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.
A week after filing a federal lawsuit challenging Indiana’s ban on abortion, The Satanic Temple (TST) Massachusetts-based organization filed a similar suit against Idaho’s abortion ban on Friday, Axios reports. Indiana and Idaho are among an increasing number of states which have instituted near-total bans on abortion since the US Supreme Court reversed Roe v Wade.
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.
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled that the state’s stringent abortion restrictions will be allowed to take effect as legal challenges to the laws play out in court.
The United States sued Idaho on Tuesday to block a state law that it said imposes a “near-absolute ban” on abortion, marking its first legal challenge to state abortion laws since the Supreme Court in June overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
The Idaho chapter of The Satanic Temple (TST) withdrew from a Pride Month event for families and children after other sponsors dropped out following local news reports on the temple’s intention to offer renunciations of Christian baptisms.
The Satanic Temple Idaho is promoting a “family friendly” pride celebration featuring a “drag dance party” with “unbaptisms” performed by the temple.
Even before Monday’s leaked US Supreme Court draft opinion revealing the court intends to overturn its 1973 Roe v Wade landmark ruling which legalized abortion up to viability, a number of America’s largest companies announced they will reimburse employees for travel costs needed to seek an abortion in a state that still allows it, the Washington Examiner reports.
Ten days after three attorneys general sued the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over its plan to terminate the immigration-related public health authority known as Title 42, their lawsuit now includes 21 states as plaintiffs.
Twenty-two state attorneys general, led by AGs from Montana and West Virginia, have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court over a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rule they argue would immediately transform hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners into criminals.
Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas statute that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and that can be enforced through lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges.
After Ohio became on Monday the 23rd state to have constitutional carry for firearms signed into law, more than half of all U.S. states have now either enacted or are in the process of adopting constitutional carry.
The Idaho Legislature has passed a ban on abortions at six weeks that would allow the patient or family to sue providers of the procedure, an enforcement mechanism resembling the one used in a similar Texas law.
North Dakota can produce enough crude oil to offset dependence on Russian imports, but the Biden administration is prohibiting it from doing so, the state’s governor and U.S. senators argue.
Two Canadian premiers and 16 American governors asked President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday to reinstate the vaccine and quarantine exemptions for cross border truck drivers.
A U.S. district court judge blocked the Biden administration on Tuesday from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on employees of government contractors across the nation. This conservative win adds to a string of losses for President Joe Biden in federal courts.
Twenty states have filed suit against the Biden administration to block what they say are unconstitutional new laws on sex and gender discrimination in schools, Just the News (JN) reports. In January this year, President Biden issued an executive order to “prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.”
A swarm of more than 141 earthquakes is rattling Yellowstone National Park, geologists said.
Wildfires in the Western U.S. have continued to rage as the area faces extreme temperatures and historic drought.
States in the US have enacted a record total of 90 pro-life laws in the first half of this year alone, already more than the previous record of 89 in the whole of 2011, the Guttmacher Institute said in a July 1 report. The laws have been enacted in the face of US Supreme Court rulings that women can choose to have an abortion before fetal viability.