Tag: Abortion

Supreme Court wraps up arguments on historic abortion case

Supreme Court wraps up arguments on historic abortion case

An historic abortion case has reached a conclusion in the Supreme Court’s debate, paving the way for a possible game-changing ruling in the United States’s continuing fight over reproductive rights. The country is watching as the Biden administration challenges parts of Idaho’s extreme abortion ban in court. Advocates and legal professionals are waiting for the […]

Presidential candidates should not include personal opinion in abortion policy decisions (Op-Ed)

Presidential candidates should not include personal opinion in abortion policy decisions (Op-Ed) xr:d:DAF-qqHM4FQ:33,j:2613638038918448288,t:24040918

Abortion has been one of the most hot-button, controversial, and important policy discussions in recent years for a variety of reasons, ranging from concerns over body autonomy, health concerns, moral and ethical dilemmas, religious opposition, and defining personhood in our society.  Of course, it makes perfect sense that this issue would be a frontrunner in […]

Trump is responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade. (Op-Ed)

Trump is responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade. (Op-Ed)

Donald Trump has changed his stance on a nationwide abortion ban, but the damage is already done. In a video shared on Truth Social on April 8th, the former president said that he is “proudly the person responsible” for the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, because it gave individual states the power to decide how they […]

Studies show roughly 65,000 pregnancies due to rape have occurred since Roe V. Wade was overturned

Studies show roughly 65,000 pregnancies due to rape have occurred since Roe V. Wade was overturned

Researchers estimate that roughly 65,000 pregnancies caused by rape have occurred in the past year and a half since Roe V. Wade was overturned due to a case called Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Roe V. Wade, a precedent that passed in 1973, protected a woman’s right in the United States to choose for […]

Supreme Court temporarily allows Idaho to enforce abortion ban

Supreme Court temporarily allows Idaho to enforce abortion ban

The Supreme Court ruled Friday to allow Idaho to maintain its strict abortion ban, pending a decision on the ongoing legal challenge. Justices will hear arguments in April. The case is one of several which have received national attention in the wake of its 2022 overturning of Roe V. Wade, which allowed states to restrict […]

Movement to put abortion on 2024 ballots gaining steam

Movement to put abortion on 2024 ballots gaining steam

Since the successful abortion vote in Ohio, Democrats have taken a major initiative to get abortion on 2024 ballots as a way to mobilize voters in key battleground areas.  Already, abortion advocates in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, and South Dakota are pushing for various abortion-related amendments on the […]

Supreme Court to rule on abortion drug

Supreme Court to rule on abortion drug

The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to review an appeals court decision which made the widely-used abortion pill mifepristone less accessible. Mifepristone is one of the two drugs used in medication abortions – the other being misoprostol – which account for over half of all abortions in the U.S. They have been increasingly prescribed online […]

Texas woman leaves state for abortion as legal battle continues

Texas woman leaves state for abortion as legal battle continues

Kate Cox, who was previously authorized to get an abortion by a Texas judge, left the state on Monday to undergo the procedure after the Texas Supreme Court overturned the decision, according to her attorneys. Cox, a mother of two, sought court permission to terminate her pregnancy after doctors diagnosed the fetus with trisomy 18, […]

Texas judge grants woman permission to get an abortion despite ban

Texas judge grants woman permission to get an abortion despite ban

A Texas judge on Thursday granted the request of a pregnant woman to undergo an emergency abortion, an unexpected challenge to the state’s abortion ban. The woman, Kate Cox, is protected from prosecution by a temporary restraining order issued by the court, as are her husband and doctor. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed the […]

Ballots to watch this off-year election day

Ballots to watch this off-year election day

It’s an off-year Election Day in several states, with both candidates and amendments on the ballot. Here are some prominent races to keep an eye on. Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is seeking reelection in Kentucky, challenged by GOP nominee Daniel Cameron – the current attorney general of Kentucky, having succeeded Beshear in the role. […]

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