Latest Abortion controversy News

Scramble as last Mississippi abortion clinic shuts its doors

Jul. 06, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only abortion clinic has been buzzing with activity in the chaotic days since the U.S. Supreme Court upended abortion rights nationwide — a case that originated in this conservative Deep South state, with this bright-pink medical facility that is closing its...

States move to protect abortion from prosecutions elsewhere

Jul. 06, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic governors in states where abortion will remain legal are looking for ways to protect any patients who travel there for the procedure — along with the providers who help them — from being prosecuted by their home states. The Democratic...

Louisiana high court leaves abortion bans on hold

Jul. 06, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected the state attorney general’s request to allow immediate enforcement of state laws against most abortions in a 4-to-2 ruling late Wednesday. The majority said only that the court declined to get involved “at this...

Colorado's Polis issues order to protect abortion access

Jul. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis barred state agencies Wednesday from arresting or extraditing anyone seeking or providing reproductive care in Colorado, where the right to abortion was codified in state law this year. Polis issued an executive order that prohibits state agencies...

NC governor signs executive order protecting abortion access

Jul. 06, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order Wednesday shielding out-of-state abortion patients from extradition and prohibiting state agencies under his control from assisting other states’ prosecutions of those who travel for the procedure. ...

Kentucky abortion clinics in court to block new state law

Jul. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky’s two abortion clinics sought an injunction in court Wednesday to block the state's near-total ban on the procedure, one of numerous such efforts across the country following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Chasing reporters will just put them on high alert Nate Monroe, a political columnist at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, has a few things in common with the Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell, and with...

Democrats frustrated by party's response to abortion ruling

Jul. 06, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — As Sen. Michael Bennet sought to encourage a small crowd of fellow Democrats not to give up the fight for abortion rights, Maryah Lauer stepped forward, bullhorn in hand, to exhort him to do more. “Do you support ending the filibuster and expanding...

Large Texas abortion provider will relocate to New Mexico

Jul. 06, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest abortion providers in Texas is planning to move its operations to New Mexico and another provider that offers tele-health services related to abortion and reproductive health care is expanding its footprint in the state. Austin-based...

Vermont governor gives notice of abortion amendment vote

Jul. 06, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott gave formal notice Wednesday that state voters will be casting ballots in November on a measure to amend the state constitution to protect reproductive rights in the state, including abortion. The notice of an upcoming vote to amend...