On Wednesday, a new law takes effect in Virginia eradicating restrictions that "were really a successful driver in people not getting abortions," said one activist.
Opponents of the law argued the law was burdensome and medically unnecessary and aimed only to regulate abortion clinics out of business.
As more people are rising up to challenge systemic racism, we must recognize how Black women and women of color will be most impacted if the court upholds a law designed to shut down abortion clinics.
One June night after 12:30 a.m., Iowa lawmakers mandated a 24-hour waiting period for patients seeking abortion care. A week later at 5:30 a.m., Tennessee lawmakers banned the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The Supreme Court in the coming weeks is expected to issue a decision in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, a major case looking at abortion restrictions.
In a documentary being released Friday, Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, says she was paid to speak out against abortion.
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a confirmation hearing for Cory Wilson, a staunch opponent to reproductive healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.