Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

Associated Press

President Donald Trump shows off a signed executive order to reinstitute a policy barring any recipient of U.S. assistance from performing or promoting abortions abroad with money they receive from non-U.S. President Donald Trump shows off a signed executive order to reinstitute a policy barring any recipient of U.S. assistance from performing or promoting abortions abroad with money they receive from non-U.S. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Some longtime anti-abortion activists and local private school students attended the annual Rally for Life, one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade ruling. The rally, which is regularly the largest annual political event at the Capitol in Topeka, was accompanied by worship services and workshops -- a prelude to the movement's paramount event, the annual March for Life on Friday in Washington. Newly released data shows that the number of abortions in the U.S. fell to about 926,000 in 2014, the lowest level since 1974 -- the year after the Roe v. Wade ruling.


Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

Associated Press

Roe v. Wade protesters rally on the steps of the Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide in Topeka, Kan., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Roe v. Wade protesters rally on the steps of the Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide in Topeka, Kan., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. State Representatives and Senators stand with organizers of a protest against Roe v. Wade on the steps of the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that President Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.


Pence helps bring new energy to anti-abortion rally in DC

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than four decades, the March for Life has become a familiar ritual in Washington. No matter the weather, thousands of abortion opponents gather every year on the National Mall, many wearing matching hats or scarves from their school or church groups, and listen to speeches from social conservatives in Congress before marching to the Supreme Court.


Anti-abortion groups hold triumphant rally after Obama years

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politically ascendant anti-abortion movement gathered Friday for a triumphant rally on the National Mall, rejoicing at the end of an eight-year presidency that participants said was dismissive of their views.


For the Anti-Abortion Far Right, Six-Week Bans Are Just the Beginning

Slate

Tracking abortion legislation in 2019 is like timing a swim meet where all the competitors have just exchanged their baggy board shorts for Speedos. Records are being broken left and right, with a growing number of states competing to install the most restrictive law in the country. And it's all moving much faster than anyone watching from the stands expected. Since the beginning of the year, 14 states have passed, introduced, or moved forward legislation that would ban abortions performed after about six weeks of pregnancy. Abortion bans this extreme--many people don't even know they're pregnant at such an early stage--are both recent and rare.