Monday, June 03, 2019

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Indiana Abortion Law

"Why Supreme Court ruling on Ind.  abortion law reflects deep division" PBS NewsHour 5/28/2019

The slow march to theocracy, the Bible over the Constitution.


SUMMARY:  The legal fight over abortion rights in the U.S. took a turn at the Supreme Court Tuesday.  Justices ruled on an Indiana law stipulating how abortion providers dispose of fetal remains and prohibiting abortions performed on the basis of the gender, disability or race of the fetus.  Lisa Desjardins talks to the National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle about what the ruling might mean.

"Planned Parenthood: ‘It’s simply not true’ Mo. abortion clinic breaks rules" PBS NewsHour 5/30/2019


SUMMARY:  Missouri is part of a recent wave of state laws that would ban abortion almost entirely, sometimes without exceptions for rape and incest.  The state is also making news on abortion for trying to deny its one remaining abortion provider, a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, its license on grounds of alleged violations.  William Brangham talks to Planned Parenthood’s president, Dr. Leana Wen.

"Anti-abortion group says Mo. Planned Parenthood violated patient safety" PBS NewsHour 5/30/2019


SUMMARY:  The national abortion debate is raging with renewed fervor, as a series of states pass restrictive laws banning almost all instances of the procedure.  Among those states is Missouri, where officials are also trying to shutter its only remaining abortion provider, a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis.  William Brangham talks to Mallory Quigley of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.

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