Under a new Texas law, an individual who successfully sues an abortion provider or anyone who "aids or abets" an abortion can collect a minimum of $10,000.
"The right to life is the most precious of rights and the most fragile," South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said. "We must protect life at every opportunity."
The Alabama law would have allowed district attorneys and lawyers hired to "represent" embryos and fetuses to cross-examine minors seeking abortions.
The temporary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon in Indianapolis puts the law on hold while it is challenged in court.
The problem with the Women's Health Protection Act, however, is that women's health is the last thing it has in mind.
"Removing the many existing barriers to earlier abortion care would reduce need for second- and third-trimester abortions," said Jenny Ma from the Center for Reproductive Rights.
"There would be nowhere for a pro-life, or even a moderately pro-choice, American to go to avoid violating the moral or religious conviction that their hard-earned dollars not be used to fund abortions," reads the GOP AG's letter.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is considering a document that would allow bishops to deny communion to pro-abortion politicians like Democratic President Joe Biden.
"To pursue a blanket denial of the Holy Eucharist to certain elected officials would indeed grieve the Holy Spirit and deny the evolution of that individual, a Christian person who is never perfect, but living in the struggle to get there," the 60 Democrats wrote.
"Weaponizing any sort of holy worship for earthly political gain only drags the country's partisan divisions into the church," Rev. Nathan Empsall of Faithful America said.
Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, said President Joe Biden has furthered "the most radical pro-abortion agenda in history."
The administration's support of mail-order abortion reflects a commitment to political priorities, not the safety and well being of women.
"This bill is not about the joy that people with disabilities bring to the world," state Senator Sarah Crawford said. "This bill is about controlling women. Simple as that."
More than 80 percent of Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate are backing legislation that would block states from adopting strict abortion regulations—an effort abortion rights advocates say is needed before the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court takes its next action on state-level abortion laws.
"They pulled me aside and told me that Highland was considering withholding my diploma," Paxton Smith said. "That did not happen."
Paxton Smith replaced her approved graduation speech with a new one to express her views on the heartbeat bill.
As someone born and raised in Texas, it is disheartening to see how little its government values the right of people like me to exercise our bodily autonomy.
The Dobbs Court can overturn Roe's viability standard based on the fact that recent scientific and legal developments show that each successful abortion kills a human.
The letter claimed that Biden "rejects Church teachings on abortion, marriage, sex and gender and is hostile to religious liberty."
In a country with the thinnest safety net in the developed world, subsidizing abortion rather than spending money to support families reflects a gross misplacement of priorities.
A nominally conservative Court is set to decide the fate of the legal conservative movement itself.
Some experts argue that a case challenging a Mississippi law could adversely affect abortion access.
Aspiring parents need a robust life-respecting culture that supports mothers, encourages fathers and inspires young couples to raise families.
In deciding Dobbs, the Court could go in at least one of three directions.
While no official date has been set by SCOTUS to hear the case, the expectation is that it will take place in the fall.
A proposed Texas "heartbeat bill" approved by state lawmakers Thursday and expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott would allow private citizens to sue doctors and others who help women get abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.