Roe v. Wade

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Number of US Abortions Hasn't Changed Much Since Ruling

Women who need them are going out of state to avoid bans or using telemedicine to get pills

(Newser) - The number of abortions performed each month is about the same as before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade more than a year and a half ago, a new report finds. The latest edition of the #WeCount report conducted for the Society of Family Planning, a nonprofit organization that...

In States With Abortion Bans, This Number Stands Out

There were 520K rapes in 14 states, resulting in 64K pregnancies

(Newser) - In September 2021, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott insisted that his state's strict six-week abortion ban was adequate time for women to obtain an abortion, and that he would "eliminate all rapists" in his state, implying that pregnancies from rape in Texas would eventually no longer be an issue....

White House Expands Access to Contraception on Roe Anniversary

Kamala Harris is Democrats' main voice as they hope to highlight abortion, contraception in 2024 election

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris is taking center stage in the Democrats' renewed push for abortion rights during this year's election, and she'll mark the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling on Monday in Wisconsin. It will be the first in a series of events hosted by...

When SCOTUS Ruling Leaked, Women Stockpiled Abortion Pills

Demand for 'advance provision' spiked at times when future access to pills looked questionable

(Newser) - Thousands of women stocked up on abortion pills just in case, with demand peaking in the past few years at times when it looked like the medications might become harder to get. Medication abortion accounts for more than half of all abortions in the US, and typically involves two drugs:...

Woman Who Sued for Abortion Learns Fetus Has No Heartbeat

Case in Kentucky is similar to one playing out in Texas

(Newser) - A pregnant woman in Kentucky who filed a lawsuit demanding the right to an abortion has learned her embryo no longer has cardiac activity, her attorneys said Tuesday. Her attorneys signaled their intent to continue the challenge to Kentucky's near-total abortion ban, but did not immediately comment on what effect...

After Roe Was Overturned, Number of Abortions Went Up

Numbers surged in states near those that brought in bans

(Newser) - The overturning of Roe v. Wade didn't cause a drop in the number of abortions performed in the US, but there has been a surge in abortion in states close to those that brought in bans, researchers say. The Guttmacher Institute says that between 2020 and the first half...

Vending Machines on College Campuses Now Offer Plan B

They're a push post-Roe to ensure college students have access to affordable, discreet contraception

(Newser) - Need Plan B? Tap your credit card and enter "B6." Since last November, a library at the University of Washington has featured a different kind of vending machine, one that's become more popular on campuses around the country since the US Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for...

Both Sides Mark a Year Without Roe
Both Sides
Mark a Year
Without Roe

Both Sides Mark a Year Without Roe

Abortion demonstrations are held across the country

(Newser) - Activists and politicians are marking the one-year anniversary of the US Supreme Court ruling that overturned a nationwide right to abortion with a range of reactions that vary from praise and protests. Advocates on both sides marched at rallies Saturday in Washington and across the country, the AP reports, to...

Alito Says He Might Know Who Leaker Was but Won't Tell

It wasn't anybody on his side, justice tells interviewer

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said he think he knows who leaked the draft of his majority opinion in the case that threw out Roe v. Wade, but he's not naming names because the highest court in the land can't prove it. The draft was published in Politico...

On Abortion Rights, an 'Eyebrow-Raising Hypothetical' From Judge
On Roe v. Wade,
Federal Judge
Sees a 'Loophole'

On Roe v. Wade, Federal Judge Sees a 'Loophole'

Judge in criminal case says 13th Amendment could provide a national right to abortion

(Newser) - In a pending criminal case against anti-abortion activists, a federal judge on Monday raised what CNBC is calling an "eyebrow-raising hypothetical" on the issue of a constitutional right to abortion. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said that when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with its ruling last year in...

Marches Across US Mark Roe as Battle Shifts to States

Demonstrations follow gathering of abortion opponents in Washington

(Newser) - Women's marches demanding abortion rights drew thousands of people across the country on Sunday, the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for the procedure. Organizers focused on states after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe in June unleashed abortion restrictions...

Supreme Court: We Can't Find the Leaker

Investigation turns up no leads about who gave the media draft opinion on abortion ruling

(Newser) - Someone is likely breathing a sigh of relief. The Supreme Court said Thursday that it can't figure out who leaked the bombshell draft opinion of the ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. "It is not possible to determine the identity of any individual who may have disclosed the...

Barrett's Book Gets a Scathing Literary Reaction

In open letter, literati blast publisher, SCOTUS justice over 'fundamental human right' of abortion

(Newser) - Not everyone is thrilled about Amy Coney Barrett's upcoming book , including a couple hundred literary notables who've signed a scathing open letter to her publisher. The Guardian reports on the letter —titled "We Dissent" and signed by close to 250 "members of the writing, publishing,...

Biden: After Midterms, We'll Codify Abortion Rights
Biden Makes
a Pledge on

Biden Makes a Pledge on Abortion Rights

President plans to codify Roe after midterms—if the Democrats control House and Senate

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. President Biden has laid out a big goal on abortion rights: He wants the first bill he sends to Congress after the midterms to be one that codifies Roe v. Wade protections into law, reports Axios . However, that can only happen if...

John Roberts Defends His Court
John Roberts
His Court

John Roberts Defends His Court

Chief justice say critics questioning Supreme Court's legitimacy are making a mistake

(Newser) - Chief Justice John Roberts defended the authority of the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution, saying its role should not be called into question just because people disagree with its decisions. When asked to reflect on the last year at the court in his first public appearance since the Supreme...

Michigan Judge Rules Against 90-Year-Old Abortion Ban

Governor praises decision but expects it to be appealed

(Newser) - A near-total ban on abortions in Michigan was struck down Wednesday when a judge ruled the law violates the state constitution. The law, which makes performing an abortion a felony unless the mother's life is at risk, was approved in 1931 but dormant while Roe v. Wade guaranteed access...

This Just Became First State After Roe to Pass Abortion Ban

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed bill Friday barring procedure, with few exceptions

(Newser) - Indiana residents have just over a month before a restrictive new abortion ban goes into effect, after the state became the first one to pass such a law since Roe v. Wade was overturned. CNN reports that the Republican-sponsored law, set to start Sept. 15, was approved by the state...

Alito Mocks Prince Harry Over Roe Criticism

Supreme Court justice also takes shot at Boris Johnson, other overseas critics

(Newser) - Samuel Alito wrote the Supreme Court opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade, and he's not much interested in hearing what foreign critics have to say about it. In a speech on religious liberty in Rome hosted by Notre Dame Law School, Alito mocked Prince Harry and outgoing British Prime...

Ind. AG Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From OB-GYN

Warning sent by attorney for Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who performed abortion on 10-year-old rape victim

(Newser) - The doctor at the center of a story about a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who had to travel to Indiana in order to get an abortion has sent the Indiana state attorney general a cease-and-desist letter, for remarks that the doctor's lawyer is calling defamatory. "Please immediately...

House Approves Bill to Protect Abortion Rights

But legislation to prevent abortion bans before 24 weeks only has slim chance of passing Senate

(Newser) - The House has voted to restore abortion rights nationwide in Democrats' first legislative response to the Supreme Court's landmark decision overturning Roe v. Wade. However, the bill has little chance of becoming law, with the necessary support lacking in the 50-50 Senate. Yet voting marks the beginning of a...

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