Abortion

May 03, 2018 - 1:29 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state-run family planning program that Iowa lawmakers established last year to cut funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers has seen a marked decline in patients and participating health care providers, which critics say shows it's not working as...
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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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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people don’t have health insurance. Expanded exemptions are part of a package of changes issued April 9, 2018, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
April 09, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people who don't get health insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced final rules Monday for the ACA's health insurance marketplaces, and expanded...
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April 09, 2018 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people don't get health insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced final rules Monday for the ACA's health insurance marketplaces, and expanded exemptions...
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Protesters march through the downtown, as they demonstrate against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighten Poland's already restrictive abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 23, 2018. The banner reads : Women's Strike. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
March 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Warsaw and other cities across Poland on Friday against the conservative government's latest attempt to restrict abortion. Many also voiced broad anger at the ruling Law and Justice party, which has been accused by domestic critics and...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter speaking to reporters at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Otter on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 quietly signed into law a bill that will require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures may be halted halfway. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
March 22, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed the legislation Thursday,...
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FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Terri Herring, left, a long time Mississippi abortion foe, speaks with House Judiciary B Committee chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, center, and Rep. Chris Brown, R-Nettleton, outside chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the passage of House Bill 1510, which makes the state the first to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday, March 19, 2018, and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 20, 2018 - 9:40 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The nation's most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi's governor. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves late Monday scheduled arguments Tuesday morning over whether he should immediately block the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. The case being argued March 20, 2018, involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide clients about the availability of contraception, abortion and pre-natal care, at little or no cost. Centers that are unlicensed also must post a sign that says so.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 20, 2018 - 8:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. The case being argued Tuesday involves a state law that requires the centers to provide clients information about the availability of...
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FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Terri Herring, left, a long time Mississippi abortion foe, speaks with House Judiciary B Committee chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, center, and Rep. Chris Brown, R-Nettleton, outside chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the passage of House Bill 1510, which makes the state the first to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday, March 19, 2018, and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 19, 2018 - 9:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law on Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. The law and responding challenge set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are hoping federal courts will ultimately...
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