Stories tagged: "reproductive rights"


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.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shows a new executive order regarding reporting data about the coronavirus during a news conference on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
‘No Other Form of Health Care Is Being Targeted This Way — Only Abortion.’

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that Texas can ban women from obtaining abortions during the coronavirus crisis after a lower court blocked Gov. Abbott's order.

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Pompeo Commission Should Be Shut Down Over Hostility to LGBTQ Rights, Activists Say

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, the Center for Health and Gender Equity, and others have filed a lawsuit aiming to shut down the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which was established by the Secretary of State in 2019.

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The Battle to Ban Abortion Could Accelerate in 2020. Here’s Why.

The Supreme Court will hear its first big abortion case on Wednesday. Should the law at the heart of the matter go into effect, it is expected to force the closure of two of the three remaining abortion clinics in Louisiana.

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How these 5 Democratic governors protected abortion rights in 2019

Leaders in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Montana, North Carolina, and Kansas utilized their veto powers to protect a person’s right to choose.