Stories tagged: "reproductive rights"

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center left, and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., hold an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. At far right is Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn. In a speech Monday at the New York Stock Exchange, the Republican leader accused President Joe Biden of refusing to engage in budget-cutting negotiations to prevent a debt crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House GOP’s First 100 Days: Few Results, Lots of Unpopular Ideas

House Republicans have spent their first 100 days in power discussing plans to cut social programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and food assistance and conducting half-baked and conspiracy-fueled investigations.

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Florida’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Is One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Earlier this week, after extended debate, proposed legislation to prevent abortions after six weeks of pregnancy began moving forward in the Florida Senate.

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DeSantis and FL Republicans Propose Bill to Ban Abortions After Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Although Gov. Ron DeSantis did not refer to or comment on the proposed bill during his March 7 speech, he has previously signaled his support for the legislation and during a February briefing said he would readily sign it.

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Judge to Decide if DeSantis Had Authority to Remove Prosecutor Over Refusal to Prosecute Abortions

The governor suspended Warren in August over the prosecutor's signing of statements that said he would not pursue criminal charges against seekers or providers of abortion or gender transition treatments.

Senate and House Republicans Introduce Nationwide Abortion Ban

“If we take back the House and the Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote on our bill,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday. “If the Democrats are in charge, I don’t know if we’ll ever have a vote on our bill.” 

Florida - Abortion - Law
Florida Fines Orlando Abortion Clinic Over 24-Hour Waiting Law

State regulators used patient records to determine the clinic performed 193 abortions that violated the 24-hour waiting period rule, but a clinic manager argues she did not know when the law went into effect.

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‘We Have to Actually Start Doing Something!’ Says Democratic Candidate Raquel Pacheco

With Florida facing inflation and a housing crisis, the state Senate hopeful names the first three things she'll do to help struggling Floridians if she wins her seat in November.