July 20, 2024

Fact Check: Biden Says ‘a Vote for Trump Is a Vote for a National Abortion Ban’

CLAIM: President Joe Biden is claiming that voting for former President Donald Trump equals “a vote for a national abortion ban.” VERDICT: False. Trump stated in April that the issue of abortion is about “the will of the people” and is an issue that should be left for the states to decide. In April, the former

CVS, Walgreens to Begin Selling Abortion Drugs Ahead of High-Stakes Supreme Court Case

CVS and Walgreens are set to begin selling abortion drugs “within a week,” ahead of a Supreme Court battle challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rollback of safety restrictions for mifepristone, the first drug used in a two-drug medication abortion regimen. The move by top retail pharmacy chains comes more than a year

Kamala Harris Becomes First Vice President to Visit Abortion Clinic

Vice President Kamala Harris visited an abortion clinic on Thursday in Minnesota as part of her ongoing abortion tour around the country ahead of the 2024 presidential election. “The White House believes this is the first time any U.S. president or vice president has visited a facility that provides abortions along with other reproductive care,”

Married Washington Nurse Accused of Forcing Abortion Pills on Girlfriend

Getty Images A married nurse in Gig Harbor, Washington, is facing rape and assault charges for allegedly forcing abortion pills on his pregnant girlfriend. David Benjamin Coots, 42, is facing charges of third-degree rape, second-degree assault, tampering with a witness, and five counts of violation of a court order, FOX13 Seattle reported.  According to court

Supreme Court to Hear High-Stakes Abortion Pill Case Next Week

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Tuesday, March 26, in a case that could have a significant impact on how mifepristone — the first drug used in a two-drug medication abortion regimen — is used and prescribed in the United States. The case,  FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, surrounds the

Harris on Abortion Compromise: Most People Think Gov’t Shouldn’t Be Involved

During an interview with Wisconsin’s WTMJ’s “Spanning the State” on Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris responded to a question on if there is openness to a compromise on abortion restrictions by stating that she is finding that most people think “it should not be the government telling” women what to do. Host Kristin Brey asked

Democrats Descend on Florida Following State Supreme Court Abortion Rulings

The Florida Supreme Court issued two abortion-related rulings on Monday, unleashing “a frenzy of campaigning among Democrats eager to turn the Sunshine State back into the nation’s most important battleground,” Axios reported.  The state’s high court upheld a 15-week limit on abortion, while also paving the way for a six-week abortion limit that was passed

Kamala Harris to Promote Abortion in Arizona After State Supreme Court Ruling

CHRIS CARLSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to Arizona to promote the killing of the unborn following a historic ruling from the state supreme court upholding an 1864 law that bars nearly all abortions.  The Biden-Harris reelection campaign announced that Kamala Harris is visiting Tucson on Friday for an event focusing

Arizona Republicans Block Effort to Repeal 1864 Near-Total Abortion Ban

Arizona Republicans stalled an effort on Wednesday to vote on a bill that would repeal a near-total ban on abortion from 1864, which the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this week is “enforceable.” “Despite many members in their own party calling for an end to the law, GOP leaders in the Legislature, which is controlled by

Dem Sen. Baldwin: Going to the Left of Roe to Ban States from Passing Laws that ‘Interfere with’ Abortion Is on Ballot

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) stated that abortion is on the ballot in the 2024 elections, her election is the best example of this, and pointed to her “effort to restore Roe v. Wade to our national laws, and take the additional step of making sure that states

Leading Pro-Life Group: Biden Will ‘Use Tragic Situations’ to Push Abortion Agenda at State of the Union

President Joe Biden and Democrats will likely use the State of the Union address on Thursday night to promote the killing of the unborn and to lump in vitro fertilization (IVF) in with their abortion on demand agenda. Biden is expected to push abortion during his speech as an extension of his relentless campaign on

Nancy Mace: ‘We Are Losing the Fight on Abortion Every Single Day’

During an appearance on this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “MediaBuzz,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) proclaimed her pro-life stance. However, she reiterated her criticism of Republicans and how they are handling abortion. “You have taken a lot of heat, especially from the right, for saying Republicans have to change the way that they talk about abortion,”

Virginia Democrats Eye Abortion Ballot Measure After November Victory

Nathan Howard/Getty After narrowly securing both the state House and Senate, Virginia Democrats are looking to codify the “right” to abortion in the state Constitution. Virginia Democrats pre-filed the proposal to be offered on January 10, 2024, after their election victories on Nov. 7. The language of the proposal would establish a “fundamental right to reproductive

Mother Posts At-Home Abortion on TikTok

monicathehuman/TikTok A mother filmed herself undergoing the chemical abortion process and posted it to TikTok, Newsweek reported Saturday. Monica, 25, told the outlet that when she posted the video on July 20, she hoped it would help “abortion become[s] more normalized and seen as what it is — healthcare.” In the video, the Los Angeles

Maine Church Vandalized: ‘Abortion Is Our Human Right’

A Maine church was vandalized on Saturday night with the words “Abortion Is Our Human Right” and “Queer Love 4 Eva,” News Center Maine reported. The vandals also covered a sign in red paint that hangs on the side of Second Baptist Church in Palermo, which previously read, “Abortion is Murder.” “This is an escalation

New York Gov. Hochul greenlights abortion pill prescriptions for nonresidents

Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed into law a bill allowing doctors to prescribe abortion pills to nonresidents of the state. New York now joins several other states protecting interstate abortion-seekers with telehealth “shield” laws. “Extremist lawmakers in other states can stop their health care providers from supplying abortion pills. If that’s […]

House Republicans think Democrats’ abortion rights strategy could backfire

New York Republican Reps. Marc Molinaro (pictured) and Anthony D’Esposito told POLITICO that they weren’t worried about failing to represent the will of voters in their districts when it comes to abortion policy. | AP One year after their party was pummeled over abortion restrictions on the campaign trail, vulnerable Republicans are starting to sound

Abortion rights likely headed for showdown in Ohio this fall

Abortion messaging hasn’t always been front and center for Ohio Democrats. | Megan Jelinger/AFP/Getty Ohio is poised to become the latest battleground over abortion after advocates Wednesday submitted more than enough signatures to get an abortion rights initiative on the ballot this fall. A coalition of abortion-rights groups has submitted more than 7srcsrc,srcsrcsrc signatures for

Maryland Officials Stockpile 2.5 Years Worth of Abortion Pills

Maryland officials have stockpiled two-and-a-half years’ worth of abortion pills, joining several other Democrat-led states as the nation waits for a decision out of a federal appeals court that could decide the availability of the drug, called mifepristone. “The state decided to stockpile mifepristone back in April after a federal judge in Texas temporarily stopped

Woman Accused of Attempting to Murder Another Woman’s Unborn Baby with Abortion Pills

A Florida woman is accused of attempting to murder another woman’s unborn baby, Tampa Bay 10 reported over the weekend, citing law enforcement. Haley Raborn, 21, allegedly tried to bribe the pregnant woman’s former fiancé in April to slip the pregnant woman abortion pills without her knowledge, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. The woman was

Judge Temporarily Blocks South Carolina’s 6-Week Abortion Restriction

Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images A judge on Friday temporarily blocked South Carolina’s six-week abortion restriction until the state Supreme Court reviews the law.  South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman granted a temporary restraining order against the restriction in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, the Greenville Women’s Clinic, and two physicians.

North Carolina Overrides Governor’s Veto of 12-Week Abortion Restriction

The North Carolina legislature overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) veto of a bill restricting abortions within the state after 12 weeks, making North Carolina the latest state to increase restrictions after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The state House voted 72-48 to override Cooper’s veto shortly after the state Senate voted 30-20 to do the

Vermont Republican Governor Signs Abortion, ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Shield Bills

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed “shield” bills into law on Wednesday that protect providers and seekers of sex change procedures and puberty blockers, as well as those seeking or administering abortions, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The bills, House Bill 89 and Senate Bill 37, are also the “first in the country to explicitly include

Dems Plan To Push Abortion Bills On Anniversary Of SCOTUS Striking Down Roe V. Wade

Senate Democrats are planning to push legislation regarding abortion access to mark the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, NBC News reported. Democrats will present four bills that address access to contraceptives, the ability to travel without restriction between states for an abortion, data privacy and protection for doctors

Second Catholic President To Put Abortion Access ‘Front And Center’ In 2024 Campaign

Catholic President Joe Biden is planning to bring his abortion agenda “front and center” during his reelection campaign, according to Politico. Biden has been vocal about his pro-choice stance in the past and has called for Congress to pass legislation to make Roe v. Wade the law of the land after the Supreme Court struck

Supreme Court preserves full access to medical abortion pill mifepristone

After delaying its decision earlier this week, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that full access to the abortion pill mifepristone can continue as a lawsuit works its way through the lower federal courts. Mifepristone was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, and its use has been deregulated in recent years. […]

Liberal Faith Groups Are Using Religion To Challenge Red-State Abortion Bans

Several religious groups are taking up the argument that their faith gives them a protected right to abortion.  In Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas and Idaho, religious groups have filed lawsuits, arguing that their religious right to abortion is under threat since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, according to Politico.  “People are not educated

Male GOP Senators Ignore Women, Vote for Abortion Ban in South Carolina

Twenty-seven male South Carolina legislators passed a ban on abortions after six weeks Tuesday, over the objections of all five women in the state Senate—including three Republicans.The ban, which bars abortion before most people know they are pregnant, will now go to the desk of Gov. Henry McMaster (R), who is expected to sign it.

North Carolina Guv Rips State GOP for Ignoring ‘Will of the People’ With Abortion Ban

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Saturday tore into his state’s Republicans for overriding his veto of their 12-week abortion ban, insisting that the GOP lawmakers “ignored the will of the people” and would pay for it during the upcoming 2024 election.Additionally, Cooper also took a swipe at State Rep. Tricia Cotham, a former Democrat

Nancy Mace: GOP Will ‘Suffer in 2024’ Because of Abortion Laws

Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) said Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead” that the Republican Party will “suffer” in the 2src24 election because of several red state legislatures’ abortion bans. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Do you think your party will face any sort of electoral blowback for these bans, many of which do not align with polling in