After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision establishing a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, the response among anti-abortion advocates was a mixture of jubilation and a forward-looking resolve.
Abortion providers in liberal states are expecting a deluge of patients from states where the procedure will now be illegal. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade as a part of its decision with Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 26 states either already have an abortion ban in place or are likely to pass one. That leaves 24 states with access to legal abortion in most cases, and they are sure to get a lot of visitors seeking reproductive health care.
Ever since a draft of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health was leaked to Politico in early May, it has been widely expected that the majority-conservative court would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which established a constitutional right to abortion.
One group is especially disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that protected abortion rights under the Constitution: ob-gyns, who may now face prosecution for treating their patients.
In sharp and somber remarks from the White House, President Biden criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to deprive millions of women across the country of the federal right to terminate a pregnancy.
On Friday, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision establishing a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, the three Democratic appointees — Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — wrote a forthright response casting the majority’s decision as a blow to women’s civil rights.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she would work to make abortion rights a top issue for voters in the midterm elections, shortly after the Supreme Court issued a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Moments after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not guarantee a right to abortion, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama issued scathing statements blasting the decision.
The Supreme Court’s decision overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade precedent will affect the ability of millions of Americans to access abortion.
The nation's high court issued its highly-anticipated decision, ruling that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a right to abortion.
Roe has fallen, and the fight over abortion in America will now rage on into a new and possibly even more polarizing and divisive chapter.
Ukraine ordered its soldiers to retreat from their remaining foothold in the embattled city of Severodonetsk. “Remaining in positions that have been relentlessly shelled for months just doesn't make sense,” Luhansk’s regional governor said Friday.
Three former Justice Department officials who threatened to resign rather than help then-President Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election testified Thursday before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Mo Brooks, R-Ala., were among the GOP congressmen who sought pardons from the Trump White House in the wake of the events of Jan. 6.
In testimony Thursday, former Justice Department officials described a 90-minute phone call during which then-President Donald Trump told them to declare that the election was "corrupt" despite being told his claims of voter fraud were false.
On Jan. 3, 2021, a group of top Department of Justice officials stopped then-President Donald Trump from installing an ally to take over the Justice Department and enact a plan that might have illegally kept Trump in power, according to testimony before the House Jan. 6 committee.
A new poll from Gallup has found confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court has reached a record low as the branch’s conservative majority continues to pass down controversial rulings.
Congressional candidate and former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed outrage Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down New York state’s concealed-carry law, under which it is illegal to carry a gun in public without a permit.
Multiple witnesses appearing before the Jan. 6 committee have spoken about how they relied on their faith to resist pressure from then-President Donald Trump and his allies — and even their own friends — to aid Trump’s plot to steal the 2020 election after he lost to Joe Biden.
The House select committee’s series of public hearings resumed Thursday as the panel continues to present its findings stemming from its investigation of the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The Kremlin announced this week that the Geneva Conventions, created to protect soldiers detained during wartime, do not apply to two American volunteers who were captured by Russian forces.
Prominent Democrats called a Supreme Court decision further expanding gun rights a “dark day” for the country that “should deeply trouble us all.”
The European Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of granting European Union candidate status to Ukraine as fighting in the war-torn country continues, four months on.
The nation’s high court is expected to soon issue decisions in nine cases — including one that could overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion.
The Supreme Court on Thursday eased restrictions on carrying firearms in public, continuing a trend by the court in recent years of weakening gun restrictions.
“More than half of mass shooters exhibited clear warning signs before committing their crimes, which makes such laws worthwhile.”
“It’s very difficult to determine if a person with no obvious criminal or mental illness history poses such a threat.”
“We will not end mass shootings, but smart public policy can reduce them.”
"A wider net is bound to ensnare many people who do not actually pose a threat.”
“They may also further dissuade gun owners from seeking mental health treatment if they fear their guns could be seized.”