Latest Women's health News

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

Sep. 24, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. ...

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Sep. 24, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion. “It’s about freedom,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in New York this past week. Vice President...

In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion

Sep. 24, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Outside the chambers of the West Virginia Legislature, the marble foyer was packed with young women in T-shirts, ripped jeans, and gym shorts holding signs with uteruses drawn in colored marker. “Bans off our bodies,” the signs said. “Abortion is...

Indiana abortion clinics see patients amid legal changes

Sep. 23, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dr. Jeanne Corwin traveled about two hours on Friday from her hometown of Cincinnati to an Indianapolis abortion clinic, where she saw the clinic's first 12 patients the day after an Indiana judge blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced. It's a trip...

Montana voters to decide on 'born alive' abortion bill

Sep. 22, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A referendum on the Montana ballot in November raises the prospect of criminal charges for health care providers unless they take “all medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life” of an infant born alive, including after an attempted abortion. ...

White House: GOP abortion ban would mean a nationwide crisis

Sep. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said Thursday that a Republican-led proposal to ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks would endanger the health of women and have severe consequences for physicians. “If passed and...

Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After an Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, phones starting ringing across Indiana abortion clinics, which are preparing to resume the procedure a week after the ban had gone into effect. “People are getting the...

Idaho asks judge to rethink temporary block on abortion ban

Sep. 22, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Idaho say a federal judge misinterpreted the law when he blocked part of a strict new abortion ban, and they say another law blocking all abortions after about six weeks' gestation should also remain in effect. In court documents...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 20, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Washington Post on the Kigali Amendment: It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from...

Ad spending shows Dems hinging midterm hopes on abortion

Sep. 20, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pumping an unprecedented amount of money into advertising related to abortion rights, underscoring how central the message is to the party in the final weeks before the November midterm elections. With the most intense period of campaigning only...