Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly sidesteps abortion in tough re-election battle
When Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that would have removed language enshrining reproductive rights in their state, Democrats across the country pounced even harder on the issue as a flash point they said would drive huge turnout following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. © Provided by NBC News But back in Kansas — where Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, is fighting a tough re-election battle— the issue is almost nowhere to be seen.
A city in California is considering legislation that would ban abortions within the city. In response, California Attorney General Rob Bonta warned Temecula's city council not to pass such legislation, threatening legal action if it attempts to go above state law.
In a letter sent Friday to the city's mayor and council, Bonta emphasized that local laws cannot conflict with state laws.
"The California Legislature and the California Supreme Court have declared time and again that California is a reproductive freedom state and that Californians have a right to access abortion," the letter said.
Earlier this month, during a Temecula City Council meeting, member Jessica Alexander proposed the creation of a resolution barring abortions.
University Of Idaho Warns Employees Could Face Felony Charges If They Promote Abortion Or Contraception
A state law prohibits any public funds from being used on abortion or promoting services for “the prevention of conception,” including in schools.The university’s Office of General Counsel sent guidance for employees on how to comply with state laws regulating abortion and contraception, noting the school is “committed to operating within the confines of laws.
"Let Temecula be known as a safe haven, not as an abortion sanctuary," she said. "Let the world know that Temecula stands for life from womb to tomb."
Bonta warned Friday that the city cannot "limit an individual's ability to exercise their right to reproductive choice and bodily autonomy."
"Our office will not hesitate to take legal action should a local regulation conflict with California state law," Bonta added. © Provided by CBS News A billboard advertising abortion services in California popped up on Gervais Street in Columbia, South Carolina, recently. The ad was paid for by California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. / Credit: A billboard advertising abortion services in California
Alexander's proposed legislation would seemingly go directly against state law. On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 13 new abortion protection and reproductive health bills.
Major abortion law changes unlikely in S. Carolina after Roe
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Whether conservative South Carolina changes its abortion laws at all in the wake of this year's U.S. Supreme Court decision may be decided by divided conservatives Tuesday in the state House. South Carolina for decades was at the forefront of passing more restrictive abortion laws that challenged Roe v. Wade. before the landmark case was overturned this summer. But the state that helped lead the nation through requiring ultrasounds, parental consent and 24-hour waiting periods before abortions is at an impasse during a special session.
According to a press release from the governor, the bills cover a variety of reproductive measures, including protecting out-of-state abortion-seekers from legal prosecution and expanding access to both birth control and health care providers.
"We're doing everything we can to protect people from any retaliation for accessing abortion care while also making it more affordable to get contraceptives," Newsom said.
"Our Legislature has been on the frontlines of this fight, and no other legislative body in the country is doing more to protect these fundamental rights – I'm proud to stand with them again and sign these critical bills into law," he added.
In November, California will vote on Proposition 1, which would protect abortion and access to contraception as constitutional rights in the state.
A similar anti-abortion resolution was proposed in San Clemente last month by city councilman Steve Knoblock, CBS Los Angeles reported. But after public outcry, the council voted 3 to 1 to remove the resolution from a city council meeting agenda.
Alexander's proposal was scheduled to be a subject at Tuesday's city council meeting.
Barnard's Abortion Pill On Campus Announcement Made This Activist Cry .
Barnard College at Columbia University announced on Oct. 6 that it would provide medication abortion on campus, ahead of a planned student walkout. Here’s the moment this student activist heard the news.On June 24, the Supreme Court ruled to overturn the national right to an abortion via their decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, returning the question of abortion access to the states. As of October 2022, 13 states around the country had effectively banned abortion, while other states have rushed to protect it. Around the country, activists — including student activists — are making their voices heard. On Oct.