Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, an abortion rights ally, vetoed a bill today that would have banned abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis.
House Bill 413 would only allow abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected if the life of the woman is in danger, and the penalties for performing one would be either life imprisonment or death.
"Patients like these may suffer significant injuries, including hemorrhage, infection, loss of future fertility, or even death, but state conscience laws often prohibit them from recovering for their injuries in court," a researcher told Newsweek.
Israel Folau, who was fired by Rugby Australia over homophobic posts, has claimed the bushfires that have devastated Australia are God's punishment for legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage.
A federal jury in San Francisco ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood Friday, handing the group victory in its lawsuit against anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress and it's president David Daleiden, who they say illegally recorded and then deceptively edited videos of doctors and staff.
Connecticut Supreme Court justices ruled that in the presence of an enforceable agreement with a storage facility, frozen embryos can be destroyed in a divorce case.
In short, Plan B does not cause abortion.
The rapper said black people have been brainwashed but he's a "free man talking."
If the state health department's bid to shut down a Planned Parenthood clinic is successful, the case could serve as a "template" for other states, according to abortion rights expert Mary Ziegler.
And a lot to do with access to birth control.
Parental consent could be a requirement for Florida minors who want an abortion if a bill passed by the state House of Representatives becomes law.
A Kansas Supreme Court nominee is facing opposition from the state's most influential anti-abortion group due to her husband's political leanings.
The research was carried out after a spike in anti-abortion legislation, and a drop in patients accessing the procedure, the authors explained.
The California Family Council and California Catholic Conference encouraged Governor Gavin Newsom to veto the bill, as his predecessor, former Governor Jerry Brown, did.
In the first legislature of its kind in the U.S., California will provide medication abortion services on its state college campuses.
Abortion clinics are already extremely face—requiring them to have hospital admitting privileges will only make it worse for women.
State Senator Terry Johnson has introduced legislation that would charge doctors with criminal manslaughter if they fail to take lifesaving measures should a baby be born after a failed abortion.
The American Civil Liberties Union has just succeeded in blocking an abortion ban in Georgia.
The New Mexico Republican Party was forced to rebuke a Christian conservative congressional candidate for making "untrue statements" in advertisements targeting his opponent's stance on abortion.
The 11-year-old proprietors of a lemonade stand got a surprise visitor last month: presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren. They donated the pro-choice advocate's money to a pro-life charity.
Robert Jeffress, an ardent Trump supporter known for his anti-LGBTQ commentary, also denied the existence of climate change on a segment in which he appeared with the president of an organization identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.
Vice President Mike Pence reacted in outrage after fetal tissue was discovered on the estate of a deceased former doctor.
"Things like transportation and childcare should never be barriers for Texans seeking to access abortion care," said Amanda B. Williams, executive director of the Lilith Fund.
If Governor Gavin Newsom signs the bill, California will be the first state with a law of this kind on its books.
Trump's tactics can only translate into more unintended pregnancies, which means more abortions, not fewer.
Defending his anti-abortion legislation last week, the Iowa Republican suggested much of civilization would not exist if it weren't for rape or incest.
"What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" the Iowa Republican asked.
"It continues to keep chipping away at opportunities for women to be self determining," said Cherisse Scott, founder of the reproductive justice group SisterReach.