US midterm elections put abortion on the ballot
08 November 2022 | 2:01 pm
The US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling earlier this year has made abortion one of the top issues during the campaign for the midterm elections. Both Democrats and Republicans have tried to capitalise on the ruling in order to attract voters.
The European Parliament voted to make abortion a fundamental right in the 27-nation bloc. The move is a reaction to the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
The White House has said that Biden will sign executive orders protecting women from new criminal penalties, but will not enshrine nationwide abortion access.
Every year approximately 200,000 abortions are done in France. Nearly 40 years after the practice was legalized in that country, the number of abortions is stable: fewer women are having abortions but repeat abortions (the same woman having more than one abortion) are increasing.
Progressive US lawmaker Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez was arrested on Tuesday at an abortion rights protest. Donning bandanas reading "We won't back down", she along with other prominent Democratic lawmakers marched from the Capitol building to the Supreme Court, denouncing the Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In total, 35 people were arrested, including 17 - exclusively Democratic - members of Congress.
The ruling by a majority of judges in the United States’ Supreme Court to overturn the right to a legal abortion across the entire country has also sent shockwaves through Europe.In our programme we examine abortion rights around the EU and look at how the situation might evolve.
The Midwestern state is the first to head to the polls on abortion since the Supreme Court ended the national right to the procedure. The ballot is being monitored closely as a test case for abortion across the country.
The order will facilitate out of state travel for abortion to parts of the country where the procedure is still legal. The move comes amid Republican-led attempts to outlaw abortion following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Allyson Felix says recent U.S. abortion ban is "shocking"; hopes to help working mothers and athletes after her recent retirement from the track
Kenya's Deputy President and presidential hopeful William Ruto cast his ballot early on Tuesday morning (August 9) as Kenyans elect a new president.
The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected a bid by abortion rights advocates to prevent a near-total ban from taking effect later this month. The criminalization of all abortions will take effect later this month.
The United States is bitterly divided over abortion and gun ownership. Is American democracy at risk? Our guests: Emilia Roig (political scientist), Laura von Daniels (analyst), Erik Kirschbaum (journalist)
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