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UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Judge blocks Ohio abortion law, clinics to remain open

A federal judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law Wednesday that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, allowing clinics to continue to provide the procedure as a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion

Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation’s most stringent abortion ban to the state’s Republican governor. The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted for …


Attorneys ask for temporary stop to new Idaho abortion reporting law

For roughly an hour Monday, attorneys in Boise’s U.S. District Court argued for and against a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information …


Judge agrees to halt fetal heartbeat abortion law in Iowa

An Iowa judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country under an agreement between the state and abortion rights groups.


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.


Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Indiana over new abortion law

The state of Indiana is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky over the abortion law recently signed by Gov. Mike Pence.


Abortion coverage bill drawing debate

OLYMPIA – In 1970, Washington became the first – and remains the only – state in the country to legalize elective abortions by a popular vote. A generation later, and …


Federal judge throws out Idaho abortion laws

BOISE – A federal judge has struck down Idaho’s so-called fetal pain law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled late Wednesday in …