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Planned Parenthood workers in 5 Midwest states seek union

May. 26, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About 400 workers at Planned Parenthood offices in five states said Thursday they plan to unionize as their employer deals with the potential loss of business in states where abortions may become illegal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade...

Legal challenge filed to stop Oklahoma anti-abortion bill

May. 26, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of abortion providers in Oklahoma filed a legal challenge Thursday to a new law that bans nearly all abortions in the state. The lawsuit filed with the Oklahoma Supreme Court seeks to stop the new law from taking effect. The court declined to...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

The Times and Democrat. May 24, 2022. Editorial: This is a good way to reduce S.C. abortions For decades, politicians across the political spectrum have declared a desire to decrease the number of abortions in South Carolina. Although abortion opponents have focused...

Justices to rule in gun case with US raw from mass shootings

May. 26, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mass shootings in Texas, New York and California fresh in Americans’ mind, the Supreme Court will soon issue its biggest gun ruling in more than a decade, one expected to make it easier to carry guns in public in some of the largest cities. Already in an...

Singing about suffrage, and thinking about current struggles

May. 26, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillipa Soo says she noticed a change in the audience immediately. News had just dropped of the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, and there was a different vibe coming from the audience at “Suffs,” in which the former...

Oklahoma governor signs the nation's strictest abortion ban

May. 25, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced by civil lawsuits rather than...

Oklahoma’s governor signs the strictest abortion ban in U.S., ending the procedure in the state with few exceptions

May. 25, 2022 19:57 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s governor signs the strictest abortion ban in U.S., ending the procedure in the state with few exceptions.

Abortion rights graffiti on tiny, rural Mississippi church

May. 25, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in a rural Mississippi county are stunned and perplexed after finding a tiny, isolated church vandalized with abortion rights slogans. “It’s mystifying, you know?” said St. Elmore Armistad, a deacon at Mt. Avery Missionary Baptist Church in...

Court interested in dispute over Michigan 1931 abortion ban

May. 25, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals opened the door Wednesday to abortion opponents who are trying to overturn a recent decision that suspended the state's long-dormant ban on the procedure. The court set a briefing schedule that runs through July 5. ...

Police suspect arson in fire at Wyoming abortion clinic site

May. 25, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An abortion clinic set to open next month in conservative Wyoming was damaged in a fire early Wednesday that police believe was deliberately set — possibly by someone seen running away from the building carrying what appeared to be a gas can and a bag. The...