House approves GOP bill outlawing most late-term abortions

By Associated Press  |  October 04, 2017

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.

As Catholic systems grow by acquiring other hospitals, abortions plummet

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 14, 2017

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.

S.C. governor's order says funds won't go to abortion providers

By Associated Press  |  August 28, 2017

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...

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

By Associated Press  |  August 16, 2017

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 submits controversial abortion carve-out Medicaid waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 07, 2017

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.

Abortion doesn't lead to mental health issues, but being denied a procedure does

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 14, 2016

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.

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

By Associated Press  |  December 07, 2016

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.

Trump win buoys push for new abortion limits in Arkansas

By Associated Press  |  December 02, 2016

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.


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