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Top court lets New Yorkers vote on constitutional amendment barring discrimination over gender or 'pregnancy outcomes'

Jul. 11, 2024 15:53 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Top court lets New Yorkers vote on constitutional amendment barring discrimination over gender or 'pregnancy outcomes.'

Arkansas election officials reject petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure

Jul. 10, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas election officials on Wednesday rejected petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure that organizers hoped to put before voters this fall in a predominantly Republican state. The secretary of state’s office rejected the petitions...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Jul. 10, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

A ballot measure to scale back the abortion ban in Arkansas won’t go before voters after the secretary of state on Wednesday found that organizers failed to submit required paperwork about the paid canvassers it used to help gather signatures that were submitted earlier this month. ...

Gypsy Rose Blanchard pregnant soon after release from prison for conspiring to kill abusive mother

Jul. 09, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who recruited her former boyfriend to kill her mother after years of being forced to pretend she was gravely ill, announced Tuesday that she is pregnant and hopes to give her child everything she lacked growing up. Blanchard said in a YouTube video that the...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024? Arkansas organizers aim to join the list

Jul. 05, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Organizers of an effort to scale back Arkansas' abortion ban said they have more than enough signatures to try to put their proposal before voters in November's election. Arkansans for Limited Government submitted petitions said they turned in more than the...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Jul. 03, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

Organizers in Arizona and Nebraska turned in more than enough signatures Wednesday to put abortion-related ballot questions before voters in November's election if a sufficient number of them are deemed valid. They now bring to five the number of states where election officials are...

Judge rules that federal agency can't enforce abortion rule in Louisiana and Mississippi

Jul. 03, 2024 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as employers in two Southern states, temporary relief from complying with a federal rule that would have required them to provide workers with time off and other workplace accommodations for...

San Diego County to pay nearly $15M to family of pregnant woman who died in jail 5 years ago

Jul. 02, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County will pay nearly $15 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of a 24-year-old pregnant woman who died in jail after a sheriff's deputy and a medical worker watched her collapse in a cell five years ago. The settlement reached Friday night after...

In wake of Supreme Court ruling, Biden administration tells doctors to provide emergency abortions

Jul. 02, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration told emergency room doctors they must perform emergency abortions when necessary to save a pregnant woman’s health, following last week's Supreme Court ruling that failed to settle a legal dispute over whether state abortion bans override a federal law...

Some Nebraskans say misleading words led them to sign petitions on abortion they don't support

Jul. 01, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tea Rohrberg was heading into her county's treasurer's office in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday when she says she was approached by a man and asked if she wanted to sign a “pro-choice petition.” Because she believes access to abortion is a right all women should have, she...