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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...

Iowa court blocks mandatory waiting period for abortion

Jun. 22, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

An Iowa judge blocked a state law that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period before women could get abortions, likely setting up a legal battle before the state Supreme Court. Judge Mitchell Turner ruled Monday that because legislators passed the law last year as an...

Parson calls special session on Missouri Medicaid funding

Jun. 22, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday called lawmakers back for a special session to work out a deal on a critical piece of Medicaid funding. Parson said the special session will begin at noon Wednesday so lawmakers can pass a tax on medical...

Groups ask judge to block Arkansas' near-total abortion ban

Jun. 14, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters asked a federal judge on Monday to prevent Arkansas’ near-total ban on the procedure from taking effect while the groups challenge its constitutionality. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood...

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...

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...

Parson replaces administrative judge who heard abortion case

Jun. 08, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has replaced the administrative law judge who ruled against the state health department in a significant abortion case. In 2020, Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi turned aside Missouri's effort to close the state's...

Republicans, UW clash over abortion ban proposal

May. 27, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators sparred with University of Wisconsin medical school officials Wednesday over a bill that would end an arrangement that allows UW doctors to train on abortion procedures at a Planned Parenthood clinic. The bill comes as the...

Lawsuit filed challenging Arkansas' near-total abortion ban

May. 26, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' near-total ban on the procedure that's part of an effort by conservatives to force the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Roe v. Wade decision. The American Civil...

ND governor vetoes penalizing state colleges over abortions

May. 11, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has partially vetoed a bill aimed at penalizing the state’s 11 colleges and universities for funneling federal grant money to individuals or organizations that promote or perform abortions. The Republican governor...