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Nail In Coffin? Facing Toughest Race Yet, Collins Forced To Answer For Kavanaugh Vote

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  During the nomination fight, Sen. Susan Collins (R) bought into now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Roe v. Wade hedging, publicly asserting she believed Kavanaugh when he said he respected precedent.  But in dissenting with the decision issued on Monday regarding a Louisiana law restricting access to abortion, Kavanaugh stood against the four-year-old precedent the court established on a similar case in Texas. ...
Tags: Texas, News, Scotus, Senate, Maine, House, Abortion, Louisiana, Susan Collins, League Of Conservation Voters, Cafe, Collins, Trump, Maine House, Gideon, state Senate


A Major Ruling on Abortion

Why the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Roberts, Law and Legislation, Supreme Court (US, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision, John G Jr


‘I Can’t Focus on Abortion Access if My People Are Dying’

Some Gen Z and millennial women expressed mixed feelings about the fight over abortion rights, viewing it as important but less urgent than other social justice causes.
Tags: News, Millennial Generation, Abortion, Generation Z, Supreme Court (US, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision


How Not to Outlaw Abortion

The restiveness of abortion opponents is working against them.
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Abortion Rises as a Pivotal Issue for At-Risk Senate Republicans

The Supreme Court’s rejection of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s dissent, may create new challenges for Susan Collins and other Republican senators up for re-election.
Tags: Elections, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Abortion, Louisiana, Susan Collins, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Brett M Kavanaugh, Supreme Court (US


John Roberts Is No Pro-Choice Hero

The latest Supreme Court decision sets the stage for further attacks on abortion rights.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Abortion, Louisiana, John Roberts, Roberts, Law and Legislation, Women and Girls, Supreme Court (US, States (US, John G Jr


The Supreme Court Stopped Anti-Abortion Momentum. For Now.

The movement has a long pipeline of new cases that, if taken up by the Supreme Court, could present a more direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Abortion, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Supreme Court (US


Louisiana Abortion Law Struck Down by Supreme Court

The case, over a state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, is the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Trump, Women and Girls, Decisions and Verdicts, Supreme Court (US, Louisiana Abortion Law Struck Down


After Setbacks, a Surprising Win for the Abortion-Rights Movement

The Supreme Court preserved the status quo for abortion access in the United States, at least for now.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Abortion, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Supreme Court (US, Abortion Rights Movement


"Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions/The case, over a state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, is the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court."

Adam Liptak reports at the NYT.This isn't the slightest surprise to me.ADDED: The 5-4 decision has Roberts taking the side that is grounded strongly in precedent. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Abortion, Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Adam Liptak, Ann Althouse


Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

The case, over a state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, is the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court.
Tags: News, Abortion, Louisiana, Trump, Women and Girls, Decisions and Verdicts, Supreme Court (US


With Roberts’ Assist, SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a win for abortion rights activists by striking down a clinic restriction law out of Louisiana. It was a five to four decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals in a concurring decision.  Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority, called the law “almost word-for-word identical” to a Texas law the Court struck down in 2016. The Court found that that “the law offers no significant health benefit” and that it will “make it im...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Roe, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Hellerstedt, Whole Woman 's Health


Roberts Fights Off Conservatives To Preserve Abortion Rights…For Now

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an abortion clinic restriction law out of Louisiana. It was a 5–4 decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals in a concurring decision — and saying precedent required him to do so. The Court had clear precedent to work with: just four years ago, it overturned a law out of Texas in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Both laws centered on admitting privileges for doctors at nearby hospitals. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for ...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts, Alito, Roe, Casey, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Clarence Thomas


Head of NY Planned Parenthood, Laura McQuade, Ousted After Staff Complaints

Laura McQuade was accused of berating employees and treating black workers unfairly as she guided the organization through a merger.
Tags: News, Abortion, Laura, McQuade, Laura McQuade, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York


What if the Supreme Court Rules on Abortion and the Country Shrugs?

There’s a potentially catastrophic decision coming. If you’ve struggled to focus on it, I don’t blame you.
Tags: News, Abortion, Louisiana, Law and Legislation, Women and Girls, Supreme Court (US, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision, Supreme Court Rules on Abortion


Charities report rise in Maltese requests for abortion pills during lockdown

Women in Malta, where abortion is banned, have been unable to travel abroad for terminationsWomen in Malta seeking an abortion during the pandemic are being forced to procure their own miscarriage or keep an unwanted pregnancy, even when the child has a severe abnormality.Overseas charities have reported large increases in requests for abortion pills from women in Malta during the pandemic. Women On Web, an online community based in the Netherlands, received 45 pill requests in March and 47 in A...
Tags: Europe, World news, Netherlands, Abortion, Malta


Coronavirus Created an Obstacle Course for Safe Abortions

But during the pandemic, a few countries liberalized their requirements, allowing at-home medical terminations.
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Abortion, Women and Girls, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV




Doctors accused of blocking abortions in Northern Ireland despite legalisation

Patients forced to buy pills online or go overseas for terminationsWomen seeking abortions in Northern Ireland are still struggling to access services. Although abortion was legalised more than two months ago, claims persist that healthcare professionals are refusing to treat patients.A leading reproductive rights group and a doctors’ organisation say that GPs are refusing to refer pregnant women to hospital services so they can access the tablets needed to undergo a medical abortion. They are a...
Tags: Health, Women, Society, UK News, Northern Ireland, Abortion


'Like Ireland on steroids': Malta's abortion taboo leaves women in despair

Border closures have trapped women seeking safe terminations and exposed the plight of those who cannot afford to travelThe nurse who told Marija she was still pregnant thought she was giving her patient good news. She chided Marija, who was seven weeks along, for not starting her vitamins sooner and sent her home. But Marija (not her real name) was devastated. Six days earlier, she had tried to terminate the pregnancy with abortion pills she ordered online. But she had experienced terrible morn...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Ireland, Abortion, Malta, Marija, Coronavirus outbreak


The Veggie Tale Guy Checks Eric Metaxas on Bonhoeffer

This tweet from Veggie Tale creator Phil Vischer is wise and powerful. Eric, I love you, but your own book talks about Bonhoeffer's deep concern for the plight of blacks in America. I'm pretty sure if he showed up right now he'd be talking about more than just abortion and the "evil left." https://t.co/oBM7wDbOd8 — Phil Vischer (@philvischer) June 7, 2020 Eric Metaxas is a shadow of his former self and his friends know it. Metaxas answers with a simplication of history and cur...
Tags: Health, America, Abortion, Infertility, Don, Eric, Roe, Bonhoeffer, Phil Vischer, Eric Metaxas, Metaxas, Vischer, Veggie Tale


MPs bring bill to ban late abortions for cleft lip, cleft palate and clubfoot

Cross-party group proposes ending UK abortions after 24 weeks for minor disabilitiesA cross-party group of MPs are seeking to change Britain’s abortion laws to ban late terminations that are carried out on the grounds of minor physical abnormalities.The abortion (cleft lip, cleft palate and clubfoot) bill, which is led by the Conservative MP Fiona Bruce and supported by 13 MPs, will be presented in parliament on 3 June. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Women, Conservative, Life and style, Society, UK News, Disability, Britain, Abortion, Fiona Bruce


MPs bring bill to ban late abortions for cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot

Cross-party group proposes ending UK abortions after 24 weeks for minor disabilitiesAbortion laws in Britain could be changed under cross-party proposals to ban late terminations on the grounds of minor physical abnormalities.The abortion (cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) bill, led by the Conservative MP Fiona Bruce and supported by 13 MPs, will be presented in parliament on 3 June. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Women, Conservative, Life and style, Society, UK News, Disability, Britain, Abortion, Fiona Bruce


Argentina's abortion campaign launches virtual events to revitalise movement

Activists seemed on the brink of victory when they were stalled by the pandemic, now Congress is back in session with a historic billFeminists in Argentina like to say: “la lucha está en la calle” — the battle is in the streets.  But with the country under a strict coronavirus lockdown, the women’s movement can no longer flood the streets.So on Thursday, activists have planned a series of virtual events to mark 15 years of their campaign to legalize abortion – and inject new momentum to campaign...
Tags: Health, Activism, Congress, Women, Americas, Global development, Argentina, Abortion




"Some farmers are injecting pregnant sows to cause abortions. Others are forced to euthanize their animals..."

"... often by gassing or shooting them. It’s gotten bad enough that Senator Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has asked the Trump administration to provide mental health resources to hog farmers. Despite this grisly reality — and the widely reported effects of the factory-farm industry on America’s lands, communities, animals and human health long before this pandemic hit — only around half of Americans say they are trying to reduce their meat consumption. Meat is embedded in our culture and p...
Tags: Meat, Writing, Law, Suicide, Wikipedia, America, Ethics, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Abortion, Euthanasia, Pigs, Jonathan Safran Foer, Irony, Vegetarian, Trump


Film: ‘Roe v. Wade’ plaintiff says her anti-abortion switch was act

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON — Norma McCorvey loved the limelight. Better known as “Jane Roe,” her story was at the center of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. At first she was an abortion rights advocate, but, in a twist, she became a born-again Christian in 1995 and switched sides. Now, three years after her death of heart failure at age 69, she’s making headlines again. In a documentary being released Friday, McCorvey says she was paid to speak out ag...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Abortion, Roe V Wade, Donald Trump, Trump, Roe, Norma, JESSICA GRESKO, Prager


Rwanda to release 50 women jailed for having abortions

Activists welcome pardons, but call for relaxation of abortion laws and an end to punitive measures such as life sentencesRwanda is to release 50 women who were jailed for having abortions after a personal pardon was issued by the country’s president, Paul Kagame.Human rights activists welcomed the pending release of the women, six of whom had been given life sentences – the highest penalty available to the courts – two serving 25 years and the others terms ranging from 12 months to 20 years. Co...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Women's rights and gender equality


Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Was Paid to Switch Sides, Documentary Says

Before dying in 2017, Norma McCorvey said she had supported anti-abortion groups only for the money.
Tags: News, United States, Abortion, Operation Rescue, Norma, Norma McCorvey, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision, McCorvey