Norma McCorvey, better known as the anonymous plaintiff Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade (1973), died Saturday at 69 years old from heart failure. McCorvey is a controversial figure in the abortion rights movement at best: She was the impetus for the national legalization of abortion, yet she would end up working the rest of her life to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case. 459 more words
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DALLAS – Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. 806 more words
Oklahoma lawmaker introduces bill requiring written consent for abortions; calls pregnant women 'hosts'
In the first month of the new year, U.S. state legislators introduced 167 anti-abortion bills—71 percent of which were sponsored by white Republican men. Considering the large volume of bills proposed by men seeking to control women and their bodies, there were bound to be plenty of bills laden with implicit misogyny. 555 more words
Protesters, counter-protesters rally outside Planned Parenthood in Boston for national day of action
Dozens of anti-abortion protesters lined Commonwealth Avenue Saturday morning calling on President Donald J. Trump and Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. The protest, organized by 40 Days for Life Boston and Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, was part of a… 637 more words