Senators introduce legislation on women’s rights to abortion, contraceptive access
On Monday, Senators Tim Kaina, Lisa Murkowski, Kyrsten Sinema, and Susan Collins introduced the Reproductive Freedom For All Act to protect and prohibit further action in reproductive healthcare, according to a release.
This is what abortion protests look like in Washington D.C. right now
The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
‘This is an attack’: What an overturn of Roe v. Wade could mean for other rights
The start of June means the Supreme Court enters its final weeks of term that may reveal decisions on issues like abortion. Many believe it will have effects on several individual constitutional rights, like same-sex marriage.
This is what protests on the Roe v. Wade situation look like across the country
Protests have erupted all over the country after Politico released a leaked initial draft majority opinion indicating the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn two abortion-related cases, which would end federal protection of abortion rights.
General Assembly repeals ban on abortion coverage through exchange plans
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia General Assembly passed two bills that repeal the ban keeping some health insurance plans sold in the state from covering abortionsHouse Bill 1896, introduced by Del. Sally L. Hudson, D-Charlottesville, and Senate Bill 1276, introduced by Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan, D-Richmond, loosen restrictions through Virginia’s health insurance exchange. The current restriction on abortion coverage through Virginia’s health insurance exchange was put in place in 2011 during Republican Gov. Legislators have pushed for the abortion services rollback for years. He expects the law to have limited impact since only a small fraction of health insurance marketplace users have abortions in a year.
Trump proclaims this Friday as National Sanctity of Human Life Day
For the fourth time in his presidency, Donald Trump has declared Jan. 22, 2021, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. – In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump is looking to “build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.”For the fourth time in his presidency, Donald Trump has a National Sanctity of Human Life Day. Below is the proclamation from the president announcing the day:Every human life is a gift to the world. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we promise to continue speaking out for those who have no voice.
Florida governor signs abortion parental consent bill
Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parents permission before having an abortion under a bill signed by Republican Florida Gov. Despite holding a news conference to sign environmental legislation on the same day, DeSantis chose to sign the abortion bill with no fanfare and out of the public eye. The Governor was pleased to sign this historic legislation to support and protect Florida families, spokeswoman Meredith Beatrice said in an email. The new law expands on a current law that requires a girls parents are notified before she can have an abortion. From the very beginning this legislative effort was a political agenda to ban abortion in the state of Florida, said Democratic state Rep. Anna Eskamani.
WATCH: President Trump speaks at March for Life rally
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address the March for Life Friday at the annual anti-abortion gathering in the nation’s capital. And it makes clear that Trump is counting on the support of his base of conservative activists to help bring him across the finish line. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement for March for Life:“President Trump has led the most pro-life administration in American history,” said McDaniel. "Today, he marks yet another historic moment by becoming the first sitting president to address the March for Life in person. We champion our President as he works to build a culture of life and a future where every life, born and unborn, is celebrated, cherished, and protected.”