Roe v. Wade

GOP Sens Scramble To Find Reason To Oppose IVF Bill, Warning Of An ‘Anti-Religious Agenda’
Trump May Have Back-Tracked But The GOP Has Supported Restricting Contraceptives For Years
Public Support For Abortion At One Of The Highest Levels Ever
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Idaho Banned Abortion. Then It Turned Down Supports For Pregnancies And Births.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the state’s GOP-led Legislature has disbanded a maternal mortality committee, failed to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage and turned down federal grants for child care.
Where Things Stand: Trump Judge Orders Lawyers To Undergo Training With Far-Right Christian Legal Group
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The far-right Christian legal group whose work you’re almost certainly familiar with is in the news today for an incredibly befuddling reason: a Trump-appointed judge in Texas ordered lawyers with Southwest Airlines to attend eight hours of “religious-liberty training” courses with the group, Alliance Defending Freedom.

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Where Things Stand: New York Dems Push Abortion Ballot Initiative In Hopes It’ll Help Retake House
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There is a ballot initiative on track to go before New York voters next fall that, if approved, would codify abortion access and several other things, including LGBTQ rights, into the state constitution. While it is jarring to imagine a world in which such a protection would be necessary in very blue New York, it falls in line with efforts in other blue and purple — and even some red — states post-Dobbs, as the rogue Supreme Court signals that other privacy-related rights may also be at risk.

But New York Democrats are also taking political lessons from other states that have witnessed the energizing power of abortion for the party in elections since Roe’s overturning and are viewing the ballot measure as a tool to boost Democrats’ chances of retaking the House.

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One Year After Dobbs, Abortion Care Has Become A Patchwork Of Confusing And Extreme State Laws That Deepen Existing Inequalities
An Obscure 1800s Law Is Shaping Up To Be The Center Of The Next Abortion Battle
Legal scholars explain what's behind the Victorian-era Comstock Act.
Where Things Stand: 66,000 People Couldn’t Get An Abortion In Their Home State In First Six Months Post-Roe
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In the wake of Idaho’s passage of a new, first-of-its-kind law that bans some interstate travel to receive abortion care, new data sheds light on just how crucial out-of-state travel has been and will continue to be in this post-Roe America.

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Where Things Stand: Bill To Repeal 1930s-Era Abortion Ban Heads To Whitmer’s Desk
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Back in April, before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with its Dobbs ruling and before Politico reported on the leaked draft majority opinion overturning Roe, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer began preparing Michigan for the inevitable.

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