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Abortion Rights Protections on November Ballots in 2 States

California, Vermont will have amendments to state constitutions put to public vote in midterms

(Newser) - With so-called "trigger laws" on abortion bans starting to kick in across the nation, some states are going on the offensive to protect access to the procedure. ABC30 reports that the California Assembly on Monday gave the green light to an amendment to the state's constitution, which will...

Congressional Candidate's Abortion Remarks Under Fire
Congressional Candidate's
Abortion Remarks Under Fire
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Congressional Candidate's Abortion Remarks Under Fire

Virginia Republican Yesli Vega suggests pregnancy isn't as likely after rape

(Newser) - It hasn't taken long for the question of abortion to surface as a point of controversy in at least one congressional race. Axios has produced audio of Republican candidate Yesli Vega in Virginia suggesting it's plausible that pregnancy isn't as likely after rape. Vega faces Democratic incumbent...

Judge Blocks Louisiana's Trigger Laws
Courts Block
Louisiana, Utah
Trigger Laws

Courts Block Louisiana, Utah Trigger Laws

Louisiana's 3 abortion clinics plan to resume services

(Newser) - Update: A second so-called "trigger law" banning abortion was temporarily blocked by a judge Monday, this one in Utah. The 14-day ban will allow the court to hear challenges to the law, the AP reports. Meanwhile, a South Carolina "heartbeat" abortion law was allowed to go into effect....

Cops Shove Full House Star to the Ground During LA Protest

Jodie Sweetin was taking part in an abortion rights protest

(Newser) - Jodie Sweetin, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, joined protests against the overturning of Roe v. Wade in Los Angeles over the weekend and was shoved to the ground by an LAPD officer. Video shows Sweetin, 40, being shoved as she apparently tries to...

Should We Relax on Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'
Should We Relax on
Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'

Should We Relax on Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'

Ruth Marcus warns why we shouldn't dismiss Thomas' seemingly outlier push on nixing other precedents

(Newser) - Attached to the Supreme Court's majority opinion in overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday was a solo concurring opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas that suggested he'd like to also reconsider cases involving contraception, same-sex marriage, and other private sexual conduct. The pundit consensus has since deemed the chances...

State's Only Abortion Clinic Is Moving to the Next State

North Dakota clinic has raised more than $650K for move to Minnesota

(Newser) - The Red River Women's Clinic, long the the only abortion clinic in North Dakota, is moving to the other side of the Red River in response to the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade . The clinic, which is moving a few miles away to Moorhead, Minnesota, raised...

Green Day Frontman Has Drastic Reaction to Roe Reversal

Billie Joe Armstrong says he's moving to the UK

(Newser) - Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has had it with America, announcing at a UK concert Friday night after Roe v. Wade was overturned, "I'm renouncing my citizenship. I'm coming here." The rocker, who along with his band took aim at the post-9/11 political landscape in...

Senator Explains How Roe Decision Will Make GOP Stronger
Josh Hawley:
Roe Will Give
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Josh Hawley: Roe Will Give GOP More Electoral Strength

Senator says Democrats will head for blue states

(Newser) - With Roe v. Wade overturned, social media has been flooded with posts by pro-choice US residents considering a move to another state. According to Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, that's exactly what the GOP needs to happen. His prediction: "More and more red states are going to...

Why Some Jews, Muslims, See Roe Reversal as an Attack

Their religions allow for abortions, some argue

(Newser) - The role of religion in the abortion debate is getting a lot of attention in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade—but when it comes to certain religions, some say the reversal represents an infringement of their religious liberty. Some Jewish groups have been very vocal...

After Ruling, Americans Flood Google With a New Question

Canada has sounded welcoming, but clinics report waits

(Newser) - Crossing state borders has become a big issue after the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, but Americans aren't just thinking about driving from Missouri to Illinois or Arizona to California. Google searches for "how to move to Canada from US" jumped 850% in the hour after...

Roots of Alito's Roe Opinion Go Back to a 1985 Memo

He began laying out a long game as Justice Department lawyer in the Reagan administration

(Newser) - Samuel Alito wrote the Supreme Court opinion that dismantled Roe v. Wade , a development seen as the culmination of a decades-long strategy he began laying out as a Justice Department lawyer in 1985. Back then, while advising the Reagan administration on how to proceed in two abortion cases, Alito wrote...

Trump's Public, Private Views on Roe Decision May Be Split

Former president hails the ruling at rally, has reportedly expressed doubts in private

(Newser) - Former President Trump's supporters are praising him in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade , and Trump himself is publicly celebrating the ruling. But the New York Times reports that Trump's private views appear to be less enthusiastic. At a rally in...

Collins on Roe Ruling: 'I Feel Misled'

GOP senator, Dem Sen. Manchin say Kavanaugh, Gorsuch assured them this wouldn't happen

(Newser) - As reaction continues to the Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, two big names in government are expressing their unhappiness about it—partly because they feel personally bamboozled by two of the high court's conservative justices who voted with the majority. "I...

Roberts: The Court Didn't Need to Do This

Chief justice says decision to overturn Roe was 'dramatic' and unnecessary

(Newser) - In the Mississippi abortion case that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to side with the state. But the bigger-picture decision to overturn the 1973 law received the support of only five justices, notes the Wall Street Journal . That's because while Chief...

Pelosi: Roe Decision Is 'Slap in the Face to Women'

Speaker vows to codify law protecting abortion rights after Supreme Court ruling

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, declaring that "the radical Supreme Court is eviscerating American rights and endangering their health and safety," per the Hill . She added: "What this means to women is such an insult. It's...

In His Roe Opinion, Thomas Flags Same-Sex Marriage

Justice says Supreme Court should reconsider decisions on contraception, same-sex couplings

(Newser) - Roe v. Wade has been officially overturned by the US Supreme Court, eliminating federal protections for abortion rights that have been in place for nearly 50 years, but a solo concurring opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas is also getting attention. In his writing, Thomas notes that, based on the reversal...

Missouri Moves Fast to Outlaw Abortion

After Supreme Court's Roe decision, focus turns to the states

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half the states. But how quickly those bans kick in varies across the country. A number of states have "trigger laws" that were activated by Friday's Supreme Court...

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court Overturns
Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Conservative majority rules that the landmark law protecting abortion rights is unconstitutional

(Newser) - Roe v. Wade is no more. The Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide in a decision released Friday, reports the AP . The ruling is in sync with a draft opinion that was leaked in May. It's now up to individual states to decide...

Will John Roberts Add a 'Twist' to Abortion Decision?

All eyes are on the chief justice, who favors narrow rulings over broad ones

(Newser) - Is this the week that Roe v. Wade falls? The Supreme Court is poised to release its decision on a Mississippi abortion case that could end the federal right to an abortion. As the world knows, a leaked draft opinion suggests the court's conservative majority is poised to do...

1 in 5 US Pregnancies Ended in Abortion in 2020

Abortion is on the rise in all regions, even as Supreme Court looks poised to curtail access

(Newser) - One in five pregnancies in the US in 2020 ended in abortion, according to research group Guttmacher Institute , which campaigns for abortion access and says the impact of a Roe v. Wade reversal will be even more devastating than previously thought. US abortions increased 8% from 2017, when there were...

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