Stories tagged: abortion
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
D.C. court blocks – for now – immigrant teen’s access to abortion
A Washington appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling Friday that the government should be given …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen
An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant
A judge has ordered the federal government to allow a pregnant 17-year old immigrant who entered the country illegally to undergo an abortion.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Teen detained after crossing border fights to have abortion
Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Abortion double-cross was beginning of end for congressman
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy had counted on his anti-abortion record as one of many planks to help him get elected to Congress eight times, and it was his perceived personal …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
GOP Rep. Murphy resigning after reports of affair
Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from Congress.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Ryan: GOP Rep. Murphy resigning after reports of affair
Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that he would not run for a ninth term, amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
GOP pushes late-term abortion ban toward House passage
Most late-term abortions would be outlawed under legislation Republicans pushed toward House passage Tuesday, a bill that won’t reach an eager President Donald Trump because it faces certain defeat in …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Kentucky governor to appeal judge’s ruling on abortion law
Kentucky’s Republican governor will appeal a ruling striking down a state law requiring pregnant women seeking an abortion to first have an ultrasound.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Ireland to hold referendum on lifting abortion ban in 2018
Ireland’s prime minister says the country will hold a referendum on lifting its constitutional ban on abortion in May or June.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Federal judge permanently blocks Indiana abortion limits
A federal judge permanently struck down provisions of an Indiana law passed last year that would have banned abortions sought due to fetal genetic abnormalities and required that aborted fetuses …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?
An Ohio bill, if it were to become law, would ban abortions in cases where a pregnant woman has had a positive test result or prenatal diagnosis indicating Down syndrome.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Abortion takes center stage
While welfare, health care and education were hotly debated Friday night, abortion discussions took center stage at the Nuart Theater in Moscow among CrossPolitic Live hosts and Idaho Republican governor …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Group: Order could lead to threats against health workers
An executive order signed last month by South Carolina’s governor creating a public list of doctors and medical practices affiliated with abortion providers is “an invitation for intimidation, threats, and …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Chile court rules in favor of abortion in some cases
Chile’s Constitutional Court on Monday upheld a measure that would end the country’s absolute ban on abortions.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion
A 10-year-old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Both sides seek to drop Alaska abortion lawsuit
JUNEAU, Alaska – Abortion-rights advocates and the state of Alaska have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit after the state medical board adopted new regulations for abortions after the …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion
Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a …
Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Oregon House passes abortion-funding bill
The Oregon House has advanced a $10 million reproductive health care bill that would require all insurance companies across the state to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Gorsuch joins Thomas as Supreme Court’s new conservative anchor
Justice Neil Gorsuch didn’t wait long to assert his place on the far right of the Supreme Court.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion
Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill
The plan that is undergoing rewrites in the U.S. Senate would prevent Planned Parenthood from accepting federal reimbursement for services unless they stopped providing abortions.
Sat., May 20, 2017
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.