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US judge blocks part of Ohio ban on abortion procedure

Apr. 19, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge blocked part of an Ohio law late Thursday that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases, adding to a list of restrictions on the procedure that are or soon could be in legal limbo. Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati...

Activist behind anti-abortion heartbeat bill not at signing

Apr. 16, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the nation's fiercest advocates for banning abortions at the first detectable heartbeat was missing when Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into Ohio law. Legislative leaders, bill sponsors, pastors, pregnancy center operators and members of Ohio Right to Life —...

Ohio governor signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat

Apr. 12, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a long-sought victory for abortion opponents that drew an immediate constitutional challenge. In signing the...

Correction: Abortion-Ohio story

Apr. 11, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story April 10 about an Ohio bill that would ban abortions after the first detectable heartbeat, The Associated Press erroneously reported one of the states that passed similar legislation. It was North Dakota, not North Carolina. A corrected version of the story is below: Bill...

The Latest: Ohio heartbeat abortion ban heads to governor

Apr. 10, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio bill to ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A bill banning abortions in Ohio once a fetal heartbeat is detected is headed to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said he plans to sign it. Opponents vow to sue. The...

Trump's return to west Michigan comes amid Democratic gains

Mar. 28, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The 50 or so party faithful gathered at a western Michigan GOP headquarters prayed for President Donald Trump's re-election and hummed with excitement about his upcoming visit — a meeting-turned-pep rally for the effort they'll mount on his behalf in 2020. "Are we ready?"...

DeVos defends plan to eliminate Special Olympics funding

Mar. 27, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization. DeVos became a target on social media after Democrats slammed her plan to...

The Latest: DeVos defends cutting Special Olympics funding

Mar. 27, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Education Department funding for the Special Olympics (all times local): ___ 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending her proposal to eliminate funding to the Special Olympics. DeVos said Wednesday that she "loves" the Special Olympics' work but argues "the...

Mueller findings flip Trump debate in 2020 campaign

Mar. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the special counsel's findings in the Russia probe upended the 2020 presidential campaign, all but settling the question of whether President Donald Trump could be knocked from the race by a new revelation in the report and turning the debate over the investigation on its...

Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mar. 21, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions after the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, around roughly the sixth week of a pregnancy. The ban is set to take effect on July 1, but abortion-rights advocates have already...