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Thomas Calls Abortion Draft Leak “Tremendously Bad”

Politico reports: Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving sitting member of the Supreme Court, declared Friday that the publication of a draft majority opinion on abortion has permanently damaged trust within the nation’s highest court and is a symptom of a broader decline in America’s institutions. “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad,” Thomas declared during …

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TOMORROW: Abortion Rights Rallies Nationwide

USA Today reports: Protests against the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion to overturn the nearly 50-year precedent set by Roe v. Wade are set to culminate Saturday with a nationwide “day of action” featuring marches, rallies and speakers in dozens of cities. The “Bans Off Our Bodies” daylong event is organized by groups including Women’s March, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, …

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Louisiana Axes Murder Charge From Anti-Abortion Bill

New Orleans’ NBC News affiliate reports: Louisiana women who have abortions will not be pressed with criminal charges according to a revision of House Bill 813, that was discussed by lawmakers Thursday. The House passed an amendment 65 to 26, replacing the controversial bill. House Bill 813 by north Louisiana Representative Danny McCormick [photo] passed favorably out of committee by …

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Senate Rejects Bid To Codify Roe V Wade In 49-51 Vote

The New York Times reports: “Where’s the tolerance? Where’s compassion? Where’s the humanity?” Mr. Sasse asked on the Senate floor as he accused Democrats of promoting “brutal indifference hiding behind euphemisms” by holding on to abortion rights instead of policies that would help mothers, babies and children. “What laws are these states prepared to pass?” Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat …

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Man In FDNY Shirt Heckles Roe Protesters: “You Have No Choice, Your Body Is Mine, You’re Having My Baby”

Newsweek reports: A viral video showing a man telling abortion rights protesters that “your body is mine” and “you’re having my baby” has sparked outrage on social media. The Supreme Court leak prompted many more protesters than usual to gather outside the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Saturday. Closed captions on the clip described the man …

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New CBS News Poll: 64% Say Hands Off Roe V Wade

Axios reports: Most people who support upholding Roe v. Wade view its possible overturn as a danger to women, and think that development would put other rights in jeopardy, a CBS News poll out Sunday indicates. Almost two-thirds (64%) of respondents believe the Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade, per the poll — of those, 82% believe overturning it …

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Protesters Rally Outside Homes Of Kavanaugh, Roberts

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: Rain did not stop dozens of pro-choice protesters that took to the streets of Chevy Chase, Md. to pay a visit to the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “You don’t get to take away my bodily autonomy and get enjoy your Saturday at home. You can do one or …

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Generic Poll Shows Voters Prefer Pro-Choice Democrats Over Anti-Abortion Republican Candidates By 13 Points

Yahoo News reports: A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, one of the first to be conducted entirely after the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s controversial draft opinion, suggests that Republicans risk overplaying their hand on abortion ahead of the 2022 midterms — and that Democrats could benefit if the hot-button issue is on the ballot. The survey of 1,577 U.S. adults, …

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Tesla To Pay Travel Costs For Staff Seeking Abortions

NBC News reports: Tesla is covering travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions, joining the ranks of major companies who’ve introduced a similar policy to benefit workers affected by new restrictions in the past few months. The company said in its 2021 “ Impact Report ” released Friday that it expanded its Safety Net program and health insurance offerings last …

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National Review: Issue Abortion Ruling “Immediately”

From the editors of the right wing National Review: If the leaked opinion truly reflects the majority decision, that decision — as refined to this point — should be issued immediately as such. Publication would avoid the scandalous appearance that the Court’s rulings could be swayed by leaks and political pressure. Justices who plan to dissent could still do so …

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POLL: Majority Oppose Overturning Abortion Rights

ABC News reports: Amid reports of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that majorities of Americans support upholding Roe, say abortion should be legal in all or most cases and — by a wide margin — see abortion as a decision to be made by a woman and her …

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Biden Calls On Congress To Codify Right To Abortion

The New York Times reports: President Biden called on Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation codifying the right to abortion established by Roe v. Wade even as the Supreme Court appeared poised to reverse the landmark ruling, but implicitly acknowledged that his side would need more votes to make that happen. “If the court does overturn Roe, it will fall …

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BREAKING: Leaked Draft Opinion Shows Supreme Court Has Voted To Strike Down Landmark Roe V Wade Ruling

Politico reports: The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO. The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 …

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Oklahoma Governor Gets Bill Banning All Abortions

The Washington Post reports: The Oklahoma Senate on Thursday approved a Republican bill that would outlaw abortion, putting the state on track to be the first in the nation to enact a total abortion ban once the GOP governor signs the measure into law. Coming ahead of a highly anticipated Supreme Court decision on abortion expected this summer, the Oklahoma …

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Five Fetuses Found At Home Of Anti-Abortion Activist Just Indicted By DOJ For Blockading DC Abortion Clinic

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: Police discovered five fetuses at the home of an anti-abortion activist in Capitol Hill on Wednesday, the department has confirmed to WUSA9. Officers responded shortly after noon to a home on the 400 block of 6th Street SE to investigate a tip about potential bio-hazard material in the residence. Once inside, they located the …

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DOJ Indicts Nine For Blockading DC Abortion Clinic

From the Justice Department: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia today announced a two-count indictment charging Lauren Handy, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia; Jonathan Darnel, 40, of Arlington, Virginia, Jay Smith, 32, of Freeport, New York; Paulette Harlow, 73, of Kingston, Massachusetts; Jean Marshall, …

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US Women’s Soccer Team Wins $24M Settlement

The Washington Post reports: Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and other members of the U.S. women’s national team reached a $24 million settlement with their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, over claims that they had been systematically underpaid for years compared with the men’s team.  The settlement, announced Tuesday, ends a landmark case over gender discrimination, one that could resonate throughout …

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Colombian Constitutional Court Decriminalizes Abortion

The New York Times reports: Having an abortion is no longer a crime under Colombian law, the country’s top court on constitutional matters ruled on Monday, in a decision that paves the way for the procedure to become widely available across this historically conservative, Catholic country. The ruling by Colombia’s Constitutional Court follows years of organizing by women across Latin …

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FDA Permanently Lifts Restriction On Abortion Pills

The New York Times reports: The federal government on Thursday permanently lifted a major restriction on access to abortion pills. It will allow patients to receive the medication by mail instead of requiring them to obtain the pills in person from specially certified health providers. The decision, by the Food and Drug Administration, comes as the Supreme Court is considering …

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Supreme Court Rules Abortion Providers May Sue Texas

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has ruled that Texas abortion providers can sue over the state’s ban on most abortions, but the justices are allowing the law to remain in effect. The court acted Friday, more than a month after hearing arguments over the law that makes abortion illegal after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo. The …

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