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Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

May. 24, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry. The Republican governor announced his signing of the bill in Baton Rouge a day after it...

Kansas clinic temporarily halts abortions after leadership shakeup

May. 24, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

A Kansas women's health clinic that has often served as an epicenter of conflict over abortion rights has temporarily stopped offering the procedure, exasperating a strain on services in one of the few states in the region still allowing abortions. The move this week at the Trust...

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

May. 23, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s law is meant to give Arizonans an option to receive legal abortions from their doctor over the...

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom

May. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

May. 23, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. Supporters of...

A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican lawmakers in states across the U.S. have been rejecting Democrats' efforts to protect or expand access to birth control, an issue Democrats are promoting as a major issue in this year's elections along with abortion and other reproductive rights concerns. ...

Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

May. 22, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' health department has appointed an outspoken anti-abortion OB-GYN to a committee that reviews pregnancy-related deaths as doctors have been warning that the state’s restrictive abortion ban puts women’s lives at risk. Dr. Ingrid Skop was among the...

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...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 22, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 17 The Washington Post on Trump's promises of tax cuts and deregulation Even after all the alarming antics former president Donald Trump has engaged in over the past decade, it was...

Georgia Justice Andrew Pinson beats challenger as 2 Republicans head to runoff in open US House seat

May. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state Supreme Court incumbent has won an election that was unusually heated by the standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, while voters in the state also advanced a former Donald Trump aide and a former state Senate majority leader to a GOP runoff for an...