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Bishops Ignore Vatican on Communion for Biden

They're drafting a statement to back denying him the sacrament over his abortion stance

(Newser) - US bishops are moving against the nation's second Roman Catholic president, voting to draft a document in support of denying President Biden the sacrament of Communion because he supports abortion rights. The bishops announced Friday that they debated in a virtual meeting this month before voting to start work...

New Case Could Pose Threat to Roe v. Wade
New Case Could Pose
Threat to Roe v. Wade
the rundown

New Case Could Pose Threat to Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court will tackle Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks

(Newser) - The Supreme Court caused people on both sides of the abortion debate to take notice on Monday—the justices decided to hear a case later this year that is seen as a major challenge to Roe v. Wade. The details:
  • The case: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is
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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...

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...

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...

Republicans Slam Rep. King's 'Bizarre' Rape Remarks

Iowa Republican defends abortion ban

(Newser) - Rep. Steve King's latest remarks are being called "offensive," "appalling," and "bizarre"—and that's from his fellow Republicans. The Iowa lawmaker, speaking to the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale Wednesday, argued that most of the world's population is the product of...

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis Stays Open During Court Fight

Judge's order protects clinic while license battle continues

(Newser) - A judge in St. Louis has issued another order allowing Missouri's only clinic that provides abortion services to continue operating, the AP reports. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer on Monday granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his temporary restraining order prohibiting Missouri from allowing the...

Democratic Governor Signs Louisiana Abortion Legislation

(Newser) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, signed the state's new legislation restricting abortion into law Thursday. The measure prohibits abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks of pregnancy, and allows no exceptions, per the AP . The state's three clinics that perform abortions...

Kavanaugh Dissents as Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Law

Temporary stay granted in Louisiana case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has blocked a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana—but only temporarily. Chief Justice John Roberts, who voted to uphold an almost identical law in Texas in 2016, joined the court's four liberal justices in voting to block the law, which would require abortion providers to have...

Collins Won't Back Nominee With 'Hostility' to Roe v. Wade

Republican is likely a must-win vote for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

(Newser) - GOP Sen. Susan Collins used this week's Sunday morning circuit to make clear that she is not going to vote for any Supreme Court nominee who appears to be against a woman's right to choose to have an abortion. "I would not support a nominee who demonstrated...

Supreme Court Hands Win to Anti-Abortion Clinics

Blocks part of a California law requiring them to tell patients about abortions provided elsewhere

(Newser) - The Supreme Court delivered good news on Tuesday to faith-based pregnancy centers that oppose abortion. In a 5-4 ruling , the justices blocked key provisions of a California law requiring the clinics to inform patients about low-cost abortions provided elsewhere, reports the Los Angeles Times . While the court did not strike...

Pharmacist Won't Fill Rx to End Unviable Pregnancy

Woman says she was 'humiliated,' and company apologizes

(Newser) - A Walgreens pharmacist's refusal to fill a prescription on ethical grounds has focused the abortion debate on Peoria, Ariz. The controversy began when 35-year-old Nicole Mone Arteaga went public with her story in a Facebook post , reports CNN . Arteaga was 9 weeks into her pregnancy when her doctor informed...

Mississippi Passes Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Measure bans abortion after 15 weeks

(Newser) - Mississippi has passed an abortion bill believed to be the nation's most restrictive—and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he expects an "immediate and expensive legal challenge." House Bill 1510 bans abortion after 15 weeks following a woman's last menstrual period, down from 20 weeks...

Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood

He rolls back Obama's funding protection

(Newser) - President Trump has signed into law a bill so controversial that Mike Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate when two Republicans refused to support it: the rollback of President Obama's protection for Planned Parenthood funding . The bill allows states to withhold Title X federal family-planning...

Abortion Rate Hits Lowest Point Since 1974

There were 926K in US in 2014: Guttmacher Institute

(Newser) - Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the US has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974, reports the AP . The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday...

Abortion Doc Takes on Hospital Over 'Gag Order'

She claims hospital has forbid her to speak out on abortion

(Newser) - Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper, an OB-GYN at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, filed a federal civil rights complaint against the hospital Monday, the New York Times reports. Horvath-Cosper claims the hospital—citing security concerns—put a "gag order" on her to prevent her from defending abortion publicly. According...

What Happens When a Woman Is Refused Abortion
What Happens When a Woman Is Refused Abortion
NEW STUDY

What Happens When a Woman Is Refused Abortion

So-called 'turnaways' don't fare as well as others, study suggests

(Newser) - Are women more likely to have better futures if they can terminate unwanted pregnancies? New research suggests this is in fact often the case: "There is a belief that access to abortion is important for equal opportunities for women and for their financial stability," researchers write in a...

School Board to Edit Abortion Out of Textbook

Arizona district says it doesn't comply with new state law

(Newser) - Students in an Arizona school district will soon be working with a biology textbook that has a page missing or at least blotted out. The board of Gilbert Public Schools has voted to redact the page because it discusses drug-induced abortions in a section on contraception, reports KTVK . As the...

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