Latest Abortion News

The Civil War raged and fortune-seekers hunted for gold. This era produced Arizona's abortion ban

Apr. 15, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

As Union and Confederate armies clashed in a bloody fourth year of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln tasked one man to create the legal code for Arizona, almost 50 years before the territory became a state. New York judge William Thompson Howell wrote 500 pages that spanned...

New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

Apr. 15, 2024 14:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage, stillbirth and lactation — under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, according to finalized federal regulations published Monday. ...

Experts group says abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy's first 12 weeks

Apr. 15, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An independent commission reviewing abortion law in Germany recommended Monday that the procedure be made legal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, abortion is considered illegal in Germany but not punishable if a woman undergoes mandatory counseling...

Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law

Apr. 14, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Polish opponents of abortion marched in Warsaw on Sunday to protest recent steps by the new government to liberalize the predominantly Catholic nation’s strict laws and allow termination of pregnancy until the 12th week. Many...

Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham are again at odds, now over abortion. The strife could help both men

Apr. 14, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The long and occasionally quixotic relationship between Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham has again turned negative after the South Carolina senator criticized the former president for refusing to support a federal abortion ban. Trump repeatedly disparaged...

Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories after Roe's demise

Apr. 13, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, only three people knew Gloria Johnson had had an abortion. But a year of watching women and doctors agonize under Tennessee's strict abortion ban kicked up a fire in the longtime Democrat. She watched in dismay as her Republican colleagues in...

Maine lawmakers approve shield law for providers of abortion and gender-affirming care

Apr. 12, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

The Democratic-controlled Maine Legislature gave final approval Friday to a bill that would protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from legal action brought in other states. If signed by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, Maine would join more than a...

Kansas governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for minors and 2 anti-abortion bills

Apr. 12, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor on Friday vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she called a “vague” bill making it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion. Democratic Gov....

A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

Apr. 12, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was already expected to be one of the most closely contested states in November's U.S. presidential election. But a ruling this week instituting a near-total abortion ban supercharged the state's role, transforming it into perhaps the nation's most critical battleground. ...

Trump pushes Arizona lawmakers to 'remedy' state abortion ruling that he says 'went too far'

Apr. 12, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged Arizona lawmakers on Friday to swiftly “remedy” the state Supreme Court ruling allowing prosecutors to enforce a near—total abortion ban that he declared anew “went too far.” Trump has repeatedly expressed pride in...