Latest Abortion controversy News

Pregnancy center graffiti considered potential hate crime

Jul. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — Graffiti that was spray-painted on an anti-abortion pregnancy center in New Hampshire is being investigated as a potential hate crime, police in Littleton said. Someone spray-painted the words “fund abortion abort God" on the side of the Pathways Pregnancy...

Mississippi judge sets hearing on challenge to abortion law

Jul. 01, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has set a Tuesday hearing in a lawsuit by state’s only abortion clinic, which seeks to block a law that would ban most abortions. A temporary restraining order would allow the clinic to remain open, at least while the lawsuit is pending. ...

Shifting abortion laws cause confusion for patients, clinics

Jul. 01, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Abortion providers and patients are struggling to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access across the country since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week. In Florida, a law banning abortions after 15 weeks...

NY lawmakers consider proposed abortion rights amendment

Jul. 01, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would enshrine abortion rights — as well as gender expression rights — following the overturning of Roe v. Wade under a proposed state constitutional amendment released Friday. Lawmakers met Friday to begin the process of passing the amendment,...

Court denies request for emergency halt to Ohio abortion ban

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An emergency stay of Ohio's newly imposed state ban on abortions at the first detectable “fetal heartbeat” was rejected Friday by the state Supreme Court. At issue was a request by Ohio abortion providers for the interim delay while the court reviews the...

Maryland law expanding who can perform abortion takes effect

Jul. 01, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland law taking effect Friday will enable nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants who receive special training to perform abortions, as some states seek to expand access to the procedure after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 01, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misrepresent 2019...

Indiana report shows 8.5% increase in abortions during 2021

Jul. 01, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Indiana rose by 8.5% last year, according to a state report released Friday as state lawmakers are expected to soon debate tighter anti-abortion laws following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to...

Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

Jul. 01, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those who support abortion access. ...

Post-Roe, states struggle with conflicting abortion bans

Jul. 01, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In Arizona, Republicans are fighting among themselves over whether a 121-year-old anti-abortion law from the pre-statehood Wild West days, when Arizona was still a frontier mining territory, should be enforced over a 2022 version. In Idaho, meanwhile, it is not...