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Gary Abernathy: Changing abortion law won’t change hearts

As President Donald Trump zeroes in on his nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, abortion has returned to the forefront of a national debate, and to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail.


Judge temporarily blocks abortion reporting rule in Indiana

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new Indiana law’s requirement that medical providers report detailed patient information to the state if they treat women for complications arising from …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.


High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen’s abortion

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Official tally shows big win for abortion rights in Ireland

Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on abortions and asked the country’s parliament to enact laws that reflect the popular will and make abortions legal in the country for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Early exit polls show strong support to lift Ireland ban on abortion

Ireland’s referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country’s strict abortion ban. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the stage …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Nation’s most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

Abortion-rights groups said Tuesday that they had filed a lawsuit challenging the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, an Iowa provision that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Midwife denies performing abortion

Dr. Mary Swartz, a midwife, took the stand in her second-degree murder trial and denied performing an “illegal operation” (abortion) and causing the death of Fay Hamilton, 17.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Differing account in midwife’s murder trial

The first day of testimony in the second degree murder trial of Dr. Mary Swartz, midwife, offered starkly different versions of the events which caused the death of Fay Hamilton, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in U.S.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:56 a.m.

GOP congressional candidate clarifies abortion claim

Republican Russ Fulcher, who is currently running for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District, has clarified his campaign claim that he’s passed more “pro-life” legislation than anyone in Idaho’s history.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Top GOP candidates talk penalties, prosecution for abortion

Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist once promised to sign legislation allowing for the prosecution of women who have had abortions, while challenger Lt. Gov. Brad Little offered tepid support …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Idaho GOP candidate supports threat of death penalty to stop abortions

A Republican lieutenant governor candidate on Tuesday softened his stance that women who get an abortion should be punished if it is ever criminalized in Idaho, a day after saying …


Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion

A federal court in Washington told the Trump administration Friday that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs abortion insurance bill

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that requires Washington insurers offering maternity care to also cover elective abortions and contraception.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Idaho governor signs ‘abortion reversal’ bill into law

Idaho will become the latest state to require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups who say there …


Quick challenge for Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban

The nation’s most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi’s governor.


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation’s toughest

Mississippi’s governor signed a law Monday banning most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestations, the tightest restrictions in the nation.


Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care

Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, says a broad examination of the nation’s abortion …


Bill toughening abortion reporting heads to governor’s desk

A proposal that would increase reporting requirements for abortion providers is headed to the Idaho governor’s desk for his consideration.


Marc A. Thiessen: Babies with Down syndrome have a right to life

When Karen Gaffney’s mother found out she would be born with Down syndrome, the doctor said Karen probably would not be able to tie her own shoes. Instead, as Karen …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Money’s not the problem as lawmakers tackle spending bill

Money’s not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that’s making its way through Capitol Hill.


Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women’s health

New Jersey’s new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women’s health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the issue.


Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling ‘abortion is murder’

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled “abortion is murder” at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint …


Iowa Senate panel gives preliminary OK to heartbeat bill

A Republican-led legislative panel has approved a bill that would ban most abortions in Iowa once a fetal heartbeat is detected.