The Supreme Court's Dobbs decision gives states the ability to prohibit abortion. For a lot of pro-lifers, this highlights how much persuading they still have to do.
An underground network in Chicago helped women terminate thousands of pregnancies amid abortion prohibition.
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The court ruled that the state's six-week abortion ban violates the right to privacy.
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The Supreme Court said in 1942 that local activity, not just interstate activity, was subject to congressional regulation.
Note that the decision is not inconsistent with the Supreme Court's holding in Dobbs, though it may of course still be overturned on appeal on other grounds.
Last week, a Kansas judge halted the enforcement of a law requiring a doctor to be in the same room as a patient taking abortion pills—a move hailed by abortion advocates as an important step to increase medication abortion access in the state.
While "the 26 words that created the internet" have been under fire from both sides, two groups argue that the 1996 law is essential to the future of abortion rights.
In the event of prosecution, jury nullification allows regular people to exercise a veto over the power of the state.
Texas AG Needn't Testify in Case Alleging Texas Intends to Punish Participation in Out-of-State Abortions
The panel relies on, among other things, "the Apex doctrine."
People with money on the line try harder than pundits to be right, and they adjust quickly when they've made a mistake.
Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont embraced constitutional amendments to protect abortion rights, while Kentuckians rejected an anti-abortion amendment.
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Out-of-state and self-managed abortions pose daunting challenges for pro-life legislators.
Estimated Drop in Clinic Abortions Does Not Take Into Account Seasonal Variation or Self-Managed Abortions
The report highlights the power and limits of state bans as well as the difficulty of measuring their impact.
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New data from the Public Religion Research Institute show a dramatic decline in Republican support for making abortion illegal in all cases. How this will effect voter behavior remains to be seen.
"It was a waiting game, the most horrific version of a staring contest: Whose life would end first? Mine, or my daughter's?"
The Constitution's commerce clause guarantees a domestic free trade zone. A state law that bars a resident from traveling to take advantage of another state’s economic activity would be unconstitutional.
Students for Life at George Mason University claims that another student organization defamed the group by criticizing its event that compared abortion to slavery and segregation.
Republicans turned off by Walker at least have a third option, but for House races in Georgia, state law makes it extremely difficult for third-party candidates to get on the ballot.
The policy, released this week, places unconstitutional prohibitions on faculty speech.
Justice Scalia, to the rescue.
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Lindsey Graham's Proposed Federal Abortion Ban is an Unconstitutional Assault on Federalism—But it Might Fly Under Current Supreme Court Precedent
The problem is the Court's ultra-broad interpretation of Congress' power to regulate interstate commerce. But the justices might cut that back.
Marco Rubio, Who Last Month Said Abortion Regulation Should Be Left to the States, Endorses a Federal Ban
The senator's avowed devotion to federalism is no match for his political ambitions.
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The Republican senator improbably claims his bill is authorized by the 14th Amendment and the Commerce Clause.
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The Court's popularity has indeed fallen. But its relatively low approval ratings are neither unprecedented, nor worse than those of the other branches of government.
Some candidates, like Arizona's Blake Masters, have quietly removed abortion restriction initiatives from their campaign websites.
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People not only conceal their true beliefs, but often mouth opinions they don’t hold.
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