Politics

Getty Images/Norberto Cuenca (WASHINGTON) — As Pride Month nears its end, the House has passed the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act, which will require over 100 federal agencies to improve data collection and surveying of LGBTQ communities. Data collection is vital to understanding the needs of a community, sponsors of the bill say. The legislation states […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — As reactions to the Dobbs decision roll in, Congressional Democrats are outraged. But don’t expect that outrage to translate to passable legislation anytime soon. Any effort to codify a woman’s right to choose would need to clear the Senate filibuster. That means 60 votes. And those votes are nowhere to be […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Homeland Security expects violence could occur “for weeks” from domestic violent extremists following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a bulletin obtained exclusively by ABC News. “We expect violence could occur for weeks following the release, particularly as DVEs may be mobilized to respond […]

Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (SURFSIDE, Fla.) — First lady Jill Biden spoke Friday morning at the site of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Joining Biden at the event were Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, local officials, and religious leaders. “We honor the light you found in each […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Supreme Court voted Friday to strike down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that guaranteed the right to an abortion. In the 5-4 decision, the court ruled that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.” Abortion laws and restrictions vary by state and, now the […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in a much-anticipated ruling Friday in one of its biggest decisions this term. The court voted 5-4, largely along party lines, to overturn Roe and 6-3, in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which involved Mississippi’s […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that guaranteed a woman’s right to an abortion, states are taking action. The court’s ruling rolled back constitutional protection for abortion rights, giving each state the power to decide. Several states had trigger laws in place […]

Mifeprex (NEW YORK) — Editor’s note: This story was published before Friday’s Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. A major producer of the abortion pill in the U.S. says it has ample supply if demand suddenly soars in the wake of a Supreme Court decision and that it’s working with federal regulators to make […]

Michael Reynolds/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Dr. Deborah Birx, a former White House COVID response coordinator under then-President Donald Trump, told Congress on Thursday that Trump’s focus on the 2020 election got in the way of a strong COVID response in the winter of 2021. Birx, who has written a book on her […]

Robert Alexander/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court on Friday ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade and the fundamental right to abortion that has been the law for almost 50 years. The court ruled 6-3, in an opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, who called Roe “egregiously wrong from the start.” The court upheld a […]


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