Latest Abortion News

Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

Apr. 19, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying strict abortion bans that have been blamed for a recent exodus of health...

Nevada Supreme Court rulings hand setbacks to gun-right defenders and anti-abortion activists

Apr. 18, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Supreme Court upheld a state ban on ghost guns Thursday, overturning a lower court's ruling that sided with a gun manufacturer's argument that the 2021 law regulating firearm components with no serial numbers was too broad and unconstitutionally vague. ...

Vice President Harris returning to Wisconsin for third visit this year

Apr. 18, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to return to Wisconsin next week for her third visit to the battleground state this year. President Joe Biden's campaign announced Thursday that Harris plans to campaign in La Crosse on Monday at an event focused on abortion...

Democrats clear path to bring proposed repeal of Arizona’s near-total abortion ban to a vote

Apr. 17, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats in the Arizona Senate cleared a path to bring a proposed repeal of the state’s near-total ban on abortions to a vote after the state’s highest court concluded the law can be enforced and the state House blocked efforts to undo the long-dormant statute. ...

Anti-Trump Republican Larry Hogan navigates dangerous political terrain in pivotal Senate contest

Apr. 17, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Andy DePaola welcomed Larry Hogan to his family's restaurant with a big smile and a handshake. The warning came a few minutes later. DePaola, the 64-year-old namesake of DePaola's Bagel and Brunch here in Maryland’s conservative Eastern Shore, whispered...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 16, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 12, 2024. Editorial: Having won on abortion, Missouri GOP just can’t stop attacking women’s health care Not content with having already imposed the first statewide abortion ban in America in half a century (and one of the most...

Campaign to legalize abortion in Missouri raises nearly $5M in 3 months

Apr. 16, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A campaign to legalize abortion in Missouri on Tuesday announced it raised close to $5 million in the past three months, a fundraising sprint crucial to getting the measure on this year's ballot. Missourians for Constitutional Freedom announced it...

New York's high court hears case on abortion insurance coverage

Apr. 16, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court took up a case Tuesday that seeks to throw out a regulation requiring health insurance policies to cover medically necessary abortions — a lawsuit that could jeopardize a similar state law. The challenge was filed by the Roman...

Indiana limits abortion data for privacy under near-total ban, but some GOP candidates push back

Apr. 16, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana allows so few abortions that health officials stopped releasing individual reports to protect patient privacy — a move some Republicans are now fighting to reverse. The Republicans, including prominent candidates for office this year, want access to...

New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

Apr. 15, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage, stillbirth and lactation — under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, according to finalized federal regulations published Monday. ...