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12:25 AM ET, June 25, 2022


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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Kavanaugh Gave Private Assurances.  Collins Says He ‘Misled’ Her.  —  “Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal,” the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.
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.
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 …
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” …
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
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.
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 …
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Requiem for the Supreme Court  —  They did it because they could.  —  It was as simple as that.  —  With the stroke of a pen, Justice Samuel Alito and four other justices, all chosen by Republican presidents running on successive party platforms committed to overturning Roe v. Wade …
Discussion: TheBlaze and SCOTUSblog
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
June 24, 2022: The Day Chief Justice Roberts Lost His Court  —  Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — In the most important case …
Washington Post:
5 big truths about the Supreme Court's gutting of Roe  —  Like it or not, here's the reality: The Supreme Court has become the site of a new political Forever War.  —  That court has now done what liberals insisted it would and what conservatives alternately prayed for and denied …
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 …
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.
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?
Shawna Chen / Axios:
California, Washington and Oregon launch “West Coast offense” to protect abortion rights  —  California, Washington and Oregon are launching a “West Coast offense” to protect reproductive rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the states' Democratic governors announced Friday.
Kelly Hooper / Politico:
What changed from Justice Alito's draft opinion to final ruling on Roe  —  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's sharp opinion revoking the constitutional right to abortion is virtually unchanged from his initial draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade compared to the final text of the decision handed down by the high court Friday morning.
Truck Driver Rams Into Abortion Rights Demonstrators At Roe Rally In Iowa
Discussion: TheBlaze and SHERO
Grid News:
It's not just period trackers: The post-Roe digital data dragnet is bigger than you think
Discussion: STAT
U.S. Department of Justice:
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Associated Press:
After abortion ruling, critics renew blasts at Sen. Collins
Orlando Sentinel:   Abortion ruling emphasizes Latinas' need for access to reproductive health care
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
'We're done': Chaos and tears as an abortion clinic abruptly shuts down
Washington Post:
Youngkin to seek 15-week abortion law in Virginia after high court ruling
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Getting Real About the Post-'Roe' World
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
They Really Did It  —  The Supreme Court's conservatives finally felt safe to do what they wanted to do.
Discussion: CBS News and Washington Post
The White House:   FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Actions In Light of Today's Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
No, Trump, God Didn't Overturn Roe v. Wade. You did.
Discussion: Raw Story, Politico and National Review
The Texas Tribune:
Whole Woman's Health clinics cease abortions in Texas after Roe ruling
Jia Tolentino / New Yorker:
We're Not Going Back to the Time Before Roe. We're Going Somewhere Worse
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
Washington Post:
Abortion will soon be banned in 13 states. Here's which could be next.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Disney tells employees it will provide ‘comprehensive access’ for reproductive care
Suspected Russian spy was well-liked by classmates, but something just seemed a little off  —  Washington (CNN)Victor Muller's accent just didn't sound right.  —  The man now alleged to be a Russian spy was studying at the prestigious Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies …
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.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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J. Joel Alicea / City Journal:
An Originalist Victory  —  The Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling is a tremendous success …
Discussion: New York Times
UK's Boris Johnson says U.S. abortion decision is a “big step backwards”
Discussion: The Dossier
Charlie Baker /
No. 600: Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services in the Commonwealth
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Discussion: The Tennessean and Raw Story
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Hugh Son / CNBC:
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