Abortion controversy

March 15, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor has signed into law a measure banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, enacting one of the strictest prohibitions in the country. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed the measure, which includes exceptions for rape, incest and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, a prohibition that could be the strictest in the country. The House on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, gave final approval by an 86-1 vote to the bill, which Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he supports. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 13, 2019 - 9:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, moving the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country. The Arkansas House gave final approval by an 86-1...
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March 13, 2019 - 4:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican-led legislature on Wednesday passed its latest measure to put more restrictions on abortion, setting up another legal fight with abortion-rights defenders. The legislation would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender...
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A trio of women hold a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "See how we end up," during a demonstration commemorating International Women's Day, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, March 8, 2019. Latin Americans took the streets on Friday to shout louder than ever against male violence and show their determination to conquer free, safe and free abortion. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 08, 2019 - 7:33 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to...
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Several woman legislators, including Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero, left, D - Norcross, brought coat hangers into the House Thursday, March 7, 2019 to show opposition to HB 481, which would toughen restrictions on abortions. The legislature was in session for Crossover" Day, a legislative deadline by which bills must generally pass out of one chamber or the other to remain alive for the session. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 1:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. During a tense debate in Atlanta on Thursday, several Democratic lawmakers opposed to the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ed Setzler presents his bill to the Governmental Affairs Special Subcommittee in Atlanta. Amid tears, gasps and handshakes, a Georgia House committee has approved legislation that would outlaw abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Amid tears, gasps and handshakes, a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday to outlaw abortion after a fetus' heartbeat can be detected, which is before many women know they are pregnant. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion up to 20 weeks of a pregnancy. A...
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March 05, 2019 - 10:16 am
The American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Trump administration rule for family-planning grants which had been sought by anti-abortion activists. The rule would bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals...
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Republican House Speaker Elijah Haahr speaks during a news conference after the House passed a sweeping bill to further restrict abortion Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill to ban almost all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The legislation would ban abortions except in cases of medical emergencies. The ban would kick in if the Supreme Court overturns its landmark ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion. If Roe v. Wade remains, the legislation also would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. (AP Photo/Summer Ballentine)
February 27, 2019 - 1:08 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Wednesday took steps to try to ensure most abortions would be outlawed in the state should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. Legislation that the House approved 117-30 would greatly restrict the procedure even if the Supreme...
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February 26, 2019 - 4:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Tuesday advanced a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. And if the high court doesn't switch course, the Missouri bill would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 14, 2014, file photo, Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, gestures during a House floor session in Nashville, Tenn. A bill that would ban most Tennessee women from obtaining abortions once a fetus' heartbeat is detected cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, advancing for a full House vote in the GOP-dominated Legislature. "This is an issue that has been on my heart my whole life," said Van Huss, a Republican sponsoring the bill, during Tuesday's hearing. "I aim to save babies lives." (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
February 26, 2019 - 1:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would ban most Tennessee women from obtaining abortions once a fetus' heartbeat is detected cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, advancing for a full House vote in the GOP-dominated Legislature. The move comes amid a national movement from anti-abortion legislators and...
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