Wyoming’s Constitution guarantees a right to make individual health care decisions. The new ban attempts to circumvent that right by declaring that abortion is not health care.
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Wisconsin Court Candidates Clash Over Abortion and Democracy
In their lone debate, Janet Protasiewicz, a liberal, and Daniel Kelly, a conservative, unleashed searing attacks on each other. At stake is a crucial seat on the battleground state’s Supreme Court.
Wyoming Becomes First State to Outlaw Abortion Pills
Medication abortion providers could serve six months in prison under the law, one of a growing number of efforts by conservative states to target the pills.
Walgreens Is Caught in the Cross-Fire of the Abortion Wars
The abortion pill decision by Walgreens reflects the right’s success in using corporations to affect public policy.
In Iowa, Kamala Harris Says Republicans Won’t Stop at Abortion
“If politicians start using the court to undo doctors’ decisions, imagine where that can lead,” Ms. Harris said at a discussion on abortion with local lawmakers and medical officials.
N. Dakota Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Ban; Says Constitution Protects Procedure
The court’s opinion is not the final word on the case, but it upheld a lower court’s decision to suspend the state’s abortion ban.
Texas Judge Hears Case to End Federal Approval of Abortion Pill
The judge said he would decide soon whether to issue a preliminary injunction ordering the F.D.A. to withdraw its approval of the drug or wait for the full trial.
In Wisconsin, Liberals Barrage Conservative Supreme Court Candidate With Attack Ads
Daniel Kelly, the conservative candidate for a swing seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, promised that help was on the way. But his campaign has already been outspent on TV by $9.1 million to nothing.
Lawyers to Face Off Before Judge in Closely Watched Abortion Pills Case
The first hearing in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn F.D.A. approval of the pills takes place Wednesday morning in Texas.
Abortion Opponents Want to Make Women Afraid to Get Help From Their Friends
A wrongful-death lawsuit in Texas is an act of intimidation.
Judge in Abortion Pill Case Set Hearing but Sought to Delay Telling the Public
Saying he wanted safe and orderly proceedings, Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk asked lawyers not to disclose the hearing and planned to add it to the public case file only the evening before.
Inside Ron DeSantis’s Politicized Removal of an Elected Prosecutor
The Florida governor accused the Democratic prosecutor of undermining public safety. But a close examination of the episode reveals just how fueled it was by Mr. DeSantis’s political aims.
Seeking Evangelicals’ Support Again, Trump Confronts a Changed Religious Landscape
Evangelicals were wooed by Donald Trump’s promise of an anti-abortion Supreme Court. Now, they’re back playing the field.
Macron Calls for Enshrining the Right to Abortion in the French Constitution
President Emmanuel Macron honored Gisèle Halimi, a lawyer who worked for the legalization of abortion, but some of her family members and supporters assailed his use of her legacy.
The Abortion Pill Fight
Since Roe v. Wade ended, the battle over legal abortion has largely shifted to access to pills.
Florida Republicans Propose 6-Week Abortion Ban
The bills would tighten the current 15-week limit and offer narrow exceptions. Gov. Ron DeSantis said he welcomed “pro-life legislation.”
Walgreens Faces Blowback for Not Offering Abortion Pill in 21 States
The chain’s situation shows the complicated legal and reputational landscape that it and its competitors must navigate in the post-Roe era.
Five Women Sue Texas Over the State’s Abortion Ban
The women, backed by an abortion-rights group, say they were denied abortions under state law despite risks to themselves and their fetuses that made the procedure a medical necessity.
How the Fall of Roe Turned North Carolina Into an Abortion Destination
The state, surrounded by neighbors with abortion bans and restrictions, has had a 37 percent rise in abortions since the constitutional right to abortion was overturned.
Walgreens Says It Won’t Offer the Abortion Pill Mifepristone in Conservative States
The decision applies to 21 states whose attorneys general threatened Walgreens and other pharmacies with legal action if they dispensed the pill there.
A Threat to Abortion Pills. Plus, the U.S. Shares Secrets.
A lawsuit could force the F.D.A. to revoke its approval of the two main drugs used for medication abortion in the United States.
12 States Sue F.D.A., Seeking Removal of Special Restrictions on Abortion Pill
The suit argues that rules applying to mifepristone unnecessarily limit patients’ access to medication abortion.
Global Declines in Maternal Mortality Have Stalled
Death rates in the United States have increased in recent years, as they have in Europe, the W.H.O. reported.
In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race, Democratic Turnout Was High
Democratic turnout was high in the Tuesday primary for the State Supreme Court, ahead of a costly general election that will decide the future of abortion rights and gerrymandered maps in the state.
Liberal Judge Is First to Advance in Major Wisconsin Supreme Court Election
Janet Protasiewicz, a liberal judge from Milwaukee County, will face one of two conservatives in a race that could tilt the balance of the court, with abortion rights, gerrymandered maps and more in the balance.
A New Goal for Abortion Bills: Punish or Protect Doctors
The legislative calendar is packed with 300 abortion bills. “You can’t go to jail for screwing up an appendectomy,” one lawmaker said.
Sweep in 3 Special Elections Gives Democrats Control of Pennsylvania House
Three Democratic victories flipped the House for the first time in a dozen years by a single seat in the battleground state.
Do Abortion Rights Hang On State Constitutions?
Many of the legal arguments seeking to overturn abortion bans rely on rights provided by the states, and how they are interpreted by state supreme courts.
New Lawsuit Challenges State Bans on Abortion Pills
The case, brought by GenBioPro, a company that makes one of two abortion drugs, argues that it is unconstitutional for a state to bar access to a medication approved by the federal government.
2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy
The election for a swing seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has huge policy stakes for the battleground state. Cash is pouring in, and some of the candidates have shed any pretense of judicial neutrality.
Women’s March Holds Nationwide Rallies on 50th Anniversary of Roe
The annual march, which was started in 2017 as a reaction to the election of President Donald J. Trump, this year focused on abortion rights.
‘We Are on the Right Side of History,’ Harris Says on Roe’s 50th Anniversary
The vice president said the Biden administration was “fighting back” against reproductive health restrictions by directing several federal agencies to explore how to support access to the abortion pill.
Early Abortion Looks Nothing Like What You’ve Been Told
We are primary care physicians who perform abortions. This fall, we published images of early pregnancy tissue. People were shocked by what they saw.
Older Voters Know Exactly What’s at Stake, and They’ll Be Here for Quite a While
There were intriguing hints in the November election of a gray countercurrent that helped damp the expected red wave.
Women’s March Plans Nationwide Rallies on Sunday for 50th Anniversary of Roe
The annual march, which was started in 2017 as a reaction to the election of former President Donald J. Trump, this year is focused on abortion rights.
Inside the Supreme Court Inquiry: Seized Phones, Affidavits and Distrust
An investigation of the abortion opinion leak was meant to right the institution amid a slide in public confidence. Instead, employees say, it deepened suspicions and caused disillusionment.
Supreme Court Justices Were Interviewed in Investigation of Leaked Abortion Opinion
The clarification by the court’s marshal, who oversaw the investigation, followed widespread speculation about the scope of the interviews.
Did the Supreme Court’s Leak Investigation Let the Justices Off the Hook?
It’s unclear if the nine people on the bench were even questioned.
After Roe Decision, March for Life Kicks Off in Washington
The annual anti-abortion gathering to protest Roe v. Wade is the first since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion.
Republicans Under Pressure as Anti-Abortion Activists Call for a National Ban
Activists are pushing for tougher abortion restrictions, while politicians fear turning off swing voters who don’t support strict limits like a national ban.
The New Cutting Edge of Abortion- Rights Legislation
New York should try to protect doctors sending pills through the mail.
Supreme Court Says It Hasn’t Found Who Leaked Opinion Overturning Roe
The leak of the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, published by Politico in May, was an extraordinary breach of the court’s usual secrecy.
Can Trump Count on Evangelicals in 2024? Some Leaders Are Wavering.
The former president, who relied on evangelical voters in 2016, has accused Christian leaders of “disloyalty” and blamed them for Republicans’ disappointing midterm performance.
On Roe v. Wade’s 50th Anniversary, Abortion Opponents Reach a Crossroads
The March for Life, held each year for a half-century, should be a celebration now that Roe v. Wade has fallen. Instead, anti-abortion activists are split over what comes next.
Kamala Harris to Speak in Florida on 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
She will contrast the Biden administration’s efforts with Republicans across the country who have tried to curtail access to abortion and some forms of contraception since the ruling was overturned.
Does the War Over Abortion Have a Future?
The issue is no longer a political hammer for the right.
The Father of the Abortion Pill
The 96-year-old scientist who came up with an idea for an “unpregnancy pill” decades ago has led an eventful life, from his teenage days in the French Resistance to his friendships with famous artists.
The Sunday Read: ‘Risking Everything to Offer Abortion Access Across State Lines’
Doctors and midwives in blue states are working to get abortion pills into red states — setting the stage for a historic legal clash.
House Passes Bill That Could Subject Some Abortion Doctors to Prosecution
As part of an anti-abortion rights effort, Republicans pushed through a bill laying out criminal penalties for doctors who fail to resuscitate babies born after an attempted abortion.