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Stories tagged: Roe v. Wade


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban

A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented.


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: 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: 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 …


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 …


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.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

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, 2:24 p.m.

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, 7:18 p.m.

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, 8:08 p.m.

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: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Kavanaugh calls Roe V. Wade settled, but Dem critics unmoved

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday said he views Roe v. Wade as settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, but the answer did little to mollify …


Susan Collins says she won’t support Supreme Court nominee who demonstrates ‘hostility to Roe v. Wade’

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a key swing vote on President Donald Trump’s next Supreme Court pick, said Sunday that she would not vote for any judge who wanted to end …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

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


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in U.S.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court …


South Carolina abortion ban bill dies in late-night vote

South Carolina’s Senate has effectively killed a ban on almost all abortions in the state, voting early Friday morning to return the bill to committee.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of …


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Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump’s early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision …


Election sullies high court’s independence

Every step closer to accepting ideological litmus tests developed in the heat of political campaigns erodes the foundations of the judicial branch.


Roe v. Wade will be overturned if Trump wins, Pence says

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president.


Supreme Court to decide key abortion law

In a vast region of Texas that is “larger than California,” the Supreme Court was recently told, no doctors or health clinics would be licensed to perform abortions if the …


Analysis: Supreme Court opening to produce a long, sophisticated fight

Republican and Democratic Senate campaigns have already clashed – fiercely – over when and how to confirm a new Supreme Court justice.