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Kentucky lawmakers preview abortion bill for 2022 session

Oct. 20, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers outlined their next round of abortion legislation in Kentucky on Wednesday, previewing efforts to strengthen parental consent standards for minors seeking the procedure and create greater oversight of medication-induced abortions. ...

Texas abortion law shutting down court avenue for teens

Oct. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Veronika Granado anxiously stood before the judge knowing that if she said something wrong, things could end badly for her. But the 17-year-old hadn't committed a crime. She had not filed a lawsuit. Granado was in a Texas court that day to ask permission...

Congressional members share own abortion stories at hearing

Sep. 30, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Three Democratic members of Congress on Thursday offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee examined how to respond to conservative states that are passing laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was...

Nebraska largely scraps gender identity lessons after uproar

Jul. 29, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials announced Thursday that they have largely scrapped plans for gender identity lessons in public school curriculum after an uproar from conservatives who argued that the topics weren't appropriate for children. The new draft...