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Judge won't block North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children

Jun. 06, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota law banning gender-affirming care for children will continue to be enforced pending a court challenge, but any kids whose treatments began before the law took effect in April 2023 can keep getting the care, according to a judge’s ruling released Wednesday. ...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Idaho's state primary and Democratic presidential caucus

May. 17, 2024 09:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Idaho voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide primaries for the U.S. House and the state legislature, one contest will be noticeably absent from the ballot: the race for the White House. That’s because state lawmakers scrapped the presidential primary last year,...

Key moments in the Supreme Court's latest abortion case that could change how women get care

Apr. 24, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court heard its first test on Wednesday of state abortion bans that have been enacted since the court upended the Roe v. Wade constitutional right to abortion. While the current case involves an Idaho abortion ban, the court’s ruling could have implications...

When can doctors provide emergency abortions in states with strict bans? Supreme Court to weigh in

Apr. 23, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years after overturning the constitutional right to abortion, the Supreme Court will consider Wednesday how far state bans can extend to women in medical emergencies. The justices are weighing a case from Idaho, where a strict abortion ban went into...

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Apr. 19, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman miscarried in the lobby restroom of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to check her in. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina,...

Voter ID took hold in the North Carolina primary. But challenges remain for the fall election

Apr. 17, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly everyone who voted in person in last month's North Carolina's primary showed a qualifying photo identification, a top election official told legislators Wednesday. But it's unknown how many didn't bother trying to vote in person or by mail because they lacked an ID,...

Things to know as courts and legislatures act on transgender kids’ rights

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

Three court rulings across the U.S. this week delved into laws restricting the rights of transgender kids, including the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has gotten involved in a ban on gender-affirming care. Most Republican-controlled states have now banned gender-affirming health...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, reversing lower courts

Apr. 15, 2024 17:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, reversing lower courts.

Using public funds or facilities for gender-affirming care banned by GOP-led Idaho Legislature

Mar. 22, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The GOP-led Idaho Legislature has passed a bill that would ban the use of any public funds for gender-affirming care, including for state employees using work health insurance and for adults covered by Medicaid. The Senate overwhelmingly approved the measure...