#abortion

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
No Republicans voted for the legislation. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • The House passed legislation Friday that would guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion
  • The bill's 218-211 approval is mostly symbolic, as Republican opposition will doom it in the Senate
  • Nancy Pelosi said that congressional action would make a “tremendous difference” in Democrats’ efforts to maintain access to abortion rights

.Dallas, TX, USA
Former attorneys in Arkansas and Illinois filed separate state lawsuits against Dr Alan Braid. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Two federal lawsuits were already making their way through the courts over the law
  • It is still proceeding in the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Braid said that he provided an abortion to a woman who was still in her first trimester

Pope Francis said priests and bishops must respond pastorally and not politically (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Pope Francis was asked about the debate on abortion going on in the US
  • The Pope reiterated that abortion is 'homicide'
  • Pastors should not go condemning, the Pope said

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Protestors object the new abortion law in Texas. (Photo credit: AP)

  • The DOJ asked the issue of a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of the law
  • The Texas abortion law went into effect earlier this month
  • The DOJ criticised the law saying it impairs women of their contitutional rights

.Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Texas witnessed protests against the six-week abortion ban at the Capitol in Austin. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Legal strategy used in abortion ban is being employed in Republican-led states
  • Some state courts have sided against laws backed by conservatives
  • Texas abortion law is a double-edged sword for Republicans, according to Texas attorney

.Dallas, TX, USA
The Texas Abortion law in the first major change to the constitutional right since Roe v Wade. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Justice Department has requested a federal judge to declare the law invalid
  • Pressure had been mounting on the Justice Department from the White House as well as the Democrats in Congress
  • Garland had vowed that the Justice Department would step in to enforce FACE Act, a federal law

.South Dakota, USA
South Dakota governor Kristi Noem. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Kristi Noem signed the executive order on Tuesday
  • The rule comes in anticipation of an upcoming FDA directive
  • 39% of abortions in South Dakota were medicine induced

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Attorney General Merrick Garland is not letting the Texas abortion law go.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Attorney General Merrick Garland said Justice Department will enforce the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act
  • Garland also informed that federal prosecutors will challenge the Texas state law
  • There can be no abortions in Texas once medical professionals detect cardiac activity

.Austin, TX, USA
Tiktokers posted Shrek porn videos and memes on the Texas Right to Life website. (Photo credit: Representative image/Pixabay)

  • Texas Right to Life had asked for tips on the violators of the abortion law
  • The US Supreme Court voted 5-4 not to block the Texas law
  • TikTokers trolled the website by posting false information

.Dallas, TX, USA
Abortion was legalised across the United States after the landmark judgment in the Roe v Wade case. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble issued a temporary restraining order in response to the Planned Parenthood request
  • A hearing on a preliminary injunction request is scheduled for September 13
  • The new law prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity