"An Illinois man was sentenced on August 15 for the arson of the Planned Parenthood Peoria Health Center in Peoria, Illinois. "An Illinois man was sentenced on August 15 for the arson of the Planned Parenthood Peoria Health Center in Peoria, Illinois. Tyler W. Massengill, 33, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $1.45 million in restitution. He previously pleaded guilty on Feb. 16 to malicious use of fire and an explosive to damage, and attempt to damage, the Peoria Health Center. According to court documents and statements…
"Anti-abortion protesters urged a Sixth Circuit panel on Tuesday to do away with an abortion provider's claims against the group and vacate an order stopping the group from blocking the facility's entrance, calling the matter moot since the clinic shut down last month. The group held a weeklong protest at carafem, which operated until June in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The company behind the clinic sued the anti-abortion group for violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances and in September 2022 won a preliminary injunction.…
"Emotional testimonies from women and doctors continued into the second day of court hearings on the confusion surrounding exceptions under Texas’s restrictive abortion ban. On Thursday, Austin Dennard, an OB-GYN doctor herself, delivered a tearful testimony as she recounted her experiences of being forced to travel out of state for an abortion due to a nonviable pregnancy. Eleven weeks into the pregnancy last year, Dennard, who is pregnant again, learned that her baby had anencephaly, a rare and fatal condition affecting the development of the brain and can also pose a serious health risk to the mother. Explaining the condition,…
"A British woman who was jailed for illegally obtaining abortion tablets to end her advanced pregnancy is to be released from prison after Britain’s Court of Appeal reduced her sentence. The mother of three, who is 45, was handed a 28-month sentence last month after she admitted to obtaining abortion pills to induce a miscarriage when she was 32 to 34 weeks pregnant in 2020...."
"An Iowa judge on Friday afternoon heard a request to postpone the state’s new ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, just as Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the measure into law in front of 2,000 conservative Christians barely a mile away. The hearing in Polk County court ended around 2:45 p.m. The judge said he hoped to have a ruling by the end of the day on Monday, July 17...."
"The lawsuit over Wyoming’s abortion bans is scheduled for trial on April 15, 2024. Unless the trial is avoided or delayed, surgical abortions in the state are expected to remain legal until then. As scheduled, three days will be set aside for a bench trial, in which a judge makes a decision instead of a jury...."
A federal judge in Charlottesville heard arguments Thursday from attorneys representing abortion providers in three states asking the court to shield them from further restrictions on the abortion drug mifepristone.
Anti-abortion activist argues 1993 law violates constitutional rights
"...A hearing on possible disciplinary action opened Thursday for an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio, with finger pointing over how the case became a political flashpoint in the national abortion debate...."
"The legal battle over mifepristone, one of two medications used to provide abortions and treat miscarriages, continued Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about access to the drug...."
"The much-anticipated hearing in a federal appeals court about whether to preserve access to a key abortion pill quickly saw the judges interrupt and skeptically question the government attorney who is seeking to preserve access to the drug...."
"A federal judge denied Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador’s request to reconsider the order barring the state from prosecuting emergency room physicians for providing abortion care to stabilize a patient...."
"A Dane county judge this week heard arguments whether to dismiss Attorney General Josh Kaul's lawsuit over Wisconsin's abortion statutes. A near total ban on abortions from 1849 is back on the books after the U.S. Supreme court overturned Roe versus Wade..."
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