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# Roe v Wade

This year
Biden vows to fight Republicans' 'extreme' anti-abortion agenda
20 states, mostly in the South and Midwest, have prohibited abortion outright or severely restricted access.
South Carolina to become the latest US state to restrict abortion to within six weeks
A previous six-week ban in South Carolina had been overturned by the state Supreme Court.
US Supreme Court to deliver ruling on abortion pill access
Mifepristone was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and accounts for more than half of all abortions in the US.
Access to abortion pill in the US plunged into uncertainty following conflicting rulings
Two separate rulings were issued just minutes apart by federal judges in Texas and Washington.
Wyoming governor signs law outlawing use of abortion pills
Mark Gordon signed the bill into law last night.
Pregnant US inmate seeks release because unborn baby is innocent
Natalia Harrell faces a murder charge after fatally shooting another woman while taking an Uber.
Last year
Joe Biden vows to legislate for Roe v Wade if Democrats control Congress after midterms
The ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this year.
White House blasts near-complete ban on abortion in Arizona
The only exemption to the ban is if the woman’s life is in jeopardy.
West Virginia governor signs abortion ban into law
The bill will go into effect immediately, except for the criminal penalties, which will go into effect in 90 days.
More US states ban abortion as Democrats push back
Another dozen states are expected to follow suit with their own restrictions.
White House calls Indiana abortion ban 'devastating'
The ban takes effect on September 15.
Kansas voters protect abortion rights in post-Roe v Wade referendum
The referendum was the first test of US voter sentiment about abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June.
US Justice Department sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban set to take effect this month
It is the Biden administration’s first litigation since the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe V Wade ruling in June.
Kansas puts abortion rights on the ballot in test case for US
Advocates look nervously to neighboring Oklahoma and Missouri which have implemented near-total bans.
Police arrest 17 US politicians at abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court
Footage from the protest showed Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and others being led away, not in handcuffs, and waving to supporters.
US House passes bills to protect abortion access but Senate approval unlikely
The legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is unlikely to advance in the Senate.
US police confirm that Ohio ten-year-old crossed state lines for abortion
The story garnered attention as a shocking effect of the overturning of Roe v Wade.
Pregnant driver fined under carpool rules argues foetus is passenger following Roe v Wade ruling
She was driving in a lane reserved for vehicles carrying at least two people.
Biden administration says US doctors must offer abortion if mother’s life at risk
Officials say federal law on emergency treatment guidelines pre-empts state laws in jurisdictions that now ban abortion.
Pharma company seeks to make its birth control over-the-counter in US
If approved, this “historic” application would reduce barriers to contraception across America.
Debunked: TikTok videos touting unproven and potentially dangerous 'herbal abortion' methods
The videos have circulated since the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade rulin.
Clips circulating on TikTok recently have suggested how women can terminate their own pregnancies, Brianna Parkins writes.
Many videos have cited the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade last month.
Medical experts have warned against using such methods because they are possibly dangerous and there is no evidence to support them.
Joe Biden says US Supreme Court is 'out of control' before signing order on abortion access
The US President said the fastest way to restore the Roe V Wade ruling is “to pass a national law” codifying it.
Four US states protect abortion from out-of-state prosecution
Colorado, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Main will protect providers and patients from extradition to home states that have banned the practice.
The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.
The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?
Listen in to our interview with Dr David Kenny of Trinity College School of Law to find out more.
Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion
Biden described the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion as “destabilising”.
Protest over Roe v Wade ruling held at US embassy in Dublin
The crowd was told about how the US can learn from Ireland’s 2018 movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment and liberalise its abortion laws.
'A time of great danger': Abortion rights supporters and opponents map next moves
The Supreme Court on Friday ended the constitutional right to abortion in America.
'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.
US faces historic abortion change as Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court
The decision was taken by the court today.
The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be
Concerns about Roe v. Wade were first raised after a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked.
'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.
Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal
Linda Coffee is the last living member of the legal team who won the case in 1973.
Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans
The almost party-line count promises to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling.
US Republicans block contentious Senate abortion rights vote
All 50 Republicans and one of the 50 Democrats voted not to consider the legislation.
US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.
White House warns against violence after abortion protests
Press Secretary Jen Psaki called for restraint after reports of demonstrations outside the homes of two Supreme Court justices.
‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice
The draft opinion would allow individual states to more heavily regulate or outright ban abortion.
Roe v Wade: What would change if the landmark abortion case was overturned by the US Supreme Court?
If the case was overturned, 24 States are set to restrict abortion access.
Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights
Jane Roe – a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey – sued the Dallas Attorney General, Henry Wade.