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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. ...

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...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 15, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

WVa governor: Voters shouldn't decide abortion access issue

Aug. 15, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the...

Judge refuses to immediately block Georgia abortion ban

Aug. 15, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A state judge refused Monday to immediately stop enforcement of Georgia's restrictive abortion law, which took effect last month and bans most abortions once fetal cardiac activity is present. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled he did not have...

Clergy, social workers fear fallout from Okla. abortion laws

Aug. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strict anti-abortion laws that took effect in Oklahoma this year led to the quick shuttering of every abortion facility in the state, but left questions for those who work directly with women who may seek their advice or help getting an abortion out of state. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 15, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Unaffiliated and unheard Separately and unequally. That’s how the state of North Carolina is treating its biggest bloc of voters, and it needs to end. There are more voters who are...