Poland Delays a Near-Total Ban on Abortion

The move came after two weeks of protests that were the most intense in the country since the 1989 collapse of communism.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #law-and-legislation, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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There Are Evangelicals Who Stand Against Trump. I’m One of Them.

We can’t succumb to the president’s appeals to fear.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j

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Women Converge on Warsaw, Largest Protests in Poland in Decades

Outraged by a court decision to ban nearly all abortions, hundreds of thousands have taken part in demonstrations over the past week. The action in Warsaw on Friday was expected to be the biggest so far.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duda-andrzej-1972, #europe, #european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-justice-poland, #morawiecki-mateusz, #poland, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church, #tvp-polish-television, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls

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Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion?

You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #bible, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Protests in Poland Over Abortion Law Continue for Sixth Day

The leader of Poland’s ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, accused demonstrators of seeking the destruction of the nation and appealed to supporters to “defend Poland.”

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #poland, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls

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Why a New Abortion Ban in Poland is Causing a Furor

The ruling party has tried and failed in the Parliament to restrict abortion. Now the courts it controls have done it, instead, sparking the biggest protests since the government came to power.

#abortion, #churches-buildings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duda-andrzej-1972, #law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #roman-catholic-church, #womens-rights

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‘Fat and Happy’ With a Conservative Court, Are Republicans Losing a Winning Issue?

President Trump and his party pushed Justice Barrett’s confirmation through in record time. But they could find that satisfied voters, who no longer fear the specter of a liberal court, are also complacent.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Poland Court Ruling Effectively Bans Legal Abortions

The decision, which cannot be appealed, halts pregnancy terminations for fetal abnormalities, virtually the only type currently performed in the country.

#abortion, #constitutions, #european-union, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-justice-poland, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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What Does Amy Coney Barrett Mean for the Supreme Court?

We know who her allies are, and we know how to read what she’s written or signed.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #decisions-and-verdicts, #easterbrook-frank-h, #larsen-joan-l-1968, #leahy-patrick-j, #manion-daniel-a, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalism Threatens Our Freedoms

Do we really want out rights to be determined by the understandings of centuries ago?

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #bork-robert-h, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #scalia-antonin, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

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She’s Evangelical, ‘Pro-Life’ and Voting for Biden

Billy Graham’s granddaughter says, “This president doesn’t represent our faith.”

#abortion, #christians-and-christianity, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #graham-billy, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and ‘WAP’: You Asked, We Answered

Michelle and Ross respond to listener mail and debate court packing amid Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #politics-and-government, #religious-cults, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wap-song

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Waiting Period for Abortion in Tennessee

The ruling, which called the state’s 48-hour waiting period “gratuitously demeaning,” came at a pivotal moment for abortion access, as the Senate considers Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court.

#abortion, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #decisions-and-verdicts, #friedman-bernard-a, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us, #tennessee

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The Confirmation Hearing of Amy Coney Barrett

With the judge looking all but certain to rise to the Supreme Court, Democratic senators scrutinized her on contentious issues like abortion, elections and Obamacare.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #conflicts-of-interest, #democratic-party, #feinstein-dianne, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Barrett’s Testimony Is a Deft Mix of Expertise and Evasion

Judge Amy Coney Barrett demonstrated easy familiarity with Supreme Court precedents but said almost nothing about whether they should stand.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #kagan-elena, #law-and-legislation, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why the Left Is Losing on Abortion

The volatile issue is front and center in Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. An abortion rights leader tells us how we got to this point.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #democratic-party, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court Won’t Immediately Revive Abortion-Pill Restriction

A federal judge, citing the pandemic, had suspended a federal requirement that women seeking medication abortions pick up a pill in person.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-college-of-obstetricians-and-gynecologists, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #food-and-drug-administration, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #women-and-girls

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Trump’s Covid Treatments Were Tested in Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue

The “cell lines” used to develop monoclonal antibodies, as well as remdesivir and vaccines, began with fetal tissue decades ago.

#abortion, #antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eli-lilly-and-company, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fetal-tissue, #health-and-human-services-department, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Questions for Amy Coney Barrett

Here are some suggestions for senators considering her nomination to the Supreme Court.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #capital-punishment, #federal-courts-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Signed Anti-Abortion Ad

Her statement appears to be the most direct evidence of her personal views, ones she has vowed to set aside on the bench.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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With Friendly Visits to Republicans, Barrett Makes Her Capitol Debut

The White House formally sent Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate, officially starting what is expected to be an uncommonly fast sprint to confirmation before Election Day.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #democratic-party, #mcconnell-mitch, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #pence-mike, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Case for Accepting Defeat on Roe

Maybe it is time to face the fact that abortion access will be fought for in legislatures, not courts.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j, #womens-rights

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Barrett’s Record: A Conservative Who Would Push the Supreme Court to the Right

As an appeals court judge, her opinions have reflected those of her mentor, Justice Antonin Scalia, but with few of his occasional liberal rulings.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #trump-donald-j, #washington-dc

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A Supreme Court Fight Might Be Exactly What America Needs

From the courts to Congress, we might need fewer embalming norms and more room for victories and defeat.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #puerto-rico, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Trump and Biden Court Catholic Vote, in Very Different Ways

Joseph Biden’s supporters are highlighting his Catholic faith and values while President Trump, with a Supreme Court selection looming, is operating on the culture-war turf he prefers.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-religion, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roman-catholic-church, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Battle Over the Battle for the Supreme Court

Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast for a debate on reforming the highest court in the land.

#abortion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #term-limits-political-office, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Gives Cautious Answers on Breonna Taylor and the Supreme Court

Asked by reporters about two issues of deep importance to Democrats, the party’s nominee was circumspect. The Biden campaign later released a fuller statement about Ms. Taylor.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #clinton-bill, #collins-susan-m, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Biden Could Be Our Second Catholic President. It Doesn’t Matter.

With John F. Kennedy in 1960, Catholic America achieved a long-sought victory. But what did we win?

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #discrimination, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #liberalism-us-politics, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Historic Opening for Anti-Abortion Activists

With conservatives looking set to gain another vote on the Supreme Court, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List says she senses a turning point.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #supreme-court-us, #susan-b-anthony-list, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #constitution-us, #cuban-americans, #desantis-ron, #florida, #gonzalez-elian, #lagoa-barbara, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick May Need to Denounce Roe. Good.

Judicial nominees should be honest about their stance on abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #bork-robert-h, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wasn’t All That Fond of Roe v. Wade

The late Supreme Court justice believed the landmark ruling was too sweeping and vulnerable to attacks, explains Professor Mary Hartnett, co-author of Justice Ginsburg’s authorized biography

#abortion, #discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

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To Conservatives, Barrett Has ‘Perfect Combination’ of Attributes for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #indiana, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-notre-dame, #women-and-girls

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Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.

The battle over the Supreme Court brings back a volatile issue with political risks for both sides, even as it energizes parts of their bases.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Outside the Supreme Court, Mourners Honor Ginsburg’s Legacy

People of all ages flocked on Saturday to the building in Washington, leaving flowers, posters and messages scrawled in chalk.

#abortion, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #norton-eleanor-holmes, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #washington-dc, #womens-rights

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‘This Is Why We Wanted This Guy’: Conservatives Push Trump to Fill Court Seat Quickly

Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying support for embattled Senate Republicans.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #dannenfelser-marjorie, #elections-senate, #ernst-joni, #faith-and-freedom-coalition, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #judicial-crisis-network, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reed-ralph-e-jr, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #susan-b-anthony-list, #tillis-thomas-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Conservatives Push Trump to Fill Ginsburg Court Seat Quickly

Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying support for embattled Senate Republicans.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #dannenfelser-marjorie, #elections-senate, #ernst-joni, #faith-and-freedom-coalition, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #judicial-crisis-network, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reed-ralph-e-jr, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #susan-b-anthony-list, #tillis-thomas-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Only the Republicans Are Talking About Abortion

The G.O.P. convention featured an extreme anti-abortion activist. The Democrats mostly kept mum.

#abby-johnson, #abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #harris-kamala-d, #kasich-john-r, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #roberts-john-g-jr, #speeches-and-statements, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Ethics Panel Urges Rejection of Fetal Tissue Research

A new advisory board, appointed by the Trump administration, recommended that the health secretary reject funding for virtually every fetal tissue research project it considered.

#abortion, #azar-alex-m-ii, #conservatism-us-politics, #fetal-tissue, #health-and-human-services-department, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Abortion Fight Evolves, Overshadowed in 2020 but With Huge Stakes

Anti-abortion groups hope to keep Americans voting Republican despite anger at leaders’ handling of the coronavirus, race and the economy. Abortion-rights groups say the issues are all linked.

#abortion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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We Just Saw the Future of Anti-Abortion Laws

An appellate court has reinstated a bizarre grab bag of statutes that were invalidated more than three years ago.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us

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Murder Charges Over Stillbirth in California Set Off Heated Legal Battle

Can women be prosecuted for murder after a stillbirth? The case of Chelsea Becker in Kings County hinges on the courts’ interpretation of a small subsection in the state’s penal code.

#abortion, #becerra-xavier, #becker-chelsea-c, #california, #law-and-legislation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #stillbirth

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #christians-and-christianity, #corrigan-merritt, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #engel-eliot-l, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-and-belief, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #social-media, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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The Ghost of Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood and the complexities of anti-racism.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #discrimination, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #race-and-ethnicity, #sanger-margaret

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In a Term Full of Major Cases, the Supreme Court Tacked to the Center

Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #native-americans, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roberts-john-g-jr, #souter-david-h, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sex, Sisters and Dr. Donald

Who wants to trust their reproductive life to Trump?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #little-sisters-of-the-poor, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Chief Justice Roberts Solved His Abortion Dilemma

For the moment, the right to choose is safe. But the outlook is ominous.

#abortion, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #degravelles-john-w-1948, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #texas, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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A Major Ruling on Abortion

Why the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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‘I Can’t Focus on Abortion Access if My People Are Dying’

Some Gen Z and millennial women expressed mixed feelings about the fight over abortion rights, viewing it as important but less urgent than other social justice causes.

#abortion, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

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