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Marc A. Thiessen: Why was a well-deserved award rescinded from Mike Pompeo?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


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.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

How Trump’s State of the Union is connected to Spokane and Inland Northwest

President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for …


Spokane Bishop Thomas Daly calls on local Catholic politicians to examine abortion positions before worshiping

The bishop’s writing is drawn from Catholic canonical law, but local lawmakers said Monday they found the statement divisive as several states across the country re-examine their laws governing abortion …


Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa’s restrictive “fetal heartbeat” abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.


Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that “weakens the protection …


Sue Lani Madsen: Beyond abortion

In the case of post-abortion stress syndrome (PASS), politics has superseded medicine.


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown on abortion, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood

A vacancy on the closely divided U.S. Supreme Court has renewed talks about the long-standing court decision that ensured the availability of abortion in the United States. The congresswoman and …


How Washington state made its abortion laws Trump-proof

In 1991, activists rallied behind a law protecting abortion access in Washington. Their goal? To limit the reach of attacks on Roe v. Wade in an abortion-hostile political climate marked …


With scant record, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh elusive on abortion

Twice in the past year, Brett Kavanaugh offered glimpses of his position on abortion that strongly suggest he would vote to support restrictions if confirmed to the Supreme Court.


Gary Abernathy: Changing abortion law won’t change hearts

As President Donald Trump zeroes in on his nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, abortion has returned to the forefront of a national debate, and to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail.


Judge temporarily blocks abortion reporting rule in Indiana

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new Indiana law’s requirement that medical providers report detailed patient information to the state if they treat women for complications arising from …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.


High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen’s abortion

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

Official tally shows big win for abortion rights in Ireland

Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on abortions and asked the country’s parliament to enact laws that reflect the popular will and make abortions legal in the country for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

Early exit polls show strong support to lift Ireland ban on abortion

Ireland’s referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country’s strict abortion ban. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers.