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Kennedy’s Diary: Alito Privately Insisted He Respected Roe
INSIDE: DeSantis ... Rishi Sunak ... Bolsonaro
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Kansans Getting Phony Texts To Trick Them Into Voting Against Abortion Rights
INSIDE: Death Of al-Qaeda Leader ... Primary Day ... Tale Of Two Erics
Alito Relishes International Backlash Over Roe’s Demise
INSIDE: Mnuchin ... Matt Schlapp ... Durbin
UNITED STATES - JULY 1: Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.,attends the House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in Longworth Building on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: Alito’s Roe Opinion Was Filled With Language Pushed By Evangelical Group
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A former leader of a religious right activist group recently admitted on a podcast that the language that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito used in his damning majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade mirrored rhetoric the Christian group has been pushing on Supreme Court justices for decades.

Rev. Rob Schenck recently appeared on an episode of the State of Belief podcast to discuss his efforts as a former member of the group Faith and Action to, essentially, sway justices’ views on social issues through prayer sessions. The interview is from earlier this month, but Politico surfaced it here. It’s worth a listen if you want to get a better understanding of how these unofficial evangelical lobbying-via-prayer efforts work, but it reinforces a theme we covered earlier this summer when an official at the evangelical organization, Liberty Counsel, was caught on a hot mic bragging about secretly praying with Supreme Court justices.

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Where Things Stand: Anti-Abortion Group’s New Memo Highlights GOPers Squirming On Roe
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In case you missed it, it’s worth looking at this memo that the big anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America sent to Republican lawmakers last week outlining messaging points and policy proposals for the party to push in the wake of Roe’s demise.

The messaging tight-rope they’re walking to avoid fully dancing on Roe’s grave remains interesting.

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Her Ex-Husband Is Suing A Clinic Over The Abortion She Had Four Years Ago
Experts say the Arizona lawsuit shows how civil suits could be used to intimidate providers and punish people who’ve had abortions.
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