"As a candidate, you vowed that one of the very first things you wanted to do was sign the Freedom of Choice Act," the reporter said. "Do you still hope that Congress quickly sends you the Freedom of Choice Act so you can sign it?"
Obama reiterated his support of abortion rights as well as his sympathy for those who oppose it.
"Now, the Freedom of Choice Act is not my highest legislative priority," Obama concluded. "I believe that women should have the right to choose, but I think that the most important thing we can do to tamp down some of the anger surrounding this issue is to focus on those areas that we can agree on. And that's where I'm going to focus."...
I've seen this brought up and did a little googling for the history. I love you Barack, but damn.
...State Representative Karianne Lisonbee made the remarks on Friday as state legislators celebrated the Court's majority opinion that reversed its holdings in 1973's Roe v. Wade and 1992's Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
"I got a text message today saying I should seek to control men's ejaculations and not women's pregnancies," Lisonbee told reporters during a news conference, adding that the message suggested: "that I clearly don't trust women enough to make choices to control their own body."
"And my response is I do trust women enough to control when they allow a man to ejaculate inside of them and to control that intake of semen," she said...
Greene shot back, claiming that the UK has "mass stabbings" and "all kinds of murder."
"Nothing like the same rates here," the reporter said in response.
"Well, you can go back to your country and worry about your no guns," Greene said. "We like ours here."...
But you should be forced through a pregnancy and delivery to save a fetus
(paraphrasing Ana Kasparian)
Justice Thomas wrote that the court should reconsider all three decisions, saying it had a duty to correct the error established in those precedents. Then, he said, after overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions protected the rights they established.
This kind of language is just what advocates for reproductive rights and for L.G.B.T.Q. rights have been fearing. Defenders of the right to abortion have repeatedly warned that if Roe fell, the right to contraception and same-sex marriage would be next...
I'm told the ship has sailed on this - I disagree. The right didn't accept Roe and worked endlessly to overturn it with changes to SCOTUS. Heller was a 5-4 decision.
It may be a while, but a new SCOTUS striking down Heller someday is essential.
Russian officials are smirking over what they are calling a spectacular failure to cow Mr. Putin. And the economic pain the oil boycott was meant to inflict is reverberating not so much in Moscow but in the West, especially the United States, where skyrocketing oil prices pose a potent threat to President Biden less than halfway into his term...
The new University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll released on Wednesday found DeSantis receiving 39 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in the state compared to 37 percent for Trump...
Q Mr. President, are you accounting I know youre looking for more money from Congress for this vaccine campaign and for COVID funding going into the fall. How much of the supply of vaccines for these small children is there? And how many of the nations kids will you be able to get vaccinated before you need more money from Congress?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, well get through at least this year. We do need more money. But we dont just need more money for vaccines for children, eventually; we need more money to plan for the second pandemic.
Theres going to be another pandemic. We have to think ahead. And thats not something the last outfit did very well. Thats something weve been doing fairly well. Thats why we need the money.
This popped out for me. Do they feel another Covid pandemic is inevitable? Or is he talking about another virus? He said it with such certainty.