abortion

Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:35 pm
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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AP News
November 20, 2019 - 8:31 pm
Pennsylvania's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto on Gov. Tom Wolf's desk. Read more here.
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Tony Romeo
November 19, 2019 - 9:39 am
A Pennsylvania House majority is giving approval to a proposal to require the burial or cremation of fetal remains that end up in possession of a health care facility. Read more here.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state, in Montgomery, Ala.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 12:33 pm
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part of wave of abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional.
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Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signing legislation, in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
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AP News
October 01, 2019 - 4:23 pm
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states.
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August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa on  May 21, 2019.
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 10:02 am
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures. Read more here.
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In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo, Kristine Baker smiles after being sworn in as a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock.
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July 24, 2019 - 10:21 am
By Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close. U.S...
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In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo.
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July 16, 2019 - 8:03 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical...
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Joe Ledford/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool, File
June 26, 2019 - 12:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty. Attorneys for five of the 10 men on death row in Kansas argue that the abortion decision means the state's courts...
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In this June 4, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis.
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June 21, 2019 - 12:23 pm
By Jim Salter, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision...
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