# Abortion ban
Governor Greg Abbott Says He'll Protect Rape and Incest Pregnancies
Pro-abortion activists protesting Texas' strict abortion laws.Photo byPhoto by Gayatri Malhotra/Unsplash. Texas Governor Greg Abbott dashed hopes that he might revisit the state’s near-total ban against abortions to allow the procedure in cases of rape and incest, despite overwhelming support for the exceptions, according to an interview with the State of Texas news show which aired Sunday.
Tennessee Physicians Call for Changes to State's Abortion Ban
Call for change comes after leaked phone call reveals legislative maneuvers to pass ban. A group of Tennessee physicians affiliated with the healthcare advocacy group Protect My Care is calling on the Tennessee General Assembly to make changes to the state's near total abortion ban.
Tennessee Physicians Speak Out on Proposed National Abortion Ban
Group urges Senators Blackburn, Hagerty to oppose Graham effort to curb reproductive choice. A group of Tennessee doctors affiliated with the healthcare advocacy group Protect My Care spoke out today in opposition to a legislative proposal being advanced by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina that would ban all abortions nationally after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Tennessee Pastors Condemn "Cruelty" of Abortion Trigger Law
Total abortion ban in Tennessee now in effect, faith group calls out cruelty of "no exceptions" policy. Tennessee's total ban on abortions goes into effect today, the result of a so-called "trigger law" that effectively outlaws the procedure in the state following the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
States that Have Already Banned Abortions
The news about the long-standing law granting women access to abortions getting overturned by the Supreme Court has taken the media outlets by storm. After concluding that abortion is a fundamental women's right back in 1973, the Supreme Court repealedRoe v. Wade, allowing states to choose whether they wish to impose restrictions on abortion procedures.
Bans Off Our Bodies Will County protest scheduled for Saturday
The national non-profit group Mobilize and the Will County Progressives will be holding a Bans Off Our Bodies Will County march from 11 AM to 1 PM CST at Settler's Park in Plainfield on Saturday, May 14.