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Abortion law 'harsher in Northern Ireland than in Alabama'

Women can face jail sentences up to life in UK due to Victorian legislation, say campaignersAlabama’s near total ban on abortion mirrors the situation in one corner of th...

Abortion law 'harsher in Northern Ireland than in Alabama'

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Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage LONDON (AP) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region’s leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples to be treated the same way in Northern Ireland as they are in ...
18:00, 05/18/2019

First openly gay DUP candidate elected in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which has consistently opposed the introduction of gay marriage in the British region, on Friday welcomed the election of its first openly gay candidate....
21:34, 05/03/2019

Thousands March in Northern Ireland Demanding Same-Sex Marriage Equality (LONDON) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region’s leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples to be treated the same way in Northern Ireland as they are ...
23:00, 05/18/2019

Bombardier to sell key Northern Ireland plant, shocking workers Canada's Bombardier Inc shocked workers in Northern Ireland on Thursday by announcing it would sell its Belfast operation, the largest high-tech manufacturer in the British region, which employs 3,600 people....
18:17, 05/02/2019

Things ‘Stopped Changing’: Why Conflict Still Flares in Northern Ireland The killing of a young journalist has brought renewed focus on the region’s paramilitary groups. But economic stagnation is as much a driver of violence as politics....
19:34, 04/30/2019

Police investigating Northern Ireland journalist killing arrest four Police investigating last month's murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland arrested four people in Londonderry on Thursday under terrorist legislation, authorities said....
16:34, 05/09/2019

4 men arrested in connection to killing of Northern Ireland reporter Lyra McKee Four men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee, according to the Northern Ireland Police Service....
13:51, 05/09/2019

Northern Ireland police arrest 4 in Lyra McKee murder probe LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the killing of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by paramilitary gunfire in Northern Ireland last month, have made four arrests. The Police Service of Northern Ireland says males aged 15, 18, 38 and 51 were a...
15:17, 05/09/2019

UK PM May to talk to Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein in coming days: spokeswoman British Prime Minister Theresa May will talk to Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein in the coming days about efforts to restore the region's devolved government, May's spokeswoman said on Friday....
13:17, 05/10/2019

Britain and Ireland will work to end Northern Irish vacuum in weeks not months: Coveney Ireland and Britain will work with Northern Irish parties to try to restore a devolved government in the province within weeks rather than months, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said....
11:34, 05/10/2019

Lyra McKee's partner joins thousands in rally to demand equal marriage rights in Northern Ireland The partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has joined thousands to line the streets of Belfast to challenge the UK government on same-sex marriage laws....
22:34, 05/18/2019

Alabama’s Abortion Ban Isn’t Only About Abortion. Opponents Are Afraid it May Drive Doctors Out of the State Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on May 15 signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the country, sparking fears not only about abortion access, but also about how the policy could worsen disparities that already endanger the health of women living in the s...
22:00, 05/16/2019

Josh Hawley: Alabama abortion ban is ‘direct response’ to New York’s late-term abortion law Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said that Alabama’s passage of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bill is a reaction to late-term abortion legislation seen in states like New York, and exaggerated the extent of the proposed measures....
22:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama governor signs nation’s strictest abortion ban, which makes performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama governor signs nation’s strictest abortion ban, which makes performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases....
02:34, 05/16/2019

Hillary Clinton promotes abortion fund, decries 'attacks on women's lives' amid Alabama abortion ban Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted state-level abortion restrictions, calling on Wednesday for her followers to donate to organizations that either fund abortions or help elect pro-choice candidates....
02:17, 05/16/2019

McCarthy: Alabama abortion law 'goes further than I believe' The top Republican in the House said Thursday that he believes Alabama’s new restrictive abortion law — the strictest in the nation — goes too far.“It goes further than I believe, yes,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters during a ne...
00:00, 05/17/2019

Alabama passes near complete ban on abortion A bill banning nearly all abortions in Alabama passed the House of Representatives 74 to 3, with nearly all Democrats exiting the chamber in protest before the vote....
11:00, 05/01/2019

House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Republican says Alabama’s new state law banning almost all abortions goes too far. California Rep. Kevin McCarthy says the law, which doesn’t allow exceptions for abortions in cases of rape and incest, R...
20:17, 05/16/2019

Romney says he doesn't support Alabama abortion law Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday said he doesn't support a recently enacted law prohibiting nearly all abortions at any point during pregnancy in Alabama. "I don't support the Alabama law," the Utah Republican and 2012 GOP nominee for president told CNN'...
01:00, 05/20/2019

City says company skipping Alabama due to abortion law BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The city of Birmingham says a company has decided against moving to Alabama because of the state’s move to outlaw virtually all abortions. Mayor Randall Woodfin’s office says a technology company isn’t coming...
23:17, 05/21/2019

Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion bill, Pat Robertson says Pat Robertson, televangelist and Christian fundamentalist who has long opposed abortion rights says the new anti-abortion bill in Alabama is too “extreme.”...
23:51, 05/15/2019

Alabama’s extreme new law could lead to an end of US abortion rights A wave of extreme abortion laws in the US has started a fight that could end with federal courts overturning abortion protections in place for nearly 50 years...
21:51, 05/16/2019

Alabama governor signs strict abortion ban into law Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed a bill to ban all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest bid by political conservatives challenging the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's rig...
01:00, 05/16/2019

AP Look: Will Alabama's abortion law reach SCOTUS? Alabama's new law which would virtually ban abortions is the latest and most far-reaching state law designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. AP's Mark Sherman looks at its chances of reaching the C...
00:17, 05/16/2019

Leslie Jones tears into Alabama abortion law Alabama's new anti-abortion law drew the fire of "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones, who proclaimed, "You can't tell me what to do with my body" on the show....
02:34, 05/20/2019

Arizona leaders weigh in on Alabama abortion law TUCSON- Alabama’s new, restrictive abortion law remains in the national spotlight. Arizona leaders are weighing in. Our sister station News 12’s Brahm Resnik got reaction from U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally on the ban. Se...
03:51, 05/21/2019

Trump and Romney say Alabama abortion ruling went too far President Trump and GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said they favor exceptions to strict abortion bans recently passed by several states in an effort to get the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade....
06:17, 05/20/2019

These 25 white men – all Republicans – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama Legislation makes abortion a crime at any stage of pregnancy, with the only exception for a serious threat to the health of the womanAlabama’s new law mandating an almost blanket ban on abortion, the strictest in the United States, was passed by this...
05:34, 05/15/2019

After Alabama OKs strictest abortion law in nation, Missouri could be next Alabama's passage of the nation's strictest abortion law is the latest bid by states in the South and Midwest to stake out a legal challenge on a highly emotional, and controversial topic.        ...
12:34, 05/16/2019

| #YouKnowMe women open up following Alabama's abortion law Twitter users share their abortion stories under the hashtag #YouKnowMe after the Alabama Senate passed the most restrictive abortion Bill in the US....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Pat Robertson Doesn't Think Alabama's Abortion Ban Is 'Too Extreme' Televangelist and right wing agitator Pat Robertson said on his show “The 700 Club” on Wednesday that he believes Alabama’s new ban on abortions is “extreme” and said the state has “gone too far.”...
11:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama’s abortion law is designed to challenge Roe v. Wade: What’s next? The Alabama lawmakers who crafted the strictest abortion legislation in the nation hope it will be the measure that takes down Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established the right to an abortion. When signing the measure Wednesday, Alabama G...
06:34, 05/17/2019

Alabama House set to vote on near-total abortion ban Alabama House Bill 314 probably has the votes to pass the House; however the Senate leader expresses unease with lack of rape, incest exemptions.        ...
19:34, 04/30/2019

| WATCH: Celebrities react to Alabama's abortion law On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that makes abortion a Class A felony. Celebrities immediately took to social media to make their opinions known....
18:51, 05/17/2019

In Alabama, Opposition to Abortion Runs Deep Even before the near-total ban that Alabama’s governor signed late Wednesday, only three clinics remained in the state. The state is aiming for zero....
05:34, 05/17/2019

After Alabama Abortion Law, 3 Democrats Propose a New Strategy Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren are taking an aggressive approach in a debate whose terms have long been set by conservatives....
01:51, 05/18/2019

Alabama House overwhelmingly approves abortion ban The Alabama House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to outlaw almost all abortions in the state as conservatives took aim at the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide....
08:34, 05/01/2019

Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate h...
04:51, 05/16/2019

US briefing: Alabama abortion ban, Ebola outbreak and Iran Wednesday’s top story: Alabama Republicans pass nation’s strictest abortion law. Plus, the Midwest towns under existential threat from climate changeSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s esse...
13:17, 05/15/2019

U.S. abortion-rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban U.S. abortion-rights activists on Wednesday vowed to challenge an Alabama bill banning abortion in almost all cases, including pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, that is part of an effort to get the Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling...
18:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama Senate heads toward vote on abortion ban measure MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are headed toward a vote on a proposal to outlaw most abortions that has splintered Republicans over its lack of an exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The GOP-dominated Alabama Senate is...
08:17, 05/14/2019

Alabama’s proposed abortion ban heads toward committee vote MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An attempt to outlaw abortion in Alabama is headed to a committee vote in the Alabama Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Wednesday morning on the bill following a public hearing. The bill would make it a felony t...
08:17, 05/08/2019

Alabama abortion ban: Republican senate passes most restrictive law in US Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incestAlabama’s Republican-controlled state senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw abortion, making it a crime to perform the procedure at any...
05:34, 05/15/2019

'It goes after Roe directly': Alabama's abortion bill set to go before state senate Nation’s strictest legislation would ban all abortions at any stage of pregnancy, and backers hope it will fuel a challenge to Roe v WadeJenna King-Shepherd was 17 and had just graduated high school when, a decade ago, she had an abortion at a clinic...
16:34, 05/14/2019

Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion Alabama's state Senate was due to vote on a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions, but will first consider whether to allow the procedure for women and girls impregnated by rape and incest....
14:00, 05/14/2019

Women share their abortion stories in rebuke of Alabama 'ban' Women are sharing their stories of having an abortion on social media in response to the state of Alabama voting to enforce a near-total ban on the procedure....
07:00, 05/17/2019

Leslie Jones rips Alabama abortion law on 'SNL': 'You can't tell me what to do with my body' On the heels of the Alabama state Senate passing US’ most restrictive abortion legislation, "Saturday Night Live" tackled the topic twice during its Season 44 finale....
03:34, 05/20/2019

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States....
01:34, 05/18/2019

Hundreds protest Alabama’s abortion ban at state capitol MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state’s new abortion ban. Protesters chanted “My body, my choice!” and “vote them out!” as they rallied Sunday evening,...
01:51, 05/20/2019

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for a condemned inmate says he hoped Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey might block his client’s execution after she talked about her pro-life beliefs in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in the state. It wasn’t ...
18:17, 05/17/2019

Alabama Senate votes in favour of near-total ban on abortion The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 for the bill that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison....
04:34, 05/15/2019

Missouri Joins Alabama in Passing Horrific Abortion Law The Missouri House has passed a bill banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant. The state Senate passed the same bill yesterday, and Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it. Most provisions wouldn’t take...
22:00, 05/17/2019

Alabama Senate Set to Take Up Bill Effectively Banning Abortion Alabama lawmakers hope the measure will lead the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, which recognized a constitutional right to end a pregnancy....
20:17, 05/14/2019

Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama....
01:51, 05/17/2019

Alabama’s Abortion Ban Hits Black Population Differently Days after eight white women and 43 white men yelled “Roll Tide!” before voting to pass the nation’s harshest abortion ban, companies are already changing plans on expanding into Alabama, decisions which will surely hit black communities the hardest....
23:51, 05/22/2019

U.S. abortion rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban U.S. abortion-rights activists vowed on Wednesday to challenge an Alabama bill that would ban abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, the latest attempt by conservatives to reverse a 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman's right to it....
23:51, 05/15/2019

Tim Heidecker responds to Alabama abortion ban with charity single, "To The Men" This week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law that, in addition to banning most abortions in the state, makes performing one a felony punishable by up to 99 years. Though exceptions are made if the mother’s health is at risk, there are none for those...
22:51, 05/16/2019

Stephen Colbert Takes On Alabama’s Restrictive Abortion Law “That is either an overreach by the Alabama G.O.P. or some pretty intense viral marketing for the new season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” Colbert said Wednesday night....
23:00, 05/22/2019

Abortion opponents savor victory in Alabama rally MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortions opponents held a rally at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory as Alabama and other states seek stringent abortion bans. Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America said the Wednesday rally was to celebrate the ...
21:51, 05/22/2019

Alabama abortion advocate says the quiet part out loud Alabama state Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat, had a few choice comments last week about abortion — the very sort of comments that abortion's defenders usually know to keep to themselves....
11:34, 05/05/2019

Alabama governor signs bill banning nearly all abortion Alabama’s governor on Wednesday signed into law the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation, triggering a fight likely bound for the US Supreme Court. Gov. Kay Ivey said the Alabama Human Life Protection Act “stands as a power...
04:00, 05/16/2019

Top House Republican McCarthy says he opposes Alabama abortion law McCarthy told reporters that the Alabama law “goes further than I believe,” noting that he has voted for exceptions in cases of rape and incest, and when the mother’s life is at risk....
19:51, 05/16/2019

Alabama rep blasted for abortion stance calls Don Jr. ‘retarded’ The Alabama state lawmaker being blasted over his bizarre statements on abortion made disturbing comments about Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday, calling the first son “retarded” and saying he should have been aborted. “He’s evidently retarde...
06:17, 05/03/2019

Former federal prosecutor on Alabama law: Abortion will 'clearly' be issue in 2020 In response to the controversy surrounding Alabama's recent law outlawing abortion, Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray said that the issue will be a divisive issue ahead of the 2020 presidential election....
20:17, 05/16/2019

Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in political conservatives' latest challenge to the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to te...
03:17, 05/16/2019

Missouri Governor After Seeing Alabama’s Abortion Ban: Hold My Moonshine The clearly not-so-great-state of Alabama just enacted the most extreme abortion ban since abortion was made legal by Roe v. Wade some 46 years ago. Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed the bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with lif...
19:00, 05/16/2019

Joy Behar: Alabama lawmakers who voted for abortion ban should get a vasectomy Joy Behar, a co-host on “The View,” floated the idea that Alabama state senators receive a vasectomy if they backed a piece of legislation to outlaw almost all abortions....
22:51, 05/15/2019

Alabama to ban abortion, including for rape and incest cases Governor Key Ivey signed off on the abortion ban in Alabama, setting the stage for a battle that could end up in the US Supreme Court. Several states are seeking to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe vs. Wade....
06:51, 05/16/2019

Where does Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey stand on abortion, adoption, birth control? Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has made her positions known on family planning topics like abortion, adoption by couples and birth control.        ...
05:34, 05/16/2019

‘We have to fight’: Alabama's extreme abortion ban sparks wave of activism Pro-choice groups see an increase in donations and are mobilizing supporters and resources in several states to combat the lawsAs strict anti-abortion laws spread across the US, pro-choice Americans are organizing on multiple fronts to protect women’...
12:34, 05/17/2019

Alabama moves to ban abortion, including for rape and incest cases The legislation sets the stage for a legal battle over the right to abortion that could end up in the Supreme Court. It comes as 14 states have sought to restrict abortion in a bid to overturn Roe vs. Wade....
08:17, 05/15/2019

Alabama’s abortion ban is about keeping poor women down | Emma Brockes For the 25 white, male state senators voting for it, this is not about the foetus but about maintaining the social orderA lot of good points were made about the inconsistencies and hypocrisies of Alabama’s 25 white male lawmakers who passed the anti-...
10:17, 05/17/2019

Missouri poised to pass restrictive abortion law, days after Alabama Missouri House lawmakers are expected to pass a bill on Friday to ban most abortions eight weeks after conception, days after Alabama introduced the nation's most restrictive abortion law....
13:51, 05/17/2019

Alabama Passes Bill Banning Abortion From Moment of Conception Less than a week after a fight broke out on the Alabama Senate floor over a proposal to ban abortion at the moment of conception, briefly delaying a vote that even Democrats recognized as inevitable, the state has gone ahead and passed it. If signed...
06:00, 05/15/2019

US briefing: Pompeo and Putin, China tariffs and Alabama abortion law Tuesday’s top story: secretary of state visits Moscow amid US tensions with Iran. Plus, why copying the populist right won’t help save the leftSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential ...
16:34, 05/14/2019

Alabama gears up for abortion fight activists thought was history As Alabama passes the country's most restrictive abortion law, activists who believe in a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy are bracing for a battle. The Supreme Court could end up deciding the matter....
16:34, 05/16/2019

Alabama’s Abortion Ban Is Designed to Challenge Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court. Here’s What Happens Next Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill on Wednesday that would effectively ban abortion in the state, with no exceptions for rape or incest, prompting an outcry from abortion rights activists across the country and setting up a challenge to Roe v. W...
07:00, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Opponents of Alabama anti-abortion bill protest MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate taking up a proposed abortion ban (all times local): 6:45 p.m. About 50 opponents of a bill that would severely restrict abortion in Alabama are demonstrating outside the Statehouse as legislat...
01:51, 05/15/2019

Romance novelists pledge to confront abortion 'taboo' after Alabama ban State senate’s near-total abortion ban prompts demand for genre to treat issue as ‘a normal part of life, not a moral lesson’Dip into the fast-moving world of romantic fiction and it quickly becomes clear that very few of the fictional couples enjoyi...
01:17, 05/18/2019

Factbox: Alabama abortion ban triggers Twitter reaction storm Celebrities, activists and politicians swarmed social media to air their opinions on a new law, signed on Wednesday, that almost totally bans abortion in Alabama....
19:00, 05/16/2019

#MeToo founder slams Alabama lawmakers in wake of abortion law The founder of the #MeToo movement is speaking out against Alabama lawmakers after a near-total abortion ban was signed into law. Tarana Burke decried the controversial bill in an Instagram post, writing how she founded the movement in Selma, Alabama...
03:17, 05/17/2019

‘This really is a war on women:’ Leslie Jones attacks Alabama abortion legislation on ‘SNL’ "This is how it starts. I'm out living my life, and I see there are a bunch of states out there trying to ban abortion and tell me what I can and can't do with my body," Jones exclaimed on the May 18 episode of SNL....
22:00, 05/19/2019

Hundreds march to protest Alabama abortion ban at state capital The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother’s health. The law provides no exception for rape and ince...
03:00, 05/20/2019

Republican Alabama governor mulling nation's strictest abortion law Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider women's constitutional right to abortion....
16:17, 05/15/2019

2020 Democrats Condemn Alabama Abortion Bill: ‘This Is a War on Women’ Democratic presidential candidates vowed to challenge the bill, which is the most far-reaching effort in the nation this year to curb abortion rights....
23:17, 05/15/2019

Alabama House approves ‘born alive’ abortion bill MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation to put doctors in prison if they don’t try to save babies “born alive” after an attempted abortion. Representatives voted 66-18 for the bill Tuesd...
11:34, 05/22/2019

Alabama passes nation's strictest abortion ban – live updates Bill part of wave of legislation from Republican-led statesAnti-abortion campaigners hope to challenge Roe v WadeSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.09pm BST Nine more US states are considering anti-abortion legislation similar to ...
16:34, 05/15/2019

'​You just said to my daughter, you don't matter ' – senator reacts to Alabama abortion ban – video The Democratic minority leader, Bobby Singleton, delivered an emotional speech after a rape and incest exception from the abortion ban bill failed to pass in a roll-call vote. Alabama’s Republican-controlled state senate has passed a bill to outlaw a...
16:34, 05/15/2019

Maryland comptroller calls for economic retaliation against Alabama after abortion ban Maryland's top financial officer on Thursday called for a number of retaliatory economic measures against Alabama in response to the state's passage of the nation's most restrictive abortion legislation, signed Wednesday by Republican ...
19:34, 05/16/2019

2020 Democrats Condemn Alabama Abortion Measure and Vow to Fight It The measure, approved by the Alabama Senate, would outlaw almost all abortions in the state. “This is a war on women,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said....
17:34, 05/15/2019

What female state senators had to say about Alabama’s abortion bill – video Alabama’s new law imposing the strictest restrictions on abortion in the United States was passed by 25 white male Republicans. Minority Democrats introduced a slew of amendments in an attempt to block it. ‘This bill is about control,’ the state sena...
00:34, 05/16/2019

Alabama abortion law draws some criticism, mostly silence from national Republicans Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticizing a new Alabama law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state as too extreme, saying exceptions should be made for rape and incest and questioning whether it will hold up in court....
02:51, 05/17/2019

Surge in pressure on NI abortion laws in wake of Alabama ruling Britons outraged over Alabama's near-total ban on abortion are channelling their anger into attempting to change Northern Ireland's own restrictive rules - where women can face life in jail for aborting a pregnancy....
08:34, 05/18/2019

Abortion foes eye Supreme Court showdown in wake of Alabama ban Pro-life lawmakers in Alabama lit a national firestorm this week by approving a near-total ban on abortion and imposing harsh penalties on doctors who perform the procedure. But supporters of the legislation do not expect it to take effect without a ...
18:51, 05/15/2019

Alabama Senate Erupts Into Chaos as Republicans Try to Ram Through Vote on Abortion Ban Days after Georgia passed one of the most strict de facto abortion bans in the country, Alabama’s Republicans are following in hot pursuit, trying to pass a bill virtually banning abortion entirely. On Thursday, their attempts to make the bill even m...
22:34, 05/09/2019

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama? In the On Politics newsletter: The president and some allies are distancing themselves from the Alabama abortion ban, worried that the law goes beyond what voters support....
07:51, 05/21/2019

Alabama state senator claims colleagues 'raped women' with abortion ban Democratic State Sen. Bobby Singleton blasted his colleagues in Alabama, suggesting that they "raped women" by passing a ban on nearly all abortions....
21:34, 05/15/2019

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Takes On Alabama’s Restrictive Abortion Law “That is either an overreach by the Alabama G.O.P. or some pretty intense viral marketing for the new season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” Colbert said Wednesday night....
10:17, 05/16/2019

Alabama latest in series of states passing restrictive abortion laws Alabama became the latest state to send a controversial abortion ban to the governor's desk, as advocates on both sides of the abortion debate prepare for a Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade....
21:34, 05/15/2019

'I don't feel safe': Alabama newspapers publish letters by women on abortion ban Three local publications devoted their Sunday editions to essays from women, ranging from fear to grappling with personal beliefsThree major Alabama newspapers devoted their Sunday editions to letters from women across the state, offering an expansiv...
03:51, 05/21/2019

Alabama Senate approves near-total ban on abortion; sends bill to the governor The measure includes the most sweeping restrictions on abortion in the United States, almost certainly guaranteeing a legal challenge.        ...
05:17, 05/15/2019

'We're in the fight of our lives': Alabama abortion bill spurs lawsuits and protests Women’s health advocates and Democratic politicians promise to fight the bill and the conservative-led effort to challenge abortion rights nationwideThe fight to prevent Alabama from implementing a near-total ban on abortion is set to rage for months...
00:34, 05/16/2019

Why the senators’ race matters in reporting the Alabama abortion ban | Paul Chadwick Readers argued it was wrong to highlight that white men voted in the measure. But lack of representation is central to the storyWhy, demanded several readers, does this headline refer to race: “These 25 Republicans – all white men – just voted to ban...
23:17, 05/19/2019

Trump backs abortion in cases of rape or incest, contradicting Alabama law President suggests abortion will be election issue, tweeting ‘we must stick together and Win for Life in 2020’Donald Trump, in a series of late night posts on Twitter, has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than that just passed by Alabama’...
09:34, 05/19/2019

Trump campaign spokeswoman suggests he’s opposed to parts of Alabama’s abortion ban The Alabama law bans abortions in most circumstances, including in cases of rape and incest. President Trump's campaign spokeswoman said: “The president has been clear since the last campaign he’s for exceptions for rape and incest and life of the mo...
00:34, 05/19/2019

Alabama Senate approves near total abortion ban, sends bill to governor Alabama's Senate passed a near complete ban on abortion late Tuesday and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey, who could sign it into law and make the state one of the nation's most restrictive on the procedure....
15:17, 05/15/2019

Amazon TV series The Power pulls out of filming in Georgia over Alabama abortion law Reed Morano's upcoming Amazon series The Power has pulled out of filming in Georgia after a controversial bill was passed in Alabama which effects a near-total ban on abortion in the state....
18:00, 05/22/2019

Footballer Héctor Bellerín calls on sport to oppose Alabama abortion ban Arsenal defender says ban also an issue for men, and garners support from Ian WrightHéctor Bellerín, the Arsenal and Spain defender, has challenged fellow football professionals to speak out against the abortion bill passed in Alabama, in the US, thi...
17:00, 05/18/2019

Alabama Senate delays vote on strict anti-abortion bill Alabama's state Senate on Thursday delayed until next week a vote on the strictest abortion bill in the United States after disagreement arose on the Senate floor about whether to allow women impregnated by rape and incest to have a legal abortion....
19:34, 05/09/2019

Alabama lawmakers, with eyes on overturning Roe v. Wade, pass nation's strictest abortion ban Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday passed the strictest abortion ban in the country in a test of whether the Supreme Court's longstanding prohibition on such measures can withstand the addition of conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh...
16:34, 05/15/2019

Alabama state Senate passes near total abortion ban in direct challenge to Roe v. Wade The Alabama state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill essentially banning abortion in the state, a move specifically aimed at challenging more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade. The bill would make it a felony for a doctor ...
16:17, 05/15/2019

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey just signed the most restrictive abortion law in the US. Where does she stand on adoption, birth control? Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has made her positions known on family planning topics like abortion, adoption by couples and birth control.        ...
12:34, 05/16/2019

#YouKnowMe: Keke Palmer Shares Her Story in Response to Alabama’s Virtual Abortion Ban Acclaimed actress Keke Palmer shared her personal experience with abortion in response to the #YouKnowMe thread begun on Twitter by actress and talk show host Busy Philips in response to Alabama’s regressive abortion law, outlawing the procedure in a...
02:00, 05/21/2019

Alabama abortion law an example of 'emboldened' GOP state houses after Kavanaugh replaced Kennedy, Thiessen says Alabama's new abortion law and other states' pending measures are examples of "emboldened" Republican-majority legislatures in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh filling retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat....
03:34, 05/18/2019

Alabama abortion law: Lady Gaga joins stars condemning near-total ban on procedure Lady Gaga has joined the list of celebrities condemning Alabama's strict abortion law which bans the procedure in almost all cases, including rape and incest....
10:17, 05/16/2019

Emily Ratajkowski poses naked in protest of Alabama's abortion bill passing Emily Ratajkowski is using her social media platform to voice her outrage over the recent passing of the bill in Alabama which makes nearly all abortions in the state illegal and make performing one a felony....
00:00, 05/17/2019

Alabama state Rep. under fire for abortion comments: Donald Trump Jr.’s mother 'should’ve aborted him' Alabama Democratic state Rep. John Rogers, who came under fire from conservatives for his extreme remarks about abortion yesterday, responded to criticism that had been leveled at him by Donald Trump Jr. by saying that “His mother should’ve aborted h...
04:51, 05/03/2019

Alabama's abortion ban shows the chilling effect of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment | Jill Filipovic The goal of anti-abortion campaigners is to overturn Roe v Wade. With today’s radical, activist, rightwing supreme court, they may succeedThere is a war on American women.On Tuesday night, Alabama voted to outlaw abortion entirely. Doctors who perfor...
13:00, 05/16/2019

Seth Meyers on Alabama anti-abortion law: Can you imagine how GOP would react if states banned all guns? Late-night host Seth Meyers spent time on Thursday ripping into Alabama's new anti-abortion law, which bans most abortions and does not provide exemptions for cases of rape and incest, saying those praising the law would react differently if it invol...
22:17, 05/17/2019

The Hill faces backlash for putting conservative-centric spin on Alabama Dem's abortion remarks The Hill is facing intense backlash for putting emphasis on the conservative reaction in its news story about the controversial abortion remarks made by a Democratic lawmaker in Alabama. ...
08:34, 05/03/2019

Restrictive abortion bill weighs on Alabama Republicans, who struggle with lack of exceptions for rape, incest Vote scheduled for Tuesday could secure an almost all-out ban on abortion amid hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case and overturn Roe v. Wade....
06:17, 05/14/2019

Alyssa Milano calls for tweets insulting Alabama lawmakers to 'go viral' over recently passed abortion bill Actress and activist Alyssa Milano boosted the signal of a Twitter thread that called out 13 Alabama lawmakers that helped pass the recent controversial bill that bans most abortions in the state....
16:34, 05/17/2019

People are calling for boycotts of Georgia and Alabama over anti-abortion bills, and Hollywood stars are threatening to pull their projects from the states AP Photo/John Bazemore The governor of Georgia signed the country's most restrictive abortion bill into law last week, while Alabama lawmakers passed a bill poised to punish doctors who perform abortions at any stage. Abortion-rights activists are n...
22:34, 05/15/2019

'All out warfare': Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protest Alabama Gov. Kay signed the near-total ban Wednesday, a day after lawmakers declined to add exceptions into the ban for cases of rape or incest.        ...
13:51, 05/20/2019

Alabama Dem opposing abortion bill: 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later' A Democratic state representative from Alabama is facing fierce backlash over his remarks in opposition to the abortion ban that was approved in his state, saying that "some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later."...
05:51, 05/02/2019

'Today is a dark day for women': Planned Parenthood vows to challenge Alabama abortion ban Planned Parenthood is gearing up for a legal battle against Alabama after state lawmakers passed the most extreme abortion ban in the US.        ...
00:17, 05/16/2019

Alabama Democrat opposes abortion ban: ‘Kill them now or kill them later’ An Alabama state lawmaker is taking heat for bizarre comments he made in advance of a bill that will criminalize nearly all abortions in the state. The measure passed with a 74-3 vote in the state’s GOP-led House on Tuesday but not before several Dem...
21:00, 05/02/2019

Ducey signs new law that will create harsher punishments for animal abusers PHOENIX (KPNX) – Anyone accused of abusing a domestic animal in the state of Arizona will now face more severe penalties if convicted. Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed HB2671 into law which he says strengthens punishments for animal abusers. ...
13:17, 05/14/2019

Poland's Kaczynski promises harsher sentences for child abuse The leader of Poland's conservative ruling party promised harsher sentences for child abuse on Sunday, as the release of a documentary about pedophile priests created a fresh battleground in an election campaign marked by debate on religion and sexua...
19:51, 05/12/2019

Dubai court rejects appeal for harsher sentencing of Bitcoin scam trio Prosecutors seeking a harsher sentence for a group of Bitcoin scammers have seen their hopes slashed after a court rejected their claim. As previously reported by Hard Fork, the group of men scammed Chinese businessmen out of approximately $250,000 i...
15:34, 05/14/2019

How does Alabama's near-total abortion ban bill compare to Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law? Georgia passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the US. How does Alabama's abortion bill legislators are currently weighing stack up?        ...
14:00, 05/15/2019

As Some States Limit Abortion, Others Move to Protect Abortion Rights In Vermont, Democrats are pushing for an amendment protecting abortion rights in the State Constitution. Elsewhere, demonstrators were marching outside statehouses on Tuesday....
22:51, 05/21/2019

Trump Is to Visit Ireland in June The president will meet with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during an overnight stay wedged between a state visit to Britain and a D-Day commemoration in France....
16:17, 05/22/2019

Ireland v England: one-day international – live! Live updates from the one-off ODI in MalahideMorgan reveals senior players sealed Hales’s removalYou can email John here, or tweet him here 3.28pm BST 38th over: Ireland 180-7 (Dockrell 23, Murtagh 10) Dockrell clubs away a much-needed boundary as Pl...
16:34, 05/03/2019

| Windies set record ODI opening stand against Ireland West Indies openers John Campbell and Shai Hope shattered the record for the highest first-wicket partnership in a one-day international with a stand of 365 against Ireland....
01:00, 05/06/2019

Best places to see the northern (and southern) lights If seeing the aurora borealis or aurora australis is on your bucket list, some careful planning will increase your odds. Here’s what you need to know.        ...
16:51, 04/30/2019

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) In LEX 18 News-Sunrise Weekend this morning, we had a story about “Borealis” the new polar bear cub at The Toledo Zoo, in Ohio. “Borealis” or “Bo” (for short) was named for the Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as “the northern lights.” So, why no...
15:00, 05/11/2019

McIlroy chooses Ireland over Britain for Olympic golf Rory McIlroy is "most likely" to play next year's Olympic golf in Tokyo and would represent Ireland rather than Britain, the Northern Irishman said on Tuesday....
21:00, 05/14/2019

'Ireland is changing': booze-free bar opens in Dublin The Virgin Mary will only sell alcohol-free beer, wine and cocktails The Irish writer Brendan Behan made a famous declaration that he drank only on two occasions. “When I’m thirsty and when I’m not.” Many compatriots adopted the quip as a defiant mot...
07:34, 05/08/2019

US anti-LGBT pastor banned from visiting Ireland A US preacher who critics call a "Holocaust-denier, Islamophobe and anti-LGBT+ extremist" has become the first person banned from visiting Ireland under exclusion powers....
19:51, 05/13/2019

| Stirling century can't stop Bangladesh beating Ireland Paul Stirling's century was insufficent to prevent Bangladesh beating Ireland in a triangular series ODI with Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das starring for the visitors....
05:17, 05/16/2019

| McIlroy wants to golf for Ireland in 2020 Tokyo Olympics Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy said on Tuesday he wants to play for Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, thrilled at the chance to fulfill a boyhood dream....
03:34, 05/15/2019

Amazon posted its first jobs for HQ2 in northern Virginia Amazon posted the first jobs for its second headquarters, or HQ2, in northern Virginia, with a plan to create 400 openings in 2019.        ...
18:00, 04/30/2019

Armed group kills 11 in a bar in northern Brazil An armed group entered a bar in the Brazilian northern city of Belem on Sunday and fired at patrons, killing 11 people and leaving one wounded, according to local media reports....
05:00, 05/20/2019

Zookeeper attacked by lions in northern Germany BERLIN (AP) — Police say two male lions have attacked and seriously injured a keeper at a zoo in northern Germany. The dpa news agency quoted a spokesman for police in Walsrode, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Hamburg, as saying the experienc...
15:34, 05/04/2019

Search for private plane in northern Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities are searching for a private executive jet that never arrived to its destination in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey. A spokesman for the state of Coahuila confirmed the search Monday. The jet left Las Vegas Sunday...
22:00, 05/06/2019

Hot tubs, saunas and seaweed soaks on Ireland’s west coast Sea swimming has become a big thing on Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast, as have fun and creative methods of warming up after a bracing dipIreland has some extraordinarily beautiful beaches: Derrynane in Kerry and Connemara’s Glassilaun easily hold thei...
13:00, 05/15/2019

Ireland Bars American Pastor Accused of Hate Speech In its first use of a 1999 law, the Irish government denied entry to Steven L. Anderson, an Arizona preacher accused of making anti-Semitic and homophobic statements....
23:17, 05/13/2019

Book of Invasions: The Mytho-Historical Text About Those Who Came to Conquer Ireland Written records of the history of Ireland did not appear until the Middle Ages. As a result, much of the early history of Ireland is shrouded in mystery.  ...
20:17, 05/03/2019

It takes at least 4 years to apply for divorce in Ireland. Will voters change that? In Ireland, people can only apply for a divorce after living separately from their spouse for four out of the previous five years. Those in the process of separating say the wait time wreaks havoc on their well-being....
14:17, 05/20/2019

'Instant calm to the soul': the magic of Cape Clear, Ireland Whether in search of peace, or adventure, this tiny County Cork island is a haven for escapistsCape Clear, Ireland’s most southerly island, has been my getaway for almost 30 years. It is the place where I forget which day of the week it is. It’s wher...
10:00, 05/19/2019

American pastor known for hateful views banned from Ireland, report says A controversial anti-gay and anti-Semitic preacher from Arizona who prayed for former President Barack Obama's death has reportedly become the first person banned from Ireland under an exclusion order....
19:34, 05/13/2019

Ireland’s prime minister welcomes protests during Trump visit Ireland’s prime minister said President Trump will be welcomed to his country during his visit next month – but that protest is not only allowed, it is “welcome.” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was asked by reporters during an event in Dublin on Thursd...
18:00, 05/17/2019

McIlroy 'excited' to play for Ireland at Tokyo 2020 Olympics He opted to miss the last Olympics because of the threat of the Zika virus, but Rory McIlroy intends to go for gold at Tokyo 2020 playing for Ireland....
22:51, 05/15/2019

Ben Foakes and Tom Curran lead England to victory over Ireland in ODI thriller In 2018, England began their white-ball summer with defeat to Scotland – lower ranked opposition excluded from this year's World Cup – in Edinburgh in an epic, high-scoring thriller....
22:00, 05/03/2019

Six killed in church attack in northern Burkina Faso Unidentified gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants at a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, authorities said, the first attack on a church in a country that has seen an upsurge of Islamist violence this year....
17:17, 04/29/2019

Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali. ...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Earthquake shakes northern Netherlands, no injuries reported THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has shaken the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the latest in a series of tremors blamed on decades of gas extraction from underground reserves. The country’s meteorological institut...
11:34, 05/22/2019

2 hurt as magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes northern Panama A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica, causing some wooden porches to collapse and products to shake from store shelves and injuring at least two people...
04:00, 05/13/2019

AG Barr promises continued support to Northern Triangle SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr says funding under his authority for policing in Central America’s Northern Triangle is not at risk under the Trump administration’s promise to cut off those countries no...
02:17, 05/17/2019

New UK PM may be needed to deliver Brexit: Northern Irish DUP's Dodds The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday he thought Brexit would be delivered, but that it might require a new prime minister to do so....
20:00, 05/21/2019

Police say 12 injured in northern Germany rail crash BERLIN (AP) — Police say 12 people have been injured, two of them seriously, after a train crashed into a transport truck in northern Germany. The crash occurred early Wednesday when a regional train hit a truck stopped on a rail crossing in the stat...
15:00, 05/08/2019

U.S. military begins Exercise Northern Edge in Alaska Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in a 12-day joint training exercise called Northern Edge 2019 on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska....
20:34, 05/14/2019

Derby, Oaks preps hit Ireland, England, France in weekend racing Sir Dragonet blows away rivals in Wednesday's Chester Vase, moving to the forefront of the Investec Derby picture and heralding a frantic weekend of 3-year-old racing across two Channels....
18:17, 05/10/2019

Ireland's Aidan O'Brien wins four prep races for the Derby at Epsom A Godolphin win in France interrupts Aidan O'Brien's four-race winning streak in major prep races for the upcoming European Classics; Normcor wins G1 Victoria Mile in Japan...
20:17, 05/13/2019

Former Rutgers basketball star Kelvin Troy makes history in Ireland Kelvin Troy became the first American inducted into the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame. He was a pioneer in more ways than one.        ...
01:17, 05/21/2019

Northern Cyprus judge acquits two journalists of insulting Erdoğan Press freedom watchdog hails ruling by court in Turkish-occupied territoryPress freedom defenders have reacted with jubilation after a judge in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus acquitted two journalists accused of insulting Turkey’s president, Recep ...
01:17, 05/18/2019

Two French tourists and park guide missing in northern Benin Two French tourists and their guide have been missing for the last two days after going on a game drive in Pendjari National Park in northern Benin, near the border with Burkina Faso, the company that manages the park said on Friday....
18:34, 05/03/2019

'It could change everything': coin found off northern Australia may be from pre-1400 Africa Experts believe they may have found a Kilwa coin that could change what we know about the history of global tradeIt’s Anzac Day and the usually busy I-Med radiology clinic in Darwin is shiny and quiet, the public holiday giving the machines and their...
02:34, 05/12/2019

Mississippi River reaches record level in northern Illinois The Mississippi River has reached record high levels in the area of Rock Island, Illinois, as melting heavy snowpack coupled with rain has caused widespread flooding, a national hydrologist said on Friday....
23:00, 05/03/2019

Rory McIlroy declares intention to play for Ireland at 2020 Olympic Games • McIlroy did not play at 2016 Games in Rio• World No4 said: ‘I’m excited to play for Ireland’Rory McIlroy is expected to compete for Ireland at next year’s Olympics after revealing a change of stance regarding his participation. McIlroy was one of a...
20:17, 05/14/2019

Trump to visit Ireland during Europe trip in early June: White House U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will visit Ireland during their upcoming trip to Britain and France, and plan to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5, the White House said on Tuesday....
02:51, 05/22/2019

May's new Brexit offer retains Northern Irish backstop, nothing new on customs: paper British Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit offer to UK lawmakers retains the Northern Irish backstop and does not add anything new on customs arrangements, The Telegraph newspaper reported late on Sunday....
01:17, 05/20/2019

IRCTC Special Northern Railway Trains: Routes, Timings, Details Here IRCTC: Indian Railways' northern division Northern Railwayhas started special trains to clear rush during the summer season, Northern Railwaysaid in a notification...
18:17, 05/09/2019

Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack police headquarters in northern Afghanistan At least seven people were killed and 55 wounded after a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, with officials saying clashes between gunmen and security forces continued....
15:51, 05/05/2019

Elizabeth Warren hits defense contractors at Northern Virginia rally: 'How about just a little transparency?' FAIRFAX, Va. — Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against defense contractors Thursday at a rally in Northern Virginia, a stone's throw from some of the industry's major players....
07:17, 05/17/2019

What housing slump? Amazon HQ2 juices spring home buying season in northern Virginia Amazon's HQ2 drives home sales, prices higher in Va. While investors swoop in, some sellers are waiting, pushing up prices further for spring season.        ...
00:51, 05/14/2019

UN chief of peace operations honours fallen Chadian ‘blue helmets’ serving in northern Mali After 10 Chadian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed in a terrorist attack on 20 January, the UN chief of peace operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, went to N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, to pay tribute to ...
22:00, 04/28/2019

7 dead, 55 wounded after Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack police headquarters in northern Afghanistan At least seven people were killed and 55 wounded after a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Sunday....
18:00, 05/05/2019

The northern lights, aka 'aurora borealis,' could be coming to a sky near you this week Thanks to a geomagnetic storm from the sun, skywatchers across the far northern U.S. and most of Canada this week could see the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights.        ...
01:00, 05/15/2019

Sweet Home Alabama? I have a complicated relationship with Alabama because Alabama is a complicated place. Though I’ve lived less time there than anywhere else in the world that could be considered home (fall of 1993 through spring 1997 and only two summers, ever), it i...
04:34, 05/17/2019

Man sets himself on fire outside Alabama Walmart ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — After a man set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama, authorities say they are trying to understand why he did it. Athens Fire Chief Floyd Johnson tells news outlets that a man doused himself with gasoline and ran in...
02:00, 05/18/2019

Alabama Moved to Outlaw Most Abortions. Here’s What’s Next. The next move on the Alabama bill that would ban most abortions at every stage of pregnancy belongs to governor. But the last word will probably come from the federal courts....
18:34, 05/15/2019

Top recruit Sanders switches from OU to Alabama Drew Sanders, the No. 37 recruit in the 2020 class, switched his college choice from Oklahoma to Alabama after being committed to the Sooners since 2017....
04:34, 04/30/2019

Last word of man executed in Alabama was ‘amen’ A man convicted of murder for helping his pal kill four people in 1997 was executed in Alabama Thursday night and uttered the last word “amen” before his death. Michael Brandon Samra, 41, was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m., following his le...
06:34, 05/17/2019

Man convicted in 4 killings set for execution in Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in a quadruple killing after a dispute over a pickup truck is set to be executed in Alabama. Forty-one-year-old Michael Brandon Samra is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening at the...
08:51, 05/16/2019

Samantha Bee: Alabama lawmakers 'wouldn't know a vulva if it bit them' Late-night hosts discussed the damaging effects of Alabama’s strict new abortion law and the problematic nature of its contentsLate-night monologues from Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee focused on the strict Alabama law that has effectively banned a...
17:00, 05/16/2019

A Day After Banning Abortions, Alabama Executes a Murderer The two actions on consecutive days highlighted the contradiction some on the right feel between opposing abortion on sanctity-of-life grounds and supporting the death penalty....
05:34, 05/17/2019

Alabama Public Television won’t run ‘Arthur’ gay wedding BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children’s show “Arthur” because it included a same-sex wedding. The episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” aired natio...
17:00, 05/21/2019

‘Arthur’ episode about same-sex wedding banned in Alabama “Arthur” is one controversial cartoon. Alabama Public Television pulled the Season 22 premiere of the long-running animated series. The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” revolved around the same-sex weddin...
16:34, 05/21/2019

Ban on rape victims having abortions passed in Alabama Alabama's Republican-controlled state senate has passed a bill to outlaw abortion - challenging a landmark US Supreme Court ruling that legalised abortion across the country in the 1970s....
11:51, 05/15/2019

Alabama Historians: The Last Known Slave Ship Has Been Found A found shipwreck fits the exact dimensions of the Clotilda, which carried 110 Africans to the U.S. in 1860, more than a half-century after importing slaves was declared illegal....
09:00, 05/23/2019

Last known ship to bring slaves to U.S. discovered in Alabama The last ship known to smuggle slaves from Africa to the United States has been discovered in Alabama's Mobile River, nearly 160 years after it was deliberately sunk, a historical commission said on Wednesday....
07:34, 05/23/2019

Alabama’s vote to ban nearly all abortions now in governor’s hands Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country....
16:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans who support the measure hope challenges to the law will be used ...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Alabama executes man convicted of 1997 quadruple murder A 42-year-old man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, more than 20 years after he was convicted along with his friend of killing the friend's father, the father's fiancée and her two children after a dispute over the use of a pickup truck....
09:00, 05/17/2019

Motown legend has Alabama lawmakers ‘Dancing in the Street’ MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When Motown legend Martha Reeves sings her 1964 hit “Dancing in the Street” in the Alabama House of Representatives, let the record show that lawmakers feel compelled to sing along. Reeves, a native of Eufaula, Ala...
00:51, 05/23/2019

Wreck of last US slave ship Clotilda found in Alabama Researchers say the wreckage of the Clotilda, the last known ship to have brought people enslaved in Africa to US shores, has been located. The voyage took place decades after transporting slaves to the US was outlawed....
14:34, 05/23/2019

Wreck of last slave ship from Africa ID’d off Alabama coast BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday. A statement by the Alab...
01:34, 05/23/2019

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama historical officials say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. A statement issued Wednesday by the Alabama Historical Commission says remai...
00:51, 05/23/2019

An Alabama Restaurant Is Selling the Whitest Sandwich Ever and We Need to Stop Them The ancient prophecies speak of a time when the forces of good will have to unite to fight the ultimate evil. Throughout history, this revelation has been imagined as everything from a zombie apocalypse to a war between angels and demons. But I have ...
21:17, 05/14/2019

Alabama doctor vows to keep providing abortions when ban goes into effect An Alabama doctor has vowed to keep providing abortions when the state’s near-total ban against the procedure goes into effect. Dr. Yashica Robinson, who is the medical director of the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives,...
18:00, 05/17/2019

The Latest: Friends visit condemned Alabama inmate ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an execution set for Thursday in Alabama (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An Alabama inmate awaiting lethal injection for a quadruple murder is visiting with friends and a spiritual adviser. Prison spokesman Bob Horton s...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Alabama Senate passes bill banning nearly all abortions Alabama’s state Senate passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state and make it a felony crime to perform one unless the mother’s health is at risk....
07:34, 05/15/2019

Alabama man executed for brutal 1997 quadruple homicide ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -- A man condemned to die for his role in a quadruple killing that followed a dispute over a pickup truck was put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, after declining to make any last-minute appeals in the hours preceding his execu...
05:34, 05/17/2019

Judge says Alabama failed to protect prisoners from suicide MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After 15 inmate suicides in 15 months, a federal judge says Alabama is putting prisoners in danger by failing to provide adequate suicide-prevention measures. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued the findings Saturday. Th...
00:34, 05/05/2019

Expelled in 1956, black woman gets doctorate at U of Alabama TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama has bestowed an honorary doctorate degree to Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African American to attend the university. Her brief enrollment came after a lengthy court battle. She had first applied t...
20:34, 05/04/2019

Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday began final debate on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, allowing exceptions only to prevent a serious health risk to the mother....
02:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said Monday....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Wreck of last slave ship from Africa located off Alabama coast Researchers have located the remains of the last known ship to bring slaves to the U.S. from West Africa, Alabama historical officials announced Wednesday....
04:51, 05/23/2019

Alabama executes man for a quadruple murder that followed a dispute over use of a pickup truck ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executes man for a quadruple murder that followed a dispute over use of a pickup truck....
02:51, 05/17/2019

AOC blames Twitter, readers after called out for tweets about Alabama pro-life law Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed Twitter's character limitations -- and the reading skills of her critics -- after getting called out for spreading misinformation about the newly signed abortion ban in Alabama....
13:00, 05/16/2019

From Alabama to Thailand, timeshare rentals offer deals for travelers Timeshares often rent for about the same price as a hotel room. And they’re found just about everywhere.        ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer A man sought for the shooting death of an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and the wounding of two others was arrested without incident early on Monday after a brief manhunt that had the community on edge, authorities said....
21:00, 05/20/2019

Alabama on Refusal to Air Gay Wedding Episode of Arthur: 'It Would Be a Violation of Trust' The 22nd season premiere of PBS’s Arthur included a bit of a surprise as audiences were treated to a beautiful wedding. The problem is that Alabama Public Television refused to air it because it was a sex-same marriage....
18:17, 05/21/2019

1 dead, 8 shot at high school graduation party in Alabama ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks tells news outlets eight other people were hurt in a shooti...
20:17, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Terror, confusion at Alabama park amid shooting The Latest on the Sunday killing of an Alabama police officer (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Residents of an Alabama mobile home park described moments of confusion and terror as a gunman fired on authorities, killing one officer and injuring two other...
23:34, 05/21/2019

Alabama governor denies reprieve for convicted killer before execution Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey refused a reprieve for an inmate set for execution Thursday night, the prisoner’s lawyer said. Samra was convicted for a quadruple killing that occurred after a dispute over a pickup truck....
20:00, 05/16/2019

One Alabama officer dead, another critical, manhunt underway for shooter A manhunt was underway early Monday after an Alabama police officer was shot and killed, another critically wounded and a third injured at a trailer home park, officials said....
15:51, 05/20/2019

US briefing: Alabama backlash, Huawei and Camp fire investigation Thursday’s top story: Abortion law spurs protests and lawsuits in Alabama. Plus, how Peppa Pig became a global hitSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
13:00, 05/16/2019

Country group Alabama extends 50th anniversary tour NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama is extending its 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Canada. The Grammy-winning band embarked on a major arena and amphitheater ...
16:00, 05/08/2019

350 weapons were seized in an Alabama prison. A week later, stabbings continued. On Friday, 11 inmates were involved in an assault that resulted in the stabbings of three Holman prisoners, Alabama Department of Corrections said.        ...
23:17, 04/30/2019

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abo...
05:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama Woman Incarcerated for 17 Months Doesn't Know How She Ended Up Pregnant Days away from giving birth, an Alabama woman sitting in jail for more than 17 months claims to have no recollection of having sex, leaving her searching for answers as to how she wound up impregnated....
02:51, 05/15/2019

Alabama Passes Bill To Ban Abortions, No Exception Even In Rape Cases The Alabama senate passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States on Tuesday that bans any termination of pregnancy and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in......
10:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama police officer killed in shooting, wife charged GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Alabama police officer has been charged in his shooting death at an apartment complex in Gardendale. Gardendale police say the homicide happened Thursday at Woodbrook Apartments. Al.com reports Gardendale Police...
00:34, 05/05/2019

As States Race to Limit Abortions, Alabama Goes Further, Seeking to Outlaw Most of Them Alabama is advancing a bill to ban most abortions, though exceptions for rape, incest and serious threats to the mother’s health were being considered....
00:51, 05/09/2019

College football Over/Unders: Clemson owns slight edge over Alabama LAS VEGAS — With the release of regular-season win totals just on the horizon, it’s a great time to look ahead at the coming college football season. Bettors will want to be ready to jump on the early Over/Unders wherever they see value. I have resea...
18:51, 05/07/2019

Arthur: Alabama bans episode of kids' show featuring same-sex wedding Episode was deemed inappropriate for the state’s young viewers by Alabama Public TelevisionAlabama Public Television has refused to air a recent episode of a children’s program that featured a same-sex wedding.An episode of the popular animated serie...
22:34, 05/21/2019

Alabama gunman in camouflage kills police officer, wounds two others, officials say Police in Alabama have captured a gunman they say shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others at a trailer park in Auburn late last night....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Alabama trustees formally approve Nate Oats’ 5-year deal TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats’ contract includes hefty buyouts if he leaves for another job or is fired. University of Alabama trustees Wednesday formally approved Oats’ 5-year deal worth $2.45 million ann...
02:34, 05/16/2019

Colbert thinks Alabama's new viral marketing campaign for The Handmaid's Tale is going a little far It’s been a bad week in America—which is to say, it’s been a bad couple of years in America, and this week saw that badness manifest in one of its most obviously upsetting forms—as a number of states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia...
10:00, 05/17/2019

Suspect charged with capital murder in fatal Alabama police shooting AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Suspect charged with capital murder in fatal Alabama police shooting....
20:17, 05/20/2019

Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur’s lovely gay wedding episode The long-running children’s TV show Arthur recently opened its 22nd season with a groundbreaking episode that featured the kids’ longtime teacher Mr. Ratburn’s marriage to anther man. In the episode “Mr. Ratburn And The Special Someone,” which premie...
00:34, 05/22/2019

The betrayal: How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an Alabama Superfund cleanup The EPA wanted to remove toxic waste from a Birmingham neighborhood, which would have cost tens of millions of dollars. The state’s influence machine kicked into high gear....
20:34, 04/28/2019

Alabama Public Television Refuses to Air Episode of Arthur Featuring a Gay Wedding Alabama’s public television network has banned an episode of the PBS cartoon series Arthur that features a same-sex marriage. The episode, entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” shows the wedding of Arthur’s third-gra...
14:51, 05/21/2019

5-year-old girl hospitalized, undergoes surgery after Alabama man allegedly rapes her: report An Alabama man is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl, who was hospitalized and underwent surgery following the attack last Thursday, according to reports....
13:00, 04/29/2019

Alabama high school football coach opens up about his 'Manly Monday' lessons An Alabama high school football coach who went viral for showing members of his team how to change a tire said Wednesday he was surprised to see the video blow up as it did....
19:17, 05/08/2019

Clemson, Alabama headline college football's post-spring top 25 for 2019 Clemson and Alabama met in last year's title game and the Tigers and Crimson Tide are at the top of the post-spring college football Top 25 for 2019.        ...
00:51, 05/01/2019

Officials say the Clotilda, last known ship to bring enslaved persons to the US, has been identified in Alabama waters MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials say the Clotilda, last known ship to bring enslaved persons to the US, has been identified in Alabama waters....
00:51, 05/23/2019

University of Alabama's First Black Student Receives Honorary Degree 63 Years After Expulsion In 1956, Autherine Lucy Foster broke racial boundaries when she enrolled at the all-white University of Alabama. Her enrollment was preceded by a lengthy court battle. She first applied to the university in 1952 but her acceptance was rescinded becau...
02:17, 05/07/2019

Alabama Dem who said 'unwanted children' should be aborted announces primary challenge against Sen. Doug Jones A Democratic state representative from Alabama who endorsed abortion as a means of "killing" unwanted children last week announced on Tuesday that he would mount a primary challenge to incumbent Alabama Democrat Sen. Doug Jones....
02:17, 05/08/2019

Alabama police officer killed, two wounded in shooting; suspect Grady Wilkes in custody The Alabama man accused of fatally shooting one police officer and wounding two others near Auburn University was arrested Monday.        ...
16:51, 05/20/2019

Alabama woman arrested after reporting fake burglary on husband she suspected was cheating: police An Alabama woman reported a burglary to get back at her husband who she suspected of cheating, but the ruse backfired after she was arrested for making a false police report, police said....
09:00, 04/29/2019

Where is abortion legal? Everywhere. But ... Forty-three states prohibit abortion after a certain point in the pregnancy, including Alabama's ban and four that passed heartbeat bills in 2019.        ...
05:34, 05/16/2019

Abortion Is a Labor Issue I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of my uterus—well, all uteruses, really. I am ambivalent about ever carrying a pregnancy to term, so I’m not describing the typical malaise that invades the minds of those who consider expanding their f...
22:34, 05/09/2019

Here Are Some Abortion Funds That Could Use Your Money Right Now Abortions can be expensive, and especially in places where people must travel hundreds of miles in order to obtain one, the cost—of the abortion itself, of travel, of taking time off from work—can make getting an abortion incredibly difficult and bur...
23:00, 05/15/2019

Abortion Is Still Legal in All 50 States If the recent wave of six-week abortion bans has you utterly terrified and spitting mad, you’re not alone. But it’s important to remember that, as of yet, no laws have changed; despite increasingly severe restrictions in many states, abortion is stil...
22:17, 05/17/2019

Google Says It Will Fix Its Misleading Abortion Ads Problem This month, Google came under fire after a report revealed that it had given about $150,000 in free advertising tools to an anti-abortion organization. Google has a thorny history when it comes to providing these types of organizations with powerful ...
18:34, 05/21/2019

US Judge To Consider Blocking New Mississippi Abortion Law JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization is suing the state over the law, signed by Republica...
20:17, 05/20/2019

3 companies say they won't film in Georgia over abortion law Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state....
07:17, 05/11/2019

Anti-abortion advocates come out against Medicare for All More than 50 anti-abortion organizations on Tuesday urged Congress not to support any healthcare bills unless they include language banning federal funding for most abortions....
15:34, 05/14/2019

How Do We Make Cis Men Give a Shit About Abortion? Anti-abortion activists have been bashing away at abortion’s legality and accessibility for decades, but the past two weeks have been especially dramatic. On May 15th, Alabama passed the most restrictive law in the nation, which would grant no except...
22:00, 05/22/2019

Jay Inslee: Abortion access should be a civil right RAYMOND, N.H. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee vowed Saturday to push for legislation making abortion access a civil right should he clinch the White House next year....
15:00, 05/19/2019

Busy Philipps opens up about having an abortion at 15 Busy Philipps said she felt compelled to share her personal experience Tuesday after Georgia's 'heartbeat bill' was signed into law.        ...
07:17, 05/09/2019

Campaigners fear US could be on brink of all-out abortion ban Seeking an abortion in Alabama is already hard. Outside the Reproductive Health Services clinic in the city of Montgomery, protesters harangue approaching patients....
01:00, 05/23/2019

Abortion ban aims for U.S. Supreme Court, but won’t get there soon Alabama’s virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision....
11:51, 05/16/2019

Trump Fulfills His Promises on Abortion, and to Evangelicals President Trump, through his appointment of judges who oppose abortion rights and his graphic language, is again speaking a language the evangelicals embrace....
19:00, 05/16/2019

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Kentucky abortion law aimed at banning a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley ruled Friday the law would create a “substantial obstacle...
01:34, 05/11/2019

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp set to sign abortion ban ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign legislation banning abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant. Kemp’s office says the signing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the sta...
09:51, 05/07/2019

Newsbook: 3 Novels Explore the Abortion Debate How would life in the United States change for women if terminating a pregnancy was outlawed? A recent novel imagines the outcome, and two others delve into the issue....
03:17, 05/16/2019

Elizabeth Warren Is Going on the Offensive for Abortion Rights Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren put up a detailed policy proposal on Medium before any of us woke up this morning. This time, Warren is using recent abortion bans and restrictions in Alabama and other stat...
18:51, 05/17/2019

Abortion ban igniting legal, political battles In Alabama and other conservative states, anti-abortion politicians and activists emboldened by the addition of conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court hope to ignite legal fights and eventually overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. (Ma...
05:34, 05/16/2019

Abortion rights supporters rally in Georgia Supporters of abortion rights rallied at the Georgia State Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions. (May 21)        ...
00:00, 05/22/2019

Judge strikes down physicians-only abortion law in Virginia RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Virginia law that says only physicians can perform first-trimester abortions. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson issued his ruling Monday. His opinion co...
17:51, 05/07/2019

House Dem speaks about her own abortion: Government has 'no right in my uterus' Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., had a blunt discussion about her own abortion, telling CNN on Tuesday that the government had no right in her body parts....
19:51, 05/21/2019

Missouri Closing in on Being the Next State to Effectively Ban Abortion Not content with watching Alabama get all the attention, Missouri is now just a couple short steps away from instituting a heinous abortion ban of its own....
18:51, 05/16/2019

Across US, activists protest new wave of abortion bans Abortion rights supporters are holding rallies at the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation to oppose tough abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states. Organizers have dubbed the endeavor the &...
23:17, 05/21/2019

Abortion rights supporters rally across the nation Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
20:34, 05/21/2019

Missouri, Latest US State To Restrict Abortion The Missouri House passed a bill on Friday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, making it the latest US state to pass restrictions on ending a pregnancy....
06:34, 05/18/2019

Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictiv...
02:00, 05/18/2019

Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans as lawmakers move to make abortions illegal in Louisiana. (May 23)        ...
02:17, 05/23/2019

Here's the latest point in pregnancy you can get an abortion in all 50 states Yutong Yuan/Business Insider Multiple states have recently passed bills strictly limiting abortion after five to six weeks of pregnancy with limited exceptions, and in Alabama's case, banning the procedure altogether. None of these or any previous f...
00:00, 05/22/2019

On Abortion Law, Trump Says "Strongly Pro-Life" But With Three Exceptions President Donald Trump has declared himself "strongly Pro-Life", days after two US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from......
23:34, 05/19/2019

Judge rescinds ruling against ‘physicians-only’ abortion law RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has rescinded his own ruling that struck down a Virginia law that said only physicians may perform first-trimester abortions. U.S. District Court Henry Hudson last week found that the law was “unduly burdens...
01:51, 05/15/2019

Amber Tamblyn Shares She Had an Abortion in 2012 Amber Tamblyn is sharing her story. On the heels of headline-sparking legislation out of Georgia and Alabama nearly banning abortions, women have taken to social media to share their......
01:34, 05/17/2019

Bernie Sanders calls abortion ‘a constitutional right’ Bernie Sanders tweeted Wednesday that “abortion is a constitutional right” — and slammed Alabama lawmakers for passing a bill that bans abortion even in the case of rape or incest. “The attack on women’s rights is happening in Alabama, Georgia and ac...
22:34, 05/15/2019

Michigan Legislature to vote to ban abortion procedure LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature is poised to vote to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation that would likely be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The bills up for votes...
14:34, 05/14/2019

'Women will die': how new abortion bans will harm the most vulnerable Women of color and poor women will be disproportionately affected by new restrictions across the US, opponents sayOn the floor of the Alabama state senate this week, a robotic voice read nine pages of legalese that would define a new reality for wome...
09:34, 05/19/2019

Hollywood Is Gearing Up to Boycott Georgia Over Its New Abortion Law Three Hollywood production companies have announced that they will boycott the state of Georgia over Draconian new abortion laws, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The companies include David Simon’s Blown Deadline Productions, Killer Films, and t...
07:51, 05/10/2019

Klobuchar goes off on restrictive abortion laws: 'This is dangerous' Presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., did not mince words when she took aim at new abortion laws in Republican-led states, and promised to take action to counter such measures if she wins in 2020....
19:34, 05/19/2019

Why 'some kids are unwanted' is such a transparent rationalization for abortion Alabama state Rep. John Rogers just made one of the most horrific justifications of abortion ever proposed in American politics. Or, at least, one of the clearest....
04:51, 05/03/2019

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary 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....
17:17, 05/22/2019

The Supreme Court Just Outlined How It Might Get Rid of Abortion Rights Abortion rights may be in trouble in the United States, according to a new Supreme Court opinion that outlines how conservatives might overturn Roe v. Wade....
01:34, 05/14/2019

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slams abortion right bills Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was in Georgia Thursday, criticizing the recent abortion bans signed into law. She said as president, she'd seek to write into law the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized abort...
03:51, 05/17/2019

Bernie Sanders declares abortion is a ‘constitutional right’ Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday declared abortion is a “constitutional right,” an apparent response to the virtual abortion ban just approved in Alabama. ...
18:51, 05/15/2019

Missouri lawmakers approve extreme eight-week abortion ban The legislation, which is expected to be signed by the governor, echoes even tighter restrictions passed by Alabama this weekMissouri lawmakers on Friday approved legislation to ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, becoming the latest state t...
10:00, 05/18/2019

Questions surface as states pass abortion laws As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women. (May 17)        ...
15:34, 05/18/2019

Democratic lawmaker vows to ‘do better’ after abortion clinic video A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who has drawn criticism for a recording of himself berating a woman who was protesting abortion outside a Philadelphia clinic promised Tuesday to “do better.” Democratic state Rep. Brian Sims posted a two-min...
09:51, 05/08/2019

Georgia DAs Are Fighting Back Against the State's Appalling New Abortion Law In defiance of a new draconian anti-abortion bill passed in Georgia, district attorneys in four of the largest counties in the state said Monday that they will not prosecute women who seek abortions....
18:34, 05/20/2019

Georgia governor signs bill to ban abortion after six weeks Law would ban terminations after fetal cardiac activity detectedLegislation is expected to trigger lengthy battle in courtsGeorgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, on Tuesday signed legislation banning abortion once cardiac activity can be detected...
18:34, 05/07/2019

Missouri governor expected to sign new abortion restrictions into law Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court...
16:34, 05/20/2019

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court...
19:51, 05/20/2019

Abortion Bans Create a Public Health Nightmare Making abortion mostly illegal will kick off an unintentional, vast experiment in public health—one where the outcomes are sick or dying women and children....
15:00, 05/21/2019

In abortion debates, female lawmakers recount their rapes COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As one Republican legislature after another has pressed ahead with restrictive abortion bills, they have been confronted with raw and emotional testimony about the consequences of such laws. Female lawmakers and other women have...
18:00, 05/18/2019

3 production companies say they won't film in Georgia after abortion law signed Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state....
16:34, 05/10/2019

'This is the endgame': how Trump has helped turn the tide against abortion Trump’s wholesale appointment of judiciary hostile to abortion and LGBT rights has emboldened conservatives seeking to change policy via the courtsAlabama’s move to outlaw nearly all abortions has reverberated across America, teeing up fresh debate i...
17:00, 05/18/2019

Opponents of Georgia abortion ban promise court challenge ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected vow to take their fight from the state Capitol to the courthouse. The measure that was signed into law Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is one of ...
08:17, 05/08/2019

Missouri Legislature passes abortion ban at 8 weeks of pregnancy Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature has approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and GOP Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it.        ...
15:34, 05/18/2019

Georgia district attorneys refuse to enforce new abortion law A number of district attorneys in counties around Atlanta said they will not prosecute women for getting an abortion under Georgia’s recently passed restrictive “heartbeat” abortion law​, according to a report on Monday. The Georgia...
19:51, 05/20/2019

Rallies in all 50 states aim to halt anti-abortion movement in U.S. Hundreds of rallies are scheduled nationwide Tuesday to oppose new momentum in recent weeks to overturn the Supreme Court's 46-year-old ruling that makes abortion legal in the United States....
17:34, 05/21/2019

Mississippi’s six-week abortion ban heads to federal court JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge who struck down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier. The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at ...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Struggling. Will Abortion Rights Be Her Rallying Cry? The New York senator is mired near the bottom of most polls but hopes to jump-start her campaign and fund-raising as she aggressively criticizes anti-abortion laws in Alabama and other states....
18:34, 05/17/2019

2 film productions quit Georgia after abortion law is signed ATLANTA (AP) — Two film projects have pulled production from Georgia after the governor signed the so-called “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The heartbeat can be detected as early as six wee...
05:17, 05/23/2019

#BoycottGeorgia for its abortion bill? Two major film productions just said they would. Amazon show "The Power" and the Kristen Wiig film "Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar" announced that they plan to avoid filming in Georgia because of the state's antiabortion bill....
18:34, 05/22/2019

When it comes to abortion, conservative women aren't a monolith Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45 — obviously not all of them share the same political views.        ...
19:00, 05/22/2019

Woman charged with attack outside Kentucky abortion clinic LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is charged with assaulting an 82-year-old woman who tried to hand her a flier outside the state’s only abortion clinic. WDRB-TV cited a criminal summons in reporting that 31-year-old Janay...
17:17, 05/02/2019

The Latest: Sen. Doug Jones calls abortion ban ‘shameful’ MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Alabama’s strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is calling his state’s new abortion ban “shameful.” Jone...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Republicans’ Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive The unusually forceful campaign has created challenges that Democrats did not expect as they struggle to combat misinformation and thwart further efforts to undercut access to abortion....
23:17, 05/16/2019

Ala. abortion bill sparks legal, political battles Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has not said whether she'll sign the abortion ban bill into law, but state residents are already 'disappointed' with the proposed bill. (May 15)        ...
00:17, 05/16/2019

Revealed: nine more US states considering hardline anti-abortion bills Legislation pushed by high-profile conservative Janet PorterGeorgia this month signed six-week abortion ban into lawAlabama passes nation’s strictest abortion banAnti-abortion legislation that copies a controversial bill recently passed into law in G...
00:34, 05/16/2019

Missouri Is Latest State to Advance Abortion Restrictions The Missouri Senate passed a bill early Thursday that would prohibit abortion at around eight weeks. The State House and governor still need to approve it....
20:17, 05/16/2019

Abortion-rights groups challenge restrictions on providers RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As abortion opponents cheer the passage of fetal heartbeat laws and other bans on the procedure, abortion-rights groups have been waging a quieter battle in courthouses around the country to overturn less direct restrictions pass...
20:17, 05/16/2019

Anti-Abortion Democrat Has Big Fancy Fundraiser Cancelled A fundraiser for the anti-abortion Democrat Rep. Daniel Lipinski has been cancelled by Rep. Cheri Bustos, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), according to the New York Times. It’s likely that the fundraiser was cancelled...
02:51, 05/23/2019

‘The Time Is Now’: States Are Rushing to Restrict Abortion, or to Protect It States across the country are passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in decades, including in Alabama, where Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill effectively banning the procedure....
03:17, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Missouri governor wants vote on abortion bill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson is calling for a vote on a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnan...
05:00, 05/16/2019

Missouri Senate approves 'heartbeat' abortion bill The Missouri state Senate approved a bill Thursday along party lines to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining similar bills in other states in hopes the issue will get to the U.S. Supreme Court....
19:17, 05/16/2019

| WATCH: Protesters rally across the US against new state abortion bans US abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the Supreme Court while others protested across the country on Tuesday....
12:00, 05/22/2019

Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet Ahead of Saturday's premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France....
16:51, 05/19/2019

Rally at Supreme Court to stop abortion bans Activists were joined by members of Congress to rally near the Supreme Court on "National Day of Action to Stop the Bans" on abortion. (May 21)        ...
00:00, 05/22/2019

Democratic lawmaker films himself berating abortion protester PHILADELPHIA — A Democratic Pennsylvania state lawmaker is drawing criticism for recording himself berating a woman demonstrator at length outside an abortion clinic in Philadelphia, calling her an “old white lady” and her protest “grotesque.” State ...
13:51, 05/07/2019

Turns Out Abortion Is Still Very Popular With Actual American Voters Most Americans don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned, a new poll from CBS News finds. This is the latest piece of evidence that the abortion bans passed by states like Alabama and Georgia are a lot less popular than Republicans want you to believe....
01:34, 05/22/2019

Missouri House expected to pass abortion ban at 8 weeks Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely rest...
18:17, 05/17/2019

Louisiana: Anti-abortion constitutional language nears OK BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have taken another step in efforts to chip away at abortion rights, nearing final passage of a bill that would ask voters to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it offers no protections for the procedu...
03:17, 05/22/2019

More 'heartbeat' abortion bills advancing in Midwest and South If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia....
03:00, 05/12/2019

Celebrities answer call to share abortion testimonials Celebrities are among those sharing their abortion stories with the new hashtag #youknowme, introduced by actress and talk show host Busy Philipps in response to Alabama’s vote to ban nearly all abortions...
23:51, 05/17/2019

Google has given $150,000 in free ads to deceptive anti-abortion group Obria Group’s ads suggest it provides abortion services, when in fact it tries to persuade women not to terminate pregnanciesGoogle has given tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to an anti-abortion group that runs ads suggesting it provi...
08:34, 05/13/2019

The Latest: Georgia’s GOP Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the signing of an early abortion ban by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has signed legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Tha...
17:51, 05/07/2019

NASA Marshall, University of Alabama in Huntsville to host NASA in the South Symposium March 28-29; Media Invited Marshall and the University of Alabama in Huntsville will host the 2019 "NASA in the South" symposium March 28-29, examining NASA's impact on Southern U.S. economy, culture and politics over the past 60 years....
19:51, 04/28/2019

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the procedure almost entirely....
16:34, 05/20/2019

Ron Howard says he will move production if Georgia abortion law takes effect Filmmaker Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have joined the list of Hollywood stars who say they will boycott Georgia after the state's governor signed the controversial "heartbeat bill" into law....
05:51, 05/20/2019

Abortion-rights activists rally across US against extreme new state bans About 400 events are set to take place across the US in what groups are describing as a Stop Abortion Bans Day of ActionUS abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the supreme court a...
22:34, 05/21/2019

Georgia governor to sign heartbeat abortion ban, joining a U.S. movement Georgia's Republican governor on Tuesday is expected to sign a bill outlawing abortion if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, part of a concerted effort to restrict abortion rights in states across the country....
15:00, 05/07/2019

Indiana abortion cases ripe for U.S. Supreme Court action The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Republican-enacted abortion restrictions from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would ban the procedure almost entirely....
15:00, 05/20/2019

21 Thousand Women In US Ordered Abortion Pills Online In 6 Months As many as 21,000 women in the United States ordered abortion pills online in the past six months- between October 2018 and March 2019-according to figures revealed by a charity Aid Access....
14:34, 05/22/2019

Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban, joining a U.S. movement Georgia's Republican governor on Tuesday signed legislation outlawing abortion if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, part of a concerted effort to restrict abortion rights in states across the country....
17:34, 05/07/2019

AT&T Gave $200,000 to Politicians Leading Abortion-Ban Efforts in Six States: Report AT&T has donated nearly $200,000 to politicians who’ve helped pass state-level laws either banning abortion or restricting women’s access to the medical procedure, according to a recently compiled list of contributions.Read more......
23:34, 05/21/2019

Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups A certification process would require organizations to identify themselves as either providing or not providing abortionsGoogle changed its advertising policy this week, after facing scrutiny for providing tens of thousands of dollars in free adverti...
03:51, 05/21/2019

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance COLUMBUS, Ohio — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being ...
03:17, 05/21/2019

Pa. state Dem defends himself following backlash after harassing anti-abortion protester Democratic Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims is incurring heavy backlash on social media after posting a livestream that went viral of him confronting an elderly woman who was protesting outside a Planned Parenthood clinic....
00:00, 05/08/2019

Bill Bennett: Abortion issue is a 'grenade in American politics' Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett believes abortion is the "most divisive and difficult" issue in American politics, but emphasized that American voters tend to be in the middle on it. ...
22:51, 05/20/2019

Google’s new policy update cracks down on misleading anti-abortion ads This week, Google announced its plans to crack down on misleading advertisements from anti-abortion groups that present themselves as abortion clinics online. Google updated its “Healthcare and medicines” policy after recent allegations that it provi...
12:00, 05/22/2019

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman’s marital status and tell her about the “emotional implications...
03:17, 05/22/2019

Trump administration lets religious doctors opt out of abortion referrals The Trump administration on Thursday added protections for medical workers so they won't be forced to provide or refer to abortion, sterilization, or medically assisted suicide if doing so violates their faith....
04:51, 05/03/2019

Georgia 'heartbeat' law the latest in national push to outlaw abortion Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed into law one of the United States' strictest abortion laws, which bars most pregnancy terminations when a fetal heartbeat can be heard....
19:00, 05/07/2019

New Arizona anti-abortion hotline could get $7.5 million in taxpayer dollars By: Brahm Resnik PHOENIX (KPNX) – When I asked Cathi Herrod last week whether she was going to push any anti-abortion bills through the Legislature in the final days of this session, she responded: “You never know – stay tuned.̶...
00:00, 05/23/2019

U.S. judge blocks new Trump abortion rule for health clinics A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers....
22:17, 04/28/2019

Georgia Effectively Bans Abortion Under Bullshit 'Fetal Heartbeat' Law On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the state’s so-called “fetal heartbeat” law, banning abortion for women well before many know that they’re pregnant and ushering in one of the harshest abortion bans in the country....
20:17, 05/07/2019

Trial set to begin in case targeting Virginia abortion laws RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by women’s health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia. The lawsuit is among legal challenges filed in at least a dozen states over what aborti...
10:00, 05/20/2019

Abortion: judge strikes down Kentucky restriction but governor to appeal Federal judge says 2018 law would create ‘substantial obstacle’ to abortion rightsAfter a federal judge struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies, the state’s anti-abortion Republican g...
02:34, 05/12/2019

Hollywood filmmakers boycotting Georgia over ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill The movie industry’s D.C.-based trade group has said it will hold off on taking action, and no major studio has said they will move any of their productions out of the state....
23:34, 05/10/2019

Abortion Rights Demonstration on Red Carpet of Cannes Film Festival (CANNES, France) — Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activis...
23:00, 05/18/2019

Could abortion become illegal in America? All signs point to yes | B Jessie Hill America is facing a full-frontal attack on Roe v Wade. There is no guarantee that the supreme court will protect the right to terminate a pregnancyOn Tuesday night, the Republican-controlled state senate in Alabama voted to effectively ban abortion a...
05:34, 05/15/2019

The Good Place's Jameela Jamil Opens Up About Her Decision to Have an Abortion Jameela Jamil is speaking up and speaking out. Following news of Georgia's new abortion ban, The Good Place actress took to Twitter yesterday evening to share a deeply personal......
17:51, 05/14/2019

| Abortion | US Immigration: WATCH the top World news videos for today Alabama governor signs strict abortion ban into law | Trump to propose making immigration more merit-based; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
10:51, 05/16/2019

Missouri becomes the latest US state to move to restrict abortion laws Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, just days after Alabama signed in the strictest abortion laws in the US....
09:51, 05/17/2019

'Consensual rape' and 're-implantation': the times lawmakers 'misspoke' on abortion Politicians saying ludicrous things while arguing for extreme abortion restrictions seems to be commonOn Friday Missouri became the latest state to enact extreme abortion restrictions, passing a bill that bans abortion after eight weeks. The ban prov...
17:00, 05/18/2019

Trump takes war on abortion worldwide as policy cuts off funds Sexual health organisations warn women will die if they are forced to seek DIY abortions‘We have to fight’: Alabama’s extreme abortion ban sparks wave of activismThe Trump administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off all fundin...
17:00, 05/18/2019

Women shouldn't have to tell abortion stories to remind lawmakers they're human #YouKnowMe is both powerful and profoundly depressing – women shouldn’t have to justify wanting bodily autonomySign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading......
17:00, 05/18/2019

Cory Booker writes open letter to men about abortion rights Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker penned an open letter to US men about abortion rights on Friday, writing that they need to stand with women because “all people deserve to control their own bodies.” Booker’s letter, published on GQ Magazin...
10:00, 05/18/2019

New documentary on fight to legalise abortion in Argentina arrives to Cannes 'Que Sea Ley,' directed by Juan Solanas – son of senator and filmmaker Fernando 'Pino' Solanas – will premiere this Saturday at the famous French film festival....
16:51, 05/17/2019

Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states passed near-total bans on abortion....
21:51, 05/17/2019

US actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike over Georgia abortion law The US actress has called for women to not have sex until the state of Georgia rescinds its new abortion law. Some film and television companies working in Georgia said they would no longer work in the state....
15:00, 05/12/2019

A GOP lawmaker used the phrase ‘consensual rape’ during abortion debate. He says he misspoke. Missouri state Rep. Barry Hovis, a former police lieutenant, said most of the sexual assault cases he handled in his law enforcement career were "date rapes or consensual rapes."...
21:34, 05/17/2019

Hollywood producers, actors call for Georgia boycott over abortion law Georgia's passage this week of one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States has drawn considerable business backlash from companies opposed to the change, including some Hollywood filmmakers....
20:34, 05/10/2019

Roe v. Wade at risk: key facts on legal challenges to U.S. abortion rights A bill passed by Alabama legislators that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state is the strictest such measure in the United States. If signed into law, it will face legal challenges and put the focus on the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme...
21:17, 05/15/2019

Republicans’ Extreme Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive The unusually forceful campaign has created challenges that Democrats did not expect as they struggle to combat misinformation and thwart further efforts to undercut access to abortion....
19:34, 05/16/2019

Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law....
20:00, 05/16/2019

Busy Philipps speaks about her abortion and condemns Georgia's six-week ban Philipps reveals her own abortion at age 15 on her talkshowGovernor Brian Kemp signed highly restrictive law on TuesdayThe actor Busy Philipps condemned Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, signed into law yesterday, on her talk show Busy Tonight by reve...
00:17, 05/09/2019

Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020 The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating moderates, political experts said on Wednesday....
03:00, 05/16/2019

As States Pass Restrictive Abortion Laws, Questions Surface ATLANTA (AP) — As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet. Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have...
15:17, 05/19/2019

Missouri the latest state to pass tough anti-abortion law Missouri became the latest state to pass a restrictive anti-abortion law Friday as the GOP-led Legislature approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson was expected to sign it. The proposed ban allows excep...
23:51, 05/17/2019

Busy Philipps criticizes Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ bill, says she had an abortion when she was 15 Busy Philipps on Tuesday opened up about an abortion she had at age 15 after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law the controversial “heartbeat” bill, saying she is “really scared” for women throughout the country....
22:00, 05/08/2019

Georgia Governor Signs "Heartbeat" Abortion Ban, Joining A US Movement Georgia's Republican governor on Tuesday signed legislation outlawing abortion if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, part of a concerted effort to restrict abortion rights in states across the......
22:00, 05/07/2019

Opinion: Strict US anti-abortion laws harm women A fierce debate is raging in the US over whether women should have the right to terminate pregnancies. The opposition to abortion is driven by misogyny, hypocrisy and ignorance of the facts, says DW's Christina Bergmann....
18:51, 05/15/2019

Brouhaha Over Virtual Abortion Ban Has ’Bama Senators Pulling Out of a Vote — for Now Republican lawmakers in Alabama Thursday were prepared to OK what would have been the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, outlawing the procedure except in cases of rape, incest or a “serious” risk to the mother. But those plans were put on ...
03:00, 05/10/2019

Climate crisis more politically polarizing than abortion for US voters, study finds Democrats ranked global heating as the third most important issue on their list, while Republican voters ranked it last in a Yale poll Surging concern among Americans about an overheating planet has done little to shift a political polarization that ...
07:17, 05/22/2019

| New India PM | Abortion protests hit US: WATCH the top World news videos for today Who is India's next PM? Counting starts soon | Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
07:51, 05/23/2019

Republican Lawmaker 'Trolled' by Anti-Abortion Colleague After Speaking About Being Raped A South Carolina lawmaker who gave a speech about being raped as a teenager while advocating for rape and incest exceptions to the state’s 6-week abortion ban was harrassed afterward by a male colleague....
17:00, 05/12/2019

Google awarded anti-abortion group $150,000 in free advertising: report Google has come under the scrutiny of activists and reproductive rights groups after it was reported that the tech giant gave $150,000 worth of free advertising to anti-abortion group Obria....
01:00, 05/16/2019

Top Kansas court rules state constitution protects abortion rights The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state's constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion and upheld an injunction blocking a state law that would have banned a common second trimester abortion procedure....
19:34, 04/28/2019

Senator Warren calls for federal laws protecting abortion access U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for overhauling federal law to ensure that women continue to have access to abortion amid efforts in states like Alabama and Ohio to enact bans on the procedure....
19:00, 05/17/2019

Google Gave Free Ads to a Deceptive Anti-Abortion Counseling Organization An anti-abortion nonprofit has raised millions of dollars to further expand its mission to target “abortion-minded women,” and a public filing indicates that about $150,000 of funding has come from Google.Read more......
04:00, 05/14/2019

The First TV Show Is Leaving Georgia Over the New Abortion Law. The Local Film Industry Fears What Comes Next This week, the director Reed Morano was supposed to fly to Georgia to scout locations for a new show for Amazon Studios called The Power. The drama series is adapted from a novel by Naomi Alderman, in which young women suddenly develop the power to r...
23:51, 05/21/2019

Abortion rights activists hold protests in all 50 states to ‘stop the bans’ Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women’s access to abortion that have passed in several states. Dozens of groups, including P...
08:34, 05/22/2019

Missouri moves a step closer to enacting eight-week abortion restriction A Missouri proposal to ban abortions after eight weeks — with the exception of a medical emergency for the mother — is a step closer to becoming law....
22:17, 05/17/2019

Elizabeth Warren announces plan to protect abortion rights – live Massachusetts senator and 2020 candidate unveiled plan after Alabama’s near-total abortion ban passed Tuesday nightSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.24pm BST Courts remain the main avenue for pro-choice groups to challenge anti-...
16:34, 05/17/2019

Extreme abortion laws shine light on Trump's courting of religious right Evangelical backing for a thrice-married celebrity is not as odd as it seems: on abortion, the supreme court and more, the president keeps deliveringAfter bowing his head in prayer, Donald Trump addressed faith leaders in the sunshine of the White Ho...
11:00, 05/13/2019

Fiancées of Indy 500 drivers wear T-shirts supporting the right to abortion Simon Pagenaud's fiancée, Hailey McDermott, said: "Let’s make the people who have done this to us uncomfortable."        ...
08:17, 05/19/2019

Anti-abortion clinics that try to trick women face new Google ad policy Enlarge / MONTGOMERY, Ala. - MAY 19, 2019: A protestor dressed as a character from the Hulu TV show The Handmaid's Tale, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, walks back to her car after participating in a rally against one of the natio...
00:17, 05/23/2019

DCCC chief cancels fundraiser in snub to anti-abortion Democrat The head of the House Democrats’ campaign arm has cancelled plans to fundraise for Rep. Dan Lipinski — one of the party’s last remaining anti-abortion stalwarts — after facing fierce backlash from the party’s left flank.Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) ann...
01:00, 05/23/2019

Canceled Fund-Raiser Prompts Question: Can a Democrat Oppose Abortion? The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will no longer host an event for the anti-abortion Representative Daniel Lipinski after pressure....
23:51, 05/22/2019

U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor....
03:00, 05/16/2019

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she'll veto 'dismemberment' abortion ban bill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, says she will veto legislation passed by the Republican state Senate that would ban a common abortion procedure....
02:00, 05/15/2019

Argentine filmmaker shines light on country's abortion battle at Cannes An Argentine documentary, set for its premiere at Cannes on Saturday, is taking on the highly-charged topic of abortion, an issue that has polarized the South American nation and sparked mass protests by people on both sides of the debate....
07:51, 05/17/2019

‘Fetal Heartbeat’ vs. ‘Forced Pregnancy’: The Language Wars of the Abortion Debate Activists on both sides of the abortion fight have long chosen their words carefully, coining terms like “pro-life,” “pro-choice” and “partial-birth abortion.”...
04:34, 05/23/2019

Howard Stern: The Trump I know wasn't anti-abortion because he probably got a 'few people abortions' Longtime radio host Howard Stern said during an interview with "Good Morning America" that he does not believe President Trump is truly anti-abortion because he probably got a "few people abortions."...
04:51, 05/14/2019

Democrat Cory Booker announces plan to protect abortion rights Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday announced a series of executive actions he would take to protect abortion rights if he is elected president, as new statewide restrictions have thrust the issue into the 2020 campaign....
19:34, 05/22/2019

Booker promises to create government office devoted to abortion issues Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., vowed Wednesday to create an entire government office devoted to abortion and reproductive rights on his first day in office if he wins. ...
16:34, 05/22/2019

Gloria Allred tells of nearly 'bleeding to death' from illegal abortion in 1960s Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred told a gathering in New York City on Tuesday that she nearly bled to death from an illegal abortion in the 1960s after she was raped at gunpoint while on vacation in Mexico....
13:34, 05/22/2019

Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills online in past six months Three-quarters of mail order requests came from states with strict anti-abortion lawsThousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing sa...
12:51, 05/22/2019

Missouri House approves 8-week abortion ban, sending it to governor’s desk The Missouri House on Friday approved a restrictive abortion bill that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy -- one of a slew of such bills in red states that have sparked a heated national debate on abortion rights....
20:51, 05/17/2019

RNC Chairwoman 'personally' supports rape, incest exceptions to abortion bans Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Friday that while she personally favors exceptions for rape and incest, she was willing to accept Alabama's controversial abortion ban as another aspect of the party's broad tent....
22:34, 05/17/2019

Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike as protest over Republican abortion laws Actor provokes storm with call to regain ‘bodily autonomy’GOP-held legislatures in quest to overturn Roe v WadeThe actor Alyssa Milano ignited a social media storm with a call for women to join her in a sex strike, to protest against strict abortion ...
02:34, 05/12/2019

No, maternal mortality did not spike in Texas after funding cuts to abortion clinics More than a year ago, revised numbers showed that the Texas maternal mortality rate was not as high as previously believed. But the news apparently has not reached Congress....
12:17, 05/21/2019

It shouldn’t be left to women to fight alone for abortion rights | Gaby Hinsliff Pro-choice men should have the guts to campaign against the rolling back of laws that benefit both sexesNo woman can be free who does not control her own body. That’s been the pro-choice mantra down the ages, no less true now than it ever was, and fr...
10:00, 05/18/2019

Christian anti-abortion clinic chain sues HHS over Title X rules California's Obria Medical Clinics, a chain of anti-abortion pregnancy centers that bills itself as an alternative to Planned Parenthood, sued the Trump administration Monday because it says it will be forced to refer patients for abortions in exchan...
11:51, 05/21/2019

Abortion Clinic Asks Full Appeals Court To Rehear Case LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions. A divided panel of t...
10:51, 05/21/2019

Abortion rights demonstrations seize agenda at Cannes film festival The green pro-abortion rights movement took over Cannes this week, as a series of protests at the famous French film festival drew the eye. A new documentary on the fight to legalise the procedure in Argentina received its premiére there this weekend...
06:51, 05/21/2019

Georgia Republicans Celebrate Restricting Access to Abortion with a Fist Bump If Trumpism has been good for any one thing, it’s allowed Republicans the comfort level to show the nation exactly how they feel about their legislative victories restricting women’s reproductive rights in Alabama, Missouri, and future battleground s...
23:17, 05/18/2019

Mom praying with teens outside abortion clinic tells of clash with Dem: 'I was concerned for my girls' A mother, who along with her two teenage daughters and their teenage friend, were harassed and threatened by a Democratic state representative last month during Easter weekend for praying in front of an abortion clinic spoke about her experience on "...
11:34, 05/08/2019

Georgia’s new abortion law spurs boycott by multiple film production companies Multiple production companies have announced they will no longer film in Georgia after the state passed a restrictive abortion law. The law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, on Tuesday, bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, wh...
18:51, 05/10/2019

Alyssa Milano Calls for Sex Strike to Protest Strict Abortion Laws Actress Alyssa Milano ignited social media with a tweet Friday night calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures. The former star of “Charmed” and “Melro...
00:17, 05/12/2019

Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — With Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump is imploring anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election. Trump says gains by anti-abortion activists will &#...
18:17, 05/19/2019

Ocasio-Cortez blasts ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill, calls it a ‘backdoor ban’ Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted an anti-abortion bill that was passed by the Georgia governor on Tuesday, calling it a “backdoor ban” on the procedure. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the “fetal heartbeat bill” on Tuesday, a measure...
09:51, 05/08/2019

2020 Dem Bullock says abortion issue was settled by Supreme Court with Roe v. Wade Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who last week became one of the latest Democrats to enter the presidential race, weighed on Sunday on the moves by several states to limit abortions – saying that while he believes life starts when a fetus can survive outs...
19:34, 05/19/2019

Alyssa Milano calls for a sex strike to protest Georgia's oppressive new abortion law American politics took a nasty (if painfully not unprecedented) lurch toward Gilead this week, when Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed a bill into law that would, starting in 2020, ban abortions in the state if a fetal heartbeat was detected—i.e., at...
01:17, 05/12/2019

Missouri House Sends to Governor Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks of Pregnancy Missouri’s governor got just what he asked for: The state’s House members on Friday passed and sent to him for his signature a bill that would become probably the second-most restrictive abortion law in the nation, banning the procedure after eight w...
12:17, 05/18/2019

U.S. abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
16:17, 05/21/2019

Brit Hume: Abortion debate 'the most enduring moral, political issue of our time' The pro-choice versus pro-life debate is the "most enduring moral and political issue of our time," Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Wednesday....
05:51, 05/16/2019

Clad in green, film crew protest Argentina abortion law on Cannes red carpet Waving green scarves and chanting "solidarity for women", an Argentine film crew and several dozen campaigners turned the Cannes red carpet into a protest on Saturday as they showcased a documentary looking at the highly-charged issue of abortion....
04:17, 05/19/2019

Georgia’s abortion bill has some Hollywood filmmakers vowing a boycott. But the studios are standing pat. Several production companies said they won’t do business in the state, and more than 50 actors signed a letter to legislators saying they will seek to stop production in Georgia....
03:34, 05/11/2019

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law The American Civil Liberties Union, the Ohio branch of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday they have filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman's pregnancy....
18:00, 05/15/2019

Abortion Fight or Strong Economy? For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message The longstanding verity that Americans vote with their pocketbook may be tested in the presidential election like never before, as Trump injects cultural and identity issues into the race....
11:34, 05/19/2019

Indy 500 drivers' wife, fiancee wear T-shirts supporting the right to abortion Simon Pagenaud's fiancee, Hailey McDermott, said: "Let’s make the people who have done this to us uncomfortable."        ...
01:34, 05/19/2019

Abortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
17:17, 05/21/2019

US briefing: abortion pills, Syria chemical attack claims, Toxic America Wednesday’s top story: Data shows 21,000 women ordered abortion pills online in six months. Plus, Tarantino delivers a dazzling requiem for HollywoodSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s esse...
13:17, 05/22/2019

TV show producers cancel plans to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of abortion law Executive producers for a new television show have decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of the signing of the controversial "heartbeat bill."...
20:17, 05/22/2019

U.S. abortion rights activists blast new state bans in Supreme Court rally Hundreds of U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
19:17, 05/21/2019

How a rightwing group accessed the White House to spread its anti-abortion agenda The outsize influence of C-Fam in the top reaches of the Trump administration has helped turn the tide on the world stage on issues involving women’s reproductive rightsLast spring, Laurie Shestack Phipps, a diplomat at the US mission to the UN, rece...
13:00, 05/16/2019