Oklahoma Legislature Passes Strictest Abortion Ban in the U.S.

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The Republican-led legislature in Oklahoma passed a bill on May 19 banning abortions from the moment of fertilization, with some exceptions, making it the strictest abortion ban in the United States. With a vote of 73 to 16, the state …

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U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Abortion Rights Bill Ahead of Roe v. Wade Decision

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The United States Senate on May 11 failed to advance a Democrat-led bill that would preserve access to legal abortion nationwide ahead of a Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. The Senate rejected the Women’s Health Protection Act in …

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Louisiana Republicans Advance Bill That Would Classify Abortion as Homicide

Republican lawmakers in Louisiana advanced a bill that would classify abortion as a homicide, allowing prosecutors to potentially charge individuals who end a pregnancy with murder. A state House of Representatives subcommittee passed the Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act …

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Orders Investigation into Leak of Draft Opinion on Abortion

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United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts ordered an investigation into the leak of a draft opinion that suggested that majority is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights. In a statement on May …

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California to Propose Amendment to Protect Abortion Rights

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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the state will propose an amendment to “enshrine the right to choose” in the state’s constitution, following a leaked draft on a possible U.S. Supreme Court moves to remove abortion rights in …

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Report: Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion Suggests Majority Set to Overturn Roe v. Wade Decision

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A leaked United States Supreme Court draft opinion has suggested that the majority of the court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to abortion, Politico reported. “Roe was egregiously wrong from …

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Maryland Lawmakers Override Republican Governor, Expand Abortion Access

Maryland lawmakers have expanded the access to abortion, allowing trained medical professionals other than doctors to perform medical abortions amid the decision of the state’s governor to veto the bill. Under House Bill 937, known as the Abortion Care Access …

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Texas Prosecutor Drops Murder Charge Against Woman for ‘Self-Induced Abortion’

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A district attorney in Texas announced on April 10  that he will drop the murder charge against a woman who was arrested for allegedly causing “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion.” Starr County District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez …

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Oklahoma Passes Almost Total Abortion Ban

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Republican House lawmakers in Oklahoma passed an almost total abortion ban in the state. The bill criminalizing any abortion except for medical emergency cases will be handed to Governor Kevin Stitt, who vowed to sign anti-abortion bills. Senate Bill 612 …

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Police Find Five Fetuses in Home of Anti-Abortion Activist in Washington, D.C.

Police found five fetuses at the home of an anti-abortion activist in Washington, D.C. after a raid on March 30. Police told WUSA9 that officers received a tip about “potential bio-hazard material” in the Capitol Hill residence where Lauren Handy, …

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