The Trump administration wants to limit access to birth control for low-income women.
Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner since 2015, will be the first doctor to hold the post in five decades.
Since April, at least 69 people have been appointed or transferred to political jobs within the administration with little or no fanfare. A ProPublica investigation reveals who some of them are.
If allowed to take effect July 1 as planned, the law would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week of pregnancy.
Kim Reynolds signs a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy—setting the state up for a lengthy court fight.
Trading in contraceptive methods for shame- and abstinence-based programs "is wrong, it's bad for public health, and it’s outside the law," a plaintiff says of the federal guidelines.
Critics say the bill, which awaits the signature of anti-abortion GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds, would ban the medical procedure before some women even know they’re pregnant.
Cecile Richards says she "shut down the conversation," which took place in January 2017, because there was no way the proposal being made to her would work.
The president casts doubt on whether he will back the $1.3 trillion spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown Friday, citing concerns over "Dreamer" immigrants and border wall money.
The battle over abortion rights continues, with legislation moving through the Senate's Judiciary Committee that would end legal abortion in the state.