Roe v. Wade

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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...

How a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Became 'a Political Pawn'
Inside the Doubt Around Case
of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

Inside the Doubt Around Case of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

One pundit says to expect more one-source abortion stories, if any at all

(Newser) - There was plenty of scrutiny applied to the story of a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who needed to travel out of state for an abortion following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. But now that it's been proven true , scrutiny is falling on those...

Buttigieg: Protesters at Kavanaugh's Dinner A-OK

Transportation secretary sees no issue with protesters outside Morton's

(Newser) - Protesters gathered outside the Morton's steakhouse in Washington, DC, last week as Brett Kavanaugh dined inside, demanding the Supreme Court justice be kicked out. Pete Buttigieg has no problem with that. The transportation secretary was asked about the issue Sunday on Fox News because his husband Chasten tweeted about...

Biden Says He's Considered Declaring Emergency to Boost Abortion Access

But White House has said it doesn't appear to be a 'great option'

(Newser) - President Joe Biden said Sunday he is considering declaring a public health emergency to free up federal resources to promote abortion access even though the White House has said it doesn't seem like “a great option.” He also offered a message to people enraged by the Supreme...

Sources: Biden Will Take Executive Action on Abortion

Move is expected Friday, though it will be limited in scope

(Newser) - President Biden will take executive action Friday to protect access to abortion, according to three people familiar with the matter, as he faces mounting pressure from Democrats to be more forceful on the subject after the Supreme Court ended a constitutional right to the procedure two weeks ago. The White...

State's Only Abortion Clinic Shuts Down Permanently

Jackson Women's Health Organization was at center of SCOTUS case

(Newser) - The Mississippi abortion clinic at the heart of the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade is closing its doors for good. Wednesday was the last day that the Jackson Women's Health Organization, known as the Pink House, was allowed to legally perform abortions in the state,...

Mississippi Judge Rejects Request to Block Abortion Law

State's only abortion clinic could have to close at the end of the day Wednesday

(Newser) - As attorneys argued about abortion laws across the South on Tuesday, a Mississippi judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a law that would ban most abortions. Without other developments in the clinic’s lawsuit, the clinic will close at the end of...

10-Year-Old Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ohio

She went to Indiana, where abortion is still legal, at least for now

(Newser) - Days after the SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio was forced to cross state lines to Indiana for an abortion. The girl was referred to Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an OB-GYN in Indianapolis, by a colleague who specializes in child abuse, according to USA Today. She...

For Some Jews, Muslims, Roe Reversal Is an Attack on Religious Freedoms
Why Some Jews, Muslims,
See Roe Reversal as an Attack

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...

Biden's Warning on Abortion: 'People Are Gonna Be Shocked'

President anticipates some states may try to arrest women trying to access procedure in other states

(Newser) - President Biden met virtually Friday with Democratic state governors to discuss abortion rights, and he offered an ominous prediction on what he sees happening in the wake of last week's overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court. Reuters notes that, as a result of that ruling, women...

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