What the 2024 Republican candidates are saying about abortion bans

The Republican presidential primary field is full of anti-abortion candidates, but amid massive electoral backlash to abortion bans, some candidates are attempting to backpedal or soften their stances on the campaign trail, or ignore the issue altogether.

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, left, argues a point with businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, right, between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX Business Network and Univision, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
The 4 Worst Moments From the Second Republican Presidential Debate

The second debate featured seven candidates, who combined, are trailing frontrunner Donald Trump by a whopping 17 points in the polls, making it a bit of an exercise in futility. But even if the debate is unlikely to affect the outcome of the primary, it says a lot about the state of the Republican party.

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8 Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities Are Among the Top 100 in the US

Learn all about the eight fantastic colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that rank in the top 100 schools in America, from campus size and tuition to Greek life and sports. Pennsylvania is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country, and eight of them have made it into the US News...

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With These Must-Read Books, According to Our Staff

Discover must-read books by Hispanic and Latino authors to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, handpicked by our Courier Newsroom staff.

Gisele Fetterman smiles at a press conference. (Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus/James
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: 6 Remarkable Latina Women Hailing from Pennsylvania

Hispanic Heritage Month is an ideal time to highlight the efforts of some of Pennsylvania’s impactful Latina women.

FILE - Philadelphia police Officer Mark Dial, center, arrives at the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice in Philadelphia, Sept. 19, 2023, with attorneys Brian McMonagle, left and Fortunato Perri, right, for a bail hearing. Lawyers for Dial, who shot and killed a driver, will press to have the murder charges lodged against him dismissed when the jailed officer appears in court, Tuesday, Sept. 26. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
Judge Dismisses Charges Against Philadelphia Police Officer in Fatal Traffic-Stop Shooting

Citing a lack of evidence, a judge dismissed all charges against Officer Mark Dial in the fatal shooting last month of Eddie Irizarry.

These Pennsylvania Caves and Caverns Beckon Adventure Seekers
These Pennsylvania Caves and Caverns Beckon Adventure Seekers

Fall is an ideal time to explore the many caves and caverns hidden deep in the Pennsylvania ground and hillsides.

A Rite Aid in South Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 2023. (Photo: Patrick Berkery)
New COVID Boosters Have Arrived. Here’s What You Need to Know

Dr. Debra Powell, chief of Infectious Diseases at Reading Hospital, explains why the new COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is important, who is eligible to receive it, and when you should get it.