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Few want Roe overturned, but abortion opinions vary widely

Dec. 03, 2021 00:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arguments before the Supreme Court this week signaled that the conservative-leaning bench may dramatically limit abortion rights in the United States. The decision whether to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban will determine the fate of the...

Preview of 'a post-Roe world' in Texas over abortion access

Dec. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas offers a glimpse in real time of what would be a striking new national landscape if the Supreme Court drastically curtails abortion rights: GOP-led states allowing almost no access to abortion, and women traveling hundreds of miles to end their pregnancies. ...

Preview of 'a post-Roe world' in Texas over abortion access

Dec. 02, 2021 17:47 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas offers a glimpse in real time of what would be a striking new national landscape if the Supreme Court drastically curtails abortion rights: GOP-led states allowing almost no access to abortion, and women traveling hundreds of miles to end their pregnancies. ...

Democrats hope threat to abortion rights will rouse voters

Dec. 02, 2021 17:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Vulnerable Democrats from Nevada to New Hampshire are promising to make abortion a centerpiece of their political strategy heading into the midterm elections, betting that an intense focus on the divisive issue can rally their voters to beat back a red wave and preserve...

Arizona abortions could end with Supreme Court decision

Dec. 02, 2021 15:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortions in Arizona could become illegal overnight if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that said a woman has a constitutional right to end her pregnancy without government interference. A state law that predates the Roe v. Wade...

Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v. Wade falls

Dec. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EST

On both sides of America’s abortion debate, activists are convinced that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion — is imperiled as never before. Yet no matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles...

With Roe in question, justices dig into private debate

Dec. 02, 2021 11:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic Supreme Court arguments over abortion behind them, the justices soon will begin the work of crafting a decision that could dramatically limit abortion rights in the United States. They will meet in private before the week ends and take an...

Poland's lawmakers reject bill seeking to outlaw abortion

Dec. 02, 2021 10:21 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers on Thursday rejected a civic legislative proposal that would have outlawed abortion as homicide. The vote to reject the proposal at the initial stage was 361-48 with 12 abstentions, and was greeted with applause. ...

Law results in donation of thousands of menstrual products

Dec. 02, 2021 02:01 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A brand of menstrual hygiene products is donating 100,000 of the products to Maine schools in the wake of a new law that makes the donations easier. A bill signed into law earlier this year provided immunity from civil and criminal liability for...

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

Dec. 01, 2021 22:13 PM EST

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. ...