Wyoming became the first state in the nation to specifically ban the use or prescription of abortion pills on March 17.
Michigan Bishops Say ‘Extreme’ Ballot Measure On Abortion Goes Beyond Roe
The bishops of Michigan’s seven Catholic dioceses are urging voters to reject Proposal 3, which they warn is “the most extreme proposal concerning abortion this state or country has ever seen.”
Georgia’s ‘Heartbeat Law’ Takes Effect After Appeals Court Lifts Injunction
Georgia’s “heartbeat law” is now in effect after a July 20 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that reversed a lower court decision and said the law should be permitted to take effect immediately.
After Dobbs, States Focus on Abortion Laws, Interstate Travel for Abortions
For the first time in some 50 years, states have an unprecedented opportunity to explore anew ways to regulate abortion services and at a time when some employer health insurance plans have already entered the fray.
Catholic Medical Association Counters Health and Human Services Directive on Emergency Abortions
In response to the Biden Administration’s latest federal health care directive that allows providers to perform abortions in emergency situations, the national Catholic Medical Association (CMA) stated its members are “dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to both the mother and her unborn child without directly compromising either one in the process.”
Biden Administration: Doctors Must Offer Abortion if a Mother’s Life at Risk
The head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Monday healthcare providers must offer abortion services if the life of a mother is at risk and that procedures conducted under such circumstances would be protected under federal law regardless of various state bans.
European Bishops Hit Back Against Resolution on Abortion
Europe’s top body of bishops has condemned the European Parliament’s favorable vote Thursday, July 7, on a resolution calling for access to abortion to be included in the E.U. Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Biden Signs Executive Order on Abortion Access
President Joe Biden is expected to outline formalized instructions to the Department of Justice and Health and Human Services in order to protect abortion access, just two weeks after the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to the procedure.
In New Interview, Pope Francis Talks About Roe v Wade, Resignation Rumors
In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Pope Francis addressed several hot-button topics, including his health and resignation rumors, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and the recent overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States.
California Bishops Oppose Move to ‘Enshrine’ Abortion in State Constitution
The California Catholic Conference “vehemently opposes” amending the state’s constitution “to enshrine the most extreme forms of abortion.”