Oklahoma must allow abortion if mother’s life is threatened, court rules

The 5-to-4 ruling overturned part of the state’s near-total abortion ban, allowing an exemption if a doctor says the pregnancy could threaten the patient’s life.

By Andrew JeongMarch 22, 2023

Idaho hospital to stop delivering babies, partly due to ‘political climate’

Bonner General Health noted “legal and political climate” in a state where trigger laws banned nearly all abortions after the fall of the constitutional right to them.

By Brittany Shammas and Marisa IatiMarch 21, 2023

Wyoming’s GOP governor signs law banning abortion pills

Gov. Mark Gordon signed the first such U.S. law, which is likely to be challenged in court. Penalties include up to six months’ imprisonment and a fine.

By Andrew JeongMarch 18, 2023

What the Texas judge said in delaying notice of abortion-pill hearing

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk took the unusual step of intentionally delaying public notice of the hearing planned for Wednesday morning in Amarillo, Tex.

By Ann E. MarimowMarch 14, 2023

After unusual delay, Texas judge announces abortion-pill hearing

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk took the highly unusual steps in hopes of minimizing protests and threats in connection with the case, people familiar with the plan said.

By Perry Stein, Ann E. Marimow and Caroline KitchenerMarch 13, 2023

Texas man sues women he says helped his ex-wife obtain abortion pills

A Texas man has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against three women who allegedly helped his ex-wife obtain abortion pills and terminate her pregnancy.

By Caroline Kitchener, Joanna Slater and Arelis R. HernándezMarch 10, 2023

Abortion is now banned or under threat in these states

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s a look at abortion laws by state.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyMarch 9, 2023

12 states sue FDA to make abortion pill more accessible

There are tight FDA restrictions on the distribution of mifepristone, an abortion pill at the center of the reproductive rights debate.

By Kelsey AblesFebruary 25, 2023

Harris calls challenges to abortion pills an attack on public health system

Vice President Harris defended Americans' rights to abortion pills Friday.

By Justine McDanielFebruary 24, 2023

Her baby has a deadly diagnosis. Her Florida doctors refused an abortion.

Halfway through the pregnancy, a routine ultrasound revealed the fetus had devastating abnormalities, pitching the couple into the uncharted landscape of Florida’s new abortion law.

By Frances Stead SellersFebruary 18, 2023

Republicans aim to decimate abortion access in post-Roe haven states

GOP hard-liners seek new abortion restrictions in key post-Roe destination states, including North Carolina, Florida and Nebraska.

By Caroline Kitchener and Rachel RoubeinFebruary 3, 2023

New Arizona GOP chairman solicits election deniers to secure spot

Jeff DeWit, a former state treasurer and Trump campaign aide, wooed prominent election deniers to stave off far-right challenge

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Isaac ArnsdorfFebruary 2, 2023

RNC urges GOP candidates to ‘go on offense’ on abortion in 2024

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution pushing the strictest antiabortion legislation possible.

By Amy B WangJanuary 30, 2023

What to know about getting abortion pills at your local pharmacy

They’re unlikely to be available immediately as stores seek certification and set up systems to track shipments.

By Frances Stead SellersJanuary 19, 2023

Abortion foes prepare for their first March for Life, post-Roe

A national limit on abortion has become one of the new focal points for march organizers and other antiabortion leaders.

By Rachel RoubeinJanuary 19, 2023

Talk of prosecuting women for abortion pills roils antiabortion movement

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall suggested women who use abortion pills could be prosecuted under a law first passed to protect children from meth lab fumes.

By Caroline Kitchener and Ellen FrancisJanuary 11, 2023

House Republicans approve antiabortion bills after daunting midterm

One measure has no legislative impact; Democrats argue the other is unnecessary because of current law.

By Marianna Sotomayor and Rachel RoubeinJanuary 11, 2023

South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state’s 6-week abortion law

Abortions in South Carolina are now legal to at least 20 weeks after the state supreme court tossed the six-week ban Thursday.

By Kim Bellware and Silvia Foster-FrauJanuary 5, 2023

Justice Dept.: Despite bans, abortion pills may be mailed to any state

U.S. law allows mail delivery of mifepristone and misoprostol despite attempts by states to ban it, the opinion says, because a sender can't know how the pills will be used.

By Perry SteinJanuary 4, 2023

Antiabortion activist dismissed from priesthood for ‘blasphemous communications’

The Vatican has removed high-profile Catholic leader Frank Pavone from the priesthood, a move that many of the most fervent national antiabortion advocates are questioning.

By Caroline Kitchener and Michelle BoorsteinDecember 19, 2022