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Jun 24 2022
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, what's next for abortion in the United States?
In 13 states, such as Texas, Utah and Louisiana, abortion is now illegal or will become illegal within weeks as "trigger laws," which revive previous abortion bans, take effect. 16 states and Washington, D.C. have laws in place protecting abortion access. Other states, such as IndianaReuters Fox News (Online News) HuffPost
Jun 29 2020
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four more liberal justices in ruling that the law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates rules set by the Roe v. Wade decision.CNBC Fox News (Online News) New York Times (News)
Sep 13 2022
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortion nationally after 15 weeks.
Driving the news: "We will introduce legislation ... to get America in a position at the federal level I think is fairly consistent with the rest of the world," Graham said Tuesday in announcing the legislation.
The legislation includes exceptions for situations involvingAxios
Aug 31 2022
One after another, the Democrats at the top of the ticket in Texas castigated their GOP opponents over the activation of Texas’ abortion trigger ban that took effect last week, 30 days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s judgment in Dobbs v. Jackson was released.The Texan
Aug 24 2022
Facebook restricted a post from Planned Parenthood of Michigan which contained factual information on abortion pills and which also included a link to an article on where to obtain abortion pills online. Abortion is legal in Michigan.
The news shows Facebook’s, and it parent company Meta’s, continuing issues with content moderation around abortion on its platform after the Supreme CourtVice
Sep 15 2022
“U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham proposed new national restrictions on abortion on Tuesday… Graham announced legislation that would ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide… The current bill allows exceptions in cases involving rape, incest or risks to the mother's life and health.” (Reuters)
The right is supportive of banning abortions after 15 weeks, but divided overThe Flip Side
Aug 02 2022
The Biden administration is suing Idaho to block the state's abortion "trigger law," arguing it has violated federal law requiring hospitals to provide medically necessary treatment to patients before discharging them.
Attorney General Merrick Garland detailed the lawsuit at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, arguing that federal law preempts state laws imposing near total bans onThe Blaze
Oct 28 2013
A federal district court has ruled that one abortion restriction passed by the Texas state Legislature over the summer is unconstitutional and has partially blocked another. District Judge Lee Yeakel has blocked the state from enforcing a requirement that abortion-providing doctors obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals — a restriction that would have ended abortion services at one-Politico
Jul 05 2022
In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, some Big Tech companies are reevaluating their data collection policies as certain states begin enforcing abortion restrictions.
Google announced last Friday that it would start automatically deleting users' location data when they visit abortion clinics and other "personal" places like domestic violence shelters and addictionAxios Washington Examiner ProPublica
Sep 28 2012
Abortion proved a contentious issue -- particularly among social conservatives -- during the legislative fight over the Democratic health care reform bill in 2009, with last-minute demands to include language further restricting federal funding for abortion providers.CNN (Online News)