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Archbishop of San Francisco says Pelosi can’t receive communion over efforts to protect abortion rights
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Archbishop of San Francisco says Pelosi can’t receive communion over efforts to protect abortion rights

The archbishop of San Francisco said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is Catholic, can no longer receive the sacrament of communion because she has declined to back down from her push for abortion access.Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone wrote in a public post Friday that his "many requests" have not been accepted to speak with Pelosi, who is from San Francisco, since she vowed to keep Roe v. Wade. The archbishop said he communicated to Pelosi on April 7 that, should she not publicly repudiate her "advocacy for abortion 'rights" or refrain from referring to her faith in public, he would have no choice but to deny her communion. The archbishop's reprimand is the latest development in political and religious debate as some leaders in the Catholic Church speak out against ...
Oklahoma lawmakers approve abortion bill that critics say is nation’s most restrictive: “Worst-case scenario”
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Oklahoma lawmakers approve abortion bill that critics say is nation’s most restrictive: “Worst-case scenario”

Oklahoma's Legislature gave final approval Thursday to another Texas-style anti-abortion bill that providers say will be the most restrictive in the nation once the governor signs it. The bill by Collinsville Republican Rep. Wendi Stearman would prohibit all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest that has been reported to law enforcement.The bill is part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights. It comes on the heels of a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that suggests justices are considering weakening or overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nearly 50 years ago."Is our goal to defend the right to life or isn't it...
U.S. Marshals assisting in security of Supreme Court after leak of draft abortion opinion
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U.S. Marshals assisting in security of Supreme Court after leak of draft abortion opinion

The marshal of the Supreme Court is being assisted by the U.S. Marshals — the law enforcement arm dedicated to protecting the nation's highest court — in protecting the justices since last week's leak of a draft opinion suggesting landmark abortion law Roe v. Wade would be overturned. "The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has a strong partnership with the Supreme Court Police, and upon the request of the Marshal of the Supreme Court, the USMS does provide assistance as needed," the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. "The USMS is currently assisting the Marshal of the Supreme Court in response to increased security concerns stemming from the unauthorized release of the draft opinion; however, the USMS does not comment on specific security measures." CBS News has obtained multipl...
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NYT Switches ‘Fetus’ Wordle Answer After Abortion Rights Attack

Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty Images)Today’s Wordle answer was supposed to be “fetus,” and for many it still was, despite The New York Times trying to pull the word ahead of time. In light of reports that the Supreme Court is currently slated to overturn Roe v. Wade and toss out abortion rights for millions along with it, the Greylady said its latest intervention into the popular puzzle game was to keep Wordle “distinct from the news.”According to a Monday blog post by The New York Times, “fetus” was pre-loaded as the correct Wordle answer for May 9, 2022 last year, and its current timing was “entirely unintentional and a coincidence.” Then last week, Politico reported on a leaked draft opinion showing the Supreme Court justices was preparing to dismantle nearly 50 years of federal protec...
It’s not wedge politics to acknowledge the Conservative party’s stance on abortion
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It’s not wedge politics to acknowledge the Conservative party’s stance on abortion

In light of American news about the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, it’s important that Canadians do not get smug or complacent about abortion access here. The issues in Canada are very different, as the main barriers to abortion are funding and lack of access outside of urban centres, rather than criminality. Additionally, there are many institutional features in Canada that protect us from a lot of what has happened in the U.S. However, that doesn’t mean that everything is going great here, or that there is no reason to remain vigilant. For starters, the anti-choice movement in Canada is extremely well organized and openly boasts about wanting to influence the political process in order to roll back abortion rights in this country.There is also a lot Canada can be doing to improve acc...
Supreme Court justices get increased security after Roe v. Wade leak: “The risk is real”
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Supreme Court justices get increased security after Roe v. Wade leak: “The risk is real”

The Supreme Court is under lockdown with eight-foot fencing around the building, all entry points blocked to vehicles and more officers on patrol. It's a scene reminiscent of what Washington, D.C., looked like after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. CBS News has learned the nine Supreme Court justices have been given extra security since general threats of violence against the justices have increased after a draft majority opinion suggesting the high court would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked and published by Politico. The justices' home locations have been shared online and they're receiving more targeted personal phone threats. Justice Samuel Alito, author of the draft majority opinion, canceled a scheduled appearance Thursday in Nashville, and the other justices are als...
Supreme Court justices get increased security after Roe v. Wade leak: “The risk is real”
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Supreme Court justices get increased security after Roe v. Wade leak: “The risk is real”

The Supreme Court is under lockdown with eight-foot fencing around the building, all entry points blocked to vehicles and more officers on patrol. It's a scene reminiscent of what Washington, D.C., looked like after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. CBS News has learned the nine Supreme Court justices have been given extra security since general threats of violence against the justices have increased after a draft majority opinion suggesting the high court would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked and published by Politico. The justices' home locations have been shared online and they're receiving more targeted personal phone threats. Justice Samuel Alito, author of the draft majority opinion, canceled a scheduled appearance Thursday in Nashville, and the other justices are als...
Could Overturning Roe v. Wade Backfire for Republicans? | Politics
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Could Overturning Roe v. Wade Backfire for Republicans? | Politics

Imperiled Democrats have a message for Republicans who have been campaigning for decades on the promise to ban abortion: be careful what you wish for.The leak of the draft Supreme Court decision vacating the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion has provided besieged Democratic candidates with a universal theme as they head into a daunting midterm election season. From Pennsylvania to Nevada, and Ohio to Florida, Democratic candidates for Senate slammed the decision and castigated GOP opponents who are running on antiabortion platforms.Democratic gubernatorial and state legislative candidates also seized on the issue, since an undoing of Roe would make states the arbiters of whether or not a woman can terminate a pregnancy.Republicans, for the most part, sought to soften their rh...
Threat to Roe draws attention to scant support for women having children
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Threat to Roe draws attention to scant support for women having children

The expectation that Supreme Court is about to scrap decades of federal protections of abortion rights is highlighting another issue: the lack of resources and support available for women to have and raise children. More women living in states without abortion access, should Roe v. Wade be overturned, will likely carry to term. Yet, not one of the two dozen states with laws on the books restricting abortion access offers paid family leave.Eight of them have opted out of expanding Medicaid coverage under the health care law, which covers pregnancy through postpartum for low-income Americans. And Mississippi, whose abortion restriction law is at the heart of an impending Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ranks as the state with the highest ...
Leaked draft opinion suggests Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade
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Leaked draft opinion suggests Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade

Washington — The Supreme Court appears ready to overturn its landmark decisions establishing the right to an abortion, according to a draft opinion obtained and published by Politico, a decision that — if finalized — would dismantle 50 years of precedent and pave the way for states to severely curtail abortion rights in the United States.The leak of a draft opinion from the Supreme Court is breathtaking and unprecedented in modern times, and has already sent shockwaves through Washington and the nation. In a statement Tuesday morning, the court confirmed the document was authentic. Chief Justice John Roberts denounced the leak as a "betrayal" and "a singular and egregious betrayal of trust" that would be fully investigated.  Late Monday, hundreds of pr...