Latest Abortion controversy News

More out-of-state women coming to Illinois for abortions

Jan. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — As neighboring states enact increasingly stringent abortion laws, Illinois has seen a significant rise in the number of women who have come to the state for abortions. According to the most recent Illinois Department of Public Health data available, nearly 9,700...

Georgia bill would ban abortion pills by mail, require exams

Jan. 25, 2022 14:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia have introduced a bill that bans the delivery of abortion pills by mail. It would require anyone who wants to use abortion pills to visit a doctor in advance and then return to pick up the pills. The lawmakers also want to require women to...

Abortion opponents eye priorities as high court ruling looms

Jan. 25, 2022 05:58 AM EST

In the nearly two months since a conservative majority of justices on the Supreme Court indicated openness to dramatic new restrictions on abortion, money has poured into the political fundraising arm of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. The organization secured $20...

With new AG, Virginia takes new position on abortion case

Jan. 22, 2022 18:55 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s new attorney general has altered the state’s position on a closely watched abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court, with his office now saying it should be left to individual states to decide on restrictions. When Democrat Mark Herring was...

Group of SC senators set to discuss total abortion ban

Jan. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of state senators are getting ready to hear from the public on a bill that would ban all abortions in South Carolina if the U.S. Supreme Court allows it. The proposal would define that life begins at fertilization and any doctor who performs an...

With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions

Jan. 22, 2022 09:42 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It didn't take long for abortion to re-emerge as a flashpoint in state legislatures. Less than a month into the 2022 legislative sessions, battles over the future of abortion already are setting up around the U.S. Republican lawmakers are proposing new...

Anti-abortion protesters optimistic at March for Life in DC

Jan. 22, 2022 08:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual anti-abortion rally in the nation’s capital sounded more like a victory celebration as speakers expressed a growing sense of optimism that their long-sought goal, a sweeping rollback of abortion rights in America, was finally in reach. Thousands of...

Logistics center will help abortion seekers get to Illinois

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

With abortion access increasingly restricted across much of the South and Midwest, two Illinois clinics near St. Louis announced Friday that they set up a logistics center to help abortion seekers get to their clinics and help them pay for it. The announcement came on the eve of the...

Indiana lawmakers waiting on Supreme Court abortion decision

Jan. 21, 2022 16:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are holding off on pursuing major anti-abortion action as they await a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could roll back abortion rights across the country. Republican legislators say they don’t want to take up new Indiana restrictions until...

Death sentences upheld in case dubbed 'the Wichita massacre'

Jan. 21, 2022 16:51 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the death sentences Friday of two brothers who were sentenced in 2002 for four killings known as “the Wichita massacre.” Jonathan and Reginald Carr argued that a ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access...