Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will be sworn in to serve on the United States Supreme Court, has addressed the recent leaked draft opinion that indicates the Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that allows women to make choices about their reproductive health without excessive government restriction.
Even anti-abortion groups are speaking out against state lawmakers and urging them not to criminalize women for having abortions.
Former Vice President Mike Pence lashed out at Vice President Kamala Harris after she vowed to fight for abortion rights. Pence issued his remarks as he toured an ultrasound clinic belonging to the Carolina Pregnancy Center in Spartanberg, South Carolina.
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he supports the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion indicating that the court will overturn Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a woman's right to choose. He also called for whoever leaked the document to be punished, calling the leak "an appalling affront against a critical institution."
Idaho Senate Republicans have chosen to abandon H.B. 675, a bill banning parents from allowing their transgender children to receive gender affirming medical treatment following backlash from the general public.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), joined by fellow Democratic Senators Ed Markey (Mass.) and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), has introduced the CARE for Long COVID Act, legislation to help Americans living with long-COVID symptoms long after first testing positive
A proposal nearly identical to the Mississippi law currently under review by the United States Supreme Court to ban abortion at 15 weeks has been introduced in the West Virginia legislature.
The bill has cleared the state’s House health committee and will go to the judiciary committee. It will go to the full House if it passes the judiciary committee.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that if efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade are successful, then the ruling would effectively destroy public perception of the Supreme Court.
Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?” Sotomayor as oral arguments begin in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenges Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “I don’t see how it is possible.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that the state will appeal a ruling from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman that blocked its controversial abortion restrictions.
“We disagree with the Court’s decision and have already taken steps to immediately appeal it to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said on Twitter this morning. “The sanctity of human life is, and will always be, a top priority for me.”
The House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on a measure to uphold abortion rights. Although the bill has little chance of passing through the Senate and becoming law, it reflects the consensus among Democrats and could resonate through next year’s midterm elections.
Florida Representative Webster Barnaby (R) has filed the “Florida Heartbeat Act,” legislation that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, only allowing them to be performed if the mother’s life is in danger.
According to a Marquette Law School survey released today, fewer than one-third of Americans want to see Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that protects a pregnant woman’s right to choose reproductive healthcare without excessive government restriction, overturned.
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer said he opposes the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling not to block a Texas abortion ban.
The Supreme Court had voted not to block a Texas law that went into effect at the beginning of the month that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy.
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) revealed she underwent treatment for early-stage breast cancer this year.
The treatment was successful, she wrote in a post on Medium, and doctors determined that her “chances of developing cancer again are no greater than the average person.”
The city of Portland, Oregon will vote on an emergency resolution banning trade with the state of Texas in response to the state’s abortion law.
The law prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy. It also essentially deputizes citizens by empowering them to file lawsuits against abortion providers suspected of violating the new policy.
President Joe Biden spoke out against the recent Texas abortion ban that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy.
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who is the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, said a panel will probe the Supreme Court’s practice of deciding weighty cases on an emergency basis.
The news comes after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, voted not to block a Texas law that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, criticized a Texas abortion law that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy. He said that women around the United States are welcome to come to Illinois if they need reproductive health care.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out after the state of Texas effectively outlawed abortion by banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
“Let’s be clear about what just happened in Texas: The second-largest state in America has effectively banned abortions,” she wrote on Twitter. “We can’t rely on the courts to protect our rights. It’s time for national laws to ensure reproductive freedom.”
Medicare for all.
That very phrase has the potential to produce several very palpable responses.
Republicans are, naturally, opposed to it since it promises to circumvent the private health insurance industry’s profit motive.