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Abortion in Mexico: Fight for rights just beginning, women say

BBC
In 1999, aged 13, Paulina was raped and was left pregnant by a man who broke into her family’s home. Following the brutal attack, she sought an abortion, fully legal in Mexico in cases of rape. However, Paulina was harangued by conservative doctors, state officials and priests who put up......

Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

New York Times
 “The legal  limbo is  excruciating  for both patients and our clinic staff,” she said. “Lack of access to safe abortion care is harming our families and communities and will have lasting effects on Texas for decades to come. We’ve had to turn hundreds of patients away since this ban took......

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion case, lets ban remain

Reuters
Oct 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on Nov. 1 a challenge to a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on the procedure and lets private citizens enforce it – a case that could dramatically curtail abortion access in the United States if......

Abortion, schools take center stage in Virginia governor’s election ad wars

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia for a second term, answers questions from reporters after casting his ballot during early voting at the Fairfax County Government Center October 13, 2021 in Fairfax, Virginia. Win McNamee |......

The Supreme Court will hear a new challenge to Texas’ restrictive abortion law

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pro-choice activists hold a banner outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a Texas law that bans most......

Supreme Court should block Texas abortion law and reject bids to overturn Roe v. Wade, DOJ says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pro-choice activists march past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Supreme Court should block the enforcement of a restrictive Texas abortion law and preserve Roe......

Jamie Lynn Spears Says Parents Pushed Abortion, Warned Giving Birth Would Ruin Career

Jamie Lynn Spears says she went through hell when pregnant at 16, and her parents and team were a driving force behind her misery … pushing adoption, abortion and going to great lengths to hide her from the public. We’ve obtained several snippets from Spears’ upcoming book “Things I Should......

‘Protesters demand ‘legal abortion without apology’ at Detroit women’s march

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — Abortion rights activists rallied in downtown Detroit on Saturday calling for supporters to stand up and fight “tooth and nail” to protect reproductive rights of women. Speakers and sign-holders gathered outside 36th District Court targeted the nation’s most restrictive......

Texas rally launches day of U.S. protests against abortion restrictions

Reuters
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Women’s rights advocates gathered at the Texas Capitol on Saturday to protest against the country’s most restrictive abortion law, launching a series of 660 marches around the United States in support of reproductive freedom. A crowd of more than 1,000 protesters assembled in sweltering......

Supporters of Abortion Rights Struggle to Gain Marchers and Momentum

New York Times
Last fall, Hannah Dasgupta spent her days focused on politics, channeling her fear and anger over President Donald J. Trump into activism. Worried about the future of abortion rights, among other issues, during the Trump administration, she joined a group of suburban Ohio women who were working to elect Democrats.......

Biden administration asks judge to halt strict Texas abortion law

Reuters
Oct 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday urged a judge to block a near-total ban on abortion imposed by Texas – the strictest such law in the nation – in a key moment in the ferocious legal fight over abortion access in the United States. The U.S.......

Judge questions Texas abortion ban’s controversial enforcement mechanism

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here US District Judge Robert Pitman is holding a hearing Friday to consider the Justice Department’s request, in its lawsuit challenging the abortion ban, for a preliminary injunction blocking the law. The law’s design has stymied previous attempts by clinics......

Guns, God and abortion are on the Supreme Court’s docket this term: Here’s a preview of what to expect

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Television news photographers prepare to cover the final opinions of the current court’s term at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. July 1, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The Supreme Court’s new term starts next week, but its......

A Congresswoman’s Story: Raped at 17, ‘I Chose to Have an Abortion’

New York Times
The debate over abortion rights has flared up again on Capitol Hill after the Supreme Court refused earlier this month to block a Texas law prohibiting most abortions. With other states rushing to enact similar restrictions, and the court, now dominated by conservatives, preparing to take up a case that......

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