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Opinion: The U.S. is Swiftly Turning Dystopian

In case you’ve been living under an actual rock, you likely know about the Supreme Court draft opinion released last month that foreshadowed the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Today, that draft became an official ruling.
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After Roe v. Wade was overturned, where do the candidates for Illinois governor stand on abortion?

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, it will be up to the states to decide if abortion is legal; and, if it is, under what circumstances. That adds weight to the importance of the abortion issue in Illinois' upcoming primary elections.  CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov shows us exactly where the candidates for governor stand.Gov. JB Pritzker, the Democratic incumbent, is a staunch supporter of abortion rights and of keeping abortion legal in Illinois, despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. His challenger in the Democratic primary, Beverly Miles, is also...
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Jim Obergefell blasts Justice Thomas for Roe ruling, omitting interracial marriage

Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the 2015 landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, blasted Justice Clarence Thomas for not including Loving v. Virginia on his list of cases that the nation’s highest court should “reconsider.” Obergefell accused Thomas of protecting himself in his ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, in which he urged his colleagues to re-evaluate other constitutional rights — but omitted the 1967 Loving v. Virginia ruling that declared it unconstitutional to ban interracial marriage. “It’s a clear indication that if it’s a case that impacts him directly, it’s safe,” Obergefell told “CNN Newsroom” on Sunday of Thomas,...
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Roe v. Wade and Five Justices in the Supreme Court

Our nation has changed greatly since 1973 and the adoption of Roe versus Wade within the United States framework of America. On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court decided that a woman’s right to an abortion, as stated back in 1973, was no longer a legal entity. This means that there is no longer a constitutional provision that protects women in this regard.

Roe overturned: MSNBC historian calls Supreme Court ‘fascist,’ ‘authoritarian,’ ‘on the side of Orwell’

MSNBC historian Michael Beschloss smeared the Supreme Court as "fascist" and "authoritarian" after they overturned the landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade, on Friday. The "Morning Joe" panel argued that by overturning Roe and giving states the power to make their own laws on abortion rights, the court was empowering Orwellian "Big Government" and it could lead to another civil war.
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Billie Joe Armstrong Claims He’ll Renounce U.S. Citizenship After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade: ‘F–k America’

“American Idiot” no more? Billie Joe Armstrong discussed the reversal of Roe v. Wade during a London concert — and he made his strong feelings on the issue very clear. “F–k America,” the Green Day singer, 50, said while playing a gig in the U.K. on Friday, June 24. “I’m f–king renouncing my citizenship. I’m f–king coming here.”
CONGRESS & COURTS

Where Does Dobbs Go From Here?

Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, at the Supreme CourtWikimedia Commons. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in a new landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, more commonly known as the Mississippi abortion case, many Americans are looking to their federal and state leaders to see what will happen next.
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Huntsville hosts Alabama’s first Trans Pride Day

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – TransFamily Support Services hosted Alabama’s first Trans Pride Day in Brahan Springs Park on Sunday, bringing together community organizations that support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Alabama. “With all of the things going on across the country and here in Alabama, it was...
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Shreveport clinic challenges Louisiana abortion trigger laws

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed suit on behalf of a Shreveport abortion provider challenging Louisiana’s newly triggered abortion laws following the reversal of Roe v. Wade Friday. The petition filed Monday requests emergency relief from the state’s trigger laws on behalf of...
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Governor Newsom Signs Abortion Rights Bill

Governor Newsom is signing legislation to protect abortion rights. The Governor signed an Assembly Bill protecting California residents from civil liability for providing, aiding, or receiving abortion care in the state. A $125-million Reproductive Health Package has also been proposed to expand access and prepare for the increase of women seeking care from other states. Newsom joins the Governors of Oregon and Washington in a multi-state commitment to defend access to reproductive health care.
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