New Jersey bills aim to make abortion more affordable and expand protections for out-of-state travelers

New Jersey residents will retain access to abortion, as Governor Phil Murphy enshrined the right to abortion in state law in January ahead of the Supreme Court’s final decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In the months since Murphy signed the “Reproductive Freedom of Choice Act,” the governor and several other Democratic lawmakers have sought … Read more

South Dakota Governor Says She Will Ban Abortion Pills Without Punishing Women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican governor of South Dakota pledged Sunday to ban mail-order sales of abortion pills, but said women should not be prosecuted for seeking them. In apparent defiance of Justice Department legal advice after the Supreme Court last week struck down constitutional abortion protections for women, Kristi Noem has indicated in national … Read more

Biden will address the reversal of Roe v. Wade as Democrats consider way forward on abortion rights – CBS Detroit

(CNN) – President Joe Biden is due to speak Friday afternoon on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to abortion, according to the White House. The White House has been preparing for the ruling from the nation’s highest court, which was announced Friday morning, and has been … Read more

Fight against abortion pills takes shape in post-Roe America

Even before the Supreme Court reversed Roe vs. Wade as of last week, Republican-controlled states were already trying to restrict access to abortion pills. Among them was South Dakota, whose governor, Kristi Noem, vowed on Sunday to go even further now that America’s legal abortion rights have been overturned and left to the states to … Read more

Reaction to SCOTUS abortion ruling reveals deep political divisions: poll

A new poll reveals deep political divisions in the country over the overturning of Roe v. Wade – with about 77% of Democrats calling him a “step backwards” and 64% of Republicans seeing him as a “step forward.” Only 13% of Democrats said they viewed Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision as a “step forward,” as … Read more

Texas trigger law hasn’t gone into effect yet, so why are abortion clinics closing? – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

There are still weeks to go before a Texas trigger law takes effect criminalizing abortion after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade Friday. Yet abortion clinics in the state have already closed, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has declared abortion now illegal in the Lone Star State, which the attorney says of … Read more

Rallies and marches held in North Texas after Roe v. Wade – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Hundreds of people gathered in North Texas this weekend in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade, who guaranteed women the right to abortion. A rally was held at Main Street Garden in Dallas. Originally slated to address several different topics, access to abortion became the main … Read more

Abortion rights supporters take to city streets across the country after Friday’s bombing

WASHINGTON — People lined the Supreme Court for a second day in a row — expressing their anger over Friday’s bombing from the heavily fortified temple of American law. “Sam Alito is from New Jersey, he wrote this opinion – he’s a radical extremist who is out of touch with 90% of this country, and … Read more

What the Newspapers Say – June 26

J he Sunday newspapers are driven by the Prime Minister’s hopes for a third term in Parliament. The Observer reports that Boris Johnson’s insistence he was ‘actively considering’ fighting the next two general elections has been described as ‘delusional’ by senior Tories. The Sunday Telegraph says the Prime Minister is set to impose new steel … Read more

New protests as the new reality of abortion in the United States takes shape

WOMEN DEAD BY ABORTION Friday’s protests were mostly uneventful – although police fired tear gas at protesters in Phoenix, Arizona and the town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a pickup truck drove through a group of protesters, rolling over a woman’s foot. In Washington on Saturday, the scene was once again mostly peaceful — save for … Read more