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Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

Jan. 22, 2019 9:48 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, concluding that the Iowa Supreme Court's earlier decisions that...

Judge strikes down Iowa's restrictive 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law, says it violates state constitution.

Jan. 22, 2019 5:13 PM EST
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Judge strikes down Iowa's restrictive 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law, says it violates state constitution.

North Dakota's GOP-led Legislature mulls abortion bills

Jan. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature reopened the abortion debate Monday following a six-year pause despite critics saying the state is setting itself up for another round of expensive legal fights over legislation they describe as misleading and unconstitutional. In...

Thousands protest against abortion in Paris

Jan. 20, 2019 9:48 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Several thousand protesters have marched in Paris against abortion and medically assisted reproduction. The protesters, who claim to have received the support of Pope Francis and several French bishops, gathered in the French capital on Sunday as they joined the 13th March for Life. Organizers...

The Latest: Man says students wound up singing with him

Jan. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students mocking a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 11:11 p.m. Marcus Frejo, a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes who is also known as Chief Quese Imc, said he had been a part of the march and was among a small...

Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

Jan. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc. But the prospect of...

Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

Jan. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that "weakens the protection of human life." Trump spoke via video to participants at this year's March for Life on the...

No rehearing for Louisiana abortion law

Jan. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision upholding Louisiana's law requiring that abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, despite a dissenting judge's insistence that the decision is in "clear conflict" with a Supreme Court decision...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Jan. 16, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the...

Pennsylvania sued over limits on state coverage of abortion

Jan. 16, 2019 6:20 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The operators of 15 abortion clinics sued Pennsylvania on Wednesday in a bid to persuade state courts to reverse a decades-old decision upholding limits on the use of state Medicaid dollars to cover abortions. The lawsuit, filed in Commonwealth Court, seeks an order requiring the...