Latest Abortion controversy News

Crosses bearing tags with names are seen a graveyard of the Flaminio Cemetery, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Italian prosecutors and the government’s privacy watchdog are investigating how the names of women who miscarried or had abortions ended up on crosses over graves for the fetuses in a Rome cemetery.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Italy probes why women's names mark aborted fetuses' graves

Oct. 20, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors and the government’s privacy watchdog are investigating how the names of women who miscarried or had abortions ended up on crosses over graves for the fetuses in a Rome cemetery. Rights groups have denounced the grave markings as a gross violation of the...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2020 file photo, Senior Pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress addresses attendees before Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Southern Baptist megachurch First Baptist Dallas during a Celebrate Freedom Rally in Dallas. Jeffress’ church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Its leadership adopted a stringent anti-abortion stance nearly 40 years ago that remains in place. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Most US clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics

Oct. 18, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

James Altman is a Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin, little known outside his parish until a few weeks ago. Robert Jeffress is the high-profile pastor of a Baptist megachurch in Dallas. They have a message in common for members of their faiths: Voting for Democrats who support abortion rights is an evil...

FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, escort volunteers line up outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, Ky., the state's only abortion clinic. Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel Cameron, an anti-abortion supporter, said Friday, March 27, 2020, that abortions should cease as part of the governor's order halting elective medical procedures in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)

Federal appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion law

Oct. 17, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

A federal appeals court has upheld a decades-old Kentucky law requiring abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and an ambulance service in case of medical emergencies. The 2-1 decision by the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals reverses a federal judge's ruling, who had said the 1998 Kentucky law...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Heather Duncan arrives to vote just before her polling place opens in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  Beyond the presidential and congressional races, Louisiana voters are sifting through questions in the fall election about abortion rights, sports betting and tax policy.   Top of that list, voters will decide whether to enshrine anti-abortion language in the Louisiana Constitution. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Louisiana ballot has questions on abortion, sports betting

Oct. 17, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Beyond the presidential and congressional races, Louisiana voters are sifting through questions in the fall election about abortion rights, sports betting and tax policy. Seven statewide constitutional changes and a parish-by-parish proposition on sports wagering are on the Nov. 3...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett departs with her husband, Jesse, after the third day of her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

GOP, Dems hope Supreme Court fight bolsters Senate prospects

Oct. 16, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, the nomination fight over Amy Coney Barrett is a chance to seal conservative control of the Supreme Court for decades. For some GOP senators, it's also a lifeline they hope will preserve their political careers and their party's control of the chamber in November's...

Democratic candidate for US Senate Amy McGrath speaks during a debate with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Clubb/The Kentucky Kernel via AP, Pool)

Dueling attacks in Kentucky's big-spending Senate race

Oct. 16, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Flush with a late burst of campaign cash in her bid to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Democrat Amy McGrath is using some of her money to amplify an awkward moment for the powerful majority leader from their exchange about the coronavirus in their televised debate. McGrath,...

Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., stands with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, in front of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry 'sham'

Oct. 15, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett closer to confirmation Thursday, pushing past Democratic objections and other priorities during the COVID-19 crisis in the drive to seat President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election. The Senate Judiciary Committee...

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., shakes hands with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., at the close of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)

With a hug, Feinstein draws liberal critics at court hearing

Oct. 15, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the hug that may define — or doom — a long Senate career. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California embraced Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham at the close of confirmation hearings Thursday for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett,...

Recent Missouri editorials

Oct. 15, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

The Kansas City Star, Oct. 14 Attorney Stacy Shaw crossed the line with comments about police. Her apology is a start Attorney Stacy Shaw has issued a belated apology for making statements that appeared to threaten the families of Kansas City police officers. The apology is welcome news. Let there be no mistake:...

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, shown in a Thursday Dec. 12, 2019 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, is seeking re-election in suburban Atlanta’s 6th Congressional District. She debated Tuesday with her general election opponent, Republican Karen Handel, who McBath narrowly beat in 2018 to claim the seat in an affluent district that includes parts of Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties. (Alex Edelman/Pool via AP)

Georgia's McBath seeks 2nd win in once-famed GOP district

Oct. 15, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Karen Handel is looking for Republicans to mobilize in Georgia's 6th District, once an incubator of high-profile Republicans. But Democrat Lucy McBath, who unseated Handel in 2018, is trying to show that Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs have changed. The rematch in the district, covering parts...