US: Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions

Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June, Politico reports. Twenty-six of these clinics have closed down altogether, including the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was at the center of the case through which Roe was reversed.

Satanic Temple files suit to block Indiana’s new abortion ban

The Satanic Temple (TST) organization on September 21 filed suit against Indiana in a bid to prevent the state from enforcing its new abortion ban, the Washington Examiner reports. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Indiana’s new legislation last month, prohibiting abortion except in cases of fatal fetal anomalies, rape, incest, or medical emergencies.

VP Harris Promotes Abortion at National Baptist Convention

Vice President Kamala Harris used her speech at the 142nd annual National Baptist Convention in Houston, Texas, on Thursday to push abortion rights, saying that women should have the freedom “to make decision about their own bodies.”

Idaho: Federal judge partially blocks state abortion ban

A federal judge in Idaho on Wednesday partially blocked the state’s “trigger” abortion ban by ruling that abortions may be carried out in emergency medical situations, the Independent reports. Created to be “triggered” into effect should Roe v Wade be overturned, Idaho’s ban on abortion was due to take effect on August 25.

U.S. Judge Reinstates North Carolina Ban on Late-Term Abortions

A federal judge on Wednesday reinstated a decades-old North Carolina ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of gestation, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing states to freely regulate procedures to terminate pregnancy.

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