JAMA Devotes Special Issue to Post-<em>Dobbs</em> Landscape for Clinicians, Patients
Health
JAMA Devotes Special Issue to Post-Dobbs Landscape for Clinicians, Patients
2022-11-02 20:59:36
by Dan McCue

CHICAGO — This week’s special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association offers a lengthy and often sobering dissertation on the already substantial impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade this past June,... Read More

Abortions Declined 6% Nationwide in Immediate Aftermath of Dobbs Ruling
Health
Abortions Declined 6% Nationwide in Immediate Aftermath of Dobbs Ruling
2022-11-01 21:21:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Legal abortions across the United States declined by more than 10,000, or about 6%, in the two months after the Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which for five decades had guaranteed a woman's constitutional... Read More

Biden Says Abortion Legislation Will Be Top Priority Next Year
Political News
Biden Says Abortion Legislation Will Be Top Priority Next Year
2022-10-18 22:57:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told an audience at the Howard Theater on Tuesday that the first bill he will send to the 118th Congress will be one that codifies abortion protections into law. In a speech clearly intended to... Read More

VA Will Offer Some Abortion Services to Vets and Beneficiaries
Veterans
VA Will Offer Some Abortion Services to Vets and Beneficiaries
2022-09-02 15:56:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has submitted an interim final rule to the Federal Register that will allow the agency to provide access to abortion counseling and — in certain cases — abortions to pregnant veterans and VA... Read More

Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law
Justice
Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law
2022-08-02 20:48:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion law claiming it violates a federal law requiring a majority of hospitals to provide medical care to those who need... Read More

174 Years After Historic Convention, Women Still Feel Their Rights Are in Question
Civil Rights
174 Years After Historic Convention, Women Still Feel Their Rights Are in Question
2022-07-22 12:47:23
by Eden Metzger

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — One hundred and seventy-four years after the first women's rights convention was held in this bucolic hamlet in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, speakers gathered here to ponder their rights under a Constitution... Read More

St. Louis Officials Advance Proposal to Help Women Travel Out of State for Abortions
Women's Issues
St. Louis Officials Advance Proposal to Help Women Travel Out of State for Abortions
2022-07-19 21:44:32
by Eden Metzger

ST. LOUIS — Lawmakers in Missouri’s most populous city have advanced a proposal to create a $1 million fund to provide transportation to women who want to seek abortions in a neighboring state.  The bill approved by the St. Louis... Read More

Congress Moves to Address Data Privacy Concerns Post-Dobbs
Health
Congress Moves to Address Data Privacy Concerns Post-Dobbs
2022-07-19 20:50:28
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act is floating through the House and Senate, taking aim at whether the government should be able to access personal data, such as sensitive health information. “There’s been a lot of... Read More

Abortion Dispute Plays Out in Congress … Again
Congress
Abortion Dispute Plays Out in Congress … Again
2022-07-14 20:43:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Impassioned opinions over abortion returned to Congress Wednesday in a House hearing that renewed disputes over whether a woman’s rights should override rights of the unborn. The hearing was supposed to assess the consequences of the Supreme Court... Read More

Biden Signs Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services
Political News
Biden Signs Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services
2022-07-08 22:44:30
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed to protect access to reproductive health care services. Following the signing, the White House laid out four main points the Biden administration hopes to accomplish with the new... Read More

Biden Signs Order on Abortion Access After High Court Ruling
Abortion
Biden Signs Order on Abortion Access After High Court Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday to protect access to abortion as he faced mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful on the subject after the Supreme Court ended a constitutional right to the... Read More

Despite White House Denials, GOP Bill Attempts to Prevent Abortion Facilities on Federal Land
Political News
Despite White House Denials, GOP Bill Attempts to Prevent Abortion Facilities on Federal Land
2022-07-05 18:17:24
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., may be writing op-eds in the New York Times and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., calling on the government to declare a medical emergency and “open abortion clinics on federal lands in red states right... Read More

Texas Judge Allows Abortion Procedures to Resume Temporarily 
In The States
Texas Judge Allows Abortion Procedures to Resume Temporarily 
2022-06-29 23:09:13
by Reece Nations

HOUSTON — Abortions up to around six weeks of pregnancy were permitted to resume at some clinics in Texas after Harris County District Court Judge Christine Weems granted a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that blocks the state’s ban enacted... Read More

Gen Z Reacts to No-Roe World
In The News
Gen Z Reacts to No-Roe World
2022-06-28 12:52:50
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, anti-abortion groups have been celebrating their victory and abortion rights groups have been mourning their loss, worried about what this means for the future of the country.  Each generation... Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Roe, Holds Constitution Confers No Right to Abortion
Abortion
Supreme Court Overturns Roe, Holds Constitution Confers No Right to Abortion
2022-06-24 14:37:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday overturned 50 years of legal precedent, ruling that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. The ruling, written by Justice Samuel Alito Jr., overturns both Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case... Read More

US Sees Heightened Extremist Threat Heading Into Midterms
Homeland Security
US Sees Heightened Extremist Threat Heading Into Midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The U.S. was in a... Read More

Search for Supreme Court Leaker Falls to Former Army Colonel
Supreme Court
Search for Supreme Court Leaker Falls to Former Army Colonel

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of... Read More

Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization
In The States
Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization
2022-05-19 19:53:54
by Dan McCue

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed the nation’s strictest abortion law to date, banning almost all abortions from the moment of conception. The bill itself was modeled on a law that took effect in Texas in September.... Read More

Spanish Government Proposes Wider Abortion Rights, Menstrual Leave
International
Spanish Government Proposes Wider Abortion Rights, Menstrual Leave

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government approved a draft bill Tuesday that widens abortion rights for teenagers and may make Spain the first country in Europe entitling workers to paid menstrual leave. The measures are part of a package of... Read More

Democrats’ Effort to Secure Abortion Rights Falls to Filibuster
U.S. Senate
Democrats’ Effort to Secure Abortion Rights Falls to Filibuster
2022-05-11 23:41:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The fact that defeat was in the bag didn’t reduce the sting for Senate Democrats who failed to pass legislation Wednesday that would have enshrined abortion rights into federal law and circumvented the Supreme Court’s anticipated overturning of... Read More

DC Council Tries to Protect Against Restrictive State Abortion Laws
Cities
DC Council Tries to Protect Against Restrictive State Abortion Laws
2022-05-10 20:02:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Council member wants to turn the nation’s capital into a sanctuary city for women seeking abortions who might be prosecuted or sued in their home states. A bill introduced last week by D.C. Councilmember... Read More

Senate to Vote Next Week on Abortion Rights Bill
Political News
Senate to Vote Next Week on Abortion Rights Bill
2022-05-05 17:46:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate will vote next week on legislation to codify a woman’s right to seek an abortion into federal law in order to circumvent a possible Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,... Read More

Activists on Both Sides of the Debate Gear Up for Abortion Fight
Civil Rights
Activists on Both Sides of the Debate Gear Up for Abortion Fight
2022-05-03 23:10:49
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Activists of all political stripes gathered outside the Supreme Court Tuesday the day after Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would roll back Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years after the landmark decision... Read More

Leaked Draft on Roe v. Wade Ignites Protests
Supreme Court
Leaked Draft on Roe v. Wade Ignites Protests
2022-05-03 18:10:17
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning after Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would roll back Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years after the landmark decision solidified a woman’s... Read More

What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision
Supreme Court
What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision
2022-05-03 14:41:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to Politico indicated that in a preliminary vote on a Mississippi abortion case, the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe... Read More

Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe Could be Overturned
Supreme Court
Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe Could be Overturned

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion... Read More

Kentucky Abortion Law Blocked in Win for Clinics
Women's Issues
Kentucky Abortion Law Blocked in Win for Clinics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a state law that effectively eliminated abortions in Kentucky after the state’s two remaining clinics said they couldn’t meet its requirements. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings was... Read More

Oklahoma Approves Law Banning Most Abortion Procedures
In The States
Oklahoma Approves Law Banning Most Abortion Procedures
2022-04-06 15:22:31
by Reece Nations

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Oklahoma state lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by a maximum fine of $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison. The bill, known as Senate Bill 612,... Read More

Texas Supreme Court Rules Licensing Boards Aren’t Eligible for Lawsuit in Abortion Ban
In The States
Texas Supreme Court Rules Licensing Boards Aren't Eligible for Lawsuit in Abortion Ban
2022-03-11 20:28:24
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that abortion providers cannot sue state medical licensing boards to counteract the state’s law that bans the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. The case was brought by Whole Women’s... Read More

Attorneys General Heat Up as Reproductive Rights Cases Take Center Stage
In The States
Attorneys General Heat Up as Reproductive Rights Cases Take Center Stage
2022-02-24 15:56:30
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As the nation waits on tenterhooks to find out how the Supreme Court will rule on a Mississippi case to decide whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional, advocates and opponents of abortion laws across the... Read More

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