Stories tagged: abortion
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 …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
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 …
Tue., March 20, 2018, 9 a.m.
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.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4 p.m.
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.
Sat., March 10, 2018
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.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions
Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Democrats push Reproductive Parity Act through state Senate
Medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity coverage would also have to cover abortions and contraception under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Mississippi bill would ban most abortions after 15 weeks
Mississippi could become the first U.S. state to try to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, setting up a possible court challenge.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Senate rejects bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks
The Senate has rejected legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Hundreds turn out for anti-abortion march in downtown Spokane
Love – for life, for babies – was the most common motto for the hundreds of pro-life marchers who descended upon downtown Spokane Saturday morning for the annual Walk for …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.
Trump tells March for Life: ‘We are with you all the way’
President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, “We are with you …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement
He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion
Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Bill would expand women’s reproductive health care
Senate considers requiring coverage of abortions for plans that offer maternity care.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
4th immigrant teen in custody says U.S. preventing abortion
A fourth pregnant immigrant teenager in federal custody is telling a judge that the Trump administration is preventing her from having an abortion.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Trump official blocked a teen’s abortion, calling it ‘violence against an innocent life’
The Trump administration official responsible for overseeing undocumented minors in U.S. custody refused to allow a 17-year-old to terminate her pregnancy this month because he said the government office could …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Paying for abortions, Dec. 19, 1975
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races
Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Christine M. Flowers: Reawakened by resistance to pro-life bill
The pro-life giant isn’t exactly sleeping, but it got a nice dose of caffeine with both SB 3 and Doug Jones’ election. The movement is not about to let the …