Public Opinion Polls On Abortion Show Varying Results Depending On How The Questions Are Worded

Figuring out if this has become sufficiently politically dangerous for them not to say something about, I think, is the calculus they are trying to make,” Sucher said. Abortion rights activists have called on companies and the general public to boycott Texas over the abortion law. The Portland, Ore., City Council will consider banning trading … Read more

Other Companies Are Taking Steps To Thwart Private Enforcement Of The Law

The new abortion law in Texas is roiling the business community, prompting some firms to directly interfere with the controversial enforcement mechanism and putting pressure on others to publicly denounce the measure. Texas-based dating platforms Match and Bumble set up relief funds to help people affected by the law, while ride-hailing platforms Uber and Lyft … Read more

America Is Back Fighting Its Endless Legal War Over Abortion

Behind a Texas law that has confounded legal scholars and given abortion opponents hope is a publicity-shy, 45-year-old West Coast litigator known for his command of abstruse legal theory. The Texas Heartbeat Act has survived a brush with the Supreme Court and made Texas the most restrictive in the nation for abortion access, thanks largely … Read more

The Death Toll From Unprecedented Flooding In The Northeastern U.s

Democrats say they are preparing to fight against Texas’s new law essentially banning abortions, after the Supreme Court refused to halt it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will hold a vote this month on the Women’s Health Protection Act, which could help protect abortion rights. But the legislation is unlikely to receive a … Read more

Along With Shock And Sadness Came Activist Organizing And Offers Of Assistance From Across The Country

The full meaning of Senate Bill 8 and how it would impact anyone who can become pregnant shocked people across the state. The legislature had, in effect, declared dead in Texas the 1973 Supreme Court ruling known as the Roe decision, which legalized abortion in the U.S. When the full impact of SB8 was known … Read more

With Abortion Now Effectively Illegal In Texas, Abortion Rights Activists Say They’re Devastated

The law, which is the most extreme abortion restriction in the country, went into effect at midnight Wednesday. It bans women from getting abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, which oftentimes is before a woman knows she’s pregnant. Abortion providers had filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to step in before the ban … Read more