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Biden, Baltimore ask justices to dismiss Trump abortion appeal

The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the appeal of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that the Health and Human Services Department rule does not comply with federal law and was adopted arbitrarily. The Biden administration wants the case withdrawn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Biden administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss a Trump-era appeal of a Baltimore-supported decision that struck down a federal rule barring taxpayer-funded pregnancy clinics from referring women for abortions. The high court last month had ...

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Justices will hear appeal of abortion rule Baltimore challenged

The rule prohibiting taxpayer-funded clinics from referring clients to abortion providers has been interpreted in starkly different ways by Republican and Democratic administrations.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Over Baltimore’s objection, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the legality of a federal rule barring taxpayer-funded pregnancy clinics from referring women for abortions. In a brief order, the justices said they will review a 4th U.S. ...

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South Carolina Senate approves initial vote to ban most abortions

State Sen. Richard Cash, R-Powdersville, speaks on Wednesday in the South Carolina Senate about a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state. In front of him is a photo of a woman he said was born from a pregnancy caused by rape. The state Senate passed the bill on an initial vote (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Opponents of abortion joined with some of South Carolina’s most powerful Republican politicians to mark what they think may be the end of a long fight to pass a bill that would ban almost all abortions in ...

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Justices reject Baltimore’s Biden-based bid for delay in abortion appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen as arguments are heard about the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Citing Joe Biden’s presidential election victory, counsel for Baltimore this month urged the U.S. Supreme Court in vain to extend until after Inauguration Day the city’s deadline for responding to President Donald Trump’s request that the justices review and reinstate ...

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Trump administration seeks reinstatement of abortion rule after Baltimore victory

Pro-abortion rights protesters rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The abortion debate is returning to the Supreme Court in the midst of a raucous presidential campaign and less than three weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. The justices are taking up the biggest case on the topic in nearly a quarter century and considering whether a Texas law that regulates abortion clinics hampers a woman’s constitutional right to obtain an abortion. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Seeking to overturn a legal victory for Baltimore, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and reinstate a federal rule that bars taxpayer-funded pregnancy clinics from referring women for abortions. In papers filed with the ...

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AMA asks Supreme Court to strike down Trump abortion rule

If he wins a second term, President Donald Trump could become the first president to appoint more than two justices since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest doctors’ group on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to strike down a Trump administration rule that’s had a far-reaching impact on family planning by prohibiting taxpayer-funded clinics from referring women for abortions. The American Medical ...

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4th Circuit blocks abortion referral restrictions in Md.

Planned Parenthood on Howard Street in Baltimore. (File)

A federal appeals court on Thursday permanently blocked the Trump administration’s rules preventing doctors and other medical providers who receive government funding from referring patients for abortion services. In its divided ruling, which applies statewide in Maryland, the full U.S. ...

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Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo, Kristine Baker smiles after being sworn in as a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock. Baker blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close. (Rick McFarland/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close. ...

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