Abortion news from Shaw Local
Kansas voters on Tuesday protected the right to get an abortion in their state, rejecting a measure that would have allowed their Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten abortion restrictions or ban it outright.
Planned Parenthood affiliates in Illinois and Wisconsin said Thursday they have formed a partnership to expand services at an abortion clinic in Waukegan to help serve residents of Wisconsin, where abortion services are now banned.
Gov. Pritzker said the state will not fund non-Illinois residents’ abortions.
The actions President Joe Biden outlined are intended to mitigate some potential penalties women seeking abortion may face after the ruling but are limited in their ability to safeguard access to abortion nationwide
Gov. JB Pritzker and top Democratic leaders in the Illinois General Assembly said Tuesday that while they still plan to call a special session this year to strengthen abortion rights, they expect to take the “remainder of the summer” to craft policies before lawmakers return
Local activists, politicians, lawmakers and concerned residents came out for an abortion rights demonstration on Route 14 in Crystal Lake.
More than 60 people kicked off their Fourth of July festivities in downtown DeKalb Monday, exercising their right to demonstrate in support of reproductive rights. The rally was organized amid a recent Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.
About 60 people gathered at the corner of First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb Monday, July 4, 2022, to rally for reproductive rights. The Independence Day demonstration was organized to protest a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down Roe v. Wade, which protected access to abortion under federal law.
Medication abortions became the preferred method for ending pregnancy in the U.S. even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. These involve taking two prescription medicines days apart — at home or in a clinic.
Organizers are set to rally for reproductive rights on Independence Day, and are expected to gather downtown at the corner of First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb Monday morning.
A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those who support abortion access
President Joe Biden says he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster to protect access to abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade
As with the rest of the country, local opinions on Friday’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving the right to have an abortion up to each state – and in Illinois, they remain legal – are mixed.
They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns
Democratic officials across the nation hope to harness their party’s collective outrage and sadness to improve their political outlook this fall after the Supreme Court’s stunning decision to overturn Roe v. Wade