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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in St. Louis. Missouri's only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided Friday, May 29, 2020, that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of Planned Parenthood's St. Louis facility. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ruling means Missouri's last abortion clinic stays open

May. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided Friday that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of the Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis. Missouri Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa...

Ruling means Missouri's last abortion clinic stays open

May. 29, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided Friday that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of the Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis. Missouri Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa...

Judge: Law blocking sex education funding unconstitutional

May. 8, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has ruled that a state law blocking Planned Parenthood from receiving federal money for sex education programs is unconstitutional. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Fifth Judicial District Judge Paul Scott ruled Wednesday in the case. Scott wrote that the law...

FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin state Sen. Thomas Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, speaks at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy pits Tiffany, a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump against Tricia Zunker, a school board president seeking to become the first Native American elected to Congress from the state (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Trump-backed lawmaker faces school board head for Congress

May. 3, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy pits a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump against a school board president seeking to become the first Native American elected to Congress from the state. The 7th...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks during a media conference on the coronavirus at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed legislation Friday, April 24, 2020, that would have given the state's anti-abortion attorney general new authority to regulate abortion clinics. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoes abortion legislation

Apr. 24, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed legislation Friday that would have given the state's anti-abortion attorney general new authority to regulate abortion clinics. The measure cleared the GOP-dominated legislature in the waning hours of this year's legislative session. As a result,...

Federal judge: Oklahoma abortion ban can't be enforced

Apr. 21, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's attempt to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic cannot be enforced, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Charles Goodwin issued a preliminary injunction late Monday after abortion providers sued Stitt over the ban. The injunction replaces...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Kentucky then Attorney General-Elect Daniel Cameron addresses community members at the dedication of a Recovery Community Center in Manchester, Ky. The anti-abortion attorney general is embracing the opportunity to regulate abortion clinics. State lawmakers gave Cameron that new power before ending this year's legislative session, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, but he might not get to wield that authority. The bill goes next to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Abortion opponents send bill to Kentucky governor

Apr. 16, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky moved this week to give the state's anti-abortion attorney general authority to regulate abortion clinics, but they may have acted too late if the state's new Democratic governor objects. The legislature passed the bill late Wednesday, on the last day...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, abortion rights demonstrators including Jaylene Solache, of Dallas, Texas, right, rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. In some states, the 2020 COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has fueled attempts to ban abortions. Where the procedure remains available, some abortion providers report increased demand, often from women distraught over economic stress and health concerns linked to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Abortion clinics: Pandemic boosts demand, heightens stress

Apr. 13, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has fueled attempts to ban abortions in some states, but providers where the procedure remains available report increased demand, often from women distraught over economic stress and health concerns linked to the pandemic. “The calls we’ve been getting...

This Feb. 25, 2020 shows Preterm executive director Chrisse France in the procedure room, in Cleveland. Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday, April 6, allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in the crosshairs of governors’ orders suspending non-essential elective surgeries due to the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Judge blocks ban on some Texas abortions during outbreak

Apr. 9, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that Texas abortion clinics may continue to perform abortions in some cases, either those using medication or those involving patients for whom delays would pose an essential ban. The ruling came in a 16-page opinion filed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lee...

This Feb. 25, 2020 shows Preterm executive director Chrisse France in the procedure room, in Cleveland. Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday, April 6, allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in the crosshairs of governors’ orders suspending non-essential elective surgeries due to the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Texas abortion clinics try again to undo ban during outbreak

Apr. 8, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion clinics in Texas are again trying to reopen for some women during the coronavirus pandemic after a federal appeals court allowed an executive order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to stand. Planned Parenthood and other clinics Wednesday asked for a narrower ruling that would...