U. of Idaho may stop providing birth control under new abortion law

Employees could be charged with a felony and fired if they appear to promote abortion, according to new guidance

By Caroline Kitchener and Susan SvrlugaSeptember 26, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.

Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneySeptember 26, 2022

Arizona judge reinstates near-total abortion ban from 19th century

An injunction on a law that bans abortions except when the mother is at risk was lifted by a judge.

By Andrew JeongSeptember 24, 2022

Justice Dept. says it would defend Veterans Affairs medical workers in abortion cases

A recently adopted Department of Veterans Affairs policy providing abortions to veterans and their eligible relatives is legally sound and can continue, the Justice Department said.

By Perry SteinSeptember 22, 2022

GOP senator says he won’t back Graham’s proposed national abortion ban

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham’s proposed nationwide abortion ban after 15 weeks has sowed division within the Republican party, with Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota being the latest to oppose the bill.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 19, 2022

Amid threats, W.Va.’s only Black female lawmaker stood up for abortion

Second-term legislator Danielle Walker lost her effort to persuade the Republican state to protect abortion rights. But she remains optimistic.

By Emmanuel FeltonSeptember 17, 2022

Republicans in muddle on abortion as ban proposed by Graham exposes rifts

GOP lawmakers and candidates trying to recalibrate on abortion are sending mixed messages eight weeks before the midterms.

By Hannah Knowles, Rachel Roubein and Marianna SotomayorSeptember 14, 2022

Graham introduces bill to ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks

The bill comes just weeks after Graham and most Republicans had defended the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by arguing that abortion rights should be decided at the state level.

By Amy B Wang and Caroline KitchenerSeptember 13, 2022

They lost pregnancies for unclear reasons. Then they were prosecuted.

Drug use rarely causes pregnancy loss. But women who test positive for drugs after miscarriage or stillbirth are still prosecuted. After Dobbs, it may happen more.

By Cary Aspinwall, Brianna Bailey and Amy YurkaninSeptember 12, 2022

GOP backs away from some hard-line abortion measures it once championed

It's the latest indication that many Americans are balking at extreme restrictions being imposed.

By Caroline Kitchener, Katie Shepherd, Rachel Roubein and Marianna SotomayorSeptember 9, 2022

In sprint to November, Democrats seize on shifting landscape over abortion

No issue has upended the battle for Congress and state races as abruptly.

By Hannah Knowles and Caroline KitchenerSeptember 6, 2022

VA plans to offer abortions for veterans regardless of state laws

The Department of Veteran's Affairs says it plans to offer abortions in cases of rape, incest or danger to the mother's health.

By Kim Bellware and Alex HortonSeptember 2, 2022

N.M. plans $10M abortion clinic near Tex. border, expecting post-Roe demand

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) pledged $10 million for a clinic ahead of a potential increase in abortion seekers from states that restrict access.

By Andrew JeongSeptember 1, 2022

New restrictions from major abortion funder could further limit access

Abortion providers say the restrictions are unnecessary and burdensome for patients already facing steep obstacles to abortion care.

By Caroline KitchenerAugust 25, 2022

Judge blocks part of Idaho’s abortion law from taking effect

In a victory for the White House, a judge ruled that Idaho doctors can't be punished for abortions if a pregnant patient's health is at risk.

By Perry SteinAugust 24, 2022

Abortion battle delays flood aid for New Orleans amid hurricane fears

Louisiana Republicans who control money for hurricane flood relief are angered by Democratic city officials' opposition to the state's new abortion ban.

By Molly Hennessy-FiskeAugust 20, 2022

Walmart, largest U.S. private employer, expands abortion coverage for staff

Walmart operates more than 2,000 stores in states that have either banned abortion or imposed near-total restrictions on the procedure.

By Andrew JeongAugust 20, 2022

Planned Parenthood to spend record $50 million on midterm elections

The record investment underscores how much reproductive rights advocates believe abortion will be a motivating issue for voters after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

By Amy B WangAugust 17, 2022

College students: How do you feel about returning to school post-Roe?

Tell us how the Supreme Court’s decision impacts your life on campus.

By Washington Post StaffAugust 15, 2022

Idaho’s top court allows strict abortion ban to kick in

An abortion ban with few exceptions is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 25. The court is separately reviewing the merits of the law.

By Andrew JeongAugust 13, 2022