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US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling

Abortion rights supporters prepared to fan out across America Saturday for a second day of protest against the Supreme Court's thunderbolt ruling, as state after conservative state moved swiftly to ban the procedure. Dozens of new protests were planned Saturday from coast to coast, a day after demonstrations across the country that were largely peaceful -- although police fired tear gas on protesters in Phoenix, Arizona and police in riot gear moved to disperse a hard core of protesters in downtown Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena

The Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics. Some companies that stayed silent last month — when a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico — spoke up for the first time Friday, including The Walt Disney Company, which said it will reimburse employees who must travel out of state to get an abortion.
HEALTH

Coco Gauff denounces US anti-abortion laws which will ‘fuel’ her Wimbledon charge

Coco Gauff has vowed to use her disappointment over the return of strict abortion laws across America as “fuel” at Wimbledon over the next two weeks.The 18-year-old world No12 arrives in SW19 as a serious contender for the women’s singles crown, having reached the final of the French Open last month. On Friday she tweeted after the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, paving the way for states across America to implement strict anti-abortion laws not seen for nearly 50 years. “Today is a very sad day for our country I cannot believe once against history is...
TENNIS
International Business Times

Abortion Rights Activists Face First Day Of Post-Roe V. Wade American Life

Pro-and anti-abortion rights activists braced for protests on Saturday, the day after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the half-century-old Roe v. Wade precedent that recognized women's constitutional right to abortion. The sweeping ruling by the court, with a 6-3 conservative majority, was set to vastly change American life, with nearly...
CONGRESS & COURTS

Abortion Rights Documentarians Speak Out: It’s Time to Get to Work (Column)

Click here to read the full article. After the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, it might seem crass to talk about the movies. This week’s column is not here to offer listicles about must-see cinema on a subject that causes such immediate pain and hardship. However, the people who produced documentaries on abortion rights provided essential context— and a few hours after the court’s decision, they told me we need more. “We need all hands on deck,” said filmmaker Heidi Ewing, speaking over Zoom from the Nantucket Film Festival. “I’ve never claimed that movies can change the world,...
MOVIES

What to expect in the Post-Roe world

In their historic ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, six Supreme Court justices noted that the nation was grappling with this deeply divisive issue in 1973 but that “Roe abruptly ended that political process.” The court has now declared that the future of abortion will rest with 330 million Americans rather than nine justices.
U.S. POLITICS

'We're just moving backwards:' Dozens in Utica gather to protest Roe v. Wade overturn

Claudia Tenney’s tone was triumphant in a statement released Friday morning in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “Today, the Supreme Court affirmed what has been true all along: that Roe and Casey were wrongly decided,” the congresswoman said. “The right to abortion is not one that has ever been guaranteed or protected by the Constitution of the United States.”
UTICA, NY
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