Judge strikes down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, says state’s defense is “pure gaslighting”

Judge Carlton W. Reeves said the law "is closer to the old Mississippi — the Mississippi bent on controlling women and minorities."

Ohio House passes controversial “heartbeat bill” restricting abortions after 6 weeks

The restrictive bill was specifically crafted to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court — and challenge 'Roe v. Wade.'

West Virginia and Alabama voters pass anti-abortion measures for a future without ‘Roe v. Wade’

The ballot measures add language to the states' constitutions that pave the way for abortion bans if 'Roe v. Wade' gets overturned — and could have other implications even sooner.

Abortion access is limited, but this traveling doctor is determined to provide care

Dr. Colleen McNicholas travels an average of 400 miles almost weekly to one of four abortion clinics in three different states. Kavanaugh's confirmation could take away her ability to provide care.

Federal court strikes down abortion law that would have shut down the last clinic in Kentucky

The ruling struck down a law that “impose[d] substantial obstacles to abortion access and result[ed] in no benefit.”

Federal appeals court upholds restrictive Louisiana abortion law

The Louisiana ruling is the latest abortion decision now one step away from the U.S. Supreme Court — and potentially Brett Kavanaugh.


Texas fetal burial law gets struck down, could head to the Supreme Court — and Brett Kavanaugh

Texas vowed to appeal the ruling, which means it could ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court — and potential justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Appeals court begrudgingly strikes down Alabama abortion ban that could go to the Supreme Court

The ruling used language meant to stigmatize abortion and called Roe v. Wade an "aberration of constitutional law."

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anti-abortion lawmaker: Rape, incest "will of God," but God can "bring beauty from ashes"

Another Republican man is out there, arguing that the crimes of rape and incest are sometimes just part of God's plan.

Kellyanne Conway accidentally made a case for abortion rights — but she's still pro-life

Conway said when she once helped a friend get an abortion she was "focused on her, not on the larger public policy."

Indiana legislators are proposing an all-out abortion ban

The bill states human life begins the moment sperm fertilizes egg.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs 20-week abortion ban into law; vetoes "heartbeat bill"

Abortion is now illegal in Ohio after 20 weeks.

Ohio "Heartbeat Bill" co-sponsor admitted he hadn't given the abortion thing much thought

Republican Rep. Jim Buchy was at a loss when, in 2012, a reporter asked him why a woman might need an abortion.

"Heartbeat bill" headed to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's desk could ban abortion after 6 weeks

He can ban abortion after 6 weeks with the Heartbeat bill, or go for a 20-week ban.

The future of reproductive rights may be hazy, but abortion advocates vow to fight

Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive rights are heading to court.

Days after the election, Texas is already introducing terrifying new abortion restrictions

Legislators are already going in on reproductive rights.

Is South Carolina trying to quietly pass unconstitutional abortion regulations?

South Carolina is quietly revising its abortion regulation to further curtail the right to choose.

Polish lawmakers reject abortion ban after massive protests

Poland's parliament voted 352-58 to reject the near-total ban on abortions.

These Texas Women's Real Abortion Stories Show Why the SCOTUS Ruling Is So Important

"I want the Texas Legislature to know who I am."

Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Made Performing Abortions a Felony

The bill passed the state Legislature on Thursday.