Latest Abortion News

Anti-abortion activists aim to sway GOP White House hopefuls

Feb. 01, 2023 00:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened anti-abortion activists are looking to the 2024 presidential election as an opportunity to solidify their influence over the Republican Party. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, the most influential group in the anti-abortion movement, is telling each...

Vermont lawmakers mull bills to protect abortion providers

Jan. 31, 2023 16:53 PM EST

Vermont lawmakers are taking testimony on a pair of bills that aim to protect health care workers who provide abortions and gender-affirming health care in Vermont from legal and disciplinary action from states that limit or ban those practices. The bills were introduced seven months...

Advocates warn House rule change could undermine voters

Jan. 31, 2023 16:40 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina civil rights advocates denounced a House rule change Tuesday that could allow Republicans to override vetoes on contentious bills with little notice, saying it subverts democracy and the will of voters. Republicans pushed through temporary...

Minnesota governor signs broad abortion rights bill into law

Jan. 31, 2023 16:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz enshrined the right to abortion and other reproductive health care into Minnesota statutes Tuesday, signing a bill meant to ensure that the state's existing protections remain in place no matter who sits on future courts. Democratic leaders took...

Indiana justices won't hear 2nd abortion case for now

Jan. 31, 2023 14:24 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's high court said it will not immediately consider a challenge to the state's abortion ban that is based on the argument that the law violates some people's religious freedoms, leaving that decision to an appeals court, at least for now. The state...

Reeves: Mississippi primed for 'challenges of tomorrow'

Jan. 30, 2023 19:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is seeing higher wages, an increase in the high school graduation rate and an “economic boom” that has led to a $4 billion surplus in the state budget, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his State of the State speech. “The people of...

Attorney general asks court to reconsider abortion ruling

Jan. 30, 2023 15:32 PM EST

OLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's attorney general on Monday asked the state's high court to reconsider its ruling striking down the state’s six-week abortion ban. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a rehearing request with the South Carolina Supreme Court....

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jan. 30, 2023 14:28 PM EST

Kansas City Star. January 26, 2023. Editorial: Kansas politicians want to take abortion fight to the city and county level. Just stop In Kansas, a woman’s right to reproductive freedom is enshrined in the state constitution. The issue should be settled —...

Massachusetts abortion hotline now offers free legal advice

Jan. 30, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Massachusetts launched a hotline Monday offering free legal advice to people seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers — joining several other states in a move spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, which has led to...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jan. 30, 2023 07:19 AM EST

Detroit News. January 28, 2023. Editorial: Abortion is not the best growth strategy for Mich. There are more people dying in Michigan than being born. In 2021, the state had more deaths than births in a year for only the second time since at least 1900....