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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,...

Arkansas' New Anti-Abortion Law Has Specific Purpose

To take down Roe v. Wade

(Newser) - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the US Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade decision but opponents vow to block before it takes effect later this year. The...

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'Moral Concerns' Hover Over J&J Vaccine

Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Baton Rouge slam it for using cell lines from abortions

(Newser) - As health experts continue to plead with the public to accept any vaccine currently offered—be it one from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson —a new wrinkle has emerged for the latter shot in Louisiana. That's because on Friday, the Archdiocese of New Orleans implored Catholics to,...

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...

Lawmakers: Women Here Have to Make Pre-Abortion Phone Call

Arkansas state Senate passes House-approved bill on hotline onto Gov. Asa Hutchinson

(Newser) - A bill now heading to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk will require women who want an abortion to call a dedicated hotline before they do so. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the state Senate on Thursday voted 28-5 to pass the "Every Mom Matters Act," House-backed legislation...

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...

No Charges in Case of Fetal Remains Found on Property

Authorities say that the late abortion doctor, Ulrich Klopfer, acted alone

(Newser) - Authorities in Indiana have wrapped up an investigation into Ulrich Klopfer, a late abortion doctor who had more than 2,400 “medically preserved” fetal remains hidden on his Will County, Ill., property. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill does not recommend charges or licensing actions in connection with the case,...

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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....

Vatican: It's OK to Get Vaccine That Used Abortion Cell Lines

It rolled out the guidance on Monday

(Newser) - The Vatican on Monday declared that it is “morally acceptable” for Roman Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines based on research that used fetal tissue from abortions. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's watchdog office for doctrinal orthodoxy, said it had received several requests for...

Court Allows State to Enforce Down Syndrome Abortion Ban

Tennessee can enforce ban as court battle continues

(Newser) - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Tennessee can begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as well as prohibit the procedure if it's based on the race or gender of the fetus. Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee enacted the so-called “reason bans” earlier...

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,...

'Gut-Wrenching' Abortion Story Is a Senatorial First

Mich.'s Gary Peters recalls how the procedure may have saved the life of his first wife

(Newser) - As the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings continue—and liberals continue to fret over what her ascending to the court bench might mean for abortion rights—one Democratic senator is sharing his own personal tale on the topic. Per the Detroit Free Press , Michigan's Gary Peters sat...

Brazil Activists Target 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

She had to be smuggled into hospital for abortion

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl in Brazil who didn't want to have her rapist's baby had to fly to a city 900 miles away to have an abortion—and she still had to be smuggled into the hospital. A group of right-wing protesters and politicians gathered outside the Recife hospital...

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...

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...

'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 "...

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....

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...

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