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Dominican activists protest against a new criminal code that would maintain a total abortion ban

Jul. 18, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

Activists in the Dominican Republic protested on Wednesday against a bill for a new criminal code that would keep in place the country’s total abortion ban. The Dominican Senate gave initial approval to the bill in late June and lawmakers are expected to give it final approval in...

Biden and Trump offer worlds-apart contrasts on issues in 2024's rare contest between two presidents

Jul. 16, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump are two presidents with unfinished business and an itch to get it done. Their track records and plans on abortion, immigration, taxes, wars abroad — you name it — leave no doubt that the man voters choose in November will seek to...

Montana judge: Signatures of inactive voters count for initiatives, including 1 to protect abortion

Jul. 16, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge said Tuesday that the Secretary of State’s Office erred in changing the rules governing whose signatures should count on petitions for three constitutional initiatives — including one to protect abortion rights — after officials tried to omit the...

Arkansas is sued for rejecting petitions on an abortion-rights ballot measure

Jul. 16, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is being sued for rejecting petitions in favor of a proposed ballot measure to scale back the state's abortion ban, with supporters asking the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to order officials to start counting more than 100,000 signatures from people who back...

Supporters of a proposal to scale back Arkansas abortion ban sue state for rejecting ballot measure petitions

Jul. 16, 2024 14:26 PM EDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of a proposal to scale back Arkansas abortion ban sue state for rejecting ballot measure petitions.

Protesters rally peacefully at GOP convention for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza

Jul. 15, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators converged Monday on downtown Milwaukee to protest around the Republican National Convention, following through on their long-standing plans to rally outside the site despite the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. The...

Ruling keeps abortion question on ballot in South Dakota

Jul. 15, 2024 17:13 PM EDT

A state court judge's ruling Monday keeps an abortion-rights question on the November ballot in South Dakota. Judge John Pekas dismissed a lawsuit filed by an anti-abortion group, Life Defense Fund, that sought to have the question removed even though supporters turned in more than...

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Jul. 13, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix pastor the Rev. Warren H. Stewart Sr. has had countless discussions this election season with fellow Black men on the economy, criminal justice, immigration and other issues dominating the political landscape in their battleground state of Arizona. But never abortion. ...

What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Jul. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. Opponents of abortion access have focused on the technicalities at a time when votes have been siding with abortion access advocates. That side has prevailed on all seven...

Poland's centrist government suffers defeat in vote on liberalizing abortion law

Jul. 12, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his centrist coalition government suffered a bitter defeat Friday in parliament, where a slim majority rejected legislation that would have eased the strict anti-abortion law. The vote was 218-215 with two abstentions...