Category: abortion rights

  • Pelosi foreshadows upcoming abortion rights protests against Supreme Court

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday kicked off this upcoming weekend of abortion rights protests, pledging to counter efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade. “House Democrats are here on the steps of the United States Capitol, across from the Supreme Court to say to the Supreme Court and to the Senate, hands off women’s […]

  • NPR reporter says ‘leading theory’ on SCOTUS leak is conservative clerk

    A clerk for a conservative justice is the “leading theory” amid intense speculation about who released a draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, showing the court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio (NPR). Totenberg said on ABC’s “This Week” that the prevailing […]

  • 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. […]

  • ‘Jane Roe’ daughter: Overturning Roe v. Wade ‘could take us back 50 years’

    The eldest daughter of the woman who brought Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court in 1973 warned on Tuesday that overturning the landmark decision that established the constitutional right to an abortion “could take us back fifty years.” Melissa Mills, the eldest daughter of Norma McCorvey, who was known as “Jane Roe,” said in […]

  • Democratic governors urge Congress to codify Roe v. Wade in light of draft opinion

    A coalition of 17 Democratic governors sent a letter to Congress Tuesday urging U.S. lawmakers to codify Roe v. Wade to protect the right to abortion access following a draft opinion leaked from the Supreme Court that would overturn the landmark ruling. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D), who is leading the coalition, shared the Tuesday […]

  • 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 […]

  • Harassment of women undergoing abortions outlawed in Spain

    Spain has made it a crime to harass or intimidate women who are headed to receive an abortion under new legislation passed Wednesday by the nation’s Senate, CBS News reports. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialist Party proposed the legislation, which will officially go into effect in the coming days. The law, translated by CBS […]

  • Advocates sound the alarm on abortion rights ahead of midterms

    Progressives and advocates are sounding the alarm about strict abortion bans across the country and want Democrats to make abortion a major issue ahead of the midterm elections. Inspired by Texas, red states are moving rapidly to restrict abortion access. Arizona and Kentucky voted to approve a 15-week abortion ban. Idaho recently banned abortion after […]