- Challenge to 2012 Georgia 20-week abortion ban revived Updated: May-25-16 11:51 pm
ATLANTA - A 2012 Georgia law banning abortions after 20 weeks quietly took effect nearly six months ago with no fanfare or resistance - until lawyers for three obstetricians who had challenged the measure realized what had happened.
- Planned Parenthood will seek abortion license for new clinic Updated: May-25-16 6:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana legislation aimed at discouraging Planned Parenthood from offering abortions at its New Orleans clinic won't stop it from seeking a license to provide the procedure, the organization's national leader said Wednesday.
- South Carolina Governor signs 20-week abortion ban Updated: May-25-16 5:03 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.
- Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers Updated: May-24-16 9:16 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- Judge blocks Ohio from stripping Planned Parenthood funding Updated: May-23-16 4:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio must continue to provide certain funding to Planned Parenthood while a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization is being challenged, a federal judge ruled Monday.
- Ducey OKs abortion law repeals and bill targeting providers Updated: May-17-16 8:33 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday that repeals a pair of laws targeting abortion that state attorneys said appeared to be indefensible in court but signed another bill that opponents say is designed to make it easier to cut off abortion providers from Medicaid funding.
- New Kansas laws deal with pot penalties, abortion, tanning Updated: May-13-16 8:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is lessening some of its penalties for marijuana possession, specifically prohibiting nurse midwives from performing abortions and strengthening its gun rights laws.
- New York diocese sues to rescind insurer abortion mandate Updated: May-13-16 2:25 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has sued state insurance regulators over requirements that workplace health plans cover employee abortions.
- The Latest: Regulators reviewing diocese's lawsuit Updated: May-13-16 2:24 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on a lawsuit by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany against New York insurance regulators (all times local):
- Federal judge rules in favor of Missouri Planned Parenthood Updated: May-12-16 12:59 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of a Columbia, Missouri, Planned Parenthood clinic after the state last year tried to revoke its abortion license, a move the judge found likely was due in part to "political pressure."
- Abortion rate steady in poor nations, plunging in rich ones Updated: May-11-16 6:35 pm
LONDON - The rate of abortions in the developed world has dropped to an all-time low while remaining steady in poorer regions, where nearly 90 percent of the abortions worldwide occur, researchers say in a new study published Wednesday in the journal Lancet.
- When Zika hits, a push for birth control and abortion? Updated: May-11-16 11:56 am
NEW YORK - There's little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects - and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
- Utah's first-in-nation fetal pain law perplexes doctors Updated: May-10-16 5:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it's unnecessary and impossible to comply with.
- New laws include anesthesia requirement for some abortions Updated: May-09-16 5:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A first-in-the-country requirement that women receive anesthesia before abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is one of about 350 new Utah laws that take effect Tuesday.
- Analysis: La. budget problems show up in abortion debate Updated: May-08-16 6:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As they try to beat back new restrictions in Louisiana, abortion rights supporters have keyed into a sensitive issue for lawmakers, the state's ongoing financial problems.
- New Jersey could see over-the-counter contraception Updated: May-07-16 12:33 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Legislation that would permit pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives, like the pill and vaginal rings, advanced in the state Senate this week and similar legislation is pending in the Assembly.
- Jury: Anti-abortion activist's letter to doctor not a threat Updated: May-06-16 9:36 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Jurors sided with a Kansas anti-abortion activist on Friday by ruling that she didn't intentionally seek to intimidate a doctor by sending a letter that suggested someone might place an explosive under the Wichita physician's car.
- The Latest: Civil trial starts for anti-abortion activist Updated: May-03-16 1:13 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Latest on the civil trial of an anti-abortion activist accused of threatening a Kansas doctor (all times local):
- Doctor files complaint, says support for abortion silenced Updated: May-02-16 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A physician who performs abortions at a Washington hospital filed a federal civil rights complaint Monday alleging that she's been unfairly barred from speaking publicly about her view that abortion is an essential procedure for women's health.
- Want Viagra? SC bill requiring 24-hour wait on House floor Updated: Apr-27-16 12:30 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A lawmaker's symbolic proposal to make it almost as hard to get Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs in South Carolina as it is to get an abortion has made it to the floor of the Republican and male-dominated House.
- Activists pack license hearing for Ohio abortion clinic Updated: Apr-27-16 2:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anti-abortion activists packed a hearing to determine the fate of an Ohio abortion clinic's license on Tuesday as the facility's operators argued they are meeting emergency requirements laid out in a 2013 law that has contributed to clinic closures around the state.
- Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion procedure Updated: Apr-26-16 6:21 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure advanced in the Alabama legislature on Tuesday.
- Georgia governor OKs state funds for anti-abortion centers Updated: Apr-26-16 1:57 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia can give state money to "pregnancy resource centers" that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging them from getting abortions, under legislation signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.