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Roe v Wade News – Live: Biden Promises Action to Protect Abortion Rights as John Roberts Confirms Leaked Opinion

Roe v Wade protesters speak out on Supreme Court plan to strike down abortion law

Leading Democrats have condemned the US Supreme Court’s alleged decision to overturn the Roe vs. Wade ruling that legalized abortion throughout the country nearly 50 years ago. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the leaked draft was authentic, as President Joe Biden vowed to fight the court’s impending decision.

The Democratic congressional leadership said that the Republican-appointed judges who reportedly endorsed Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion were “prepared to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the last 50 years,” since abortion rights

The decision indicates that the conservative majority of the Supreme Court will uphold a Mississippi law that criminalizes abortion care at 15 weeks of pregnancy, in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, override the precedents set in Roe and affirmed by the 1993 decision in Casey v. Planned Parenthood.

Meanwhile, Republican officials celebrated Roe’s likely demise while condemning the “leak” from the nation’s top court.

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So America turns back the clock, writes The Independent’s editorial board.

If the unprecedented leaks about the inner thinking of the US Supreme Court are correct, half of the country’s population is about to lose a fundamental human right.



Distinguished lawyers, no different from others, have their views on social and political issues – it would be surprising if they didn’t – and are subject to the same trends in the climate of opinion as any other citizen. The rise of religious conservatism in the United States over the past four decades has powerfully changed the social and political context of politics and the courts, and weaponized issues of “conscience” that had previously been kept out of partisan politics. The capture of the Republican Party by the religious right was the precursor and enabler of Trumpism, and the movement, with its preponderance in less populous states, is not going away. Through Congress, the presidency, and the courts, his growing influence is now such that he can abolish a fundamental human right.

The independent editorial board

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johanna chisholm4 May 2022 15:04

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Barack Obama issues statement on Supreme Court draft decision after facing criticism for inaction during his administration

Former President Barack Obama issued a statement Tuesday on the Supreme Court’s leaked draft decision aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade.

“If the Supreme Court finally decides to overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, then, will not only reverse nearly 50 years of precedent, but relegate the most intensely personal decision anyone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues.

Few, if any, women make the decision to terminate a pregnancy casually, and people of good will, across the political spectrum, may have differing views on the matter. But what Roe recognized is that the liberty enshrined in the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment requires that we all enjoy a sphere of our lives that is not subject to state interference, a sphere that includes personal decisions involving who we sleep with, who we marry, whether or not to use birth control, and whether or not to have children.”

Obama has faced criticism today for not codifying Roe vs. Wade into law during his presidency, which he said would be “the first thing I would do” as president.

He later said codifying the law was “not his top legislative priority” when asked why he didn’t follow through on his promise.

Read his full statement below.

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What is an ectopic pregnancy and how dangerous is it?

While the bill makes exceptions for medical emergencies such as ectopic pregnancies, state Sen. Warren Hamilton questioned why it should during a debate over a broader abortion ban.

Her comments prompted hundreds of women to share on social media their experiences with ectopic pregnancies and how abortion saved their lives, and accused Hamilton of wanting to “sentence women to death.”

Continue reading the full article on the independent below, which explains the risks and concerns associated with an ectopic pregnancy.

johanna chisholm4 May 2022 14:03

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Politico employees reportedly told to be ‘vigilant’ over who takes office in wake of landmark leak

politicianthe outlet behind the landmark scoop on a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that could topple Roe v Wade allegedly told his staff entering his building to remain “vigilant” about who enters the office elevators with they.

The New York Times Reporter Katie Robertson, who covers the media, tweeted Tuesday about an internal memo sent to Politico employees detailing how they were warned in the wake of the leak first reported by the outlet.

“Politico employees have been advised to be vigilant about who enters elevators with them in the office and to consider removing any personal information from social media accounts that identifies them as Politico personnel, according to an internal memo.” , tweeted Ms. Robertson.

johanna chisholm4 May 2022 13:04

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Opinion: If Roe v Wade is overturned, backlash could severely hurt Republicans

Following a draft outlining the possible overturning of historic legislation Roe vs. Wade By leaking Monday night, there will be immediate political fallout for both Democrats and Republicans, analysts agree. Particularly, they point out, as the two sides look ahead to the fall midterms.

But the GOP, the party that has championed the cause of reversing nearly half a century of precedent, could feel that heat more keenly. the independents writes the senior Washington correspondent.



“This is unprecedented and, to be honest, it’s going to piss off a lot of people across the country,” Marcela Mulholland, political director of progressive polling center Data for Progress, told me after the news. “And there’s been a lot of talk that this is going to be a tough midterm cycle for Democrats. But I really think there’s no telling how a decision like this could have ramifications and really be a backlash against conservatives who are stripping people of their constitutional rights to bodily autonomy.”

Eric Garcia, Senior Washington Correspondent for The Independent

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johanna chisholmMay 4, 2022 12:04

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Stephen Colbert Criticizes Conservative Justices Over Roe Draft, Labels Them ‘Liars’

Stephen Colbert, a self-proclaimed devout Christian and Sunday school teacher, addressed his audience Tuesday night with a reflection that seemed to sum up much of the sentiment in the country after a draft opinion leaked that threatened to reverse Roe v Wade on Monday night. evening.

“Well, fuck,” the late-night host began with an exasperated sigh. “You know what we’re going to talk about tonight, so buckle up.”

He went on to explain how his original plan for that night’s monologue had been to talk about Monday night’s MET Gala, but, he joked, he was now forced to talk about “another group of out-of-touch people in crazy outfits pretending they It’s 1895, the Supreme Court.”

“So congratulations ladies – decisions about what you can do with your body are now being made by four older guys and one thinking woman. The Handmaid’s Tale it’s a romantic comedy,” the late-night host joked, referring to the popular book-turned-TV series set in a dystopian America where women are forced to live as concubines under a theocratic dictatorship.

After a series of hot takes, the CBS host then rebuked the judges who had previously claimed during his confirmation hearings, namely Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, that Roe was “established as a precedent” and “law of the land”.

“American voters support abortion in all or most cases by 80 percent. They knew if they were honest, they wouldn’t get the job, so they lied, which I think is perjury,” Colbert said. “But what do I know? I’m not a Supreme Court justice. I’m not good enough to lie.

Watch Tuesday night’s full monologue below.

johanna chisholmMay 4, 2022 11:04

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Biden urges voters to ‘elect pro-choice officials’ as Democrats hope ‘radical’ leak rallies midterm base

For at least two generations of American women, the constitutional protections affirmed by the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade they were practical safeguards and a symbol of bodily autonomy and a women’s agency used to navigate the fragility of abortion care in the US.

If the court overturns that precedent, abortion advocates warn that Americans must “prepare for a future in which more and more people are punished and criminalized for seeking and providing abortion services.”

the independentAndrew Buncombe on what the upcoming ruling could mean for the court, and its growing abuse by religious activists, as well as the midterm elections, the Biden administration, and abortion rights in America:

Alex WoodwardMay 4, 2022 10:00

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Oklahoma abortion providers promise legal challenge as governor signs 6-week ban

Abortion-rights advocates and civil rights groups have pledged to challenge a pair of Oklahoma laws that ban abortions at six weeks of pregnancy and make abortion care a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. .

A judge rejected a request for a temporary restraining order to block the six-week ban, which now takes effect immediately.

Alex WoodwardMay 4, 2022 09:00

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Assigned: States that will ban abortion outright if Roe v Wade is overturned

Alex WoodwardMay 4, 2022 08:00

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Republicans say consequences of abortion should be left to states if Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

Republican senators have expressed outrage over the leaking of a draft opinion of the Supreme Court decision that would effectively overturn Roe vs. Wade. But when asked what the consequences should be for abortion providers or women seeking abortions, Republicans mostly said it would be up to the states to decide.

“I think there should be an investigation into the leak, it’s outrageous and unprecedented in the history of our Republican,” said Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, whose state law banning abortion after 15 weeks is at the center of the debate. case before the Supreme Court.

Alex WoodwardMay 4, 2022 06:00