While The Unshackled is based in Australia and mainly focus on Australian news and politics we do follow global developments and of course what is happening in the United States with the Trump Administration. And they said, "Well, how much would you charge us to do this?"
Weddington: Well, it's 50 years since I started work on it, because I started in 1969.
"One of the reasons they opposed it, they said, 'Well, we have Roe v. Wade in law". So wrong about public opinion!
These state laws are part of an insidious strategy for ending abortion that's been in the works for years. Every state election and every legislative session will become a battlefield. Yes, women had the right to choose whether to have an abortion or not. She initially claimed to have been raped, which might have allowed her to have an abortion legally since Texas law made exceptions for cases of rape and incest. Period. I am for that, not abortions or the rest of it. Rights. "What we don't want is people to go to the courts with a specific objective or policy criteria". In a 2015 interview with The Atlantic, Charamine Yoest, the CEO of AUL at the time, explained that her organization aimed to lay the anti-choice groundwork in states with the eventual hope of Roe being overturned and states once again being in charge of regulating abortion.
Cuomo is among many Democrats who believe that Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court could lead to a repeal of the landmark decision. Maybe that's because he's finally listening to his staff.
The situation in the 1950s and '60s was that abortion was illegal, and women sought out doctors and others willing to perform illegal abortions under less-than-ideal circumstances or performed those abortions on themselves. But I'm not buying Trump's sales pitch on Kavanaugh, and neither should any U.S. Senator.
President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative court majority could weaken or overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which created a nationwide right to abortion. Abortion and guns, to take just two, directly affect the lives of millions of Americans.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared in a press conference in front of the Supreme Court this morning that "anyone who gets the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval from Leonard Leo and the Federalist Society and from the Heritage Foundation is not moderate, is not mainstream, is hard right and wants to move America back decades".
Democracy happens in the trenches.
The campaign includes a new digital ad "Vote for Roe or We'll Vote You Out", as well as robust six figure TV ad buy championing what the governor said is his "record on women's rights".
As a practical matter, it's highly unlikely that the entire line of expansive substantive due process cases will be reversed by adding even the most firebrand conservative to the Court. The real leader of the group was a woman named Judy Smith, who unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago, and a number of others, majority graduate students. But perhaps the fight over his successor will help progressives realize the urgency of fighting on other fronts as well. But last year, he sided with the Trump administration when it wanted to deny a seventeen-year-old in immigration detention access to an abortion, a decision that was overruled; responding bitterly to that decision, he wrote that the government "has permissible interests in favoring fetal life".