If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned, Country Would Likely See Patchwork Of Abortion Access
Although many of the more restrictive laws that states passed in recent months have been blocked by courts, the push to restrict the procedure in conservative-leaning areas could eventually create a landscape of wildly varying access. Meanwhile, an appeals court hears arguments over a law that could shutter Kentucky's last abortion clinic.
Detroit Free Press:
'We Should Be Terrified': What Michigan Women Should Know If Abortion Becomes Illegal
Renee Chelian remembers keeping her head bowed and counting the pairs of shoes of the women sitting around her. Chelian was 15 and too frightened to take in her surroundings or look at the faces of the many women who sat with her, waiting for an abortion at the Detroit warehouse where the floor was covered in grease stains, and folding chairs and card tables served as the only furniture. (8/8)
The Associated Press:
Appeals Court Panel Hears High-Stakes Kentucky Abortion Case
Federal appeals judges should restore a Kentucky law at the heart of a licensing fight that threatened to close the state's last abortion clinic, an attorney for Gov. Matt Bevin argued Thursday. Pointing to the high stakes involved, however, the clinic's attorney warned that the law's application by the anti-abortion governor's administration would be "tantamount to a ban on abortion" in Kentucky. (Schreiner, 8/8)