Supreme Court to Review Abortion Medication Dispute
Women's Issues
Supreme Court to Review Abortion Medication Dispute
2023-12-13 20:14:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will review a dispute over the popular abortion medication mifepristone, a move that could have a sweeping impact not only on its use going forward, but also on the regulatory authority... Read More

Tuberville Drops Opposition to Almost All Military Promotions
U.S. Senate
Tuberville Drops Opposition to Almost All Military Promotions
2023-12-05 21:59:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., announced Tuesday that he would drop his opposition to nearly all military promotions, a blockade he imposed to protest the Pentagon’s decision to ensure abortion access to service members. Tuberville had placed holds on... Read More

Ohio Voters Reject Legislature’s Effort to Stymie Abortion Rights Vote
In The States
Ohio Voters Reject Legislature’s Effort to Stymie Abortion Rights Vote
2023-08-09 15:35:35
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio voters rejected an attempt by the state Legislature on Tuesday to make it harder to amend the state constitution, a vote seen as a clear victory for abortion-rights supporters trying to stop lawmakers from placing severe... Read More

Supreme Court Extends Stay on Abortion Pill Rulings
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Extends Stay on Abortion Pill Rulings
2023-04-19 20:27:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended its order blocking restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone until at least Friday, meaning they'll be available to women who want them at least through the end of the week. The decision,... Read More

DOJ, Drug Maker Ask Supreme Court to Intervene in Abortion Pill Case
Litigation
DOJ, Drug Maker Ask Supreme Court to Intervene in Abortion Pill Case
2023-04-14 16:06:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and drug company Danco Laboratories asked the Supreme Court on Friday to continue to afford women access to a popular abortion drug, while the legal battle rages on concerning its use. Mifepristone was approved... Read More

Bill Aims to Codify Women’s Health Protections
Congress
Bill Aims to Codify Women’s Health Protections
2023-04-05 17:52:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have introduced a bill that would create a national right for women to have an abortion and safeguard their decision-making process. Reps. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, introduced... Read More

Democratic Governors Launch Reproductive Freedom Alliance
In The States
Democratic Governors Launch Reproductive Freedom Alliance
2023-02-21 18:29:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Twenty Democratic governors have launched the Reproductive Freedom Alliance, which they’re describing as a “non-partisan coalition … committed to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom in their states.” As outlined in a press release, the alliance was forged to... Read More

Judge Suggests New Strategy to Revive Federal Abortion Rights
Civil Rights
Judge Suggests New Strategy to Revive Federal Abortion Rights
2023-02-09 00:04:30
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A judge in Washington, D.C., this week suggested a new legal strategy to revive a federal right to abortion. U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said the 13th Amendment could be interpreted to mean women have a constitutional... Read More

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

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