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UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Idaho governor signs bill outlawing abortion if Roe v. Wade is reversed

Legislation making abortion a crime in Idaho if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized it has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little

UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Texas, Ohio orders on surgeries prompt new abortion fight

Orders by the governors of Texas and Ohio to stop all non-essential surgeries in those states have unleashed a new battle over access to abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Supreme Court divided in 1st big abortion case of Trump era

The Supreme Court appeared divided in its first major abortion case of the Trump era, leaving Chief Justice John Roberts as the likely deciding vote.

UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight

The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls every day from anxious pregnant women who ask if abortion is still legal and if the clinic, one …

UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

New Idaho bills on guns, abortion, daylight saving, birth certificates

Legislation introduced Monday would make abortion a crime in Idaho should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide.

College student health plans could cover abortion

College student health plans would be required to cover abortions if they cover maternity services, under a bill passed by a Senate committee this week.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Idaho lawmaker comment seen as threat to Planned Parenthood

A state lawmaker from Kootenai County is facing criticism for comments considered threatening by abortion rights advocates.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

U.S. appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions.

Shawn Vestal: Noisy nights at Planned Parenthood lead to year of conflict between clinic, police

The evangelist came from Texas just for this: to stand in the rain on Indiana Avenue on a Wednesday, preaching a sermon about the walls of Jericho and Roe v. …

Looming Louisiana abortion case in Supreme Court divides region’s lawmakers

Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Activist weekend: Women’s March, plus anti-war and anti-abortion rallies, planned for Saturday in Spokane

For the fourth year in a row, thousands of people are expected to gather in Spokane Saturday for the Women’s March, coinciding with hundreds of rallies around the nation.

Kansas abortion measure’s fate may rest on when vote is set

The fate of a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution could depend more on when it would appear on the ballot than the language being considered by the Republican-controlled …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Anti-abortion activists meet opposition at EWU, Planned Parenthood

Two anti-abortion activists demonstrated at Eastern Washington University on Wednesday afternoon, about two weeks after a similar appearance prompted a counterprotest involving hundreds of students. In the evening, the same …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Christian centers turn to contraception to offer abortion alternatives

When a low-income woman searches for reproductive care, she often goes to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where she’s treated as a patient with an array of medical options. Or she …

Judge rejects moral-objection rule for abortion providers

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new rule, not yet in effect, that allowed health care clinicians to refuse participation in abortions and other services on moral or …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Federal judge blocks Alabama’s strict abortion ban

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket, agreeing to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic.

Michael Gerson: American’s shouldn’t look at all politics through the lens of one issue

Many on the left rationalize using Trump-like tactics against someone like Brett Kavanaugh on the theory that preserving Roe v. Wade justifies any means. But opposing it, or preserving it, …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Austrian doctor sues U.S. for seizing patients’ abortion drugs, takes case to Idaho court

An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by seizing their prescriptions.

As clinics close, more women go out of state for abortions

Hevan Lunsford, of Atlanta Georgia, is one of thousands of women in the U.S. who have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever …

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.

Trump administration delays ban on abortion referrals at family planning centers

The Trump administration has backtracked on an announcement five days earlier that had required federal funded family planning centers to immediately stop referring women for abortions, giving the clinics two …

Trump officials weigh delay of abortion curbs

Trump administration weighs delay in enforcing its ban on abortion referrals by family-planning clinics

Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

Trump administration says its new regulation barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals will take effect immediately.

Order: Abortions can continue at Missouri’s lone clinic

A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding …

Missouri rejects license renewal for lone abortion clinic

Missouri’s only abortion clinic lost its license to perform the procedure, though it remains open at least temporarily under a judge’s order. The state health department notified the Planned Parenthood …

Maine making public, private insurers cover abortions

A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine with Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ signature Thursday.

Kathleen Parker: Terminate abortion, please

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. I’d love to hear a plan for making abortion irrelevant.

Spokane fetal tissue researcher: Trump ban not crafted carefully

The Trump administration ended fetal tissue research for government scientists on Wednesday. This move doesn’t have anything to do with reducing abortions, but only serves to punish those who research …

Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr.: I gave $26 million to Alabama. Here’s why they gave it back.

I expected that speaking out on Alabama’s recent abortion restrictions would have consequences, but I never could have imagined the response from the University of Alabama, which on Friday said …