Oklahoma lawmakers approve abortion bill that critics say is nation's most restrictive: "Worst-case scenario"
The bill would prohibit all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest that has been reported to law enforcement.cbsnews.com
Judge suspends Michigan's dormant 1931 abortion ban
A judge on Tuesday suspended Michigan's dormant, decades-old ban on abortion, which means the procedure would not be illegal in the state even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its historic Roe v. Wade decision. The Michigan law, which makes it a crime to assist in an abortion, has been on the books since 1931. The court, however, could throw out that landmark ruling before July, leaving abortion issues for each state to decide.news.yahoo.com
Abortion rights backers rally in Brownsville
Supporters of reproductive rights took to Linear Park on Saturday in Brownsville to demonstrate their anger and perseverance to the U.S. Supreme Court, which potentially could strike down Roe v. Wade. In the draft opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Alito asserts that Roe v. Wade must be overturned. While the leaked opinion is just a draft, if adopted, it would remove the federal constitutional protection of abortion rights, allowing each state to decide whether to restrict or ban abortion. For 31-year-old Brownsville resident Viviana Treviño, the rally came at a moment of frustration and dread over the potential unraveling of Roe v. Wade. “We have to take a step back and understand that Roe v. Wade was never enough for our communities—especially in black and brown communities.myrgv.com
Harris calls out Senate Republicans for blocking abortion right vote
"Sadly the Senate failed to stand in defense of a woman's right to make decisions about her own body," US Vice President Kamala Harris says after a Democratic drive to make the right to abortion the law of the land failed in the US Senate.news.yahoo.com
Texas law prohibiting social media companies from banning users over their viewpoints reinstated by appeals court
The court did not evaluate the law on its constitutionality but will allow it to go back into effect while a legal case plays out. Texas lawmakers passed the law, saying social media platforms have an anti-conservative bias.
Senate set to block abortion rights bill in wake of Supreme Court draft majority opinion leak
The Senate is likely poised to block the Women's Health Protection Act in a reaction to a Supreme Court draft majority opinion leaked last week. A CBS News poll found that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, it is likely to have no effect on nearly half of Democrats and three-quarters of Republicans heading into the pivotal midterm elections. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports.news.yahoo.com
California Democratic supremacy tested by crime, inflation
Democrats in many parts of the country are facing a potentially grim political year, but in California no one is talking about the liberal stronghold changing direction. California's largely irrelevant Republican Party could field only little-known candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, and the GOP appears to have only isolated chances for upsets even under what should be favorable conditions for the party. President Joe Biden's popularity has sagged — even among some of his fellow Democrats — and the party in the White House typically loses congressional seats in midterm elections.news.yahoo.com
Abortion-rights activists gather outside Brett Kavanaugh's Maryland home
On Saturday, pro-choice demonstrators gathered outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Chevy Chase, Md., expressing anger and frustration regarding Kavanaugh's apparent vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Kavanaugh was one of three justices appointed to the nation's highest court by former President Donald Trump, all of whom are expected to vote to strike down abortion rights when the final ruling is made public in the next few months.news.yahoo.com
This is what protests on the Roe v. Wade situation look like across the country
Protests have erupted all over the country after Politico released a leaked initial draft majority opinion indicating the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn two abortion-related cases, which would end federal protection of abortion rights.
Pence: Leaked abortion draft opinion helps some ‘22 hopefuls
Former Vice President Mike Pence says a leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide could have favorable impacts for anti-abortion candidates in midterm elections across the country.
Campaigning for Henry Cuellar, a Democratic U.S. House leader says party shouldn’t shun abortion opponents
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn visited Texas to stump for Cuellar this week ahead of his runoff race. The trip fell two days after Politico published a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that favors overturning Roe v. Wade.
Satanic Temple asks Boston to fly flag after court ruling
The Satanic Temple is requesting to fly a flag over Boston City Hall after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the city violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist seeking to fly a Christian flag outside the downtown building. Lucien Greaves, the organization's co-founder, said in an email Wednesday that the group wants to show that religious liberty must mean respect for “all forms" of religious practice and religious opinion. The organization hasn't decided which of its official flags it will ask the city to fly, Greaves said, but one likely option echoes the American flag, only with black and white stripes and an emblem of a pentagram and goat skull where the 50 stars would be.news.yahoo.com
Poll shows majority of Texas voters would oppose overturning Roe v. Wade – Houston Public Media
More than half of the voters surveyed by the UT/Texas Politics Project were in favor of allowing abortion in Texas. The poll was conducted before the U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion on the landmark 1973 decision that established the right to an abortion.houstonpublicmedia.org
As US poised to restrict abortion, other nations ease access
As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to access abortion services, courts in other parts of the world, including in many historically conservative societies, have moved in the opposite direction.