Abortion-Rights Protesters Arrested After Disrupting Supreme Court Hearing
Supreme Court
Abortion-Rights Protesters Arrested After Disrupting Supreme Court Hearing
2022-11-03 19:47:53
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Three female protesters were arrested Wednesday at the Supreme Court after interrupting a hearing to denounce the recent Dobbs decision that eliminated a constitutional right to abortion. The women stood up one after the other during the first... Read More

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
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

In The States
Arizona Judge Revives State’s 19th Century Near-Total Ban on Abortion
2022-09-26 14:46:57
by Dan McCue

TUCSON, Ariz. — A near-total ban on abortion written nearly 50 years before Arizona became the nation’s 48th state must be enforced as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a state circuit court... Read More

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

Overturning Roe Has Birth Control and Emergency Contraceptives in High Demand
2022-07-08 15:54:36
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, demand for various forms of contraceptives, including the so-called morning-after pill, and long-lasting forms of birth control, has... Read More

Supreme Court
If Roe Falls, What Civil Rights Precedents Might Be Next?
2022-05-11 20:22:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — James Obergefell, who was in the nation’s capital this week to attend a fundraiser and visit with friends, wears the mantle of a civil rights icon lightly. Warm, often funny, and intelligent, the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,... Read More

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