Stories tagged: "reproductive rights"


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How the Supreme Court’s Abortion Access Case Will Impact Black Women Most

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.

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Tennessee, Iowa GOPers Push Abortion Restrictions in Middle of the Night

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.

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. A federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, in which pills are taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. In a ruling Monday, April 13, 2020, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that medication abortions can go forward. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File)
Poll: 49% of Republicans Want Roe v. Wade Left in Place

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.

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GOP Voters Say Lawmakers Shouldn’t Fight Over Abortion Rights During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Trump administration is ignoring the will of voters and telling Planned Parenthood affiliates to return loans obtained under the Paycheck Protection Program.

FILE - In this April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after sitting in while the court listened to arguments in a Missouri abortion case. Three years after her death of heart failure at age 69, the woman better known as “Jane Roe” is making headlines again. In a documentary being released Friday, Norma McCorvey tells the audience that her support for the anti-abortion cause was an act all along. The documentary “AKA Jane Roe” premieres Friday on FX.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade: I Was Paid to Turn Against a Woman’s Right to Choose

In a documentary being released Friday, Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, says she was paid to speak out against abortion.

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Senate Republicans Snub Coronavirus Relief Bill in Favor of Another Conservative Judge Hearing

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.

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Worried About Health and Finances, More Women Are Seeking Abortions During Coronavirus

Some clinics are seeing patients who traveled hundreds of miles from states such as Texas, which has banned abortions during much of the pandemic on grounds they are nonessential.