When it comes to abortion rights, Ohio is the new Kansas

Ohio voters — in a rare election in August — voted in unexpectedly large numbers against a ballot measure that would have made it harder to get a constitutional abortion-rights amendment on the ballot in November. The election came almost to the day after voters in Kansas also stunned observers by supporting abortion rights in … Read more

A Texas judge grants an abortion exemption to women with pregnancy complications

A Texas judge late Friday ruled that women who experience pregnancy complications are exempt from state abortion bans after more than a dozen women and two doctors filed a lawsuit clarify the laws. “Defendants are temporarily barred from enforcing the Texas abortion bans in connection with abortion treatment offered by plaintiff physicians and physicians throughout … Read more

Bipartisan defense policy bill threatened by House Republican abortion vote

House Republicans on Thursday added restrictions to a defense bill to cut funding for abortion and sex-reassignment services, jeopardizing the bill’s normally bipartisan nature and making its path to passage more difficult. The vote on Rep. Ronny Jackson’s (R-Texas) proposed abortion-related services amendment came out 221 to 213, with one Democrat in favor and two … Read more

Iowa Republicans vote to ban most abortions after about six weeks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Republican-led Legislature passed legislation banning most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy during a marathon special session Tuesday that lasted late into the night. Gov. Kim Reynolds immediately said in a statement that she would sign the bill on Friday. The bill passed with only Republican support in … Read more

Trump says the US government plays a “vital role” in opposing abortion, but would not comment on whether he supports a national ban

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Donald Trump said the federal government should play an “important role” in fighting abortion, but again gave no details on what national restrictions he would support if he were re-elected to the White House. Trump’s remarks to a group of influential evangelicals on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the … Read more

New York passes legislation protecting doctors from prescribing telemedicine abortion pills abroad

The New York State Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that would legally protect New York doctors who prescribe abortion pills to patients living in states where the procedure is banned. The bill passed the New York State Assembly by a vote of 99 to 45 and passed the state Senate last month by a … Read more