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College student accused of setting fire to Wyoming's only abortion clinic pleads not guilty

Jun. 02, 2023 14:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A college student who authorities say admitted setting fire to a building slated to become Wyoming's only full-service abortion clinic pleaded not guilty to an arson charge in federal court on Friday. Standing next to her lawyer, Lorna Roxanne Green, 22,...

State Supreme Court: Ohio abortion question will go forward as single issue

Jun. 02, 2023 12:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a blow to abortion opponents in Ohio, a fall ballot issue aimed at enshrining access to the procedure in state's constitution will not be split into two separate issues — one about abortion, and one about other reproductive healthcare. In a unanimous...

Abortion plays key role in closely watched Virginia primary involving Democratic 'pro-life' lawmaker

Jun. 02, 2023 09:29 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — On a recent Monday afternoon, Virginia state Sen. Joe Morrissey got a warm reception as he made his way through a neighborhood in Petersburg, knocking on doors, touting his credentials and asking residents for their votes in the upcoming Democratic primary. ...

America's religious leaders sharply divided over abortion, a year after Roe v Wade's reversal

Jun. 02, 2023 08:39 AM EDT

In the year since the Supreme Court struck down the nationwide right to abortion, America’s religious leaders and denominations have responded in strikingly diverse ways — some celebrating the state-level bans that have ensued, others angered that a conservative Christian cause has changed the...

Nebraska legislative session wraps with tax cuts, contentious trans health-abortion bill

Jun. 01, 2023 20:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers adjourned for the year on Thursday, wrapping up a particularly contentious session that saw nearly every bill before the body filibustered. The filibuster effort led by Omaha Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh and a handful of allies was a protest over...

Air Force picks Colorado for more Space Force missions as politics loom over headquarters decision

May. 31, 2023 20:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force announced the permanent location for many more U.S. Space Force units Wednesday — and none of them are in Huntsville, Alabama, suggesting the service may be moving ahead with at least part of the design it originally sought for the new force before it became...

GOP walkout in Oregon Senate now in 5th week; uncertain if boycotters will be sanctioned

May. 31, 2023 18:31 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The longest-ever walkout in the Oregon Legislature completed its fourth week on Wednesday as the enforceability of a ballot measure that would disqualify the boycotters from immediate reelection appeared in doubt. By all appearances, Oregon’s 2023 legislative...

Oklahoma high court strikes down 2 abortion bans; procedure remains illegal in most cases

May. 31, 2023 18:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that two state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional, but the procedure remains illegal in the state in nearly all cases except life-threatening situations. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court said the two bans are...

Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans passed in 2022, but procedure still remains illegal statewide

May. 31, 2023 11:59 AM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans passed in 2022, but procedure still remains illegal statewide.

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 31, 2023 07:20 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 26, 2023. Editorial: For Republicans, NC’s 12-week abortion ban might just be the first step North Carolina Republicans just passed a 12-week abortion ban, but their recent comments suggest this might just be a first...