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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. ...

Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he will not call a special legislative session to try to enact a 12-week abortion ban because the measure doesn't have enough votes to break a filibuster. Ricketts — a Republican who has said he wants to ban...

EXPLAINER: How gestational age plays a role in abortion laws

Jul. 14, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The abortion bans taking effect after the nation's highest court overturned Roe v. Wade vary greatly in how they define when a pregnancy can be ended. Some laws prohibit abortion at the point of the “first detectable heartbeat" while others restrict...