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Arkansas lawmakers give initial OK to massive tax cut plan

Dec. 08, 2021 12:53 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday gave initial approval to the largest tax cut in the state's history, as legislative leaders hoped to wrap up a special session without taking up a Texas-style abortion ban or other items. The Senate and House approved...

California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

Dec. 08, 2021 12:05 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary" for those seeking reproductive care,...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 08, 2021 09:22 AM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. Dec. 2, 2021. Editorial: How Pa. can protect abortion rights no matter what the Supreme Court decides The future of abortion in Pennsylvania is going to be decided in 2022 — not only by nine U.S. Supreme Court justices but by millions of voters...

If Roe falls, some fear ripple effect on civil rights cases

Dec. 07, 2021 20:34 PM EST

If the Supreme Court decides to overturn or gut the decision that legalized abortion, some fear that it could undermine other precedent-setting cases, including civil rights and LGBTQ protections. Overturning Roe v. Wade would have a bigger effect than most cases because it was...

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

Dec. 05, 2021 20:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense. Both sides...

Analysis: Politicians split on questions of bodily autonomy

Dec. 05, 2021 17:19 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tate Reeves and several other Mississippi politicians make clear that they don't think the government should mandate vaccination against COVID-19. They take a different stance on bodily autonomy when it comes to a woman or girl deciding whether to have...

Clinic leader: Court case 'grave threat' to abortion rights

Dec. 03, 2021 18:21 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota's sole abortion clinic says the stakes have never been higher in the debate over a woman's right to an abortion. Red River Women's Clinic Director Tammi Kromenaker is heading from Fargo to Washington, D.C., to join a group of...

Wisconsin's Democratic governor vetoes GOP abortion bills

Dec. 03, 2021 15:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed five Republican-authored anti-abortion bills on Friday, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could curtail if not end a woman’s right to abortion. Evers, who is making...

US appeals court to rehear Tennessee abortion ban argument

Dec. 03, 2021 13:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded historic arguments over abortion, a federal appeals court signaled it might be willing to allow yet another restrictive ban to go into effect. Earlier this year, a three-judge panel on the 6th...

Missouri abortion opponents seek more restrictions in 2022

Dec. 03, 2021 13:00 PM EST

Missouri legislators who oppose legal abortion are preparing an aggressive list of bills for the 2022 General Assembly that convenes in January. Proposals include requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before an abortion and raising criminal penalties for illegal...