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Biden Strategizes With Democratic Governors to Protect Abortion Rights | Politics
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Biden Strategizes With Democratic Governors to Protect Abortion Rights | Politics

Hamstrung by narrow Democratic majorities in Congress, President Joe Biden Friday huddled virtually with Democratic governors to find ways to provide abortion access even as states move to ban or severely restrict the procedure."We're going to do everything in our power" to help girls and women get abortions no matter where they live, Biden told nine governors on a videoconference to plot strategy. He said he had just spoken with Attorney General Merrick Garland, and the two were determined to make sure two workarounds – getting medication abortion from an out-of-state provider or traveling across a state line to get an abortion, would be protected."This is not over," Biden said, a week after the Supreme Court handed down a decision reversing the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling guaranteeing a woma...
How to Overturn a Supreme Court Justice’s Decision
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How to Overturn a Supreme Court Justice’s Decision

There are ways to overturn Supreme Court precedent. The Griswold, Lawrence, Obergefell, and Griswold precedents should be revisited. If the court were able to rewrite the Roe v Wade case, it would signal a crisis of legitimacy. And Congress could regulate what types of cases the court takes. But the Supreme Court rarely engages in such showdowns. Griswold, Lawrence, Obergefell precedents should be reconsidered Justice Clarence Thomas has written a concurring opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing the right to an abortion. In the opinion, he argued that other precedents, such as Griswold v. Connecticut, that had allowed married couples to use contraception should be reconsidered as well. Other important precedents to revisit include Lawrence v. Texas, whi...
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...