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South Dakota enlists Trump attorney in abortion lawsuit

Sep. 15, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has enlisted one of former President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys to help in its attempt to lift a decade-old injunction that nullified part of a state law requiring women to consult with a crisis pregnancy center before having an abortion, the...

Council votes against extending Planned Parenthood contract

Sep. 15, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Executive Council decided Wednesday against extending contracts for three family planning services that provide abortions, denying them funding they have counted on for years for cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and other...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 14, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 11, 2021. Editorial: Texas and Missouri schemes to monetize right-wing extremism must not stand The Justice Department’s lawsuit last week against the state of Texas over its extreme new anti-abortion-rights law...

EXPLAINER: Biden administration takes on Texas abortion law

Sep. 10, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution” and asking a judge to quickly declare the law invalid. The case filed Thursday by the Department of Justice is...

EXPLAINER: Texas law gives limited window for abortions

Sep. 09, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott, in defending Texas' near-ban on abortions, says women and girls who are raped won't be forced to give birth because the new law "provides at least six weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion.” But that's not how pregnancy...

South Carolina abortion law challenge backed by 20 states

Sep. 09, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

Twenty Democratic attorneys general have voiced their support for a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's new abortion law, arguing that the restrictive measure could harm their states by taxing resources if women cross borders to seek care. “The effects of the law are...

Appeals court restores several Indiana abortion restrictions

Sep. 09, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s ban on telemedicine consultations between doctors and women seeking abortions and several other abortion restrictions are back in force after a federal appeals court set aside a judge’s ruling that they were unconstitutional. The 7th...

Montana asks court not to block new laws targeting abortion

Sep. 08, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Republican attorney general is asking the court not to block the enforcement of several new abortion laws, after Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit last month claiming the law would unconstitutionally restrict access to the procedure in the state. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 08, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. September 2, 2021. Editorial: Florida should brace for a Texas-style attack on women’s reproductive rights ‘The misogyny rippling through this law is staggering.’ At midnight Sept. 1, the constitutional...

Mexico's Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime

Sep. 07, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act. The decision will...