Why the Republican offensive on abortion is escalating

Why the Republican offensive on abortion is escalating

This post was originally published on this siteWhen three red states finalized severe restrictions on abortion over consecutive days last week, they highlighted the GOP’s rising militancy on the issue — and the political and legal calculations underpinning it.

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Colorado governor signs law guaranteeing right to abortion in the state

Colorado governor signs law guaranteeing right to abortion in the state

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law on Monday a bill that affirms abortion rights in the state, saying, “Colorado has been, is, and will be a pro-choice state.”
This comes in the wake of several other states limiting access to abortions; last year, Texas enacted a law that bans abortions once any cardiac activity is detected, which typically occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy, and in late March, Idaho passed its own abortion ban modeled on Texas’. Polis called these actions “an enormous government overreach” and “an enormous government infringement” on individual rights, adding, “No matter what the Supreme Court does in the future, people in Colorado will be able to choose when and if they have children.”
Colorado’s Reproductive Health Equity Act guarantees access to reproductive health care before and after pregnancy; declares that fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses have no independent rights; and prohibits local governments from enacting their own abortion restrictions, The Associated Press reports.
In 1967, Colorado was the first state to decriminalize abortion in most cases, but until now there was no state law guaranteeing access to the procedure.

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State lawmakers tackle abortion ahead of US Supreme Court ruling

State lawmakers tackle abortion ahead of US Supreme Court ruling

This post was originally published on this site Measures restricting or protecting abortion are flooding state legislatures ahead of a ruling by the US Supreme Court that could upset the legal framework governing the practice for the past 50 years. A total of 1,844 provisions relating to sexual and reproductive...

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Citigroup to cover travel costs after US state abortion laws

Citigroup to cover travel costs after US state abortion laws

This post was originally published on this site Citigroup plans to provide travel benefits to workers who live in states that have passed laws to restrict abortion rights, such as Texas. The big US bank said in light of “changes in reproductive healthcare laws in certain states,” it will provide...

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In US, Pence and allies eye end to 50 years of abortion rights

In US, Pence and allies eye end to 50 years of abortion rights

This post was originally published on this site US abortion rights may soon be consigned to the “ash heap of history,” former vice president Mike Pence told activists Tuesday on the eve of a crucial Supreme Court hearing. As the top court — which shifted to the right under Donald...

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The Supreme Court Won’t Halt Texas’s Abortion Ban While The Justices Decide If Anyone Can Sue

The Supreme Court Won’t Halt Texas’s Abortion Ban While The Justices Decide If Anyone Can Sue

This post was originally published on this siteThe court will hear arguments on Nov. 1 on whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue Texas at all. View Entire Post ›

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