Latest Abortion News

CVS and Walgreens plan to start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone soon

Mar. 01, 2024 13:44 PM EST

The drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens plan to start dispensing an abortion pill in a few states within weeks. CVS Health will start filling prescriptions for mifepristone in Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts “in the weeks ahead,” spokeswoman Amy Thibault said...

What to know about the latest court rulings, data and legislation on abortion in the US

Mar. 01, 2024 13:21 PM EST

A judge in Montana rejected abortion restrictions, the attorney general in Missouri is accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally transporting minors for abortions and new data shows how the way abortions they're provided continues to shift in a nation where some states have bans and others are...

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

Mar. 01, 2024 10:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples seeking to have families through fertility treatments. It also has turned the spotlight on the importance of...

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Feb. 29, 2024 18:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally taking minors into Kansas to obtain abortions without parental consent, basing the allegation on a video from a conservative group that has promoted false claims on other issues. ...

Montana judge declares 3 laws restricting abortion unconstitutional, including a 20-week limit

Feb. 29, 2024 17:58 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three Montana laws restricting abortion access are unconstitutional, including a ban on abortions beyond 20 weeks of gestation, a state judge said in granting a motion for summary judgment filed by Planned Parenthood of Montana. The 20-week ban and the two...

Texas prosecutor is fined for allowing murder charges against a woman who self-managed an abortion

Feb. 29, 2024 17:10 PM EST

A Texas prosecutor has been disciplined for allowing murder charges to be filed against a woman who self-managed an abortion in a case that sparked national outrage. Starr County District Attorney Gocha Ramirez agreed to pay a $1,250 fine and have his license held in a probated...

South Dakota Republican lawmakers want clarity for the state's abortion laws. They propose a video

Feb. 29, 2024 16:37 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday approved the creation of a video to outline the state’s abortion laws and to clarify when health care providers are legally allowed to intervene. The bill passed by the state Senate in a 31-3 vote...

Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

Feb. 28, 2024 18:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican lawmakers are once again trying to block federal health care dollars from going to the state's Planned Parenthood clinics, this time weeks after the Missouri Supreme Court thwarted a previous attempt to end that funding. The...

French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

Feb. 28, 2024 15:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United States. Wednesday’s...

About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

Feb. 28, 2024 09:23 AM EST

The number of abortions performed each month is about the same as before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion more than a year and a half ago, a new report finds. The latest edition of the #WeCount report conducted for the Society of...