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Is Roe v. Wade on life support?

In a 5-4 ruling last week, the United States Supreme Court tossed out a precedent that had stood for 40 years, and that might mean Roe v. Wade is on life support. Or not. Monday’s ruling had nothing to do with abortion laws. The case was Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, and the issue was whether the state of California could be sued in a Nevada court or whether states have sovereign immunity from private lawsuits in the courts of other states. Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the ...
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DCCC Wants to Save a Pro-Life Dem. Dems Ask: at What Cost?

Tom WilliamsThe day after Alabama lawmakers passed a law to ban nearly all abortions in the state, House Democrats confronted some tricky optics: a Chicago Business report revealed that the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was scheduled to headline a June fundraiser for the most staunchly pro-life Democrat left in Congress.The move raised howls of protest from progressives, who have sought to make that Democrat, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), the next moderate to be unseated b...


Elizabeth Warren proposes legislation to enshrine Roe v Wade in Federal law and guarantee reproductive health care in all insurance plans

After a blizzard of state-level Republican attacks on the right of women to choose whether to carry a fetus to term, Elizabeth Warren has added another plank to her campaign platform: Congressional Action to Protect Choice, a four-point plan to rescue reproductive rights from religious extremists and misogynists. Warren's plan would enshrine the rights established in the Supreme Court's Roe vs Wade ruling in federal law, prohibit states from taking measures to undermine these rights, requir...
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The Women Running In 2020 Lead The Fight Against Extreme Abortion Bans

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.As many watched in horror as lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri launched an unprecedented attack on access to abortion care over the past week, the Democratic women running for president made something clear: In the words of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, "It's time to fight like hell."The topic of abortion rights has long been treated as a niche iss...
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Democrats Unhinged Over Alabama’s Abortion Bill

Democrats Unhinged Over Alabama's Abortion Bill U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Alabama's mostly Republican lawmakers and governor passed a strong abortion ban this week, and liberals are fit to be tied. “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the legislature,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. “To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every ...
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Elizabeth Warren announces plan to protect abortion rights – live

Massachusetts senator and 2020 candidate unveiled plan after Alabama’s near-total abortion ban passed Tuesday nightSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.02pm BST Today we will also continue to track the fallout from Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, passed Tuesday night. The law made it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion except in cases of serious health risk to the mother. It is the most severe law in the nation. It is highly unlikely it will go into effect. Rathe...
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Democratic Politicians Ignore Pro-Life Women

Senator Doug Jones (D., Ala.)  tweeted in response to anti-abortion legislation passed by the Alabama legislature: “I refuse to believe that these Republican men represent the views of most Alabamians.  Their action is both unconstitutional and shameful. The people of Alabama deserve to be on the rightsideofhistory - not the side of extremists. Women deserve better.”It seems much more likely that Senator Jones is the one who is out of step. A 2014 Pew poll found that Alabama is among the most pr...


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) On Alabama Abortion Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has concerns for Roe v. Wade, after Alabama lawmakers passed a near-total ban on abortion.
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Extreme Alabama Law Moves Keke Palmer to Reveal She Had an Abortion: “I Was 24, in Europe, Very Far Away from Home”

The controversial Alabama abortion ban has caused a long-held national debate to intensify in recent days.Fighting for a woman’s right to choose and to help eliminate the shame, actress Busy Philipps encouraged thousands of women, including celebrities, to take to social media to share their own abortion experiences using the hashtag #YouKnowMe.Keke Palmer was one of the celebrities to bravely reveal that she had an abortion when she was 24 years old.Yesterday (May 15), she tweeted:“I was 24, in...
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States Are Preemptively Protecting Women From A World Without Roe v. Wade

A number of state lawmakers have proposed legislation to protect abortion rights even if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
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Alabama abortion law draws some criticism, mostly silence from national Republicans

Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed the bill to ban abortions, except when a mother's life is in jeopardy, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the 1973 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade that established a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. Asked about the new law at a Thursday news conference in Washington, House of Representatives Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said that while he opposes abortion, Alabama's law "goes further than I believe." "In ...
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How To Fight Anti-Abortion Laws Around The Country

If you're angry and exhausted about the wave of extreme anti-abortion laws around the country — most recently, the bans signed by the governors of Georgia and Alabama, and now the Missouri Senate voting to ban the procedure at eight weeks — you're not alone.Anti-choice advocates want to see Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a woman's right to choose, overturned, and are chipping away at abortion rights, while some states scramble to protect theirs.Opinion p...
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Not All Conservatives Are Cheering On Alabama’s New Abortion Law

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s signature on the strictest abortion law in the country has many pro-lifers cheering on the clear effort to challenge Roe v. Wade. But not all conservatives are pleased with the law. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Thursday that the Alabama law banning abortion without an exception for rape and incest goes too far. “I believe in exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother, and that’s what I’ve voted on,” he said at his weekly press con...
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This Haunting Portrayal Of Abortion Is Just A Glimpse Of What’s To Come

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 314 into law Wednesday, making performing abortions at any stage of a woman’s pregnancy a felony in the state. The bill provides no exceptions for cases of rape or incest; the only exception is if the woman’s life is in danger.The severity of this legislation could have enormous consequences, not the least being the potential to be challenged in court and thus opening the possibility to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that...
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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks

The vote came a day after Alabama's governor signed into law a ban on abortions at any time absent a medical emergency. The bills, along with similar measures proposed in more than a dozen other states, are the latest effort by conservatives to challenge Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1973 establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. "This comprehensive, life-affirming legislation prohibits abortions once a heartbeat has been detected, prohibits abortion...
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Missouri Senate Passes Eight-Week Abortion Ban

The Missouri Senate on Thursday passed a law banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, following in the footsteps of a slew of states that have passed extremely restrictive abortion bills lately.The Republican-controlled Senate passed the measure, named "Missouri Stands With The Unborn," in a 24 to 10 vote. If it passes another vote in the House, also led by Republicans, it will go to the desk of Republican governor Mike Parson, who has indicated he will sign it.Like Alabama's so-cal...
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Defensive Certiorari Grants

Supreme Court watchers know all about "defensive certiorari denials." This is when a Justice votes to deny review of a case because she is worried that a grant will lead to a bad outcome on the merits.The Alabama abortion law just enacted may present the opposite situation. The lower courts will make quick work of the statute, relying on Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Then Alabama will file a certiorari petition. At first glance, you might think that the four liberal Justices would...
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Alabama abortion law: Senator grills Republican colleague - 'Do you know what it's like to be raped?'

An Alabama senator is being praised for her tough questioning of a Republican colleague over the state’s law banning nearly all abortions. Speaking ahead of the chamber’s vote, Democrat Vivian Davis Figures raised the issue of victims of rape and incest being banned from having a termination. Ms Davis Figures grilled Republican senator Clyde Chambliss, who is one of the co-sponsors behind the abortion bill.“Do you know what it’s like to be raped?” she asked, to which Mr Chambliss replied, “No ma...
Tags: News, Alabama, America, Republican, Chambliss, Roe, Ivey, Kay Ivey, Clyde Chambliss, Democrat Vivian Davis Figures


Abortion Funds Bombarded With Donations in Panic Over Alabama Ban

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastThe extreme anti-abortion bill signed into law in Alabama on Wednesday sent shock waves far across state lines, crystallizing the growing challenge to Roe v. Wade and triggering record donations to groups bent on making sure women can safely end unwanted pregnancies.Late Tuesday, Alabama lawmakers voted in a ban on almost all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape or incest. Gov. Kay Ivey signed it Wednesday, making it the strictest ...
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Alabama Aims Squarely at Roe, but the Supreme Court May Prefer Glancing Blows

The court’s conservative majority may prefer to chip away at abortion rights rather than overrule Roe outright.
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Alabama and Georgia Are Throwing Down the Gauntlet against Roe . Good.

We are witnessing the beginnings of an anti-abortion legislative revolution in Red America. Two generations of pro-life activism, persuasion, and argument have yielded pro-life supermajorities in state houses across much of the South and Midwest, and they recognize the fact that we have reached a moment of legal possibility we may never attain again -- perhaps not for generations. It is possible (maybe not likely, but possible) that the Supreme Court could overrule Roe v. Wade, and these legisla...
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Pat Robertson Calls Alabama Abortion Ban ‘An Extreme Law’

The Alabama abortion ban sent to the governor’s desk Tuesday is even too severe for televangelist Pat Robertson, who called it an “extreme law.” “I think Alabama has gone too far, they’ve passed a law that would give a 99-year prison sentence to those who commit abortions,” he said Wednesday on “The 700 Club.” “There’s no exception for rape or incest. It’s an extreme law and they want to challenge Roe v. Wade, but my humble view is that this is not the case we want to bring to the Supreme Cou...
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Supreme Court Could Change Abortion Rights Without the Alabama Law

The court’s conservative majority may prefer to chip away at abortion rights rather than overrule Roe outright.
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Alabama abortion bill: New law part of ‘US-wide strategy to push abortion out of reach for all women’

Campaigners say Alabama’s new law mandating a near total ban on abortion is part of a nationwide “coordinated strategy” to make abortion inaccessible for women across America.The legislation, which is the most restrictive abortion bill in the US, would make carrying out an abortion at any stage of the pregnancy punishable by 10 to 99 years in jail. The strict abortion ban, which has been branded a “death sentence for women”, would even criminalise performing abortions in cases of rape and incest...
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Alabama passes nation's strictest abortion ban – live updates

Bill part of wave of legislation from Republican-led statesAnti-abortion campaigners hope to challenge Roe v WadeSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.18pm BST Why has Alabama passed such a strict abortion ban? Anti-abortion campaigners hope the bill will challenge the 1973 US Supreme Court case which legalized abortion, Roe versus Wade. It goes after Roe directly... We’re going in the front door and we’re saying to the supreme court, please explain to us how this isn’t a pe...
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Wednesday round-up

Richard Re analyzes Monday’s opinion in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the court overruled a 40-year-old precedent and held that a state cannot be sued in the courts of another state without its consent, for this blog. At The NCSL Blog, Lisa Soronen observes that Justice Clarence “Thomas spent a mere page explaining why a majority of the justices were rejecting stare decisis (let the decision stand) in this case.” Howard Wasserman writes at PrawfsBlawg that “[t]here is no t...
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Alabama passes bill banning abortion, including in rape and incest cases

Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother’s health, as part of a multistate effort to have the US Supreme Court reconsider a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.The country’s strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives and will now go to Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who has withheld comment on whether she would sign but is generally a strong opponent of aborti...
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Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State

Supporters of the measure hope it will lead the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, which recognized a constitutional right to end a pregnancy.
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Which states are seeking to make abortion illegal and who is behind it?

Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the US as more than a dozen states this year tried to outlaw the procedure A woman protests Georgia’s six-week abortion ban at the state capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, on 7 May. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the US on Tuesday night, outlawing abortion from the point of conception with exceptions only if the woman’s life is seriously at risk. The law is one example of a sever...
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Alabama Senate Set to Take Up Bill Effectively Banning Abortion

Alabama lawmakers hope the measure will lead the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, which recognized a constitutional right to end a pregnancy.
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