Abortion
Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn't political  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, says he's not concerned about losing support among his party's voters because of a strict abortion ban he signed into law more
Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Group protests Guam governor's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory because no doctors on the island are currently willing to terminate pregnancies more
Court rules against Trump on immigrant teen abortion policy  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday against a Trump administration policy it described as a "blanket ban" preventing immigrant teens in government custody from getting abortions more
Gynecologists in Germany fined for abortion advertising  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A German court has fined two gynecologists for violating a ban on advertising abortions, the first such case to be tried since the rules were loosened earlier this year more
Texas city bans abortion, says it's a 'sanctuary' for unborn  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and has declared itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn" more
Maine making public, private insurers cover abortions  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine more
Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed sweeping abortion protections into law that establish women's access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" more
Trump administration rule would undo health care protections for LGBTQ patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new Trump administration proposal would change the civil rights rules dictating whether providers must care for patients who are transgender or have had an abortion.... more
Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Missouri's top election official has rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy more
Republican governor signs bill protecting abortion rights  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Vermont's Republican governor has signed a bill into law that protects a woman's access to abortion services more
Maine expands list of abortion providers  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Maine is making it easier to get an abortion with the governor's signing of a bill to allow medical professionals who are not doctors to perform the procedure more
Judge rejects Indiana AG's bid to block abortion clinic  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Indiana's attorney general to prevent an abortion clinic from opening in northern Indiana more
The Latest: Accrediting group weighs in on Missouri lab  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An organization says a laboratory that works with a Missouri abortion clinic voluntarily dropped its accreditation more
Missouri health officials seek answers on abortion clinic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Missouri health officials say they're still seeking answers from the state's only abortion clinic about why patients were unaware that they remained pregnant after what the officials described as "failed surgical abortions" more
Hyde Amendment, abortion debate haunt 2020 Democrats  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Hyde Amendment and abortion debate haunt 2020 Democrats, Biden most of all more
Missouri abortion clinic's lab reaccredited after review  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Missouri health officials say they're still seeking answers from the state's only abortion clinic about why patients were unaware that they remained pregnant after what the officials described as "failed surgical abortions" more
Joe Biden reverses position on federal dollars for abortions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says he can no longer support a congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions more
Lack of abortion access troubles Guam's 1st female governor  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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 more
Effort to repeal Missouri 8-week abortion ban hits roadblock  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Efforts to repeal Missouri's new eight-week abortion ban with a public vote have hit a roadblock more
North Carolina GOP fails to override 'born alive' bill veto  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
North Carolina Republicans have failed to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors who fail to care for... more
No one is providing abortions in the US territory of Guam  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Women living in the U.S. territory of Guam who want to get an abortion must travel outside the Pacific island because of a lack of providers more
Trump Administration Restricts Federal Research Involving Human Fetal Tissue  NPR · 2 weeks
National Institutes of Health research "that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted," the Department of Health and Human Services says. more
The Latest: Veto of North Carolina 'born alive' upheld  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
North Carolina Republican leaders have failed to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care... more
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of "born-alive" abortion bill upheld in Republican-led legislature  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of "born-alive" abortion bill upheld in Republican-led legislature more
Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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 handing abortion... more
Trump ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
In victory for abortion foes, White House ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists more
Trump Administration Bars Federal Research Involving Human Fetal Tissue  NPR · 2 weeks
At the the National Institutes of Health, "research that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted," the Department of Health and Human Services says. more
White House ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
In victory for abortion foes, White House ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists more
Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
In victory for abortion foes, Trump administration ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists more
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ The state of the abortion debate — a deep dive  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Abortion is one of the hottest political issues of 2019. With a newly configured Supreme Court, which many... more
Louisiana's Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Louisiana's Democratic governor has signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, a move that has provoked anger from members of his own party more
Hundreds protest Louisiana's passage of 'heartbeat' bill  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Hundreds of demonstrators, many wearing bright pink T-Shirts reading "We Stand With Planned Parenthood," filed into the Louisiana State Capitol a day after lawmakers passed a strict new abortion ban that Gov. John Bel... more
Prosecutors push back on enforcing new state abortion laws  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle from prosecutors who refuse to enforce them more
What the end of abortions in Missouri means for neighboring states  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As the last abortion clinic in Missouri warned that it will have to stop providing the procedure as soon as Friday, abortion providers in surrounding states... more
Indiana fetal remains law could boost costs for abortions  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Planned Parenthood officials expect abortions in Indiana will become more costly and face more complicated regulations following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a state law requiring burial or cremation... more
Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor's desk  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Louisiana lawmakers have passed a strict new abortion ban prohibiting the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant more
Top University of Alabama donor tells students to boycott  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A top donor to the University of Alabama says students should boycott enrolling at the school in response to the state's newly approved abortion ban more
Missouri agency cites concerns at St. Louis abortion clinic  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Missouri's health department said Wednesday that the license for the state's only abortion clinic is in jeopardy because of a litany of problems, including "failed surgical abortions" and concerns about... more
Missouri governor doubles down on abortion license threat  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has doubled down on the state's threat not to renew the license of the only abortion clinic in the state more
What closing Missouri’s last abortion clinic will mean for neighboring states  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As the last abortion clinic in Missouri warned that it will have to stop providing the procedure as soon as Friday, abortion providers in surrounding states... more
Illinois may expand abortion rights as other states restrict  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Illinois House adopted protections for abortion on Tuesday as Democrats fire back at steep curbs in other states which conservatives hope will land the issue in a U.S. Supreme... more
Illinois to expand abortion rights as other states restrict  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Illinois House adopted protections for abortion on Tuesday as Democrats fire back at steep curbs in other states which conservatives hope will land the issue in a U.S. Supreme... more
The Latest: Planned Parenthood suing to keep clinic open  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Planned Parenthood is suing to try and keep open Missouri's only abortion clinic more
The Latest: ACLU petition aims to stop Missouri abortion law  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The ACLU of Missouri is seeking a statewide vote on a new law that will ban most abortions starting at eight weeks of pregnancy more
Planned Parenthood: Missouri's last abortion clinic may shut  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Planned Parenthood says Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license more
'Here we go again': Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected more
Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state more
Arguments over rape and incest divide abortion opponents  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Rifts widens in anti-abortion movement over whether state abortion bans should include exception for victims of rape and incest. more
Rallies for and against abortion fire up around the South  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Abortion opponents rally at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory after the governor signed the nation's most stringent abortion ban into law last week more
Abortion opponents savor victory in Alabama rally  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Abortions opponents held a rally at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory as Alabama and other states seek stringent abortion bans more
Cell division requires a balanced level of non-coding RNA for chromosome stability  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Our genetic code is stored in chromosomes that are composed of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). To make sure the genetic code is maintained accurately in... more
Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation that would put doctors in prison if they don't try to save babies "born alive" after an attempted abortion more
Louisiana: Anti-abortion constitutional language nears OK  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Louisiana lawmakers have taken another step in efforts to chip away at abortion rights, nearing final passage of a bill that would ask voters to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it offers no protections for... more
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of anti-abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an... more
The Latest: Abortion debated inside and outside courtroom  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The same day a federal judge heard arguments about a Mississippi abortion law, the state's Republican lieutenant governor pledged to keep fighting abortion if he's elected governor this year more
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge is indicating that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected more
The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other... more
Across US, activists protest new wave of abortion bans  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Abortion rights supporters are holding rallies at the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation to oppose the wave of tough abortion bans being enacted this year... more
The Latest: Judge questions Mississippi 6-week abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is sharply questioning a new state law that bans abortions even earlier more
States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care providers object to services that conflict with their moral or religious... more
Judge: Mississippi 6-week abortion ban 'smacks of defiance'  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year says the state's lawmakers defied his ruling by passing a new law that sets the ban even earlier more
At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Abortion providers say the flurry of recent state laws restricting abortion has emboldened protesters outside their clinics and created uncertainty about their ability to recruit new doctors and in some cases, even... more
Mississippi 6-week abortion ban heads to federal court  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier more
Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a full federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show... more
Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A trial has begun in a lawsuit seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia more
Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life," expects no protest fallout on tourism and... more
US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge preparing to hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy more
Trial set to begin in case targeting Virginia abortion laws  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by women's health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia more
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