Stories tagged: abortion
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 …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Proposal to repeal abortion laws headed to Idaho House
A proposal to reverse two anti-abortion laws in Idaho is headed to the House floor.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Group introduces bill covering abortion laws in Idaho
A prominent anti-abortion group in Idaho has introduced legislation reversing two abortion laws at the center of a legal battle.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning after Trump pulled funding
Nations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Bill telling women abortion can be halted introduced
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation requiring the state to distribute information telling women that a drug-induced abortion may be halted halfway through, despite physicians warning there’s not enough …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus
Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Kellyanne Conway: Feminism associated with being ‘anti-male’ and ‘pro-abortion’
Kellyanne Conway, the first woman to run a successful U.S. presidential campaign, said Thursday that she doesn’t consider herself a feminist “in a classic sense” because the term is associated …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Oregon AG girding to protect abortion rights
On the heels of Washington state’s successful pushback of President Donald Trump’s immigration order, Oregon is readying for a court battle if the federal government tries to curtail abortion rights, …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies
The so-called abortion pill – now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices – should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
North Carolina Republican files bill to establish life at conception
A North Carolina lawmaker filed a bill in the North Carolina House that would establish life at the moment of conception.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Proposals to split Washington, end capital punishment fail to survive critical deadline
Proposals to end the death penalty, split the state are among those that fell by the wayside Friday because of a legislative deadline.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood
The House has voted to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Texas tries new anti-abortion strategy after high court loss
The long, bitter battle over Texas’ new efforts to further restrict abortion has begun in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Oklahoma lawmaker wants father’s permission for abortions
A Republican lawmaker who defended his description of pregnant women as “hosts” has won approval for his bill that would require women seeking an abortion to first receive written consent …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around nation
Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Donald Trump staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Pennsylvania Senate OKs 20-week abortion ban; veto awaits
After an emotionally charged and graphic debate, the state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would make Pennsylvania the latest state to ban abortions at 20 weeks and restrict how the …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Planned Parenthood: ‘We’re not dead yet’
It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015. Karl Eastlund, the chief executive …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Inslee affirms support for Planned Parenthood during clinic visit
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday criticized congressional Republicans’ efforts to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding, calling the effort “ideologically driven, misguided and callously indifferent.”
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Walk for Life draws hundreds to Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane
Hundreds of people gathered in Riverfront Park Saturday to show their support for the pro-life movement in the annual Walk for Life Northwest.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Anti-abortion voters helped Trump win; now they want victory at Supreme Court
They helped Donald Trump win in battleground states and now, just days before he’s expected to name his pick for the Supreme Court, tens of thousands of anti-abortion marchers will …