Thousands expected at abortion-rights rallies across NYC

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — As New York City gears up for two major abortion-rights rallies planned for Saturday, students and other reproductive rights advocates are already making their voices heard. Students at Brooklyn College walked out at noon Friday to rally in support of abortion rights. They ditched the books in favor of signs … Read more

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

Justice Clarence Thomas says that the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press May 14, 2022, 6:10 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed … Read more

Samuel Alito’s “Amelia Bedelia” Reading of the Constitution

Twenty years ago, when my kids were little, and we went on long drives, my wife and I would play an audiotape of the Amelia Bedelia stories, by Peggy Parish, to keep them occupied. Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper who goes to work for a rich couple. They give her instructions—dust the furniture, draw the … Read more

NYC prepares for weekend pro-choice abortion rallies

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — As New York City gears up for two major pro-choice abortion rallies planned for Saturday, students and other reproductive rights advocates are already making their voices heard. Students at Brooklyn College planned to rally and walk out in support of abortion rights on Friday at noon. And Planned Parenthood is … Read more

What the “Life of the Mother” Might Mean in a Post-Roe America

Savita Halappanavar’s water broke just after midnight on October 22, 2012, in a hospital in Galway, Ireland, in her seventeenth week of pregnancy. This meant two things: the fetus could not possibly survive, and Halappanavar was at risk of infection if the fetus was not immediately expelled or removed. She begged doctors to terminate her … Read more

The Devastating Economic Impacts of an Abortion Reversal

Last December, oral arguments were held before the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case leading to the leaked draft opinion last week that, if finalized, would overturn Roe v. Wade. During one especially illuminating moment, Chief Justice John Roberts attempted to draw Julie Rikelman—the litigation director of the Center for … Read more

The Devastating Economic Impacts of an Abortion Ban

Last December, oral arguments were held before the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case leading to the leaked draft opinion last week that, if finalized, would overturn Roe v. Wade. During one especially illuminating moment, Chief Justice John Roberts attempted to draw Julie Rikelman—the litigation director of the Center for … Read more

How Alito’s Draft Opinion on Abortion Rights Would Change America

Those who have watched Samuel Alito during his sixteen years as a Supreme Court Justice will not have been surprised to learn that his draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge to a restrictive Mississippi abortion law, is written in a register of scorn. Alito’s 2015 dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, the … Read more

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