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Over 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor's home

Sep. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities said. The Will County Sheriff's Office said in a news release late Friday that an attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's family...

Judge blocks North Dakota's medication abortion reversal law

Sep. 10, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Tuesday blocked a state law enacted earlier this year that required physicians to tell women they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts. North Dakota is among eight states to pass or amend laws requiring doctors to...

SC to consider abortion ban; bill faces uncertain future

Sep. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of South Carolina senators held a daylong hearing Tuesday on whether South Carolina should join about a half-dozen other states in banning nearly all abortions , but the Southern state might not be ready to follow some of its conservative compatriots. More than 50 people...

Federal judge blocks North Dakota law requiring doctors to tell women they can reverse a medication abortion

Sep. 10, 2019 11:54 AM EDT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal judge blocks North Dakota law requiring doctors to tell women they can reverse a medication abortion.

Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients' abortion drugs

Sep. 10, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by seizing their prescriptions. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Idaho on Monday,...

For some Texans, nearest abortion clinic is 250 miles away

Sep. 9, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

After seven states passed sweeping abortion bans this year, speculation soon arose about the potentially onerous travel burdens the laws could someday impose on women seeking to end unwanted pregnancies. Across a huge swath of West Texas and the Panhandle, there's no need for speculation. The nearest abortion...

Texas shows possible future if abortion bans take effect

Sep. 9, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

After seven states passed sweeping abortion bans this year, speculation soon arose about the potentially onerous travel burdens the laws could someday impose on women seeking to end unwanted pregnancies. Across a huge swath of West Texas and the Panhandle, there's no need for speculation. The nearest abortion...

AP: Women seek abortions out of state amid restrictions

Sep. 8, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At a routine ultrasound when she was five months pregnant, Hevan Lunsford began to panic when the technician took longer than normal, then told her she would need to see a specialist. Lunsford, a nurse in Alabama, knew it was serious and begged for an appointment the next day. That's when...

AP: Women facing restrictions seek abortions out of state

Sep. 8, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and the number of clinics has declined. Although abortion opponents say the laws are intended to reduce abortions and not send people to other states, at least...

US agency: Hospital forced nurse to participate in abortion

Aug. 28, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital forced a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure over her moral objections in violation of federal law, a government civil rights agency said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington could lose some federal funding if the two...