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Republican DA asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide abortion lawsuit without lower court ruling

Feb. 20, 2024 18:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican prosecutor asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide whether a 174-year-old state law bans abortion in the state without waiting for a ruling from a lower appellate court. The U.S. Supreme Court's 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade,...

Republican Eric Hovde seeks to unseat Democrat Baldwin in Wisconsin race for US Senate

Feb. 20, 2024 18:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican businessman and real estate mogul Eric Hovde launched his bid for the U.S. Senate against Wisconsin Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Tuesday, calling for bipartisan solutions to bolster the middle class and to tackle immigration and national security. ...

Abortion rights could complicate Republican Larry Hogan's Senate bid in deep blue Maryland

Feb. 19, 2024 06:18 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republicans hoping to pick up an open U.S. Senate seat in deep blue Maryland have the most competitive candidate they've fielded for decades. But former Gov. Larry Hogan will need more than GOP support to overcome sustained outrage about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to...

State governments looking to protect health-related data as it's used in abortion battle

Feb. 17, 2024 00:25 AM EST

Some state governments and federal regulators were already moving to keep individuals' reproductive health information private when a U.S. senator’s report last week offered a new jolt, describing how cellphone location data was used to send millions of anti-abortion ads to people who visited...

Abortion rights opponents and supporters seize on report that Trump privately pushes 16-week ban

Feb. 16, 2024 16:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A major anti-abortion group is praising a published report that Donald Trump has privately told people he supports a national ban on abortion after 16 weeks of pregnancy, though his campaign denied the report and said the former president plans to “negotiate a deal” on...

Four-term New Hampshire governor delivers his final state-of-the-state speech

Feb. 15, 2024 16:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu delivered his final state-of-the-state address Thursday, urging lawmakers to continue on the path of fiscal prudence and limited government that he said has made New Hampshire “a beacon of success.” “Continued success is not...

New Hampshire Senate rejects enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution

Feb. 15, 2024 15:57 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Another attempt to enshrine abortion rights in the New Hampshire Constitution failed Thursday, this time in the Senate. State law prohibits abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy except when the mother’s health or life is in danger or there is a fatal fetal...

Iowa's abortion providers now have some guidance for the paused 6-week ban, if it is upheld

Feb. 15, 2024 11:29 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s medical board on Thursday approved some guidance abortion providers would need to follow if the state’s ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy is upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court. The restrictive abortion law is currently on hold...

Nebraska Republican gives top priority to bill allowing abortions in cases of fatal fetal anomalies

Feb. 14, 2024 19:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who tanked an effort last year by his fellow Republicans to pass a near-total abortion ban has given top priority this year to a bill that would allow abortions beyond the state's 12-week ban in cases of fatal fetal anomalies. The bill by...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 14, 2024 07:17 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 8, 2024. Editorial: Let Florida voters decide abortion rights question The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether a proposed constitutional amendment that would protect reproductive freedom should make it...