Latest Abortion News

Court battles continue across South in wake of Roe decision

Jul. 05, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys argued over abortion laws Tuesday in three Southern states in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave states the power to limit or outlaw the termination of pregnancies. In Mississippi, a judge held a hearing but didn’t say how or when...

Florida 15-week abortion ban reinstated after legal appeal

Jul. 05, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new 15-week abortion ban was blocked and then quickly reinstated Tuesday after an appeal from the state attorney general in a lawsuit challenging the restriction. Judge John C. Cooper issued the order temporarily halting the law after reproductive...

Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs

Jul. 05, 2022 03:05 AM EDT

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies. ...

Texas clinics halt abortions after state high court ruling

Jul. 02, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Clinics were shutting down abortion services in the nation's second-largest state Saturday after the Texas Supreme Court blocked an order briefly allowing the procedure to resume in some cases, the latest in legal scrambles taking place across the U.S. following the reversal...

Medication abortion is common; here's how it works

Jul. 02, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

Medication abortions became the preferred method for ending pregnancy in the U.S. even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. These involve taking two prescription medicines days apart — at home or in a clinic. Abortion procedures are an invasive medical technique that...

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

Jul. 02, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order late Friday night that said clinics could continue performing abortions, just days after some doctors had resumed seeing patients after the fall of Roe v. Wade. It was not immediately clear whether Texas...

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that said doctors could resume performing abortions up to 6 weeks into pregnancy

Jul. 02, 2022 01:02 AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Supreme Court blocks order that said doctors could resume performing abortions up to 6 weeks into pregnancy.

NY lawmakers endorse proposed abortion rights amendment

Jul. 01, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers took the first step Friday toward amending the state constitution to enshrine abortion rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Both houses of the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a resolution to begin...

NC AG doesn't commit to lift 20-week abortion ban injunction

Jul. 01, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Facing an ultimatum from Republicans following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning abortion protections, North Carolina's Democratic attorney general on Friday declined to immediately seek enforcement of a 20-week abortion ban previously thrown out by courts. ...

Minnesota abortions fell 2% in 2021, but likely to flip

Jul. 01, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abortions in Minnesota fell about 2% in 2021, but that decline is likely to quickly reverse in the state following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The high court's action has made Minnesota an island for legal abortion in the Upper Midwest,...