Abortion
The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic asks for stay  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Missouri's only abortion clinic is asking a state administrative panel to intervene before its license to perform abortions expires Friday more
Moroccan women press to legalize abortion amid pending bill  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
Two dozen activists have demonstrated in front of Morocco's parliament to press the Muslim kingdom's lawmakers to legalize abortion in some situations more
North Dakota abortion clinic files federal suit over 2 laws  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
North Dakota's sole abortion clinic has filed a federal lawsuit over two state laws it believes violate 1st Amendment rights more
Missouri's only abortion clinic continues fight over license  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Missouri's only abortion clinic has taken a legal fight over its license to a state administrative panel more
North Carolina appeals decision striking down abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 2 days
State officials are appealing a federal judge's decision that struck down North Carolina's ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, except in a medical emergency more
Medical News Today: When do periods start again after an abortion?  MNT · 1 day
Women often experience bleeding right after having an abortion, which may last for 1–2 weeks. However, their first period will usually occur several weeks later and... more
North Carolina abortion ban ruling to be appealed  ABC NEWS · 2 days
State officials are appealing a federal judge's decision that struck down North Carolina's ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, except in a medical emergency more
The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic license fight continues  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic is taking a battle over its license to perform abortions to a state panel more
Missouri judge allows abortions to continue, for now  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Missouri judge says the state's lone abortion clinic can continue performing abortions, at least in the near future more
2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Democratic presidential candidates strongly defend abortion rights during forum in South Carolina more
South Carolina forum pushes abortion into 2020 spotlight  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Dem presidential candidates address Planned Parenthood forum in South Carolina more
The Latest: Missouri defends abortion licensing decision  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The director of Missouri's health department says Planned Parenthood corrected just four out of 30 deficiencies cited at its abortion clinic in St. Louis, prompting the department's action to decline to renew its abortion... more
No charges in Kentucky anti-abortion activist assault case  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A grand jury says they will not indict the Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester outside a Kentucky abortion clinic more
The Latest: Missouri denies clinic's abortion license  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Missouri's health department has declined to renew a license to perform abortions for the state's lone clinic, but the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate can continue to perform the procedure for now more
Appeals court OKs new Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions.  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Appeals court OKs new Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions. more
Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A U.S. appeals court says new Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect. Courts in Washington, Oregon and California had blocked the rules from... more
Anti-abortion ballot drives to start within days in Michigan  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Groups backing two anti-abortion ballot drives in Michigan are poised to begin gathering signatures after clearing procedural steps more
Disputed South Bend, Indiana, abortion clinic to open  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A group says it plans to begin accepting patients at an abortion clinic in the northern Indiana city of South Bend next week more
Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn't political  ABC NEWS · 1 week
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Indiana's attorney general to prevent an abortion clinic from opening in northern Indiana more
Missouri health officials seek answers on abortion clinic  ABC NEWS · 3 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
The Latest: Accrediting group weighs in on Missouri lab  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An organization says a laboratory that works with a Missouri abortion clinic voluntarily dropped its accreditation more
Hyde Amendment, abortion debate haunt 2020 Democrats  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Hyde Amendment and abortion debate haunt 2020 Democrats, Biden most of all more
Missouri abortion clinic's lab reaccredited after review  ABC NEWS · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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
The Latest: Veto of North Carolina 'born alive' upheld  ABC NEWS · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 weeks
In victory for abortion foes, White House ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists more
Trump Administration Restricts Federal Research Involving Human Fetal Tissue  NPR · 3 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
Trump Administration Bars Federal Research Involving Human Fetal Tissue  NPR · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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
What the end of abortions in Missouri means for neighboring states  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 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
Prosecutors push back on enforcing new state abortion laws  ABC NEWS · 4 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
Missouri agency cites concerns at St. Louis abortion clinic  ABC NEWS · 4 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
Indiana fetal remains law could boost costs for abortions  ABC NEWS · 4 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
Top University of Alabama donor tells students to boycott  ABC NEWS · 4 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
Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor's desk  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Louisiana lawmakers have passed a strict new abortion ban prohibiting the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant more
Missouri governor doubles down on abortion license threat  ABC NEWS · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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: ACLU petition aims to stop Missouri abortion law  ABC NEWS · 4 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
The Latest: Planned Parenthood suing to keep clinic open  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Planned Parenthood is suing to try and keep open Missouri's only abortion clinic more
Planned Parenthood: Missouri's last abortion clinic may shut  ABC NEWS · 4 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
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