Abortion controversy

CORRECTS TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROHIBITION COULD BE AMONG THE COUNTRY'S STRICTEST, RATHER THAN IS THE STRICTEST 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 among 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 14, 2019 - 12:28 am
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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Kansas state Rep. Renee Erickson, right, R-Wichita, and Rep. Shannon Francis, R-Liberal, watch an electronic tally board as the House approves a resolution condemning a new New York law protecting abortion rights, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Both supported the resolution.(AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 13, 2019 - 6:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The conservatives who dominate the Kansas Legislature voted Wednesday to tell New York's leaders just how much they hate the Empire State's new law expanding abortion rights, ignoring Democrats who called the endeavor a toothless waste of time and money. The Kansas House voted...
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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 - 10:33 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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Georgia members of the Handmaid Coalition protest the passage of HB 481 outside the Capitol, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Atlanta. Now that the House has passed HB 481, the Senate is now tasked with tackling legislation that would ban most abortions after 6 weeks. The House approved the legislation late Thursday and advocates on both sides of the issues have already begun pushing senators to vote their way. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 10:16 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 July 10, 2018 file photo, protesters hold signs supporting Planned Parenthood in Seattle, as they demonstrate against President Donald Trump and his choice of federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second nominee to the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood jointly filed a federal court lawsuit challenging a new Trump administration rule for family-planning grants which had been sought by anti-abortion activists. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 05, 2019 - 3:00 pm
The American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood filed a federal court lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new Trump administration rule changing criteria for family-planning grant money in ways sought by anti-abortion activists. The new rule, announced last week by the Department of Health and...
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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 - 5:57 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Wednesday took steps to outlaw most abortions in the state should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, an effort that's part of a broader Republican push amid renewed optimism that the high court might be more open to increased restrictions,...
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February 25, 2019 - 9:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measure seemed doomed from the start but offered the GOP a chance to appeal to conservative voters. The vote...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald S. Smith, who produced the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream" and, with help from Ronald Reagan's White House, distributed copies to every member of Congress and the Supreme Court, has died at 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life told The...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 photo, Rachel Sweet, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, watches at the Kansas Senate debates a resolution condemning New York's new abortion law, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. She says, "I think this about political grandstanding." (AP Photo/John Hanna)
February 14, 2019 - 2:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but aren't sure of their options because the state's legal climate is uncertain. So in the meantime, they're putting their energy into condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights. The Kansas...
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