- Bill would make men confirm marriage for ED medication Updated: Feb-12-16 7:21 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky state lawmaker has filed a bill that would require men have at least two office visits and swear on a Bible they are married before a doctor could prescribe them erectile dysfunction medication.
- State senator introduces bill to ban late-term abortion Updated: Feb-12-16 4:43 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A North Pole senator introduced a bill Friday that would require Alaska doctors to determine whether a fetus could survive outside of the womb before performing abortions.
- Assembly OKs bill cutting Planned Parenthood reimbursement Updated: Feb-11-16 11:14 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans moved within a step Thursday of cutting millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood, pushing a bill that would limit Medicaid reimbursements for certain family planning clinics through the state Assembly and on to Gov. Scott Walker.
- Panel advances bill to require ultrasounds before abortions Updated: Feb-11-16 5:13 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Abortion opponents increasingly on the offensive in Kentucky's statehouse advanced legislation Thursday that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant women.
- Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method Updated: Feb-11-16 2:50 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.
- 2 Texas researchers under fire for Planned Parenthood study Updated: Feb-10-16 9:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
- Judge: new order against enforcing Louisiana abortion law Updated: Feb-10-16 7:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing a law that he says would keep most women from getting abortions.
- Florida court hears case challenging abortion law Updated: Feb-09-16 5:43 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's First District Court of Appeal is deciding whether they should lift an order that blocked a state law requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions.
- Kansas court funding protected; abortion, safety discussed Updated: Feb-08-16 8:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Monday to keep Kansas' courts open, while abortion rights advocates rallied at the Statehouse and Democratic legislators endorsed public safety proposals.
- Pro-abortion advocates hold reproductive health care rally Updated: Feb-08-16 4:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Abortion rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
- Missouri lawmakers debate restricting abortion methods Updated: Feb-02-16 8:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to ban a common second-trimester abortion method.
- Washington bill seeks to ban sex-selective abortions Updated: Feb-01-16 4:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state is among a handful of states this year where lawmakers are seeking to ban abortions sought because of the gender of a fetus, something abortion rights groups say is a veiled effort to expand restrictions to abortion in the state.
- In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness Updated: Jan-28-16 7:18 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador's largest women's hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika.
- Hospital stops performing abortions for fetal anomalies Updated: Jan-28-16 3:06 am
CINCINNATI - The last hospital in the Cincinnati area that allowed doctors to perform abortions after a fetal anomaly diagnosis has stopped allowing that option.
- Arizona lawmakers again try to restrict medication abortion Updated: Jan-27-16 8:14 am
PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers opposed to abortion are trying again to limit the use of medication abortions, three months after a 2012 law was declared unconstitutional.
- Missouri bill would ban abortions for Down syndrome Updated: Jan-26-16 8:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri would become one of a few of states that outlaw abortions based on prenatal screening if a proposal before the Senate becomes law.
- The Latest: Judge: Louisiana cannot enforce abortion law Updated: Jan-26-16 6:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on a judge's ruling about Louisiana's abortion law (all times local):
- Committee passes bill that would ban nearly all abortions Updated: Jan-25-16 9:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A House committee passed a bill Monday that would ban nearly all abortions in Florida, but even backers of the bill say its chances of passage, or of surviving a court challenge if it became law, likely are slim.
- Justices won't let North Dakota enforce tough abortion law Updated: Jan-25-16 3:35 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review lower court rulings overturning North Dakota's ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy - before many women know they're pregnant.
- Abortion-rights rally draws 200 to Arkansas Capitol building Updated: Jan-24-16 1:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - About 200 people attended a rally at the Arkansas Capitol to express support for reproductive health and abortion rights.
- Things to know: Utah lawmakers ready for annual session Updated: Jan-23-16 10:45 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers start their annual session Monday with plans to restrict late-term abortions and expand the state's limited medical marijuana law. Another bill would relax a law that requires restaurants to prepare alcoholic drinks behind a barrier or wall or in an area out of view.
- Appeals court: Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights Updated: Jan-22-16 8:29 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to implement the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method, ruling in a split but groundbreaking decision that the conservative state's constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution.
- New flare-ups over the racial demographics of abortion Updated: Jan-20-16 5:08 pm
NEW YORK - Abortion and race, two of America's most volatile topics, have intersected in recent flare-ups related to the disproportionately high rate of abortion among black women.
- Second parent would be notified about abortion under measure Updated: Jan-19-16 8:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Increased parental consent would be necessary for minors to terminate a pregnancy in Missouri under a bill that was debated Tuesday in a House committee.
- US Supreme Court rejects Arkansas bid to revive abortion law Updated: Jan-19-16 5:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to revive an Arkansas law that would have banned abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.