Abortion controversy

FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include a new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. The high court is expected to decide in the next few days whether Louisiana can begin enforcing a law requiring doctors who work at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. It was passed in 2014, but has never taken effect. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 03, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of a fight over a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers could signal whether a fortified conservative majority on the Supreme Court is willing to cut back on abortion rights. The high court is expected to decide in the next few days whether the state can begin...
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This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor. It's unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest of the page is filled with pictures of Northam and lists his undergraduate alma mater and other information about him. (Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 8:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a racist photo in a 1984 yearbook (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is weighing in on the racist photo that appeared in the medical college yearbook of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. In a tweet Saturday night, Trump...
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February 01, 2019 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is temporarily keeping a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics on hold. Justice Samuel Alito says in a brief order Friday that the justices need more time to review arguments for and against the law, which requires doctors at abortion clinics to have...
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February 01, 2019 - 5:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood's affiliate overseeing Hawaii and three western states announced Friday that it was adding Indiana and Kentucky, a first-of-its-kind consolidation based not on geography but on reallocating resources to fight new abortion restrictions in the Midwest and South...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017, file photo State Sen. Jake Chapman, R-Adel, poses at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. A majority of legislators in the Iowa Senate, frustrated at repeated court rulings declaring anti-abortion laws unconstitutional, have introduced a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution that would declare it "does not secure or protect a right to abortion." The proposed amendment was introduced Jan. 24, 2019, by Chapman two days after a state court judge struck down yet another attempt by the Legislature to limit abortion. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
January 31, 2019 - 2:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than half of the Republican-dominated Iowa Senate has quickly signed on to a constitutional amendment aimed at weakening the state court system's power to review abortion restrictions, just days after an Iowa judge overturned what would have been the nation's broadest...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:15 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, concluding that the Iowa Supreme Court's earlier...
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. greets patrons at Stomping Grounds Cafe in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Gillibrand continued her first trip to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.(AP Photo/Juana Summers)
January 19, 2019 - 2:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's certainly not an unwelcome challenge for advocates for gender equality that four or more women are running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc...
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Anti-abortion activists march towards the U.S. Supreme Court during the March for Life in Washington Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 18, 2019 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that "weakens the protection of human life." Trump spoke via video to participants at this year's March for...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, Brother Tomasio Venditti of Steubenville, Ohio, right, holds a Trump-Pence campaign sign as he and Lis Kelly of Notre Dame, Ind., background, wear white gowns depicting the Lady of Guadalupe during an anti-abortion rally on the National Mall in Washington during the annual March for Life. The annual march to proteststhe Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 16, 2019 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, marchers arrive for a Roe v. Wade protest as hundreds converge on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Abortion opponents have been bracing themselves for nearly two years for a ruling from Kansas' highest court that protects abortion rights and upends politics in a state long at the center of the national debate. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
January 10, 2019 - 12:25 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents have been bracing themselves for nearly two years for a ruling from Kansas' highest court that protects abortion rights and upends politics in a state long at the center of the national debate. The Kansas Supreme Court is relatively liberal for a state with a...
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