Latest Abortion controversy News

McCloskey against abortions for young rape or incest victims

Oct. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Mark McCloskey, who is running for the U.S. Senate, said he does not support allowing abortions for young girls who become pregnant through rape or incest. McCloskey, a St. Louis personal injury lawyer who gained national...

Bill: Doctors must care for babies born alive after abortion

Oct. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors would be required to report cases of babies born alive after abortions or attempted abortions, under legislation approved Thursday by the GOP-controlled Ohio Senate. The bill would also ban abortion clinics from working with doctors who...

Wisconsin lawmakers send anti-abortion bills to governor

Oct. 27, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a package of anti-abortion bills, many of which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed two years ago and is all but certain to reject again. Republicans do not have enough...

Illinois Senate OKs repealing abortion parental notification

Oct. 26, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday to repeal a law requiring that parents or guardians be notified when girls younger than 18 are seeking an abortion. Building on momentum among abortion-rights activists after September's Texas “heartbeat”...

In divided vote, 2nd city in Ohio enacts ban on abortion

Oct. 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A second Ohio city has voted to criminalize abortion within its limits, a largely symbolic move decried by abortion rights backers as unconstitutional at a raucous hourslong meeting. A divided city council in Mason, a city of about 30,000 located 25...

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks 3 new anti-abortion laws

Oct. 25, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday blocked three anti-abortion laws that were scheduled to take effect Nov. 1 that abortion rights supporters say would have devastated abortion access in the state. In a 5-3 ruling , the court granted a temporary...

Biden sued over reversal of Trump-era abortion referral ban

Oct. 25, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top lawyer filed suit against the Biden administration on Monday seeking to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that President Joe Biden reversed earlier this month. The action filed by Republican...

Where Murphy, Ciattarelli stand on issues in NJ gov race

Oct. 23, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters have already begun casting mail-in ballots and on Saturday began heading to the polls for early in-person voting for the first time ever. The governor's race is at the top of the ballot, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy seeking...

Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

Oct. 23, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first...

Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops

Oct. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis. The world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics will be celebrating a shared outlook on church teaching and vital social issues even as Biden faces unwavering opposition from many U.S. Catholic...