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Abortion access coordinated across Illinois-Wisconsin line

Planned Parenthood of Illinois is combining forces with its Wisconsin counterpart to help patients travel to get abortions following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaders at the reproductive health centers announced Thursday.

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The U.S. Supreme Court and politics

It would be pointless to write a column on the United States legal system and ignore the two significant cases which the court decided this week. One case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen significantly expanded gun rights by striking down a New York law which restricted the right of New Yorkers to carry handguns in public.

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In flurry of court activity, rulings on abortion bans mixed

A federal court Tuesday allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, while in Texas — which is already enforcing a similar ban based on an embryo's cardiac activity — a judge temporarily blocked an even stricter decades-old law from taking effect.

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Republican lawmakers reject abortion ban repeal

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' bid to repeal the battleground state's dormant abortion ban failed Wednesday after Republican lawmakers convened and immediately adjourned a special session without taking any action.

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EXPLAINER: How could 1849 Wis. abortion law face challenge?

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade would leave the regulation of abortion up to the states — and possibly lead to a legal morass in Wisconsin. The state has had a law banning abortion on its books since 1849, and it has long been presumed that Roe's fall would mean the end of legal abortion in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Democrats urge action ahead of abortion ruling

Democrats running for office in Wisconsin urged Congress on Tuesday to act quickly to protect abortion rights in the wake of news that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a move that would make nearly all abortions illegal in Wisconsin.

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