Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Opinions Sports Talk to us SIGN IN Account Info Customer Service Sign Out ☒ Please enter a valid password. Welcome back. Sign in to your account below. Thank you for supporting local news. Need an account? Sign up Local Anchorage | Anchorage 54°F Anchorage: 54°F Subscribe Obituaries E-edition Sponsored Content Real Estate/Open Houses Nation/World Author: Dan Keating, Lauren Tierney, Tim Meko, Danielle Rindler, The Washington Post Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article Alabama has created the nation's strictest abortion ban, the latest attempt to prompt the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade. Gov. Kay Ivey, R, signed the bill that makes performing virtually all abortions a … [Read more...] about The widening gap in abortion laws in the US
Texas abortion law struck down
The lawsuits could eventually end up at the Supreme Court, where the future of Roe v. Wade is now in question. by Sophie Novack Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 3:49 pm CST The Texas Legislature’s zeal for passing anti-abortion legislation has created an endless cycle of court challenges that’s frustrated lawmakers and judges alike. “Why don’t we just stop passing unconstitutional laws?” pleaded Democratic Representative Chris Turner, in the midst of a debate over a sweeping anti-abortion bill last May. But the measure passed and immediately prompted a lawsuit, landing in front of a fed-up federal judge just three months later. “There is a constant, never-ending stream of these cases,” District Court Judge Lee Yeakel, a George W. Bush appointee, said of the challenge that August. His Austin courtroom is merely a “whistlestop” on the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, he added. Texas Republicans pass increasingly extreme anti-abortion laws, … [Read more...] about Four Texas Abortion Court Cases to Watch in 2019
Yvonne Gutierrez, executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, said that she is energized by the election results but that the 14 new Democrats in the Legislature will face an uphill battle in blocking legislation that limits abortion access.“We are going to work to protect access to reproductive health care and abortion no matter what and will continue to advocate,” she said. “We are going to fight tooth and nail to stop any legislation that seeks to further restrict access.” Before Roe vs. Wade, abortion was illegal in Texas, except if the mother's life was in danger or in cases of rape or incest. After a pregnant Dallas woman challenged the status quo, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalized the procedure.It would take five Supreme Court votes to overturn the ruling. Kavanaugh could be the fifth, though Texas Alliance for Life director Joe Pojman said he doesn’t believe Roe will be overturned.“But there is a good chance, if other … [Read more...] about Could having Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court affect abortion laws in Texas?
Sarah Fowler Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 11:01 AM EST Nov 21, 2018 Gov. Phil Bryant has announced he will appeal Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves striking down the state's 15-week abortion ban law. Bryant spokesman Knox Graham tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that Bryant "fully supports the defense of this law moving forward." The measure seeks to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. In his decision, Reeves wrote that “Mississippi’s law violates Supreme Court precedent, and in doing so it disregards the 14th Amendment guarantee of autonomy for women desiring to control their own reproductive health.” Quoting case law, Reeves frequently asks "Why are we here?" Here are some other highlights: On regulating abortions: So, why are we here? Because the State of Mississippi contends that every court who ruled on a case such as this “misinterpreted or misapplied prior Supreme Court abortion … [Read more...] about Judge explains why he struck down MS abortion ban; Gov. Bryant appeals
AUSTIN, Texas >> A federal judge today struck down a Texas law that would have required abortion providers and other health care facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains, the latest in a series of legal setbacks for anti-abortion activists and state Republican leaders who pushed for the law. AUSTIN, Texas >> A federal judge today struck down a Texas law that would have required abortion providers and other health care facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains, the latest in a series of legal setbacks for anti-abortion activists and state Republican leaders who pushed for the law. The Texas Legislature passed the law in 2017. It would have required hospitals, abortion clinics and other providers to arrange for the burial or cremation of fetal remains, regardless of a patient’s personal wishes or religious beliefs, and regardless of whether the remains were from an abortion or miscarriage. David Ezra, a senior judge with the U.S. District Court in Austin, issued … [Read more...] about Texas law requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains struck down by judge