Latest Abortion controversy News

Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections

Aug. 17, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot. ...

DeSantis sued by Florida prosecutor he removed over abortion

Aug. 17, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An elected Florida prosecutor who was removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis because of his positions on abortion and transgender rights filed suit Wednesday to get his job back, saying the Republican leader violated his First Amendment rights. DeSantis...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 17, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Impact of abortion ban demands review When Indiana punches above its weight class or fixes government missteps, it’s usually because the state’s most influential corporate citizens have helped lead the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Republicans are supposedly good with money. Why waste it on Kansas abortion recounts? After anti-abortion activist Melissa Leavitt called for a recount of the recent statewide vote to keep abortion rights protections in...

Kansas abortion vote: Why recount with such a large margin?

Aug. 16, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Tuesday began a partial hand recount of this month’s decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights, a move forced by two Republican activists even though the margin was so large that the recount won’t change the outcome. Nine of the state’s...

Court: Parentless girl, 16, not 'mature' enough for abortion

Aug. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling that a parentless 16-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle was not “sufficiently mature" to end her pregnancy while seeking a waiver from a state law that requires minors to get parental consent for an abortion. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Missourians will vote on recreational marijuana soon. Will politicians overrule them? Last week, Missourians learned a constitutional amendment that would legalize the use of recreational marijuana for anyone over 21 will...

Abortion ban goes to S. Carolina House floor for big fight

Aug. 16, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A near total abortion ban in South Carolina that does not include exceptions for pregnancies' caused by rape or incest was sent to the state House floor Tuesday but not without hints and warnings that the lack of exceptions could cause a big legislative fight in a few weeks....

Abortion foes tap credit cards to get partial Kansas recount

Aug. 15, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to do a partial hand recount that won't change the outcome of this month's decisive vote in favor of abortion rights after abortion opponents charged almost $120,000 to credit cards Monday to cover the cost. The Kansas secretary of state's office...

Judge: Legislature can intervene a little in abortion case

Aug. 15, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says the Idaho Legislature can intervene in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit targeting Idaho’s total abortion ban, but only to present evidence about emergency abortions performed in Medicaid-funded emergency rooms. In the written...