Arizona judge allows pre-statehood abortion ban to take effect

A Pima County judge ruled on Friday that Arizona’s pre-statehood ban on most abortions will go into effect following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. Driving the news: Judge Kellie Johnson ruled that years of subsequent abortion restrictions that are less lenient than the territorial-era ban don’t negate it. Attorney General … Read more

Biden promises to codify Roe if two more Democrats are elected to Senate

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Democratic National Committee event at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, U.S., September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters President Joe Biden vowed Friday that Democrats will codify the right to an abortion into law if two more are elected to the U.S. Senate … Read more

“I am very, very, very sorry” Roe was overturned

Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, in his first televised interview since retiring from the bench in June, lamented the court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, saying he is “very, very, very sorry” about it. Driving the news: “Was I happy about it? Not for an instant. Did I do everything I could to persuade … Read more

Graham: Abortion ‘not a states’ rights issue’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said abortion is “not a states’ rights issue” as he continues to promote his legislation that would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Graham acknowledged that his legislation goes against conservative ideas of federalism and letting individual states decide their own laws.   … Read more

Shannon Bream presses Sen. Graham on abortion pivot – Fox News

Shannon Bream presses Sen. Graham on abortion pivot  Fox News Graham says he’s ‘confident’ Americans would support national abortion ban  The Hill Rubio takes unnecessary risk in siding with Graham on abortion bill | Bill Cotterell  Tallahassee Democrat Is Graham crackers? Another gaffe gives aid to the Democrats | Mulshine View Full Coverage on Google News

Graham says he’s ‘confident’ Americans would support national abortion ban

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday expressed confidence that the public would support his 15-week federal abortion ban proposal but acknowledged it does not have the votes to pass the Senate. “I’m pro-life, even in an election year,” Graham told “Fox News Sunday” anchor Shannon Bream. “I am confident the American people would accept a … Read more

Lindsey Graham abortion ban bill splits GOP on midterm message

Republicans are distancing themselves from Sen. Lindsey Graham’s new proposal to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, as Democrats hold up the bill as proof the GOP seeks to restrict abortion nationwide if it wins control of Congress in the November midterm elections. In Graham’s proposal, Democrats see another chance to leverage an … Read more

The Hill’s Morning Report — Graham steals GOP’s inflation thunder with abortion ban

Inflation, inflation, inflation. That’s the message Republicans have been begging and pleading to talk about for months. But don’t tell that to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).  Graham stole the spotlight from the biggest news in GOP circles — that the consumer price index report showed that inflation rose 0.1 percent in August — by rolling … Read more

Chief Justice John Roberts defends Supreme Court’s legitimacy after Roe v. Wade

Chief Justice John Roberts defended the Supreme Court in his first public comments since SCOTUS reversed Roe v. Wade, saying the court should not bend to the wills of the people or political parties. Why it matters: The comments come days after Vice President Kamala Harris called the Supreme Court “an activist court” that took … Read more

Kamala Harris puts target on ‘activist’ Supreme Court

Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday attacked Supreme Court justices for rescinding federal abortion rights, saying their June ruling is causing “suffering” as states impose dramatic restrictions on the procedure. “I think this is an activist court,” Harris told NBC anchor Chuck Todd in an interview that will air more completely on Sunday. “We had … Read more