Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Has Blunt Message For ‘Old White Men’ On Abortion

"Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) called on “old white men” to listen to women on abortion Thursday after Kamala Harris visited a Planned Parenthood clinic in his state, a stop believed to be a first to such a facility by a U.S. president or vice president. Walz, who signed bills that enshrined the right to abortion into state law last year, joined Harris on her historic visit as she declared a “very serious health crisis” facing the country in remarks that highlighted Democrats making reproductive rights a key issue ahead of the 2024 election....."
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Iowa Supreme Court says the block on the state’s strict abortion law can be appealed

"Gov. Kim Reynolds can proceed with an appeal on a temporary block on the state’s new, restrictive abortion law, the Iowa Supreme Court said Tuesday. Reynolds announced her intentions to appeal last week and said it was “just a matter of time” before lawyers for the state filed the request, which they did Friday. The Iowa Supreme Court had to say whether the request could move forward...."
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Arizona governor asked to rescind executive order limiting prosecution of abortion-related cases

"Twelve of Arizona’s 15 county attorneys are calling for Gov. Katie Hobbs to rescind her recent executive order that limits them from prosecuting abortion-related cases. “The governor’s office should not interfere with the discretion of prosecutors in fulfilling their duties as elected officials,” said the attorneys’ letter sent to Hobbs late Monday. “Whether this was the intended purpose, the result is an unnecessary and unjustified impingement on the duties and obligations of elected county attorneys in Arizona.”...."
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North Carolina lawmakers send governor last-minute changes to state’s recently passed abortion law

"The North Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that includes some last-minute changes to the state’s recently passed abortion law. The Republican-controlled legislature sent the bill to the Democratic governor’s desk, just a day before a federal judge is set to hear a motion seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the abortion law from taking effect. The new law, which bans most abortions after 12 weeks, is set to go into effect on July 1...."
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North Carolina lawmakers to decide on governor’s veto of 12-week abortion ban

"North Carolina’s Republican-majority state legislature will vote today on whether to overturn Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a 12-week abortion ban. The move could deal a fresh blow to one of the last bastions of abortion access in the south, which has been significantly curtailed after the supreme court overturned Roe v Wade last year...."
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