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Arizona abortion providers halt procedures after Roe ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortion providers across Arizona halted procedures Friday while they try to determine if a law dating to pre-statehood days means their doctors and nurses could face prison time now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that abortion rights are not protected by the Constitution. ...

Some US clinics stop doing abortions as ruling takes hold

Jun. 24, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

Abortion bans that were put on the books in some states in the event Roe v. Wade was overturned started automatically going into effect Friday, while clinics elsewhere -- including Alabama, Texas and West Virginia -- stopped performing abortions for fear of prosecution, sending women away in tears....

With Roe dead, some fear rollback of LGBTQ and other rights

Jun. 24, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. In the court's...

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to...

Tennessee seeks 6-week abortion ban, then near-total ban

Jun. 24, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general’s office filed an emergency motion on Friday asking a federal appeals court to let the state immediately begin banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The state also has a trigger law that was written to ban...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Jun. 24, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S....

Biden vows abortion fight, assails 'extreme' court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he would fight to preserve access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and he called on Americans to elect more Democrats who would safeguard rights upended by the court's decision. “This is not over,” he declared. ...

Legal battles likely as divided states grapple with abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

The Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has only further fractured an already deep division between the states, where contentious legal battles are almost certain to erupt as legislatures and attorneys general grapple with the new landscape of abortion...

Excerpts from the Supreme Court's landmark abortion decision

Jun. 24, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

The Supreme Court, in a ruling Friday, ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years. The court's conservative majority voted to overturn Roe v. Wade from 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion. The...

Biden warns abortion ruling may undermine contraception, gay marriage rights: 'This is an extreme and dangerous path'

Jun. 24, 2022 13:08 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden warns abortion ruling may undermine contraception, gay marriage rights: 'This is an extreme and dangerous path.'