Protesters outside the Supreme Court on June 24. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images The Supreme Court decision ending abortion access for millions of Americans did not come as a surprise . But having a leaked preview of Samuel Alito’s majority opinion in advance has not dulled the outrage over the end of Roe v. Wade in America. Immediately after the ruling was announced, protestors began assembling outside the Court to express their fury. Democrats, without immediate recourse, read poems on television . Meanwhile, Republican-controlled states, now given by a green light by the Court, began moving forward with immediate bans restricting access to abortion. Below are updates on the ongoing fallout from the most consequential Supreme Court decision in decades. . Abortion funds have raised more than $3 million since the ruling was announced Local organizations that support people seeking abortions have collectively raised more than $3 million since the Supreme … [Read more...] about Outrage, Uncertainty, and Instant Abortion Bans After Supreme Court Overturns
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(CNN) — The fight over abortion moved to the forefront of this fall’s midterm elections on Friday, as Democrats urged voters to view November as their best hope to halt the erosion of reproductive rights set off by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and Republicans previewed new national and state-level efforts to limit abortion rights. “This fall, Roe is on the ballot,” President Joe Biden said in a speech from the White House on Friday, hours after the Supreme Court had overturned the landmark ruling. “Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality — they’re all on the ballot.” READ MORE: Detroit Woman Charged After Body Of 3-Year-Old Son Found In Freezer How the tectonic shift set off by the Supreme Court’s decision will play out in November’s elections will take time to gauge. The court’s decision opened the door to new Republican efforts that range from enforcing existing state laws that outlaw abortion in most cases to enacting … [Read more...] about ‘Roe Is On The Ballot’: Supreme Court’s Ruling On Abortion Rights Raises Stakes In Midterms
WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The Supreme Court on Friday overturned its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established the right to an abortion, with a ruling that marks a seismic shift in abortion law and will usher in new rules limiting or banning access to the procedure half of the states, in some places immediately. The decision to undo nearly 50 years of precedent will have sweeping ramifications for tens of millions of women across the country as abortion rights are curtailed, particularly in GOP-led states in the South and Midwest, and lead to a patchwork of laws absent the constitutional protection. Thirteen states have so-called “trigger laws” on the books, in which abortion will swiftly be outlawed in most cases with Roe overturned. READ MORE: Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5 Watch Party Tonight The ruling came in a case involving a Mississippi law that banned abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and the court reversed the decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of … [Read more...] about Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade in seismic shift for abortion rights
President Joe Biden decried the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and urged voters to turn out for the midterms during remarks to the nation Friday afternoon. Speaking at the White House hours after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn the landmark decision that deemed abortion is protected under the U.S. Constitution, Biden called the decision a “tragic error.” He called on Congress to act in restoring federal abortion protections and pointedly highlighted the upcoming midterm elections. “This fall, Roe is on the ballot,” the president declared, issuing a call for voters to turn out and choose more pro-choice lawmakers. Biden noted that the Supreme Court’s decision does not prevent a woman from crossing state lines to receive an abortion. He vowed to defend this “bedrock right” and also promised to “protect women’s access to medications.” (RELATED: Biden Warns Of A ‘Mini Revolution’ If SCOTUS Overturns Roe) “This decision is the culmination of a … [Read more...] about Biden Decries Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe V. Wade, Calls For Voters To Turn Out For The Midterms
Like many Californians, 67-year-old Tamar Rosenthal woke Friday to news of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling , clearing the way for states to outlaw abortion. Her daughter, 26, was almost in tears, but the ruling reminded Rosenthal of being back in college, protesting for safe and legal abortions in the early 1970s when she was at the University of Oklahoma. Rosenthal did the only thing she could think of: She put on her green T-shirt that read, “Bans off our bodies,” and drove to Planned Parenthood on Figueroa in Highland Park. Around lunchtime, she was the only person demonstrating outside. “We’ve now lost a right that we’ve had for almost 50 years,” Rosenthal said. “I think people are shellshocked.” Though abortion will remain protected and legal in California, residents and stakeholders across the Golden State expressed outrage and grief at the court’s decision. Some, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, vowed to fight back. “The … [Read more...] about ‘We will fight like hell’: California reacts to Supreme Court’s decision
Pride marches across the United States took on new gravity Sunday as progressives worried that the conservative justices on the Supreme Court who voted to reverse Roe v. Wade could now overrule protections for other rights, including same-sex marriage and same-sex intimacy. The annual parades and rallies in major cities such as New York and San Francisco came two days after Justice Clarence Thomas, in a concurring opinion to the court's ruling tossing out Roe, called on the court to overturn the landmark decisions that established those very rights. Sunday's events also took place as the LGBTQ movement reels from recent legislative setbacks, including laws that curb classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity. Florida's Parental Rights in Education Act , for example, turned into a national flashpoint. Planned Parenthood, one of the leading providers of reproductive health care in the country, kicked off this year’s New York City Pride march. People … [Read more...] about Supreme Court abortion decision casts shadow over Pride marches across U.S.