Two states with abortion bans extended health coverage after childbirth, joining 23 other states and the District of Columbia. Eight more may follow.
Osage and Franklin counties haven’t supported a Democrat since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, and yet in the vote last week, the constitutional amendment to ban abortion failed in both localities.
Inside politics: Key governor contests are set with abortion as the central issue; a defense of state Senates puts the focus on Nebraska; and, once again, a big number of legislators are facing no competition in elections.
A poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that 42 percent of likely voters were more inclined to vote for a candidate who wants to protect abortion rights and about 55 percent said they disagree with the state’s new abortion law.
The Illinois County’s local Democratic party has filed an all-women slate for county-wide elections, opening the possibility for the first woman to serve in the sheriff, treasurer and clerk positions.
It’s increasingly difficult to move about – both in the physical world and online – without being tracked. Often, companies or government agencies can even track personal data without a warrant.
Women who have more choices when it comes to pregnancy are more likely to attend college, stay in the workforce and stay out of poverty. Women who are denied abortions are four times more likely to be poor five years later.
A comprehensive look at abortion laws across the nation after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and how bans and accessibility may change in the coming weeks as trigger laws take effect.
A new statewide poll found that Democratic, Republican and Independent voters all considered inflation to be a top issue ahead of the November election and 41 percent of respondents younger than 34 years old prioritized abortion.
One county in Kentucky is typical. Formerly run exclusively by Democrats, it gave three-quarters of its vote to Donald Trump due to cultural and economic concerns.
The state’s trigger law has been blocked twice since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Experts are concerned about how a court decision could impact the rest of the nation’s reproductive care.
State abortion bans clash with FDA approval of the pills, which have been deemed safe and effective since 2000 and were used by more than 3.7 million patients across the nation in 2018.
Members of a state Senate committee advanced a constitutional amendment that would declare that residents do not have “any rights relating” to abortion after 11 p.m. on July 7. The amendment also includes a voter ID requirement.
In the week leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade on June 24, Kansas and Missouri saw bumps of 1,038 percent and 627 percent, respectively, in voter registrations. The spike comes just ahead of both state primaries.