North Carolina 12-week abortion ban to become law after GOP legislators override governor’s veto
The vote comes as abortion rights in the U.S. faced another shift with lawmakers debating laws to limit abortion rights in South Carolina and Nebraska.
3 appeals court judges who chipped away abortion rights to hear federal mifepristone appeal
The case involves a regulatory issue — whether the FDA's approval of abortion pill mifepristone, and subsequent actions making it easier to obtain, must be rolled back.
North Carolina governor vetoes abortion ban bill, prepares for possible override
In front of an exuberant crowd, North Carolina’s Democratic governor vetoed legislation Saturday that would have banned nearly all abortions in his state after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill mifepristone for now
The Supreme Court has preserved women’s access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion, rejecting lower-court restrictions while a lawsuit continues.
Idaho governor signs first-of-its-kind 'abortion trafficking' bill into law
Anyone convicted of breaking the law will face two to five years in prison and could also be sued by the minor's parent or guardian.
Idaho bill to criminalize helping minors get abortions without parental consent passes
A bill that seeks to criminalize helping minors get an abortion without parental consent has won final passage in Idaho's legislature and is bound for the governor’s desk. The measure would be the first of its kind in the U.S.
Oklahoma court greenlights abortion to save mother's life
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a portion of the state’s ban on abortion, ruling women have a right to an abortion not just in a medical emergency.
North Dakota abortion ban injunction upheld by state Supreme Court
The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state abortion ban will remain blocked while a lawsuit over its constitutionality proceeds.
Obstetrician appeals decision over Arizona abortion law
The medical director of anti-abortion pregnancy centers in metro Phoenix has asked the Arizona Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that concluded abortion doctors couldn’t be prosecuted under a pre-statehood law that bans the procedure in nearly all cases.
Abortion rights groups submit 2023 fall ballot measure in Ohio
The measure would require restrictions imposed past a fetus' viability outside the womb to be based on evidence of patient health and safety benefits.
Satanic Temple launches telehealth abortion care in New Mexico, hopes to expand
The Satanic Temple, which doesn’t believe in a literal Satan, has claimed its abortion ritual is exempt from bans because it’s part of religious practice.
Abortion in Minnesota: Walz signs 'fundamental right' to abortion into state law
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation Tuesday guaranteeing abortion access in state law.
'We won't go back': Abortion rights activists rally 50 years after Roe
Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a federal right to an abortion.
Supreme Court says it's been unable to find abortion opinion leaker
The Supreme Court said Thursday it has not determined who leaked a draft of the court's opinion overturning abortion rights, but that the investigation continues.
House GOP push anti-abortion measures after gaining majority
Republicans approved two abortion measures Wednesday, making clear they want to go further after the Supreme Court overruled the federal right to an abortion last year.
Idaho court tosses lawsuits aiming to block abortion bans
Idaho's Constitution does not implicitly enshrine abortion as a fundamental right, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday as it dismissed a series of lawsuits brought by Planned Parenthood.
South Carolina’s top court strikes down state’s abortion ban
Currently, South Carolina bans most abortion at 20 weeks. The decision comes two years after Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed the measure into law.
FDA expands availability of abortion pills
The change could expand access at both brick-and-mortar stores and online pharmacies.
Biggest news stories of 2022: Supreme Court, Russia-Ukraine top headlines
It was another turbulent year in the U.S. and across the globe.
Indiana doctor who provided abortion drugs to 10-year-old rape victim defends actions in court
An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio has defended her actions before a judge in the case that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.