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Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Jul. 13, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix pastor the Rev. Warren H. Stewart Sr. has had countless discussions this election season with fellow Black men on the economy, criminal justice, immigration and other issues dominating the political landscape in their battleground state of Arizona. But never abortion. ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider whether 175-year-old law bans abortion

Jul. 02, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Tuesday to consider two challenges to a 175-year-old law that conservatives maintain bans abortion without letting the cases wind through lower courts. Abortion advocates stand an excellent chance of prevailing in both cases...

Wisconsin Supreme Court says an order against an anti-abortion protester violated First Amendment

Jun. 27, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an order barring an anti-abortion protester from coming close to a Planned Parenthood nurse violated his First Amendment free speech rights and must be overturned. The court, controlled 4-3 by liberals, ruled...

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks investigation after abortion draft order leaks

Jun. 26, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court called for an investigation Wednesday after the leak of a draft order that showed the court would take a case brought by Planned Parenthood that seeks to declare that access to abortion is a right protected by the state...

Planned Parenthood says it will spend $40 million on abortion rights ahead of November's election

Jun. 24, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned Parenthood will spend $40 million ahead of November's elections to bolster President Joe Biden and leading congressional Democrats, betting that voters angry at Republican-led efforts to further restrict access to abortion can be the difference in key races around the...

Planned Parenthood Oregon leaders plan to dissolve political arm, sparking concerns about advocacy

Jun. 12, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The new leaders of Oregon's two Planned Parenthood affiliates want to dissolve the political arm of their organization to focus more on providing health care, a move that has sparked inner turmoil and opposition from advocates concerned about the future of reproductive...

Mentally ill man charged in Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting can be forcibly medicated

Jun. 11, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruling upheld an...

Liberal Judge Susan Crawford enters race for Wisconsin Supreme Court with majority at stake

Jun. 10, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal judge who previously represented Planned Parenthood in a case related to abortion access entered the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday, with majority control of the battleground state's highest court on the line. Dane County Circuit Judge...

Planned Parenthood sought a building permit. Then a California city changed zoning rules

May. 31, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The war over abortion is raging in statehouses around the country, but in California, a bastion of reproductive rights, the fight has shifted to local battlegrounds. In the Inland Empire region, Planned Parenthood is suing the city of Fontana, alleging its...

Planned Parenthood asks judge to expand health exception to Indiana abortion ban

May. 29, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Abortion providers are asking an Indiana trial judge this week to broaden access to abortions under the state's near-total ban. Indiana law allows for abortion in rare circumstances, including when the health or life of the woman is at risk, but only at a...