roe v. wade

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over ‘trigger’ abortion ban

A regional Planned Parenthood organization is suing Idaho over its “trigger law” abortion ban, contending the ban violates Idaho residents’ rights under the state Constitution and that it is so vague that physicians will not know when they can legally help patients who are miscarrying or facing medical emergencies.

Washington prepares for more patients seeking abortions

SEATTLE (AP) — While the nation waits for the Supreme Court’s opinion on a blockbuster abortion case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Washington is getting ready for an increase in out-of-state patients seeking an abortion. “We…

Washington senators urge Biden to protect reproductive rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are calling on President Joe Biden to enact immediate federal action to protect reproductive rights in the United States.  They joined several of their colleagues in writing a letter to…

Washington political leaders react to Roe v. Wade draft opinion

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Politico obtained a Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade's constitutional right to abortion. The draft opinion, which apparently received majority support, is not expected to be published until late June. However, after…

Federal judge slams Mississippi over new abortion law

A federal judge in Mississippi expressed deep skepticism on Tuesday about a state law that bans abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, sending a signal that attempts across the country to pass near total bans on abortion might not easily withstand judicial scrutiny.

Supreme Court awaits eventual Roe v. Wade showdown

Rapid and dramatic moves by states to ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, including Tuesday night's vote in Alabama to pass the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, appear to set up an immediate fight over Roe v. Wade.