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Idaho Supreme Court won't block strict abortion bans

Aug. 12, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's strict abortion bans will be allowed to take effect while legal challenges over the laws play out in court, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Friday. The ruling means potential relatives of an embryo or fetus can now sue abortion providers over procedures...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Iowa abortion provider drops challenge to 24-hour wait law

Aug. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Planned Parenthood officials in Iowa said Friday they have decided to dismiss their challenge to an Iowa law that requires abortion patients to wait 24 hours after their initial appointment to return to the doctor to get an abortion. The case was the center...

5th abortion clinic opened in Kansas in lead up to vote

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Planned Parenthood quietly opened another abortion clinic in Kansas in the lead up to a decisive statewide vote in favor of protecting abortion access. The Wyandotte Health Center in Kansas City, Kansas, had long been in the works but opened with little...

Man charged in Planned Parenthood clinic fire in Michigan

Aug. 04, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man who made a video describing abortion as genocide was arrested for a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Michigan, authorities said Thursday. Joshua Brereton, 25, of Paw Paw was charged in federal court with committing arson at an...

Idaho's top court latest in red state to weigh abortion ban

Aug. 03, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It’s likely that virtually all abortions will be banned eventually in deeply conservative Idaho, along with most other Republican-dominated states, but there are still battles to play out in court and maybe the legislature as abortion rights advocates continue to try to...

Restraining order against anti-abortion activists extended

Aug. 03, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge in Tennessee has extended a restraining order against 10 anti-abortion activists and all members of Operation Save America, ordering them not to interfere with patients and providers at a reproductive health clinic outside of Nashville. ...

Michigan judge in abortion case denies request to step aside

Jul. 29, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge who suspended the state’s long-unenforced abortion ban in May denied a request Friday from state lawmakers seeking to disqualify her from presiding over the key abortion case. Michigan Court of Claims Chief Judge Elizabeth Gleicher wrote in...

Republicans reject family planning contracts for 4th time

Jul. 28, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — The abortion landscape has changed but the votes didn’t when New Hampshire Republicans rejected family planning contracts Wednesday for the fourth time in less than a year. The Executive Council — which approves nominations and state contracts — voted...

Mills looking into amendment to protect abortion rights

Jul. 27, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Tuesday that her administration is reviewing whether the right to an abortion is already enshrined in the Maine Constitution, or if an amendment is warranted. Mills said it’s possible that the Maine Constitution already has...