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 […]
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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, […]
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 […]
Less than a year after the conservative court struck down Roe v. Wade, the next phase of the fight over abortion rights is already at the Supreme Court’s doorstep. The case would affect women all over the country, making abortions harder to access even in states where it’s legal.
California governor, Gavin Newsom, is facing a Homeric battle of wills as his former Chief of Staff joins his opposition on the abortion pill debate.
The biggest shock came in Republican-leaning Kentucky, where an antiabortion amendment was defeated, potentially opening the way for the restoration of abortion access in a state with one of the most stringent restrictions in the nation.
Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative that will enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution, preventing a 1931 abortion ban from taking effect. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) ran for reelection in part by portraying herself as a champion of abortion rights.
And in North Carolina, where the state has developed into a crucial access point for people seeking abortions throughout the Southeast, Republicans failed to secure a veto-proof legislative supermajority, guaranteeing that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will continue to have the authority to veto restrictions on abortion.
Tensions are rising, as the U.S. Midterm elections are now less than a month away, and one hot issue that is at the top of Democrats’ agenda is reproductive rights. President Biden raised the stakes this Tuesday when he weighed in on the issue during the Democratic National Committee event in Washington, D.C.. While addressing the audience about abortion and reproductive rights, Biden warned against furthering the cause to limit such rights, stating clearly, “If Republicans get their way with a National ban, it won’t matter where you live in America- so let me be very clear, if such a bill were to pass in the next several years, I’ll veto it. We can’t let it pass in the first instance.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hit Broadway musical cast and crew partner with Prizeo on Ham4Choice, a fundraising campaign to support organizations providing abortion access and other reproductive health services.
On Friday Indiana became the first state in the nation to approve abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb quickly signed a near-total ban on the procedure shortly after lawmakers approved it. The ban is set to take effect on Sept. 12, and it includes some exceptions.
Ballot boxes will close later today for the primaries happening in five states across the US on this fine Tuesday, with voters in Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington making decisions determining what will appear on their ballots in the November 2022 midterm elections. The outcome of these elections could shift based on the most recent hearings regarding the January 6th capitol riots, with some Republican candidates losing faith in former President Donald Trump with his various election conspiracy crimes coming to light through staff testimony.
After the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on the overturning of Roe v. Wade was leaked on Monday night, citizens and public officials have voiced their opinion and fear over the possibility of it happening. Many fearful people are comparing it to the United States from half a century ago when the legal status of abortion wasn’t even talked about. However, citizens and public officials aren’t too sure of what life will be like if reproductive rights are rewritten.