Latest Reproductive rights News

New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

Jul. 11, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

A proposed amendment to New York's constitution to bar discrimination over “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” will appear on the ballot this November, the state's high court ruled Thursday. The decision from the Court of Appeals affirms a lower court ruling from June,...

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...

Faced with the opportunity to hit Trump on abortion rights, Biden falters

Jun. 28, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden had plenty of opportunity during the presidential debate to lay out a clear vision regarding abortion rights in the face of growing restrictions and worsening medical care for women since the fall of Roe v. Wade, something his campaign sees as a major...

What is the federal law at the center of the Supreme Court's latest abortion case?

Jun. 26, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to rule that hospitals in Idaho may provide medically necessary abortions to stabilize patients at least for now, despite the state's strict abortion law, according to a copy of the opinion that was briefly posted on Wednesday to the court's...

Bill to ensure access to contraception advances in Pennsylvania, aided by dozens of GOP House votes

Jun. 25, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to ensure access to contraceptives cleared the Democratic majority Pennsylvania House on Tuesday, drawing dozens of Republican votes but facing an uncertain future in the GOP-controlled state Senate. The bill was approved 133-69, with 14 women...

Tennessee is sued over law that criminalizes helping minors get abortions without parental approval

Jun. 24, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee prepares to become the second U.S. state to enact a ban against adults helping minors get an abortion without parental permission, a state Democratic lawmaker and reproductive rights activist on Monday filed a legal challenge alleging the statute is...

On the anniversary of the fall of Roe, Democrats lay the blame for worsening health care on Trump

Jun. 24, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is using the second anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade to argue that Donald Trump is “guilty” of rolling back women's freedoms and setting off a nationwide health care crisis. Harris said Monday...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 21, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. June 16, 2024. Editorial: Abortion ruling allows Maine to stay the course – for now The Mills administration’s consistent, proactive work on abortion access is still as important On Thursday, in the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

The anti-abortion movement is making a big play to thwart citizen initiatives on reproductive rights

Jun. 16, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Reeling from a string of defeats, anti-abortion groups and their Republican allies in state governments are using an array of strategies to counter proposed ballot initiatives intended to protect reproductive rights or prevent voters from having a say in the fall elections. ...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Jun. 16, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

Deadlines are coming up between now and July 5 in five states where advocates are trying to gather enough voters' signatures to put abortion-related questions on ballots in November's elections. Measures that would enshrine the right to abortion in state constitutions are already on...