‘A haven’: New York sees rise in women traveling across state line for abortions

A growing number of women are travelling for abortions amid tightening restrictions and access to services across the country When Courtney Buckman made the difficult decision to have an abortion, the obvious solution should have been to go to her nearest abortion clinic in Montana. In fact the most practical option for Buckman was to have the procedure nearly 2,000 miles away from home in New York. Buckman is one of a growing number of women who are travelling to New York for abortions amid tightening restrictions and access to services across the country. Under the Trump administration, 27 abortion bans have been signed so far this year across 12 US states including in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri and …

Samantha Bee: Alabama lawmakers ‘wouldn’t know a vulva if it bit them’

Late-night hosts discussed the damaging effects of Alabamas strict new abortion law and the problematic nature of its contents Late-night monologues from Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee focused on the strict all yes votes coming from white Republican men, though it might be the last time those Republican men will be coming for a while, the host cheekily quipped to his audience. He also focused on this dangerous trend of Republican-led legislatures who have passed similar bills, from states such as Ohio, Georgia and Mississippi. While Colbert did tell his audience reasonable people can disagree on the topic, he informed his audience the law was not sincere, rather a purposeful and cynical overreach because they just want to use this …

Conservatives take aim at Roe v Wade with ‘extreme’ six-week restriction bills

Heartbeat bills, which would make the procedure illegal at about six weeks into gestation, are misleading and unconstitutional Destinee Marett was less than two years sober when she got pregnant. She already had three children, her first when she was 13 years old. At the time, she was waitressing at a diner in Cleveland, surviving on tips alone. Employers in Ohio pay servers only $4.30 (3.31) per hour, and between taxes and child support her check was often for nothing. I grew up fast, real fast, said Marett, a former felon. This pregnancy was the wrong time, wrong place kind of thing. She found out five weeks into the pregnancy, and had an abortion, as has been every womans constitutional …