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ND governor vetoes penalizing state colleges over abortions

May. 11, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has partially vetoed a bill aimed at penalizing the state’s 11 colleges and universities for funneling federal grant money to individuals or organizations that promote or perform abortions. The Republican governor...

Texas Republicans pushing abortion ban after 6 weeks

May. 05, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas would ban abortions after as early six weeks — before many women know they are pregnant — and allow private citizens to enforce the rule through civil lawsuits against doctors and others under a measure given preliminary approval by the GOP-dominated state...

Lubbock votes to ban abortion, setting up likely legal fight

May. 02, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Lubbock voters have approved a measure aimed at outlawing abortion in the West Texas city, a move likely to prompt legal action from opponents who call it an unconstitutional ban on the procedure. Residents voted Saturday to declare Lubbock a...

NY attorney general settles suit vs. anti-abortion activists

Apr. 30, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Friday announced a settlement with two anti-abortion demonstrators she had accused of harassing activity outside a Manhattan clinic, saying they had agreed to a buffer zone around the clinic's entrances and faced a $5,000 fine...

University officials urge bill veto at expense of lost funds

Apr. 30, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Board of Higher Education and the university system chancellor want Gov. Doug Burgum to veto a bill that would prevent a school from funneling grant money to a person or organization that promotes or performs abortions. ...

Bill passed to stop NDSU ties with Planned Parenthood

Apr. 26, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Republican-led North Dakota Legislature has passed legislation aimed at preventing North Dakota State University from funneling federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education in the state. The bill easily passed the Republican-led...

Parson hopes to pick new Missouri health director quickly

Apr. 22, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he hopes to name a new state health director quickly to rebuild the agency after parting ways with the man who had led it throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The governor's office announced the...

Broad support for NC bill to bar shackling pregnant inmates

Apr. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bipartisan legislative effort to improve the care of pregnant women in North Carolina's prisons and jails will protect the mothers and newborns without diminishing public safety, supporters said Tuesday. Among other protections, the bill would...

Missouri health director who worked for 2 governors resigns

Apr. 20, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health director resigned Tuesday amid the state's coronavirus vaccine rollout, Republican Gov. Mike Parson announced. Parson did not provide an explanation for Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams'...

Arkansas bill OK'd to block Planned Parenthood sex education

Apr. 19, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers sent legislation to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday to prevent Planned Parenthood from providing sex education programs in public schools. The Senate voted 27-5 for the measure prohibiting public schools from entering into any...