Abortion opponents pushing for more restrictions, laws across US – National

Abortion opponents pushing for more restrictions, laws across US – National

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Now that Roe v. Wade has been toppled, abortion opponents are taking a multifaceted approach in their quest to end abortions nationwide, targeting their strategies to the dynamics of each state as they attempt to create new laws and defend bans in courts. One anti-abortion group has proposed model legislation that would ban all abortions except to prevent the death of a pregnant woman. New legal frontiers could include prosecuting doctors who defy bans, and skirmishes over access to medication abortions already in progress. Others hope to get more conservatives elected in November to advance an anti-abortion agenda."For Republicans, the post-Roe world will be significantly different, from a legal perspective," said Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School. “For the last 50 years, Republicans have been on…
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Supreme Court’s abortion decision puts doctors in legal limbo : Shots

Supreme Court’s abortion decision puts doctors in legal limbo : Shots

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Dr. Kara Beasley protests the overturning of Roe vs. Wade by the US Supreme Court, in Denver, Colorado on June 24, 2022. JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Kara Beasley protests the overturning of Roe vs. Wade by the US Supreme Court, in Denver, Colorado on June 24, 2022. JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images Historically, doctors have played a big role in abortion's legality. Back in the 1860s, physicians with the newly-formed American Medical Association worked to outlaw abortion in the US A century later, they were doing the opposite. In the 1950s and 1960s, when states were liberalizing abortion laws, "the charge for that actually came from doctors who said, 'This is insane, we can't practice medicine, we can't exercise…
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The history of abortion access on Prince Edward Island

The history of abortion access on Prince Edward Island

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The US Supreme Court last week voted 6-3 to overturn the Roe v. Wade interpretation of the constitution, finding it does not protect abortion rights and opening the way for states to restrict or outright ban the medical procedure.Prince Edward Island was long considered Canada's most pro-life province, and the Island's abortion politics have a long and fraught history.Here's a look back at the evolution of abortion rights on PEIDecriminalizationAbortion in Canada was formally banned in 1869 and remained illegal until 1969, when the Criminal Law Amendment Act decriminalized therapeutic abortions, as long as a committee of doctors certified that the pregnancy endangered the pregnant person's life or health.On PEI, the last legal abortion was performed in 1982 when the Protestant and Catholic hospitals merged, shortly before the opening of…
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