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Supporters of a bill that would ban almost all abortions in South Carolina listen during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Jan. 14, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. The heartbeat abortion bill has stalled in recent years, but appears to have a good chance of passing in 2021.(AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Heartbeat abortion ban may finally pass in South Carolina

Jan. 14, 2021 4:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are again considering a bill that would ban most abortions in the state and it seems much more likely to pass this time thanks to conservative gains in the General Assembly and at the U.S. Supreme Court. The ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court has ordered that women must visit a doctor's office, hospital or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, though similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person

Jan. 12, 2021 6:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ordered Tuesday that women must visit a doctor's office, hospital or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, though similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency. Eight days before President Donald...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 file photo, a Catholic pastor receives the first of the two Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations at a hospital in Chicago. In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from aborted fetuses. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines

Jan. 10, 2021 9:11 AM EST

In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from aborted fetuses. One...

Sara stands at the Guarulhos airport near Sao Paulo, Brazil, a nation where abortion is illegal, waiting for her connecting flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is traveling to undergo the procedure, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Brazilian women without means have started seeking abortions elsewhere in Latin America to dodge risks and legal obstacles in the region's most populous country. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazilian women head to Argentina to avoid abortion ban

Jan. 7, 2021 9:39 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her 21st birthday fast approaching, Sara left the home she shares with her mother for her first trip on a plane. She didn’t tell her family the real reason she’d taken out a loan for 5,000 Brazilian reais ($1,000). Two days later and several hundred miles away, a...

Appeals court upholds hold on Arkansas abortion laws

Jan. 5, 2021 8:37 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday kept on hold an Arkansas law banning abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy and another banning the procedure from being performed because the fetus has Down syndrome. The 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's 2019 ruling...

Abortion-rights activists watch live video streaming of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Congress approved a bill that legalize abortion in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina

Dec. 30, 2020 5:37 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion, a triumph for a feminist movement that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis to his compatriots and could pave the way for similar actions across the socially...

Indiana AG: No charges recommended in fetal remains case

Dec. 30, 2020 3:20 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general recommended no criminal charges or licensing actions Wednesday after concluding an investigation into more than 2,000 sets of fetal remains found last year at the suburban Chicago garage of a late prolific abortion doctor. Attorney General Curtis Hill...

Abortion-rights activists rally outside Congress as lawmakers debate a bill that would legalize abortion, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Argentine Senate weighs fate of abortion in pope's homeland

Dec. 29, 2020 10:24 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The decades-long fight by Argentine women’s groups for legal abortion was being decided by the Senate in a debate that spilled into the early hours of Wednesday before a vote that could change the outlook for the procedure across a continent where it is still largely...

Mass. Legislature overrides veto, expands access to abortion

Dec. 29, 2020 3:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to override the Republican governor's veto of legislation that expands access to abortion in the state, making the measure law. The Democratic-controlled Senate's 32-8 override came a day after the Democratic-controlled House similarly voted to...

Massachusetts governor vetoes abortion expansion measure

Dec. 24, 2020 5:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' Republican governor vetoed legislation on Thursday that would expand access to abortion in the state. Gov. Charlie Baker, in his veto message, said he strongly supports many provisions of the measure included in the state budget passed by the Democratic-controlled state...