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DHS memo: Violent extremism "likely" in wake of Roe v. Wade decision

The Department of Homeland Security's intelligence arm said in a memo on Friday that domestic violent extremism is "likely" in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Why it matters: Violence could take place in multiple locations for weeks as states make changes to their abortion...
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Game studios publicly criticize Roe v. Wade ruling

Several major game studios and the largest organization for international game developers explicitly or implicitly criticized today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling removing federal protections for abortion in America. Why it matters: The games industry is showing an increasing willingness to make political statements — and deal with the pros...
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Patagonia will bail out employees arrested in abortion protests

Clothing company Patagonia said Friday it will pay bail for employees who peacefully protest for "reproductive justice." Driving the news: The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier Friday, giving states the power to regulate and ban abortion. The decision prompted widespread protests outside the Supreme Court building, and more rallies are planned for across the U.S. this weekend.
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State attorney general: Abortions in Arkansas illegal

Performing abortions is now a felony in Arkansas, the state's Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced at a news conference Friday. Driving the news: The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion, out earlier the same day, overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which initiated an Arkansas "trigger law."A contingency in the 2019 Arkansas law requires the state's attorney general to certify the SCOTUS opinion, so Rutledge's move makes the law active.What they're saying: "I am proud to announce, as chief legal officer for the state of Arkansas, that the United states Supreme Court has in fact overruled Roe versus Wade...
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Trump credits himself for abortion ruling

Former President Donald Trump on Friday gave himself credit for the Supreme Court's decision to overturn landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade. Driving the news: Trump said in a statement that Friday's decision, as well as other recent Supreme Court rulings, were a result of his nominating three conservative justices to the high court.
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Abortion clinics across the country close after Roe v. Wade ruling

Multiple clinics that provide abortions closed down Friday in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court's ruling that will end federal protections on abortion. Driving the news: The Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday that overturns Roe v. Wade, making it so states can legally regulate or ban abortion. The...
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Abortion pills become central issue after SCOTUS ruling

The Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade immediately pivots the fight over abortion access to state efforts to restrict medication abortions or so-called "abortion pills." The big picture: The pills used to terminate a pregnancy — mifepristone and misoprostol — are FDA-approved for use in the first 10 weeks...
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Biden: "Roe is on the ballot"

President Biden said Friday that "Roe is on the ballot" this November, hours after the Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, effectively ending all federal protections on abortion. Driving the news: "This fall, Roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot, the right to...
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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

This morning, the Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The 6-3 decision effectively ends all federal protections on abortion. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzalez. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at [email protected]. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.
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What the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal means for Ohio

Abortion access in Ohio is likely in jeopardy after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.Why it matters: Today's seismic decision reverses the constitutional right to abortion guaranteed in the 1973 case.State of play: Abortion is currently legal in Ohio up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. The state is also not among those with an automatic "trigger law" to ban abortion upon Roe being overturned.Yes, but: Ohio Republicans are poised to revisit the 2019 "Heartbeat Bill", outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.It was prevented from taking effect because the Roe precedent was in place.What they're saying: Gov. Mike DeWine told anti-abortion allies he would seek to implement the Heartbeat Bill and "go as far as we can" to prohibit abortions if the Court ruled as it did, The Columbus Dispatch reported.Of note: A GOP bill to ban abortions is already pending in the Ohio House of Representatives.Democrats have proposed a longshot constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights in the state.Lawmakers are on break until the fall. Go deeper: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
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