June 15, 2018

Texas abortion providers challenge restrictive state laws in new lawsuit

Following a 2016 Supreme Court win, Texas abortion providers are now taking aim at dozens of the state's "medically unnecessary" laws.

May 29, 2018

Supreme Court allows restrictive Arkansas abortion law to go into effect

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to a restrictive Arkansas law that would effectively ban medication-induced abortions.
May 22, 2018

Behind the scenes, Mike Pence’s quiet push to end abortion and limit women’s rights is succeeding

Though he takes a back seat to the president in the public eye, Pence has been quietly exerting political influence within the Trump administration.
May 18, 2018

How Planned Parenthood aims to fight back against Trump’s abortion “gag rule”

The proposed policy would roll back protections that require health care providers to provide information on abortion.
May 18, 2018

Trump wants to expose an FBI informant he claims spied on his campaign

The move is the latest effort by Trump and other Republicans to undercut special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, which has now just entered its second year.
April 20, 2018

Measures defunding teen pregnancy prevention and Planned Parenthood struck down in federal court

Teen pregnancy prevention organizations and Planned Parenthood of Ohio won out over Republican governments in two recent court rulings.

March 23, 2018

3 US states pushed highly restrictive abortion bans this week

Three states took steps toward strict abortion bans this week — possibly in an attempt to get abortion back to the Supreme Court under Trump.
Jan. 25, 2018

As Trump advances pro-life agenda, poll finds voters are not motivated by abortion attacks

Nearly 70% of Trump voters said abortion should not be “so political or politicized.”
Jan. 19, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from Trump’s Cabinet that aren’t about shutdowns or porn stars

U.S. health and education departments are cracking down on transgender rights, and the EPA is easing safety restrictions on consumer product safety just as people start eating detergent pods.
Dec. 22, 2017

Ohio to ban abortions for fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome

A similar law in Indiana was found to be unconstitutional.
Dec. 19, 2017

Abortion doulas: The quiet foot soldiers in the fight for reproductive rights

Abortion doulas have become quiet foot soldiers defending people in the war against reproductive rights, supporting people through what can be the most difficult of personal choices.

Dec. 19, 2017

Two more immigrant teens face new court battle to obtain abortions

Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union had asked for an order Monday on behalf of Jane Roe and Jane Poe, two immigrant teens currently held at Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters.
Nov. 8, 2017

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has become the unlikely savior of the religious right

Following a humiliating repudiation of Trump-styled nativism in Virginia, President Donald Trump's wins for the religious right may be his saving grace.
Nov. 7, 2017

The “tragic irony” of Texas’ abortion process for minors

To be granted a judicial bypass in Texas, a teen must go before a judge for a hearing. Here, she must convince the judge that she’s mature enough to decide for herself. But she has some help.
Nov. 3, 2017

Trump administration suggests action against ACLU lawyers in teen immigrant abortion case

Department of Justice lawyers are calling for the American Civil Liberties Union attorneys to be disciplined for having “misled” the DOJ about the nature of the girl’s Oct. 25 appointment.
Oct. 27, 2017

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from this week that didn’t involve Trump’s Twitter feuds

A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy gets detained leaving the hospital, and Ben Carson delays a key anti-segregation measure.

Oct. 26, 2017

House GOP announces planned hearing for bill that would ban abortions after 6 weeks

Many women don't even know they're pregnant until well past the six-week mark.
Oct. 25, 2017

Detained teenager obtains abortion after legal battle with Trump administration

Jane Doe, as she is referred to in court documents to protect her identity, had gotten the judicial waiver that Texas requires from minors seeking abortions without a parent's consent or knowledge.
Oct. 18, 2017

Judge rules pregnant undocumented teen in federal custody in Texas may have abortion

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday ruled that the Trump administration must allow an unaccompanied, undocumented 17-year-old girl to have an abortion.
Oct. 13, 2017

ACLU: Undocumented teenager in Texas abortion case “wants to persevere”

A federal magistrate judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have allowed the teen, who is an unaccompanied minor, to terminate her pregnancy.
Oct. 5, 2017

Congressman who reportedly pressured mistress to have an abortion resigns

“We thank him for his many years of tireless work on mental health issues here in Congress and his service to the country as a naval reserve officer," Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement.

Oct. 4, 2017

Rep. Tim Murphy allegedly pressured mistress to get abortion — then votes yes on anti-abortion bill

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy allegedly asked his mistress to get an abortion and told her he doesn't believe in the pro-life movement he publicly supports.
Sept. 29, 2017

Mic Wakeup: Abortion rights fight, taxes and why you should give “danger zones” a chance

Here are three stories to get your Friday started.
Aug. 16, 2017

As Oregon expands insurance coverage for abortion, Texas cuts it

*Thousands of Texas women pack their suitcases, and head north to Oregon.*
Aug. 10, 2017

Alabama AG wants minors who can’t get parental consent for abortion to face a prosecutor

Attorney General Steve Marshall would appoint the fetus legal representation and potentially allow for the teen's parents to attend the hearing.
Aug. 9, 2017

Elected progressives and reproductive rights advocates silent when asked if Dems must be pro-choice

Progressive, abortion and women's rights leaders did not take the opportunity to criticize Democratic leadership — despite a months-long critique from grassroots progressive groups.

Aug. 2, 2017

How abortion on television has changed in the past 55 years

We've tracked the history of abortion on TV, from 'The Defenders' in 1962 to the modern-day women of 'Scandal,' 'Degrassi' and more.
Aug. 1, 2017

Conservative Senate candidate’s abortion-supporting history comes back to haunt him

Kevin Nicholson bills himself as a "pro-life" conservative. As the 22-year-old president of the College Democrats of America, he solicited donations from a pro-choice group.
July 29, 2017

The fight for the last abortion clinic in Kentucky

“How do you take something like upholding freedom of speech and let people also receive health care in a safe environment?”
July 28, 2017

The “skinny repeal” might be dead, but the fight for abortion rights rages on

Don't dance on the skinny repeal's grave yet. Congressional Republicans are sneaky.