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Vice President Mike Pence arrives to give a speech at Starkey Road Baptist Church on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020, as part of his 'Faith in America' tour. His visit comes just days after President Donald Trump came to Tampa Bay on Friday for a campaign fundraiser. Pence's speech heralded the Trump Administration's successes and commitment to pro-life issues. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Pence tours pregnancy center, fires up GOP base in Florida

Aug. 5, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida's Tampa Bay area on Wednesday, firing up the Republican party’s conservative base while touring a pregnancy center, speaking at a church and making an appearance before a packed ballroom. Pence’s visit highlighted his...

Nebraska state Sen. Suzanne Geist of Lincoln smiles during debate in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, on her proposed bill outlawing dilation and evacuation abortions, a second-trimester procedure that opponents refer to as a dismemberment abortion. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval on a 34-9 vote after supporters broke through a filibuster led by abortion-rights supporters. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska advances new 2nd trimester abortion restrictions

Aug. 5, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to outlaw a second-trimester abortion procedure cleared a major hurdle Wednesday in the Nebraska Legislature, a signal that it's likely to pass in the final days of this year's session. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval on a 34-9 vote after supporters broke...

Louisiana abortion clinic ends suit against licensing rules

Aug. 1, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport abortion clinic and two doctors that perform abortions have dropped their lawsuit challenging Louisiana's clinic-licensing regulations, after a federal appeals court questioned the legal approach. The dismissal paperwork was filed in Baton Rouge federal court on...

Federal agencies appeal suspension of abortion pill rule

Jul. 30, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a rule that has required women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic. A federal judge in Maryland agreed earlier this month to temporarily block...

FILE - U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, awaits the start of a debate in Olathe, Kan. in a Feb. 1, 2020 file photo. His opponent Kris Kobach, in the final days of a heated campaign is accusing Marshall, a physician, of performing an abortion. Rep. Marshall's campaign says the procedure was to end a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy and does not constitute an abortion. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

Congressman decries mailer accusing him of doing abortion

Jul. 30, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A super PAC supporting conservative Kris Kobach's campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat from Kansas has sent out a mailer accusing his chief rival in the Republican primary of performing abortions. The claim against Rep. Roger Marshall, an OB-GYN endorsed by major anti-abortion...

Nebraska state Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha speaks in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, during debate on a bill that would ban dilation and evacuation abortions, a second-trimester procedure that opponents refer to as

Proposed abortion restrictions hit snag in Nebraska

Jul. 29, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to outlaw a common second-trimester abortion procedure in Nebraska hit a snag in the Legislature on Wednesday, leaving its prospects unclear. Opponents used a filibuster to keep the measure from coming to a vote after the allotted three hours of debate, forcing lawmakers to...

Federal judge blocks sweeping anti-abortion law in Tennessee

Jul. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will not be allowed to enforce one of the strictest abortion bans in the country as a legal battle over the measure's constitutionality moves through court, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge William Campbell had already issued a temporary restraining order...

FILE - In this March 1, 1934 file photo, Margaret Sanger, who founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, speaks before a Senate committee to advocate for federal birth-control legislation in Washington. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is removing Sanger's name from a Manhattan clinic because of the birth control pioneer's ties to the eugenics movement, the organization announced Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

Sanger's name to be dropped from NYC clinic over eugenics

Jul. 21, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will remove the name of pioneering birth control advocate Margaret Sanger from its Manhattan health clinic because of her “harmful connections to the eugenics movement,” the group announced on Tuesday. Sanger, one of the founders of...

FILE - In this June, 26, 2019 file photo, Barbara Listing, president of Right to Life of Michigan, speaks during a news conference, in Lansing, Mich. Abortion opponents said Tuesday, July 21, 2020, they're dropping a petition drive to prohibit a second-trimester procedure in Michigan after state election officials said the campaign didn't produce enough valid signatures. Right to Life of Michigan said it won't contest the conclusion when the Board of State Canvassers meets Friday. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan abortion foes drop petition drive to ban method

Jul. 21, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Abortion opponents said Tuesday they're dropping a petition drive to prohibit a second-trimester procedure in Michigan after state election officials said the campaign didn't produce enough valid signatures. Right to Life of Michigan said it won't contest the conclusion when the...

A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...