Latest Pregnancy and childbirth News

Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will make clear that hospitals must provide emergency abortions

Jun. 11, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some...

Nearly 50 years after her death, Uruguay lays to rest a woman disappeared by its dictatorship

Jun. 06, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Nearly five decades after Uruguayan security forces seized Amelia Sanjurjo from the street, disappearing the newly pregnant woman into the maw of the military's prison system, she received a proper burial on Thursday in her hometown of Montevideo. The...

Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to state's abortion law over medical exceptions

May. 31, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected a closely watched challenge to the state's restrictive abortion ban, ruling against a group of women who had serious pregnancy complications and became the first in the U.S. to testify in court about being denied abortions since Roe...

FIFA adopts new protocols to support players during pregnancy, following the birth of their children

May. 31, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

Soccer's international governing body is implementing new measures designed to further support the well-being of players and coaches during pregnancy and after the birth of their children. The FIFA protocols give both players and coaches a minimum of 14 weeks of paid maternity...

A pregnant stingray with no male companion now has a 'reproductive disease,' aquarium says

May. 31, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina aquarium that said it had a pregnant stingray with no male companion now says the fish has a rare reproductive disease. Thursday's statement from the Aquarium and Shark Lab in Hendersonville did not say what disease the stingray,...

Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to abortion ban from women who say their health was put at risk during pregnancies

May. 31, 2024 10:43 AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to abortion ban from women who say their health was put at risk during pregnancies.

Chicago woman gets 30 years for helping mother kill pregnant teen who had child cut from her womb

May. 30, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who pleaded guilty to helping her mother kill a pregnant teenager in 2019 before the baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison. Desiree Figueroa, 29, had pleaded guilty to murder in January for...

Planned Parenthood asks judge to expand health exception to Indiana abortion ban

May. 29, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Abortion providers are asking an Indiana trial judge this week to broaden access to abortions under the state's near-total ban. Indiana law allows for abortion in rare circumstances, including when the health or life of the woman is at risk, but only at a...

Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

May. 22, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' health department has appointed an outspoken anti-abortion OB-GYN to a committee that reviews pregnancy-related deaths as doctors have been warning that the state’s restrictive abortion ban puts women’s lives at risk. Dr. Ingrid Skop was among the...

At five hour hearing, no one is happy with Texas Medical Board’s proposed abortion guidance

May. 21, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Sarah Harrison addressed the Texas Medical Board at a virtual hearing Monday, she added her name to the growing list of Texas women who have shared stories of being denied medically necessary abortions. Her testimony provided a timely example of exactly...