Stories tagged: abortion
Sat., May 20, 2017, midnight
Calbreath: Whitworth decision reflects its values
The decision by Whitworth University to dissociate itself from Planned Parenthood was one that was squarely in keeping with the values of the institution.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics after funding cut
Planned Parenthood on Thursday announced it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa, after the new Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding this year.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban
BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes. In 2015, Planned Parenthood of the Great …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Alaska lawmaker censured over abortion comment
The Alaska House voted Wednesday to censure a Republican member over comments he made suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a “free trip …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban
A federal judge has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Montana governor vetoes bills on abortion, concealed weapons
Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a proposal that would bar doctors from performing late-term abortions and another that sought to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol and other …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Abortion foes cheer series of advances, as opponents protest
From the U.S. Capitol and the White House to far-flung battlegrounds in Arizona, Iowa and elsewhere, it’s been a dramatic fortnight in the debate over access to abortion and birth …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Assistant principal on leave after argument with teen abortion protesters
An assistant principal in Pennsylvania was put on administrative leave after a heated argument last month with two teenage abortion protesters that was caught on video.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Abortion, guns, state plane among bills vetoed by Montana governor
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed bills to restrict abortions and the governor’s use of the state airplane, along with another that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Planned Parenthood will be defunded for one year under GOP health bill
In passing their health-care bill, Republicans have also taken a first step toward dramatically slashing federal dollars for Planned Parenthood clinics. The women’s health provider stands to lose roughly 30 …
Wed., April 26, 2017, midnight
Ramesh Ponnuru: Democrats leave no room for abortion foes
Bernie Sanders he has been willing to support Democrats who are not in lockstep with abortion-rights advocates, and some of those advocates have been fuming as a result.
Sun., April 23, 2017, midnight
Sarah Lawrence: Defunding scheme jeopardizes health of red-state women
Without the services these clinics provide, the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections will surge. Abortions and preventable deaths will increase.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Measure seeking to define personhood dies in Senate
Montana voters won’t have to decide whether to define what a person is in the state constitution.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money
President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Neil Gorsuch sworn in as 113th Supreme Court justice
Colorado appeals court judge Neil M. Gorsuch took his oaths to be the Supreme Court’s 113th justice Monday, first in a private ceremony at the court and later at a …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump’s nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Montana House advances bill against aborting viable fetuses
An anti-abortion bill that would require doctors to do all they can to save potentially viable fetuses is a step closer to Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk, after the Montana House …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
U.S. cites abortion provision in cutting off U.N. agency funding
The Trump administration is cutting off U.S. funding to the United Nations agency for reproductive health under an abortion-related provision in a law that Democratic and Republican administrations have used …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Democrats claim votes to block Gorsuch; GOP will override them
Democrats claimed the votes they needed Monday to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, but the victory was only fleeting, setting up a historic showdown with Republicans who intend …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Democratic Supreme Court opposition grows; filibuster looking more likely
Senate Democratic opposition to Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee swelled Friday as Democrats neared the numbers needed to block Judge Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Pence casts tie-breaking vote to let states withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood
Senate Republicans needed Vice President Mike Pence to dash to the Capitol twice on Thursday to cast tie-breaking votes to pass legislation that will make it easier for states to …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Montana House advances ballot measure defining ‘person’
The Montana House voted along party lines to advance a measure seeking to let voters to define a “person” as a fertilized egg at the moment of conception.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Felony charges for two who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood
California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Oregon Democrats say abortion bill still on table
Democratic lawmakers in Salem say last week’s failure of the GOP health care overhaul hasn’t changed their plans to protect women’s access to abortions under their insurance plans.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Anti-abortion lawmaker wants voters to define ‘person’
A Montana lawmaker wants voters to change the state constitution to declare that human life begins at conception.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Montana bill seeks abortion ban on ‘pain-capable’ fetuses
The Montana Senate on Friday advanced a proposal seeking to extend protections to so-called “pain-capable” fetuses.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Tomi Lahren’s nightly show pulled for a week after her abortion comments
Amid a conservative backlash over Tomi Lahren’s explanation on why she is “pro-choice,” the conservative commentator’s show has reportedly been pulled off air for the week, the Blaze confirmed. Lahren, …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Spokane GOP leaders stick with Tomi Lahren as featured speaker amid pro-choice comments
Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren set off a social media storm when she referred to pro-life conservatives as hypocrites on the show “The View” on Friday. She’s set to headline …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Critics say a Texas bill lets anti-abortion doctors lie to pregnant women
The sponsors of the “wrongful birth” bill say such prenatal tests, which may lead women to choose abortion, can be used in lawsuits against doctors who see fetal defects and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Idaho House reluctantly votes to repeal invalidated anti-abortion laws
Legislation to repeal two Idaho laws forbidding abortion-inducing drugs from being prescribed via telemedicine – after a court found the 2015 laws unconstitutional – passed the Idaho House Wednesday on …