Latest Reproductive rights News

A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican lawmakers in states across the U.S. have been rejecting Democrats' efforts to protect or expand access to birth control, an issue Democrats are promoting as a major issue in this year's elections along with abortion and other reproductive rights concerns. ...

Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception before backing away from the statement

May. 21, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was open to supporting regulations on contraception and that his campaign would release a policy on the issue “very shortly,” comments that he later said were misinterpreted. The comments, made during an interview with a Pittsburgh...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 21, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

Election officials in Nevada are reviewing signatures to see if there are enough to put an abortion rights constitutional amendment before voters in November, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to abortion. ...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 17, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

Voters in both Colorado and South Dakota will have a say on abortion rights this fall after supporters collected enough valid signatures to put measures on the ballot, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to...

Missouri's GOP Gov. Parson signs bill to kick Planned Parenthood off Medicaid

May. 09, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed legislation to once again try to kick Planned Parenthood out of the state's Medicaid program. Parson's signature could mean Missouri joins a small band of states — Arkansas, Mississippi, and...

Judge: Alabama groups can sue over threat of prosecution for helping with abortion travel

May. 07, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said abortion rights advocates can proceed with lawsuits against Alabama’s attorney general over threats to prosecute people who help women travel to another state to terminate pregnancies. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson...

After Roe, the network of people who help others get abortions see themselves as 'the underground'

May. 04, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Waiting in a long post office line with the latest shipment of “abortion aftercare kits,” Kimra Luna got a text. A woman who’d taken abortion pills three weeks earlier was worried about bleeding — and disclosing the cause to a doctor. “Bleeding...

After Roe, the network of people who help others get abortions see themselves as 'the underground'

May. 04, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Waiting in a long post office line with the latest shipment of “abortion aftercare kits,” Kimra Luna got a text. A woman who’d taken abortion pills three weeks earlier was worried about bleeding — and disclosing the cause to a doctor. “Bleeding...

Arizona governor's signing of abortion law repeal follows political fight by women lawmakers

May. 03, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs' signing of the repeal of a Civil War-era ban on nearly all abortions was a stirring occasion for the women working to ensure that the 19th century law remains in the past. Current and former state lawmakers, and reproductive rights advocates...

Arizona's Democratic governor signs a bill to repeal 1864 ban on most abortions

May. 02, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has relegated a Civil War-era ban on most abortions to the past by signing a bill Thursday to repeal it. Hobbs says the move is just the beginning of a fight to protect reproductive health care in Arizona. The repeal of the 1864...