Friday's politics & policy stories

End of Roe v. Wade is "embarrassing," HHS Secretary Becerra says

Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks at an event.

Abortion rights leaders focus on November after Roe decision

Former President of Planned Parenthood, author Cecile Richards in October 2019

Sports leagues signal support for abortion rights in light of Roe decision

"Horrific": World leaders react to end of Roe v. Wade in U.S.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

California, Washington and Oregon launch "West Coast offense" to protect abortion rights

Photo of Gavin Newsom speaking with his left hand raised

DHS memo: Violent extremism "likely" in wake of Roe v. Wade decision

Thousands of abortion-rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization case

GOP eyes federal abortion restrictions after Dobbs

Rep. Jim Banks speaks at a news conference with other House Republicans and members of GOP leadership.

Obergefell: Roe v. Wade ruling "paints a target on our right to privacy"

Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, speaking outside the Supreme Court in 2015.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer pushes state Supreme Court to protect abortion rights

Photo of Gretchen Whitmer speaking from a podium

Democrats campaign on abortion ruling while GOP sticks to inflation

A large group of House Democrats speak in front of the Supreme Court on June 24.

"We are sending women back to 1849": Swing state Dems react to abortion ruling

Illustration of a caduceus spearing a map of the United States.

Here's what happens now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade

Picture of two girls crying and hugging in front of the Supreme Court

Congressional Black Caucus urges Biden to declare abortion "national emergency"

Photo of women lawmakers holding signs that say "Abortion is essential" at a protest

Trump credits himself for abortion ruling

Erin Doherty
Updated Jun 24, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Congress sends bipartisan gun safety bill to Biden's desk

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers remarks as she joins fellow Democrats for a rally before voting on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in outside the U.S. Capitol on June 24, 2022.

Collins: Gorsuch, Kavanaugh votes to overturn Roe "inconsistent" with past statements

Anti-abortion leader: Next step is overturning Roe in states, Congress

 Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in conversation with Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List

AG Garland: States can't ban FDA-approved abortion pills on safety grounds

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaking in Washington, D.C., on June 13.

Republicans, anti-abortion groups celebrate Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

Biden: "Roe is on the ballot"

Presidnet BIden

Demonstrators flock to Supreme Court after ruling

Crowds gather outside the Supreme Court after the ruling overturning Roe v Wade
Axios Explains: Abortion

The political leanings of the Supreme Court justices

Oriana González
Updated Jun 24, 2022 - Health
Axios Explains: Abortion

How states enforce anti-abortion laws

Picture of signs that are in support of abortion rights and others that are anti-abortion

Clarence Thomas wants SCOTUS to reconsider decisions on gay marriage, contraceptives

Picture of Clarence Thomas
Oriana González
Updated Jun 24, 2022 - Health
Axios Explains: Abortion

How late in pregnancy each state allows abortions

Democrats condemn Supreme Court's abortion ruling

Abortion rights and anti-abortion demonstrators outside the Supreme Court on June 23.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Picture of the Supreme Court building with people in front of it holding signs that say "pray to end abortion" and "keep abortion legal"

Abortion rights groups denounce threats of violence ahead of Roe decision

Picture of the Supreme Court building with a sign that says "my body, my choice" in front of it

Gun control takes 1 step forward in Congress, 2 steps back at SCOTUS

Illustration of a gavel coming down on crosshairs.

GOP's gas tax flip-flop

Illustration of two gas pump nozzles facing and crossing each other.
Rebecca Falconer
Jun 24, 2022 - Health

Birx says Trump officials pushed to weaken COVID reports

Former Trump Administration Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx testifies during a hearing before House Select Subcommittee at Rayburn House Office Building June 23, 20.

Brian Kemp subpoenaed to testify in Fulton County Trump investigation

Governor Kemp waves

Prosecutors broaden conspiracy indictment of Oath Keepers

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, is seen on a screen.

Progressives turn up the heat on House Democrats' campaign chair

Sean Patrick Maloney