Tag: Abortion

Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights

In a stunning warning sign for Republicans, the overwhelmingly conservative state has voted down an amendment to its state constitution which would have allowed its Legislature to further restrict or ban abortion. The referendum is the first in the country since Roe was overturned by the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs. Dave Wasserman was the first to call

Senate Democrats Move to Check Supreme Court’s Decisions

Two Senators introduced a bill meant to give Congress more power to pass legislation directly in response to Supreme Court rulings that interpret federal statues or constitutional rights. According to Law360: The Supreme Court Review Act, introduced by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., would help guarantee that the power to make policy

AOC Gets Her Nails Done as Act of ‘Resistance’

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted a video to Instagram just before the holiday weekend started, explaining to her followers that the manicure she’s on her way to receive is actually an act of resistance against the recent Dobbs ruling. In the video, she says that “personal acts of reclamation” resulting in joy can be used as a

Senators Murkowski and Collins Vow to Work With Democrats on Abortion

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) declared Friday they would prioritize federal pro-abortion legislation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. In a statement posted to her website, Murkowski said, “In the wake of this ruling, it is up to Congress to respond. Legislation to accomplish that must be a priority.”

Thomas Calls for Overturning Other Precedents in Dobbs Opinion

As expected, on Friday morning the Supreme Court issued its opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and handing the issue of abortion regulation back to individual states. The opinion states, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned

Democrat Mayor Issues ‘Call to Arms’ Over SCOTUS Hypothetical

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot used her personal account to baselessly assert the Supreme Court would target LGBT legislation in their next move before attempting to rile up her followers in an apparent call to take physical action. We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory! — Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) May 10,

Senate Democrats Will Force Vote on Abortion

After a leaked Supreme Court draft revealed the Court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he intends to force Republicans to go on record. Democrats will reportedly target their Republican colleagues on exceptions for rape and incest, according to The Hill. “Now that the court is poised to strike down