These state attorneys general are finding successes that eluded them for years "Ferguson is one of several Democratic attorneys general moving aggressively on key social policy issues to blunt Republican initiatives across the country designed to loosen gun restrictions, outlaw abortion and curtail the rights of transgender residents..."
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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages, the justice rejected the theory that the leak had come from the right. "Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., the author of the majority opinion that overruled Roe v. Wade last June, told The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages that he had “a pretty good idea who is responsible” for leaking a draft of his opinion to Politico..."
The failure of strict new abortion laws to advance in two conservative-dominated legislatures on the same day this week signaled a mounting fear among some Republicans that abortion bans could lead to political backlash. " A near-total ban on abortion failed Thursday in South Carolina, just hours before a six-week ban fizzled in Nebraska. Abortion remains legal in both states until 22 weeks of pregnancy. In lengthy and often impassioned speeches on the South Carolina Senate floor, the state’s five female senators — three Republicans and two Democrats — decried what would have been a near-total ban on abortion. One, Sen. Sandy…
Demand the Slovak government refuse the bill to make legal gender recognition impossible "Transgender people have been able to access legal gender recognition in Slovakia for more than 40 years. The Slovak parliament is now proposing to change the legislation and make gender recognition impossible. They will vote on it in May 2023."
"If you're a woman in Wyoming whose rights are being restricted, you might need to get creative" said guest host Desi Lydie
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Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota has signed into law a near-total ban on abortion, becoming the latest Republican governor to adopt stringent antiabortion measures after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The law enacted Monday, one of the strictest in the country, will permit abortions in cases of rape and incest but only in the first six weeks of pregnancy. The law also makes an exception in the case of a “serious” physical health risk or to prevent death of the patient.
"A panel in Japan’s health ministry has approved the country’s first abortion pill, in a major step for reproductive rights decades after other countries made abortion medication widely available. The ministry’s pharmaceutical board granted approval on Friday..."
"House Republicans are abandoning a years-long push by their party to pass a federal abortion ban and are exploring other ways to advance their anti-abortion agenda – a remarkable shift that underscores how the GOP is wrestling with an issue that has become a political landmine for their party. In interviews with dozens of Republicans, the vast majority – even among the staunchest opponents of abortion– rejected the idea of Congress pursuing a national ban and said leadership has no plans on the horizon for it to be a centerpiece of their agenda, despite passing federal restrictions on the procedure in previous…
"Access to mifepristone, one of the two pills involved in a medication abortion, will be preserved for now after the Supreme Court blocked a federal judge's ruling in Texas while litigation continues..."
"The Supreme Court on Friday allowed full access to the abortion pill mifepristone, resolving for now a massive and fast moving conflict over the drug while the underlying lawsuit is decided..."
"Susan B Anthony Pro-Life America, a prominent anti-abortion political group, threatened Thursday to campaign against Donald Trump unless he endorsed a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a bold challenge that exposed the rift between the former president and some of his onetime allies..."