Bipartisan senators introduce bill to codify abortion rights

Bipartisan senators introduce bill to codify abortion rights

A bipartisan group of senators on Monday introduced legislation that would codify the right to an abortion into federal law, but it faces an uncertain future. The bill from Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) comes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion … Read more

CNN’s Zakaria calls Alito’s speech mocking foreign leaders ‘disgusting,’ ‘scandalous’

CNN’s Zakaria calls Alito’s speech mocking foreign leaders ‘disgusting,’ ‘scandalous’

CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday slammed Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for what he called a “disgusting” and “scandalous” speech last week criticizing foreign leaders who disagreed with his ruling on Roe V. Wade. Zakaria told Jim Acosta on CNN that Supreme Court justices are supposed to, at the very least, conduct themselves in … Read more

Women pump iron in San Francisco to steel for abortion-access struggle

Women pump iron in San Francisco to steel for abortion-access struggle

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — On Saturday, women at a San Francisco gym used their muscles to show strength for women in states that have restricted access to abortion. Danielle Repetti, the owner of the female-focused fitness studio Iron & Mettle in San Francisco, hosted a bench press competition that served as a fundraiser for the … Read more

Biden officials remind insurers they must cover birth control for free

Biden officials remind insurers they must cover birth control for free

Biden administration officials on Thursday reminded insurers that they are legally required to cover contraception services at no cost. The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued guidance reminding insurers of the legal obligation under ObamaCare to provide contraceptive coverage for free. Officials said the guidance was issued in response to increasing … Read more

Judge puts hold on North Dakota trigger law banning abortion

Judge puts hold on North Dakota trigger law banning abortion

FARGO, ND — A North Dakota judge on Wednesday put on hold the state’s trigger law banning abortion while a lawsuit moves forward that argues it violates the state constitution, leading the state’s attorney general to file a new certification that would shut down the clinic in 30 days. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick … Read more

Massachusetts lawmakers OK sweeping abortion access bill

Massachusetts lawmakers OK sweeping abortion access bill

BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers approved a sweeping abortion bill Tuesday aimed in part at building a firewall to protect access to the procedure after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month. The bill would protect abortion providers and people seeking abortions from actions taken by other states, including blocking the governor from … Read more

Court ruling paves way for Georgia’s six-week abortion ban to take effect

Court ruling paves way for Georgia’s six-week abortion ban to take effect

A six-week abortion ban can take effect in Georgia after a federal appeals court ruled that the previously blocked law is allowed to stand. The court on Wednesday issued an immediate stay of a lower court’s injunction, meaning the law can take effect right away. According to abortion rights advocates, the court took this action … Read more

Republicans Say They’re Not Coming For Gay Marriage. They Said That About Roe, Too.

Republicans Say They’re Not Coming For Gay Marriage.  They Said That About Roe, Too.

Before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Republicans repeatedly insisted that the 50-year precedent guaranteeing abortion rights was safe. In fact, they said this even as they were taking steps to overturn it. “I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is very minimal. I do not see that happening, ”Sen. … Read more

#BoycottWalgreens trends after people say they were denied birth control pills, condoms

#BoycottWalgreens trends after people say they were denied birth control pills, condoms

#BoycottWalgreens trended on Twitter after users shared stories of being denied birth control and condoms by pharmacists with a “moral objection” to their use. Abigail Martin, a TikTok creator with almost 900,000 followers, said in a video uploaded on her page earlier this month that a pharmacist told her they will not refill her birth … Read more