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Texas Supreme Court Reinstates Ban On Abortions

USA Today reports: The Texas Supreme Court today blocked a lower court order that allowed abortions to resume temporarily in the state, the latest twist in the ongoing legal battle over abortion rights in Texas. The justices partially granted an emergency motion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and said the state’s nearly century-old abortion ban can be enforced in …

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Dems Have Raised Over $80 Million Since Roe Overturn

The Associated Press reports: In the first week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion, Democrats and aligned groups raised more than $80 million, a tangible early sign that the ruling may energize voters. The massive $80 million fundraising haul was recorded by ActBlue, the Democrats’ online fundraising platform, which has a ticker …

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10 Year-Old Rape Victim Denied Abortion In Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: On Monday three days after the Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, took a call from a colleague, a child abuse doctor in Ohio. Hours after the Supreme Court action, the Buckeye state had outlawed any abortion after six weeks. Now this doctor had a …

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Google To Delete Tracking On Abortion Clinic Visits

The Verge reports: Google says it’ll start automatically deleting visits to abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters, weight loss clinics, and other potentially sensitive locations from users’ location histories in the coming weeks. In a blog post on Friday, the company says that the deletion will happen “soon after” the visit, once its systems have identified that a trip was made …

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NY Moves To Enshrine Abortion Rights In Constitution

Politico reports: New York legislators on Friday approved a long-stalled proposal to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution, making New York the latest state to pursue long-term protections in wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade reversal. The Assembly passed the broad state equal rights amendment, which would add explicit protections for New Yorkers to access abortion …

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Hate Group That Fights Buffer Zones Outside Abortion Clinics Has DC Office Inside New SCOTUS Buffer Zone

Rolling Stone reports: Soon after the draft of its decision stripping abortion rights got leaked, the Supreme Court resembled a fortress. The courthouse was ringed with eight-foot fencing and public streets and walkways near the grounds were closed to the public. There was thick irony in the fact that the high court justices had created a “buffer zone” to limit …

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Hate Group Drafts Model Legislation For States To Allow Private Citizens To Sue Helpers Of Out Of State Abortion

The Washington Post reports: Several national antiabortion groups and their allies in Republican-led state legislatures are advancing plans to stop people in states where abortion is banned from seeking the procedure elsewhere, according to people involved in the discussions. The idea has gained momentum in some corners of the antiabortion movement in the days since the Supreme Court struck down …

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County Judge Blocks Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Florida’s new ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy was blocked Thursday by a judge — a day before it was to go into effect. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled that the restriction would clash with earlier state Supreme Court rulings which concluded that abortion is protected by the Florida constitution’s right …

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Roe Overturn Spurs Surge In Vasectomy Requests

The Washington Post reports: Thomas Figueroa always knew he didn’t want children. Growing up in Central Florida, he remembers his classmates getting pregnant as early as middle school, and had considered getting a vasectomy for the past few years. But after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, he rushed to schedule one. He registered Monday for a …

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TX Fake Abortion Clinics Lie To Undercover Reporters

NBC News reports: Across the U.S., more than 2,500 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) provide free services and counseling for women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. They outnumber abortion clinics 3 to 1 nationwide, and as some states shutter clinics after Roe’s reversal, that ratio will grow. But when two NBC News producers visited state-funded CPCs in Texas to ask for counseling, …

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Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks Pre-Roe Abortion Ban

The Texas Tribune reports: Abortions up to about six weeks in pregnancy can resume at some clinics in Texas for now after a Harris County District Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that blocks an abortion ban that was in place before Roe v. Wade. “It is a relief that this Texas state court acted so quickly to …

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Instagram Also Removing Posts About Abortion Pills

The Associated Press reports: The AP obtained a screenshot on Friday of one Instagram post from a woman who offered to purchase or forward abortion pills through the mail, minutes after the court ruled to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion. “DM me if you want to order abortion pills, but want them sent to my address instead of …

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Facebook Bans Users Who Say They’ll Mail Abortion Pills

Vice News reports: Facebook is removing the posts of users who share status updates that say abortion pills can be mailed and in some cases temporarily banning those users. When exactly Facebook started removing these and similar posts is unclear. But Motherboard confirmed Facebook removed such posts on the same day that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the …

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Fox News Host: Roe v Wade “Wasn’t Really Overturned”

Media Matters has the transcript: Here’s the deal. Really Roe v. Wade wasn’t overturned. Roe v. Wade was fundamentally altered by a decision in 1992 — Roe was 1973 — called the Casey decision in Pennsylvania, which changed the trimester test and had the undue burden and viability test which they basically stole from Europe and from other kinds of …

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SD Gov Vows To Ban Telemedicine Calls On Abortion Pill

The Hill reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Sunday said she will ban telemedicine appointments with abortion care providers who prescribe pills online in the GOP-controlled state in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Noem told host Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that she brought a bill forward in her state …

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CBS Poll: Roe Ruling Makes Dems More Likely To Vote

CBS News reports: The American public is rendering its initial judgment on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and most disapprove of the ruling, including two-thirds of women who disapprove. By more than a 20-point margin, Americans call it a step backward rather than forward for America. And women, by more than three to one, think the ruling will make …

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RI Cop Arrested For Assault At Abortion Rights Rally

NBC News reports: An off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate was arrested on an assault charge after allegedly attacking his female opponent during an abortion rights protest Friday night. Providence police patrolman Jeann Lugo, 35, was arrested on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct, state police said Saturday night. Lugo turned himself in, was …

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Florida To Become Next Hot Spot In Abortion Battle

The Washington Post reports: In Florida, where residents in a half-dozen relatively liberal urban counties are continually locked in political duels with the conservatives who dominate much of the rest of the state, the debate over abortion rights is just getting started. IHow accessible abortion will remain in Florida could hinge on how DeSantis plays his competing political ambitions and …

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RI Cop Running As GOP Candidate Placed On Leave After Allegedly Assaulting Opponent At Abortion Rally

Providence’s CBS affiliate reports: A Providence police officer and political candidate has been placed on administrative leave after he reportedly assaulted a woman outside the Rhode Island State House Friday night. The Providence Police Department has confirmed that officer Jeann Lugo, a Republican who is running for state Senate, was placed on paid leave Saturday morning. Lugo, according to police, …

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Michigan Gov Files Motion To Block 1931 Abortion Ban

From Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer filed a motion urging the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately consider her lawsuit asking the court to decide if Michigan’s state constitution protects the right to abortion. “Today, I filed a motion urging the court to immediately take up my lawsuit to protect abortion in Michigan. We need to clarify that …

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