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Planned Parenthood sues to stop South Dakota abortion rule

Jan. 19, 2022 19:31 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by Planned Parenthood aims to prevent the state of South Dakota from implementing a new rule for medical abortions that would make the state one of the hardest places in the nation to get abortion pills. The rule approved...

New Hampshire considers changing, repealing abortion ban

Jan. 19, 2022 16:50 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Less than three weeks after New Hampshire’s new abortion ban took effect, lawmakers have moved toward changing it slightly while also being urged to eliminate it altogether. The state budget signed into law by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu contained a...

Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in US

Jan. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support. ...

West Virginia lawmakers introduce 15-week abortion ban

Jan. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks — a proposal nearly identical to the Mississippi law currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation waits for the court to make a decision later this year in...

Germany ending 'untenable' ban on advertising abortions

Jan. 17, 2022 09:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister on Monday launched a drive to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services, a provision that he said is untenable. The move is the first of several liberal social policies planned by...

Republicans again reject family planning clinic contracts

Jan. 12, 2022 12:58 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republicans rejected contracts with New Hampshire health clinics for a third time Wednesday over unsupported concerns that public money is paying for abortions. As it did in September and December, the Executive Council — which approves nominations and state...

Noem to push abortion ban after 6 weeks, conservative vision

Jan. 11, 2022 17:33 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday said she would push legislation to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, as she laid out a sharply conservative list of priorities to start the state's legislative session. During the final State of the State...

GOP bill in Florida would ban abortions after 15 weeks

Jan. 11, 2022 16:21 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Most abortions would be banned in Florida after 15 weeks of pregnancy under bills filed Tuesday by Republicans on the first day of the state's annual legislative session. The measures by Sen. Kelli Stargel and Rep. Erin Grall are similar to a Mississippi...

California budget confronts climate change, homeless, crime

Jan. 10, 2022 20:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a $286.4 billion budget that sets off months of budget talks with his fellow Democrats, who control the state Legislature, before the new fiscal year begins July 1. Newsom focused much of his budget proposal...

2nd stay sought against Ohio law on aborted fetal remains

Jan. 07, 2022 14:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio abortion providers again sued Friday to block a state law requiring that fetal remains from surgical abortions be cremated or buried. Clinics, through their lawyers at ACLU of Ohio, asked the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court for a second stay, arguing...