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UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it …


Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban

Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state.


Kathleen Parker: Crazy in Colorado?

Driving along Colorado’s scenic byways, one might be distracted these days by a series of billboards promoting safe abortions or, depending upon one’s route, alternatives to abortion, as well as …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Spokane joins nationwide rallies against fetal heartbeat bills

In front of more than 100 people on Tuesday, Cynthia Hamilton, Women’s March and Indivisible organizer, told the story of her abortion.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …