- Study: Texas birth control fell after Planned Parenthood cut Updated: Feb-03-16 6:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A study found that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers said may explain an increase in births among poor families.
- 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.
- Kentucky governor signs abortion bill as soon as it arrives Updated: Feb-02-16 8:20 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed an abortion-related bill into law Tuesday after a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him in his Capitol office.
- Kentucky lawmakers finish work on informed consent bill Updated: Feb-01-16 8:17 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ending years of stalemate on the abortion issue, Kentucky lawmakers on Monday gave final passage to legislation allowing real-time video consultations between doctors and women as an option to fulfill "informed consent" requirements before an abortion.
- 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.
- Judge: 1 part of Louisiana abortion law unconstitutional Updated: Jan-26-16 9:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A state mandate that doctors who provide abortions must have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
- 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):
- Judge: Ruling Tuesday in challenge to Louisiana abortion law Updated: Jan-26-16 5:27 am
NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge who heard a challenge to Louisiana's abortion law said he will rule in the case Tuesday.
- 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.
- Wisconsin Senate passes Planned Parenthood funding cut Updated: Jan-20-16 11:24 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republicans took another step Wednesday in their push to defund Planned Parenthood, with the state Senate passing two bills that would cost the organization millions of dollars every year.
- 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.
- Kansas cutting off Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood Updated: Jan-12-16 9:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas will prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any funds through its Medicaid program, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday in a State of the State address that encouraged state legislators to enshrine such a policy into law.
- Missouri senators review bill to ban fetal-tissue donations Updated: Jan-12-16 3:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Fetal-tissue donation would be banned in Missouri and the state health department would need to annually inspect abortion clinics under Republican-sponsored legislation that was reviewed Tuesday in a Senate committee.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Jan-12-16 8:01 am
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