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The anti-abortion group that championed Texas' vigilante law is upset 2 people suing over abortion aren't making 'valid attempts to save innocent human lives'

Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Texas Right to Life, the group behind the state's abortion whistleblower tip site, decried the first two lawsuits filed under the state's ...
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Texas Vigilante Abortion Law Resurrects Jim Crow-Era Tactic That Gives States Legal Cover

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. The new Texas law that bans most abortions uses a method employed by Texas and other states to enforce racist Jim Crow laws in the 19th and 20th centuries that aimed to disenfranchise African Americans. [Author: Stephanie Lindquist]
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Rep. Ilhan Omar called the governor of Texas a 'hypocrite' for defending the 'right to choose' on vaccines a week after the state passed a restrictive abortion law

Rep. Ilhan Omar and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Morry Gash, File/Associated Press; Eric Gay, File/Associated Press The White House said it would require some companies to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees. Gov. Greg Abbott said he would fight the decision, citing Texans' "right to choose." Rep. Ilhan Omar ripped Abbott in a reference to the state's abortion ban that took effect last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Ilhan Omar called Texas Gov. Greg Abbot...
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Attorney General Garland promises Justice Department will protect abortion seekers in Texas

Protesters against abortion restrictions gathered at the Texas State Capitol on May 21, 2019. Eric Gay/AP US Attorney General Merrick Garland pledged to protect Texas abortion seekers and providers. A federal law prohibits the use or threat of force that interferes with someone obtaining reproductive health services. Garland said federal law enforcement will get involved when a clinic is under attack. The Department of Justice has pledged to uphold a federal law that protects individuals s...
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SCOTUS Breaks Silence, Dashes Hopes As Conservatives Let Texas Abortion Ban Stand

In yet more late-night happenings, most of the conservative contingent of the Supreme Court let the Texas abortion ban stand just before midnight Wednesday. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Psaki brushed off a male reporter's abortion question: 'I know you've never faced those choices'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks to reporters in a September 2 briefing at the white House. Screenshot via White House; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki brushed off a male reporter's question about abortion. Biden "believes it's a woman's right, a woman's body, and it's her choice," Psaki said. "I know you've never faced those choices, nor have you ever been pregnant," she told the reporter. See more stories on Insider...
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said other judges 'opted to bury their heads in the sand' as new Texas anti-abortion law turns citizens into 'bounty hunters'

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on April 23, 2021. Erin Schaff/AFP/Getty Images Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a strong dissent to a 5-4 decision allowing a new Texas abortion ban. "A majority of Justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand," she wrote. "In effect, the Texas Legislature has deputized the State's citizens as bounty hunters," she added. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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As Of Midnight, Texas Is Living In A Post-Roe World

A Texas law that bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy went into effect Wednesday after the Supreme Court let the midnight deadline to stop it pass. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Texas' 6-week abortion ban officially takes effect, allowing anyone to sue abortion providers and people helping patients to a clinic

Opponents and supporters of an abortion bill hold signs near a news conference outside the Texas Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP A new Texas law went into effect banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The law lets anyone sue an abortion clinic or a person assisting the patient in getting an abortion. Over a dozen abortion clinics in Texas appealed the law to the US Supreme Court, to no avail. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas law that bans abortions a...
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The Arizona Senate rejected a bill that would have banned nearly all abortions

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 Arizona's state Senate on Wednesday voted against a sweeping anti-abortion bill. If passed, it would have virtually banned all abortion services and instituted jail sentences for doctors who offered them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arizona's state Senate on Wednesday voted against SB 1457, a sweep...
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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...
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Louisiana’s Democratic Governor Signs State’s Abortion Ban Into Law

Louisiana's law doesn't contain exceptions for pregnancies from rape or incest
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As Conservative States Pass Sweeping Anti-Abortion Laws, IL Bolsters Women’s Rights

The Illinois state House of Representatives passed legislation that would bolster reproductive health care in Illinois and codify the state’s current abortion laws. By a 64-50 vote, the abortion rights measure cleared the Illinois House. The bill’s sponsors framed the legislation as a response to the implementation of recent extreme anti-abortion laws in conservative states across the country. “To our neighbors in Illinois who hear the news around the country and worry that this war on women ...
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Justice Thomas Uses SCOTUS Abortion Punt To Go On Eugenics-Themed Rant

Justice Clarence Thomas penned a 20-page rant equating the abortion rights movement to eugenics, which accompanied the Supreme Court’s move on Monday to essentially punt on the issue in a closely-watched case from Indiana. In his concurrence, Thomas said the court would have to at some point “confront” the type of abortion ban passed by Indiana in 2016 that was struck down by an appellate court last year. The Indiana law banned abortions in cases where the doctor knows that woman’s sole reaso...
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‘Here We Go Again’: Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban

A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the state’s 6-week abortion ban from going into effect, after criticizing the law in court this week. “Here we go again,” Judge Carlton Reeves ’s order on Friday began. “Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability.” Reeves enjoined and then ruled unconstitutional a separate 15-week ban just a few months ago, and said earlier this week that the Republican-controlled state legis...
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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Mississippi ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban

He heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys for the state's only abortion clinic
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Missouri Sends Eight-Week Abortion Ban To Governor, Who Is Expected To Sign

A bill to ban abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy has officially passed out of both chambers of the Missouri statehouse and is headed to the desk of Gov. Mike Parson (R), who is expected to sign it. the bill passed in the House by a vote of 110 to 44. It passed in the Senate earlier this week. Missouri’s bill is just the latest in the effort to force legislation up the legal ladder to the Supreme Court, where anti-abortion activists hope the conservative majority will seize the opport...
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Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Abortion From 8 Weeks

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) — Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature on Friday approved a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, joining Alabama and other states that have moved to severely restrict the procedure. Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign the bill. The ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S.…
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A Woman Recounts Getting an Illegal Abortion in Poland

Poland’s parliament recently struck down a total abortion ban instigated by the conservative law and Justice (PiS) party, a move largely attributed to the huge protest organized by Polish women on October 4, known as Black Monday. However, abortions laws in Poland remain extremely restrictive.Read more...
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Poland Backs Down on Total Abortion Ban After Massive Protest

Polish women are already in a difficult position if they’re seeking an abortion. Abortions are outlawed, with exceptions made for cases of incest, rape, badly damaged fetuses and situations where the mother’s life is at risk. Women are forced to travel to neighboring countries or attempt to buy the pills online. The situation is so difficult that Dutch abortion rights activists built drones to deliver the pills to the country by air. Despite the extreme situation there, the right-wing government...
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European Women Are Going On Strike To Protest a Proposed Law to Ban All Abortions in Poland 

In Poland, badass women and men have, and will continue to dress like goths and take to the streets to protest a new law being advanced by Poland’s ruling party, the right-wing PiS (Law and Justice), that would ban all abortions and threaten jail time for women who do not comply. The ban is supported by Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, Deputy Justice Minister Patryk Jaki, and the Catholic Church, among others, according to the Independent.Read more...
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Here’s what happens when women are punished for having abortions

Photo: REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL FRONTRUNNER Donald Trump said women should be punished for having abortions if the procedure is illegal in the US. In El Salvador, women are punished for having abortions. Some Salvadoran women say the near-total ban on abortions ends up punishing those who haven’t even attempted to terminate their pregnancies. Paula Avila-Guillen — a lawyer and program specialist for the Center for Reproductive Rights in El Salvador — says women who experience sp...
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