Oklahoma governor to sign near-total ban on abortion into law Tuesday

Oklahoma governor to sign near-total ban on abortion into law Tuesday

This post was originally published on this siteOklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday will sign a bill into law that makes performing an abortion illegal in the state, with an exception only in the case of a medical emergency.

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Oklahoma lawmakers pass near-total ban on abortion

Oklahoma lawmakers pass near-total ban on abortion

This post was originally published on this siteThe new laws could see doctors face fines of up to $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison.

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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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Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

This post was originally published on this siteState legislators who oppose abortion rights are preparing legislation to mirror a Texas law passed last year that would allow residents to sue doctors who perform abortions, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers striking down or undermining the half-…

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From the Capitol riot to abortion rights, here are the top political stories of 2021

From the Capitol riot to abortion rights, here are the top political stories of 2021

This post was originally published on this site As we count down to the New Year, we asked our readers what they thought were the top political stories of 2021. Here’s what they picked. (Image credit: Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

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Sarah Weddington, lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76

Sarah Weddington, lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76

This post was originally published on this siteSarah Weddington, a Texas lawyer who as a 26-year-old successfully argued the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade before the U.S.

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