President Joe Biden took Trump to task for his support of a nationwide abortion ban and his role in repealing Roe v. Wade, criticizing him for “taking away women’s freedom,” putting women’s lives in danger, and unleashing “cruelty and chaos all across America.”
Democrats passed bills to protect patients and abortion providers against legal action and to expand access to contraception. They rejected a near-total abortion ban and another proposal to prohibit state funding from going to any hospital or facility where abortion care is provided.
Project 2025, a conservative blueprint for a second Trump administration, calls for the Justice Department to start enforcing the Comstock Act of 1873. The old law bans the mailing of “anything designed, adapted, or intended for producing abortion,” which could include medical instruments.
Democrats defeated a near-total abortion ban introduced by Republicans and passed a bill to improve access to contraception by eliminating certain copays, cost-sharing requirements, reimbursement requirements, and coverage delays.
“Thousands of girls and women in states that banned abortion experienced rape-related pregnancy, but few (if any) obtained in-state abortions legally, suggesting that rape exceptions fail to provide reasonable access to abortion for survivors,” the study stated.
During Tuesday’s event, the president and vice president highlighted several new measures the administration is taking to strengthen reproductive health care access, criticized extreme abortion bans, and highlighted the stakes of the 2024 election for reproductive rights.
In this year’s fight for majority control of the General Assembly, abortion emerged as a key election issue in races for the Virginia House and Senate. Voters elected Democratic majorities in both the House of Delegates and state Senate, signaling to lawmakers that...
In this year’s fight for majority control of the General Assembly, abortion emerged as a key election issue in races for the Virginia House and Senate. By electing Democratic majorities in both chambers, voters in the commonwealth told lawmakers that they wanted...
The abortion pill mifepristone is one of two drugs used in medication abortions, which account for more than half of all abortions in the United States. If the Court approves a ban or other restrictions, it could severely restrict the ability to access abortion care all across the country.
In Missouri, Republicans have introduced bills to charge women who have abortions with murder, while in Texas, a mom was forced to flee the state to get an abortion in order to protect her own health—situations made possible by Donald Trump and the repeal of Roe v. Wade.