Thursday, May 12, 2022

Roundup: Overturning Roe would hurt rural poor more; states ready limits abortion access; recent poll results . . .

A Center for Reproductive Rights map categorizes states by protection of abortion rights if Roe v. Wade is overturned. (Click the image to enlarge it.)

Here's a roundup on abortion, which has been much in the news lately after the leak of a Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade:

"The end of Roe v. Wade – the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that prevents excessive government restriction of abortion services – could create multi-state regions where abortion is illegal, greatly complicating access for rural women who already must travel farther to terminate a pregnancy," Skylar Baker-Jordan reports for The Daily Yonder. One expert noted that abortion would still be accessible for those with the time, money, and transportation to travel to another state.

Americans' views on abortion diverge on more than just partisan lines. Younger Americans across party lines often express more liberal or stronger views on abortion, recent polling shows. Read more here.

Some editors and publishers at large news organizations are urging their employees to keep their views on abortion private, even on their personal social-media pages. Read more here.

Republican state lawmakers are quickly preparing bills to limit abortion access in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned. Read more here.

Overturning abortion rights could amplify the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people, many of whom are victims of domestic violence or sex trafficking. Read more here.

Texas has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S., and illustrates how such laws can threaten medical treatment for miscarriages and dangerous ectopic pregnancies. Read more here.

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