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Abortion resistance braces for demands of a post-Roe future

May. 17, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

The day’s first caller begged for help to cross state lines and end her pregnancy. “Please,” the woman from Texas said in her voicemail. “Anything would be greatly appreciated.” Three states away, in southern Illinois, Alison Dreith heard the plea and ground a toothpick...

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

May. 14, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. The...

Justices hold 1st meeting since leak of draft Roe opinion

May. 12, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s nine justices met in private Thursday for the first time since the leak of a draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade and sharply curtail abortion rights in roughly half the states. The court offered no word on what was discussed in the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 11, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Local governments alone can’t solve the housing crisis. NC must step up Charlotte and the Triangle have experienced some of the fastest growth in the country in recent years, but it hasn’t been...

Reproductive rights message left outside Sen Collins' home

May. 10, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

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...

Senate passes bill to boost security for Supreme Court

May. 09, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed legislation Monday to beef up security for Supreme Court justices, ensuring they and their families are protected as the court deliberates abortion access and whether to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The bipartisan bill, which...

What GOP-nominated justices said about Roe to Senate panel

May. 07, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one form or another, every Supreme Court nominee is asked during Senate hearings about his or her views of the Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling that has stood for a half century. Now, a draft opinion obtained by Politico suggests that a majority of the court...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

May. 04, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court heard arguments in a major abortion case from Mississippi in December, it was clear to observers that there was substantial support among the court's conservative majority for overruling two landmark decisions that established and reaffirmed a woman’s...

'Still in shock.' Abortion defenders, foes stunned by leak

May. 03, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

The phones inside an Alabama abortion clinic were ringing off the hook: the callers wanted to know if abortion remains legal. And, if so, for how long? A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion was ricocheting around the world. As Dalton Johnson, the clinic’s owner, read...

Biden blasts 'radical' Roe draft, warns other rights at risk

May. 03, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted a “radical” Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling t hat has stood for a half century. The court cautioned no final decision had been made, but Biden warned that other privacy...