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UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


Carliss Chatman: If a fetus is a person, it should get child support, due process and citizenship

Under the laws, people have all sorts of rights and protections. When a state grants full personhood to a fetus, should they not apply equally?


Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France.


Abortion debates prompt rape testimony from female lawmakers

For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums – …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Republican Party working to repeal the 20th century

The Republican Party’s appeal stems largely from an implicit promise: Vote for us and we will repeal the 20th century.


Texas Senate passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

The Texas Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require doctors who perform abortions to provide immediate medical care, including hospitalization, in the rare instance of a live birth during …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban ‘shameful’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones condemned Alabama’s new abortion ban as “extreme” and “irresponsible” Thursday, a day after the state’s Republican governor signed the most restrictive abortion measure in the …


Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Alabama’s governor has signed the most stringent abortion ban in the nation. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measure Wednesday. The law will make performing an abortion at any stage …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Alabama vote moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama’s approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Lawsuit filed to stop Ohio abortion ban after 1st heartbeat

Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sued Wednesday to thwart Ohio’s latest and most restrictive abortion law, an anticipated move that’s part of a national anti-abortion strategy to challenge the landmark …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Alabama governor signs nation’s strictest abortion ban

Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

More ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans advancing in South, Midwest

New abortion bans approved by four states still advancing elsewhere in the South and Midwest


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws. The measure bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can …


Planned Parenthood spokesman: Trump’s religious refusal order an attack on health care rights

President Donald Trump’s new executive order to strengthen health care providers’ religious right to refusal is just another attack on the sexual and reproductive health of women and the LGBT …


Trump defends health workers’ right to object to abortions

Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on moral or religious grounds.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Kansas court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban

Kansas’ highest court ruled for the first time Friday that the state constitution protects abortion rights and blocked a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester method for ending pregnancies.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:29 a.m.

Hundreds attend event outside Spokane’s Planned Parenthood, and the service (or protest) is spreading to other cities

For months, a group called Church at Planned Parenthood has been meeting on the grassy area across from Planned Parenthood. They say these are church services, but Planned Parenthood said …


North Carolina ‘born-alive’ abortion bill wins final passage

North Carolina lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion, a measure critics say …


Cynthia M. Allen: ‘Unplanned’ forces those willing to watch to see the reality of abortion

The men and women sympathetic to the plight posed by crisis pregnancies but who have never truly seen the carnage of abortion are the ones who will be most moved …


South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

In a major reversal, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country’s decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …


Even opponents can try to cash in on a hero bill

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


Marc A. Thiessen: Why was a well-deserved award rescinded from Mike Pompeo?

How bad has Trump derangement syndrome gotten in Washington? Consider this: On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to receive the 2019 Foley American Hostage Freedom Award, in …


GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions

Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don’t try saving the lives of infants …


Spin Control: Recent proposal to ban abortion is a ‘hero’ bill

Bills introduced late in the session are sometimes “hero” bills. And that’s not really a compliment.


GOP state lawmakers approve ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans

Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


Sue Lani: Born-Alive Act exposes Democrats’ vulnerability with young voters

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has exposed the Democrats’ greatest political vulnerability with young voters


Washington state sues over President Trump’s abortion policy

Washington state says it will sue to challenge President Donald Trump’s policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, days after the administration adopted it.


Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

The Supreme Court is stopping Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights.