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Democrats target two open House seats after Roe ruling

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is adding two new names to the list of candidates they hope will capture open House seats, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The move is an early example of Democrats’ campaign apparatus going on offense after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, even as Republicans benefit …

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Colorado GOP rejects candidates who back Trump election binds

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in Colorado rejected two prominent candidates whose political profiles were centered on election falsehoods in a fresh reminder that fealty to form President Donald Trump’s lies about mass voter fraud is no guarantee of success with conservative voters. Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk who became nationally known after being indicted …

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Indigenous advocates work for better reproductive care

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. The transcript for this segment is being processed. We’re working to post it four to five days after the episode airs. Episode 7: Fighting for reproductive sovereignty Rachael Lorenzo works to address reproductive health disparities in Native communities. In 2018, they founded Indigenous Women Rising, a …

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Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnancies shifted from the nation’s highest court to courts around the country. The US …

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Wells Fargo to pay travel, lodging costs for employees who have to travel to have an abortion | Local

Wells Fargo & Co. said Monday it will reimburse transportation and lodging costs for employees who must travel more than 50 miles for an abortion, joining three other major banks in offering such a policy. The policy goes into effect Friday. “Wells Fargo employees have access to a national network of healthcare professionals who provide …

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Beaumont-Spectrum Health backtracks on abortion guidance, says current policy will continue

After the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, Michigan’s largest health system, Beaumont-Spectrum Health, said it would discontinue most abortion services, despite the fact that the procedure remains legal in the state. But new guidance says otherwise. BSHS, in an internal memo on Friday, said it would only perform abortions if the …

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European leaders decry US restriction of abortion rights – POLITICO

European leaders are voicing dismay and outrage about the US Supreme Court decision stripping the legal right for women to obtain an abortion. “Making abortions illegal isn’t pro-life. It’s anti-choice,” Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel tweeted. “It’s a social & economic injustice. And just so, so wrong. Reproductive rights are not just women’s rights. They …

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Dick’s, Starbucks among companies to cover employees’ abortion-related travel

BOSTON – After the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, corporate giants from a range of industries pledged to provide support and financial assistance for employees — and, in some cases, their dependents — seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure. The court’s decision to roll back the nearly 50-year-old …

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Disney worker rips company over vow to pay abortion costs

A Florida Disney employee ripped the company’s campaign to cover abortion travel costs for workers, telling The Post on Saturday it’ll be bad for business and would “alienate” customers. Jose Castillo, who works in resort management in Orlando, accused the Walt Disney Co. of trying to influence politics after wading into the fraught abortion issue …

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Defense Department to keep access to “reproductive health care” after Roe v. wade’s end

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday that the Pentagon is working to ensure that members of the military, their families and its civilian employees will still have access to “reproductive health care” after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Why it matters: The Defense Department currently does not have a policy to …

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