Author: Caroline Vakil

White House condemns Oslo shooting ahead of Pride event

The White House condemned a shooting that took place early Saturday in Oslo, Norway, around a gay bar and ahead of the capital’s Pride parade later that day. “The horrific shooting in Norway this morning has been felt around the world. The United States strongly condemns this act of terror. We stand in solidarity with…

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announces it’s temporarily suspending abortion services after SCOTUS ruling

Access to abortion across the country changed within a matter of hours after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to the medical procedure. The president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced that abortion services offered by the organization had been temporarily suspended following the Supreme Court’s…

Maxine Waters on SCOTUS abortion ruling: ‘The hell with the Supreme Court’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) declared “the hell with the Supreme Court” after its justices ruled on Friday to eliminate federal-level abortion protections, overturning a 50-year precedent. “This turnout here?” asked Waters, who stood near fencing that was installed in front of the high court. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. Women are going to control their…

Abortion is banned or severely restricted in these states

The Supreme Court issued the biggest decision of its term on Friday when it overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.  The decision came more than a month after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicated that the high court would overturn the 1973 landmark decision. Opponents of abortion rights celebrated…