"One of the most widely used treatments for miscarriage is in jeopardy. “Once I found out that the baby inside me was no longer viable, I didn’t want to just walk around carrying the emotional trauma of that,” said Phillips, a 41-year-old single mother of three from North Brookfield, Mass. “You just kind of want it finished. And the medication works pretty quickly.” But the future of this common miscarriage treatment is in peril. The pill, mifepristone, is used in abortions, making it a target..."
"With abortion now effectively banned in 15 states, many Americans are crossing state lines to legally end pregnancies. Friday, the first state law aimed at ending that option for anyone under 18 went into effect in Idaho..."
The North Carolina state Senate on Thursday passed a 12-week abortion ban that is almost certain to become law in the state. Why it matters: Gov. Roy Cooper (D) plans to veto the bill, but Republicans, who hold a veto-proof supermajority in the legislature, have said they plan to override him.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and state lawmakers pose for photos at a bill-signing ceremony on May 3, 2023, in Annapolis. Maryland Democratic Gov. Wes Moore signed bills into law Wednesday that enshrine abortion rights and protect gender-affirming care
With abortion rights in peril, Massachusetts officials vow to fight for reproductive justice
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) joined Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, MD (D-Wash.-08) in reintroducing legislation to protect medical providers in states like New Jersey – where abortion care remains legal – from Republicans’ attempts to restrict their practice and create uncertainty about their legal liability.
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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.