Trump takes credit score for finish of Roe v. Wade

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Former President Donald Trump, who nominated three of the justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, took credit score for the court docket’s determination on the landmark abortion ruling.

“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump mentioned in an announcement.

Trump’s three nominees, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, voted to overturn the decades-old case affirming the constitutional proper to an abortion.

—Lauren Feiner

DOJ will ‘work tirelessly to guard and advance reproductive freedom,’ AG Garland says

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The Department of Justice will “work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive freedom,” Attorney General Merrick Garland mentioned in response to Friday’s ruling.

“The Supreme Court has eliminated an established right that has been an essential component of women’s liberty for half a century – a right that has safeguarded women’s ability to participate fully and equally in society,” Garland mentioned in an announcement. “And in renouncing this fundamental right, which it had repeatedly recognized and reaffirmed, the Court has upended the doctrine of stare decisis, a key pillar of the rule of law.”

Garland mentioned Justice “strongly disagrees with the Court’s decision” which “deals a devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States.”

He famous that it is affect would disproportionately affect folks of shade and people with the least monetary means.

— Lauren Feiner

JPMorgan Chase says it can pay for workers to journey to states that enable abortions

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JPMorgan Chase, one of many greatest employers within the U.S. monetary companies business, informed workers it can pay for journey to states that enable authorized abortions, in accordance with a memo obtained by CNBC.

The information got here as a part of an inside communication to workers explaining expanded medical advantages set to start in July, in accordance with the June 1 memo. In a query and reply net web page linked to the memo, the financial institution straight addressed whether or not it was masking abortion, in addition to out-of-state journey to have the process.

“Our health care plans have historically covered travel benefits for certain covered services that would require travel,” JPMorgan mentioned. “Beginning in July, we will expand this benefit to include all covered services that can only be obtained far from your home, which would include legal abortion.”

— Hugh Son

Yelp CEO says ruling ‘places girls’s well being in jeopardy’

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Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman mentioned the ruling “puts women’s health in jeopardy” and known as on enterprise leaders to talk out.

“This ruling puts women’s health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve made toward gender equality in the workplaces since Roe,” he mentioned in an announcement. “Business leaders must step up to support the health and safety of their employees by speaking out against the wave of abortion bans that will be triggered as a result of this decision, and call on Congress to codify Roe into law.”

Yelp in April mentioned it might provide workers and their dependents monetary help for out-of-state journey in quest of abortion care, in accordance with a report from the Wall Street Journal.

—Sara Salinas

Missouri governor indicators proclamation to implement abortion ban

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has issued a proclamation that may implement the state’s ban on abortion.

It’s unclear how shortly the ban will go into impact. Parson mentioned litigation stopping implementation of the regulation nonetheless must be resolved.

Missouri’s ban would prohibit medical doctors from performing abortions except the affected person has a medical emergency. Anyone who performs an abortion would face 5 to 10 years in jail. The regulation prohibits the prosecution of ladies who obtain abortions.

Missouri solely has one abortion clinic positioned in St. Louis. Many girls in Missouri who wish to finish their pregnancies cross state traces into Kansas, which has 4 clinics and protects abortion rights below its state structure.

At least 13 states have legal guidelines on the books that might ban abortion within the wake of the Supreme Court’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade.

— Spencer Kimball

Planned Parenthood CEO: ‘We will not again down’

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Alexis McGill Johnson, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called the Supreme Court’s decision “horrific,” saying it would be most strongly felt by minority and low-income communities.

“Knowing this second would come doesn’t make it any much less devastating,” she said. “The Supreme Court has now formally given politicians permission to regulate what we do with our our bodies, deciding that we are able to not be trusted to find out the course for our personal lives.”

She added: “To anybody at the moment who’s scared, or offended, or decided, know this — 17 million Planned Parenthood supporters proudly stand with you. We will rebuild and reclaim the liberty that’s ours. We will not return. And we can’t again down.”

— Leslie Josephs

Senate to hold hearing on Supreme Court’s decision to end abortion protections under U.S. Constitution

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in July on the Supreme Court’s decision to end abortion rights under the U.S. Constitution.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, the committee chairman, said the high court’s decision to end a half century of abortion protections means millions of Americans will have fewer rights than their parents and grandparents.

The hearing will look at the “grim actuality of a post-Roe America,” according to a statement from the committee posted to Twitter.

— Spencer Kimball

Texas Gov. Abbott welcomes ruling, says state will always fight for ‘innocent unborn’

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott welcomed the ruling in a statement, saying he will continue to work with his state’s legislature to “save each youngster from the ravages of abortion and assist our expectant moms in want.”

Texas is one of several states that passed a so-called “set off regulation” designed to ban abortions upon the overturning of Roe v Wade.

“The U.S. Supreme Court appropriately overturned Roe v. Wade and reinstated the precise of states to guard harmless, unborn kids. Texas is a pro-life state, and we now have taken important motion to guard the sanctity of life. Texas has additionally prioritized supporting girls’s healthcare and expectant moms in want to present them the required sources in order that they will select life for his or her youngster,” Abbott said.

“Texas will at all times battle for the harmless unborn,” he said.

— Sara Salinas

Pelosi accuses Republicans of seeking to ‘punish and control women’ with state abortion bans

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of seeking to “punish and management girls” by implementing state abortion bans after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

At least 13 states are poised to implement abortion bans in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision. Those states would make performing an abortion a felony that would carry years-long jail sentences.

“What is occurring right here?” Pelosi asked in a press conference Friday. “A lady’s basic well being choices are her personal to make in in session together with her physician, her religion, her household — not some right-wing politicians that Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell packed the court docket with.”

Pelosi condemned the Supreme Court’s ruling as cruel, outrageous and heart wrenching. She vowed Democrats will make abortion rights a central issue ahead of the midterm elections in November.

“While Republicans search to punish and management girls, Democrats will maintain combating ferociously to enshrine Roe v. Wade because the regulation of the land,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi accused the GOP plotting to implement a nationwide abortion ban that would not only arrest doctors for offering reproductive care, but also women who want to end their pregnancy.

The legislation in states poised to ban the procedure do not allow women to be prosecuted for receiving an abortion. However, there have already been instances in which women have been reported to authorities.

In April, a women in South Texas charged with murder after allegedly having a self-induced abortion, although state law exempts women from prosecution for having abortions. The district attorney ultimately dismissed the indictment, saying it is clear that she “can’t and shouldn’t be prosecuted for the allegation towards her.”

— Spencer Kimball

Tech companies could face more privacy concerns in wake of Roe

Pro-choice and anti-abortion demonstrators gather outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2022.

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The Supreme Court’s decision could have a big impact on tech companies that store troves of user data that prosecutors could use to charge women and service providers for violating state bans on abortions.

Prosecutors have already pointed to digital searches and messages in at least two high-profile cases against women accused of harming their babies after they said they had a miscarriage or stillbirth.

Experts in digital privacy and legal advocates defending people who have lost a baby or had an abortion say tech companies can and should take more steps to protect user data in light of the increasing restrictions on abortion access. That could include minimizing the amount of data the platforms collect on users, limiting how long they keep that information or at the very least, informing consumers when they are required to hand over the user’s data to law enforcement, assuming the platform isn’t barred from doing so.

In the meantime, digital privacy experts say there are steps consumers can take themselves to limit data exposure while researching reproductive healthcare. That includes using privacy-focused search engines, a virtual private network and communicating with friends and family over encrypted messaging apps.

— Lauren Feiner

McConnell calls Supreme Court decision ‘a historic victory for the Constitution’

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade a “historic victory for the Constitution.”

“The Justices utilized the Constitution. They rigorously weighed the complicated elements relating to precedent. The Court overturned mistaken rulings that even liberals have lengthy admitted had been incoherent, restoring the separation of powers,” McConnell wrote in a statement.

The Kentucky senator commended the Supreme Court for “impartiality within the face of tried intimidation.”

 — Amanda Macias

Planned Parenthood president says women will continue to fight for equal rights

President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson at the Women’s March Foundation’s National Day Of Action, “Bans Off Our Bodies” reproductive rights rally at Los Angeles City Hall on May 14, 2022.

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The ruling provoked an immediate response from Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, who said the ruling gives politicians the ability to control women’s bodies, “deciding that we are able to not be trusted to find out the course for our personal lives.”

The group, which has lengthy fought to uphold abortion rights, will proceed to demand and battle for the precise of ladies to be handled like equal residents, she mentioned.

— Dawn Kopecki