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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Austrian doctor sues U.S. for seizing patients’ abortion drugs, takes case to Idaho court

An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by seizing their prescriptions.


As clinics close, more women go out of state for abortions

Hevan Lunsford, of Atlanta Georgia, is one of thousands of women in the U.S. who have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever …


Planned Parenthood asks judge to pause Missouri abortion law

Critics of a new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy are asking a judge to block the law from taking effect this week.


Trump administration delays ban on abortion referrals at family planning centers

The Trump administration has backtracked on an announcement five days earlier that had required federal funded family planning centers to immediately stop referring women for abortions, giving the clinics two …


Trump officials weigh delay of abortion curbs

Trump administration weighs delay in enforcing its ban on abortion referrals by family-planning clinics


Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

Trump administration says its new regulation barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals will take effect immediately.


Order: Abortions can continue at Missouri’s lone clinic

A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding …


Missouri rejects license renewal for lone abortion clinic

Missouri’s only abortion clinic lost its license to perform the procedure, though it remains open at least temporarily under a judge’s order. The state health department notified the Planned Parenthood …


Maine making public, private insurers cover abortions

A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine with Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ signature Thursday.


Kathleen Parker: Terminate abortion, please

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. I’d love to hear a plan for making abortion irrelevant.


Spokane fetal tissue researcher: Trump ban not crafted carefully

The Trump administration ended fetal tissue research for government scientists on Wednesday. This move doesn’t have anything to do with reducing abortions, but only serves to punish those who research …


Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr.: I gave $26 million to Alabama. Here’s why they gave it back.

I expected that speaking out on Alabama’s recent abortion restrictions would have consequences, but I never could have imagined the response from the University of Alabama, which on Friday said …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

University of Alabama rejects $26M gift after abortion flap

The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist who recently called on students to boycott the school over the …


Paul Waldman: Abortion is set to be a huge issue in 2020

There are no more dog-whistles. Abortion is front and center, and will be one of the key issues in the 2020 election.


Lack of abortion access troubles Guam’s 1st female governor

The first female governor of Guam says she’s concerned that a lack of abortion access in the U.S. territory means women will be forced to seek illegal or dangerous alternatives


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect

The network behind “The Walking Dead,” a show that’s become synonymous with Georgia, says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

The Trump administration is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists who say it has led to life-saving medical advances and …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Judge’s order means Missouri clinic can keep doing abortions

A judge issued an order Friday ensuring Missouri’s only abortion clinic can continue providing abortions, acting just hours before the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility’s license was set to expire.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Judge considering Missouri abortion clinic license case

A St. Louis judge is deciding whether to grant an order that would allow Missouri’s only abortion clinic to keep its license to perform abortions past Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia’s recently passed abortion law, Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and “rethink our entire investment” in the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Supreme Court signals more openness to state abortion rules

The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains, a sign that the more conservative …


Abortion debate highlights divide in Democrat-led states

A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups …


Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to ‘hiring a hitman’

Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to …


Patricia Murphy: The politics of abortion surge to forefront of 2020 debate

In newly battleground states like Georgia, where the votes of suburban women are seen as critical to statewide contests, alarmed women say they won’t let the changes to abortion law …


Federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once fetal heartbeat detected

A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Friday issued an order …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:33 p.m.

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, 10:11 p.m.

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, 2:59 p.m.

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.