Abortion Remains Medically Safe for U.S. Women

No more harmful than an unwanted pregnancy Women who receive a wanted abortion often fare much better than those denied an abortion, added Diana Greene Foster, a professor with the University of California, San Francisco’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Foster cited the Turnaway Study, a long-term … Read more

Justices Seem Receptive to Bid to Stop Texas Abortion Law

Nov. 1, 2021 — During 3 hours of oral arguments on Monday, a seeming majority of Supreme Court justices appeared receptive to blocking a Texas law that essentially outlaws abortion after 6 weeks. They seemed less certain about whether the federal government, which is also challenging the law, was within its rights to sue Texas. … Read more

Supreme Court conservatives sound skeptical about parts of Texas abortion law during oral arguments

An abortion rights activist gave her name as Ofjohn as she stands in front of anti-abortion rights activists as justices hear arguments over a challenge to a Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 1, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters The Supreme Court … Read more

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in major cases on abortion and guns. Here’s what to know

A demonstrator holds up an abortion flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear a major abortion case on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters Abortion and guns are front and center as … Read more

Texas Abortion Law Gets Speedy High-Court Hearing Monday

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Friday, October 29, 2021 (Kaiser News) — The Supreme Court on Nov. 1 will hear oral arguments challenging the constitutionality of a new Texas abortion law — just days after agreeing to hear the case. That’s just one of many unusual things about the Texas law, which halted almost … Read more

Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

Oct. 19, 2021 The Department of Justice has filed a brief requesting the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily block a highly restrictive abortion law in Texas. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. has asked officials in Texas to file a response to the Justice Department by noon Thursday, meaning the High Court may act more … Read more

House passes bill to protect abortion rights in response to restrictive Texas law

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference about the House vote on H.R. 3755, the “Women’s Health Protection Act” legislation to “establish a federally protected right to abortion access” at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters House Democrats on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation to protect abortion … Read more

Salesforce offers to relocate employees and their families after Texas abortion law goes into effect

Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020. Adam Galica | CNBC Salesforce told thousands of employees in a Slack message on Friday that if they and their families are concerned about the ability to access reproductive care in the wake of Texas’ aggressive … Read more

Justice Department to announce lawsuit against Texas over law that bans nearly all abortions

Debra Sweet, holds up a sign as she joins people gathered for a reproductive rights rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall on September 01, 2021 in Downtown Brooklyn in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images The Department of Justice is expected to announce a lawsuit against Texas on Thursday over the state’s restrictive … Read more

Jen Psaki mocks Texas governor’s pledge to ‘eliminate’ rape amid criticism of abortion ban – video

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked for her response to Texas governor Greg Abbott’s latest defense of the six-week abortion ban in his state. Abbott pledged to ‘eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas’ when he was asked why rape and incest victims should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term. Psaki said in response: ‘If … Read more