“Abortion” in the news
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· Loudoun officials vote to remove ‘Silent Sentinel’ Confederate monument →
Virginia’s new laws on LGBT rights, guns and abortion reflect state’s political makeover
· U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials, Including Politburo Member, For Xinjiang Abuses →
Critics accuse the government of severe rights abuses in Xinjiang, with invasive surveillance, mass extrajudicial detentions, forced sterilization and abortions and mandatory birth control.
· Judge strikes down Indiana abortion complications report law →
INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law that aimed to require reports from medical providers to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions.
· Gemma Collins opens up about ‘traumatic’ miscarriage while unknowingly pregnant →
Collins also discussed the experience in her autobiography Basically, where she admitted she was thought it was “God’s way” of punishing her for a previous abortion.
· Amy Schumer asked assistant to pretend to be her during pregnancy to distract paparazzi →
“[Amy] had to go somewhere and she didn’t want them to follow her, so Molly ran after the car and got in and we drove off,” Fischer continued, joking: “We were going to go to an abortion clinic.”
· Kanye West posts photos of his children after facing backlash for anti-abortion tweet →
West also criticised US abortion service Planned Parenthood, saying: “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”
· Supreme Court rules NY prosecutors can obtain Trump tax returns →
Fight over Texas abortion ban during Covid-19 pandemic reaches US Supreme Court
· Charlize Theron's 20 best film roles – ranked! →
In this deeply strange film by Lasse Hallström, Theron plays Candy, a young woman who arrives with her boyfriend, Wally (Paul Rudd), at a prewar orphanage run by Dr Larch (Michael Caine), who secretly offers abortions.
The New York Times
· On Religion, the Supreme Court Protects the Right to Be Different →
Some U.S. Supreme Court watchers have been quick to interpret recent decisions as skirmishes in American “culture wars” — with some decisions (on abortion and sexual orientation) siding with the cultural left and others (on religion) siding with the cultural right.
The New York Times
· Is Trump’s Fate Sealed? →
I’m a Catholic and a conservative, in that order, which means that I’m against abortion and critical of the sexual revolution, but I tend to agree with liberals that the Republican Party is too friendly to the rich.