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Politics: Nation's largest abortion protest could be last under Roe

Texas abortion ban remains in effect after appeals court ruling

  Texas abortion ban remains in effect after appeals court ruling A federal appeals court rejected a Texas abortion clinics' request to return their challenge against the state's controversial abortion ban, leaving in place the strictest ban in the country.The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily transferred the case to the Republican-controlled Texas Supreme Court in a 2 to 1 decision, according to the Washinton Post, postponing the decision for months. The move will allow the Texas abortion ban, which has led to a large reduction of abortions in the state, to remain in place.The ban restricts access to an abortion after about six weeks into pregnancy, a time when a lot of women do not know they're pregnant yet.

Washington protesters marched to the U. S . Supreme Court two days before the court reconvenes for a session in which the justices will consider a Mississippi case that could enable them to overturn abortion rights established in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case. If the court overturns the 1, already denied a request from abortion and women' s health providers to block enforcement of the Texas law. "It' s cruel and it' s sure as hell not Christian," Kenya Martin, of the nonprofit Abortion Care Network told several thousand Washington protesters . Under sunny skies, the demonstrators carried

The Supreme Court heard last December Dobbs v. Jackson Women’ s Health Organization, challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi’ s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018, posing a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade. Should the Mississippi law be found constitutional, the Roe v. Wade era, after a Looking back over the last half-century that abortion has been part of our national culture, it is difficult to imagine how anyone can see anything but the damage that this decision has done to our nation and to our national soul. The most obvious statistic to consider is the some 63 million children whose lives

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The largest anti-abortion rally in the U.S. returns Friday with thousands of expected protesters in Washington who feel within reach of their goal for the last 49 years: a sweeping rollback of abortion rights.

A stage in place for the March for Life rally is reflected on a wet camera stand on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The March for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press A stage in place for the March for Life rally is reflected on a wet camera stand on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The March for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

“My hopes have been dashed many times, but I have never felt like this,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life.

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Overturning Roe v Wade would theoretically make abortion illegal in Louisiana. This is because it is one of four states to have so-called "trigger laws" already in place. These are laws which lie in wait, only coming into effect after another law or ruling is amended or overturned. Twenty-nine states now have enough restrictions to be considered hostile to abortion rights by the research group Guttmacher Institute. Nationwide, the number of clinics has plunged in the last decade. Seven states are now down to just one. Meanwhile, opponents of abortion protest outside of clinics, trying to persuade patients

The Supreme Court is taking up a case on Mississippi’ s ban on abortion that could have far-reaching effects. The Center for Reproductive Rights projects that abortion would likely remain legal but could be under threat in Colorado, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Virginia if Roe is overturned, as the liberal-leaning states do not have many restrictions on abortion , but also do not yet have express legal protections for it.

The March for Life, for decades an annual protest against abortion, arrives this year as the Supreme Court has indicated it will allow states to impose tighter restrictions on abortion with a ruling in the coming months — and possibly overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that affirmed the constitutional right to an abortion.

The rally, held on the anniversary of the Roe decision, is taking place in amid a COVID-19 surge that is expected to limit turnout at the National Mall. Some abortion opponents posted on the event's Facebook page that they will not attend because of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for people going to restaurants and other places in the District of Columbia.

The pandemic has not dampened the optimism of a resurgent anti-abortion movement that sees a new Texas law banning most abortions as a sign of things to come, and who say they are not done fighting for restrictions even if the Supreme Court's conservative majority rules in their favor later this year.

Activists press companies on abortion with Roe v. Wade at stake

  Activists press companies on abortion with Roe v. Wade at stake Institutional investors with a combined $11.8 billion in assets launched a coordinated effort to pressure The Home Depot Inc. and more than a dozen other companies on the disparity between their public support for women in the workplace and contributions to lawmakers who want to restrict abortion access. Fund managers including the Employees’ Retirement System […] The post Activists press companies on abortion with Roe v. Wade at stake appeared first on Roll Call.

In medical parlance, " abortion " can refer to either miscarriage or abortion until the fetus is viable. In an age where the leading doctors in the nation were attempting to standardize the medical The legal position prior to Roe v. Wade was that abortion was illegal in 30 states and legal under certain

Roe v. Wade has proved controversial, and Americans remain divided in their support for a woman’ s right to choose an abortion . Since the 1973 ruling, many states have imposed restrictions on abortion rights. While American women with the financial means could obtain abortions by traveling to other countries where the procedure was safe and legal, or pay a large fee to a U. S . doctor willing to secretly perform an abortion , those options were out of reach to McCorvey and many other women.

Rain falls on a stage in place for the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The U.S. Capitol Dome is seen in the distance. The March for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press Rain falls on a stage in place for the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The U.S. Capitol Dome is seen in the distance. The March for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

At least 26 states are in line to further limit abortion access if Roe is weakened or overturned, according to abortion rights groups. In December, the court indicated in a major case that it would uphold a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and allow states to ban abortion even earlier. The Mississippi case directly challenges Roe.

Tanya Britton, a former president of Pro-Life Mississippi, said she is attending a candlelight vigil this weekend in the north Mississippi city of Tupelo, where she lives. She said if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, she wants the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions to be amended to ban abortion. Such a massive undertaking would take years and would likely to face stiff opposition in many places.

As 2024 nears, Pence to speak at SC pregnancy center dinner

  As 2024 nears, Pence to speak at SC pregnancy center dinner COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he positions himself for a possible White House bid, former Vice President Mike Pence is returning to the early-voting state of South Carolina, slated to give the keynote address at a fundraising banquet for a Christian pregnancy center that's become a regular stop for GOP presidential hopefuls. In May, Pence will speak at a dinner on behalf of the Carolina Pregnancy Center, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by The Associated Press.

Abortion had been officially outlawed in the state of Texas since 1854. McCorvey and her co-plaintiffs argued that this ban violated rights given to them in the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The attorneys hoped that the court would find merit under at least one of those areas The Supreme Court stated that they felt states could implement some restrictions in regards to second-trimester abortions and that the states could ban abortions during the third trimester. Numerous cases have been argued before the Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade in an attempt to further define

Britton said abortion opponents already provide spiritual and material help to pregnant women, and society needs to help men feel connected to their children.

“Many men have decided, ‘Well, it’s your body, it’s your choice' and I’m out of here,” Britton said. “We have got to help them to understand their role and responsibilities when it comes to the preborn child and then the child when it is here.”

For months, courts have dealt Texas abortion providers a string of defeats over efforts to block a law that since September has banned abortions once cardiac activity is detected, which is usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant. Another loss for Texas clinics came Thursday, when the Supreme Court refused to speed up the ongoing challenge over the law, which providers say is now likely to stay in effect for the foreseeable future.

Rain falls on a stage in place for the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The March for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press Rain falls on a stage in place for the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The March for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

“This law is cruel and unconstitutional, and I am deeply disappointed that our judicial system has done very little to stop it,” said Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman’s Health, which operates four abortion clinics in Texas.

in Washington, the opponents at abortion walk the smile on the lips

 in Washington, the opponents at abortion walk the smile on the lips © AFP L At the end of the party is not yet whistled, but the Americans opposed to abortion already enjoyed their victory Friday in the streets of Washington, worn by the conviction that the Supreme Court will soon come back 50 years. On January 22, 1973, the High Jurisdiction acknowledged, in its historical judgment "Roe V. Wade", the law of the Americans to abort.

The Supreme Court was remade by three nominees of former President Donald Trump, who in 2020 became the first sitting president to address the March for Life.

Democrats and abortion providers say that if Roe is toppled, they expect opponents to step up restrictions on access to abortion medication by mail.

“In terms of what the Republicans are planning, I wouldn’t put anything off the table. There is almost an excitement, a kind of giddiness within them,” Arizona Democratic state Sen. Rebecca Rios said.

Mississippi state Sen. Joey Fillingane, a Republican who pushed for the state's strict abortion laws, said he is not able to attend the March For Life in Washington but is pleased that he and two GOP colleagues will be recognized there. Mississippi has just one abortion clinic, and Fillingane said the state should next target access to abortion-inducing medication.

If Roe were nullified, Fillingane said he expects states to take different approaches to setting their own abortion laws.

“I think that’s the way it should be,” he said. “The laws in California, based on their population and what they want, may be very different than the laws in Mississippi based on what our population feels about the issue of life.”

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Pettus reported from Jackson, Mississippi.

Judge blocks South Dakota rule that hinders medication abortions .
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