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Abortion rights supporters report having enough signatures to qualify for Montana ballot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An initiative to ask voters if they want to protect the right to a pre-viability abortion in Montana's constitution has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot, supporters said Friday. County election officials have verified 74,186 voter signatures,...

South Dakota anti-abortion group appeals ruling that dismissed its lawsuit over ballot initiative

Jul. 19, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An anti-abortion group in South Dakota has appealed to the state's Supreme Court after a judge dismissed its lawsuit to take an abortion rights initiative off the November ballot. In a statement, Life Defense Fund Co-Chair Leslee Unruh said the group has asked...

Montana seeks to revive signature restrictions for ballot petitions, including on abortion rights

Jul. 18, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday for an emergency order to block a ruling that allowed signatures from inactive voters to count on petitions for several proposed November ballot initiatives, including one to protect abortion rights. A...

Kansas won't force providers to ask patients why they want abortions while a lawsuit proceeds

Jul. 18, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas isn't enforcing a new law requiring abortion providers to ask patients why they want to terminate their pregnancies, as a legal challenge against that rule and other older requirements makes its way through the courts. Attorneys for the state and for...

Dominican activists protest against a new criminal code that would maintain a total abortion ban

Jul. 18, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

Activists in the Dominican Republic protested on Wednesday against a bill for a new criminal code that would keep in place the country’s total abortion ban. The Dominican Senate gave initial approval to the bill in late June and lawmakers are expected to give it final approval in...

Biden and Trump offer worlds-apart contrasts on issues in 2024's rare contest between two presidents

Jul. 16, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump are two presidents with unfinished business and an itch to get it done. Their track records and plans on abortion, immigration, taxes, wars abroad — you name it — leave no doubt that the man voters choose in November will seek to...

Montana judge: Signatures of inactive voters count for initiatives, including 1 to protect abortion

Jul. 16, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge said Tuesday that the Secretary of State’s Office erred in changing the rules governing whose signatures should count on petitions for three constitutional initiatives — including one to protect abortion rights — after officials tried to omit the...

Arkansas is sued for rejecting petitions on an abortion-rights ballot measure

Jul. 16, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is being sued for rejecting petitions in favor of a proposed ballot measure to scale back the state's abortion ban, with supporters asking the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to order officials to start counting more than 100,000 signatures from people who back...

Supporters of a proposal to scale back Arkansas abortion ban sue state for rejecting ballot measure petitions

Jul. 16, 2024 14:26 PM EDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of a proposal to scale back Arkansas abortion ban sue state for rejecting ballot measure petitions.

Protesters rally peacefully at GOP convention for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza

Jul. 15, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators converged Monday on downtown Milwaukee to protest around the Republican National Convention, following through on their long-standing plans to rally outside the site despite the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. The...