Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich weighs in on the Senate failing to advance an abortion rights bill on'Special Report.' A business magazine is pressuring companies to take a "survey" about their abortion stance and vows to "disclose" those who do not comply. Fast Company began reaching out to companies back in March about its project, several weeks before the Supreme Court major opinion draft signaling the overturning of Roe v. Wade was leaked, but the latest developments in the abortion debate renewed the magazine's efforts to get major corporations on the record. In an email to one of the companies seen by Fox News, Fast Company says it is working on an "editorial package" about "how corporate silence on abortion impacts employees" and "what responsibility of businesses should be when it comes to abortion care and access." The survey would ask questions about the company's positions and policies about "abortion care."
Shortly after Twitch personality Ali "Myth" Kabbani booted up his live stream on Friday, he crossed his arms and turned to the camera on his desk in Los Angeles. "By the way, chat, Roe v. Wade was overturned. This is a tragic f------ 'L' for America, once again," said Kabbani, who boasts more than 7.4 million followers on Twitch. "It's all going to come down to your local government or your state government now." Friday morning, the Supreme Court overturned the nearly 50 year precedent set by Roe v. Wade.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra refused to admit that partial-birth abortions are illegal in an exchange with Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., April 6, 2022. The country is sharply divided on the issue of abortion, but the majority of Americans support at least some restrictions on abortion, particularly past the first trimester. However, the media consistently takes sides on the abortion debate by framing stories with pro-choice language. After Florida and Kentucky passed bans on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy this past week, the media reacted with outrage, calling the pro-life bills severe and extreme measures that would hurt women. MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace called the laws, a "sign of the growing extremism in the current version of the Republican Party."
On Friday, the US supreme court overturned Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision which held that access to an abortion was a constitutionally guaranteed right. In 13 states with "trigger laws", abortion was immediately – or will imminently be – outlawed. As Americans grapple with the reality of the repeal, in one of just 11 countries around the world to have restricted access in the last three decades, the initial focus has been on how to continue to provide access to abortion – and how to guarantee the safety of women. In the moments after the decision was handed down, calls to delete period tracking apps went viral, with users concerned that the data they collect may end up incriminating women; some companies took public stands, committing themselves to defending their users. "At this fraught moment, we hear the anger and the anxiety coming from our US community," period tracking app Clue said.
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich weighs in on the Senate failing to advance an abortion rights bill on'Special Report.' Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank argued that the overturning of Roe v. Wade is equivalent to the terrorist attacks that took place on American soil on September 11, 2001. In a column published Friday titled "Roe's impending reversal is a 9/11 attack on America's social fabric," Milbank slammed lawmakers for their "myopic" response to the leak of the Supreme Court majority draft opinion that signaled the end of the decades-long precedent that legalized abortions on a federal level, blasting Republicans for putting so much focus on the leak while knocking Democrats for "squabbling" over their show vote on an abortion bill that was doomed to fail. "This small-bore response misses the radical change to society that Justice Samuel Alito and his co-conspirators are poised to ram down the throats of Americans," Milbank wrote. "Their stunning action might well change the course of the midterms -- but more importantly, it is upending who we are as a people."