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Indiana Investigating Child Rape Victim's Abortion Doctor

AG Todd Rokita calls her an 'abortion activist acting as a doctor with a history of failing to report'

(Newser) - "There's a strong public interest in understanding ... [if] any woman is having an abortion in our state." So Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita told Fox News on Wednesday, explaining why his office will investigate the Indianapolis OB-GYN who admitted to treating a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio....

State's Sole Abortion Clinic Sues to Stop Ban

North Dakota law took effect after Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade

(Newser) - North Dakota's sole clinic that provides abortion services filed a lawsuit in state court Thursday seeking to block a law that banned abortion following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade . The Red River Women's Clinic argues that the ban violates the rights to...

Google to Remove Location Data After Visits to Clinics

Tech companies face pressure over user information after abortion ruling

(Newser) - Google has announced that it will remove users’ location history entries soon after they visit an abortion provider, after facing pressure over fears the information could be used in prosecutions. An executive detailed the privacy change in a blog post Friday, the Hill reports, saying it will take effect in...

Texas Court Blocks Order Resuming Abortions

Houston judge had allowed procedures 3 days earlier

(Newser) - The Texas Supreme Court has blocked an order that had briefly allowed some clinics to resume abortions in the state, the latest development in legal scrambles across the US since Roe v. Wade was overturned. The court on Friday night stopped a three-day-old order by a Houston judge who said...

Senator Explains How Roe Decision Will Make GOP Stronger
Josh Hawley:
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Josh Hawley: Roe Will Give GOP More Electoral Strength

Senator says Democrats will head for blue states

(Newser) - With Roe v. Wade overturned, social media has been flooded with posts by pro-choice US residents considering a move to another state. According to Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, that's exactly what the GOP needs to happen. His prediction: "More and more red states are going to...

Kentucky Abortion Law Blocked
Judge Holds Up Abortion Law

Judge Holds Up Abortion Law

Kentucky's clinics say they aren't ready to comply with new statute

(Newser) - A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a state law that effectively eliminated abortions in Kentucky after the state's two remaining clinics said they couldn't meet its requirements. The decision by US District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings was a victory for abortion rights advocates and a setback for...

Oklahoma Law Makes It a Felony to Perform Abortion

Governor signs tough new law

(Newser) - Updated: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes it a felony to perform an abortion, part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights. The bill, which takes effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns next month,...

Missouri Proposal Could Signal New Anti-Abortion Strategy

It seeks to ban out-of-state abortions with enforcement by private citizens

(Newser) - It's not only in Texas that women are getting around a strict abortion law by traveling out of state or buying abortion pills online. The same thing is playing out in states including Missouri, which passed a law in 2019 making abortion illegal after eight weeks of pregnancy including...

How Women Are Getting Around Texas&#39; Abortion Law
How Women Are Getting
Around Texas' Abortion Law

How Women Are Getting Around Texas' Abortion Law

They're traveling out of state, ordering abortion pills from overseas

(Newser) - Abortions among Texas women have fallen by only 10% since September, when Texas' strict abortion law went into effect, as women look outside the Lone Star State for help, the New York Times reports. That's according to two new studies, which show women traveled out of state for abortion...

Texas Reports 60% Plunge in Abortions Under New Law

Data for the first month also show no one filed a suit to collect $10K state offers

(Newser) - Abortions in Texas fell by 60% in the first month under the most restrictive abortion law in the US in decades, according to new figures that for the first time reveal a full accounting of the immediate impact. The nearly 2,200 abortions reported by Texas providers in September came...

Supreme Court Deals Texas Abortion Clinics New Setback

Declines to speed up the ongoing court case

(Newser) - Update: In the latest setback for abortion rights in Texas, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to speed up the ongoing court case over the state's ban on most abortions. Over dissents from the three liberal justices, the court declined to order a federal appeals court to return the...

Poland Instructs Obstetricians After Woman Dies

Officials act after widespread protests of new abortion restriction

(Newser) - Update: One day after nationwide protests over a new restriction in Poland's abortion law, health officials have told doctors they may legally end a pregnancy when the life or health of the mother is in danger. The Health Ministry made the announcement in the form of instructions to obstetricians,...

Appeals Court Sides With Texas on Abortion Yet Again

Ruling pushes the Texas law closer to returning to the Supreme Court

(Newser) - Texas can continue banning most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s latest attempt to undo a novel law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years. It pushes the Texas law closer to returning to the Supreme...

Clinics Turn Patients Away After Brief Gap on Abortion Ban

Biden administration hasn't said anything about a next step

(Newser) - Texas clinics on Saturday canceled appointments booked during a 48-hour reprieve from the most restrictive abortion law in the US, which was back in effect as weary providers again focus their hopes on the Supreme Court. The Biden administration, which sued Texas over the law, has yet to say whether...

Justice Alito Takes Issue With the 'Sinister' Term 'Shadow Docket'

Justice blasts 'shadow docket' criticism in speech at Notre Dame

(Newser) - Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday lashed out at the suggestion that there's "something sneaky and dangerous" about the Supreme Court's emergency docket, through which it allowed Texas' restrictive abortion law to take effect . In a speech at the University of Notre Dame days before the start of...

Game Studio CEO Steps Down After Praising Texas Law

Tripwire Interactive faced huge backlash after tweet from John Gibson

(Newser) - Gaming studio Tripwire Interactive announced Monday night that John Gibson had stepped down as CEO—two days after he expressed support for the new Texas abortion law. Gibson and Tripwire faced a major backlash after Gibson tweeted that he was "proud" of the Supreme Court for affirming the law,...

Ruling Shields Texas Clinics From Abortion Suits, for Now

Judge handed down temporary restraining order Friday

(Newser) - A state judge has shielded, for now, Texas abortion clinics from lawsuits by an anti-abortion group under a new state abortion law in a narrow ruling handed down Friday. Per the AP , the temporary restraining order Friday by state District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble in Austin in response to the...

5th Circuit Charts Its Own, Ideological Course
5th Circuit Charts Its
Own, Dangerous Course

5th Circuit Charts Its Own, Dangerous Course

Letting Texas abortion law take effect without a hearing is just one example, Ruth Marcus writes

(Newser) - There's a federal appeals court compiling a record like no other, Ruth Marcus writes in an opinion piece in the Washington Post . The 5th Circuit's refusal to hold up the nation's most restrictive abortion law long enough for a district judge to hold a hearing on it...

Appeals Court Rules on Texas Ban of Abortion Method

Judges uphold law barring procedure commonly used to end 2nd-trimester pregnancies

(Newser) - A Texas law outlawing an abortion method commonly used to end second-trimester pregnancies was upheld Wednesday by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. The 2017 law in question has never been enforced. It seeks to prohibit the use of forceps to remove a fetus from the womb—what supporters...

Groups Try to Block Texas Law Allowing Citizen Abortion Suits

Planned Parenthood, ACLU call legislation unconstitutional, intimidation tool

(Newser) - A new Texas law inviting citizens to file lawsuits against anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion has been challenged in federal court. Several advocacy groups, including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Austin against the law , which is scheduled to take...

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