Rep. Karen Whitsett was the lone Democrat to oppose several new bills that would expand access to an abortion in Michigan.
The former president is facing criticism for refusing to commit to national abortion restrictions and for questioning Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of a six-week ban on the procedure.
The sweeping decision comes amid a trend in Latin America loosening restrictions on abortion even as access has been limited in the United States.
Advocates of reproductive health say 40 years of laws restricting abortion access have built up in Michigan. Armed with a Democratic majority in Lansing, they envision a busy fall and winter.
The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a ban on most abortions this week but left undecided the question of when, exactly, the “fetal heartbeat” limit begins during pregnancy.
Ohio Republicans introduced the measure in hopes of undercutting a citizen initiative voters will decide in November that seeks to elevate abortion rights in the constitution.
Ohio voters have resoundingly rejected a Republican-backed measure that would have made it more difficult to pass abortion protections.
If voters approve a measure known as Issue 1, it would make it difficult for an abortion rights amendment on the November ballot to succeed.
Health care providers in Alabama have filed lawsuits against state Attorney General Steve Marshall over threats to prosecute people who help women arrange abortions outside the state.
The judge’s decision on Monday means abortion is once again legal in Iowa up to 20 weeks of pregnancy while the courts assess the new law’s constitutionality.
Most people who live in states that have banned abortion throughout pregnancy say they believe abortion should be available for at least the first six weeks, while others think there should be some restrictions.
Saturday, June, 24, marks one year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that provided a constitutional right to abortion.
Providers have had to quickly determine how to comply with the pending laws amid the "decimation of abortion access across the South."
The hearing comes after Indiana's attorney general accused Dr. Caitlin Bernard of violating state law by not reporting the girl’s child abuse to police and federal patient privacy laws by telling a newspaper reporter about the girl’s treatment.
The new law will go into effect next year, ensuring workers cannot be treated differently for receiving an abortion.
Lawyers seeking to preserve pregnant women’s access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion got pushback Wednesday from appellate judges with a history of supporting abortion restrictions.
The vote came as abortion rights in the U.S. faced another tectonic shift with lawmakers debating laws to sharply limit abortion in North and South Carolina, two of the few remaining Southern states with relatively easy access.
In front of an exuberant crowd, North Carolina’s Democratic governor vetoed legislation Saturday that would have banned nearly all abortions in his state after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
But anti-abortion activists say mifepristone should never have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration more than two decades ago.
The Supreme Court has preserved women’s access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion, rejecting lower-court restrictions while a lawsuit continues.