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Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion

Aug. 10, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy at about 24 weeks after investigators uncovered Facebook messages in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and plans to burn the fetus afterward. The...

Minnesota jury: Woman wasn't entitled to morning-after pill

Aug. 05, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A jury on Friday ruled that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not violate a woman's rights when he refused to provide her emergency contraceptives more than three years ago. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota Human Rights...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 03, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: The GOP’s position on contraception exposes its abortion hypocrisy A logical person might think that politicians who oppose abortion rights would want to do as much as they can to prevent...

Minnesota case weighs right to emergency contraception

Aug. 01, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A trial in Minnesota is expected to decide whether a woman's human rights were violated when a pharmacist denied her request in 2019 to fill a prescription for emergency contraception. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota...

Massachusetts governor signs bill protecting abortion access

Jul. 29, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A sweeping abortion bill designed to protect access to the procedure in Massachusetts at a time when many other states are restricting or outlawing abortions was signed into law Friday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law attempts in part to build a firewall...

Republicans reject family planning contracts for 4th time

Jul. 28, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — The abortion landscape has changed but the votes didn’t when New Hampshire Republicans rejected family planning contracts Wednesday for the fourth time in less than a year. The Executive Council — which approves nominations and state contracts — voted...

Massachusetts lawmakers OK sweeping abortion access bill

Jul. 26, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers approved a sweeping abortion bill Tuesday aimed in part at building a firewall to protect access to the procedure after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month. The bill would protect abortion providers and people seeking...

GOP AGs ask Google not to limit anti-abortion center results

Jul. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A month after some members of Congress urged Google to limit the appearance of anti-abortion pregnancy centers in certain abortion-related search results, 17 Republican attorneys general are warning the company that doing so could invite investigations and possible legal...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...