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Tag Archives: Roe v. Wade

House Passes Legislation To Protect Abortion Rights

Nancy Pelosi

The House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act on Friday as part of the Democrats’ efforts to protect abortion rights established under the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. As a federal law, the bill would overrule and pre-empt restrictive abortion-related laws at the state level, such as Texas’ …

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20 States Are Challenging South Carolina Abortion Ban

Attorneys General in 20 states and Washington D.C. on Wednesday filed an amicus brief in support of a legal challenge against South Carolina’s controversial abortion ban. The Attorneys General says that the fetal heartbeat law is unconstitutional and harms women. “The unlawful efforts by South Carolina and other states to …

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States Besides Texas With Restrictive Abortion Laws

abortion protest

Abortion is legal in the U.S. thanks to Roe v. Wade–but abortion laws and restrictions vary by state. There has been a record number of measures restricting access already passed this year, reproductive health research organization the Guttmacher Institute has said. A total of 19 states have enacted 97 restrictions …

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Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Controversial Abortion Bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

A federal judge blocked Arkansas’ controversial abortion bill on Tuesday. The Court wants to consider the challenge to its constitutionality. The bill would have been effective starting Friday. “Since the record at this stage of the proceedings indicates that women seeking abortions in Arkansas face an imminent threat to their …

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Democrats Reintroduce The Women’s Health Protection Act

Congressional Democrats have reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect abortion access around the United States. The bill was first introduced in 2013. The federal legislation would codify Roe v. Wade in law and establish the legal right to abortion in all 50 states under federal law. The legislation guarantees …

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