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Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

Nov. 23, 2022 15:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy, abruptly ending access to later abortions that had resumed days earlier. In a one-page order, the justices put a lower court ruling overturning the...

Georgia Supreme Court reinstates state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy

Nov. 23, 2022 12:05 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Supreme Court reinstates state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.

After midterms, states weighing abortion protections, bans

Nov. 23, 2022 10:18 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats hope to use their newfound political control in some states to guarantee that women have access to abortion, while some GOP strongholds may temper their efforts to deepen restrictions after poorer-than-expected results in the midterms. Even after their...

Indiana lawmakers return ahead of new state budget debate

Nov. 22, 2022 17:46 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers returned to the Statehouse on Tuesday, fresh off Republican election victories that maintained the party's dominance of the Legislature and facing a possible list of expensive proposals from GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb. Senate President Pro Tem...

N. Dakota faults judge's reasoning in blocking abortion ban

Nov. 21, 2022 17:19 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general's office said Monday that a judge did not use a “rational mental process” when he determined there was a “substantial probability” that a constitutional challenge to the state's abortion ban would succeed. The state...

Malta proposes bill to ease EU's strictest anti-abortion law

Nov. 21, 2022 14:28 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s government introduced proposed legislation Monday to ease the European Union’s strictest anti-abortion law and allow the procedure in cases where the mother’s life or health is at risk. The move comes after a headline-grabbing case involving an...

Lawmakers urge action after report of other high court leak

Nov. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said his panel is reviewing “serious allegations” in a report that a former anti-abortion leader knew in advance the outcome of a 2014 Supreme Court case involving health care coverage of contraception. The report...

Despite dangerous pregnancy complications, abortions denied

Nov. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EST

Weeks after Roe v. Wade was overturned, Dr. Grace Ferguson treated a woman whose water had broken halfway through pregnancy. The baby would never survive, and the patient’s chance of developing a potentially life-threatening infection grew with every hour. By the time she made it...

Opponents file lawsuit targeting medication abortions

Nov. 18, 2022 18:51 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion opponents who helped challenge Roe v. Wade filed a lawsuit Friday that takes aim at medication abortions, asking a federal judge in Texas to undo decades-old approval of the drugs that have become the preferred method of ending pregnancy in the U.S. ...

Georgia asks court to immediately reinstate abortion ban

Nov. 18, 2022 17:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials asked a court on Friday to immediately block a judge's ruling striking down the state's abortion ban. The ruling allowed the procedure to again be performed beyond about six weeks of pregnancy. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney's...