Florida court rules 16-year-old is not ‘mature’ enough to get an abortion – National

Florida court rules 16-year-old is not ‘mature’ enough to get an abortion – National

An appeals court in Florida has upheld a decision by a circuit judge to block a “parentless” 16-year-old from having an abortion, ruling she is not “mature” enough to end a pregnancy. The teen was seeking a court waiver to terminate her pregnancy, meaning she wanted to be able to have the procedure done without … Read more

US Supreme Court Justice Alito dismisses critics of abortion ruling

US Supreme Court Justice Alito dismisses critics of abortion ruling

Associate Justice Samuel Alito poses during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, on April 23, 2021.POOL/Reuters Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has brushed off criticism from prominent figures around the world of last month’s blockbuster ruling he authored that overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion … Read more

At least 43 abortion clinics shut in month after Supreme Court overturned Roe, research says, with more likely to close

At least 43 abortion clinics shut in month after Supreme Court overturned Roe, research says, with more likely to close

CNN — At least 43 abortion clinics have shut their doors in the 30 days since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, according to new research. The research was published Thursday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization focused on sexual and reproductive health that supports abortion rights. The … Read more

Harper didn’t address ‘batty’ Poilievre policies in endorsement: former cabinet ministers

Harper didn’t address ‘batty’ Poilievre policies in endorsement: former cabinet ministers

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 15.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Two Stephen Harper-era cabinet ministers say his endorsement of Pierre Poilievre for the leadership of the Conservative party failed to address the candidate’s “batty” economic policies. Lawrence Cannon, a Quebec lieutenant … Read more

16 members of US Congress arrested at abortion rights protest

16 members of US Congress arrested at abortion rights protest

Members of US Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were arrested Tuesday after protesting and blocking traffic outside the Supreme Court. The protesters were gathered in response to the court’s recent decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, effectively removing access to abortion services as a right. Capitol Police said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon that officers arrested … Read more

Ohio rape shows how a story can spread faster than facts

Ohio rape shows how a story can spread faster than facts

It took only four paragraphs in a regional newspaper to ignite a media conflagration over abortion that in two weeks engulfed President Joe Biden, the partisan press and some of the country’s top news organizations. In the center of it all: a 10-year-old rape victim, identity unknown, suddenly thrown into a political fight on one … Read more

Pregnant US woman given ticket says fetus counts as 2nd passenger in carpool lane – National

Pregnant US woman given ticket says fetus counts as 2nd passenger in carpool lane – National

When a pregnant Texas woman was pulled over by police for driving alone in the carpool lane, she told the officer her unborn baby should count as a second passenger, citing the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade. Brandy Bottone, 32, was arrested at a Central Expressway sheriff’s checkpoint on June 29, NBC-Dallas Fort Worth … Read more

Biden to sign executive order on abortion, contraception access

Biden to sign executive order on abortion, contraception access

US President Joe Biden said the Supreme Court decision overturning the right to an abortion was an exercise in “raw political power” and signed an executive order on Friday to help protect access to services to terminate pregnancies. Mr. Biden, a Democrat, has been under pressure from his own party to take action after the … Read more

Pro-life float at Alberta town’s Canada Day parade generates surprised reaction

Pro-life float at Alberta town’s Canada Day parade generates surprised reaction

Hundreds of people lined the streets in Olds, Alta., on Friday to watch the Canada Day parade, something they haven’t been able to do since before the COVID-19 pandemic began. For the most part, they were treated to the usual parade fodder: fire trucks, Mounties and various entries by local sports teams and community groups. … Read more

Dick’s Sporting Goods offering employees more access to abortions than SCOTUS

Dick’s Sporting Goods offering employees more access to abortions than SCOTUS

There’s at least one company out there you can feel good about buying from.Image: Getty Images Dick’s Sporting Goods has yet again provided the template for how American companies can respond to politicians’ refusal to act with their own private policies. Following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, the company’s CEO announced that … Read more