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Quick challenge for Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban

The nation’s most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi’s governor.


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation’s toughest

Mississippi’s governor signed a law Monday banning most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestations, the tightest restrictions in the nation.


Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care

Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, says a broad examination of the nation’s abortion …


Bill toughening abortion reporting heads to governor’s desk

A proposal that would increase reporting requirements for abortion providers is headed to the Idaho governor’s desk for his consideration.


Marc A. Thiessen: Babies with Down syndrome have a right to life

When Karen Gaffney’s mother found out she would be born with Down syndrome, the doctor said Karen probably would not be able to tie her own shoes. Instead, as Karen …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Money’s not the problem as lawmakers tackle spending bill

Money’s not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that’s making its way through Capitol Hill.


Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women’s health

New Jersey’s new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women’s health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the issue.


Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling ‘abortion is murder’

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled “abortion is murder” at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint …


Iowa Senate panel gives preliminary OK to heartbeat bill

A Republican-led legislative panel has approved a bill that would ban most abortions in Iowa once a fetal heartbeat is detected.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …


Democrats push Reproductive Parity Act through state Senate

Medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity coverage would also have to cover abortions and contraception under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.


Mississippi bill would ban most abortions after 15 weeks

Mississippi could become the first U.S. state to try to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, setting up a possible court challenge.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Senate rejects bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

The Senate has rejected legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Hundreds turn out for anti-abortion march in downtown Spokane

Love – for life, for babies – was the most common motto for the hundreds of pro-life marchers who descended upon downtown Spokane Saturday morning for the annual Walk for …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Trump tells March for Life: ‘We are with you all the way’

President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, “We are with you …


Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures …


Bill would expand women’s reproductive health care

Senate considers requiring coverage of abortions for plans that offer maternity care.


4th immigrant teen in custody says U.S. preventing abortion

A fourth pregnant immigrant teenager in federal custody is telling a judge that the Trump administration is preventing her from having an abortion.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Trump official blocked a teen’s abortion, calling it ‘violence against an innocent life’

The Trump administration official responsible for overseeing undocumented minors in U.S. custody refused to allow a 17-year-old to terminate her pregnancy this month because he said the government office could …


Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Paying for abortions, Dec. 19, 1975


After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to …


Christine M. Flowers: Reawakened by resistance to pro-life bill

The pro-life giant isn’t exactly sleeping, but it got a nice dose of caffeine with both SB 3 and Doug Jones’ election. The movement is not about to let the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 1:55 p.m.

After accusations, Moore’s Senate bid focuses on abortion

Republican Roy Moore, his Senate bid stung by allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago, is seeking to steer the Alabama race to hot-button social issues highlighted by his opposition to …


Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature’s attempts …


100 years ago in Spokane: Deputies search for midwife who ‘performed illegal operation’ that resulted in death of teen

Dr. Mary Swartz, a Spokane “pioneer midwife,” was facing criminal charges for performing “an illegal operation” which resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl. However, Dr. Swartz was nowhere …


Government says teen’s lawyers misled them in abortion case

The Trump administration on Friday accused lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of misleading the administration in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who sought and obtained an …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

ACLU: Teen at center of immigration case has abortion

An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration’s objections had the procedure Wednesday after a U.S. appeals court ruled in her favor, her …


Appeals court in Washington allows detained immigrant teen to seek abortion

A young pregnant immigrant seeking to end her pregnancy is entitled to seek an abortion without delay, according to a ruling Tuesday from a federal appeals court in Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

D.C. court blocks – for now – immigrant teen’s access to abortion

A Washington appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling Friday that the government should be given …