RNC Passes Resolution Urging GOP to Make Abortion Bans a Top Priority for 2024

In one of its first moves after a contentious leadership election, the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted on Monday to pass a resolution directing Republicans nationwide to “go on offense” in order to pass the most restrictive abortion bans possible. The resolution directs Republicans in Congress and in state-level positions to pursue the “strongest” anti-abortion bills “possible,”… Source Source / Read More: RNC Passes Resolution Urging GOP to Make Abortion Bans a Top Priority for 2024

Minnesota Becomes First State to Pass Abortion Protections Bill After “Dobbs”

The Minnesota state legislature has passed a bill that guarantees the right to abortion, codifying a state Supreme Court ruling from nearly 30 years ago. Early on Saturday morning, the state Senate voted 34-33 in favor of the bill following several hours of debate on a series of amendments that Republicans put forward in hopes of derailing the proposal. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) has said that he… Source Source / Read More: Minnesota Becomes First State to Pass Abortion Protections Bill After “Dobbs”

Activists Call for Mass Rallies on Sunday to Protest Abortion Bans

Abortion rights activists are holding mass rallies across the country on Sunday to mark what would be the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Courtruling that enshrined the constitutional right to abortion until right-wing justices struck it down last year. In Louisiana, one of at least 13 states that banned most abortions since the ruling, Nancy Davis will be a leader at the march in the… Source Source / Read More: Activists Call for Mass Rallies on Sunday to Protest Abortion Bans

States With Abortion Bans Are Also “Economically Disempowering” People: Report

Originally published by The 19th. States enacting abortion bans are also “economically disempowering workers” through other channels, according to an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report released Wednesday. The study analyzed five indicators of economic security — minimum wage, unionization, unemployment insurance, Medicaid expansion and incarceration — and found strong correlations with state… Source Source / Read More: States With Abortion Bans Are Also “Economically Disempowering” People: Report

Wisconsin Democrats Push for Abortion Referendum in Upcoming Spring Election

Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin pushed for a nonbinding referendum question on abortion to be included on the spring ballot this April, hoping that doing so would show anti-abortion Republicans, who control the state legislature, that residents of the state support the recognition and protection of abortion rights. Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this past summer that dismantled… Source Source / Read More: Wisconsin Democrats Push for Abortion Referendum in Upcoming Spring Election

Virginia GOP Introduces Abortion Ban With Almost No Chance of Passage

Republicans in the Virginia state legislature have submitted a bill restricting access to abortion, even after a special election earlier this week indicated that the measure has little chance of passing. The bill was submitted by Rep. Kathy Byron, a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and would ban all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy — a time frame that abortion rights… Source Source / Read More: Virginia GOP Introduces Abortion Ban With Almost No Chance of Passage

House GOP Priorities Include “Born Alive” Measure and Other Anti-Abortion Laws

This story was originally published by The 19th House Republican leaders have vowed swift action on a number of measures related to abortion this year — including one that compels health care providers to provide life-sustaining care to infants born after an attempted abortion. But, reproductive rights advocates and physicians say, the rights of infants born by any method… Source Source / Read More: House GOP Priorities Include “Born Alive” Measure and Other Anti-Abortion Laws

South Carolina Supreme Court Permanently Blocks State’s Abortion Ban

Reproductive rights supporters in South Carolina and across the country celebrated Thursday once the state Supreme Court permanently struck down a law banning abortion after around six weeks, or before many people even know they are pregnant. Senate Bill 1 had been blocked in the federal court system — until June, when the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision… Source Source / Read More: South Carolina Supreme Court Permanently Blocks State’s Abortion Ban

FDA Rules That Retail Pharmacies Can Offer Abortion Medication

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule on Tuesday that will allow qualifying pharmacies to offer abortion medication to patients. The rule makes such medication available by prescription at pharmacies across the country, including large chain stores and mail-order companies. However, state rules on abortion medication will still apply — and in about half the states… Source Source / Read More: FDA Rules That Retail Pharmacies Can Offer Abortion Medication

Groups Connected With Leonard Leo Have Funneled $31 Million to State Court Races

A new investigation finds that groups associated with prominent anti-abortion judicial activist Leonard Leo — who has had a hand in the nomination of every sitting conservative Supreme Court justice — have poured tens of millions into significant state court races over the past two decades, demonstrating the depth of Leo’s campaign to pack U.S. courts with far right judges. Grid News has found… Source Source / Read More: Groups Connected With Leonard Leo Have Funneled $31 Million to State Court Races

Let’s Challenge Abortion Stigma This Holiday

Originally published by Prism Heading home for the holidays can bring all the feelings: joy, exhaustion, excitement, overwhelm, stress, and comfort. And even in the best circumstances, worries about which invasive questions you’ll be asked and which topics of political fervor will spur intense conversations are real. The constant need to decide how much energy to exert in a debate can be… Source Source / Read More: Let’s Challenge Abortion Stigma This Holiday

Senate Passes Measure Expanding Rights for Pregnant People in the Workplace

The Senate voted to include a measure to expand basic workplace protections for pregnant people in its omnibus funding bill on Thursday, marking a win for labor advocates during a time of precarity for reproductive rights in the U.S. Senators agreed to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in a 73 to 24 vote on Thursday as the chamber considered a series of amendments to the omnibus funding bill. Source Source / Read More: Senate Passes Measure Expanding Rights for Pregnant People in the Workplace