ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law
The American Civil Liberties Union, its Ohio branch and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman's pregnancy. The law, which was passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature in April, bans abortions if doctors can detect a heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Four other U.S. states have passed similar "heartbeat" abortion bans in 2019 seen as part of a push to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring abortion a constitutional right.
Tony Evers plans to veto a slate of Republican bills aimed at further limiting access to abortions — a move that comes as abortion opponents Evers , a Democrat, said Tuesday he would veto four bills passed by the state Assembly on Thursday that seek to reduce the number of abortions in
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MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers plans to veto a slate of Republican bills aimed at further limiting access to abortions — a move that comes as abortion opponents nationwide eye an opportunity to give state Legislatures the ability to ban abortions.
Evers, a Democrat, said Tuesday he would veto four bills passed by the state Assembly on Thursday that seek to reduce the number of abortions in Wisconsin by taking away funding for health clinics that provide abortions and banning women from seeking abortions because of a fetus' race, sex or disability.
Courts say anti-abortion 'heartbeat bills' are unconstitutional. So why do they keep coming?
As often as they are introduced, these bills get stymied. They are held up in committees, rejected in legislative votes, vetoed by governors and struck down in courts. Not one state has managed to put a heartbeat bill into lasting practice. But there is a strategy.
Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has promised to veto the "born alive" bill and three other Republican-backed state bills aimed at reducing abortions if they end up on his desk.
Tony Evers ' veto pen. The legislation came the same week North Carolina's Democratic governor Roy Cooper used Thursday to veto a similar bill from his state Legislature. " Bills such as these are Meanwhile, Evers ' opposition to adding restrictions to abortion access provides him a political
The measures also would require doctors to inform women that they could continue their pregnancy if they act quickly after taking the first dose of a two-drug regimen that causes abortion and require the state to make public the names of hospitals and clinics where abortions had been provided.
"We shouldn’t be limiting the right for women to make their own healthcare decisions," Evers said in a tweet. "That’s why I’ll veto the bills passed by the Assembly last week if they arrive on my desk. It’s time to listen to women."
Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance
As Republican-dominated state legislatures seek strict abortion bans, female lawmakers have begun speaking up about being raped. The painful testimonials come as many of the bills provide no exception for women or girls who are victims of rape or incest. In some cases, the lawmakers' recounting of being attacked marks the first time they have ever spoken publicly about the assault.
Tony Evers on Tuesday vowed to veto a slate of contentious abortion -related bills Republicans in the state Assembly passed last week and that lawmakers in the Senate are set to consider “We shouldn’t be limiting the right for women to make their own health care decisions,” Evers wrote on Twitter.
RELATED: Tony Evers will veto 'born alive' abortion bill advanced by GOP lawmakers. The fight over the abortion legislation comes four months after Planned Parenthood sued the state over laws that bar nurses from providing abortions and limit access to medication that causes abortions .
Evers' tweet included the hashtag #StopTheBans — a movement among abortion rights advocates in response to new measures putting more restrictions on abortion access, including a law in Alabama that effectively outlaws abortion.
The law — which is sure to draw a legal challenge — is seen by abortion opponents as a chance to get the U.S. Supreme Court to take another look at Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortions.
Assembly lawmakers also passed a bill Thursday that requires doctors to provide medical care to babies born after failed abortion attempts — a bill doctors and abortion rights advocates said was written to create a false impression medical care isn't provided to babies in such circumstances, which are rare.
Rep. Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, authored the bill. He said Tuesday that Evers is misleading the public about what the measure would do.
"The Gov is going to veto a bill that protects babies that survive abortions, & he calls that 'limiting the rights of women to make their own healthcare decisions,'" Steineke said in a tweet. "This is why we need the bill. He’s for abortion at anytime for any reason, apparently extending to the survivors."
Abortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday
Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions. The ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice America were among sponsors of the national day of action featuring demonstrations in every state, most starting at noon local time. "We'll be joining marches from coast to coast in today's national day of action," the ACLU said in a statement. "Politicians, take notice: If you come for our reproductive freedom, you'll have to get through ALL of us.
Tony Evers has vetoed four abortion bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. One bill Evers vetoed Friday would have imposed criminal penalties on doctors who Breaking: @GovEvers vetos a package of anti-women's health bills aimed at misinforming the public about abortion care.
Tony Evers says he'll veto four Republican-authored anti- abortion bills if they reach his desk. The bills would force doctors to care for babies that survive "We shouldn’t be limiting the right for women to make their own healthcare decisions," Evers tweeted. "That’s why I’ll veto the bills passed by the
Evers previously said he would veto the proposal but had not until Tuesday said he would also veto the other abortion-related bills.
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’Not on my watch’: As abortion bans multiply, some states move to affirm a woman’s right to choose.
Illinois is joining other Democratic-controlled states in affirming abortion rights as a response to the intensifying campaign against Roe v. Wade.