Reproductive rights
Six university professors and two teachers’ unions are suing Idaho over a law that they say violates their First Amendment rights by criminalizing teaching about pro-abortion viewpoints.
Abortion providers faced off against attorneys for Utah and Kansas in state courts Tuesday, part of the ongoing fight after last year’s Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v.
A federal appeals court has ruled that people seeking medication abortions on the U.S. Territory of Guam must first meet for an in-person consultation with a doctor.
A federal judge has ruled that it would violate Idaho medical providers’ free speech rights to sanction them for referring patients to out-of-state abortion services, rejecting the state attorney general’s interpretation of Idaho’s abortion ban..
Health care providers in Alabama have filed lawsuits against state Attorney General Steve Marshall over threats to prosecute people who help women arrange abortions outside the state.
Ohio voters will decide this fall whether the right to an abortion should be added to the state constitution.
Maine will soon expand abortion access, joining a half dozen states that leave it to doctors and patients to make the decision without restrictions on timing.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says plans are in progress to appeal a temporary block on the state’s new, restrictive abortion law, previewing a likely emotional court battle that could take months to resolve.
When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the national right to abortion a year ago, it shook efforts to legalize and make abortions safer in Africa.
House Republicans are pushing new restrictions on abortion access and trying to build on the work of activists whose strategy successfully elevated the abortion fight to the Supreme Court.
Three top reproductive rights groups are endorsing President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for reelection in 2024.
In the year since the Supreme Court overturned the national legal right to abortion, President Joe Biden has made little progress toward restoring access.
Abortion-rights groups have filed a motion to dismiss their lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban. But they say the legal fight is far from over.
Jill Biden says the consequences for women of losing the constitutional right to an abortion “go far beyond the right to choose.”
A 44-year-old mother of three has been sentenced to more than two years in an English prison for medically inducing an abortion about eight months into her pregnancy.
Illinois is more protective of abortion access than most any state. But Democrats are looking for ways to bolster its practice and availability.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan companies will be prohibited from firing or otherwise retaliating against workers for receiving an abortion under a bill signed Wednesday by Democratic Gov.
North Carolina’s Democratic governor has vetoed legislation that would have banned nearly all abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
In Montana, a court rebuffed one abortion restriction, but the governor quickly signed others into law. In Maryland, the governor signed protection for access.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Republican-controlled Legislature passed several bills related to abortion access, and Republican Gov.
A Montana judge says a bill to restrict abortions in Montana will become law — at least temporarily — if the governor signs it.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Montana filed a preemptive lawsuit Monday seeking to stop legislation that would ban the abortion method most commonly used in the second trimester, arguing the proposed law is unconstitutional.
Competing rulings by two federal judges over the availability of the abortion pill mifepristone are sowing alarm and confusion — and opening a new front in the battle over abortion in the United States.
A Democratic-backed Milwaukee judge has won the high stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court race, ensuring liberals will take over majority control of the court for the first time in 15 years with the fate of the state’s abortion ban pending.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are preparing to take up several proposals in the coming weeks to expand abortion access, including one by Democratic Gov.
Abortion-rights supporters in Republican-leaning Kentucky thought they had finally achieved a breakthrough when voters in November defeated a measure aimed at denying any constitutional protections for abortion.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a portion of the state’s ban on abortion, ruling women have a right to an abortion not just in a medical emergency.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a law Thursday described by supporters as a tool to protect religious freedom but labeled a “license to discriminate” by LGBTQ rights advocates.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill described by supporters as a tool to protect religious freedom and labeled a “license to discriminate” by LGBTQ rights advocates is headed to the desk of Republican Gov.