Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams: “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at 6 weeks."
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said that “there is no such thing as a heartbeat at 6 weeks." Abortion access has been under attack nationwide since the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court this past summer. Georgia was one of the states that had an abortion trigger law that went into effect immediately after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.news.yahoo.com
Republican power grab in the judiciary warps midterm election dynamic
Jen Psaki, former Biden White House press secretary and new member of the MSNBC family, talks with Alex Wagner about how Republicans overreach through courts stacked by Donald Trump has made them the target of midterm voters who might otherwise be focused on President Biden and congressional Democrats.news.yahoo.com
Chief Justice John Roberts defends legitimacy of court
Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday 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 U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Roberts said he was concerned that lately some critics of the court’s controversial decisions have questioned the legitimacy of the court, which he said was a mistake.news.yahoo.com
Why Plan B’s labeling could limit women’s access to the pill in states where abortion is banned
Since the Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the court case that gave Americans the right to an abortion, more women are turning to Plan B, the nation's most recognized morning-after pill. Although it's available over the counter, Plan B is not always accessible. Now, even more restrictions could be on the way for Plan B. Many anti-abortion activists argue that any interference with an egg is considered an abortion; medical professionals say otherwise. So what does the future look like for Plan B?cnbc.com
Michigan Republicans block abortion referendum, setting up showdown
Abortion currently remains legal in Michigan, a perennial swing state, following a flurry of legal back-and-forth in the aftermath of the June U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe. “RFFA is heading to the Michigan Supreme Court to ask that the Board of State Canvassers do their jobs. Since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, Michigan has emerged as the most hotly contested battleground for abortion rights. A state law from 1931 that makes abortion a felony was superseded by Roe but never removed from the books. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has waged a fierce battle to protect abortion rights and prevent the nearly century-old law from taking effect.washingtonpost.com
Abortion bans bring back painful memories for rape survivor : Consider This from NPR : NPR
This summer, just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the story of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio became a flashpoint in the national abortion debate.The girl had become pregnant as a result of rape and had to travel across state lines to Indiana to get an abortion.For one rape survivor, the case reminded her of what she lived through long ago, before Roe was the law the of the land. She spoke with NPR's Sarah McCammon about her experience.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senators introduce bill to eliminate copays for veterans accessing contraception
On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Richard Blumenthal, and Susan Collins introduced the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, which will eliminate copayments for contraception covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Abortion Bans Have Serious Consequences For Wanted Pregnancies, Too : Consider This from NPR : NPR
Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, a dozen states have implemented laws banning or severely restricting abortion. Those laws have consequences for wanted pregnancies, too. NPR's Carrie Feibel brings us the story of a woman in Texas whose pregnancy took a sudden turn. Because of the state's abortion law, her case became a medical crisis. This episode also includes reporting from NPR's Sarah McCammon and Melissa BlockIn participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at email@example.com
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.
YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods
YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S. The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
House making 1st attempt to protect abortion in post-Roe era
The House on Friday is expected to vote on two bills that would restore and guarantee abortion access nationwide as Democrats make their first attempt at responding legislatively to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Local lawmakers react to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s push to ban abortions after 15 weeks
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has tapped four Republican lawmakers to draft new legislation banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy: Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, Delegate Margaret Ransone, plus local lawmakers Delegate Kathy Byron and Senator Steve Newman.