Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Trump Said Women Get Abortions Days Before Birth. Doctors Say They Don’t. Supported by ByPam Belluck Oct. 20, 2016 In the presidential debate Wednesday night, Donald J. Trump expounded on pregnancy and abortion, asserting that under current abortion law, “You can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, on the final day.” Doctors say the scenario Mr. Trump described does not occur. “That is not happening in the United States,” said Dr. Aaron B. Caughey, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University. “It is, of course, such an absurd thing to say,” he said. “I’m unaware of anyone that’s terminating a pregnancy a few days prior to delivery of a normal pregnancy.” There can be … [Read more...] about Trump Said Women Get Abortions Days Before Birth. Doctors Say They Don’t.
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1 of 4 View 4 Items Ted S. Warren, Associated Press In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, demonstrators opposing abortion take part in a rally at the Capitol, in Olympia, Wash. If a Supreme Court majority shaped by President Donald Trump overturns or weakens the right to abortion, the fight over its legalization could return to the states. Related Links Utah lawmaker proposes one of nation's strictest abortion laws Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills SALT LAKE CITY — Ever since President Donald Trump's appointment of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, there's been growing anxiety on the left that federal abortion protections could be rolled back. Fears among abortion rights advocates that Roe v. Wade could be overturned come at a time when state legislatures across the country have passed laws or considered bills that make it more difficult to get an abortion. Now state legislatures in New York … [Read more...] about The new frontlines in the battle over late-term abortions: Why a new law in New York and one proposed in Virginia alarm the pro-life movement
Natalie Pate Salem Statesman Journal Published 3:07 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Ballot Measure 106 would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective and late-term abortions. While supporters say this measure only limits what money could be used for abortions, opponents fear it is a backdoor ban on the procedure and disproportionately affects low-income Oregonians. Oregon is one of 17 states that uses its own money to provide abortions to women eligible for Medicaid, according to the reproductive health research organization, the Guttmacher Institute. And last year, Oregon lawmakers expanded taxpayer funding for abortion via the Reproductive Health Equity Act, or House Bill 3391. Because the bill was declared an emergency, it was not referred to the public for a vote. Nichole Bentz, the chief spokesperson for the 'Yes on Measure 106' campaign, said this is the public's chance to make a choice — do they want public money used to fund … [Read more...] about Ballot Measure 106 would prohibit using taxes to fund abortions
Lauren Castle Arizona Republic Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Jul 7, 2018 Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973. But activists believe the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling could be overturned following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement and President Donald Trump's promise to quickly find a conservative replacement. Trump has said he will announce his nominee Monday. If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe V. Wade, the impact in Arizona could be significant and swift, activists say. Arizona since at least the early 1960s has had laws on its books banning abortion and restricting birth control. Those laws are not enforced, but they were never removed. "What we learned from before Roe, illegal abortion does a disservice to women's health and a disservice to women's autonomy and dignity," Elizabeth Nash, state issues manager for the national Guttmacher Institute, told The Arizona Republic. "That … [Read more...] about Arizona still has a law banning abortion on the books
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici joined with Planned Parenthood and others Thursday to rally Oregonians to pressure members of the U.S. Senate to block any presidential nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court who would threaten a woman's constitutional right to have an abortion. Oregon's governor stood with lawmakers as President Donald J. Trump is expected to announce a nominee within days to fill the vacancy resulting from Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's decision to retire at the end of this month. "With this vacancy, so many of our core issues hang in the balance,'' Merkley said, citing workers' rights, marriage equality and a woman's right to choose to have an abortion. "The fringe far-right has been fighting for years to rob women of this critical right. We cannot let them succeed.'' Merkley said he will lobby his colleagues to "push back fiercely'' against what he called any "extremist, Federalist Society'' judicial nominee, and instead demand a … [Read more...] about Sen. Jeff Merkley, Gov. Brown pledge to fight Supreme Court nominee who threatens abortion rights