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Texas Doctor Who Performed Abortion Gets What He Wanted

2 lawsuits filed against Dr. Alan Braid

(Newser) - The Texas doctor who performed an abortion in defiance of the state's new "heartbeat law" said he wanted to make sure the law was tested in court. He's getting his wish. Two lawsuits have been filed against Dr. Alan Braid, the first tests of the legislation, the...

John Roberts Joins Liberals, but Abortion Law Stands

Supreme Court leaves legislation in place that greatly restricts abortions in Texas

(Newser) - A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state, the AP reports. The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers...

Most Restrictive Abortion Law in the Nation Takes Effect

This is the first time a 6-week abortion ban has taken effect in the US, even briefly

(Newser) - A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold . If allowed to remain in force, the law would be the most dramatic restriction on abortion rights in the...

Texas Valedictorian's Speech Switch Makes Waves

Paxton Smith says she could not stay silent

(Newser) - The commencement speech that Lake Highlands High School valedictorian Paxton Smith planned to give—and that administrators approved—had to do with media and content consumption. But in light of the "heartbeat" abortion bill her home state of Texas just signed into law, which will essentially ban all abortions...

Texas Law Allows Private Citizens to Enforce Abortion Ban

Gov. Abbott signs 'heartbeat' bill into law

(Newser) - "This bill ensures that every unborn child who has a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday as he signed one of the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bills into law. The measure bans abortion as early as six weeks,...

Georgia's 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Blocked

At least temporarily, by a federal judge

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states. The law signed in May by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can...

Judge Blocks Ohio's 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban

At least temporarily; his ruling halts the planned July 11 enforcement

(Newser) - A federal judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected on Wednesday, siding with abortion clinics that had argued the law would effectively end the procedure in the state, the AP reports. The ruling by US District Judge Michael Barrett halts the July 11...

University to Donor Fighting Abortion Law: Here's Your $21.5M Back

Hugh Culverhouse Jr. has been calling for boycott of University of Alabama

(Newser) - Lots of people are upset about the passing of a law in Alabama almost totally banning abortion, none more so than Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Now the trustees at the University of Alabama are set to return the $21.5 million Culverhouse has donated to the school after the donor called...

Judge Rules on State's Abortion Law: 'Here We Go Again'

Judge Carlton Reeves places temporary block on 'heartbeat' law in Mississippi

(Newser) - "Here we go again." Those were the words of Judge Carlton Reeves as he handed down a new ruling on Mississippi's "heartbeat" abortion law, and his decision didn't come down on the side of the state. The AP reports Reeves issued a ruling Friday that...

2 Big Names Just Filed Suit Over 'Extreme' Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood, ACLU are behind complaint on Alabama's near-total ban

(Newser) - As states across the country have started passing more restrictive abortion laws , one has now been hit with a federal lawsuit, with two big names behind it. NBC News reports Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint Friday over Alabama's so-called "heartbeat" law , which...

Alyssa Milano Defends Her Controversial Idea
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Her Controversial Idea

Alyssa Milano Defends Her Controversial Idea

Actress taking flak for her 'sex strike' proposal in response to Georgia abortion law

(Newser) - Georgia's new "heartbeat bill," as well as other laws around the country targeting abortion rights, has created a whole new maelstrom swirling around a very vocal TV star. Last week, Charmed actress Alyssa Milano went online to propose women go on a "sex strike" to protest...

Georgia Now Has One of the Strictest Abortion Laws in US

'We will see Governor Kemp in court'

(Newser) - One, two, three—and now, four. Georgia has passed a bill banning abortions after a detectable fetal "heartbeat," making it the fourth US state to pass such a law this year, per Vox . "All life has value, all life matters and all life is worthy of protection,...

'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Is Now Law in Ohio

It's one of the country's toughest abortion laws

(Newser) - A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a long-sought victory for abortion opponents that drew an immediate constitutional challenge. In signing the heartbeat bill, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine broke...

Celebs Threaten State Over New Abortion Bill

Alyssa Milano spearheads petition against Georgia's 'heartbeat' bill

(Newser) - Hollywood has Georgia on its mind—and not in a good way. Fifty actors have signed a petition threatening to urge film and TV production away from the state if it passes a new abortion bill, the Huffington Post reports. Alyssa Milano spearheaded the petition, which says "billions of...

Abortion Rights Groups Win Reprieve in Iowa

Judge agrees to temporarily block most restrictive abortion law in US, set to go into effect July 1

(Newser) - A judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups. Attorneys for the state and Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said during a court hearing that they...

Ohio's Abortion 'Heartbeat Bill' Now on John Kasich's Desk

Bill would ban abortions after fetal heartbeat is detected if governor signs it

(Newser) - Gov. John Kasich has a new bill on his desk, and if he signs it, Ohio will have the toughest abortion laws in the US, USA Today reports. The "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is found (sometimes as early as six weeks ), doesn'...

N. Dakota Bans Abortions If There's a Heartbeat

Gov. Jack Dalrymple signs bill

(Newser) - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation that would ban most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The Republican governor also signed into law another measure that would makes North Dakota the first to ban...

Need Viagra? Ohio Pol Wants Notarized Letter

...from your sex partner, attesting to your impotency

(Newser) - It's certainly not the first bill to be presented as a foil to the abortion- and contraception-related bills coursing through America's legislatures, but it is an amusing one. Ohio Democrat Nina Turner last week introduced Senate Bill 307, which would make getting Viagra a pretty big ordeal. A...

Oklahoma Senate Passes Abortion Heartbeat Bill

Doctors would have to tell women they can listen to fetus

(Newser) - A state bill that would require doctors to notify women they have the option of listening to the heartbeat of the fetus before abortion has passed the Oklahoma Senate and will move on to the House for expected passage there, reports Reuters . The original incarnation of the bill required women...

Fetuses to 'Testify' in Ohio Abortion Bill Debate

Abortion rights supporters, however, won't be allowed to speak

(Newser) - A pair of fetuses—one of them nine weeks old, the other 11 weeks—will “testify” today in a committee debate over an Ohio bill that would ban abortions if the fetus has a heartbeat . Faith2Action, the Christian pro-life group coordinating the "appearance," boasts that they’ll...

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