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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rolls Back State’s Strict Abortion Law

It was a narrow win for abortion rights advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade last year. read more >
A Planned Parenthood facility in St. Paul, Minnesota
Health Care / Legal

Missouri Judge Hands Planned Parenthood a Medicaid Win

The ruling rejects a lawmaker's effort to stop the women's health organization from receiving any public funding. read more >
Health Care / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Low-Wage Workers Bear Financial Brunt of Denied Abortions

States with some of the nation's strictest abortion laws are among the hardest places to raise children, especially for the poor. read more >
A Planned Parenthood facility in St. Paul, Minnesota
Health Care / Media & Marketing

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50M in Midterm Elections

The historic proportions of the midterm campaign, when less money is usually spent, were made possible by a torrent of money raised after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. read more >
Protesters in Washington demand continued access to abortion in October 2021 after the ban on most abortions in Texas
Health Care / Legal

Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Sets Off New Court Fights

Many of the court cases will focus on "trigger laws," adopted in 13 states in anticipation of the ruling and designed to take effect swiftly. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Most Abortions

A federal judge blocks an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Lawsuit Challenges Arkansas’ Near-Total Abortion Ban

Abortion rights supporters file a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' near-total ban on the procedure that's part of an effort by conservatives to force the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Roe v. Wade decision. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Federal Judge Continues Blocking 3 Arkansas Abortion Laws

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that three Arkansas abortion restrictions she temporarily blocked will remain on hold while she considers a lawsuit challenging them. read more >
Health Care

Arkansas Lawmaker’s Plan Tightens Abortion Ban to 18 Weeks

A Republican lawmaker in Arkansas, which has some of the strictest abortion prohibitions in the country, wants the state to go even further with a measure that would prohibit the procedure 18 weeks into a pregnancy. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Federal Judge Again Blocks Arkansas Medication Abortion Law

A federal judge on Monday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Justices Allow Arkansas to Enforce Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas Abortion Facilities Threatened With Suspension

Two Arkansas abortion facilities were threatened with suspension — one for not listing the Red Cross on its emergency number list and another for using cloth booties on an exam table — under a new law that the abortion providers are challenging in federal court, according to documents released Wednesday. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Arkansas Again Cuts Off Medicaid Money to Planned Parenthood

Arkansas has again cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, following a court ruling upholding the state's decision to defund the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Appeals Court Keeps Arkansas Abortion Pill Limits on Hold

A federal appeals court is preventing Arkansas from enforcing restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered while Planned Parenthood asks the nation's highest court to review a ruling in favor of the law. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Planned Parenthood Seeks Halt to Arkansas Abortion Pill Law

Planned Parenthood asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to prevent Arkansas from enforcing restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered while the organization asks the nation's highest court to review a ruling in favor of the new limits. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Federal Court: Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Judge Hears Arguments in Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Laws

Abortion rights supporters said Thursday four new Arkansas laws they're trying to block would create unnecessary delays for women seeking the procedure and could effectively require a partner's consent beforehand, while the state argued the groups are coming up with problems that don't exist in the new restrictions. read more >
Jerry Cox
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Groups Issue Warning with Arkansas Abortion Lawsuits (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Opponents repeatedly warned that GOP moves to restrict abortion would prompt the types of legal challenges that have halted or overturned other bans enacted in recent years. And now the lawsuits are coming. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas House Restricts 2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure

Arkansas would become the third state in the nation to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure under a measure approved by the House on Monday, a move opponents blasted as unconstitutional. read more >
The Arkansas Capitol building in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas Panel OKs Restrictions on 2nd Trimester Abortions

An Arkansas legislative committee has voted to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester. read more >