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Trump on abortion, Austin Eubanks and more of the weekend’s top news

Editors, USA TODAY Published 5:24 p.m. ET May 19, 2019 Trump breaks with Alabama GOP on abortionPresident Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in several tweets late Saturday night while still appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws  recently passed in Republican-controlled states. “I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and […]

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Donald Trump comments on abortion laws

CLOSE As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women. (May 17) APPresident Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states.”As most people know, and […]

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Indy 500 drivers’ fiancées wear shirts supporting abortion rights

Grace Hollars, Indianapolis Star Published 7:25 p.m. ET May 18, 2019 | Updated 10:44 p.m. ET May 18, 2019INDIANAPOLIS — Ashley Welch, the fiancée of 2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, and Hailey McDermott, fiancée of 2016 champion Simon Pagenaud, wore “Not YOUR Body, Not YOUR Choice” T-shirts Saturday during Indy 500 qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The shirts […]

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Indy 500 drivers’ wife, fiancee wear shirts supporting abortion rights

Grace Hollars, Indianapolis Star Published 7:25 p.m. ET May 18, 2019 | Updated 7:28 p.m. ET May 18, 2019INDIANAPOLIS — Ashley Newgarden, the wife of 2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, and Hailey McDermott, fiancee of 2016 champion Simon Pagenaud, wore “Not YOUR Body, Not YOUR Choice” T-shirts Saturday during Indy 500 qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The shirts […]

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Missouri lawmaker apologizes for ‘consensual rape’ comment amid abortion debate

CLOSE As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women. (May 17) APA Republican member of the Missouri state Legislature apologized Friday for making comments about “consensual rape” that many found insensitive.Rep. Barry Hovis, who represents Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri, had been discussing his […]

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Alabama abortion law should have exceptions

CLOSE Tough, new abortion laws in Alabama and several other states face legal battles in court… and that’s the point. We explain how they take aim at Roe v. Wade. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYRepublican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is the latest Republican to say that Alabama’s new abortion law — one of the […]

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Missouri Legislature passes abortion law at 8 weeks

Associated Press Published 7:44 a.m. ET May 17, 2019 | Updated 1:26 p.m. ET May 17, 2019CLOSE Tough, new abortion laws in Alabama and several other states face legal battles in court… and that’s the point. We explain how they take aim at Roe v. Wade. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s […]