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In Minnesota, abortion key to Keith Ellison's 2nd term hopes

Sep. 29, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump. Now locked in a tough reelection fight, he's arguing that he's been far less of a partisan warrior than his...

Italians march for abortion rights after Meloni victory

Sep. 28, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians marched through Rome, Milan and other cities Wednesday to protect access to abortion, which many fear will be under threat by a far-right party expected to form the next government after leading in parliamentary elections. Waving banners reading “My body —...

Judge: Indiana can't enforce abortion burial, cremation law

Sep. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has barred Indiana from enforcing a 2016 law's provisions that require abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains, finding that they violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young ruled that the law’s...

Oregon gubernatorial candidates clash over guns, abortion

Sep. 28, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The three women who want to be Oregon's next governor clashed Tuesday over gun control, abortions and other hot-button issues at an in-person debate, just six weeks before election day. Democratic nominee and former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek set the tone...

Kansas race tests which matters more: Economy or abortion?

Sep. 28, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Republicans redrew Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids ' suburban Kansas City, Kansas-area district this year to make a third term harder for her to win, adding rural areas where former President Donald Trump did well and removing urban areas that Davids had carried handily. ...

New California abortion laws set up clash with other states

Sep. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed more than a dozen new abortion laws Tuesday, including some that deliberately clash with restrictions in other states — a sign of the coming conflicts that must be sorted out as lawmakers rush to set their own rules now that Roe v....

Stefanowski defends abortion stance in first governor debate

Sep. 27, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lagging in public opinion polling, especially among women, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski went on the offensive Tuesday, accusing Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont of lying that he would pose a risk to Connecticut's abortion rights law. In...

South Carolina lawmakers won't pass stricter abortion laws

Sep. 27, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Abortion laws in South Carolina almost certainly won't get more restrictive, after Republicans in the General Assembly could not agree on a total ban on the procedure during a special legislative session Tuesday. South Carolina was for decades at the forefront...

Pause on Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion ban extended to Oct. 12

Sep. 27, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge extended a temporary block Tuesday on an Ohio law banning virtually all abortions for an additional 14 days, further pausing a law that had taken effect after federal abortion protections were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in June. The decision...

Abortion-rights group leader lends support to NC candidates

Sep. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of a national political action committee working to elect women who support abortion rights visited North Carolina on Tuesday, joining candidates she says must win this fall to block Republican attempts to enact more restrictions. Democratic Gov. Roy...