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Anti-abortion ballot drives to start within days in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Groups backing two anti-abortion ballot drives in Michigan said Tuesday that they will begin collecting signatures within days after clearing procedural steps at the state..
Seattle Times - Published

Guam's Catholics oppose governor's plan to expand abortion

Hagatna, Guam, Jun 17, 2019 / 11:01 am (CNA).- Catholics in Guam have organized a prayer rally to protest the territorial governor's plan to recruit a doctor willing to perform abortions, after the..
CNA - Published

Kenyan court rules that rape victims have right to abortion

Nairobi, Kenya, Jun 15, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure abortion. The June 12..
CNA - Published

Planned Parenthood builds Alabama clinic despite abortion law

The Alabama legislature recently passed a near ban on all abortions, provoking outrage from abortion rights activists
CBS News - Published

St Louis University: employee who signed abortion rights letter apologized, retracted support

St. Louis, Mo., Jun 14, 2019 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times and online, in..
CNA - Published

Illinois bishops oppose abortion law, disagree on Communion for pro-choice lawmakers

Baltimore, Md., Jun 14, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- While two Illinois bishops are unified in their strong opposition to the state’s new abortion law, they differ on the question of prohibiting to..
CNA - Published

Congressional Democrats back taxpayer-funded abortion – but dodge a fight

Washington D.C., Jun 13, 2019 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- Though a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, leading Democrats in Congress have repeated their opposition to the Hyde Amendment while..
CNA - Published

Illinois governor signs ‘radical’ abortion expansion, but pro-life leaders predict backlash

Chicago, Ill., Jun 13, 2019 / 11:52 am (CNA).- Illinois’ new abortion law is a “death penalty” for the unborn and will add to pro-life momentum across the U.S., critics said after Illinois Gov...
CNA - Published

A 'promise' kept: Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signs landmark bill to protect reproductive rights

While several states pass anti-abortion rights bills, the governor of Illinois on Wednesday signed a landmark reproduction rights protection bill.
USATODAY.com - Published

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping abortion protections into law on Wednesday, establishing women's access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" and putting Illinois at..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Illinois governor signs abortion protection bill pro-life groups call a 'death penalty'

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Wednesday establishing a woman's "fundament right" to abortion, keeping a campaign promise to make the state the most progressive in the..
FOXNews.com - Published

WATCH: House Erupts as Democratic Congresswoman Slams ‘Sex-Starved Males’ Talking About Abortion Rights

California Democratic Congresswoman Norma Torres caused an uproar on Capitol Hill when she accused some of her colleagues of being “sex-starved males” who insist on weighing in on “a woman’s..
Mediaite - Published

Planned Parenthood launches regional political group

BALTIMORE (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it is launching a regional political advocacy group to help protect abortion rights in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia. Planned..
Seattle Times - Published

Kirsten Gillibrand: Anti-Abortion Rights Judges Are Like Racist or Anti-Semitic Judges

Kirsten Gillibrand drew a fluorescent moral line when she directly compared judges who would restrict abortion rights with "a judge who is racist, or anti-semitic, or homophobic."
Mediaite - Published

Republican governor signs bill protecting abortion rights

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Republican governor has signed a bill into law that protects a woman's access to abortion services. Gov. Phil Scott signed the legislation Monday, saying he has..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 10, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position on abortion for..
CNA - Published

Maine expands list of abortion providers

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is making it easier to get an abortion with the governor's signing of a bill Monday to allow medical professionals who are not doctors to perform the procedure. The..
SeattlePI.com - Published

CNN Asks Bernie Sanders if He’s ‘Misleading’ on Abortion Votes. Is He?

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was on the hot seat this weekend when CNN anchor Dana Bash asked if he is "misleading" voters about his record on a key..
Mediaite - Published

Abortion Rights Most Vital Issue For Iowa Dem Caucus Participants

Some 80 percent of likely Iowa Democratic caucus participants say abortion rights is a must-have position if they are to support a candidate, the highest such percentage of any issue asked, according..
Newsmax - Published

Mika Brzezinski: We’ve Only Seen Joe Biden’s ‘Weird Flip Flop’ on Abortion Rights

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has been a notably vocal supporter of the political efforts of her friend, Joe Biden since he announced his candidacy, but a new poll showing dipping numbers had her..
Mediaite - Published

Barbershop: Republican Women And Abortion Rights

NPR's Michel Martin talks about the different perspectives among Republican women with columnist Mona Charen, NPR's Sarah McCammon, and Susan Bevan, former co-chair of Republican Majority for Choice.
NPR - Published

Poll Shows Most Americans Support Abortion Rights, But With Some Limitations

A new NPR/Marist Poll takes a look at how Americans view issues including abortion rights. The poll shows most Americans support abortion rights, but with some limitations.
NPR - Published

Lack of abortion access troubles Guam's 1st female governor

HONOLULU (AP) — Lourdes Leon Guerrero vigorously defended abortion rights as she campaigned to become the first female governor of Guam. She won, but now no doctors are willing to perform the..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Biden reverses position on federal funding for abortion

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday he no longer supported a ban on the use of federal funds for most abortions, reversing course after sharp criticism from..
Reuters - Published

Abortion in the forefront of US House races near Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the primary backers of Georgia’s abortion ban is set to announce a run for congress. State Sen. Renee Unterman’s candidacy is likely to bring abortion rights to the..
Seattle Times - Published

Effort to repeal Missouri 8-week abortion ban hits roadblock

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to repeal Missouri's new eight-week abortion ban with a public vote hit a roadblock Thursday, the latest development in a fight over abortion rights that's playing..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Gives Devastating Answer on Joe Biden and Abortion Rights

Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered a politically crushing response to Joe Biden's position on a key abortion rights issue.
Mediaite - Published

Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion

Springfield, Ill., Jun 6, 2019 / 04:05 am (CNA).- The Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, has decreed that state legislative leaders may not be admitted to Holy Communion within his diocese, because of..
CNA - Published

No one is providing abortions in the US territory of Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Women living in the U.S. territory of Guam who want to get an abortion must travel outside the Pacific island because of a lack of providers, officials said. Abortions are..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Biden in clash over abortion rights

Joe's risky choice There's much about Joe Biden that will test his front-runner status in the 2020 primary season -- his age, his support for a 1994 crime bill disdained by progressives and a..
Newsday - Published

North Carolina GOP fails to override 'born alive' bill veto

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who..
SeattlePI.com - Published

The Latest: Veto of North Carolina 'born alive' upheld

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina's "born alive' abortion measure (all times local): 4:15 p.m. North Carolina Republican leaders have failed to override Democratic Gov. Roy..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Ex-Hillary Aide Jess McIntosh Rips Biden’s ‘Shocking’ Position on Key Abortion Rights Issue

CNN commentator and former senior Hillary Clinton aide Jess McIntosh ripped former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over his "shocking" position on a key abortion..
Mediaite - Published

Busy Philipps Testifies Before Congress: 'Abortion Is Healthcare'

Busy Phillips testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in a hearing on abortion rights on Tuesday (June 4) in Washington, DC. Following the passage of a highly restrictive..
Just Jared - Published

Miley Cyrus Set to Release Charity Hoodie with Marc Jacobs To Benefit Planned Parenthood

Miley Cyrus is speaking up for abortion rights by launching a charity hoodie with Marc Jacobs which will benefit Planned Parenthood. The 26-year-old singer shared the news with her fans on her..
Just Jared - Published

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