Medical Mysteries: A daughter’s pregnancy and a life-or-death decision

A California teenager’s splitting headaches, violent nausea and sudden bizarre behavior were erroneously brushed off as temporary signs of pregnancy.

By Sandra G. BoodmanJanuary 20, 2024

Thousands gather in D.C. for second March for Life since fall of Roe

This is the second March for Life since Roe v. Wade was overturned. What has changed for antiabortion activists, and what are their 2024 election priorities?

By Caroline Kitchener, Ellie Silverman and Michelle BoorsteinJanuary 19, 2024

She filed a complaint after being denied an abortion. The government shut her down.

After an Oklahoma woman was told to wait in the parking lot until she got sicker, abortion rights advocates had hoped the hospital would be punished.

By Caroline Kitchener and Dan DiamondJanuary 19, 2024

Here’s what to know about the March for Life rally in D.C. on Friday

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators are expected to gather in the nation’s capital Friday for the annual March for Life.

By Ellie SilvermanJanuary 18, 2024

Santos special election to provide new clues of 2024 voter motivations

Democrats hope the Feb. 13 Long Island special election will show momentum on issues like abortion. Republicans think it will demonstrate a sour mood for Biden.

By Paul KaneJanuary 13, 2024

Iowa at odds with N.H. on abortion, posing challenge for GOP candidates

The general feelings on abortion in Iowa and New Hampshire has at times created some awkwardness for the candidates as they toggle between the two states and attempt a careful balancing act.

By Hannah KnowlesJanuary 12, 2024

Democratic group plans $140 million voter testimonial onslaught against Donald Trump

The effort will focus on appealing to working-class women in the northern swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

By Michael SchererJanuary 12, 2024

Grand jury declines to indict Ohio woman who miscarried of abusing a corpse

Charges will be dropped against Brittany Watts, 34, who had a miscarriage at home.

By Kim Bellware and Anumita KaurJanuary 11, 2024

Supreme Court to decide if U.S. law requires some emergency room abortions

The Biden administration says Idaho’s strict abortion ban conflicts with a federal law requiring emergency room doctors to perform the procedure in some circumstances.

By Ann E. MarimowJanuary 6, 2024

Advocates collect enough voter signatures to put abortion rights on Florida ballot

Abortion rights advocates in Florida have collected enough signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment but still face a Supreme Court ruling that could dash the initiative.

By Lori RozsaJanuary 5, 2024

Trump wins back antiabortion movement as activists plot 2025 crackdowns

Many activists look past the former president’s refusal to endorse a national abortion ban, focusing instead on how a future administration could restrict pills.

By Caroline Kitchener, Josh Dawsey and Hannah KnowlesJanuary 5, 2024

Texas doctors do not need to perform emergency abortions, court rules

The ruling deals a blow to the White House’s strategy to ensure access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022.

By Dan Diamond and Caroline KitchenerJanuary 3, 2024

Prosecutor urged to drop case against woman charged after miscarriage

Legal and medical groups say an Ohio prosecutor should drop charges against a woman accused of abusing a corpse after miscarrying, as the case heads to a grand jury.

By Kim BellwareDecember 27, 2023

12 states where the fate of abortion rights could be on 2024 ballots

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, every ballot measure that has sought to preserve or expand abortion access has been successful, while those that have sought to restrict abortion access have failed.

By Amy B Wang and Leigh Ann CaldwellDecember 20, 2023

Harris to step up abortion rights push as part of new Biden effort

Biden’s team has faced criticism for not seizing on the issue more vigorously.

By Marisa IatiDecember 19, 2023

Vanita Gupta, No. 3 Justice Dept. official, to step down

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta is a veteran civil rights lawyer who focused on police reform, abortion rights and antitrust issues.

By Perry Stein and David NakamuraDecember 14, 2023

There’s a big gap in views on abortion in Michigan — among Republicans

Trump supporters in the state are far more likely to support bans on abortion than are supporters of other candidates.

By Philip BumpDecember 14, 2023

Google is rolling out new protections for our location data

The company’s Timeline in Google Maps offers a detailed look at where you’ve been. Soon, you’ll have more control over that data.

By Chris VelazcoDecember 14, 2023

GOP candidates sidestep questions about Texas abortion case

Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley both avoided outright defending the Texas decision that prevented Kate Cox from having an abortion in that state despite the fact that her fetus had a fatal genetic condition.

By Amy B WangDecember 13, 2023

Supreme Court will decide access to key abortion drug mifepristone

Decision to consider abortion drug mifepristone returns the issue of reproductive rights to the Supreme Court for the first time since it overturned Roe v. Wade.

By Ann E. MarimowDecember 13, 2023