“Making abortion legal isn’t the beginning of women having abortions. It’s the end of women dying from abortions,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
And the legislation is more extreme than ever, activists warn.
The so-called “fetal heartbeat” law is part of a wave of extreme abortion measures passed by GOP-controlled state legislatures and is likely to be blocked in court.
The measure would allow a man who gets a woman pregnant to request an injunction barring her from obtaining an abortion.
Cardinal Blase Cupich issued an opening salvo in what may be a long struggle over how bishops will handle relations with America's second Catholic president.
The Supreme Court split 6-3 on the decision to make people visit a doctor's office, hospital or clinic to obtain an abortion pill amid the pandemic.
A growing number of states have passed so-called "reason bans" that target a patient's motivation for seeking an abortion.
Eliminating abortion is a "preeminent priority" for American bishops, Archbishop José Gomez said.
The Geneva Consensus Declaration breaks from UN consensus by seeking to restrict abortion access and undermine same-sex marriage.
Her confirmation seems inevitable, as even some Senate Democrats acknowledged.