Abortion

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

A sign is shown on a Google building

Google Workers Demand Abortion Protections, Data Privacy

A letter signed by more than 650 employees calls for the inclusion of contractors in benefits for employees seeking an out-of-state abortion.

 | AP

Protesters line the street around the front of the Nebraska State Capitol.

Nebraska Woman Charged With Helping Daughter Have Abortion

Madison County Attorney Joseph Smith says he's never had a case involving an illegal abortion in his 32 years as the prosecutor.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors.

Indiana Becomes 1st State To Approve Abortion Ban Since Roe Reversal

Under the bill, all abortion clinics would lose their licenses, and abortions will be performed only in hospitals.

 | Maura Sirianni

People hug during a Value Them Both watch party after a question involving a constitutional amendment

Abortion Will Remain Legal In Kansas

Kansas voters voted against changing the state constitution regarding abortion. It will remain legal and protected by the state constitution.

 | Briana Koeneman

President Joe Biden

President Biden To Sign Executive Order Protecting Travel For Abortion

The order will allow states who haven't banned abortion to apply for Medicaid waivers to help them treat women who've traveled from out of state.

 | Kellan Howell and AP

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland

U.S. Sues Idaho Over Abortion Law

Federal prosecutors believe Idaho's ban would force doctors to violate a federal law that requires medical facilities to provide emergency treatment.

 | AP

People cheer at an election watch party in Overland Park, Kansas

Kansas Voters Resoundingly Protect Their Access To Abortion

The proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution would have added language stating that it does not grant the right to abortion.

 | AP and Stephanie Liebergen

Canvassers speak with prospective voters in Kansas

Kansas Voters To Decide On Abortion Rights

Voters are deciding Tuesday on an amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would allow state lawmakers to further restrict or ban abortions.

 | Stephanie Liebergen and AP

A family photo of Angela and Justin Orel with their child, Avett

Missouri Couple Shares Abortion Story

For families considering an abortion, the issue can be very complicated. One couple details traveling to different states and spending thousands.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Abortion clinic escorts

The Real-World Impacts Of Abortion Laws

Women across the country share how the Roe v. Wade decision affects them.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

An operating room technician performs an ultrasound on a patient at an abortion clinic.

Abortion Bans Already Impacting Critical Care Across U.S.

Women will die because of abortion bans, a doctor at Yale School of Medicine tells Newsy.

 | Scripps News Staff and Elina Tarkazikis

A medical setting

Newsy Investigates: Vague Health Exceptions In Abortion Bans

Abortion bans have exceptions to save a pregnant person's life, but the laws aren't clear about when a life is in danger, a Newsy investigation finds.

 | Patrick Terpstra

A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills.

Demand For Birth Control Skyrockets As People Fear Losing Access

As more states ban abortion access, the demand for birth control methods rises across the U.S.

 | Diana Zito

A sign with pictures of Supreme Court Justices Thomas, Kavanaugh, Alito, Coney Barrett and Gorsuch.

30 Days Since Supreme Court Overturned Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade essentially led the country to be made up of a patchwork of abortion laws.

 | Maura Sirianni

Abortion-rights supporters

Kentucky Judge Extends Block Of State's Abortion Ban

The injunction from Circuit Judge Mitch Perry allows the state's only two clinics to continue providing abortions while the case is litigated.

 | AP

Hope Medical Group for Women

A Judge Ruled Abortion Clinics In Louisiana Can Continue Operating

A clinic sued the state; and for the second time a Louisiana judge blocked the trigger law from taking effect, but no one knows for how long.

 | Tammy Estwick

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

House OKs Bill To Protect Contraception From Supreme Court

The bill is the latest example of Democrats latching onto their own version of culture war battles to appeal to female, progressive & minority voters.

 | AP

Abortion-rights activists rally at the Indiana Statehouse

Indiana Republicans Propose Banning Abortion With Exceptions

The move comes amid a political firestorm over a 10-year-old rape victim who came to the state from neighboring Ohio to end her pregnancy.

 | AP

Pro-abortion protesters in Georgia

Appeals Court Says Georgia Abortion Law Should Take Effect

The appeals court also rejected arguments that a “personhood” provision in the law is unconstitutionally vague.

 | AP