Category: abortion access

  • Democrats push to expand abortion access in blue states

    Abortion rights for millions of women will be at risk if the Supreme Court this summer overturns the Roe v. Wade decision — a likelihood given the lead of a draft decision suggesting a majority of five justices are ready to do so. Yet Democrats in a number of states are actually moving to expand […]

  • 58 percent of Americans want federal law making abortion legal: poll

    The majority of Americans want a federal law making abortion legal, according to a new poll that follows the leak of a draft opinion from the Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe vs. Wade.  The poll from CBS News and YouGov showed 58 percent of U.S. adults favored making abortion legal, while 42 percent opposed it. […]

  • Ocasio-Cortez: Supreme Court ‘isn’t just coming for abortion’

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday warned progressives that the Supreme Court “isn’t just coming for abortion” after a leak of a Supreme Court draft ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade. “As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on which includes gay […]

  • Here are the states that have passed laws restricting and enshrining abortion access

    The abortion fight is coming to a head this year, as the Supreme Court is set to decide the legality of a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi.  While the case sits in front of the conservative-majority court, abortion advocates and opponents are gearing up for a new battlefield: state legislatures.  Republican and Democratic states have […]

  • DeSantis signs 15-week abortion ban

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday signed a 15-week abortion ban that does not include exceptions for incest, rape or human trafficking. “We are here today to protect life. We are here today to defend those who can’t defend themselves,” DeSantis said at an event marking the signing of the bill. DeSantis indicated that […]

  • White House presses Congress for action in wake of new Oklahoma abortion ban

    The White House on Tuesday called on Congress to pass legislation to codify Roe v. Wade in response to the Oklahoma abortion law, which makes it a felony to perform an abortion. The Women’s Health Protection Act “would shut down these attacks and codify this long-recognized, constitutional right,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said […]