Tag: Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision)

Democrats Are Starting to Feel Hopeful About the Midterms. Should They?

But Philip Bump wrote for The Washington Post that, so far, there are no obvious signs that young people will reward Biden for the relief plan, which hasn’t yet taken effect. In approval rating polls since August, “when we look at Americans under 30 — the group with the most debt — there’s been little […]

Read More

Republicans on the Defensive on Abortion and Other Social Issues

WASHINGTON — Republicans have perfected the art of keeping the heat on Democrats on the searing social issues of the day, but this election year, it seems to be Republicans who are getting scorched. During a midterm cycle that seemed tailor-made for significant Republican gains in the House and Senate, Democrats have managed to grab […]

Read More

Could a National Abortion Ban Save Republicans?

Lisa Lerer contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, Mike Benoist, […]

Read More

Lindsey Graham’s Unbelievably Cruel Abortion Ban

Most people who have gone through a pregnancy, or watched someone close to them go through one, know that there are certain white-knuckle benchmarks. At 10 weeks, you can get a blood test that checks for some prenatal genetic disorders, but it can tell you only your risk level. “Most of the time we make […]

Read More

Can Life-of-the-Mother Abortion Exceptions Work?

In addition to granting new political hope to Democrats, the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has clarified the ground of public argument about abortion. As abortion-rights supporters have pressed their sudden political momentum, three pro-choice arguments have loomed particularly large: an argument about abortion in life-threatening circumstances; an argument about the unique physical […]

Read More

Medical Impact of Roe Reversal Goes Beyond Abortion Clinics, Doctors Say

In Wisconsin, a group of doctors and lawyers is trying to come up with guidelines on how to comply with a newly revived 173-year-old law that prohibits abortion except to save the life of a pregnant woman. They face the daunting task of defining all the emergencies and conditions that might result in a pregnant […]

Read More

Post-Roe Decision, Abortion Pill Providers Work to Broaden Access

That company, and others serving patients at 11 or 12 weeks’ gestation, can legally use medical discretion to do so because studies suggest that abortion pills are safe and effective at that stage. The World Health Organization supports medication abortion through 12 weeks’ gestation. Dr. Daniel Grossman, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences […]

Read More

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Gunning for Fetal Personhood

Two months after the fall of Roe v. Wade, abortion has been banned or severely restricted in at least 14 states, energizing leaders of the anti-abortion movement but also activating voters who are opposed to many of these measures. With so much at stake in the next few election cycles — and women’s lives hanging […]

Read More

‘A Stirring of Democratic Hearts’: Three Writers Discuss a Transformed Midterm Landscape

Frank Bruni, a contributing Opinion writer, hosted an online conversation with Molly Jong-Fast, the writer of the “Wait, What?” newsletter for The Atlantic, and Doug Sosnik, a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, to discuss whether the Democrats have shifted the narrative of the midterm elections. FRANK BRUNI: Doug, Molly, an apology — because […]

Read More

Surrogacy and Roe v. Wade: How the Ruling May Affect the Industry

Nearly everyone agrees to a termination if needed to save the carrier’s life. Many also agree to one in cases of severe genetic irregularities impacting the length or quality of a child’s life. Read More on Abortion Issues in America Differences often arise, however, in other important areas, such as in instances of nonterminal genetic […]

Read More

The Effort to Punish Women for Having Abortions

Elizabeth Dias contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, Mike Benoist, […]

Read More

Stacey Abrams’ Personal Evolution on Abortion Rights

“I was wrong when I dismissed her question. I was wrong when I assumed I knew enough of her truth to tell her what she could or could not do, what she should or should not seek, what medical advice should be given and what support should be offered,” Ms. Abrams said. Still, Ms. Abrams […]

Read More

My Abortion at 11 Wasn’t a Choice. It Was My Life.

I predict that my 17-year-old daughter will become a doctor. When my husband told her about a neuroscientist and nutritionist he met while producing a documentary, she said, “That sounds like the job for me.” She knows everything about the gut microbiome, dopamine and herniated discs. She does not look away at times when others […]

Read More

A Mother, a Daughter and an Unusual Abortion Prosecution in Nebraska

The news caused an outcry against Facebook, which had vowed to protect its own employees’ access to abortions. Privacy experts have warned that prosecutors could serve warrants to tech companies requesting location data, messages or search history to help corroborate whether someone had or aided an abortion. They have also warned that apps, such as […]

Read More

A Mother, a Daughter and an Unusual Abortion Prosecution in Nebraska

The news caused an outcry against Facebook, which had vowed to protect its own employees’ access to abortions. Privacy experts have warned that prosecutors could serve warrants to tech companies requesting location data, messages or search history to help corroborate whether someone had or aided an abortion. They have also warned that apps, such as […]

Read More

After Roe v. Wade Reversal, Readers Flock to Publications Aimed at Women

In the weeks since the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, overturning the right to abortion after almost 50 years, the consequences have quickly rippled through American life. States have banned abortion or restricted access. Individual stories about the real-life impacts have become national headlines. Concerns have flared about what the decision means for other […]

Read More

Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

In states that have banned abortion, some women with unwanted pregnancies are pursuing an unconventional workaround: They are “self-managing” their abortions, seeking out the necessary know-how online and obtaining the medications without the supervision of a clinic or a doctor. At first glance, the practice may recall the days before Roe v. Wade, when women […]

Read More

Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

In states that have banned abortion, some women with unwanted pregnancies are pursuing an unconventional workaround: They are “self-managing” their abortions, seeking out the necessary know-how online and obtaining the medications without the supervision of a clinic or a doctor. At first glance, the practice may recall the days before Roe v. Wade, when women […]

Read More

Biden Is Now an Uneasy Champion on Abortion. Activists Are Still Wary.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States after nearly 50 years has set in motion a generational struggle over Republican efforts to ban the procedure in states across the country. But inside the West Wing, President Biden has made it clear that he is […]

Read More

Biden Is Now an Uneasy Champion on Abortion. Activists Are Still Wary.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States after nearly 50 years has set in motion a generational struggle over Republican efforts to ban the procedure in states across the country. But inside the West Wing, President Biden has made it clear that he is […]

Read More

The New Politics of Abortion

Some liberals seemed genuinely surprised by the results of the Kansas referendum on abortion. A reliably Republican state, a sweeping pro-choice victory. Who could have foreseen it? Others suggested that only the pro-life side should be shocked. “The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that voters would reward Republicans for overturning Roe,” wrote Slate’s Mark Joseph […]

Read More

Major Indiana Employers Criticize State’s New Abortion Law

On Friday, the governor of Indiana signed into law a near-total abortion ban, making the state the first to approve sweeping new restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. On Saturday morning, one of Indiana’s biggest employers, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, issued a strong objection to the new restrictions. “Given […]

Read More

Post-Roe, Conservatives Promote Way to Give Up Newborns Anonymously

The Safe Haven Baby Box at a firehouse in Carmel, Ind., looked like a library book drop. It had been available for three years for anyone who wanted to surrender a baby anonymously. No one had ever used it, though, until early April. When its alarm went off, Victor Andres, a firefighter, opened the box […]

Read More

Republicans Begin Adjusting to a Fierce Abortion Backlash

Republican candidates, facing a stark reality check from Kansas voters, are softening their once-uncompromising stands against abortion as they move toward the general election, recognizing that strict bans are unpopular and that the issue may be a major driver in the fall campaigns. In swing states and even conservative corners of the country, several Republicans […]

Read More

How to Interpret the Kansas Referendum on Abortion

Mitch Smith contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, […]

Read More

Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion Access, Calling for More Study

WASHINGTON — Since even before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Democrats have pressured President Biden to take action to protect abortion rights. And he has been looking for ways to do so, convening a task force to monitor state crackdowns on the procedure, authorizing court action against states that in his view […]

Read More

The Anti-Abortion Movement Needs Minority Rule

One side effect of Roe v. Wade was that it allowed the anti-abortion movement to pretend to be on the side of democracy. True, the decision was popular, and majorities since the 1970s have wanted to see abortion legal in at least some circumstances. But Roe prevented duly elected state governments from passing abortion restrictions […]

Read More

Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights Protections in Its Constitution

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas voters resoundingly decided against removing the right to abortion from the State Constitution, according to The Associated Press, a major victory for the abortion rights movement in one of America’s reliably conservative states. The defeat of the ballot referendum was the most tangible demonstration yet of a political backlash against […]

Read More

Who Won and Who Lost in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Voters in five states with major primary contests went to the polls on Tuesday. Here’s a rundown of some of the most important wins and losses so far. Arizona Kansas Voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed lawmakers to restrict or ban abortion; it was the first referendum on the issue since the […]

Read More

You Can Support Abortion Rights and Feel a Pregnancy Is More Than a Clump of Cells

The demise of Roe v. Wade is causing harms that extend well beyond abortion patients. In places where abortion is heavily restricted, women with ectopic pregnancies and those experiencing inevitable miscarriages have reported delays in care that have risked their health, life and future fertility. Some have struggled to get medications to treat miscarriage because […]

Read More

The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision, Haunted by Brown v. Board of Education

WASHINGTON — In the Supreme Court decision that eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, the justices engaged in an extended debate over the meaning and legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 decision that said the Constitution does not permit racial segregation in public schools. The connection between abortion and education may seem […]

Read More