Indiana limits abortion data for privacy under near-total ban, but some GOP candidates push back

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana allows so few abortions that health officials stopped releasing individual reports to protect patient privacy — a move some Republicans are now fighting to reverse. The Republicans, including prominent candidates for office this year, want access to reports detailing each abortion still performed in the state. Advocates for abortion rights and … Read more

Experts group says abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy’s first 12 weeks

[ad_1] BERLIN — An independent experts commission recommended Monday that abortion in Germany should no longer fall under the country’s penal code and be made legal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, abortion is considered illegal in Germany but not punishable if a woman undergoes mandatory counseling and a three-day wait period before … Read more

Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law

[ad_1] WARSAW, Poland — WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish opponents of abortion marched in Warsaw on Sunday to protest recent steps by the new government to liberalize the predominantly Catholic nation’s strict laws and allow termination of pregnancy until the 12th week. Poland’s Catholic Church has called for Sunday to be a day of prayer … Read more

Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories after Roe’s demise

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For decades, only three people knew Gloria Johnson had had an abortion. But a year of watching women and doctors agonize under Tennessee’s strict abortion ban kicked up a fire in the longtime Democrat. She watched in dismay as her Republican colleagues in the General Assembly dismissed concerns that the law … Read more

Kamala Harris campaigns in Arizona, blames Trump for abortion ruling

[ad_1] Kamala Harris campaigns in Arizona, blames Trump for abortion ruling – CBS News Watch CBS News Vice President Kamala Harris campaigned in Arizona Friday, where she blamed former President Donald Trump for the Arizona Supreme Court ruling earlier this week which could pave the way to revive a near-total abortion ban. Janet Shamlian has … Read more

Kansas governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for minors and 2 anti-abortion bills

[ad_1] TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ governor on Friday vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she called a “vague” bill making it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s actions set up a series of confrontations … Read more

Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here’s what’s happening in other states

[ad_1] Developments this week in Arizona underscored something that was already apparent about the 2024 elections in the United States: Abortion is going to loom large as an issue in state and federal elections — including the presidential race — and directly in the form of referendums in some states. An Arizona Supreme Court ruling … Read more

Maine lawmakers approve shield law for providers of abortion and gender-affirming care

[ad_1] The Democratic-controlled Maine Legislature gave final approval Friday to a bill that would protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from legal action brought in other states. If signed by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, Maine would join more than a dozen states that shield medical providers and others from out-of-state investigations … Read more

Polish lawmakers will vote on whether to lift a near-total abortion ban

[ad_1] WARSAW, Poland — Polish lawmakers are due to vote Friday on whether to lift a near-total ban on abortion, a highly divisive issue in the traditionally Roman Catholic country, which has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe. The party of centrist Prime Minister Donald Tusk wants to change the law to allow … Read more

Iowa asks state Supreme Court to let its restrictive abortion law go into effect

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to let its blocked abortion law go into effect and uphold it altogether, disputing abortion providers’ claims it infringes on women’s rights to exercise bodily autonomy. The law, which bans most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and before many women … Read more