Reproductive rights

Anti-abortion activist Rev. Terry Gensemer gestures toward a new clinic being constructed by Planned Parenthood in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The organization is working on the project despite a new state law that virtually bans abortion in Alabama. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
June 15, 2019 - 8:24 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the 10,...
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June 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court force the Republican to approve...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, John Legend performs "Preach" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer says he isn’t sure a boycott would lead to the states changing course, but he knows that “money talks.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 10:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott would be successful, but says "it's a conversation that needs to be had. "Particularly when these...
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June 10, 2019 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats on Capitol Hill are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party's presidential candidates to abandon it. Lawmakers are arguing that any attempt to undo the longstanding consensus is doomed to fail and not worth...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospitals and abortion clinics, to bury or cremate any fetal remains whether from abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth, and they would be banned from donating aborted fetal tissue to medical researchers in Austin. Tissue left over from elective abortions has been used in scientific research for decades, and is credited with leading to lifesaving vaccines and other advances. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 08, 2019 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worried this kind of research is headed for the chopping block. The Trump administration is cracking down...
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University of Alabama employees Joe Densmore, left, and Jeremy Scales remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. (GaryCosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 5:25 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A top donor to the University of Alabama says he believes the school is punishing him after he called on students to boycott enrolling at the university in response to the...
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University of Alabama employees remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. (AP Photo/Blake Paterson)
June 07, 2019 - 5:23 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama gave back a philanthropist's $26.5 million donation and took his name off the law school Friday, a week after he called on students to boycott the institution over the state's new abortion ban. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old Florida real...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat. Most studios that have commented have said they're waiting to see if the so-called "heartbeat" law...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 07, 2019 - 4:40 am
ATLANTA (AP) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. "If I believe health care is a right, as I do,...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 06, 2019 - 9:40 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. "If I believe health care is a right, as I do,...
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