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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks during the annual

Political upheaval alters strategies in US abortion debate

Jan. 23, 2021 11:00 AM EST

Anti-abortion leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their highest-profile annual event, the March for Life held every January. The mood is more sober now — a mix of disappointment over Trump’s defeat and hope...

Number of abortions drops in Missouri because of regulations

Jan. 20, 2021 1:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — New restrictions caused a sharp drop in the number of women who had abortions at Missouri's only provider last year but the clinic has not stopped performing the procedure, Planned Parenthood said. Officials with Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region...

Appeals court upholds hold on Arkansas abortion laws

Jan. 5, 2021 8:37 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday kept on hold an Arkansas law banning abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy and another banning the procedure from being performed because the fetus has Down syndrome. The 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's 2019 ruling...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015, file photo, Robert Dear talks to Judge Gilbert Martinez during a court appearance in Colorado Springs, Colo. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, they would not seek the death penalty against Dear, accused of killing three people and injuring nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015. Prosecutors have repeatedly deemed incompetent to stand trial. Dear, however, has insisted he is competent.  (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

US won't seek death penalty in Planned Parenthood case

Dec. 2, 2020 5:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing three people and injuring nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn submitted a one-sentence notice of the decision concerning Robert Dear...