Voters in Kansas are one week away from learning whether a constitutional amendment protecting abortion will remain in place.
South Carolina GOP lawmaker chokes up describing teen who was at risk of losing her uterus due to an abortion ban he voted for: 'That whole week I did not sleep'
South Carolina state Rep. Neal Collins held back tears as he said a 19-year-old's abortion was delayed even though the fetus was unviable.
Nancy Davis says abortion denied, baby unlikely to survive due to rare skull condition: 'I'm carrying it to bury it'
Nancy Davis, now 13 weeks pregnant, told a Baton Rouge TV station she has to decide whether to carry the fetus to term or cross state lines to get an abortion.
Over 650 workers at Google owner Alphabet Inc are demanding it offer abortion benefits to contractors, suspend donations to anti-abortion politicians and better protect users from abortion-related disinformation and police requests. The demands were sent this week in a petition to executives seen by Reuters. Google declined to comment on the petition, which the Alphabet Workers Union group organized.
‘Because of the stigma of abortion, men don’t want to talk about it’: Roe v. Wade reversal has life-changing effects on male partners
In late June, with the reversal of Roe v. Wade leaving the future of abortion access in Tennessee uncertain, Daniel A. Collier faced a dilemma. With Tennessee poised to ban most abortions, the Colliers worried they might not be able to access needed care if their third pregnancy ended in miscarriage. About a week later, the Colliers would learn they had lost the pregnancy at six weeks.
- The State
“The costs of these proposed (abortion) bans are simply too high, and South Carolina’s families, businesses, and future generations should not be forced to pay the price.” | Opinion
- Associated Press
An anti-abortion coalition in Michigan filed a challenge Thursday against a potential ballot initiative that seeks to enshrine abortion rights into the state’s constitution, claiming that 60 errors in the proposed amendment should disqualify it from the November ballot. “Some people would say, ‘Oh, they’re just spaces,’ but amending the constitution is pretty serious business and the correct number of typos to put in your constitution is zero,” Christen Pollo, a spokeswoman for Citizens to Support MI Women and Children, told The Associated Press. “There’s no reason to think that anyone didn’t understand what the petition was saying,” Primus said.
- Associated Press
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Wednesday that if he wins re-election he would seek to codify in law next legislative session an order he signed that protects in-state abortion providers and out-of-state patients. The announcement came in the side lounge of a Reno coffee and wine shop, where he hosted a panel of obstetrician-gynecologists, medical students and reproductive rights advocates to discuss their plans to protect abortion access, as reproductive rights have become central to his re-election campaign in the key swing state and that of Democrats nationwide. In the days following the Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade, Sisolak signed the executive order saying that Nevada will not assist other states that try to prosecute residents who travel to Nevada for abortions.
- Rolling Stone
In Michigan, local officials are eager to enforce a pre-Roe abortion ban. A court case will decide whether they can
- The New York Times
The mother sent a Facebook message to her daughter days before the teenager’s abortion, police say. “Hey we can get the show on the road the stuff came in,” she wrote in April, adding, “The 1 pill stops the hormones and then you gotta wait 24 hour 2 take the other.” The teenager used the pills to terminate her pregnancy at home two days later, according to police records. Now, both mother and daughter face criminal charges. Their Facebook messages, obtained by the police through a warrant, have
- Yahoo News
Restrictive abortion laws are limiting the options parents have after receiving genetic test results, experts say
During a pregnancy, prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic testing can determine whether a fetus is healthy, or whether it has certain genetic disorders or anomalies. Health care providers can then provide the pregnant person or couple with guidance on the options available to them after a diagnosis, which can include aborting a pregnancy. That option, however, is limited or no longer available to women in many U.S. states.
- Associated Press
When the U.S. Supreme Court repealed in June a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin's 1849 law that bans the procedure except when a mother's life is at risk became newly relevant. Republicans in the Legislature blocked an attempt by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to overturn the law. Others, including GOP state Rep. Barbara Dittrich, say the law should stay as it is, without exceptions for rape and incest.
- LA Times
The federal judge's ruling reinstating the ban erodes protections in one of the South's few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom.
- USA TODAY
A ruling blocking a parentless 16-year-old from obtaining an abortion highlights the hurdles to abortion access in Florida law, advocates say.
- The State
“Such a restriction, I think, I’m confident would not pass the House or the Senate,” Gov. McMaster told reporters Thursday.
- Argus Leader
The survey was conducted July 19-22 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy and contacted voters in all South Dakota counties by landline and cell phone.
- The Hill
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday declined to block the state’s near-total abortion ban while it reviews legal challenges to the law. A state court of appeals allowed two abortion bans to go into effect in an Aug. 1 ruling and the state Supreme Court kept that ruling in place, finding that the “circumstances presented”…
- The Intelligencer
With Senate Bill 106, the fate of abortion law in Pennsylvania will be left to the people’s elected representatives through the legislative process.
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Medical groups have filed a supporting brief in the lawsuit the federal government filed against Idaho's abortion law, which makes makes performing nearly any abortion a felony (August 17)
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Abortion doulas like Mariah Brown and Ka'Lyn Coghill provide support for women that decide to terminate their pregnancy. While they don’t directly perform the abortions they help with transportation, appointments, child care and emotional support. Here's how abortion doulas across the country, like Brown and Coghill, are affected by the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Abortions in North Carolina are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, eroding protections in one of the South’s few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom.