Abortion controversy

June 05, 2019 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes. Officials said Wednesday government-funded research by universities will be allowed to continue, subject to additional scrutiny. The policy change...
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Anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in St. Louis. A judge is considering whether the clinic, Missouri's only abortion provider, can remain open. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 04, 2019 - 9:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic is at stake in a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in St. Louis. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer will hear testimony in a hearing on Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction that would keep open its abortion clinic in St...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Teresa Pettis, right, greets a passerby outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Pettis was one of a small number of abortion opponents protesting outside the clinic on the day the Missouri Legislature passed a sweeping measure banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood says Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, which expires Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
June 04, 2019 - 6:58 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Tuesday is set to weigh whether physicians from the state's only abortion clinic can be forced to testify amid a legal fight over the facility's license. The state issued subpoenas to staffers, contractors and former medical residents who worked at...
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Abortion-rights supporters march Thursday, May 30, 2019, in St. Louis. A St. Louis judge heard an hour of arguments Thursday on Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary restraining order that would prohibit the state from allowing the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic to lapse at midnight Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 31, 2019 - 11:19 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri judge issued an order Friday ensuring the state's only abortion clinic can continue providing the service, acting just hours before the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility's license was set to expire. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had not...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about an expected $300 million-plus surplus Louisiana will have from the last budget year in Baton Rouge, La. Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Edwards, who has repeatedly bucked national party leaders on abortion rights, is about to do it again. He’s ready to sign legislation that would ban the procedure as early as six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant, when the bill reaches his desk. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)
May 30, 2019 - 2:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Gov...
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May 30, 2019 - 10:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix blinked first and now other major Hollywood studios say they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the state's abortion law goes into effect. The state is known for its lucrative tax incentives for filming. WarnerMedia on Thursday says in a statement that the company will...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Teresa Pettis, right, greets a passerby outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Pettis was one of a small number of abortion opponents protesting outside the clinic on the day the Missouri Legislature passed a sweeping measure banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood says Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, which expires Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
May 30, 2019 - 10:48 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge is deciding whether to grant an order that would allow Missouri's only abortion clinic to keep its license to perform abortions past Friday. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer heard an hour of arguments Thursday on Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to the members of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Prosecutors in Georgia and Utah say they will not enforce new abortion restrictions passed by their states. Gill said he’s received angry calls from some residents since announcing that he would not prosecute doctors for any violations of Utah’s ban on abortion after 18 weeks. Gill’s county includes the state’s only two abortion clinics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 29, 2019 - 10:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and several said they would not file criminal...
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Abortion rights supporters protest at the Louisiana Capitol, where lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. The bill is nearing final legislative passage. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)
May 29, 2019 - 4:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures. In a 79-23 vote, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Teresa Pettis, right, greets a passerby outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Pettis was one of a small number of abortion opponents protesting outside the clinic on the day the Missouri Legislature passed a sweeping measure banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood says Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, which expires Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday doubled down on the state's threat not to renew the license of the only abortion clinic in the state and said it would be "reckless" for a judge to weigh in until the state takes action. Planned Parenthood's license for its St. Louis...
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