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President Trump Steps to Forefront of Anti-Abortion Movement

He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.

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Why It Matters: Abortion and Birth Control

Whether women have access to abortion services and birth control is a longstanding and divisive issue in politics; here's an AP analysis of what is at stake.

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Mississippi Passes Law Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks

Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what is likely to be the nation's most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy.


Arkansas GOP Eyes Planned Parenthood Funds Next

Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion law in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn't enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even ...


Choosing Between ‘Life' and ‘Choice'

Since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in this country 32 years ago on Jan. 22, 1973, there has been a civil war between those who agree with the ruling ...

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Mississippi's 15-Week Abortion Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks' gestation—the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.

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Louisiana Governor Says He Would Sign 15-Week Abortion Ban

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that he likely would sign a proposal banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, if his state's lawmakers pass it.

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Amid Abortion Debate, the Pursuit of Science

For the last decade or so, Tracy Weitz has been one of the most prominent abortion researchers in the United States.

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‘Unborn Child Protection’ Law Prohibits Rare Procedure

Mississippi lawmakers' ban on Medicaid reimbursements for the state's only Planned Parenthood clinic stalled in federal court last year, but another anti-abortion bill did become state law last summer despite ...

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Playing Politics with Abortion

Our lawmakers are choosing to focus on abortion because it is low-hanging fruit to get political points with their base.


Judge: New Order Against Enforcing Louisiana Abortion Law

A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing an abortion law that he says would prevent most women from getting abortions.


The Littlest Litigators

May 3, 2006 Eleven states are now considering bills that severely restrict abortion. Six of the 11 only allow abortion when the mother's life is at stake. Another four declare ...

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Texas Senate OKs Restricting Insurance Coverage for Abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make ...

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ACLU: Teen at Center of Immigration Case Has Abortion

An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration's objections had the procedure Wednesday after a U.S. appeals court ruled in her favor, her ...

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States With Laws Still on the Books That Would Ban Abortion

Four states—Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota—already have laws designed to prohibit most abortions if the Roe ruling were overturned.

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Abortion Foes Push New Restrictions

With personhood legislation finally out of the spotlight, lawmakers are taking aim at smaller anti-abortion issues, like placing new restrictions on abortion providers.


Protests as Ireland's First Abortion Clinic Opens

The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland opened Thursday in Belfast, sparking protests by conservatives from both the Catholic and Protestant sides of Northern Ireland.

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Anti-Abortion Preachers Take Aim at Blacks, Women and Jayonce

The rate of abortion in the African American community will hasten the downfall of McDonald's, Beyonce and Jay-Z as well as the black press, said several black clergymen who spoke ...

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Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing 4 Abortion Restrictions

A federal judge has blocked Arkansas from enforcing four new abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second trimester procedure and a fetal remains law that opponents say would ...

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Clinic Owner: Abortion Foes Want SCOTUS 'Test Case'

The owner of Mississippi's sole abortion facility said the state's latest legislative abortion-restriction effort would not directly affect her clinic.