Reproductive rights

A College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) clinic is seen Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in San Diego. The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. The 5-4 ruling also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois. The California law took effect in 2016. It...
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June 25, 2018 - 11:22 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging bioethics experts from around the world to take up his call that protecting the unborn from abortion is just as important as caring for the poor, the sick and migrants. Francis cited his recent document on holiness, where he put care for the unborn on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as David O'Steen of the National Right to Life watches. Trump discussed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come. Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as “pro-family” declined to join in the criticism. O'Steen said the organization has its hands full "trying to stop the killing of babies." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 22, 2018 - 3:07 am
Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism. Two of the most...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Fred Hubbell waves while holding hands with his wife, Charlotte, during a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Hubbell, a former life insurance executive whose family wealth in Des Moines dates back to the mid-1800s, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday, June 5. Gov. Kim Reynolds and party leaders were quick to question how voters could trust a candidate who was born into a rich family. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 08, 2018 - 8:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a Republican Party that celebrates capitalism and the American dream of building wealth, the GOP's initial line of attack against the new Iowa Democratic nominee for governor appears a bit out of character. Fred Hubbell, a former life insurance executive whose family...
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June 05, 2018 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government is under mounting pressure to ease Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws, but a Cabinet minister said Tuesday it would be wrong to impose change from London. "Personally, I want to see reform in Northern Ireland, but it is a matter for the people of...
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In this April 23, 2018 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration over the American Civil Liberties Union in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who was able to obtain an abortion after filing a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
June 04, 2018 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping away a lower court decision for the teen but rejecting a suggestion her lawyers should be disciplined. The...
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Rita Bettis, right, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa Legal Director, speaks during a news conference as Emma Goldman Clinic attorney Sam Jones, left, looks on, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. A judge says he'll temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month. The decision comes under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups that filed a lawsuit challenging the law. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 01, 2018 - 12:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups. Attorneys for the state and Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said during...
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In this May 22, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington. Step by step, the Trump administration is methodically remaking government policy on reproductive health _ potentially limiting access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, protesters opposed to abortion hold placards outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Britain’s leaders are facing increasing calls to take action to loosen abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland’s vote in favor of doing so, but complex political realities make quick action difficult. Prime Minister Theresa May is being asked by some legislators and activists to take steps that might lead to liberalization in the Northern Ireland now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal its constitutional ban. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)
May 28, 2018 - 9:33 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's leaders are facing increasing calls to take action to loosen abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland's landmark referendum in favor of doing so, but complex political realities may make quick action difficult. Prime Minister Theresa May is...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, people stand on the steps of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a protest against euthanasia. After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide Tuesday, May 29, 2018 on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this mostly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 28, 2018 - 6:38 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. The...
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