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Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion rights advocates say the pandemic has demonstrated the value of medical care provided...

Security guards for anti-abortion group charged with battery

Apr. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Two security guards hired by an anti-abortion group are facing misdemeanor charges after using pepper spray on counter-protesters outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in a San Francisco suburb, authorities said Friday. Ishatpal Momi, 27, of...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Nebraska prison inmate sues for right to get abortion

Apr. 09, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prison inmate sued the state corrections department Friday, saying she was denied her constitutional right to get an abortion. The woman, identified as Jane Roe, asked a federal judge for an emergency order so she can get state-mandated...

Senate OKs bill to stop NDSU's ties with Planned Parenthood

Apr. 07, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s House on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at preventing North Dakota State University from funneling federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education in the state. The bill easily passed the Republican-led chamber,...

Judge temporarily blocks Ohio telemedicine abortion ban

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has temporarily blocked an Ohio ban on the use of telemedicine for medication abortions as a suit challenging the law's constitutionality proceeds. The two-week restraining order was granted by a Hamilton County judge late Tuesday in a case...

Bill on handling of fetal remains advances in Tennessee

Apr. 07, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republicans are backing legislation that would require medical providers to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions over objections that doing so could stigmatize a legally available procedure. The proposal is gaining...

Lawmaker panel advances two anti-abortion bills to Senate

Apr. 07, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers advanced two bills targeting abortion Wednesday. The first bill attempts to dissuade women from having abortions if the fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The other bill would eliminate government funding from health...

New Utah law requires dads to pay prenatal child support

Apr. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state that critics say doesn’t do enough to adequately address maternal health care needs. The bill’s...

Judge delays law mandating burial of fetal tissue for now

Apr. 05, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked enforcement of an Ohio law that would require fetal remains from surgical abortions to be cremated or buried, agreeing that a lack of rules makes complying unworkable for clinics. Hamilton County Common Pleas...