US & Canada By George Pierpoint BBC News, Washington 28 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46994583 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel On the 46th anniversary of the landmark US ruling that made abortion legal, New … [Read more...] about Why are people talking about NY’s abortion law?
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On the Friday before the holiday weekend, Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed the so-called “heartbeat bill,” a measure that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs as early as around six weeks. It was the second time Kasich rejected the bill in two years. But at the same time, Kasich signed another extremely restrictive abortion law that bans dilation and evacuation, the most common procedure used in second-trimester abortions. Similar laws have been blocked by the courts in other states. Under the bill that Kasich signed, if physicians perform a dilation and evacuation procedure, they can be charged with a fourth-degree felony. There is an exception if the mother’s life is at risk, but not for rape or incest. Kasich has also previously signed into law a 20-week abortion ban. And despite Kasich’s veto, the heartbeat bill is not necessarily dead. Even if there are not enough lawmakers to overturn the veto, incoming governor Mike … [Read more...] about John Kasich Vetoes ‘Heartbeat Bill’ But Signs Another Restrictive Abortion Law
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has moved again to impose some of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation, after Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a ban Friday on dilation and evacuation terminations and set up a showdown with lawmakers over his veto of the so-called heartbeat bill. Kasich had previously signed 20 abortion-limiting proposals into law in this politically divided state since taking office in 2011, including a 20-week ban that both sides agree is unconstitutional. The number of full-service Ohio abortion clinics has shrunk from 16 to seven since he took office. But the heartbeat bill has twice proven too extreme for Kasich, a potential 2020 presidential candidate who’s spent the past two years in a quest for bipartisan consensus. The measure calls for banning the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Kasich vetoed a similar bill two years ago and did so again Friday. In a veto message, … [Read more...] about Kasich Veto Sets Up Ohio Abortion Limit Showdown
An anti-abortion law Vice President Mike Pence signed as governor of Indiana could become the case that lets the Supreme Court reshape abortion rights as soon as next year. The Indiana law — which prohibited abortion because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus, such as Down syndrome — was blocked by lower courts and is one of three significant anti-abortion state statutes that are sitting one level below the Supreme Court. If Indiana appeals this fall, and the justices accept the case, it could be the opening for a broader ruling on Roe v. Wade that could redefine abortion rights nationwide.Story Continued Below Pence could then take double credit for the anti-abortion movement’s ascendancy: The politician whose evangelical credentials helped carry conservative religious voters to President Donald Trump also helped deliver the high court case that could scale back access to abortion 45 years after Roe. Throwing Roe into the “ash heap of … [Read more...] about Pence’s anti-abortion law could upend Roe v. Wade
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJulia Jacobs July 19, 2018 In 1971, Pamela Mason was a college freshman living in Ohio when she got pregnant. She knew immediately that she wanted an abortion, but the procedure was heavily restricted in her state. Still, she wanted to find a way. The clinic near her university’s campus referred her to an abortion clinic in Manhattan, and when she was about 10 weeks along, Ms. Mason and her boyfriend scraped together enough money to drive to New York City. Three years before Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right to abortion, New York legalized the procedure in 1970, turning the state into a magnet for women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies but were barred from doing so where they lived. “I was very relieved because New York was doable. It was 500 miles away,” said Ms. Mason, … [Read more...] about Remembering an Era Before Roe, When New York Had the ‘Most Liberal’ Abortion Law