Calling the exam requirement "disrespectful and dehumanizing," a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman confirmed that the St. Louis clinic no longer performs it during a consultation at least 72 hours before an abortion. Doctors do perform a pelvic exam at the time…
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
A federal appeals court in Washington ruled against the Trump administration and kept in place an order blocking a policy it described as a "blanket ban" preventing immigrant teens in government custody from getting abortions.
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping protections for abortion on Wednesday in a new law that establishes access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" for women.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Top Capitol Hill Democrats are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party's presidential candidates to abandon it, arguing that attempts to undo the longstanding consensus will fail and won't be worth scuttling a…
By PBS NewsHour
Democratic presidential candidates are drawing a contrast between their own views and the laws Republican-led legislatures have passed to severely restrict the procedure.
By Blake Paterson, Associated Press
The gift was from a top donor who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban.
By Bill Barrow, Associated Press
Biden said that no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions.
By Gretchen Frazee
State legislatures pushing abortion legislation that caters to the extremes risks go against the views of most Americans, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist, which could spark a backlash against the party in the…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Research using fetal tissue has led to life-saving advances including development of vaccines for rubella and rabies, and drugs for the HIV virus.
By Jim Salter, Associated Press
Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer will hear testimony in a hearing on Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction that would keep open its abortion clinic in St. Louis.
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