Heartbeat Law

20 May 19
Women's Web: For Women Who Do

For the sake of women’s rights everywhere, it’s time to speak up against men taking decisions about women’s bodies. It is Alabama and abortion today. It is all of our rights tomorrow. Our silence can be fatal. Last week in the US, 25 all white male senators voted to advance the most restrictive abortion ban […]

20 May 19
PEOPLE.com

The measures criminalize abortion in multiple states, with doctors in Alabama facing 99 years in prison for performing the procedure

20 May 19
Election Opinions

This weekend, filmmakers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer announced that if the recently signed “heartbeat bill” takes effect in Georgia, they will not film in the state anymore. They will, however, begin filming their next movie (Hillbilly Elegy) in Georgia next month. Production on that film will wrap well before the tentative January effective date […]

20 May 19
P.M. News

Thousands took to the streets in the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions in decades. Around 500 women’s reproductive rights defenders gathered in state capital Montgomery, while in the cities of Birmingham, Anniston, Huntsville and Mobile around 3,000 more joined in denouncing the “Alabama […]

20 May 19

Louis blinks the sleep from his eyes and peers through the windshield. All he sees is a piercing light above a large steel door and a smaller wooden door to the side. The rest of the view is shrouded in darkness, though in the distance he hears a faint rumble. With the heater off, the […]

20 May 19
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he was for or against the Alabama law, which […]

20 May 19
rantings of a madwoman

I’ve been sitting here quietly (okay, maybe not so quietly) for the past week, as the rights of women, to obtain a safe and legal abortion, have fallen under attack. I shuddered with anger and fear, when I read headlines like these… “These 25 Republicans (all white men) just voted to ban abortion in Alabama” […]

20 May 19
Viral News One

Georgia has signed into law a bill that would ban abortions after the point that a heartbeat can be detected. Currently, women in the state can get abortions until 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will change in January 2020, when the law comes into force and shifts that to about 6-7 weeks for most pregnancies, before many women even […]

20 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1668348-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1668348-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1668348-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1668348-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he was for or against the Alabama law, which forbids the procedure in almost all circumstances, including cases of rape and incest. But a senior administration official said Sunday that the president is troubled by new state laws that seek to imprison doctors who perform abortions. The official said Trump wanted to make clear that one can oppose abortion, as he does, but still agree to allow it when rape or incest is involved, or when the pregnant woman’s life is at risk. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Trump’s reasoning. ….Federal Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life. The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and Win…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 Trump tweeted late Saturday that gains by anti-abortion activists will “rapidly disappear” if, as he put it, “we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one.” As he heads into re-election season, the president is trying to walk a fine line between a conservative base that favors criminalizing access to abortion and potentially angering women who already are skeptical of him. Dems jump on GOP differences Disagreement among Republicans is becoming apparent over Alabama’s law, and Trump sees Democrats taking advantage of that. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, the top Republican in the Democratic-controlled chamber, opposed the law, saying he supports exceptions for rape and incest and serious risk to the woman’s life. Evangelist Pat Robertson, meanwhile, said the law is too “extreme” and not the best vehicle to attempt to force the Supreme Court to revisit — and possibly overturn — Roe v. Wade, the high court’s 1973 ruling that established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. Several of the Democrats who are competing for the right to challenge Trump in 2020 have come out against Alabama’s law and other state moves to impose new abortion restrictions, vowing to protect abortion rights through national legislation or, if elected, their Supreme Court nominees. Other state laws ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which experts say typically happens around the sixth week of pregnancy, but is often before most women realize or confirm they are expecting a baby. Trump tweeted that “We have come very far” on the anti-abortion front in the two-plus years since he took office, noting the addition of more than 100 conservative federal judges and two Supreme Court justices “and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life.” His selections of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court tilted the political makeup of the nation’s high court to the right, and emboldened conservatives who believe the time is ripe for a court case to challenge Roe v. Wade. Trump urges unity Trump also claimed that “The Radical Left” is “imploding on this issue” and urged Republican unity on abortion to keep Democrats from winning. Trump claims Democrats support abortion on demand, including ending pregnancies late in the term. “We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020,” he tweeted. Trump noted in the tweets that he holds the same anti-abortion position as Republican President Ronald Reagan, but that stance was not a lifelong one for the current Oval Office occupant. Hailing from liberal New York City and decades before aligning with the GOP as he neared a serious run for president, Trump favored abortion rights. He also supported Planned Parenthood, a provider of women’s health care services, including abortion. Trump includes regular references in his speeches to what he says are the Democrats’ extreme positions on abortion, including in formal settings like the State of the Union address and in the more free-wheeling atmosphere of his campaign rallies. Republicans believe the politics of abortion have shifted somewhat in their favor in recent years. But the near-absolutist nature of the most recent state-level bills has sparked concerns inside Trump’s team that the issue could energize his critics and female voters, with whom the president has long struggled. Could fire up both sides Polling suggests the abortion issue has the potential to stoke political engagement among both parties. The General Social Survey released last year found 64% of Democrats, but just 35% of Republicans, saying a woman should be able to have an abortion for any reason. Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian and abortion opponent, avoided taking sides when he was asked about the Alabama law during an appearance in Wisconsin last week. Pence replied that he is proud to be part of a “pro-life administration,” adding that he and Trump “have worked to stand for the sanctity of life since the outset of this administration. And I know many states around the country are embracing life.” Pence’s spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah, on Sunday declined further comment. ——— Associated Press writer Calvin Woodward contributed to this report.
20 May 19
Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

Monday Morning Musings: “But it is only in epic tragedies that gloom is unrelieved. In real life tragedy and comedy are so intermingled that when one is most wretched ridiculous things happen to make one laugh in spite of oneself.” –Georgette Heyer,  Civil Contract “Here in the moving shadows I catch my breath and sing– […]

20 May 19
The Black Sheep's Lifestyle

I’m going to nerd out on you a little bit. This title and topic comes from a good quote in one of the shows I used to watch called Teen Wolf. One of the mentors to the main character tells him that everything in life regresses to the mean. What is that? It means that […]

20 May 19
New Delhi Times

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet. Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have recently approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen in the sixth […]

20 May 19
FX Forex Trading

[ad_1] #worldnews #tradingupdate #globalnews © -. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (-) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Republican-enacted abortion restrictions from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would ban […]