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Missouri special session on Medicaid funding begins

Jun. 23, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Wednesday returned to the Capitol to work out a deal on a critical piece of Medicaid funding that's entangled in a fight over family planning services. Republican Gov. Mike Parson called the last-minute special session...

Missouri risks Medicaid funding over contraceptive fight

Jun. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is at risk of losing $4.5 billion in tax revenue and federal funding for Medicaid because of a fight between lawmakers over contraceptives. At issue is a state tax on hospitals, doctors and other health care providers that is used to...

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. ...

Proposal to decriminalize abortion prompts debate in Malta

May. 27, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

VALETTA, Malta (AP) — A proposal to decriminalize abortion in Malta has stirred up a polarized debate on an issue long considered taboo in the country with the strictest abortion laws in the European Union. Independent lawmaker Marlene Farrugia caught many by surprise...

Montana governor signs 3 bills restricting abortion access

Apr. 26, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed three bills Monday restricting abortion access in the state, celebrating it as a success after several attempts to pass similar measures in previous year were vetoed by former Democratic governors. The bills ban...

US agency says women can get abortion pill via mail

Apr. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials said Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication. The Food and Drug...

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion rights advocates say the pandemic has demonstrated the value of medical care provided...

Lawmaker panel advances two anti-abortion bills to Senate

Apr. 07, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers advanced two bills targeting abortion Wednesday. The first bill attempts to dissuade women from having abortions if the fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The other bill would eliminate government funding from health...