Though the bill faces certain defeat in the Senate, the push for abortion restrictions remains a touchstone issue for most Republicans, even as the party splinters between traditionalist conservatives and anti-establishment voters looking to roil Washington.
Catholic hospitals operate under religious directives prohibiting them from performing certain reproductive health services, including abortions. As Catholic providers grow by acquiring non-Catholic hospitals, a study reports it's affecting access to that care.
One of Donald Trump's earliest backers is taking advantage of a law signed by the president to further restrict funding to abortion providers, signing an executive order directing state agencies not to allocate state and federal money to healthcare providers affiliated in any way with abortion...
In a 2-1 ruling, a federal appeals court panel ruled that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.
Texas has formally submitted a first-of-its-kind waiver request that proposes a federally funded family planning program that does not include Planned Parenthood or providers that support or perform abortions.
HHS is proposing expanding exemptions to allow employers to opt out of offering birth control through their health plans if they are morally or religously opposed to it.
Texas' proposed Medicaid waiver, which includes a family planning program that excludes providers that perform abortions, could cause other conservative states to follow suit, ending care to nearly 17 million patients who depend on such services.
A federal judge overturned two Idaho laws that banned women from receiving a medication-induced abortion via telemedicine.
A study out Wednesday refutes the long-held conception that women who receive abortions experience negative mental health outcomes—an idea that has been used to justify legislation restricting abortions and requiring mental health counseling before undergoing the procedure.
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Wednesday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
A Republican lawmaker in Arkansas plans to file legislation next week to prohibit dilation and evacuation, or "D&E," a second trimester procedure that abortion supporters say is the safest and most common.
As a Donald Trump presidency nears, state lawmakers are readying abortion and reproductive health laws that draw battle lines across the nation.