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Jun 27, 2022

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights

By KEVIN McGILL, AMY FORLITI and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country Monday, as abortion foes looked to quickly enact statewide bans and the other side sought to buy more time. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday […]

Jun 24, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just […]

May 11, 2022

Reproductive rights message left outside Sen Collins’ home

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A message left in chalk outside Sen. Susan Collins’ home urged her to support the Democratic effort to codify Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion nationwide. Bangor police responded to the Republican senator’s home in Bangor Saturday evening after a neighbor noticed the […]

May 9, 2022

After leak, religious rift over legal abortion on display

By DEEPA BHARATH and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press The leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that could end or limit abortion access for millions has sent shockwaves through diverse faith communities. Opponents of abortion view it as morally wrong, and in conservative Christian corners, the draft opinion has sparked hope. However many members of […]

May 3, 2022

Possible overturning of Roe sends abortion fight to states

If the U.S. Supreme Court follows through on overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, it would quickly split the country into states with abortion access and those that outlaw it. Some states had already been preparing for the potential that the high court could weaken or overturn Roe. But […]

May 3, 2022

Biden blasts ‘radical’ Roe draft, warns other rights at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted a “radical” draft Supreme Court opinion that would throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling that has stood for a half century and warned that other rights including same-sex marriage and birth control are at risk if the court follows through. Across the […]

Feb 23, 2022

Appeals court upholds ruling blocking SC abortion law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that temporarily blocks the enforcement of South Carolina’s fetal heartbeat law, which would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The “South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act” is similar to abortion restriction laws previously passed in […]

Dec 1, 2021

Justices signal they’ll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the biggest challenge to abortion rights in decades, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled they would allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy and may even overturn the nationwide right that has existed for nearly 50 years. With hundreds of demonstrators outside chanting for and against, the […]

Jun 28, 2021

Discord over whether to halt South Carolina abortion case

COLUMBIA (AP) — The parties involved in a lawsuit over South Carolina’s new ban on almost all abortions disagree about how the case should be handled while the U.S. Supreme Court considers similar litigation from Mississippi. Those supporting the restrictions argue they should be allowed to collect information for their defense in the coming months. […]

May 18, 2021

Supreme Court to take up major abortion rights challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to a showdown over abortion in a case that could dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights. With three justices appointed by President Donald Trump part of a 6-3 conservative majority, the court is taking on a case about whether states can ban abortions […]

Mar 19, 2021

South Carolina judge: Abortions to continue during lawsuit

COLUMBIA (AP) — A lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new ban on most abortions is “likely to succeed,” a judge wrote Friday, ruling that abortions can continue until the lawsuit is resolved. Siding with a request from Planned Parenthood, the ruling from U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis essentially mirrors previous piecemeal extensions of an injunction […]

Mar 8, 2021

New S.C. abortion law remains on hold under judge’s order

COLUMBIA (AP) — A new South Carolina law banning abortions will stay on hold following a judge’s order on Friday to extend a temporary restraining order. U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis’ extension runs through March 19. Her original order, issued last month, had been set to expire at midnight on Friday. On Monday, Lewis […]

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