Abortion

Boxes of the abortion drug mifepristone.

FDA Finalizes Rule Expanding Availability Of Abortion Pills

The rule updates the drug's labeling to allow many more retail pharmacies to dispense the pills, so long as they complete a certification process.

 | AP

Clinic escorts for abortion patients sit in a parking lot.

In Real Life: Post-Roe limbo

Some patients seeking abortion services are traveling hundreds of miles to seek care.

 | Hailey Gavin and Amber Strong and Alexandra Travis and Karen Rodriguez

People gather in front of the Georgia State Capital in Atlanta.

Georgia High Court Reinstates Ban On Abortions After 6 Weeks

Georgia’s ban originally took effect in July, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People wait for a Senate hearing to begin to discuss a fetal heartbeat abortion ban in Tennessee.

Patients Are Concerned With The Future Of Fertility Treatments

Infertility advocacy groups fear new laws could be introduced in some state legislatures next session that put barriers on IVF.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Group protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Judge Overturns Georgia's 6-Week Abortion Ban

In 2019, Georgia passed a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into pregnancy.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People rally for the right to an abortion.

How Abortion Became A Focus Of Midterm Elections

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, the right to an abortion has been a state issue, putting it on the midterm ballots.

 | Amber Strong

Bottom of gun in a man's hand shows an American flag decal with a blue line

Sheriffs And Prosecutors Becoming More Publicly Defiant Of State Laws

Sheriffs and prosecutors in some areas are choosing not to enforce certain state laws like new gun regulations, or prosecute for abortion ban cases.

 | Daniel Grossman

An empty recovery area and abortion procedure room

Arizona Agrees Not To Enforce Total Abortion Ban Until 2023

This move means abortions will remain legal until after 15 weeks gestation at least until early January, and likely longer.

 | AP

People gather in front of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to protest abortion restrictions

Trial Over Georgia's Restrictive Abortion Law To Begin

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney has scheduled two days of testimony in a suit seeking to strike down the law on multiple grounds.

 | AP

President Biden

President Biden Vows Abortion Legislation As Top Priority Next Year

President Biden made remarks about legislation codifying Roe v. Wade at a Democratic National Committee event Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

 | AP

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker.

Herschel Walker Denies Previous Support For National Abortion Ban

Walker insisted his position is the same as Georgia's state law, the so-called heartbeat bill that bans abortion at six weeks.

 | AP and Willie James Inman

Hawaii Gov. David Ige speaks at a news conference.

Hawaii Won't Cooperate With States Prosecuting For Abortions

Hawaii Democratic Gov. David Ige is the latest to sign an order in response to conservative states that have adopted abortion bans or restrictions.

 | AP

The sun rises behind the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Won't Weigh In On Fetal Personhood Case

The high court declined to take up a case out of Rhode Island over whether fetuses should have constitutional rights.

 | Kellan Howell

Abortion-rights protesters attend a rally outside the state capitol in Lansing, Michigan

Amendments, Measures Affecting Abortion On Ballots In 5 States

Abortion will be directly on the ballot for residents in California, Vermont, Michigan, Kentucky and Montana following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Teenage girl stands outside.

Teen Interest In Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars After Roe

The growing interest exists even in states like North Carolina, where abortion remains legal but the Legislature is conservative.

 | AP

Protesters march around the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Arizona Judge: State Can Enforce Near-Total Abortion Ban

The ruling means the state's abortion clinics will have to shut down and anyone seeking an abortion will have to go out of state.

 | AP

Carol Tobias, president of National Right To Life, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference

Election '22: What Matters: Support For A National Abortion Ban

National Right to Life Committee head Carol Tobias talks about the possibility of a limited federal abortion ban.

 | Scripps News Staff

Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors.

Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Ban A Week After It Took Effect

The ban replaced Indiana laws that prohibited abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and restricted them after the 13th week.

 | AP

People rally in support of abortion rights at the state Capitol in Sacramento

California Governor Runs Billboard Campaign For New Abortion Website

California launched a publicly funded website to promote the state's abortion services, listing clinics and linking to financial help for travel.

 | James Packard

Abortion rights supporters outside the West Virginia Senate chamber.

West Virginia Legislature Passes Abortion Ban With Few Exceptions

The legislation would allow victims of rape and incest to obtain abortions at up to eight weeks of pregnancy, if they report to law enforcement first.

 | AP

Sen. Lindsey Graham

GOP's Graham Unveils Nationwide Abortion Ban After 15 Weeks

The bill would prohibit the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy with rare exceptions.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Republican South Carolina Sen. Tom Davis.

South Carolina Senators Reject A Near-Total Abortion Ban

Senators did pass a change that cuts the time that victims of rape and incest who become pregnant can seek an abortion from 20 weeks to 12 weeks.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Abortion rights protesters chant

Abortion Driving More Women To Vote In Midterm Elections

Without any federal protection for reproductive rights, it's votes for state and local officials that can have the biggest impact.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Demonstrators with signs stand outside the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Indiana Abortion Clinics Sue To Block Ban Set To Take Effect

The lawsuit claims the ban "strips away the fundamental rights of people seeking abortion care" in violation of the Indiana Constitution.

 | AP

Nancy Davis stands on the steps of Louisiana's state Capitol building alongside her attorney and others.

Louisiana Woman Was Denied An Abortion For Fetus Without A Skull

Nancy Davis is pushing back against a Louisiana hospital she claims denied her an abortion after telling her the fetus would not survive.

 | Tammy Estwick

People protesting abortion bans.

Abortion Trigger Laws Take Effect In 3 More U.S. States

Trigger laws restricting access to abortion took effect Friday in Tennessee, Texas and Idaho.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A sign reading "My Body, My Choice" is ripped outside the Idaho State Capitol Building

Federal Judge Blocks Idaho Abortion Ban In Medical Emergencies

The ruling means the state temporarily cannot prosecute anyone who is performing an abortion in an emergency medical situation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Methotrexate pills

Abortion Bans Have Unintended Medication Consequences

Laws to ban abortions have had unintended consequences for patients with autoimmune diseases.

 | Lindsey Theis

Bipartisan counting teams prepare to recount nearly 150,000 ballots in Wichita, Kansas.

Kansas Recount Confirms Results In Favor Of Abortion Rights

An unexpected turnout of voters on Aug. 2 rejected a ballot measure that would have removed protections for abortion rights from Kansas Constitution.

 | AP

Abortion rights protesters at a rally

Judge: Prosecutors Cannot Enforce Michigan's Abortion Ban

The 1931 law in Michigan, triggered after Roe was overturned, bans abortion in all instances except when the life of the pregnant person is at risk.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff