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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...
One day after draft abortion opinion, Harris says “women’s rights are under attack”
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One day after draft abortion opinion, Harris says “women’s rights are under attack”

Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a clear message Tuesday night to protect women's rights while speaking to a packed room of pro-abortion rights elected leaders, officials and candidates from across the country, one day after a draft opinion leaked that suggested the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. "Roe v. Wade in its power has protected a woman's right, her right, to make decisions about her own body for nearly half a century," the vice president said.  "If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will be a direct assault on freedom, on the fundamental right of self-determination to which we are all entitled as Americans."Her remarks were delivered to an energized crowd gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington for the annual We are EMILY Gala. 700 people were exp...
Harris, one day after draft abortion opinion, says “women’s rights are under attack”
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Harris, one day after draft abortion opinion, says “women’s rights are under attack”

Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a clear message Tuesday night to protect women's rights while speaking to a  a packed room of pro-abortion rights elected leaders, officials and candidates from across the country, one day after a draft opinion leaked that suggested the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. "Roe v. Wade in its power has protected a woman's right, her right, to make decisions about her own body for nearly half a century," the vice president said.  "If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will be a direct assault on freedom, on the fundamental right of self-determination to which we are all entitled as Americans."Her remarks were delivered to an energized crowd gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington for the annual We are EMILY Gala. 700 people were ...