Latest Abortion controversy News

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...

Takeaways: Trump's big defeat; election denial backfiring

May. 25, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries Tuesday despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss. It's a huge warning sign...

Poll: High court approval drops after abortion opinion leak

May. 25, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public approval of the Supreme Court has fallen following the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide, according to a poll. Disapproval of the nation’s highest court was especially pronounced...

Greene, McBath win US House races; Cuellar in tight runoff

May. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last remaining anti-abortion Democrats in Congress was facing his toughest primary challenge yet in Tuesday's runoff, while a staunch gun safety advocate ousted her House colleague in a fierce member-on-member congressional primary in suburban Atlanta. ...

Rep. Cuellar, Cisneros locked in tight race in Texas runoff

May. 25, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate voters in...

California moves toward allowing lawsuits over illegal guns

May. 24, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, California senators on Tuesday approved giving people the power to sue those who traffic in illegal firearms, mimicking a Texas law that is intended to deter abortions. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Courts stymie abortion bans in Iowa, other GOP-led states

May. 24, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With a staunch anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. There's just one catch: a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that established the right...

Pelosi pushes back on archbishop who denies her Communion

May. 24, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Tuesday on the decision by San Francisco's conservative Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights, saying she respects that people have opposing views but not when they impose them on others. ...

Democrats: Google must protect privacy of abortion patients

May. 24, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

More than 40 Democratic members of Congress are asking Google to stop what they see as the unnecessary collection and retention of people's location data, arguing the information could be used to identify women seeking abortions. In a letter sent Tuesday to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of...