abortion laws

Women race political clock, cross state lines for abortions

DAYTON, OHIO (AP) - With abortion limits enacted or looming nationwide, an Ohio provider has been referring hundreds of patients to its sister clinic in Indianapolis. Their pregnancies exceed Ohio’s six-week limit, passed when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v.…

Owner: Mississippi abortion clinic is sold, won't reopen

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The owner of Mississippi's only abortion clinic says she's sold the building and will not reopen the clinic even if a state court allows her to do so. Diane Derzis…

Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass bans

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted. The idea…

Impassioned Biden signs order on abortion access

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to protect access to abortion, delivering impassioned remarks condemning the Supreme Court decision that ended that constitutional right. He said it's now up to Congress to fully restore the…

Judge set to hear challenge of Mississippi abortion law

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge is considering a lawsuit filed by Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, which is trying to remain open by blocking a law that would ban most abortions in the state.…

Biden backs filibuster exception to protect abortion access

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden says he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster to protect access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The Democratic president said Thursday there should be an “exception to…

Abortion battles in state courts after Supreme Court ruling

By KEVIN McGILL, AMY FORLITI and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Abortion bans are temporarily blocked in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina says a law sharply restricting the procedure can take effect…

Abortion rights protests held around nation

By The Associated Press Protests over the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the court’s Roe v. Wade ruling sent people into the streets around the nation. Around 1,000 people gathered in front of the court…

Amid abortion rights threat, OB-GYNs more vocal with support

By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has been defending abortion in recent lawsuits challenging state restrictions. But for years after the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision the profession was divided…