Numerous lawsuits over restrictive laws in nine states are in the pipeline to the Supreme Court. These laws aim to dictate: With conservatives now in the majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-abortion advocates see a historic opportunity to overturn or chip away at the constitutional right to abortion established in 1973 under Roe v. Wade. Conservative state officials and activists have filed dozens of lawsuits covering issues ranging from banning abortion at six weeks to blocking unaccompanied minor immigrants from ending a pregnancy, even in the case of rape. Some cases directly challenge Roe or could push the court to narrow Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 case that upheld Roe and said that while states can regulate aspects of abortion access, they cannot place an “undue burden” on a woman seeking the procedure. Many of those cases have reached the appellate court level, just one step away from the Supreme Court. Here are some of the lawsuits that … [Read more...] about How 12 court cases could challenge abortion access under
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Mississippi Bans Abortions if Heartbeat Can Be Heard. Expect a Legal Fight. Advertisement Supported by ByTimothy Williams and Alan Blinder March 21, 2019 Phil Bryant, the Republican governor of Mississippi, on Thursday signed a bill largely banning abortions once doctors can detect a trace of a fetal heartbeat with an ultrasound, a milestone that can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Mississippi is only the latest state to press for the strict abortion limit — the sort that has already been passed and then blocked in the courts in states including Kentucky, which approved it earlier this month, and Iowa, where a law passed last year was struck down by a state court in January. About 10 other states also are debating bills to ban abortions once fetal heartbeats are found, a point at which … [Read more...] about Mississippi Bans Abortions if Heartbeat Can Be Heard. Expect a Legal Fight.
TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch aboriginal dances at Victoria Park in Dubbo on October 17, 2018. - Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan visited a drought-stricken region of Australia on October 17, bringing a rare and welcome rainstorm with them. (Photo by Peter PARKS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits students from Dubbo College Senior Campus on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex address the public during a Community Event at Victoria Park on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy may be further along than previously reported
5 Comments By Janet Adamy Oct. 4, 2018 12:10 p.m. ET Aubrey Hirsch and her husband, Devan Goldstein. Photo: Beth Kukucka When Aubrey Hirsch was pregnant, she wanted to know whether she was having a boy or girl. Her husband, Devan Goldstein, wanted a delivery-room surprise. So they compromised. With her husband’s blessing, Ms. Hirsch had the ultrasound technician spill the beans to her during a second trimester checkup. Then she kept the news that it was a boy a secret from her husband for five months. Preserving the surprise for that pregnancy—and a second when she had another boy—required acts of subterfuge big and small. She hid telling ultrasound photos in an envelope marked “Not for Devan.” She bluffed through a debate over girls’ names. They argued about whether Eden or Aubrey were suitable monikers for the girl she knew was a boy. “It was definitely a little bit frustrating for me knowing that the girl name we were … [Read more...] about Baby’s First Secret: Hiding Its Gender from Dad
Sarah Fowler Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 When Liz became pregnant unexpectedly, she turned to Google. After finding a listing for what she thought was an abortion clinic, she scheduled an appointment and made the hour drive from Columbus to Tupelo. She drove to the center with the intent of having an abortion. Once she arrived, the 33-year-old married mother of three took a pregnancy test and confirmed what she already knew: She was pregnant. But then her appointment took an unexpected turn. Instead of being able to talk about terminating her pregnancy, Liz was given a baby's bib with a Bible verse on it and sent home. She began to cry. "My heart felt heavy and my eyes filled with tears," she said. "I actually had my 15-month-old with me. It stung." Once home, the bib "laid on my deep freezer near my kitchen and was a constant physical reminder of my already difficult decision." "I went to that clinic for … [Read more...] about Abortion clinic vs. crisis pregnancy center: What’s the difference?