Republicans Are Wrong on Abortion—and They Know It

The GOP presidential candidates are trying really hard to confuse voters on abortion. But Americans are not buying it.

Aug 25, 2023
ANGELA VASQUEZ-GIROUX

When Fox News began the Republican debate on Wednesday night with a video introduction noting that voters have mobilized to protect abortion access in elections since the fall of Roe, they admitted the truth: When it comes to abortion access and our right to control our own bodies, they are on the wrong side of the American people.

After a few rounds of bickering and infighting, the debate moderators pressed the candidates on their abortion stances. Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, and others responded by letting loose every piece of anti-abortion disinformation in the party’s arsenal—from pushing falsehoods about abortion later in pregnancy, to ignoring the science to justify bans before many people even know they are pregnant, to peddling the lie that most voters support bans.

Continued: https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/republican-debate-wrong-abortion/


The First Republican Presidential Debate Was Rife With Abortion Misinformation

Alanna Vagianos
Thu, August 24, 2023

The first Republican presidential debate included a lot of fake news about abortion. At least four of the eight candidates standing on the debate stage on Wednesday night repeated the flagrant lie that people are getting abortions “up until birth.”

“I would love for someone to ask Biden and Kamala Harris: Are they for 38 weeks, are they for 39 weeks, are they for 40 weeks? Because that’s what the media needs to be asking,” said Nikki Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, referring to President Joe Biden and his vice president.

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https://news.yahoo.com/first-republican-presidential-debate-rife-033934005.html


How Meta Created a Wild West for Abortion Misinformation

New cases from Meta’s Oversight Board highlight Meta’s haphazard approach to reproductive health.

BY JENNIFER NEDA JOHN
JULY 31, 2023

In March, a member of an anti-abortion Facebook group shared a post describing what it claimed was “pro-abortion logic”: “We don’t want you to be poor, starved or unwanted. So we’ll just kill you instead.”

That same month, another Facebook user shared a link to a news article covering a South Carolina bill that would have criminalized abortion as homicide, thus making it eligible for the death penalty. In the caption, the user criticized lawmakers’ logic that “it’s wrong to kill so we are going to kill you.” On Instagram, another post struck the same tone, criticizing the idea of being “so pro-life” that “we’ll kill you dead if you get an abortion.”

Continued: https://slate.com/technology/2023/07/abortion-misinformation-meta-oversight-board.html


Canada – Her obituary requested donations to an abortion clinic. It’s a final political act for some

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, a number of people have made donations to the pro-choice movement in Canada

Natalie Stechyson · CBC News
Posted: Jul 18, 2023

At first glance, Kathleen Dyer's obituary might seem like any other.

Beneath the photo of a smiling, older woman, we learn the basics: Dyer, who was living in Halifax, died on June 14 at age 84. She is survived by her husband, her son and his wife, and two sisters-in-law. But it's the third and final line that stands out: In lieu of flowers, Dyer asked for donations to the Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic.

The clinic, which performs medical and surgical abortions, doesn't know Dyer, except that she had once sent them a donation. And Dyer, who dedicated her life to supporting her husband and raising her children, wasn't a known abortion advocate.

Continued: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/abortion-donations-canada-1.6909124


A year after Dobbs decision, AAPIs fight for abortion access

JULY 2, 2023
by Julia Tong, AsAmNews staff writer

Mini Timmaraju, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, remembers June 24th, 2022 as a “dark day.” On that date, the conservative Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe vs. Wade– removing abortion as a fundamental constitutional right.

“I’m 50 years old, and Roe has been the law of the land my entire life,” said Timmaraju. “I’m now raising kids who will have fewer constitutional rights than I did.”

Continued: https://asamnews.com/2023/07/02/a-year-after-dobbs-decision-aapis-fight-for-abortion-access/


A year after Roe’s fall, Women’s March returns to press for abortion access

Demonstrators gathered in D.C., some marching with signs that read ‘Bans off our Bodies’

By Corinne Dorsey, Heidi Pérez-Moreno and Justin Wm. Moyer
June 24, 2023

Janisann Hay, 65, beamed with pride as she and her granddaughter, 16-year-old Sophia Paxton, made their way Saturday to the gathering spot for the 2023 Women’s March outside Union Station.

“I’m so proud of you,” Hay said to her granddaughter.

Continued: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/06/24/womens-march-dc-abortion-rights/


US activists rally one year after Supreme Court allowed abortion bans

By Julia Harte
June 24, 2023

(Reuters) - Abortion rights supporters and opponents held dueling rallies around the U.S. on Saturday, the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that had legalized the procedure nationwide.

In Washington, speakers from national abortion rights groups, including Women's March and NARAL Pro-Choice America, assembled in Columbus Circle to celebrate the defeat of some abortion opponents in the 2022 midterm races and to rally voters ahead of next year's congressional and presidential elections.

Continued: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-activists-rally-one-year-after-supreme-court-allowed-abortion-bans-2023-06-24/


Kamala Harris found her voice on abortion rights in the year after Dobbs. Now she’s making it central to her 2024 message

By Jasmine Wright, CNN
Sat June 24, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris was fed up.
At a March event in Des Moines, Iowa, Harris listened to a shy nursing student recount the harrowing story of a pregnant patient seeking an abortion. The patient’s sudden health complications required the early end of their pregnancy in a state where Republican legislators once tried to prevent doctors from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Harris, visibly moved by the nurse’s story, left the meeting telling aides it was just another example of why no one – including Republicans racing to pass restrictive abortion bans across the country – knows what leads someone to get an abortion. Harris left the event railing at the stigma women face for doing so, a staffer told CNN.

Continued: https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/24/politics/kamala-harris-abortion-rights/index.html 


Abortion rights supporters and opponents mark one year without Roe v. Wade

By Julia Harte, Reuters
June 19, 2023

Abortion rights advocates and opponents are set to mark this week's one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that had legalized the procedure nationwide with events to rally voters and highlight the ongoing fights over access.

The ruling, whose anniversary comes this Saturday, had a swift impact by freeing states to ban abortion. Republican-controlled legislatures in numerous states passed restrictive legislation, with near-total abortion bans now in place in 14 states even as opinion polls show that a majority of Americans want abortion legal in all or most cases.

Continued: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/abortion-rights-supporters-opponents-mark-one-year-without-roe-v-wade-2023-06-19/


USA – Google earned $10m from ads misdirecting abortion seekers to ‘pregnancy crisis centers’

Study finds the search giant has profited since Roe was overturned from anti-abortion groups buying misleading search terms

Kari Paul
Thu 15 Jun 2023

Google has made millions of dollars in the last two years from advertisements misdirecting users who were seeking abortion services to “pregnancy crisis centers” that do not actually provide care, according to a new study.

The tech giant has taken in an estimated $10m in two years from anti-choice organizations that pay to advertise such centers alongside legitimate results on the Google search page, according to a new report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a non-profit group that conducts misinformation research. Its study, published on Thursday, estimates that the search results have reached and potentially misled hundreds of thousands of users.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jun/15/google-misleading-abortion-ads-pregnancy-crisis-centers