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State appeals decision to block Montana's new abortion laws

Oct. 20, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Attorney General is appealing in the state Supreme Court against a decision by a district court judge to block several laws restricting abortion access while a legal challenge is underway. Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen filed...

Big Virginia abortion test: Can it energize Democratic base?

Oct. 19, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — When Planned Parenthood canvassers stopped by Megan Ortiz's house, the 32-year-old therapist was getting ready to head out and too distracted to talk for long. But after they left, she thought better of it. She jumped in her minivan and drove the...

DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law

Oct. 15, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in another attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. The move comes as the Texas clinics are running out of avenues to stop the...

New rules on Missouri abortion regulations kick in

Oct. 13, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Planned Parenthood leaders condemned new regulations on Missouri abortion providers that took effect Wednesday. Yamelsie Rodríguez, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, told reporters that...

GOP stalls pick who'd be government's highest-ranking Muslim

Oct. 13, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of a Pakistani-born businessman who would be the highest-ranking Muslim in the U.S. government is in jeopardy because Senate Republicans have repeatedly blocked his confirmation. The stalemate has led to Democratic charges of anti-Muslim bias and galvanized...

Justice Department again presses to halt Texas abortion law

Oct. 12, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration is again urging the courts to step in and suspend a new Texas law that has banned most abortions since early September, as clinics hundreds of miles away remain busy with Texas patients making long journeys to get care. The...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Oct. 12, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion already is dominating the Supreme Court’s new term, months before the justices will decide whether to reverse decisions reaching back nearly 50 years. Not only is there Mississippi's call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but the court also soon will be asked again to...

Justice Department again presses to halt Texas abortion law

Oct. 12, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration urged the courts again Monday night to step in and suspend a new Texas law that has banned most abortions since early September, as clinics hundreds of miles away remain busy with Texas patients making long journeys to get care. ...

Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

Oct. 11, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively calendared the South Carolina case for oral...

Judge blocks new Montana abortion laws amid legal challenge

Oct. 07, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked three laws restricting abortion access in Montana while a legal challenge is underway. Yellowstone District Court Judge Michael Moses issued a preliminary injunction Thursday that temporarily stops the laws from going into...