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Scramble as last Mississippi abortion clinic shuts its doors

Jul. 06, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only abortion clinic has been buzzing with activity in the chaotic days since the U.S. Supreme Court upended abortion rights nationwide — a case that originated in this conservative Deep South state, with this bright-pink medical facility that is closing its...

State office denies plan to permanently close maternity ward

Jul. 06, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — Hartford Healthcare said Wednesday it is reviewing its legal options after the state Office of Health Strategy this week denied the health system's application to permanently close the decades-old maternity ward at Windham Hospital. Meanwhile, advocates who've...

Kentucky abortion clinics in court to block new state law

Jul. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky’s two abortion clinics sought an injunction in court Wednesday to block the state's near-total ban on the procedure, one of numerous such efforts across the country following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Chasing reporters will just put them on high alert Nate Monroe, a political columnist at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, has a few things in common with the Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell, and with...

Large Texas abortion provider will relocate to New Mexico

Jul. 06, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest abortion providers in Texas is planning to move its operations to New Mexico and another provider that offers tele-health services related to abortion and reproductive health care is expanding its footprint in the state. Austin-based...

Judge won’t block law banning most Mississippi abortions

Jul. 05, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As attorneys argued about abortion laws across the South on Tuesday, a Mississippi judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a law that would ban most abortions. Without other developments in the Mississippi lawsuit,...

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...