Latest Abortion News

Judge strikes down Indiana abortion complications report law

Jul. 9, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law that aimed to require reports from medical providers to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions. U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling Wednesday that the law was unconstitutional came two years after...

Coleman Boyd, an anti-abortion activist calls out prayers, interspersed with a plea to hold off having an abortion, to women entering the Women's Health Organization clinic, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. The clinic is Mississippi's only state licensed abortion facility. Gov. Tate Reeves told reporters at a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday that he considers abortion an elective and unnecessary procedure.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi bans abortion based on race, sex, genetic issues

Jul. 1, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus, adding new limits in a state that already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the U.S. Supporters say the new law would prevent abortion for...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 1, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: John Roberts Is No Pro-Choice Hero The New York Times June 29 The Supreme Court upheld abortion rights on Monday, with Chief Justice John Roberts concurring with the liberals on the court to strike down a Louisiana...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 30, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Developing plan to open schools in September will test CT leadership New Haven Register June 27 In this summer like no other, some stores are already spotlighting “Back to School” displays. Who knew a sign could seem simultaneously hopeful and...

Reactions to Supreme Court striking down abortion clinic law

Jun. 29, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

Congressional members and congressional hopefuls in northern New England are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics. New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster said Monday’s ruling “is an important victory for women and their doctors.”...

The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

Jun. 29, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts and his four more...

Missouri governor will not appeal ruling for abortion clinic

Jun. 29, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will not contest the license issued to the state’s only abortion clinic following a yearlong legal battle over whether the Planned Parenthood center could stay open. The administration said its decision to issue an operating license last week to...

Alif Baqytali hugs his mother, Gulnar Omirzakh, at their new home in Shonzhy, Kazakhstan. Omirzakh, a Chinese-born ethnic Kazakh, says she was forced to get an intrauterine contraceptive device, and that authorities in China threatened to detain her if she didn't pay a large fine for giving birth to Alif, her third child. (AP Photo/Mukhit Toktassyn)

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Jun. 29, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about...

Missouri's only abortion clinic gets license

Jun. 25, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department on Thursday issued another license to the state's only abortion clinic following a yearlong legal battle over whether the Planned Parenthood center could stay open. “We are pleased to put the licensure issue to rest after more than a year of being...

Coleman Boyd, an anti-abortion activist calls out prayers, interspersed with a plea to hold off having an abortion, to women entering the Women's Health Organization clinic, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. The clinic is Mississippi's only state licensed abortion facility. Gov. Tate Reeves told reporters at a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday that he considers abortion an elective and unnecessary procedure.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi bill would ban abortion for race, sex, genetics

Jun. 23, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to sign a bill that would ban abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus, possibly setting up another lawsuit by abortion-rights groups in a state that already has some of the strictest laws in the U.S. The state...