Latest Abortion News

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Feb. 29, 2024 18:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally taking minors into Kansas to obtain abortions without parental consent, basing the allegation on a video from a conservative group that has promoted false claims on other issues. ...

Montana judge declares 3 laws restricting abortion unconstitutional, including a 20-week limit

Feb. 29, 2024 17:58 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three Montana laws restricting abortion access are unconstitutional, including a ban on abortions beyond 20 weeks of gestation, a state judge said in granting a motion for summary judgment filed by Planned Parenthood of Montana. The 20-week ban and the two...

Texas prosecutor is fined for allowing murder charges against a woman who self-managed an abortion

Feb. 29, 2024 17:10 PM EST

A Texas prosecutor has been disciplined for allowing murder charges to be filed against a woman who self-managed an abortion in a case that sparked national outrage. Starr County District Attorney Gocha Ramirez agreed to pay a $1,250 fine and have his license held in a probated...

South Dakota Republican lawmakers want clarity for the state's abortion laws. They propose a video

Feb. 29, 2024 16:37 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday approved the creation of a video to outline the state’s abortion laws and to clarify when health care providers are legally allowed to intervene. The bill passed by the state Senate in a 31-3 vote...

Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

Feb. 28, 2024 18:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican lawmakers are once again trying to block federal health care dollars from going to the state's Planned Parenthood clinics, this time weeks after the Missouri Supreme Court thwarted a previous attempt to end that funding. The...

French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

Feb. 28, 2024 15:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United States. Wednesday’s...

About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

Feb. 28, 2024 09:23 AM EST

The number of abortions performed each month is about the same as before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion more than a year and a half ago, a new report finds. The latest edition of the #WeCount report conducted for the Society of...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Feb. 28, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. February 26, 2024. Editorial: South Dakota Bill Seeks To Undercut Voters Again There’s a memorable line from the graphic novel (and movie) “V for Vendetta” that declares, “The people should not fear their governments; the...

West Virginia Senate OKs bill requiring schools to show anti-abortion group fetal development video

Feb. 27, 2024 15:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-majority Senate greenlit a bill on Tuesday that would make a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion group required viewing in public schools. Live Action’s “Baby Olivia” video, which West Virginia lawmakers...

Bill filed in Kentucky House would ease near-total abortion ban by adding rape and incest exceptions

Feb. 26, 2024 21:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation aimed at easing Kentucky's near-total abortion ban by creating limited exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest was introduced Monday in the GOP-dominated House, as lawmakers wrangle with an issue at the forefront of last year's campaign for governor....