and rights champion, dies at 92

Aug. 16, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani doctor who championed women’s health and rights and spearheaded the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 United Nations population conference, died four days before her 93rd birthday, her son said late Monday. ...