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Louisiana Legislature passes bill to name abortion pills controlled substances

BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) – A bill to make abortion pills controlled substances received final approval of Louisiana legislators May 23, positioning the state to be the first to add such limitations to the medications.

Louisiana House passes bill to name abortion pills controlled substances

BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) – The Louisiana House passed a bill May 21 designating abortion pills as controlled substances, classifying their use as racketeering and creating the crime of coerced criminal abortion.

Survey finds 8,000 women a month got abortion pills despite their states’ bans or restrictions

Thousands of women in states with abortion bans and restrictions are receiving abortion pills in the mail from states that have laws protecting prescribers, a new report shows.

Arizona repeals 1864 abortion law; Florida 6-week ban becomes law

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP) – The Arizona Legislature repealed May 1 an 1864 abortion ban that would have protected life from conception, but the law could still take effect temporarily during a 90-day waiting period for the repeal to become law.

States sue to block U.S. rule including abortion in maternity-related leave

WASHINGTON (BP) – A coalition of 17 states that outlaw abortion is suing the federal government for naming employee leave for elective abortions as a benefit of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).

Supreme Court hears case on Idaho pro-life law

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments April 24 in a case involving an Idaho law which bans nearly all abortions in the state.

Tennessee second state to criminalize ‘abortion trafficking’ of minors

NASHVILLE (BP) – Tennessee lawmakers have approved an “abortion trafficking” ban making it a Class A misdemeanor to transport minors out of state for abortions without parental consent, or to procure abortion pills for minors.

Arizona High Court’s 1864 abortion ban ruling likely to face ballot issue

PHOENIX (BP) – The revival of an 1864 Arizona law criminalizing abortions for providers, expectant mothers and advertisers will likely face a November state ballot measure asking voters to enshrine abortion rights in Arizona’s constitution.

Conservative Christians praise Trump’s anti-abortion record but say he’s stopped short of the goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — For conservative, anti-abortion Christians, former President Donald Trump delivered in four years what no other Republican before him had been able to do: A conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court that would go on to overturn Roe v. Wade. With abortion rights now controlled by each state, rather than legalized nationwide by the […]

Jewish plaintiffs, others claim religious exemption to state abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BP) – Hoosier Jews for Choice and four others can proceed in a class action challenge to Indiana’s abortion ban, claiming it violates their individual rights under the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), an appeals court ruled April 4.