Global abortion rights: Scrapping Roe v. Wade makes the US an outlier in the West

London CNN — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade case on Friday has reverberated around the world, setting the country apart from its key reproductive health allies. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it “clearly had a huge impact on the thinking of people around the world” and called the … Read more

Roe v. Wade decision and abortion rights news

Abortion rights supporters gather for a protest outside the Supreme Court on Friday. (Sarah Silbiger for CNN) The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, ruling that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to abortion. In the future, abortion rights will be determined by the states, unless Congress acts. Here are answers … Read more

How partisanship is making polling Americans more complicated

On the one hand, there is a clear partisan divide in the responses to even factual economic questions. Take a CBS News/YouGov poll from April that found Democrats were not only 41 percentage points more likely than Republicans to say the state of the national economy was good overall, but also 29 points more likely … Read more

Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: ‘God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives’

“God willing, it will save a lot of lives,” Biden said at the White House as he finished signing the bill. The legislation was passed following recent mass shootings at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, located in a predominantly black neighborhood. A bipartisan group of negotiators … Read more

‘Roe is on the ballot’: Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion rights raises stakes in midterms

It will take time to gauge how the tectonic shift triggered by the Supreme Court ruling will play out in the November election. The court’s decision opened the door for new Republican efforts ranging from enforcing existing state laws that ban abortion in most cases to passing federal and state measures that would limit the … Read more

Roe v Wade: More protests expected this weekend amid fury and anguish over the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

CNN  —  The seismic ruling by the US Supreme Court to eliminate the federal constitutional right to an abortion has roiled the country, fueling protests that began Friday and which are expected to extend throughout the weekend. Loud and angry demonstrations by abortion-rights advocates were held in several cities on Friday, hours after the court … Read more

House passes first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, bill will next go to Biden for signature

CNN — The House on Friday passed a bipartisan gun violence bill that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. The final tally was 234 to 193 with 14 Republicans voting with Democrats to approve the measure. Now that the House has passed the bill, it will go to President Joe … Read more

DHS warns of potential violent extremist activity in response to abortion ruling

The memo from the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis says federal and state officials, including judges, “are likely most at risk of violence in response to the ruling.” It also includes warnings about “First Amendment protected events,” “reproductive health care and family advocacy facilities,” and faith-based organizations being targets of violence or criminal incidents. … Read more

Broad majority of Americans didn’t want Roe v. Wade overturned, polling prior to Supreme Court decision shows

CNN — A large majority of Americans did not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, according to a poll taken before the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to abortion. Here’s a recap of the latest data on public opinion on abortion and how Americans will … Read more

US repatriates Gitmo prisoner back to Afghanistan after court ruled he was detained unlawfully

The prisoner, Asadullah Haroon Gul, also known as Haroon Al Afghani, was born in Afghanistan and has been held in Guantanamo prison since 2007. “The DOD, supported by other parts of the US government, moved him out of Guantanamo Bay, facilitating his repatriation to his native Afghanistan,” the administration official said. “He flew on an … Read more