In our news wrap Tuesday, a severe weather front spawned new tornadoes and flash floods across the Southern Plains states. Near Oklahoma City, floodwaters engulfed homes and cars, while parts of the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, were destroyed…
At the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation, abortion rights supporters held rallies Tuesday in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states.
By David Crary, Associated Press
Georgia , Kentucky , Mississippi and Ohio have passed laws that prohibit abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.
By Kim Chandler, Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
The federal judge hearing the lawsuit against Mississippi's 6-week abortion ban already struck down a 15-week ban last year.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
Alabama and Missouri enacted laws last week outlawing abortion under almost all circumstances, setting up a legal battle that may challenge Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling on abortion. And in other political news this weekend, Michigan Republican Rep.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including the role of foreign policy in the upcoming presidential election, restrictive new abortion laws, polling for presidential candidates and…
By Marcia Coyle
What the justices decide to do with these four cases could offer some hints as to the future of abortion rights in Chief Justice John Roberts’ court.
By Summer Ballentine, Associated Press
If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
By Ben Nadler, Associated Press
During a rally at Georgia's state Capitol on Thursday, the New York senator criticized recent abortion bans signed into law in Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Alabama as "a nationwide assault on women's constitutional rights by ideological extremists."…
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