Stories tagged: abortion
Tue., March 20, 2018, 9 a.m.
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’s governor signed a law Monday banning most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestations, the tightest restrictions in the nation.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4 p.m.
A proposal that would increase reporting requirements for abortion providers is headed to the Idaho governor’s desk for his consideration.
Sat., March 10, 2018
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 really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that’s making its way through Capitol Hill.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
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.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
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.
The Senate has rejected legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Senate considers requiring coverage of abortions for plans that offer maternity care.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Paying for abortions, Dec. 19, 1975
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
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.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
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 …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
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.
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 …