Reproductive rights

President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi look on. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 05, 2019 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 10:35 p.m. President Donald Trump, in concluding his State of the Union address, is urging Americans to "choose greatness." Trump finished his 82-minute speech on an optimistic note, suggesting...
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Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, is photographed during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Jackson, Miss. Fillingane helped usher through the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, a bill that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Supporters and opponents anticipate a court fight if passed into law. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 05, 2019 - 8:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are considering what could become one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Bills that passed legislative committees Tuesday would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Republican Gov. Phil...
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Robert Biedron addresses the founding convention of his new centre-left party "Wiosna" (Spring), in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 03, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A former lawmaker who is openly gay launched a progressive party in Poland ahead of two elections this year, presenting a program Sunday that includes phasing out coal production and liberalizing the abortion laws. At an inaugural convention in Warsaw, Robert Biedron announced...
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FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include a new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. The high court is expected to decide in the next few days whether Louisiana can begin enforcing a law requiring doctors who work at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. It was passed in 2014, but has never taken effect. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 03, 2019 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of a fight over a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers could signal whether a fortified conservative majority on the Supreme Court is willing to cut back on abortion rights. The high court is expected to decide in the next few days whether the state can begin...
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This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor. It's unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest of the page is filled with pictures of Northam and lists his undergraduate alma mater and other information about him. (Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 8:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a racist photo in a 1984 yearbook (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is weighing in on the racist photo that appeared in the medical college yearbook of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. In a tweet Saturday night, Trump...
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Pope Francis plays with a baby during the weekly general audience he held in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 02, 2019 - 11:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging politicians of all faiths to safeguard the rights of the unborn and is exhorting abortion opponents to also assure that children are born into a world where they can live with dignity. Francis spoke Saturday at the Vatican to an Italian Catholic anti-...
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February 01, 2019 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is temporarily keeping a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics on hold. Justice Samuel Alito says in a brief order Friday that the justices need more time to review arguments for and against the law, which requires doctors at abortion clinics to have...
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February 01, 2019 - 5:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood's affiliate overseeing Hawaii and three western states announced Friday that it was adding Indiana and Kentucky, a first-of-its-kind consolidation based not on geography but on reallocating resources to fight new abortion restrictions in the Midwest and South...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017, file photo State Sen. Jake Chapman, R-Adel, poses at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. A majority of legislators in the Iowa Senate, frustrated at repeated court rulings declaring anti-abortion laws unconstitutional, have introduced a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution that would declare it "does not secure or protect a right to abortion." The proposed amendment was introduced Jan. 24, 2019, by Chapman two days after a state court judge struck down yet another attempt by the Legislature to limit abortion. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
January 31, 2019 - 4:41 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than half of the Republican-dominated Iowa Senate has quickly signed on to a constitutional amendment aimed at weakening the state court system's power to review abortion restrictions, just days after an Iowa judge overturned what would have been the nation's broadest...
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January 22, 2019 - 9:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, concluding that the Iowa Supreme Court's earlier...
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