The case of a ten-year-old girl who had to travel from Ohio to Indiana to receive an abortion after being raped has garnered national attention. Former abortion care provider Dr. Kristin Lyerly weighs-in on the latest from that case on American Voices.
- The Hill
Montana’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocks further restrictions on abortion. Planned Parenthood in a statement Tuesday announced that the Montana Supreme Court blocked three separate laws that were enacted during the state’s legislative session last year from taking effect. One of the laws would have banned abortion after 20…
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, declaring that abortion healthcare is no longer a Constitutional right, we saw countless...
The girl told police she'd had a stillbirth, then Facebook turned over private messages suggesting otherwise.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will not convene the state legislature for a special session to consider stricter abortion laws because Republican lawmakers did not have the votes to pass a ban on abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy, he said on Monday. The statement by Ricketts, a Republican, comes as several other Republican-led states have grappled in recent weeks with how far to go in restricting abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
- Good Morning America
The same month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a couple in Kansas, thousands of miles away from Washington, D.C., faced their own abortion decision. Breanna O'Brien said she was 20 weeks pregnant with her first child in June and in the process of decorating the nursery when she and her husband Kyle received a devastating diagnosis. The O'Briens said doctors told them the fetus had Xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) and Trichothiodystrophy (TTD), two rare and severe genetic conditions that they said can cause significant disability and a shortened life span.
- Associated Press
A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy at about 24 weeks after investigators uncovered Facebook messages in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and plans to burn the fetus afterward. The prosecutor handling the case said it's the first time he has charged anyone for illegally performing an abortion after 20 weeks, a restriction that was passed in 2010. Before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, states weren’t allowed to enforce abortion bans until the point at which a fetus is considered viable outside the womb, at roughly 24 weeks.
- NBC News
Facebook turned over the chats of a mother and her daughter to Nebraska police after they were served with a warrant as part of an investigation into an
The Georgia Democrat told CNN's "State of the Union" she would support Joe Biden in 2024 if he runs for reelection.
- LA Times
One Arizona abortion clinic — run by a crew of defiant women — has become a haven in the post-Roe vs. Wade United States.
- NBC News
In states with total or near-total bans, a number of GOP lawmakers and candidates have shifted as more women face being forced to carry pregnancies to term.
Human pregnancies last for about 40 weeks.
A midterm win for Kris Kobach, a Donald Trump ally, would likely mean the fight for abortion rights is far from over in the Midwest.
Abortion restrictions can have harmful economic effects for individual women, state economies and businesses. Research released last year by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) estimated that abortion restrictions may cost the U.S. economy $105 billion per year. Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, the cost could be twice has high, the president and CEO of IWPR says.
- NBC News
Florida rabbi challenging state’s abortion law files new suit with added plaintiffs, including physician
The progressive Florida rabbi challenging the state's post-Roe abortion law planned to file a new lawsuit Tuesday with additional plaintiffs, including a
- Rolling Stone
The same way that you can’t be a little bit pregnant, advocates say you can’t be a little bit pro-choice
Red state lawmakers are mired in partisan infighting and struggling to agree on how far to go.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Anti-abortion pro-life lobbyists and politicians in Kansas regroup on laws and regulations after election voters reject Value Them Both amendment.
A Nebraska teen is facing felony charges for seeking an abortion after Facebook turned her personal messages over to a detective
A Nebraska state law codified before the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade makes it illegal to seek an abortion 20 weeks after fertilization.
“Everyone should #DeleteFacebook right now,” tweeted pro-choice activist Olivia Julianna.
- NBC News
Abortion laws in Wisconsin and Texas force pregnant women to wait for life-saving care.