Georgia , Kentucky , Mississippi and Ohio have passed laws that prohibit abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.
By Kim Chandler, Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
By Summer Ballentine, Associated Press
State governments are on a course to virtually eliminate abortion access in large chunks of the Deep South and Midwest.
By Russ Bynum, Associated Press
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says women's basic reproductive freedoms are at risk as President Trump prepares to name a new justice. Judy Woodruff talks with the New York Democrat about the brewing political battle, why she says Senate Leader Mitch McConnell…
By Nicole L. Novak and Natalie Lira, The Conversation
In the first half of the 20th century, approximately 60,000 people were sterilized under U.S. eugenics programs. California led the nation in this effort at social engineering.
By Bill Barrow and David Crary, Associated Press
The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't support abortion rights.
By Lev Facher, STAT
As the White House and Republican-led Congress take aim at federal funding for health providers like Planned Parenthood that offer abortion services, some state lawmakers may step in to fill the breach.
By PBS NewsHour
On Saturday, another crowd will gather on the National Mall -- not to celebrate, but to advocate. William Brangham talks with Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women's March On Washington, about the organization’s mission to protect women’s…
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
Reproductive rights activists opposed to Donald Trump’s nominee for health secretary have hit upon a potent rallying cry: the cost of birth control.
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