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Abortion de-penalization bill falls short in Chile Congress

Nov. 30, 2021 14:20 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Congress narrowly defeated a law to de-penalize elñabortions up to 14 weeks after gestation on Tuesday. The measure, which lost on a 65-62 vote, would have eliminated a potential five-year prison sentence for women who undergo abortions...

Noem wants to push anti-abortion argument to Supreme Court

Nov. 29, 2021 16:56 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday sought a leading role in a pair of legal battles over abortion access as the U.S. Supreme Court neared a potentially defining moment on the issue. The Republican governor promised that if the state loses...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether Mississippi can ban abortions after 15 weeks, the justices will be focused on an issue that has dominated the term. Not only is there Mississippi’s call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but justices are already...

Mississippi's Reeves touts anti-abortion law before hearing

Nov. 28, 2021 18:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ahead of oral arguments Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday defended the state's 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican Reeves told NBC's “Meet the Press” that he believed...

South Carolina abortion appellate hearing moved to January

Nov. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appellate arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law have been pushed into the new year. Oral arguments in the case had originally been planned for next month, but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rescheduled them...

Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v. Wade falls

Nov. 20, 2021 12:36 PM EST

On both sides of America’s abortion debate, activists are convinced that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion — is imperiled as never before. Yet no matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles...

Texas abortion ban stays in force as justices mull outcome

Nov. 19, 2021 09:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's extraordinarily rushed arguments over Texas' unique abortion law without any word from the justices. They raised expectations of quick action by putting the case on a rarely used fast track. And...

Texas abortion ban stays in force as justices mull outcome

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's extraordinarily rushed arguments over Texas' unique abortion law without any word from the justices. They raised expectations of quick action by putting the case on a rarely used fast track. And...

More turn to abortion pills by mail, with legality uncertain

Nov. 13, 2021 12:35 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Before her daughter’s birth, she spent weeks in bed. Another difficult pregnancy would be worse as she tried to care for her toddler. Faced with that possibility, the 28-year-old Texas woman did what a growing number of people have considered: She...

Slovakia rejects proposed law restricting access to abortion

Nov. 11, 2021 13:47 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's parliament on Thursday narrowly rejected proposed legislation that would have tightened access to abortion in the European Union country. The bill was rejected by one vote, as 67 of the 134 lawmakers present in the 150-seat house...