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Prison Official Resigns After Bosses Deny Inmate Abortion

'Jane Roe' had to sue to get the procedure, which took place Tuesday in Nebraska

(Newser) - A Nebraska inmate who fought to have an abortion was finally granted one, but not before a legal battle with corrections officials, one of whom ended up resigning due to the prison's initial denial of her request. Per the AP , the 22-year-old inmate, referred to as "Jane Roe,...

Louisiana May Owe $9M After Losing Abortion Case

Center for Reproductive Rights files claim to recover fees from court battle

(Newser) - Louisiana spent six years trying to defend a restrictive abortion law in federal courts—and it may now have to pay almost $9 million to the lawyers who defended abortion clinics. The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a request for $8,407,418.83 in attorneys fees and $246,...

SC Passes Its 'Greatest Pro-Life Bill ... Ever'

Democrats walked out during debate

(Newser) - The South Carolina House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill banning nearly all abortions, following the lead of other states with similar measures that would go into effect if the US Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade. The bill faces a final procedural vote in the House on...

Poland Confirms Harsh Anti-Abortion Law

Thousands of protesters gathered in Warsaw

(Newser) - New anti-government protests broke out in Polish cities Wednesday, shortly after the country's top court confirmed its highly divisive ruling that will further tighten the predominantly Catholic nation’s strict anti-abortion law. The move by the Constitutional Tribunal, which means the ruling will come into effect as soon as...

It's a Historic Day in Argentina
It's a Historic Day in Argentina

It's a Historic Day in Argentina

Senate approves bill legalizing abortion until up to 14 weeks of pregnancy

(Newser) - As of Tuesday, abortion was illegal in Argentina except in cases of rape or where the health of the woman was at risk. A person seeking an abortion in the Catholic-majority country for any other reason could've face up to 15 years in jail. But that changed early Wednesday....

Polish Government Responds to Biggest Protests in Decades

Implementation of harsh abortion ruling delayed

(Newser) - After two weeks of the biggest protests since the fall of the country's Communist government in 1989, the Polish government appears to be ready to change course on a ruling that would have resulted in a near-total ban on abortions. The country's government has indefinitely delayed the publishing...

Rhode Island Voters to Decide on State's Name

Ballot measures also cover flag, minimum wage

(Newser) - More than 120 ballot measures could transform state policy this election. In two of those cases, the topic is abortion. In Colorado, Proposition 115 seeks to block abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy unless to save the life of the mother. That's the sole exception that would be provided,...

Abortion Ruling Protests Disrupt Mass in Poland

Court's decision prohibits abortion in the case of congenital defects

(Newser) - Women's rights activists in Poland staged protests during Sunday church services in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation against further restrictions in the nation's abortion law. In the fourth straight day of protests, activists held up banners during Mass in some churches, according to Polish media and social media...

Big Win for Abortion Opponents? Not So Fast
Victory for Abortion Rights
Might Be Short-Lived
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Victory for Abortion Rights Might Be Short-Lived

Analyses point out that John Roberts had a very narrow rationale in Louisiana case

(Newser) - On the surface, Monday's Supreme Court decision on abortion seems like a major victory for the pro-choice movement, especially with John Roberts siding with the court's four more liberal members. The 5-4 decision struck down a strict Louisiana law regarding doctors' admitting privileges that would have effectively shut...

John Roberts Joins Liberals in Big Abortion Ruling

Supreme Court strikes down restrictive law in Louisiana

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era, per the AP . Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues...

Schumer: I Shouldn't Have Used Those Words

He clarifies criticism of court justices after rebuke from John Roberts

(Newser) - Chuck Schumer isn't exactly apologizing, but he did acknowledge he used the wrong words in his strong speech about certain Supreme Court justices Wednesday. Schumer was hit with backlash from Republicans and a rare rebuke from the chief justice after saying that Trump-appointed justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch...

Schumer Accused of Threatening Justices

Remarks were condemned in a rare statement from Chief Justice John Roberts

(Newser) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer "must pay a severe price" for saying two Supreme Court justice "will pay the price" if they decide to uphold restrictions on abortion, President Trump tweeted Wednesday. In a rare statement, Chief Justice John Roberts also criticized the Democrat, who said Trump appointees...

With 2 Trump Appointees, a Big SCOTUS First

Supreme Court will hear first major abortion case with Gorsuch, Kavanaugh on the bench

(Newser) - In 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, arguments on a similar law out of Louisiana will be heard by the high court, but with one "major difference," per NBC News : This time...

How Liberals Dropped the Ball on Abortion

Interviews with over 50 insiders reveal a divided pro-choice movement

(Newser) - America's pro-life movement is surging, and not just because of conservative activists—at least according to a detailed New York Times piece about the abortion rights movement's fragmentation along political, financial, and cultural lines. "It's really, really complicated and somewhat controversial where the pro-choice movement lost,...

One State Tells Public Schools: You Must Offer Abortions

California tells public universities to offer medical abortions in student health centers

(Newser) - Coming to a California university near you: abortion pills. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday ensuring that public universities will provide medication abortions at student health centers on campus starting in 2023, the Hill reports. This after the state assembly voted 55-19 in September to pass Senate Bill 24...

Missouri's 8-Week Abortion Ban Temporarily Blocked

Judge orders it can't be implemented Wednesday after all

(Newser) - A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won't take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented, the AP reports. US District Judge Howard Sachs put a pause on the law as a legal challenge against it plays out...

Alyssa Milano Reveals Her 'Anxiety' Before 2 Abortions

The actress opens up in her latest podcast

(Newser) - Alyssa Milano is getting personal about abortion. The actress—who recently called for a sex strike to oppose anti-abortion laws—revealed in her podcast Sunday that she had abortions twice in her 20s. "In 1993, I had two abortions," the 46-year-old said, per USA Today . "I was...

Pussy Riot Going to Fight 'Patriarchal Ghosts' in Alabama

Feminist punk-rock group is heading there to hold protest concert on strict new abortion law

(Newser) - Alabama's strict new abortion law is "ridiculous." So says Pussy Riot, which has decided to take action on it, per AFP . The Russian punk-rock group will perform a protest concert in Birmingham on Thursday, with all proceeds set to go to Planned Parenthood and the Yellowhammer Fund,...

For Missouri's Only Abortion Clinic, a 'Last-Minute Reprieve'

St. Louis Planned Parenthood can keep offering abortions at least until Aug. 1 license hearing

(Newser) - A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state's only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding that there's a "likelihood" that the clinic will succeed in the dispute. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao...

State's Last Abortion Clinic: Mandated Exam Is 'Assault'

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis won't comply with Missouri's pelvic exam rule

(Newser) - Friday is the judge-mandated deadline for Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services to decide whether to renew the abortion license of the sole remaining abortion clinic in the state. Just two days before the deadline, a defiant move by Planned Parenthood of St. Louis: It will no longer...

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