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US supreme court agrees to consider major rollback of abortion rights

Court will take up Mississippi’s bid to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion, setting up a showdownThe US supreme court agreed on Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will take up Mississippi’s bid to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion. The court’s order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court seemingly ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights. Continue reading...
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The Supreme Court agreed to take up a major abortion case that threatens to erode Roe v. Wade

In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. A federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, in which pills are taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. In a ruling Monday, April 13, 2020, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that medication abortions can go forward. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File SCOTUS announced it will ...
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The Supreme Court agreed to take up a major abortion case that threatens to erode of Roe v. Wade

In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. A federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, in which pills are taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. In a ruling Monday, April 13, 2020, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that medication abortions can go forward. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File The US Supreme Court on Mo...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Speed, Abortion, The Supreme Court, Dobbs, Casey, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Jackson Women s Health Organization, Connor Perrett


‘A game-changing moment’: Chile constitution could set new gender equality standard

Chileans to elect 155-strong assembly made up of equivalent men and women to set out new framework and enshrine equal rightsWomen’s rights activists in Chile say that the country’s new constitution will catalyze progress for women in the country – and could set a new global standard for gender equality in politics.In a two-day vote this weekend, Chileans will elect a 155-strong citizens’ assembly to write a new constitution for the country – the first anywhere in the world to be written by an eq...
Tags: Gender, Americas, World news, Chile, Global development, Abortion


Under the Pavement Lies the Strand: Berliners build a feminist future

Part of the New German Cinema boom, Helma Sanders-Brahms’ 1975 film about two actors asks if theatre still has revolutionary potentialThe stage on screen: more films about theatreGrischa Huber, the magnetic German star who died this year aged 76, became a feminist icon in European cinema with one of her first features. She was an established stage performer by the time she was cast by director Helma Sanders-Brahms as a politically engaged theatre actor in the film Unter dem Pflaster ist der Stra...
Tags: Health, Europe, Film, France, Germany, Women, Theatre, Society, World news, Culture, Feminism, Stage, Abortion, World cinema, Huber, Grischa


Biden urged to end US aid ‘abortion ban’

More than 140 rights groups call for repeal of 1973 Helms amendment widely misinterpreted as total ban on funding abortion services overseasJoe Biden is being urged to clarify a longstanding US law restricting overseas aid that has been misinterpreted by successive administrations as an outright ban on funding abortion for any reason.As the US president marked his first 100 days in office on Friday, more than 140 human rights and global health organisations, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty...
Tags: Health, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Global development, Amnesty International, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Biden, Helms, Women's rights and gender equality, Biden Administration


Idaho governor signs 'fetal heartbeat' bill banning abortions after 6 weeks

Pro-choice activists protest during outside the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2020, as the Court heard oral arguments on a challenge to a Louisiana abortion law. Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed HB 366, a 'fetal heartbeat' bill, which bans abortions after 6 weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed HB 366, a 'fetal heartbeat' bill, into law. The measure bans abortions after 6 weeks. The legislation includes e...
Tags: Politics, Planned Parenthood, Court, Trends, Speed, Idaho, Abortion, Louisiana, US supreme court, Breaking, Brad Little, Heartbeat Bill, Azmi Haroun


The tiny American towns passing anti-abortion rules

In last year, 23 Texas towns have declared themselves ‘sanctuary cities for the unborn’, making the procedural punishable, and in April, a Nebraska village became the 24th Over the last year of the pandemic, 23 tiny towns in Texas have approved local laws declaring themselves “sanctuary cities for the unborn”, passing ordinances to make the procedure punishable by a $2,000 fine.In April, the tiny village of Hayes Center, Nebraska, became the 24th, and the first outside Texas. Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Women, World news, US news, Abortion, Nebraska, Hayes Center Nebraska


Is there an "adultification bias" that "uniquely plagues Black girls"?

I'm reading "The Columbus mayor called Ma’Khia Bryant a ‘young woman.’ Here’s why people are angry. Some said it exemplified ‘adultification bias’ against the Black 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot by police" (The Lily/WaPo): Earlier that night, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (D) took to Twitter to share news of the killing, calling Ma’Khia a “young woman.” Replies quickly poured in, noting that Ma’Khia was a child — not an adult. At the news conference a few hours later, Ginther acknowledge...
Tags: Crime, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Police, Court, Journalism, Teenagers, Abortion, Ohio, Bill, Columbus, Jim Crow, Black, Jones, Montgomery


Pills in the post: how Covid reopened the abortion wars

Lockdown revolutionised women’s access to home treatment – and strengthened the anti-abortion backlash Kay, 34, realised her period was late a month into Britain’s lockdown. The coronavirus death count was spiralling across the country. Covid-19 was putting the NHS under unprecedented strain and Boris Johnson had given the British people what he described as “a very simple instruction” in an address to the nation from Downing Street: “You must stay at home.”A worrying, unsettling time, and Kay, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Spain, Life and style, Society, World news, Britain, NHS, Poland, Abortion, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Kay, Coronavirus


"This talk show was so elegant and respectful, that even the comment section of a video like this isn't infested by angry people shouting from both extremes of the issue."

A comment written one month ago on a video put up on YouTube a year ago:   The show aired in 1970. Watch the whole thing. The person at the extreme left of the talk-show couch — who eventually pipes up — is Grace Slick. The host Dick Cavett engineers the mood — which is serious and comical, tense and relaxed. It's quite something. The 70s vibe is mesmerizing. Somehow the colors brown and orange dominated. And who remembers that there was once a feminist notion that women should travel in pairs ...
Tags: Smoking, Law, Youtube, Feminism, Abortion, Hugh Hefner, Dick Cavett, Cavett, Grace Slick, Ann Althouse, Susan Brownmiller


‘Frankly, I Think Everyone Is Baffled’: Searching For Clues In SCOTUS’ Abortion Silence

When Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October 2020, the anti-abortion community celebrated the beginning of a new era. The Court would now be heavily skewed to the right, and its newest member had been open about her own beliefs.  [Author: Kate Riga]
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‘Out of Trump playbook’: UK accused of ‘abandoning’ women with cuts to aid

Charity warns of 22,000 additional deaths in poorest countries if Wish reproductive health programme endsThe director of a leading sexual and reproductive health charity has accused the government of “abandoning” women and girls it promised to help, as aid cuts derail a leading Tory programme to reduce maternal deaths and prevent unsafe abortions in poor countries. The threat to the women’s integrated sexual health (Wish) programme could mean 7.5m additional unintended pregnancies, 2.7m unsafe a...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Africa, Women, Pregnancy, Conservatives, Afghanistan, Foreign Policy, Pakistan, Economic policy, Stella Creasy, Aid, Global development, Ethiopia, Abortion


A judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law requiring aborted remains be buried or cremated from taking effect

An activist in Ohio is seen holding a placard that says keep clinics open during a May 2019 protest. Photo by Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images An Ohio judge temporarily blocked a restrictive abortion measure from taking effect. The law requiring aborted fetal remains to be cremated or buried was slated to take effect this week. The judge said the state hadn't created the proper paperwork to execute the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. A judg...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, House, Healthcare, Abortion, Ohio, Bill, Mike DeWine, Hamilton County, Ohio Statehouse, DeWine, Ohio Department of Health, Cincinnati Enquirer, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio


"Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?"

Asks Ed Kilgre at Intelligencer. Mississippi petitioned for SCOTUS review [in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization] last June, of course; the whole point of the state’s provocative law [banning abortion after 15 weeks] was to invite the Court to [overrule] or significantly modify Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the landmark decisions establishing and affirming a constitutional right to abortion. The Dobbs case has repeatedly been on the list for discussion at the Court’s c...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Abortion, Dobbs, Roberts, Roe, Casey, Kavanaugh, Ed Kilgore, Ann Althouse, Jackson Women 's Health Organization, Supreme Court Hesitating, Ed Kilgre, Intelligencer Mississippi


Damage: the silent forms of violence against women

How is it that those with the power to inflict most harm are blind to the consequences of their actions?It is a truism to say that everyone knows violence when they see it, but if one thing has become clear in the past decade, it is that the most prevalent, insidious forms of violence are those that cannot be seen. Consider, for example, a photograph from January 2017. A group of identical-looking white men in dark suits looked on as their president signed an executive order banning US state fun...
Tags: Health, Women, US, Society, Joe Biden, Domestic Violence, Abortion, Ohio, Trump, Sexual Violence


'Reclaim These Streets' and rubber duck rallies: human rights roundup – in pictures

Coverage on recent struggles for human rights and freedoms, from Cardiff Bay to Thailand Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Media, France, China, Africa, Environment, Women, Americas, Social Media, UK News, World news, US news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


"I felt that it would give women the confidence to be able to request that leave if it was required, as opposed to just being stoic and getting on with life, when they knew that they needed time, physically or psychologically, to get over the grief."

Said Ginny Andersen, the New Zealand legislator who drafted the bill discussed in (NYT). Ms. Andersen added that she had not been able to find comparable legislation anywhere in the world. “We may well be the first country,” she said, adding, “But all the countries that New Zealand is usually compared to legislate for the 20-week mark.” The new law does not apply to abortions, Ms. Andersen added. New Zealand decriminalized abortion last year, ending the country’s status as one of the few wealt...
Tags: Law, America, New Zealand, Abortion, Don, Ann Althouse, Ginny Andersen, NYT Ms Andersen, Ms Andersen


Arkansas GOP governor said the near-total ban on abortion he signed is designed to land before the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, August 4, 2015. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson said his anti-abortion law is designed to be argued before the Supreme Court. The law is a near-total ban on abortion, with no exceptions in cases of rape or incest. "I signed it because it is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade," he told CNN. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Re...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Cnn, Arkansas, Abortion, Associated Press, Roe V Wade, Hutchinson, Capitol, Little Rock, Roe, Asa Hutchinson, Dana Bash


DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ UK intervention to speed up abortion services

Exclusive: Northern Ireland secretary to get new powers to force executive to act, as women still crossing Irish Sea for helpThe UK government is to take unprecedented action to force Northern Ireland to speed up abortion services, using parliament to give the secretary of state new powers amid concern many women are still being forced to seek help in England.However, the news sparked an immediate response from the DUP which warned that it would “vigorously oppose” any further legislative action...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Women, UK News, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Irish Sea, DUP


UK to force Northern Ireland to speed up abortion services

Exclusive: Brandon Lewis to take new powers to make executive act, as more than 100 women cross Irish Sea for helpThe UK government is to take unprecedented action to force Northern Ireland to speed up abortion services, using parliament to give the secretary of state new powers amid concern many women are still being forced to seek help in England.New figures suggest that more than 100 women have still sought abortions in England from Northern Ireland, despite the risks of the pandemic, includi...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Women, UK News, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Brandon Lewis


El Salvador abortion laws on trial in case of woman jailed after miscarriage

Demands for justice for Manuela, who died of cancer during 30-year sentence, taken to international court in country firstWhen Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from rural El Salvador, had a miscarriage in 2008, she did what most women would do: she went to hospital.There she was handcuffed to her hospital bed, accused of having an abortion, and charged with aggravated homicide. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, El Salvador, Manuela, Women's rights and gender equality


Venezuelan women forced to risk online pill market in face of abortion ban

The socialist-led country has little sex education, acute shortages of contraceptives and one of Latin America’s most restrictive lawsSofía was 20 years old and coming out of an emotionally abusive relationship when she found out she was pregnant. Her ex-boyfriend called her a “slut” for having conceived and claimed that he was not the father. Appealing to Sofía’s conservative family for help was not an option, since they had long warned that they would disown her if she ever got pregnant. Conti...
Tags: Americas, World news, Global development, Abortion, Venezuela, Latin America, Sofia


Arkansas bans nearly all abortions in sweeping measure

Law, which supporters hope will force the supreme court to revisit Roe v Wade, does not provide exceptions for cases of rape or incestArkansas has passed a new law banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the US supreme court to revisit Roe v Wade but opponents vow to block before it takes effect later this year.The state’s Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, said he was signing the bill because of its “overwhelming legislative support and my...
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Domestic violence and workers' rights: women protest worldwide – in pictures

A wide range of issues affecting women, from abortion rights to femicide, were highlighted at rallies and events for International Women’s Day on 8 March Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Protest, Africa, Women, Americas, Society, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Global development, Abortion, Women's rights and gender equality


US anti-abortion activists plan new push in year of Republican schism

Critics condemn ‘appalling’ Republican legislation – with the ultimate goal of overturning Roe v Wade – in many US states At a church-style rally in Arizona, the state Republican lawmaker Walter Blackman described his “perfect” legislative proposal: to prosecute women who have abortions for homicide alongside the doctors who provide them.Such a bill would be patently unconstitutional in the US – but for anti-abortion rights activists like Blackman that’s the point. Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US news, US politics, Arizona, Abortion, Blackman, Walter Blackman


Response to the Symposium on Abortion and the Law

For the Symposium on Mary Ziegler, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Mary Ziegler At what is undoubtedly a crucial point in the history of abortion law, I’m especially honored by the attention paid to my book, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present(Cambridge 2020). Jack Balkin has brought together four brilliant contributors whose work in this field has influenced my own. I am grateful to Jack and to each of...
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Thousands march in Poland against abortion curbs – video

Thousands have protested for a third consecutive night in Warsaw and other parts of Poland after the country’s rightwing government implemented a court ruling imposing a near-total ban on abortion.Protesters have defied coronavirus restrictions and sub-zero temperatures to rally after the controversial judgment was given legal force on WednesdayThird night of protests in Poland  Continue reading...
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Third night of protests in Poland after abortion ban takes effect

Thousands join rallies in Warsaw and other cities after delayed ban finally becomes lawThousands have protested for a third consecutive night in Warsaw and other parts of Poland after the country’s rightwing government implemented a court ruling imposing a near-total ban on abortion.Protesters have defied coronavirus restrictions and sub-zero temperatures to rally after the controversial judgment was given legal force on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, World news, Poland, Abortion, Warsaw


Abortion ban takes effect in Poland after all

Most of you heard about “Strajk kobiet” that took place in Poland back in October 2020. Thousands of people were protesting decision in the nation’s Constitutional Court in Warsaw, that would have further narrowed access to abortion in Poland. As a result of the nationwide protests, government indefinitely delayed the publication of the court’s ruling about abortion ban. I mentioned the news about it back in November 2020 News from Poland you might have missed recently. However, a contentious...
Tags: Family, Law, Government, Women, Regulations, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Argentina, Abortion, Warsaw, Constitutional Court, Justice Party, Abortion Ban, Current News, Rafał Trzaskowski