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Biden warns 'health and life of women at risk' - US leaders react to Roe v Wade ruling

Sky News Friday, 24 June 2022
US President Joe Biden has warned that "the health and life of women in this nation are now at risk", as he condemned the Supreme Court's "extreme" and "dangerous" decision to overturn the right to an abortion.
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Maternal Mortality Rate Expected to Rise, in Wake of SCOTUS Ruling. Researchers and scholars urge legislative and voter action following the ruling that overturned 'Roe v. Wade.'. There are going to be more people who are forced to carry a pregnancy to term, which means that there’s going to be...

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Gas Prices Fall Below , $4 per Gallon. According to AAA, the national average price for a gallon of gas fell below $4 on Aug. 11. It is the first time gas prices have fallen below $4 since March. While prices remain higher than this time last year. they have fallen far below the highest price in June of just less than $5.02 per gallon. President Joe Biden is expected to receive a boost in his approval rating because of the news. . The cost of energy resources, including gas, is a significant factor of inflation. Analysts say that lower gas prices will be a relief for consumers. The affordability squeeze is becoming very real when you see these high prices at the gas pump, Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at S&P Global, via 'The New York Times'. So, in that sense, it’s a positive sign certainly for those folks that are struggling, Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at S&P Global, via 'The New York Times'. However, some consumers are leery of the news because of fears that market fluctuations mean that prices could rise again. I’m not ready for it to go a little higher again and then I’m over here struggling to fill up my tank, Christina Beliard, Fashion Influencer, via 'The New York Times'. I’m trying to figure out, how long is this going to last?, Christina Beliard, Fashion Influencer, via 'The New York Times'. Analysts confirm that price consistency is a key factor of consumer trust. If gasoline prices stay at or near the levels they have reached, that would mean much more cushion for households, Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at S&P Global, via 'The New York Times'

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President Biden Heads to South Carolina , for Summer Vacation . On August 10, President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina with his family to begin a scheduled seven-day vacation. . On August 10, President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina with his family to begin a scheduled seven-day vacation. . Federal Aviation Administration advisories state that the first couple's plans include a trip to Kiawah Island, noted for its private beach and golf resort. Federal Aviation Administration advisories state that the first couple's plans include a trip to Kiawah Island, noted for its private beach and golf resort. ABC reports that the White House did not provide details on the president's vacation plans or when he is scheduled to return to the White House. According to ABC, the president and first lady, Jill Biden, were joined on Air Force One by Biden's son, Hunter, daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen and grandson Beau. Amid the president's vacation, the House is scheduled to vote on a bill that includes many of Biden's priorities. Amid the president's vacation, the House is scheduled to vote on a bill that includes many of Biden's priorities. The bill includes a substantial investment in fighting climate change, estimated to cost $369 billion over the next decade. The bill also includes measures to cap prescription drug prices at $2,000 out-of-pocket for Medicare recipients. . It would also help approximately 13 million Americans pay for health insurance by extending COVID-related subsidies. It would also help approximately 13 million Americans pay for health insurance by extending COVID-related subsidies. ABC reports that presidential summer vacations are a long-standing tradition. According to the White House, the president is never totally free from his responsibilities and continues to consult with aides and receive daily briefings.

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Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits [Video]

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Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand , Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits. NBC News reports President Biden signed the legislation on Aug. 10. . According to a White House official, the bipartisan bill is the biggest expansion of benefits and health care for veterans in over 30 years. Upon signing the bill, President Biden said, , “veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan not only faced dangers in battle — they were breathing toxic smoke from burn pits.”. Upon signing the bill, President Biden said, , “veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan not only faced dangers in battle — they were breathing toxic smoke from burn pits.”. Biden said he witnessed burn pits during his visits to Iraq while he was a senator and a vice president. Burn pits the size of football fields, an incinerated waste of war such as tires, poisonous chemicals, jet fuel, and so much I won’t even mention. , President Biden, via statement. A lot of places where our soldiers were sleeping were literally a quarter mile, half mile away from it, President Biden, via statement. NBC News reports that the bill is a personal matter for the president. as his son, Beau, served in Iraq and later died of brain cancer. Biden has often said he believes his son's cancer was related to being exposed to burn pits. When they came home, many of the fittest and best warriors that we sent to war were not the same. Headaches, numbness, dizziness, cancer. My son, Beau, was one of them, President Biden, via statement. NBC News reports veterans and their families can apply for PACT Act benefits by visiting the Veterans Affairs website or calling 1-800-MyVA411. NBC News reports veterans and their families can apply for PACT Act benefits by visiting the Veterans Affairs website or calling 1-800-MyVA411

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Carolyn Bryant Donham, Whose Accusations Led to the Murder of Emmett Till, Won’t Be Indict [Video]

Carolyn Bryant Donham, Whose Accusations Led to the Murder of Emmett Till, Won’t Be Indict

Carolyn Bryant Donham, , Whose Accusations Led to the Murder of Emmett Till, , Won’t Be Indicted. CNN reports that a Mississippi grand jury won't indict Bryant Donham, a white woman who accused Till of making advances toward her in 1955. Her accusations prompted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam to kidnap, beat and murder the 14-year-old. . Her accusations prompted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam to kidnap, beat and murder the 14-year-old. . According to District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, there was not enough evidence to indict Bryant Donham on kidnapping and manslaughter charges. . After hearing every aspect of the investigation and evidence collected regarding Donham’s involvement, the Grand Jury returned a ‘No Bill’ to the charges of both Kidnapping and Manslaughter, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, via statement. The murder of Emmett Till remains an unforgettable tragedy in this country and the thoughts and prayers of this nation continue to be with the family of Emmett Till, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, via statement. One of Till's cousins, Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., issued a statement. . They kept their promise by bringing this latest piece of evidence before the grand jury. This outcome is unfortunate, but predictable, news, Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., Emmett Till's cousin, via statement. The prosecutor tried his best, and we appreciate his efforts, but he alone cannot undo hundreds of years of anti-Black systems that guaranteed those who killed Emmett Till would go unpunished, to this day, Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., Emmett Till's cousin, via statement. Deborah Watts, another one of Till's cousins, said the family will not give up in their fight for justice. . We vow that the pursuit of accountability and Justice For Emmett Till will continue. Emmett Till’s death will not be in vain. , Deborah Watts, Emmett Till's cousin, via statement. In March, President Joe Biden signed into law the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. In March, President Joe Biden signed into law the Emmett Till Antilynching Act

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Georgia Rules Embryos Can Now Be , Listed As Dependents on Tax Returns. Georgia Rules Embryos Can Now Be , Listed As Dependents on Tax Returns. 'The Guardian' reports that on Aug. 1, Georgia's Department of Revenue said it will now , “recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat … as eligible for [an] individual income tax dependent exemption.”. 'The Guardian' reports that on Aug. 1, Georgia's Department of Revenue said it will now , “recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat … as eligible for [an] individual income tax dependent exemption.”. On July 20, following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, a law banning most abortions in Georgia was put into effect. Officials said tax returns filed from July 20 onward are eligible for the new $3,000 fetus deduction. Officials said tax returns filed from July 20 onward are eligible for the new $3,000 fetus deduction. Taxpayers must be able to supply “relevant medical records or other supporting documentation … if requested by the [revenue] department.”. The announcement was met with skepticism from abortion rights advocates and legal analysts. . Anthony Michael Kreis, a Georgia State University law professor and political scientist, weighed in on Twitter. Lauren Groh-Wargo, Stacey Abram's campaign manager, had similar views.

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Kansas Voters Defend Abortion Rights [Video]

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Kansas Voters , Defend Abortion Rights. Kansas Voters , Defend Abortion Rights. 'People' reports that on Aug. 2, voters in Kansas said "no" to a referendum to the state constitution regarding abortion. . 'The Kansas City Star' reports that the referendum failed 61% to 39%. The voters in Kansas have spoken loud and clear: We will not tolerate extreme bans on abortion, Rachel Sweet, the campaign manager for Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, via 'The New York Times'. 'People' reports this was the first vote on abortion in America since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. 'People' reports this was the first vote on abortion in America since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Later that night, President Joe Biden released a statement. The Supreme Court's extreme decision to overturn Roe v. Wade put women's health and lives at risk. Tonight, the American people had something to say about it. , President Joe Biden, via statement. Voters in Kansas turned out in record numbers to reject extreme efforts to amend the state constitution to take away a woman's right to choose and open the door for a state-wide ban, President Joe Biden, via statement. This vote makes clear what we know: the majority of Americans agree that women should have access to abortion and should have the right to make their own health care decisions, President Joe Biden, via statement. This vote makes clear what we know: the majority of Americans agree that women should have access to abortion and should have the right to make their own health care decisions, President Joe Biden, via statement. NPR reports that a record number of bills concerning abortion will be on the docket during November elections

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DOJ Sues To Block New Idaho Abortion Law Following Dobbs Ruling by Supreme Court [Video]

DOJ Sues To Block New Idaho Abortion Law Following Dobbs Ruling by Supreme Court

DOJ Sues To Block New Idaho Abortion Law , Following Dobbs Ruling by Supreme Court. DOJ Sues To Block New Idaho Abortion Law , Following Dobbs Ruling by Supreme Court. CNBC reports that the U.S. Justice Department filed the lawsuit on Aug. 2. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the state “has passed a near-absolute ban on abortion” which is set to go into effect on Aug. 25. The new law "will make it a felony to perform an abortion in all but extremely narrow circumstances," according to the lawsuit. The suit alleges that Idaho's new abortion law violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. The federal legislation requires hospitals that accept Medicare funds to provide, "necessary stabilizing treatment to patients who arrive at their emergency departments while experiencing a medical emergency" before discharging them. This may be the case, for example, when a woman is undergoing a miscarriage that threatens septic infection or hemorrhage, or is suffering from severe preeclampsia, Merrick Garland, via news conference. It is the first DOJ lawsuit targeting an individual state's abortion laws following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June. . It is the first DOJ lawsuit targeting an individual state's abortion laws following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June. . The Dobbs ruling concluded that abortion is not a federal constitutional right, even though it had been previously deemed as such for nearly 50 years. . Today, the Justice Department’s message is clear — it does not matter what state a hospital subject to EMTALA operates in. , Merrick Garland, via news conference. If a patient comes into the emergency room with a medical emergency, jeopardizing the patient’s life or health, the hospital must provide the treatment necessary to stabilize that patient. This includes abortion, and that is the necessary treatment, Merrick Garland, via news conference

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Samuel Alito Mocks International Criticism of Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade [Video]

Samuel Alito Mocks International Criticism of Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Samuel Alito Mocks , International Criticism of Decision , to Overturn Roe v. Wade. Samuel Alito Mocks , International Criticism of Decision , to Overturn Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court Associate Justice made the remarks during a speech in Rome. The speech focused on religious liberty and was Alito's first public appearance since the SCOTUS ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. The transcripts of the speech were made public by Notre Dame Law School on July 28. Religious liberty is under attack in many places because it is dangerous to those who want to hold complete power, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Associate Justice, via CNN. It also probably grows out of something dark and deep in the human DNA — , Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Associate Justice, via CNN. ... a tendency to distrust and dislike people who are not like ourselves, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Associate Justice, via CNN. Alito quipped that international leaders have felt "perfectly fine commenting on American law.". I had the honor this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Associate Justice, via CNN. He singled out former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and seemed to connect his resignation to his criticism of Alito's opinion. He paid the price, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Associate Justice, via CNN. Alito sarcastically stated that he was "wounded" by Prince Harry's U.N. address that also criticized the SCOTUS decision. In referring to religious liberty, Alito quoted a well-known verse from the Bible. [It is a challenge to] convince people that religious liberty is worth defending if they don't think that religion is a good thing that deserves protection, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Associate Justice, via CNN. The champions of religious liberty, who 'go out as wise as serpents and as harmless of doves' can expect to find hearts that are open to their message, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Associate Justice, via CNN

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