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POLL: 77% Say SCOTUS Should Uphold Roe v Wade

NPR reports: More than three-quarters of Americans say they believe Roe v. Wade should be upheld, but a strong majority say they would like to see restrictions added to the ruling too, according to a new poll. An NPR/Marist poll released Friday found that 77 percent of respondents said the Supreme Court should uphold the landmark decision that established a …

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Pence Tells Trudeau: “Democrats Support Infanticide”

CNN reports: Vice President Mike Pence suggested Thursday that abortion rights activists support “infanticide,” echoing false claims made last month by President Donald Trump about doctors killing babies that have already been born. Speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during their talks Thursday in Canada, Pence said that while he appreciated the ability to speak candidly with Trudeau, he …

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LOUISIANA: Gov Signs “No Exceptions” Abortion Ban

ABC News reports: Louisiana has become the latest state to have a controversial abortion ban signed into law. The Louisiana House of Representatives passed the bill on Wednesday, sending it to the governor’s desk for signature in order for it to become law. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has been vocal in his support for an abortion ban and …

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Disney Threatens Georgia Boycott Over Abortion Ban

The New York Times reports: Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s highly restrictive abortion law is carried out. Iger’s comments were the strongest sign yet that Hollywood could pull back from Georgia, which has lured television and film producers with generous tax …

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POLL: Support For Abortion Rights Climbs To 58%

Reuters reports: Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. The poll found that 58% of American adults said abortion should be legal in most or all cases, up from 50% who said that in a …

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LA County Bans Alabama Travel Over Abortion Ban

The Birmingham News reports: Los Angeles County has instituted a one-year travel restriction to Alabama in response to the state’s new restrictive abortion law. HB 314 makes it a felony for doctors in Alabama to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, author of the travel measure, said the bill is nothing more than …

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Mississippi: GOP Abortion Ban Sponsor Arrested For Punching Wife For Not Undressing Quickly For Sex

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi’s governor and two other top Republicans say a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife. Second-term Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested last weekend and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. George County sheriff’s deputies say McLeod bloodied his wife’s nose after she didn’t undress quickly enough when McLeod wanted to have …

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Trump Calls For Exceptions In Abortion Ban Laws

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states. Trump’s comments come within days of Alabama passing a near-total abortion ban, putting in place the nation’s most restrictive law on the procedure. …

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RNC Chair Is “Personally” Opposed To AL Abortion Law

The Washington Post reports: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Friday that she personally opposes provisions in the new Alabama law that outlaws virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, but defended the range of views on abortion within her party. “Personally, I would have the exceptions,” McDaniel said during an interview on CNN. “That’s my …

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ALABAMA: GOP Gov Signs Bill To Criminalize Abortion

USA Today reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a near-total abortion ban Wednesday, putting in place one of the nation’s most restrictive laws on the procedure and all but guaranteeing legal challenges. The governor had been quiet about her intentions after the Alabama Senate gave final legislative approval to the bill Tuesday night. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation …

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Pat Robertson: Alabama Abortion Law Is Too “Extreme” And The Wrong Case To Bring Before SCOTUS [VIDEO]

Heavy reports: During Wednesday’s 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson said that the Alabama legislature has “gone too far,” in its proposed ban on abortion. Robertson is not faulting the state for its attempt to prevent abortions saying “God bless them,” but says its ban could be successfully challenged. “It’s an extreme law and they want to challenge Roe vs. Wade …

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Alabama Poised To Criminalize Nearly All Abortions

The New York Times reports: The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy. The legislation bans abortions at every stage of pregnancy and criminalizes the procedure for doctors, who could …

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Google Gave Free Ads To Catholic Anti-Abortion Group

The Guardian reports: Google has given tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to an anti-abortion group that runs ads suggesting it provides abortion services at its medical clinics, but actually seeks to deter “abortion-minded women” from terminating their pregnancies. The Obria Group, which runs a network of clinics funded by Catholic organizations, received a $120,000 Google advertising grant …

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Gillibrand Pledges To Only Nominate Pro-Roe Judges

Politico reports: Kirsten Gillibrand has pledged to only nominate judges who would uphold Roe v. Wade as settled legal precedent — a move that commits to a judicial litmus test and marks an unusual step for a presidential candidate. Gillibrand acknowledged that “traditionally, presidents and presidential candidates haven’t drawn lines in the sand on judicial appointments, to preserve the impartiality …

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Mike Pence Praises Gory Anti-Abortion Movie After Which Film’s Promoters Tweet Out #QAnon Hashtag

Mediaite reports: Vice President Mike Pence lavished praise on the anti-abortion film “Unplanned” just before organizers behind the movie promoted the QAnon conspiracy on Twitter. “Because you never know how long before the next Twitter suspension we ask that you follow us on your other social media platforms,” the “Unplanned” Twitter account wrote in a post in response to claims …

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HHS Grants $5.1 Million To Fake Abortion Clinics

From the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal blog: The founder of an organization of community care clinics that cater to women praises the Trump administration for deciding to give her group $5.1 million over three years for use in California, a grant that once might have gone to Planned Parenthood. “With this grant, the administration has opened up a new avenue …

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SCOTUS Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law In 5-4 Vote

The Wall Street Journal reports: A divided Supreme Court late on Thursday blocked Louisiana from implementing abortion regulations that could limit the availability of the procedure in the state, in an interim action that could set the stage for the court to weigh in on abortion rights in the near future. The court’s action, which split the justices 5 to …

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Resurfaced Video Shows Kellyanne Conway Threatening To Perform An Abortion On Feminists “With A Gun”

“I always love to say to those gender studies people, if you say ‘abortion’ or ‘stem cells’ or ‘guns’ one more time, I’m going to perform one of those on you because, with a gun, because you, by implication, are suggesting that women can’t do the math.” – Kellyanne Conway, in a 2007 speech to the College Republican National Committee, …

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Rush Limbaugh: Once Homosexuality Is Proven To Be Genetic, All Gay People Will Become Pro-Life Overnight

“Wait until it is discovered that homosexuality is genetic, and wait until prospective parents could be told that their child might be gay at birth. You know who’s going to do the fastest 180 from pro-choice to pro-life? The entire homosexual community is going to become pro-life overnight. I’m just telling you, you start cheapening life this way, and then …

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IOWA: “Fetal Heartbeat” Abortion Ban Struck Down

Reuters reports: Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” law, the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States, was declared unconstitutional Tuesday, as it violates the Iowa state constitution, a state judge ruled. Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the restriction in May 2018, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. …

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