Abortion controversy

May 04, 2018 - 4:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation — but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:52 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation — but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican governor signed the bill in her formal office at the state Capitol. She...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Iowa governor's decision to sign a six-week abortion ban (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a six-week abortion ban into law, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation. The Republican governor signed the bill on...
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May 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she plans to sign a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, setting the state up for a lengthy court challenge. The Republican governor announced in a news release that she would sign the legislation in her formal office at the state Capitol...
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Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson speaks inside the Senate Chambers in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, May 3, 2018 about the abortion ban proposal which would only allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or if the mother's life is at risk. (AP Photo/Christina L. Myers)
May 04, 2018 - 12:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Senate has effectively killed a ban on almost all abortions in the state, voting early Friday morning to return the bill to committee. Five Republicans joined Democrats in the 24-21 vote, which came after Democrats held the Senate floor for an hours-long...
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Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson speaks inside the Senate Chambers in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, May 3, 2018 about the abortion ban proposal which would only allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or if the mother's life is at risk. (AP Photo/Christina L. Myers)
May 03, 2018 - 10:15 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate debated Thursday whether to ban nearly all abortions in the state, a surprise move suggested by a Democrat who has long fought abortion restrictions. Sen. Brad Hutto told Republicans if the bill passed he was going to give them what they wanted — the...
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In this Tuesday, May 1, 2018 photo, Rep. Brian Meyer of Polk County questions Representative Shannon Lundgren of Dubuque on the floor of the Iowa House as legislators debate the "heartbeat" bill at the state capitol in Des Moines. Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation's most restrictive abortion legislation to the governor. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 2:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican legislators sent Iowa's governor a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, propelling the state overnight to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact...
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May 02, 2018 - 10:00 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation's most restrictive abortion legislation to...
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May 02, 2018 - 9:20 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation's most restrictive abortion legislation to...
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