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Judge who blocked prior ban hears arguments

CLOSEOutside the Supreme Court building on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Tuesday asked pointed questions about Mississippi’s law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, at approximately six weeks of pregnancy. In 2018, Reeves was the judge who struck down a 15-week abortion ban.”Doesn’t it boil down to six is […]

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Bernie Sanders to call for ban on for-profit charter schools

Sen. Bernie Sanders will call for a ban on building for-profit charter schools in a major education policy address to be delivered Saturday in South Carolina, a senior campaign official for the 2020 presidential contender tells USA TODAY.Additionally, Sanders will pledge to impose a moratorium on using taxpayer funds on charter school expansion in communities if he’s […]

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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks

Associated Press Published 6:29 a.m. ET May 16, 2019 Pro-choice activists hold signs Jan. 18 alongside anti-abortion activists participating in the “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. (Photo: SAUL LOEB, AFP/Getty Images)Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours […]

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Alabama abortion ban signed into lay by Gov. Kay Ivey

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutAlabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into lawLaw criminalizing procedure in nearly all cases likely to face legal challengesPost to FacebookSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Gov. Kay Ivey speaks […]

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Alabama’s abortion ban bill protects human life, charges abortionists

Kristan Hawkins, Opinion contributor Published 5:01 p.m. ET May 15, 2019 | Updated 5:04 p.m. ET May 15, 2019Alabama’s abortion bill won’t criminalize innocent women who have a natural miscarriage, but it will protect human life by prosecuting abortionists.Alabama is making headlines for something everyone knows, whether they admit it publicly or not: babies are people too, […]

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Alabama abortion law? Missouri could follow Alabama on near-total ban

CLOSE Alabama’s legislature passed a near-total abortion ban. The bill now goes to Gov. Kay Ivey. USA TODAYThe passage by Alabama’s legislature of the nation’s strictest abortion bill is the latest bid by states in the South and Midwest to stake out a legal challenge on a highly emotional, and controversial topic. These laws not only limit, if not eliminate, the options for abortion in […]

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Kamala Harris wants assault-weapons import ban if she wins White House

CLOSE The AR-15 is the top-selling assault rifle in the U.S., despite the calls for it to be banned. USA TODAYDemocratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced Wednesday she would take executive action to ban the importation of AR-15-style weapons into the U.S. if she’s elected president.Harris, a California senator, made the pledge during a campaign event in […]