Latest Abortion controversy News

Missouri Democrats cut tenet on anti-abortion candidates

Aug. 13, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democrats have voted to ditch a recently added tenet aimed at welcoming anti-abortion candidates. Party members in June had voted to amend the platform to state that the party welcomes "all Missourians who may hold differing positions on (abortion)" and sees diversified...

Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

Aug. 9, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women's groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have legalized the procedure in Pope Francis' home country. There were even expectations that the conservative...

Argentine Senate rejects measure to legalize elective abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks

Aug. 9, 2018 1:48 AM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Senate rejects measure to legalize elective abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks.

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Aug. 8, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Senate debated all day Wednesday over a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. Argentina's lower house of Congress already passed the...

GOP governor candidates doubt state will outlaw abortion

Aug. 8, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The five Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are talking about abortion, albeit reluctantly. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the endorsed candidate in Tuesday's primary, said at a WBSB-TV debate Wednesday that he personally opposes abortion but believes "government should...

Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

Aug. 7, 2018 8:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Be careful what you wish for. That's the history lesson for Republicans eagerly anticipating Brett Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court, which could cement conservative control of the court for a generation. The GOP may ultimately pay a political price. When and how steep? That...

Kansas Democrats try to end losing streak with rural appeal

Aug. 4, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and the pressure to break it has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor's race this year. Democrats nationally are...

Brazil's top court wrestles with abortion at special hearing

Aug. 3, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Supporters and opponents of legalizing abortion testified Friday in front of Brazil's top court, an extraordinary session at a time when strengthening women's movements are pushing against often decades-old laws in South America. The first of two expected hearings at the Supreme...

Minnesota governor candidates spar over Trump in GOP debate

Aug. 3, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Pawlenty and Jeff Johnson spent their first public debate Friday arguing over Pawlenty's two previous terms as Minnesota governor and who insulted President Donald Trump worse in the run-up to the 2016 election. The two candidates laid out few...

With scant record, Supreme Court nominee elusive on abortion

Aug. 3, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

Twice in the past year, Brett Kavanaugh offered glimpses of his position on abortion that strongly suggest he would vote to support restrictions if confirmed to the Supreme Court. One was in a dissent in the case of a 17-year-old migrant seeking to terminate her pregnancy. The other was a speech before a...