Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

A weekend of protests in Columbus following Dobbs decision

BY: - June 27, 2022

Over the weekend protesters rallied in demonstrations large and small voicing their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Saturday afternoon a couple dozen people gathered near the end of a sleepy street in Beechwold. Demonstrators brought bullhorns, pots and pans, even a vuvuzela, and organizers handed out pamphlets describing what […]

Ohio Attorney General Yost files for 6-week abortion ban as Roe is overturned

BY: and - June 24, 2022

As Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed court motions to enact Ohio’s six-week abortion ban, a motley bunch of protesters gathered near the Ohio Statehouse on Friday in a tiny sliver of shade cast by the William McKinley statue. They held signs declaring “abortion is healthcare” or “abortion is a human right.” Another read “our […]

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The Supreme Court is giving extreme new powers to increasingly autocratic state governments

BY: - May 18, 2022

There’s a lot to be worried about in the draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade — and with it, half a century of constitutional precedent. At least 26 states are likely to criminalize abortions, often without exceptions for rape, incest, or life-threatening pregnancies. In Louisiana, people seeking abortions could even face execution, which doesn’t strike […]

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Rights to bodily autonomy on the ballot in November as U.S. Supreme Court looks to overturn Roe

BY: - May 10, 2022

The foreboding of the late Supreme Court Justice has come to pass. Women are being denied decision-making power over their own lives. They are being dehumanized as lesser. Being robbed of bodily autonomy. Courts, lawmakers and physicians are deciding what’s best for pregnant women — after establishing that they lack the capacity and privilege to […]

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Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths

BY: - May 4, 2022

By Amanda Jean Stevenson, University of Colorado Boulder A Texas law bans nearly all abortions, and other states have indicated that they likely will follow suit. But the research is clear that people who want abortions but are unable to get them can suffer a slew of negative consequences for their health and well-being. As […]

U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion

BY: - May 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Democrats, who likely won’t have the votes to advance that bill, also predicted that abortion […]

Ohio bill would ban abortion without rape exemption

BY: - April 29, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A proposed law would completely criminalize abortion without exemptions for rape […]

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Abortion and the Supreme Court: How the religious right uses abortion to dictate morality

BY: - January 5, 2022

Abortion positivity is more essential now than ever as the fight over abortion access in the U.S. reaches an inflection point. On Dec. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the 2018 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case out of Mississippi, a case that will determine the future of legal abortion access in […]

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In attack on abortion rights, new Texas law could turn state courts into litigation Thunderdomes

BY: - September 24, 2021

By Bob Lewis Forty-eight years have passed since a Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade established a legal right to have an abortion in the United States. It created a passionate rift that has never been (and never will be) resolved. Those who oppose abortion say that terminating a pregnancy is murder. It’s an […]

U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

BY: - September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 1 in a case that threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. It has been […]

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When human life begins is a question of politics – not biology

BY: - September 3, 2021

By Sahotra Sarkar, The University of Texas at Austin A Texas law that aims to eliminate almost all abortions in the state is part of a long-standing nationwide movement to restrict the right to abortion. The Texas law went into effect on Sept. 1, 2021, and severely limits the right to have an abortion in […]