In our news wrap Tuesday, Army Sec. Mark Esper criticized Turkey’s purchase of Russian-made air defenses during his Senate confirmation hearing for defense secretary. Esper called the NATO ally’s decision “very disappointing.” Also, federally funded family planning clinics can no…
By David Crary, Associated Press
Dr. Leana Wen said the board ended her employment at a secret meeting.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The commission is part of the Trump administration's review the role of human rights in American foreign policy and is expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion.
More than 35 U.S. states have laws classifying a fetus as a victim in a homicide or an assault. Those laws can result in criminal charges against pregnant women, as highlighted by a recent Alabama case involving a woman whose…
By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett halts enforcement of the so-called heartbeat bill law that opponents argued would effectively ban the procedure. That's because a fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before…
By Kate Brumback, Associated Press
The so-called heartbeat law bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant.
By Associated Press
The St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate can continue to perform the procedure for now as a court case proceeds.
By Bill Barrow, Associated Press
Biden's recent fumbles on abortion and race are a reminder that early front-runners often face the most intense scrutiny.
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
More than 20 states and several civil rights and health organizations challenged the rules in cases filed in Oregon, Washington and California. But a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco called the rules…
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