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9:55 PM ET, June 24, 2022


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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
AG Garland says states can't ban FDA-approved abortion pills  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement Friday, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, that states cannot ban mifepristone, a medication that is used to bring about an abortion.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Overturning Roe v. Wade Clashes With the Views of A Majority of Americans  —  The ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years was met with celebration and anger across the country.  President Biden said the decision was the “realization of extreme ideology” …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump praises Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, says ruling ‘will work out for everybody’  —  The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday  —  Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade  —  EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump praised the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade Friday …
The Texas Tribune:
Whole Woman's Health clinics cease abortions in Texas after Roe ruling  —  Paxton and some anti-abortion activists are arguing that state laws that banned abortion before Roe v. Wade — and were never repealed — could now be in effect in Texas.  —  Copy link
Chabeli Carrazana / The 19th:
Patients sat in abortion clinic waiting rooms as Roe fell.  They all had to be turned away.  —  Patients were in the lobby, waiting, the moment it became a post-Roe America.  —  The staff at Alamo Women's Reproductive Services Clinic in San Antonio had just received a call from their attorney …
New York Times:
Trump Privately Called a Roe v. Wade Reversal ‘Bad’ for His Party  —  The man most responsible for shaping a United States Supreme Court that delivered the conservative movement a long-sought victory has spent weeks saying he didn't think it will be good for his party.
Daniel Desrochers / Kansas City Star:
Josh Hawley says abortion ruling will push people to move states, strengthening the GOP  —  What does overturning Roe v. Wade mean for KS, MO?  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 court ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right, that revokes the right from women and
Washington Post:
Youngkin to seek 15-week abortion law in Virginia after high court ruling  —  Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) said he will seek to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, moving quickly following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday overturning the constitutional right to an abortion.
National Review:
A Stain Erased  —  At last.  It has taken 49 years and five months, but the Supreme Court has finally reversed the monstrous injustice it worked in 1973.  In Roe v. Wade, seven justices cast aside the laws of every state protecting unborn children from the violence of abortion …
Discussion: The Bridgehead …
Mary Ziegler / The Atlantic:
If the Supreme Court Can Reverse Roe, It Can Reverse Anything  —  For months and even years I have seen this coming, and yet the reality of the Supreme Court's decision is still a shock.  How can it be that people had a constitutional right for nearly half a century, and now no more?
Associated Press:
After abortion ruling, critics renew blasts at Sen. Collins  —  PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins was blasted Friday for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as opponents targeted her votes to confirm two justices to the Supreme Court who were in the majority opinion allowing states to ban abortion.
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Getting Real About the Post-'Roe' World  —  There was never any reason to be complacent about the end of legal abortion, nor should we think that the impact of the Supreme Court's latest ruling will be muted.  —  Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington in anticipation of a ruling on abortion rights, June 21, 2022.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization  —  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today released the following statement following the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health …
Washington Post:
Abortion will soon be banned in 13 states. Here's which could be next.
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
No, Trump, God Didn't Overturn Roe v. Wade. You did.
Discussion: Politico, Raw Story and National Review
Molly Beck / Journal Sentinel:
Roe decision means an immediate halt to abortion in Wisconsin, setting the stage for the state's 1849 ban to take effect
Jia Tolentino / New Yorker:
We're Not Going Back to the Time Before Roe. We're Going Somewhere Worse
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Thomas calls for overturning precedents on contraceptives, LGBTQ rights
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade
Jake Thomas / Newsweek:
Catholic Church Prepares for Attacks From Abortion-Rights Activists
Washington Post:
Biden says restoring abortion rights is up to voters
Tara Palmeri / Puck:
The Media Braces for Its Second Trump Marriage  —  As the 2022 midterm cycle metamorphosizes into the 2024 presidential cycle at light speed, the media industry is bracing for the reality that it'll be stuck covering Donald Trump again, for better or worse.  Dylan Byers and Peter Hamby discuss how it will be different this time.
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
The Necessity of Hope  —  Things are bad.  They will get worse.  But despair has never been an option.  —  Today is the day that this nation sees, with eyes that are briefly clear, exactly how bad things are, and exactly how bad they will become.  No clouds today where I live.
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Trump greenlights Russia-related records access for conservative-favored journalist  —  Former President Donald Trump has told the National Archives to grant journalist John Solomon access to non-public administration records, according to Solomon and a spokesperson for the former president.
Discussion: Raw Story
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An Originalist Victory  —  The Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling is a tremendous success …
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