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Gasps, tears and fear: Inside a Texas abortion clinic the moment Roe was overturned

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SAN ANTONIO — There were 27 patients scheduled to receive abortions Friday at Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services in San Antonio.

Some were already waiting outside when the clinic opened at 9 a.m., doing their best to ignore a group of protesters at the parking lot entrance, shouting at them through a loudspeaker.

“You don’t have to go...Read more

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Starbucks says it will cover abortion travel and gender-affirming care

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Starbucks said Friday it will reimburse abortion travel expenses for partners enrolled in its health care plan if a legal provider isn't in the partner's state of residence or within 100 miles of their home.

Responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for abortion, the company also said it will begin ...Read more

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Major WA employers commit to maintaining abortion access for employees

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Many major Washington employers responded to Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision throwing out constitutional protections for abortion with renewed pledges to pay the way for employees who must travel to access reproductive health care.

Microsoft, Starbucks, Alaska Airlines and others committed Friday to covering the travel costs of employees ...Read more

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Major WA employers commit to maintaining abortion access for employees

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Many major Washington employers responded to Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision throwing out constitutional protections for abortion with renewed pledges to pay the way for employees who must travel to access reproductive health care.

Microsoft, Starbucks, Alaska Airlines and others committed Friday to covering the travel costs of employees ...Read more

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Big Tech companies will cover travel expenses for employees' medical procedures, including abortion

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Tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, Apple and Google will cover or reimburse employees for travel expenses related to medical procedures, including abortions.

Amazon announced in May it would cover up to $4,000 in travel expenses related to medical procedures including abortion services. That policy is retroactive to Jan. 1 for ...Read more

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What happens when women get illegal abortions in post-roe America

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Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that protected the constitutional right to an abortion, it won’t just be harder for women to get the procedure — states have also been lying in wait with tough penalties for anyone that will provide the care. Some experts warn that those seeking abortions ...Read more

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Protesters crowd Union Square, Village to show anger over end of abortion rights

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NEW YORK — Protesters crowded Union Square and Greenwich Village on Friday evening to express anger over the Supreme Court’s ruling eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.

“It’s really upsetting,” said protester Talya Schwartz. “I don’t even think I’ve processed it yet. I just came out here immediately so I could have ...Read more

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'It feels like we're going back in time': Abortion rights protests quickly materialize in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES — As news of the Supreme Court’s decision to end constitutional protections for abortion spread Friday morning, many in Southern California responded with a simple question: Where do we protest?

The overturning of the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling will not hinder reproductive health access in California, where abortion will ...Read more

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pg working Biden, Democrats lack options to do much on abortion access

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are under pressure to enact new policies to ensure U.S. women retain access to abortions, but their options are sorely limited and risk generating new court challenges.

Biden said Friday that his administration will fight to make sure women can travel from states where abortion is ...Read more

Q&A: The woman who brought down Roe vs. Wade

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ATLANTA — Perhaps more than any other woman, Marjorie Dannenfelser is responsible for the fall of Roe v. Wade.

The president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, a nonprofit group that works to end abortion in the United States by electing antiabortion politicians, Dannenfelser has dedicated her adult life to outlawing abortion. In 2016, she...Read more

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Pentagon under pressure after Supreme Court's abortion decision

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The Supreme Court decision ending a constitutional right to an abortion puts immediate pressure on the Pentagon, which has struggled to clarify how it will address the health-care expectations of female troops, and female spouses of troops.

It’s an issue top Pentagon officials — including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin — have been ...Read more

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Abortion bans will affect doctors' treatment of cancer, miscarriage

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have a wide-ranging effect on the treatment of numerous medical conditions and diseases, including care for cancers that occur during pregnancy as well as miscarriages.

Restrictive abortion laws will likely make it more difficult for women to get appropriate miscarriage ...Read more

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Newsom signs bill protecting California abortion providers from civil liability

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday that immediately protects abortion providers in California from liability when caring for patients traveling from areas where the procedure is now banned or access is narrowed.

Assembly Bill 1666 by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, a Democrat, will protect providers and patients ...Read more

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Supreme Court's abortion ruling puts spotlight on Pa. governor and state legislative races

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PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday overturning Roe v. Wade thrust the races for the governor and state legislature in Pennsylvania into the spotlight as both parties gear up for a midterm campaign that will decide the fate of abortion access in the state.

The court’s ending of a national constitutional right to ...Read more

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Commentary: It's not paranoia. Supreme Court could come for gay marriage and contraception

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Women and LGBTQ people woke up on Friday to a world in which their rights to prevent pregnancies, have sex and marry could vanish with the stroke of a Supreme Court ruling.

This dystopian, “Handmaid’s Tale” scenario isn’t just liberal hyperbole, I hate to say.

The U.S. Supreme Court opinion reversing Roe v. Wade released Friday took ...Read more

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Editorial: With Roe decision, Supreme Court sneers at precedent -- and places women's health in jeopardy

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The inescapable fallacy that hangs like an albatross around the neck of the antiabortion movement is the misguided assumption that women will stop terminating their pregnancies if the procedure becomes illegal. America has been there, done that.

Abortion was illegal in this country before the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, yet ...Read more

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Josh Hawley says abortion ruling will push people to move states, strengthening the GOP

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley on Friday celebrated the U.S. Supreme court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to abortion, calling it a sweeping decision that would change the shape of American politics for the next decade.

“I really do think this is going to be a watershed moment in American politics,” Hawley, a Republican ...Read more

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What loss of Roe means for women who want abortions in Michigan

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Abortions continue to be legal in Michigan after a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision on Friday that overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision enshrining abortion rights in the U.S. Constitution.

A Michigan judge's May ruling halting enforcement of the state's more than century-old abortion ban means the law banning abortions will not take...Read more

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Commentary: The Supreme Court upholds democracy in the Dobbs abortion decision

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The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the notorious 1973 decision that wrote abortion rights into law. Critics of the court’s new ruling overlook a crucial fact: By throwing out one of the most anti-democratic court decisions in the past 100 years, the justices have upheld the democratic process.

In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ...Read more

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Roe reversal puts spotlight on state laws

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse long-standing precedent under Roe v. Wade will fuel lawmakers, state officials and the Biden administration as they race to reshape abortion laws nationwide, though the onus now will largely be on the states.

The ramifications of the ruling will vary on a state-by-state level, with the ...Read more