Abortion supporters win in conservative, liberal states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters won in the four states where access was on the ballot Tuesday, as voters enshrined it into the state constitution in battleground Michigan as well as blue California and Vermont and dealt a defeat to an anti-abortion measure in deep-red Kentucky. In all, it was a dramatic illustration of […]

Biden prioritizing abortion legislation before midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will promise Tuesday that the first bill he sends to Capitol Hill next year will be one that codifies Roe v. Wade — if Democrats control enough seats in Congress for Biden to sign abortion protections into law. That’s a big if. It’s the first time Biden has prioritized […]

U.S. Senator Graham introduces legislation to implement federal abortion ban, Texas Senator Cornyn distances himself

U.S. Senator Graham introduces legislation to implement federal abortion ban, Texas Senator Cornyn distances himself

Image: United States Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, announced on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, his legislation he introduced in the United States Senate to ban abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., September 14 – United States Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, yesterday introduced the Protecting […]

Judge strikes down 1931 Michigan law criminalizing abortion

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday struck down Michigan’s 1931 anti-abortion law, months after suspending it, the latest development over abortion rights in a state where the issue is being argued in courtrooms and, possibly, at the ballot box. The law, which was long dormant before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade […]

US sues Idaho over abortion law, cites medical treatment

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that challenges Idaho’s restrictive abortion law, arguing that it conflicts with a federal law requiring doctors to provide pregnant women medically necessary treatment that could include abortion. The federal government brought the lawsuit seeking to invalidate the state’s “criminal prohibition on providing abortions as […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton issues new guidance on abortions in Texas after Supreme Court issues final judgment in Dobbs overturning Roe v. Wade

Texas Attorney General Paxton issues new guidance on abortions in Texas after Supreme Court issues final judgment in Dobbs overturning Roe v. Wade

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (center) standing in front of the United States Supreme Court. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, July 28 – Texas Attorney General Paxton released a guidance letter following the United States Supreme Court’s issuance of a final judgment in the Dobbs versus Jackson Women’s Organization decision overturning Roe versus […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton sues Biden administration over efforts to force abortions in Texas

Texas Attorney General Paxton sues Biden administration over efforts to force abortions in Texas

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Lubbock (Texas), July 15 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding their use of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) to require hospitals to perform abortions. This latest […]

Biden admin: Hospitals, physicians must offer abortion if mom’s life at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday told hospitals that they “must” provide abortion services if the life of the mother is at risk, saying federal law on emergency treatment guidelines preempts state laws in jurisdictions that now ban the procedure without any exceptions following the Supreme Court’s decision to end a constitutional right […]

Louisiana AG warns doctors against performing abortions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s attorney general on Wednesday warned doctors against performing abortions, despite a judge’s order blocking the state from enforcing its ban on the procedure. In a letter to the Louisiana State Medical Society, Attorney General Jeff Landry said that the state judge’s Monday order blocking enforcement “has limited reach” and abortion has been […]

Abortion ban takes effect in Tennessee, paused in Texas

Houston (AP), June 29 – A federal court Tuesday allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, while a Texas judge temporarily blocked enforcement of that state’s ban on virtually all abortions, in a flurry of activity set off at courthouses across the U.S. by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. […]

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