Tag: Abortion

Morocco’s King Pardons Journalist Sentenced on Abortion Charge

Morocco’s king has pardoned Hajar Raissouni, a journalist sentenced to a year in prison last month for extramarital sex and an abortion she denied having, the Justice Ministry said on Wednesday. The case of Ms. Raissouni, who had denied the charges against her, outraged human rights activists who said she had been targeted for her […]

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Why Are Democrats Jilting G.O.P. Voters Who Want to Like Them?

Under President Trump, a small slice of America’s electorate seeks a reason to call the Democratic Party home for the very first time. But without adequate hospitality to welcome them, they will disappear quickly. With a few exceptions on particular policies, the Democratic presidential field neglects abundant pools of potential Democrat converts, leaving persuadable audiences […]

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A Supreme Court Abortion Case That Tests the Court Itself

Under the rules that normally govern the American judicial system, the Louisiana abortion law at the center of a case the Supreme Court added to its docket last week is flagrantly unconstitutional. My goal in this column is to make visible not only the stakes in the case but also Louisiana’s strategy for saving its […]

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Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Want the State to Know Everything About Your Abortion

Brent Blue has been practicing medicine in Jackson, Wyoming, for 38 years. At his family medicine and urgent care practice, he also provides abortions. As of July 1, each time he performs an abortion he must submit a report to the state including information about the patient’s age, race, county of residence, and previous pregnancies, […]

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It’s 2040. We Need to Keep Abortion Legal in New York.

Editors’ note: This is part of the Op-Eds From the Future series, in which science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write Op-Eds that they imagine we might read 10, 50 or even 200 years from now. The challenges they predict are imaginary — for now — but their arguments illuminate the urgent questions of […]

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The Forgotten Father of the Abortion Rights Movement

I first met Bill Baird in Hempstead, Long Island, on a freezing December night in 1968. This was 18 months after he was arrested and jailed for handing a can of contraceptive foam to an unmarried coed at Boston University. And it was some four years before the Supreme Court would hand down its decision […]

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As the Supreme Court Gets Back to Work, Five Big Cases to Watch

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returns to the bench on Monday to start a term that will be studded with major cases on gay and transgender rights, immigration, abortion, guns and religion. The rulings will arrive by June, in the midst of an already divisive presidential campaign. That will thrust a court that has tried […]

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Watch Out, America — The Supreme Court Is Back in Session

On Monday, the Supreme Court will begin hearing cases in its first complete term since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, gave the court a newly emboldened right-wing majority. The current five-member bloc has already started overturning decades-old precedents and remaking the law in ways that align remarkably […]

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Supreme Court to Weigh In on Louisiana Abortion Law in What Is Expected to Be a Test of How Trump’s Conservative Picks Will Vote

Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during a a rally and protest in January 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced it would review an anti-abortion law out of Louisiana in a case being seen as […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Case From Louisiana

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear its first abortion case since President Trump’s appointments of two justices. The court’s ruling, expected in June as the 2020 presidential campaign enters its final stretch, could reshape the constitutional principles governing abortion rights. The case concerns a Louisiana law that its opponents say would […]

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U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law

A federal judge in Georgia on Tuesday temporarily blocked a state law that would effectively ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, the latest ruling to halt efforts by conservatives to severely restrict access to abortion across the country. The Georgia law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp in May, would have gone into […]

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Thousands in Indonesia Protest Bills to Limit Rights and Ban Extramarital Sex

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of protesters gathered outside of Parliament and in cities across Indonesia on Monday urging the president, Joko Widodo, to halt legislation aimed at crippling anti-corruption efforts and sharply reducing personal freedom. Efforts by the outgoing Parliament to rush through a series of contested bills with the president’s approval before its five-year […]

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One of the Most Powerful Anti-Abortion Groups Is Convinced the End of Roe v. Wade Is Coming

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Americans United for Life, one of the most powerful anti-abortion groups in the United States, wants you to know: Roe v. Wade is closer than ever to toppling. “It’s more of a when than an if,” Katie Glenn, government affairs counsel for […]

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Australia’s Most Populous State Decriminalizes Abortion

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s most populous state decriminalized abortion on Thursday, becoming the last jurisdiction in the country to revise blanket penalties enacted decades ago. The measure in New South Wales, a state of more than seven million people that includes Sydney, overturned a 119-year-old law that made it a criminal offense to procure or […]

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Mixing Politics and Piety, a Conservative Priest Seeks to Shape Poland’s Future

TORUN, Poland — From the martyrs of World War II to the heroes who led the fight against communist rule, priests in Poland have long played an outsize role in shaping the political life of this deeply Catholic country. And in Poland today, there is no more politically powerful — or divisive — cleric than […]

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Abortions in Clinics Decline, but Abortions With Black-Market Pills Are Rising

ImagePharmacies that sell the abortion drug misoprostol can be found just past the Texas border in places like Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. The pills can also be ordered by mail.CreditMichael Stravato for The New York Times The number of abortions performed in American clinics was lower in 2017 than in any year since abortion became legal […]

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Almost 40 Percent of Abortions Are Now Done With Pills

While the overall abortion rate in the U.S. has hit a record low since the procedure was legalized in 1973 under Roe v. Wade, the rate of people choosing medication abortion to end pregnancies is on the rise, according to new findings from Guttmacher Institute. Medication abortion is a method of abortion that involves taking […]

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Meet the New Head of Planned Parenthood: Alexis McGill Johnson Is a Seasoned Soldier in the War for Women’s Reproductive Health

Photo: Courtesy Planned Parenthood It was mid-August, and just weeks into her new job as acting president/CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Alexis McGill Johnson was out front, defending the organization from attack. On that day, McGill Johnson said that Planned Parenthood would be pulling out of […]

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