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Black woman carrying fetus with fatal condition denied abortion in Louisiana
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Black woman carrying fetus with fatal condition denied abortion in Louisiana

Louisiana’s strict abortion laws in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade reversal has reportedly prevented Black woman from undergoing an abortion after she discovered her fetus has a fatal defect. Nancy Davis woman said even though her baby was diagnosed with Acrania, which she discovered after reviewing an ultrasound, doctors have told her they will not be able to perform an abortion, reported NOLA. Acrania is an unsurvivable condition in which part of a fetus’ skull is missing. The baby does not survive after birth more than a few days or weeks. Louisiana is now among the most difficult states in the U.S. for women to receive an abortion. Exceptions include if a pregnancy endangers the life of the mother or the fetus has a fatal condition. According to NOLA, Davis is being de...
VP Kamala Harris to deliver keynote speech at 2022 NAACP Convention
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VP Kamala Harris to deliver keynote speech at 2022 NAACP Convention

Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s NAACP convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Harris will speak on Monday at the 113th annual convention. One of the topics Harris is expected to bring up will be reproductive rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. Key issues such as the economy and gun laws are also on the table for Harris’ speech. After the convention, she is scheduled to host a roundtable with lawmakers to discuss abortion rights. This year will be the fourth time New Jersey hosted the NAACP event, and the first in-person gathering since the COVID pandemic, which deterred the 2020 convention. More about Harris’ appearance can be found here.
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Michigan Governor tells Black pastors racism, anti-semitism on the rise

During a meeting with a group of Black pastors Tuesday in Detroit, Governor Gretchen Whitmer warned the religious leaders that racism and anti-semitism are on the rise in Michigan and throughout the country. Whitmer visited a church to encourage voter participation and discuss concerns for the Michigan community in a question and answer session. Whitmer, who is up for re-election, noted that in addition to losing Roe v. Wade, more harm could be done if Democratic voters don’t turn out for the midterm elections. She also said misogyny is also an issue on the rise and that democracy is being threatened by opponents on the right. The governor said low-income women  and women of color will feel the impact of  Roe v. Wade after it was overturned by the Supreme Court last week. Whitmer also ...
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Texas senator shares racist tweets after Obama comments on Roe v. Wade reversal

A Texas senator shockingly shared two racist tweets on Saturday in response to a statement former President Obama posted on Twitter disapproving of the SCOTUS’ Roe v. Wade reversal. Obama shared a tweet on Saturday, which said: “Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.” In response, the senator suggested the U.S. Supreme Court now direct its attention to Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board … landmark cases that ended Jim Crow laws and desegregated schools. Criticism of the senator’s comments were swift, but there have yet to be any calls from state officials for him to step down. Tex...
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Republican lawmaker tells Trump rally Roe v. Wade ruling a “victory for White life”

A Republican lawmaker put her racism on display Saturday at a Trump rally in Illinois by telling the crowd the SCOTUS reversal of Roe v. Wade was “a victory for White life.” With former President Trump in tow, the Congresswoman, who is up for re-election, thanked the crowd for their support in the undoing of the 50-year-old federal protection of abortion rights before making the racist comment. She applauded herself the crowd to the cheers of the audience after making the statement. Her spokesperson tried to walk the statement back later by saying the congresswoman misspoke and intended to say “right to life.” She has also made hair-raising comments last year, quoting Hitler. She said, “‘Hitler was right on one thing. He said, ‘Whoever has the youth has the future.’” And Trump, of c...