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Abortion policy activism heats up for Roe v. Wade anniversary Groups gear up for ‘pivotal year’ with emphasis on states

Jan 22, 2020...Groups pushing for the advancement of abortion rights and those looking to limit the procedure have an ambitious agenda starting this week, foreshadowing a year that could be critical for advocates on both sides of the debate.

Lawmakers urge Supreme Court to reexamine abortion decisions Mostly Republican group targets Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey

Jan 2, 2020...Over 200 lawmakers, mostly Republicans, filed an amicus brief Thursday urging the Supreme Court to upend the precedents set by two landmark abortion rights cases, elevating abortion as a campaign issue ahead of this fall’s elections.

Health care workers could deny abortions under this Trump administration rule ‘Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health’ has been held up in courts

Nov 21, 2019...“Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health” is a controversial rule that may be held up in the courts right now but could be appealed by the Trump administration any day. The rule expands who is defined as a health care worker, and could lead to more patients being denied an abortion or other procedure if the worker believes it violates their own religious or moral beliefs.

Supreme Court to hear Louisiana abortion law case Joins other high-profile issues for the fall term, including immigration, LGBT rights and gun control.

Oct 4, 2019...The Supreme Court will decide this term whether Louisiana can require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, a case watched closely by advocates on both sides of the abortion debate.

As abortion ‘gag rule’ lands in court, states seek funding fix Six states pull out of Title X program rather than comply with new regulations

Sep 23, 2019...As the federal government defends a rule in appeals court Monday prohibiting health care providers who take federal money for family planning services from referring patients to abortion providers, some states that haven’t complied are making plans for continuing without the program.

Federal judge blocks Missouri law restricting abortion The Missouri law would have prohibited abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy

Aug 27, 2019...A federal district judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Missouri law that would prohibit abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy from taking effect on Wednesday as originally planned.

At March for Life, Trump gets an enthusiastic reception ‘The unborn have never had a stronger defender in the White House,’ president says

Jan 24, 2020...President Donald Trump, seeking to court evangelical voters, addressed thousands of activists gathered Friday on the National Mall for the nation's largest annual anti-abortion rally.

Rep. King falsely claims he was misquoted on ‘rape and incest’ abortion comment Iowa Republican demands an apology from the media and his own party

Aug 19, 2019...Rep. Steve King demanded an apology over the weekend from GOP leaders and media outlets that criticized him for speculating that humankind may not exist without our species’ history of rape and incest.

Abortion threatens congressional impasse on funding CQ on Congress podcast, Episode 157

Jun 14, 2019...House Democrats' effort to rescind Trump administration anti-abortion policies threatens to hold up government spending bills. CQ Roll Call reporter Sandhya Raman details the debate and surveys how lawmakers are using abortion politics, both in Washington and the states, to rile their voters ahead of next year's election. 

Hakeem Jeffries responds to protester disrupting Senate impeachment trial

Jan 22, 2020...A protester in the Senate gallery interrupted Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., shortly before the Senate Court of Impeachment’s dinner break at 6:30 p.m., by yelling comments at the senators seated a floor below.