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West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

In wake of Supreme Court ruling, Biden administration tells doctors to provide emergency abortions

Jul. 02, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration told emergency room doctors they must perform emergency abortions when necessary to save a pregnant woman’s health, following last week's Supreme Court ruling that failed to settle a legal dispute over whether state abortion bans override a federal law...

Faced with the opportunity to hit Trump on abortion rights, Biden falters

Jun. 28, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden had plenty of opportunity during the presidential debate to lay out a clear vision regarding abortion rights in the face of growing restrictions and worsening medical care for women since the fall of Roe v. Wade, something his campaign sees as a major...

Tennessee law changes starting July 1 touch on abortion, the death penalty and school safety

Jun. 28, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After Tennessee lawmakers spent months debating a slew of new laws during their legislative session, many of those statutes will go into effect Monday — ranging from abortion travel restrictions for minors, allowing the death penalty for child rape convictions and many...

The Supreme Court allows emergency abortions in Idaho for now in a limited ruling

Jun. 27, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for Idaho hospitals to provide emergency abortions, for now, in a procedural order that left key questions unanswered and could mean the issue ends up before the conservative-majority court again soon. The order was...

The Supreme Court allows emergency abortions in Idaho for now in a reversal foreshadowed by a prematurely posted opinion

Jun. 27, 2024 10:44 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court allows emergency abortions in Idaho for now in a reversal foreshadowed by a prematurely posted opinion.

Justices seem set to allow emergency abortions in Idaho for now, a prematurely posted opinion says

Jun. 26, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears poised to allow emergency abortions in Idaho when a pregnant patient’s health is at serious risk, according to a copy of the opinion briefly posted on the court's website Wednesday and obtained by Bloomberg News. The document suggests...

Judge won't block North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children

Jun. 06, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota law banning gender-affirming care for children will continue to be enforced pending a court challenge, but any kids whose treatments began before the law took effect in April 2023 can keep getting the care, according to a judge’s ruling released Wednesday. ...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Idaho's state primary and Democratic presidential caucus

May. 17, 2024 09:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Idaho voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide primaries for the U.S. House and the state legislature, one contest will be noticeably absent from the ballot: the race for the White House. That’s because state lawmakers scrapped the presidential primary last year,...