Planned Parenthood plans mobile abortion clinic in Illinois
“This will make a dramatic impact on their access.”The mobile clinic will travel near to the borders of southeastern Missouri, western Kentucky and northeastern Tennessee. Planned Parenthood will aim to start providing surgical abortions at the clinic after the first few months. McNicholas and Rodriguez declined to discuss safety and security measures for the mobile clinic. Spokeswoman Kat Mavengere said that early next year, also in Colorado, Just The Pill will operate a mobile clinic for procedural abortion. The organization also plans to expand to other areas, starting with a mobile clinic in Illinois in 2023.wftv.com
Arizona's 15-week abortion ban coming as other ban looms
The 15-week law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey in March was enacted in hopes the U.S. Supreme Court would pare back limits on abortion regulations. Ducey, who signed every abortion restriction bill that reached his desk during his eight years in office, also cheered the 15-week ban. Like virtually all abortion providers in the state, she stopped both surgical and medication abortions after the Supreme Court threw out Roe. “Why would I be doing something illegal and asking her to do the same?”Ultimately, the nurse agreed to help, but only with non-surgical abortions, Taylor said.wftv.com
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams: “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at 6 weeks."
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said that “there is no such thing as a heartbeat at 6 weeks." Abortion access has been under attack nationwide since the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court this past summer. Georgia was one of the states that had an abortion trigger law that went into effect immediately after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.news.yahoo.com
What you need to know about the Midterm Muddle
Every week between now and Election Day, Yahoo News’ team of political journalists will pull together everything you need to know about the November midterm elections. THE BIG IDEA: The Midterm Muddle, or why nobody knows what will happen in NovemberWill Republicans win the Senate? By mid-week, House Democratic leaders were predicting they could actually pick up seats in the House and retain the majority. Is Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's Florida seat in actual jeopardy, as polls have indicated for the last month? In this week's bellwether Marquette University poll, Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson improved his standing against Democrat Mandela Barnes, who previously led by 5 points.wftv.com
Can Colorado's GOP Senate candidate outmaneuver Democrats on abortion?
As polls show Democrats taking a narrow lead on the national congressional ballot, several GOP Senate candidates have gone so far as to scrub their campaign websites of the hard-line anti-abortion stances they took during the primaries. O'Dea is also the only top GOP Senate prospect Trump hasn't endorsed. It's how you vote — and Democrats say O'Dea's abortion position means he wouldn't back legislation to reinstate Roe's protections. Whether O’Dea’s abortion message breaks through — and whether Coloradans even have any appetite for a message like his these days — remains to be seen. Yet since then — since Bennet has started hammering O'Dea on abortion — only one new survey has surfaced.wftv.com
Republican power grab in the judiciary warps midterm election dynamic
Jen Psaki, former Biden White House press secretary and new member of the MSNBC family, talks with Alex Wagner about how Republicans overreach through courts stacked by Donald Trump has made them the target of midterm voters who might otherwise be focused on President Biden and congressional Democrats.news.yahoo.com
California launches website promoting abortion services
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (AP) — California launched a publicly funded website on Tuesday to promote the state's abortion services, listing clinics, linking to financial help for travel and lodging and letting teenagers in other states know they don't need their parents permission to get an abortion in the state. The state budget includes $200 million to strengthen access to abortion in California, including money to build a website promoting the state's abortion services. There's a map showing the location of 166 abortion clinics statewide. It says people who live in California might be able to get abortion medication by mail, foregoing the need to visit a clinic. Anti-abortion advocates have lamented the use of public funds to boost such services, arguing California has a myriad of other problems more deserving of public funding.wftv.com
Chief Justice John Roberts defends legitimacy of court
DENVER — (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday defended the authority of the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution, saying its role should not be called into question just because people disagree with its decisions. When asked to reflect on the last year at the court in his first public appearance since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Roberts said he was concerned that lately some critics of the court’s controversial decisions have questioned the legitimacy of the court, which he said was a mistake. “If the court doesn’t retain its legitimate function of interpreting the constitution, I’m not sure who would take up that mantle. He also said it was “gut wrenching” to drive into the Supreme Court that was surrounded by barricades every day. The leaked draft was largely incorporated into Justice Samuel Alito's final opinion in June that overturned Roe v. Wade in a case upholding Mississippi's law banning abortion after 15 weeks.wftv.com
Chief Justice John Roberts defends legitimacy of court
Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday defended the authority of the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution, saying its role should not be called into question just because people disagree with its decisions. When asked to reflect on the last year at the court in his first public appearance since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Roberts said he was concerned that lately some critics of the court’s controversial decisions have questioned the legitimacy of the court, which he said was a mistake.news.yahoo.com
Why Plan B’s labeling could limit women’s access to the pill in states where abortion is banned
Since the Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the court case that gave Americans the right to an abortion, more women are turning to Plan B, the nation's most recognized morning-after pill. Although it's available over the counter, Plan B is not always accessible. Now, even more restrictions could be on the way for Plan B. Many anti-abortion activists argue that any interference with an egg is considered an abortion; medical professionals say otherwise. So what does the future look like for Plan B?cnbc.com
South Carolina senators reject a near-total abortion ban
Davis said he promised his daughters he would not vote to make South Carolina's current six-week abortion ban stricter because women have rights, too. After a recess to work through their options, Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey conceded the abortion ban likely couldn't pass. “We were never going to pass a total abortion ban," Massey said. South Carolina's six-week ban is currently suspended as the state Supreme Court reviews whether it violates privacy rights. ”I don’t think abortion should be used as birth control.”Senate Minority Leader Brad Hutto said Republican women stood up for all women in South Carolina, while Republican men let them down.wftv.com
Michigan Republicans block abortion referendum, setting up showdown
Abortion currently remains legal in Michigan, a perennial swing state, following a flurry of legal back-and-forth in the aftermath of the June U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe. “RFFA is heading to the Michigan Supreme Court to ask that the Board of State Canvassers do their jobs. Since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, Michigan has emerged as the most hotly contested battleground for abortion rights. A state law from 1931 that makes abortion a felony was superseded by Roe but never removed from the books. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has waged a fierce battle to protect abortion rights and prevent the nearly century-old law from taking effect.washingtonpost.com
UN experts warn of impact of abortion bans on US minorities
The calls came as part of a regular review of U.N. member states by the committee. A large delegation of U.S. officials, including Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, traveled to Geneva earlier this month for hearings that fed into the committee's thinking about the rights of ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S. It expressed concerns about an increase in new legislation with a “disproportionate impact” on minorities. It called on the U.S. to ensure that women seeking an abortion — or the health care providers who assist them — “are not subjected to criminal penalties.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Abortion bans bring back painful memories for rape survivor : Consider This from NPR : NPR
This summer, just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the story of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio became a flashpoint in the national abortion debate.The girl had become pregnant as a result of rape and had to travel across state lines to Indiana to get an abortion.For one rape survivor, the case reminded her of what she lived through long ago, before Roe was the law the of the land. She spoke with NPR's Sarah McCammon about her experience.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at email@example.com
Biden calls abortion restrictions 'beyond the pale'
WASHINGTON — (AP) — As Republican-led states continue to ban nearly all abortions, President Joe Biden said Friday that such restrictions were "beyond the pale." Biden and Democrats are trying to harness outrage over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide, in this year's midterm elections. Biden made the comments at a White House meeting of state and local officials to talk about ways to expand access to abortion and to mark Women's Equality Day. Biden reiterated his desire for Congress to codify Roe v. Wade into law, but "we're short a handful of votes," he said. In the meantime, Biden has been looking for ways to protect abortion access.wftv.com
Judge reinstates North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban
Abortion North Carolina FILE - Hundreds of demonstrators rally and march in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on June, 24, 2022. Osteen’s ruling adds fuel to an already contentious midterm election year after the Supreme Court ruling propelled state-level politics into the spotlight. Before Osteen’s ruling, abortions were legal in North Carolina until fetal viability, which generally falls between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, or in certain medical emergencies. South Atlantic, said limiting treatment in “a critical access point state” like North Carolina will have ripple effects across the region. The number of out-of-state patients at North Carolina's Planned Parenthood health centers has tripled since the Supreme Court ruling, Kiser said.wftv.com
Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections
Election 2022 Palnned Parenthood FILE - Missouri and American flags fly outside Planned Parenthood June 24, 2022, in St. Louis. Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot. “We say this every cycle: ‘This is the important election,'” said Amy Kennedy, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Votes in Georgia. In roughly a dozen states led by Republicans, abortion has already been banned or heavily restricted. “There are a lot of issues people care about, certainly, but the state of abortion access is absolutely one of the defining issues this November."wftv.com
YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods
YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S. The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
Florida leaders argue over holding special session to strengthen state abortion laws
Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Republican who represents Lake County’s District 32 in the Florida House of Representatives, is calling for a special legislative session after the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court Friday.