Dayton vetoes bill on ultrasounds before abortions

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have required Minnesota physicians to tell pregnant women they have the option of viewing an ultrasound before having an abortion.

State tweaks anti-abortion family planning program

Iowa is tweaking its new state-funded family planning program that excludes abortion providers like Planned Parenthood by restoring some eligibility to a large hospital system that performs abortions in some cases.

GOP lawmakers try to bar Medicaid-funded abortions

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Iowa House have given committee-level approval to a budget for the Health and Human Services agency that would bar the use of Medicaid funds for abortion.

Measure would restrict late-term abortions

A Senate proposal would put new restrictions on late-term abortions by requiring that any facility offering them be in "close proximity" to a specialized hospital.