Tag: Roe v Wade

Woman May Be Forced to Give Birth to a Headless Baby Because of an Abortion Ban

Protesters march down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 25, 2019, to protest the proposed Heartbeat Bill that will ban abortion after 6 weeks in that state scheduled for a vote on May 28. (EMILY KASK/AFP via Getty Images) It was at her first ultrasound that Nancy Davis said […]

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Formula Shortage Highlights Blackness As The Casualty Of Capitalism

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Westend61 / Getty The Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Clinic and the subsequent abortion bans in several states have put all families on edge. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers continue to struggle to access critical nutrition for infants. This is the grand conundrum of racial capitalism that always […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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Facebook/Meta Provided Nebraska Authorities With A Teen Girl’s Private DMs So She Could Be Prosecuted For An Abortion

When Mark Zuckerberg looks back on the many ways he changed the world with Facebook and Meta, and how his social media site personally impacted the lives of millions, he can remember that it was because of Facebook that a pregnant teenager was prosecuted — along with her mother — for an abortion. Motherboard reports […]

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5 Abortion Providers on How Bans Are Putting People’s Lives in Danger

A series in which people across the U.S. offer firsthand perspectives about how social issues impact their real lives. Abortion is now banned in 10 states, severely limited in another four, and threatened in about half of the country, in total. In states where exceptions may be made in cases of rape or incest, or […]

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The Democrats Suddenly, Unexpectedly, Have Some Momentum

The focus on Donald Trump and the GOP’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election has similarly soured many on the Republican Party, making a landslide election less likely. “If the headlines over the spring were about stalled progress in Washington, the headlines over the summer have been about the human consequences and the consequences of […]

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The Massive Kansas Vote Is Just the Beginning of the Post-Roe Abortion Battle

Supporters Alie Utley and Joe Moyer (R) react to the failed constitutional amendment proposal at the Kansas Constitutional Freedom Primary Election Watch Party in Overland Park, Kansas on August 2, 2022. (Photo by DAVE KAUP / AFP via Getty Images) Andy Speck spent the last month canvassing in support of abortion rights in Kansas. On […]

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The Justice Department Has Opened a New Front in the Abortion Wars

The department argued in its complaint that the restrictions violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, a federal law better known as EMTALA. That law defines the minimum level of emergency care that hospitals must provide if they receive Medicare funds, which nearly all do. Its language requires doctors to provide “stabilizing treatment” if […]

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Kansas Voters Just Rewrote the Script for the Midterm Elections

The Dobbs decision and the Kansas referendum result will continue to fuel an ongoing debate within the Democratic Party. Some Democratic strategists have argued that the Dobbs ruling would activate voters in an otherwise impossible way for a party with a president whose approval numbers are under water in a cycle where the historical precedent […]

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I Had a Pre-Roe Back-Alley Abortion. Let Me Tell You Where Republicans Are Trying to Take This Country.

Today, I live in West Virginia, where the legislature is considering “updating and clarifying” a statute passed in 1882 that criminalizes abortion. This statute is based on a similar 1849 law in Virginia, from which West Virginia seceded in 1863. The bill under consideration is to make abortions illegal, no matter how early in the […]

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A Forgotten 1990s Law Could Make It Illegal to Discuss Abortion Online

One of the Christian right’s allies in Congress, the Illinois Republican Representative Henry Hyde, who is perhaps best known for his 1978 amendment barring the use of federal funds for abortion, would also put his mark on the CDA. The provision Hyde inserted would effectively criminalize abortion-related speech online. This “noxious abortion portion” of the […]

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Clarence Thomas Is Suddenly ‘Unavailable’ To Teach A Class After Thousands Of Students Petition To See Him Fired

Last month, the Supreme Court decided to try and ruin everyone’s summer. The right-leaning bench went on a tear, releasing one radical ruling after another. Their most infamous move? Terminating Roe v. Wade. The ruling has already had disastrous effects upon the nation. And it’s even perhaps played a role in one of the judges […]

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Pharmacists and Patients Are Freaking Out Over New Medication Restrictions Post-Roe

While the end of Roe will empower certain medical providers to refuse treatment on the basis of their beliefs, it has spooked other physicians and pharmacists, even in states where abortion is protected. Kristin Tevonian, who lives in suburban Illinois, faced a runaround when trying to refill her methotrexate script at Walgreens. Tevonian has a […]

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Matt Gaetz Body-Shamed A Teenager, Who Then Used His Insult To Raise Tens Of Thousands For An Abortion Fund

There’s a chance Matt Gaetz might soon be thrown in jail. The Florida representative has been under federal investigation for the last year and a half over ties to a sex trafficking ring. He’s been acting like everything’s normal — which is to say he’s saying and doing offensive things. But one of his latest […]

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Henry Winkler Has HAD IT With The Democratic Party’s Polite ‘Decorum’

For the last year-and-a-half, the Democratic Party has been in control of the executive and the legislative branches of government. Not that anyone could tell. Since Joe Biden took office, Roe v. Wade has been overturned, guns have become easier to carry in public, the line separating church and state has become even blurrier, and […]

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The ‘Unborn’ Were Added to the Pledge of Allegiance at a GOP Rally

When some of the most prominent Republicans in Wyoming gathered together for a rally last weekend, they did what good patriots do: recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  But the leader of the pledge, well-known anti-abortion activist and former state lawmaker Marti Halverson, tacked some key words onto the end: “with liberty and justice for all, […]

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It’s Going to Take Several Miracles to Stop the Republican Party From Turning America Into Hungary

Republicans tried to overturn the 2020 election results, but the guardrails held, if just barely. As a result of Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the outcome, roughly 70 percent of Republicans did not believe that Joe Biden won legitimately, and still do not. The January 6, 2021, insurrection was a direct attempt to invalidate a […]

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Conservatives Are Pretending They’re Not Coming for Marriage Equality Next. We’ve Heard That Before.

Part of his argument rested on a distinction between Roe and Casey, the 1992 case that rewrote Roe’s central holding and introduced the “undue burden” standard when assessing anti-abortion restrictions. McCarthy contended that Casey’s introduction of that standard “granted expansive and expanding room to regulate abortion,” and that most abortion cases now revolved around what […]

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DIY Collective Embeds Abortion Pill Onto Business Cards, Distributes Them At Hacker Conference

“This Card is an Abortion,” read a handful of business cards distributed by Mixl Laufer, a DIY biohacker, at a hacking conference in Queens Friday. Embedded in the cards are three doses of misoprostol, a medication that safely and effectively induces an abortion when properly used. “This is a breakthrough that we had,” Laufer said, […]

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Biden’s Covid Diagnosis and the GOP’s Endless Cynicism

While we should not be retreating to the lockdowns of 2020, we cannot pretend that the virus isn’t infecting and killing Americans, either. Yes, it’s time to get back to life as we once knew it—but not without also securing ourselves against the persistent risks of a pandemic that is not yet over.  And that’s […]

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OP-ED: Black Christians Should Understand The Politics Behind Overturning Roe v. Wade Are Anti-Black And Anti-Christian

NewsOne Featured Video The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at dusk in Washington, D.C on January 11, 2022. | Source: STEFANI REYNOLDS / Getty The Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has effectively ended the constitutional right to an abortion—returning the issue to states. African American women, particularly the poor, will […]

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Norman Lear Wants To Redo The Landmark Abortion Episode Of ‘Maude’ For His Next ‘Live In Front Of A Studio Audience’

For the last few years, ABC has been staging live, all-star re-creations of classic sitcom episodes from Norman Lear, the king of socially conscious TV comedies. It’s called Live in Front of a Studio Audience, and they’ve already done All in the Family (twice), as well as The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Facts of Life […]

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After Roe’s Repeal, CVS Told Pharmacists to Withhold Certain Prescriptions

“I am torn on a regular basis between doing what is right by my patient and being sued because people who don’t understand health and medicine are making the rules,” Rebecca said. “I see these people on a daily basis; people in power do not.” Some states, such as Louisiana, are also now, or soon […]

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Commentary: Anti-Abortion Proponents Have Their Roots In Pre-Emancipation Era White Supremacy And Efforts To Control Black Bodies

NewsOne Featured Video Abortion advocates protest against the swift deprivation of rights and bodily autonomy Source: Probal Rashid / Getty There’s more outrage over a simple line in a speech Vice President Kamala Harris gave at the NAACP convention Monday than the ongoing deprivation of fundamental rights impacting communities around the country. Before she closed […]

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Corporate America Doesn’t Really Care About Your Abortion Rights

But even now, not every firm is speaking with encouraging words about reproductive rights: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and Snapchat have been guarded in their responses about whether they’ll hand over private data to police investigating recriminalized abortions. Some firms have already initiated crackdowns on their employees talking about their rights in both public and private […]

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Why Aren’t Conservatives Celebrating the Post-Roe Future They Created?

But what’s really strange is that anti-abortion folks wanted to deny the story took place at all. Forcing a 10-year-old girl to travel to another state to end her pregnancy is the inevitable outcome of their stated policy preferences. For those who have fought for years to overturn Roe v. Wade and ensure that states […]

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How the Calvinball Supreme Court Upended the Bar Exam

What’s more, it raises fundamental questions about the meaning of “the rule of law” in America today. This concept has been a foundational premise (perhaps, in our own mythmaking at least, the foundational premise) of American government since our founding—that we are, as John Adams put it, “a government of laws, not of men.” The […]

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Joe Biden’s Absent Presidency

Biden appears to be trapped in a vicious cycle. With his approval rating plummeting, he and his advisers appear to be gripped with anxiety that doing anything will only make things worse. And so he says little and does nothing, hoping that voters will blame Republicans for what’s ailing the country—or at least recognize the […]

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How Leonard Leo Became the Power Broker of the American Right

When George W. Bush was elected president, Leo began working as an outside adviser. According to a 2003 email by a White House aide that was sent to, among others, Brett Kavanaugh, Leo was characterized as a point person for “all outside coalition activity regarding judicial nominations.” He became known as a moneyman who could […]

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