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N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor

Jun. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators approved a bill on Thursday to bar women from getting abortions on the basis of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. With the Senate's party-line vote, the prohibition Republicans are seeking now heads to...

Anti-abortion groups challenge Louisville buffer zone law

Jun. 09, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anti-abortion groups are challenging a new Louisville law that creates a buffer zone to keep protesters from an area in front of a downtown abortion clinic. The new law passed by the Louisville Metro Council last month creates a 10-foot-wide...

Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law

Jun. 09, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a sweeping state abortion law that bans the procedures at or after eight weeks of pregnancy. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments in September...

House advances ban on abortions over Down syndrome diagnoses

Jun. 08, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania House pushed through a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions that are prompted by a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, although the Democratic governor has vowed to veto it. State representatives voted 120-83 for...

Louisiana lawmakers support abortion pill 'reversal' bill

Jun. 08, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers gave final passage Tuesday to a proposal requiring doctors to suggest to women taking the abortion pill that the drug-induced effort to terminate a pregnancy could be stopped midway through the process, a scientifically questionable claim. ...

Paul Givan, 39, set to be Northern Ireland's new leader

Jun. 08, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 39-year-old lawmaker is set to become Northern Ireland's youngest first minister, following an internal party revolt that led to the ousting of the leader who played a major role during the Brexit dramas of the past few years. Paul Givan, who has a...

Judge: Suit challenging NC abortion regulations can continue

Jun. 04, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by abortion providers and an abortion-rights group challenging several North Carolina laws restricting and regulating the procedure can continue, a state judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Rebecca Holt refused last week motions by...

New Hampshire Senate passes $13.5 billion budget

Jun. 03, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Republican-led New Hampshire Senate approved a $13.5 billion two-year state budget Thursday after rejecting attempts by Democrats to remove proposed business tax cuts, abortion restrictions and a thorny provision about race and education. The...

Sununu: Late-term abortion ban in budget won't trigger veto

Jun. 03, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Including a ban on abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy in the state budget won’t trigger a veto, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. The Senate's voting Thursday on a proposed budget that includes a proposal to ban such abortions, unless the...

Dallas HS valedictorian delivers abortion rights call

Jun. 02, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas high school valedictorian scrapped a speech approved by her school administrators and delivered an abortion rights call in its place. Paxton Smith, the 2021 valedictorian at Lake Highlands High School, submitted to school officials an address on...