• As anti-abortion legislation passes nationwide, enforcement problems loom as state attorneys vow not to prosecute abortion-related crimes

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Hundreds of thousands of activist demonstrated for abortion rights in Washington. D.C., April 25, 2004 Alex Wong/Getty Images
    Leaked Supreme Court documents show the court may be poised to overturn federal abortion protection.
    As anti-abortion laws pass nationwide, state attorneys vow not to prosecute abortion-related crimes.
    Michigan's Attorney General and District Attorneys in Louisiana and North Carolina have spoken out against the laws.
    With the Supreme Court possibly poised to overturn federal abortion protections and anti-abortion legislation passing nationwide, enforcement problems...
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  • Anti-abortion legislation in 5 states gives rapists and their families the right to sue abortion providers for at least $10k

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Abortion rights activist protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/AP
    Bounty-style laws banning abortion in several states offer no exceptions for rape or incest.
    Under the laws, rapists or their families may sue physicians or others who "aid" an abortion for damages.
    They may seek at least $10,000 in damages if a victim aborts a pregnancy in at least five states.
    In Texas , Idaho, Tennessee , Ohio and Oklahoma , bounty-style laws banning abortion offer no exceptions for rape or incest and, in some cases, may offer rapists and their...
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  • Overturning abortion rights could amplify the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people, many of whom are victims of domestic violence or sex trafficking

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Family members of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana gather in front of the state Capitol in Helena, Mont., Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Iris Samuels/Associated Press
    Abortion rights may be overturned, according to a leaked Supreme Court opinion published Monday.
    Access to abortion is "essential" for Indigenous victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, one expert said.
    "Many of our tribal members are dependent on the state's access to abortion," Abigail Echo-Hawk said.
    As the Supreme Court appears set to toss Roe v. Wade, some are concerned with the impact the decision...
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