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Hundreds rally again in support of abortion rights in Omaha | Politics & Government
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Hundreds rally again in support of abortion rights in Omaha | Politics & Government

Nearly two weeks after a leaked draft opinion suggested the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, hundreds of people gathered in Omaha Saturday to denounce the anticipated decision and reaffirm their commitment to protect abortion rights.The demonstration outside the City-County Building was just one of many throughout the nation as local organizers billed the day as Roe v. Wade Day of Action. Wielding signs with messages like “Keep abortion safe and legal” and “No uterus, no opinion,” attendees rallied and heard from speakers who promised to keep fighting no matter what happens.Saturday’s rally was at least the second one to occur in Omaha since the media outlet Politico broke the story of the draft opinion on May 2.Support for personal choice was one of the commo...
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...
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 ...