Tag: Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision)

Missouri’s Eight-Week Abortion Ban Is Blocked by Federal Judge

A federal judge in Missouri blocked the state on Tuesday from enforcing a ban on abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy, enacted by Republican legislators this year as part of a national campaign to restrict abortion and perhaps prompt the United States Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade. Senior Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws for Now

In an 11th-hour ruling, a federal judge temporarily blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect in Arkansas on Wednesday, including a law that bans the procedure after 18 weeks and another that could threaten to close the state’s only surgical abortion clinic. The decision, issued minutes before midnight on Tuesday by Judge Kristine G. […]

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The Fight Over Planned Parenthood’s Future

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Dr. Leana Wen, the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in decades, was ousted after just eight months on the job. Her departure highlights a central tension over the direction of the group: Is it a […]

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The Invisible Hand of Justice Stevens on Abortion

During the days following the death last Tuesday of Justice John Paul Stevens, admirers posted lists of their favorite and not-so-favorite Stevens opinions. Free speech on the internet? A great one. No First Amendment protection for burning an American flag? Not so great. Access to federal court for Guantánamo detainees? Definitely. Upholding an Indiana voter […]

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Democrats Shouldn’t Be So Certain About Abortion

President Trump’s best chance for re-election lies in getting Democrats to approach complicated, tender issues with a tone-deaf, incoherent stridency that approaches his own. Unfortunately, he may be well on his way to doing just that. According to some progressives, Democrats need to learn from Mr. Trump’s style of politics and name enemies, draw harder […]

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The Long, Cruel History of the Anti-Abortion Crusade

Amid the anti-abortion measures being pushed through state legislatures, consider the mazy history of abortion in the United States. Women, capable of determining and managing their reproductive rights, have been undermined by men in power before. Prior to the 1840s, abortion was widespread and not illegal in our country. In the time of the Puritans, […]

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What Abortion Access Looks Like in Mississippi: One Person at a Time

When Brandy found out she was pregnant for the fifth time, she was 25 and single and had given birth to her third child two months earlier. Soon after that, she lost her retail management job of six years. It was midwinter 2013, and she could barely pay her heating bill. “I knew I wasn’t […]

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Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Wins Temporary Reprieve in the Courts

ST. LOUIS — The last clinic in Missouri that provides abortions will be able to continue providing the service, at least temporarily, after a circuit court judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction preventing state officials from closing it down. State officials had said that an audit of the clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned […]

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Missouri Has One Abortion Clinic. Its Fate Rests on a Judge’s Decision.

ST. LOUIS — A judge is expected to decide Friday whether to give Missouri’s last abortion clinic more time to resolve a dispute with the state’s health department over an audit of the clinic’s practices. If the judge rules against the clinic, Missouri would become the first state without any abortion services in nearly 50 […]

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Explaining the Supreme Court Ruling on Indiana’s Abortion Law

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. Quick programming note! I’ll be away on Friday but will see you back here next Tuesday for more In Her Words. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court turned […]

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Why the Fight Over Abortion Is Unrelenting

In her classic 1984 study, “Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood,” the sociologist Kristin Luker addressed the fundamental question posed by the medical termination of a pregnancy: Why is the debate so bitter, so emotional? Part of the answer is very simple: the two sides share almost no common premises and very little common language. […]

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Missouri May Lose Its Last Abortion Clinic in a Sign of Things to Come

In this threatening time for reproductive rights in America, a dark milestone is looming: Planned Parenthood announced on Tuesday that it would most likely be forced to stop providing abortions at its clinic in St. Louis, the last abortion clinic in Missouri, making it the only state in the country with zero abortion clinics. The […]

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Supreme Court Sidesteps Abortion Question in Ruling on Indiana Law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Indiana state law that required fetal remains to be buried or cremated. But it sidestepped a larger abortion question, turning down an effort to reinstate the law’s strict abortion limits. The court’s decision, issued without briefing on the merits or oral arguments, was unsigned and just […]

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