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What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Jul. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. Opponents of abortion access have focused on the technicalities at a time when votes have been siding with abortion access advocates. That side has prevailed on all seven...

Poland's centrist government suffers defeat in vote on liberalizing abortion law

Jul. 12, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his centrist coalition government suffered a bitter defeat Friday in parliament, where a slim majority rejected legislation that would have eased the strict anti-abortion law. The vote was 218-215 with two abstentions...

Arizona abortion initiative backers sue to remove 'unborn human being' from voter pamphlet language

Jul. 11, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Backers of a November abortion rights ballot initiative have sued a GOP-led legislative committee that seeks to include proposed language for the voter pamphlet referring to a fetus as an "unborn human being.” Arizona for Abortion Access filed a lawsuit in Maricopa...

Backers of ballot initiative to preserve right to abortions in Montana sue over signature rules

Jul. 11, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two organizations that gathered voter signatures to qualify proposed constitutional amendments for the Montana ballot — including an initiative to protect abortion rights — have sued the secretary of state's office over changes made to the rules about whose signatures may...

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. ...

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

Jul. 10, 2024 15:28 PM EDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas election officials reject petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure.

Presidential battle could play role in control of state capitols in several swing states

Jul. 10, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two swing districts in a swing county may very well decide which party controls the House in the swing state of Pennsylvania, one of several where pivotal legislative battles are playing out in the shadow of the presidential campaign. Democrat Brian Munroe...

Support for legal abortion has risen since Supreme Court eliminated protections, AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 09, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A solid majority of Americans oppose a federal abortion ban as a rising number support access to abortions for any reason, a new poll finds, highlighting a politically perilous situation for candidates who oppose abortion rights as the November election draws closer. ...

Republicans move at Trump's behest to change how they will oppose abortion

Jul. 08, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Committee moved Monday to adopt a party platform that reflects former President Donald Trump’s position opposing a federal abortion ban and ceding limits to states, omitting the explicit basis for a national ban for the first time in 40 years. ...