In Closed-Door UN Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs
Members of HHS, USAID, and the US Mission to the UN asked for references to contraception, abortion, and comprehensive sex education to be struck from a document on international gender equality, calling the US a "pro-life nation."
In Custody Disputes Over Frozen Embryos, A Controversial New Law Says They Should Go To Whoever Wants To Make A Baby
The first-of-its-kind law on frozen embryos was pushed by anti-abortion advocates in Arizona, but others worry about government overreach. “It’s an incredible intrusion into the bedroom and the private life of families,” one legal expert said.
A Judge Just Ruled That The Trump Administration Cannot Block Undocumented Pregnant Teens From Getting Abortions
The decision, which will stay in place while a larger class-action suit moves forward, is a big win for the American Civil Liberties Union, which has been fighting a lawsuit on behalf of several undocumented pregnant teenagers who were prevented from gaining access to abortion.
Texas Lost Federal Family Planning Funding Over An Anti-Abortion Law. Now They Want Trump To Give It Back.
The Obama administration stripped Texas of federal family planning funding after the state passed a law preventing federal dollars from going to abortion providers. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton just asked for the money to be reinstated.
One Of The Last Anti-Abortion Democrats In Congress Just Beat A Progressive Challenger
Rep. Dan Lipinski won the Democratic primary in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District in a close race with a progressive challenger amid the party’s internal wrangling about whether Democrats need a litmus test on abortion.
Anti-Abortion Students Are Going All-In To Save This Democrat’s Seat
Susan B. Anthony List, the anti-abortion group beloved by Mike Pence, sent dozens of college students to help Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski keep his seat in Tuesday’s Illinois primary that’s united most national Democrats against him. Even the students were surprised: “I realized pro-life and a Democrat don’t have to be mutually exclusive.”
The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether California Can Require “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” To Post Information On Abortions
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case challenging a California law that requires crisis pregnancy centers to display information about abortion services and contraception.
An Undocumented Teen At The Center Of A Suit Against The Trump Administration Said She Doesn’t Want An Abortion After All
The Trump administration and immigration lawyers argued in court over whether the teenager, another in a series of undocumented teens at the center of ongoing abortion cases, wanted the procedure. The case will now be dismissed.
The Trump Official Who Blocked Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions Said He Doesn’t Believe They Have The Constitutional Right To The Procedure
Scott Lloyd, the head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, is a central figure in several lawsuits over the Trump administration blocking undocumented teenagers from obtaining abortions.
Steve King Started A Feud With A Powerful Anti-Abortion Group, And Isolated Himself In The Process
After the avidly anti-abortion congressman repeatedly attacked the National Right to Life Committee in speeches and on Twitter, other prominent anti-abortion groups are considering stepping away from him.
The Trump Administration Is Creating A Civil Rights Office To Protect Medical Workers With Religious Objections To Performing Abortions
The Department for Health and Human Services plans to announce a new division Thursday to protect health workers with moral or religious objections to some procedures, including abortions and sex reassignment surgery.
Another Undocumented Teen Says The Trump Administration Is Blocking Her From Getting An Abortion
The courts have already sided with other undocumented teenagers in the same lawsuit, who were able to obtain abortions. But the ACLU is seeking a broader ruling to prevent the Trump administration from blocking any other minors in its custody from getting abortions as well.
A Federal Official Says He Wouldn’t Let An Undocumented Teen Get An Abortion Because It Could Cause “Additional Trauma”
A Trump administration official wrote that the government shouldn’t facilitate an abortion for an undocumented teen who became pregnant after she was raped because it could cause “additional trauma.”
A Judge Just Ruled Again That The Trump Administration Can't Stop Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions
The judge put her ruling on hold for 24 hours to give the Trump administration an opportunity to appeal — and the Justice Department asked both an appeals court and the Supreme Court to step in and keep the ruling on hold for now.
The Activist Who Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Says It’s “Long Past Time” The Justice Department Looked Into It
Two years after a series of secretly recorded videos were released of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the transfer of fetal tissue, the Justice Department has asked a congressional committee for records of its investigation.
The Justice Department Wants To Get Rid Of Court Orders That Allowed An Undocumented Teen To Get An Abortion
The undocumented teen at the heart of the court fight had an abortion on Oct. 25. The government is arguing other young women shouldn't be able to rely on the court orders that made that possible.
A Trump Official Once Suggested Women Who Get Free Contraception Should Swear They Won't Get An Abortion
Scott Lloyd, the head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement who has long promoted controversial views on women’s health, is at the center of a federal abortion case after he tried to block an undocumented teenager from getting an abortion.