Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decision by a lower court […]

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don’t qualify as essential surgeries. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday that the order issued over the weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott barred “any type of abortion that is […]

Over 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor’s home

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities said. The Will County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release late Friday that an attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s family contacted the coroner’s office […]

King defends abortion ban with no rape, incest exceptions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve King on Wednesday defended his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether “there would be any population of the world left” if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, the Iowa […]

Trump administration agrees to delay health care rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to postpone implementing a rule allowing medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds while the so-called “conscience” rule is challenged in a California court. The rule was supposed to take effect on July 22 but the U.S. Department of […]

Guest Editorial: Bill O’Sullivan “The Sage” makes interesting observation to highlight Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion in May 28 abortion case

Bill “The Sage” O’Sullivan, Guest Editorial Justice Thomas planted the seeds for tumbling Roe v. Wade yesterday. In 1980 I ran for Congress. I went before the New Jersey Right to Life screening committee. At the time the Pro Life Amendment was the Gold Standard. I told them that it would never happen and that […]

Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor’s desk

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures. In a 79-23 vote, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a bill barring abortion once there’s a detectable […]

Supreme Court signals more openness to state abortion rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains. At the same time, the justices declined to take on an issue closer to the core of abortion rights, rejecting the state’s appeal […]

‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy. “Here we go again,” U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. “Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability.” His […]

“Sleepy Joe” Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Sleepy Joe” Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law “should it become necessary,” his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president. The hot-button issue has shot to the forefront of the Democratic primary following a spate of new […]