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Is same-sex marriage or birth control in danger after U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down constitutional protections for abortion is raising questions about the future of other rights established with court precedent, especially for advocates for same-sex relationships and for use of contraceptives. Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the conservative members of the U.S. Supreme Court,… Read More

Here’s where abortions will likely be banned or strictly limited post Roe

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Twenty-two states have laws in place that will immediately ban abortions or pave the way to ban or severely restrict access to them, following the Supreme Court’s historic decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade. This is according to research from the Guttmacher Institute, a group that favors abortion rights. Several… Read More

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending right to abortion upheld for decades

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade on Friday, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion upheld for nearly a half century, no longer exists. Writing for the court majority, Justice Samuel Alito said that the 1973 Roe ruling and repeated subsequent high court decisions reaffirming Roe “must be… Read More

Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

How states are preparing for a Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The U.S. Supreme Court is soon expected to issue what could be a momentous decision upending abortion rights. Last month, a leaked draft revealed the conservative justices were preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion regulation to the states. NewsHour’s Adam Kemp in Oklahoma City, Gabrielle Hays in St. Louis and… Read More

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What would overturning Roe mean for birth control?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Overturning Roe v. Wade could have implications for more than access to abortion; medical and legal experts say it could open the door to restrictions on other types of reproductive health care. “To say that we are incredibly concerned would, I think, actually be putting it mildly,” said Dr. Kavita Arora,… Read More

Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer in a landmark abortion rights case discusses a potential Roe reversal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — A leaked early draft of a coming Supreme Court decision suggests Roe v. Wade could be struck down. The landmark decision established the constitutional right to abortion and the last major challenge to it came in a 1992 case called Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney… Read More

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Ohio prepares to establish six-week abortion ban if U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio will almost certainly have strict limitations on abortion in short order if the U.S. Supreme Court does as a draft opinion published last week says and allows states to set their own regulations on the procedure. That’s even if Republican lawmakers haven’t passed the so-called “trigger ban” on… Read More

Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

A Canadian official says Americans can get abortions there if Roe is overturned

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — While it’s not yet clear what resemblance the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion will bear to the final version, its current form suggests Justices may soon reverse federal abortion protections. And if that does come to pass, at least one Canadian official says Americans who are able to travel across the… Read More

Abortion opponents (front row) and abortion rights supporters (dressed as handmaids in back) listen to testimony on an abortion bill in a committee at the Ohio Legislature

What could happen in Ohio if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It appears the U.S. Supreme Court might be on its way to overturning the landmark decision that allowed abortion as a constitutional right throughout the country. A decision on a Mississippi case is expected this summer. But Monday night brought stunning news, with Politico releasing a draft of the… Read More

Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

Roe v. Wade’s future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The right to an abortion in the United States appeared to be on shaky ground as a divided Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the fate of Roe v. Wade, the court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion in the United States. At issue in Wednesday’s case — Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s… Read More