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Judge OKs Sending Abortion Pill via Mail During Pandemic

Judge agrees that the rule requiring an in-person visit is not OK at this time

(Newser) - A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic, or medical office to obtain an abortion pill. US District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the “in-person requirements” for patients seeking medication abortion care impose a... More »

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... More »

'Jane Roe' Offered Up a Shocking 'Deathbed Confession'

Roe v. Wade plaintiff turned anti-abortion later in life—but it 'was all an act'

(Newser) - "Jane Roe," the plaintiff in landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, died in 2017 at age 69. But a documentary on the life of the woman whose real name is Norma McCorvey reveals that shortly before her death, she made what she referred to as a "... More »

Texas Clinics Take Pandemic Abortion Ban to SCOTUS

State has banned non-essential medical procedures

(Newser) - Abortion clinics in Texas on Saturday asked the Supreme Court to step in to allow certain abortions to continue during the coronavirus pandemic, reports the AP . The clinics filed an emergency motion asking the justices to overturn a lower-court order and allow abortions when they can be performed using medication.... More »

Courts Nix States' Attempts to Ban Abortion

Abortion clinics score victory amid attempts to shut them down amid coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, handing abortion providers a victory as clinics across the US filed lawsuits to stop states from trying to shutter them during the outbreak. A new Ohio order is also unconstitutional if it... More »

Abortion Clinics Are Given a Strict Pandemic Order

But it's unclear whether the Ohio clinics will comply

(Newser) - Seeking an abortion amid the coronavirus pandemic? Better hope you're not in Ohio. The state's attorney general has told two abortion facilities to stop providing services that require personal protective equipment—which includes abortion, CBS News reports. "You and your facility are ordered to immediately stop performing... More »

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... More »

Trump Era's First Huge Abortion Case Comes Down to Roberts

The chief justice will likely cast the deciding vote

(Newser) - The Supreme Court appeared divided in its first major abortion case of the Trump era, leaving Chief Justice John Roberts as the likely deciding vote. Roberts did not say enough to tip his hand in an hour of spirited arguments Wednesday. The justices are weighing a Louisiana law requiring doctors... More »

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... More »

Mass Grave to Hold 2.4K Fetal Remains Kept by Doctor

Indiana AG Curtis Hill to preside over Wednesday's burial in South Bend

(Newser) - More than 2,400 fetal remains found in the possession of a late abortion doctor now have a final resting place. All remains will be buried Wednesday in a single grave at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Ind., in compliance with a state law requiring fetal remains be buried or... More »

Trump Will Be First President at March for Life

It's the 47th year the march has taken place

(Newser) - In one of his record-breaking 142 tweets on Wednesday, President Trump announced that he will be attending this year's anti-abortion "March for Life" on Jan. 24. "See you on Friday...Big Crowd!" he tweeted , sharing a tweet from organizers. Trump will be the first president to... More »

Latest Results From Controversial Study Find Almost Zero 'Abortion Regret'

99% of women say they made the right choice, 5 years later

(Newser) - A yearslong study, called a "landmark" by the Washington Post , tracked 667 women after they had abortions—and found that after five years, 99% of them said they had made the right choice. That was up from 95% who said their decision was the right one immediately following their... More »

State Abortion Ban Runs Into Federal Court

Mississippi had banned abortions at 15 weeks

(Newser) - A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, the AP reports. The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals said US District Judge Carlton Reeves... More »

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,... More »

Anti-Abortion Activist Told to Pay Up Big Bucks

But David Daleiden accuses the judge of bias

(Newser) - A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws, the AP reports. The jury ordered him, the Center for Medical Progress, and other parties to pay nearly $2.3 million in damages. The... More »

Missouri Health Chief Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

Data indicated 4 failed abortions out of thousands

(Newser) - Missouri's health director admitted Tuesday to tracking the menstrual periods of women who visited the sole abortion clinic in the state with the goal of identifying those who had failed procedures. Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic is facing accusations of failed medical abortions as it fights to remain... More »

SC Priest Wouldn't Give Biden Communion

Due to the former VP's stance on abortion

(Newser) - Joe Biden went to church in Florence, South Carolina, on Sunday, but the Catholic was denied Holy Communion. Now, the priest who made that choice is explaining why, and it all boils down to Biden's abortion stance. As "a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those... More »

Judge: Alabama Abortion Law 'Defies the US Constitution'

Would have made it a felony in almost all cases

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part of wave of abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional. US District Judge Myron Thompson issued an expected preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from enforcing the law that would make... More »

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... More »

Supreme Court Takes Big Abortion Case

SCOTUS to consider law that could leave Louisiana with one abortion clinic

(Newser) - The Supreme Court will weigh in on abortion—specifically, a law that opponents say would effectively limit Louisiana to one abortion provider. The court said Friday that it would take up the law signed in 2014 requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30... More »

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