Abortion Legalized in Northern Ireland

The British government has pressed ahead with the legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland. A right of access to abortion was included in the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019, which passed into law last October, and a legal framework for abortion provision was announced March 25.  […]

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Mississippi Governor Cancels Abortions During Crisis

Gov. Tate Reeves promised to take action against the state's lone abortion clinic if it continues to provide abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. Reeves has worked for years to limit and end abortion in Mississippi. He told reporters at a press conference that he considers abortion an elective  […]

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Coronavirus Stops Abortions in Texas

Citing the need to preserve health care capacity for COVID-19 patients, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that abortions should not be performed unless the mother's life is in danger. The warning comes one day after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered health care facilities and professionals to postpone  […]

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Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Dies in Utah

A controversial state bill to require ultrasounds before an abortion died without a final vote, days after all six of Utah’s female senators — both Republican and Democratic — made national news by walking out of their chamber to protest the measure. The legislation has been in limbo between the  […]

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Supreme Court Hears Louisiana Abortion Case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on the fate of a Louisiana abortion law as abortion rights advocates voiced their concerns outside the court on one side and anti-abortion activists on the other. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.  […]

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Schumer Threatens Court Justices

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh that they will "pay the price" if they take a position he disagrees with in deciding a case that addresses the credentials required for doctors who perform abortions. "I  […]

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