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FILE - In this March 1, 1934 file photo, Margaret Sanger, who founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, speaks before a Senate committee to advocate for federal birth-control legislation in Washington. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is removing Sanger's name from a Manhattan clinic because of the birth control pioneer's ties to the eugenics movement, the organization announced Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

Sanger's name to be dropped from NYC clinic over eugenics

Jul. 21, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will remove the name of pioneering birth control advocate Margaret Sanger from its Manhattan health clinic because of her “harmful connections to the eugenics movement,” the group announced on Tuesday. Sanger, one of the founders of...

FILE - In this June, 26, 2019 file photo, Barbara Listing, president of Right to Life of Michigan, speaks during a news conference, in Lansing, Mich. Abortion opponents said Tuesday, July 21, 2020, they're dropping a petition drive to prohibit a second-trimester procedure in Michigan after state election officials said the campaign didn't produce enough valid signatures. Right to Life of Michigan said it won't contest the conclusion when the Board of State Canvassers meets Friday. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan abortion foes drop petition drive to ban method

Jul. 21, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Abortion opponents said Tuesday they're dropping a petition drive to prohibit a second-trimester procedure in Michigan after state election officials said the campaign didn't produce enough valid signatures. Right to Life of Michigan said it won't contest the conclusion when the...

Tennessee governor signs, court blocks 6-week abortion ban

Jul. 13, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, and a federal judge quickly blocked the measure. U.S. District Judge William Campbell in Nashville opted to wait for the bill to become law to rule on whether to block the bans included in...

President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on Venezuela at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Judge tosses Trump rule on billing for abortion coverage

Jul. 10, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law. The decision by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake affects women covered under the...

Judge strikes down Indiana abortion complications report law

Jul. 9, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law that aimed to require reports from medical providers to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions. U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling Wednesday that the law was unconstitutional came two years after...

File-This June 18, 2020, file photo shows Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updating the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Des Moines, Iowa. Reynolds on Monday, June 29, 2020, signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Pool, File)

Iowa governor signs abortion law amid court challenge

Jul. 2, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds signed the measure into law just after lawyers representing Planned...

Judge halts Iowa's new 24-hour waiting period for abortion

Jun. 30, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

An Iowa judge issued an injunction halting the state’s latest abortion restriction, a 24-hour waiting period, on Tuesday, a day before the measure was set to become law. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill Monday, but the order issued by state court Judge Mitchell Turner prevents it from becoming...

Missouri high court says state must pay Planned Parenthood

Jun. 30, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that lawmakers violated the state constitution when they tried to end all government funding of Planned Parenthood. The 6-1 ruling scraps a provision in a state budget law forbidding Medicaid reimbursements to any Planned Parenthood clinic,...

Missouri governor will not appeal ruling for abortion clinic

Jun. 29, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will not contest the license issued to the state’s only abortion clinic following a yearlong legal battle over whether the Planned Parenthood center could stay open. The administration said its decision to issue an operating license last week to...

Idaho domestic terrorist released early from federal prison

Jun. 26, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho man imprisoned for more than two decades for bombing a Planned Parenthood clinic and robbing a bank in Spokane Valley in 1996 walked free from federal custody this week. Brian Ratigan, 61, of Sandpoint, Idaho, received credit for 23 years served in federal custody Wednesday,...