Roe Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

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Roe Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

By Katha Pollitt
July 10, 2018

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court is bad news for reproductive rights.

That Judge Kavanaugh’s record on abortion and contraception is slim will be used by his supporters to paint his views as moderate, but let’s get real: The president promised to nominate only justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, and his potential nominees were vetted by a committed abortion opponent, Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society. There is no reason not to take Mr. Trump at his word.

What should the pro-choice movement be doing — right now and in the months and years to come?

Continued: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/opinion/abortion-roe-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html

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USA – Roe v. Wade might not be doomed after all

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Roe v. Wade might not be doomed after all

by David Von Drehle, Columnist
July 3, 2018

Roe v. Wade is doomed. So says Washington’s latest conventional wisdom. Given the likelihood that President Trump will complete the most conservative Supreme Court majority in generations with his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the forecast makes sense.

But conventional wisdom is so frequently wrong (remember Election Day 2016?) that every eruption is worth a second look. As usual, there’s plenty to see.

Continued: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/roe-v-wade-might-not-be-doomed-after-all/2018/07/03/5049cb80-7eed-11e8-b0ef-fffcabeff946_story.html

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U.S.: Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, dies at 69

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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, dies at 69
By Emily Langer
February 18, 2017

Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Tex. She was 69.

Continued at source: Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/norma-mccorvey-jane-roe-of-roe-v-wade-decision-legalizing-abortion-dies-at-69/2017/02/18/24b83108-396e-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html?utm_term=.aa7e452a146b

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