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Biden administration to ask supreme court to halt Texas abortion ban

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The Biden administration said on Friday it will turn next to the US supreme court its attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. The move by the justice department comes after an appea...

Appeals court rules Texas can continue to uphold restrictive abortion law

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Texas can continue banning most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s latest attempt to undo a novel law that has become the country’s biggest curb to abortion in near...

The legal mind behind America’s most extreme abortion law

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At the center of the extreme Texas law that bans nearly all abortion care in the second largest state in the US lies a novel legal provision that allows any private citizen to act as vigilantes and sue an abortion pro...

I’m an abortion doctor in Texas. My patients are desperate

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I’m a Texas abortion provider. Since the state’s new anti-abortion law – known as Senate Bill 8 – went into effect three weeks ago, my job transformed from physician to dystopian travel agent for a journey that, for m...

‘Only a few days to work with’: a south Texas abortion clinic strains under SB8’s tight deadline

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Originally published by the 19th Karla S knew she was pregnant almost right away. She could tell by the smells: “Everything was rancid,” Karla said. She texted her boyfriend, who bought her a test that she took that ...

Alito hits out at ‘intimidation’ in defence of supreme court’s Texas abortion ruling

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Samuel Alito has become the latest US supreme court justice to defend the panel’s political independence, labeling criticism of recent ultra-conservative decisions including a tacit approval of an abortion ban in Texa...

Cori Bush and other congresswomen share personal abortion stories

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Democratic lawmakers shared the personal stories behind their past decisions to have abortions during a House oversight committee meeting about reproductive rights on Thursday. Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, B...

Abortion pledge adds to scepticism over women’s rights in China

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Far-reaching proposals from Beijing on “women’s development” have sparked concern over a pledge to reduce abortions, with feminists and academics pointing to the government’s history of control over women’s reproducti...

San Marino votes in referendum on lifting abortion ban

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Residents in San Marino are voting over whether or not to lift a ban on abortion following a tense referendum campaign. The extremely conservative landlocked state within central Italy, which has a population of about...

David Simon defends decision to pull HBO series from Texas following abortion ban

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David Simon, creator of The Wire, announced that he will not be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas because of the state’s abortion ban that passed earlier this month. While the specific HBO project has not been a...

Abortion clinics north of Texas flooded with patients after severe state ban

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Originally published by The 19th. With abortion effectively banned in Texas, patients are flooding reproductive health clinics in neighboring states and overwhelming the region’s fragile abortion infrastructure, accor...

Rapinoe among 500 athletes urging US supreme court to protect abortion rights

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A group of prominent women athletes, including soccer star Megan Rapinoe and basketball standouts Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, on Monday urged the US supreme court to protect abortion rights in a case involving Mississ...

Doctor who publicly defied Texas law by performing abortion has been sued

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A San Antonio doctor who said he had performed an abortion in defiance of Texas’s new law has been sued, setting up a potential test of the legality of the extreme, near-total ban on the procedure. Former attorneys in...

Texas doctor protests abortion law by admitting he carried out procedure

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Protesting a Texas law which outlaws abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and empowers citizens to sue providers and anyone who helps them, a San Antonio doctor said he had provided an abortion beyond the new legal l...

Abortion rights campaigner marks anniversary of RBG death with battle cry

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Marking the first anniversary of the death of the US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cecile Richards warned that after nearly 50 years, Republicans are on the brink of ending the right to abortion. “We must...

Overturning Roe v Wade will promote abstinence, says architect of Texas abortion ban

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The legal architect of the Texas abortion ban has argued in a supreme court brief that overturning Roe v Wade, the landmark decision which guarantees a right to abortion in the US, would compel women to practice absti...

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