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.
Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks at an event. Photo: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Abortion rights leaders focus on November after Roe decision

Former President of Planned Parenthood, author Cecile Richards in October 2019
Former president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards in October 2019. Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

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

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

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Image

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

Photo of Gavin Newsom speaking with his left hand raised
California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

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
Abortion-rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

GOP eyes federal abortion restrictions after Dobbs

Rep. Jim Banks speaks at a news conference with other House Republicans and members of GOP leadership.
Rep. Jim Banks speaks at a news conference. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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.
Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, speaking outside the Supreme Court in 2015. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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

Photo of Gretchen Whitmer speaking from a podium
Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, speaks during the Motor Bella Auto Show in Pontiac, Mich., on Sept. 21, 2021. Photo: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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.
A large group of House Democrats speak in front of the Supreme Court on June 24. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

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

Photo of women lawmakers holding signs that say "Abortion is essential" at a protest
A large group of House Democrats speak in front of the Supreme Court following the decision overturning Roe v. Wade on June 24. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Trump credits himself for abortion ruling

Former President Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition on June 17 in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Seth Herald/Getty Images
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.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers remarks before voting on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act on June 24. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) talks with reporters as she walks through the Senate subway area following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on June 14. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks in conversation with Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List on Nov. 30, 2021. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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.
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaking in Washington, D.C., on June 13. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

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

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court building after the decision overturning Roe v. Wade on June 24 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Biden: "Roe is on the ballot"

Presidnet BIden
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Demonstrators flock to Supreme Court after ruling

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

The political leanings of the Supreme Court justices

Oriana Gonzalez
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
Abortion-rights protesters rally at the Los Angeles City Hall on May 14. Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images

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

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Oriana Gonzalez
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.
Abortion rights and anti-abortion demonstrators outside the Supreme Court on June 23. Photo: Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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

Illustration of a gavel coming down on crosshairs.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

GOP's gas tax flip-flop

Illustration of two gas pump nozzles facing and crossing each other.
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
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.
Former Trump administration coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx testifies during a hearing before the House Select Subcommittee on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Brian Kemp subpoenaed to testify in Fulton County Trump investigation

Governor Kemp waves
Kemp in May after defeating his Trump-backed opponent, former U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Prosecutors broaden conspiracy indictment of Oath Keepers

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, is seen on a screen.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, is seen on a screen. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Progressives turn up the heat on House Democrats' campaign chair

Sean Patrick Maloney
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