GovBeat: abortion


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014

In 30 states, abortion rates haven’t been this low since at least 1976

The abortion rate has been declining nationally for years.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, newsletter, States

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 02/03/2014

State abortion rates were dropping even before the recent surge in restrictions

Abortion rates were dropping in nearly every state even before many began passing huge numbers of abortion restrictions in recent years, a new report finds.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:01 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights, map, maps, newsletter

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014

States have passed unprecedented number of abortion restrictions since 2011

A new study shows more abortion restrictions went into effect in the last three years than in the decade beforehand.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, choice, pro-choice, pro-life, social issues, States

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/12/2013

New Michigan law requires separate insurance for abortions

In a few months, Michigan residents who want abortion insurance will have to pay extra to get it.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Michigan, Video

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/01/2013

After abortion vote, Albuquerque looks to change initiative process

Ballot initiatives are costing the city big bucks.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, initiatives, New Mexico, States

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 11/21/2013

The failed abortion ban in Albuquerque has national implications [VIDEO]

A local blogger explains to Post TV’s Chris Cillizza why outside groups were so involved with the local vote.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:07 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The abortion ban defeated Tuesday in Albuquerque has passed in 13 states

For pro-choice activists, Tuesday’s vote was a small victory in a long, losing battle.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights, newsletter

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Supreme Court stays out of Texas abortion case

It is now up to a lower court to sort out whether the state law should stand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:15 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights, texas

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Wisconsin could become the latest state to offer a pro-life license plate

More than half the states currently offer pro-life specialty plates.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, wisconsin

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Albuquerque’s considering the abortion ban languishing in the Senate

The city is considering what could be the nation’s first municipal ban.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, New Mexico, newsletter

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Sen. Graham’s 20-week abortion ban has already passed in more than a dozen states

That kind of late-term ban is part of a broad and recent legislative trend at the state level.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Congress, texas

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Supreme Court hands abortion supporters a win by staying out of the Oklahoma fight

The Court left in place Monday a decision by Oklahoma’s highest court that a major provision of that state’s new abortion law is unconstitutional.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:43 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Oklahoma, supreme court

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Texas court reinstates abortion limits

Texas abortion providers’ Monday victory was short-lived.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, texas

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Oklahoma’s abortion restrictions kicked back to the Supreme Court

The fate of the 2011 law is in the hands of the nation’s top court.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Oklahoma, supreme court

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Texas’s abortion restriction ruled unconstitutional

A judge blocked implementation less than 24 hours before the rules were set to take effect.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, texas

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Colorado will vote on personhood amendment

A measure to redefine the words ‘person’ and ‘child’ in the state criminal code will be on the 2014 ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights, Colorado, initiatives, pro-choice, pro-life, States

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/10/2013

California expands early abortion access, defying national trend

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation that would expand access to abortions.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, California, pro-choice, States

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Legislative session will matter in race for Hagan’s Senate seat

Republican Thom Tillis has a shot to beat Sen. Kay Hagan, if he can sell his record.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:50 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, North Carolina, States, turnout, voter id

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Defending abortion limits can cost states millions

Passing a controversial bill is just the first step. Then come the legal costs.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:49 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion