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Trump wades deeper into abortion politics as midterms loom

May. 22, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been an unlikely sweetheart for conservative and evangelical voters. Now, in the lead-up to the midterm elections, the thrice-married former Democrat who used to describe himself as "very pro-choice" is offering catnip to conservative voters with a new...

Judge: Planned Parenthood shooter remains incompetent

May. 21, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge says a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent. Robert Dear was not present in court on Monday for the routine hearing reviewing his mental health status. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that...

Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

May. 18, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the stage for new legal battles. The Health and Human Services Department...

Trump to deny funds to clinics that discuss abortion

May. 18, 2018 4:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior White...

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

May. 17, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will be announcing its proposal Friday, a senior...

Judge sets hearing on request to block Indiana abortion law

May. 17, 2018 5:30 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has set a June hearing on Planned Parenthood's bid to block a new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young will...

Iowa abortion suit won't have easy path to US Supreme Court

May. 16, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of the nation's strictest abortion law are hoping a lawsuit filed against the Iowa measure will bring the issue back before the U.S. Supreme Court, but constitutional experts say that's unlikely because of a legal maneuver by abortion-rights groups. The Iowa affiliates of...

Appeals court refuses to toss Planned Parenthood video suit

May. 16, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that a group says show employees of the organization illegally selling parts of aborted fetuses. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that allowed...

Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

May. 15, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit challenging the nation's most restrictive abortion law was filed Tuesday in Iowa, a state that for years was largely left out of Republican efforts to overturn abortion protections and where the Democratic attorney general has refused to defend the law. If allowed to take...

Groups expected to announce suit against Iowa abortion law

May. 14, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two organizations are expected to announce a lawsuit challenging a new Iowa law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Iowa affiliates for Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday they'll make a joint announcement Tuesday afternoon....