Abortion live updates: GOP politicians defend post-Roe bans

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, ending the constitutional right to an abortion. Follow along for the latest news on the fallout and demonstrations.

By Maxine Joselow, Amy B Wang and Praveena SomasundaramJune 26, 2022

Democrats seize on abortion ruling in midterms as Republicans tread carefully

Democrats who will face voters in November seized on the Supreme Court decision.

By Annie Linskey and Colby ItkowitzJune 26, 2022

Biden, other critics fear Thomas’s ‘extreme’ position on contraception

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote, also referring to the rights to same-sex relationships and marriage equality, respectively.

By Meryl Kornfield, Timothy Bella and Amy B WangJune 26, 2022

Biden: G-7 to ban Russian gold imports to deny Putin revenue for Ukraine war

Biden, in Germany for the G-7 summit, said gold is “a major export that rakes in tens of billions of dollars for Russia.”

By Matt Viser, Loveday Morris and Rick NoackJune 26, 2022

Biden says America is leading. On abortion, Europeans disagree.

Biden kicks off a pair of European summits to reaffirm American moral leadership.

By Ashley Parker and Matt ViserJune 26, 2022

6 takeaways from the Supreme Court opinion that ended Roe v. Wade

The final opinion keeps the controversial language from the draft leaked in May.

By Amber PhillipsJune 24, 2022

Clarence Thomas undercuts justices’ assurances about post-Roe rulings

If Justices Alito and Kavanaugh sought to assure the public that other rights were safe, Thomas's concurrence cut against that.

By Aaron BlakeJune 24, 2022

5 takeaways from the Jan. 6 hearing on Trump’s Justice Dept. plot

The committee debuted new evidence of Trump allies seeking pardons, while building out key elements of its case and linking Trump lawyers' plot to the Justice Department.

By Aaron BlakeJune 23, 2022

What Kavanaugh’s gun case concurrence does — and doesn’t — mean

Kavanaugh's concurrence, joined by Chief Justice Roberts, emphasized what the ruling didn't do. Some say that restricts the ruling; others argue it's a PR move.

By Aaron BlakeJune 23, 2022

How the Supreme Court struck down limits on who could carry guns in public

Here's what's happening with the court’s first major Second Amendment case in more than a decade.

By Amber PhillipsJune 23, 2022

Cornyn goes there on the NRA and its ‘business model’

The Texas senator said Wednesday that the NRA won't back the gun bill he co-wrote because of its "business model." This is not how the GOP usually talks about the organization.

By Aaron BlakeJune 23, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. Others will follow.

Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyJune 26, 2022

Abortion protests continue after Supreme Court ends Roe v. Wade; Biden criticizes court’s ‘terrible decisions’

The Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 to uphold a restrictive Mississippi law and overturn the constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade.

By Timothy Bella, Kim Bellware, James Bikales, Praveena Somasundaram and Meryl KornfieldJune 26, 2022

GOP lawmaker calls Roe ruling ‘victory for white life’ as Trump rally cheers

Rep. Mary E. Miller (R-Ill.) meant to say the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision was a victory for the “right to life,” a spokesman said.

By Jennifer HassanJune 26, 2022

Conservatives on the march: GOP gains ground despite Democratic control

The conservative Supreme Court's landmark victories this week on abortion and guns capped a year-long string of victories on the right.

By Michael SchererJune 26, 2022

Planned Parenthood sues to halt Utah’s ‘trigger law’ abortion ban

Utah is one of 13 states in the country with “trigger bans” that were designed to prohibit abortion if Roe were to fall.

By Praveena SomasundaramJune 25, 2022

Roe’s gone. Now antiabortion lawmakers want more.

On the heels of their greatest victory, antiabortion activists are eager to capitalize on their momentum by enshrining constitutional abortion bans and pushing Congress to pass a national one, prohibiting abortion pills, and limiting people’s ability to get abortions across state lines.

By Caroline KitchenerJune 25, 2022

The Supreme Court prompts the question: Who gets rights in America?

For many Americans, the court's action took the country back to a time when White men held all of the power and most of the rights.

By Karin BrulliardJune 25, 2022

For some, the abortion decision heralded good news — and misgivings

Because of the Supreme Court decision, Mississippi will soon outlaw abortions.

By Sarah FowlerJune 25, 2022

Officer running for state Senate drops out after punching opponent

Jeann Lugo is under criminal investigation and has dropped out of the race for the Rhode Island state Senate after he allegedly punched Jennifer Rourke at an abortion protest in Providence.

By Timothy Bella and James BikalesJune 25, 2022

Abortion rights groups grasp for a post-Roe strategy

It’s a precarious moment for the abortion rights movement, which must grapple with determining how to divide its resources and money during the biggest political fight of its life since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.

By Rachel Roubein and Brittany ShammasJune 25, 2022

Emboldened Supreme Court majority shows it’s eager for change

Reinforced by Trump appointments, conservatives take on controversies dear to the right.

By Robert BarnesJune 25, 2022

Chasm opens between states over abortion pills and out-of-state care

The court's overturning of Roe v. Wade is likely to lead to the greatest tensions between states with competing laws since the Civil War.

By Jacob Bogage and Christopher RowlandJune 25, 2022

Emotional protests continue after Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade

Crowds grew in the nation’s capital Saturday and demonstrations continued nationwide in outpourings of emotion over the divisive ruling.

By Ellie Silverman, Joe Heim, Daniel Wu, Michael Brice-Saddler, Teo Armus and Paul DugganJune 25, 2022

What is defensible in the case against Trump?

The Jan. 6 committee has laid out a strong case against the president. Republicans prefer to look away rather than engage on the evidence.

By Dan BalzJune 25, 2022

How the Senate defied 26 years of inaction to tackle gun violence

The legislation represents a crash effort between four wildly different lawmakers thrown together by circumstance and pushed to action by unspeakable tragedies.

By Mike DeBonisJune 25, 2022