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New version of Idaho 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban advances

Apr. 20, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel on Tuesday advanced a measure that would outlaw nearly all abortions in conservative Idaho by banning them once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The legislation makes providing an abortion to a woman whose embryo has detectible...

Oklahoma Senate sends 3 anti-abortion bills to governor

Apr. 20, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate voted Tuesday in favor of three anti-abortion bills, including ones that would criminalize the procedure in certain cases and cost providers their medical licenses for performing them, sending the measures to the governor for his expected approval. ...

Abortion ban for genetic issues revived with minor changes

Apr. 19, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature on Monday amended a sweeping anti-abortion bill to satisfy concerns of a lone GOP senator who voted against the measure earlier this month and blocked it from advancing. The move clears the way for the...

Tennessee House: Fetal remains must be buried or cremated

Apr. 19, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Medical providers in Tennessee would be required to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions under legislation advanced by the GOP-controlled House on Monday. The proposal has sparked criticism among reproductive rights advocates,...

Kansas fight shows how election 'reforms' may favor one side

Apr. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Charley Crabtree was looking to help voters in nursing homes get absentee ballots delivered on time last year, so he picked up about 75 from at least 10 locations in his hometown of Lawrence. Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature want to make what he did a crime...

Democratic pro-abortion rights PAC hopes to oust Gov. Baker

Apr. 14, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A national political action committee dedicated to helping elect Democratic woman who support abortion rights say they are targeting a series of Republican governors, including Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. The group, EMILY’s List, faulted Baker for...

Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

Apr. 14, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for women trying to get birth control. ...

Indiana lawmakers send abortion 'reversal' bill to governor

Apr. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a scientifically dubious option that the bill's proponents claim could halt an abortion midway through the process. The...

Wisconsin high court: Governor can't limit business capacity

Apr. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers' administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature's approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the...

Biden begins reversal of Trump abortion referral ban that caused Planned Parenthood to leave family planning program

Apr. 14, 2021 08:48 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden begins reversal of Trump abortion referral ban that caused Planned Parenthood to leave family planning program.