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Planned Parenthood asks judge to pause Missouri abortion law

Critics of a new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy are asking a judge to block the law from taking effect this week.

Patricia Murphy: The politics of abortion surge to forefront of 2020 debate

In newly battleground states like Georgia, where the votes of suburban women are seen as critical to statewide contests, alarmed women say they won’t let the changes to abortion law …

Even opponents can try to cash in on a hero bill

When a “hero” bill becomes a “villain” bill.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

The Trump administration is setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in …

Ramesh Ponnuru: Democrats leave no room for abortion foes

Bernie Sanders he has been willing to support Democrats who are not in lockstep with abortion-rights advocates, and some of those advocates have been fuming as a result.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017

Washington Senate panel takes up parent notification for teen abortions

Parental notification for teen abortions called “common sense” by supporter, unwarranted intrusion by opponent at Senate committee hearing.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015

Pullman Planned Parenthood rallies draw hundreds

PULLMAN – Supporters and protesters of Planned Parenthood lined a busy intersection Saturday morning in Pullman, where a health center run by the embattled health care provider was damaged last …

North Dakota governor approves 6-week abortion ban

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation today that that would make North Dakota the nation’s most restrictive state on abortion rights, banning the procedure if a fetal heartbeat …

Bill links maternity, abortion coverage

OLYMPIA – Nearly all medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity care would be required to cover abortions under a bill supporters described as a minor adjustment to conform …