Saturday's politics & policy stories


Massachusetts, Minnesota become safe havens for abortion

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (L) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R).
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (left) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Photos: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images; Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images
Jonathan Swan
Updated Jun 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pence draws contrast with Trump on abortion decision

Illustration of Mike Pence and Donald Trump in profile facing away from each other.
Photo Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios. Photo: NurPhoto, Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images

Thousands of reservists are unvaccinated as deadline nears

soldiers get vaccinated
A soldier watches another soldier receive his COVID-19 vaccination in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Defense Department to keep access to "reproductive health care" after Roe v. Wade's end

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaking during a press conference at a NATO meeting in Brussels on June 16.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Brussels on June 16. Photo: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

California enacts bill to "shield" abortion providers and patients from state bans

Picture of people holding signs in support of abortion rights
Photo: Qian Weizhong/VCG via Getty Images
Axios
Jun 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Abortion ruling conflicts with public opinion

A demonstrator holds a sign outside of the Supreme Court building
Abortion rights demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 24. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law

President Biden speaking from the White House on June 24.
President Biden speaking in the White House on June 24. Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Donations to abortion funds surge

Abortion rights activists outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24.
Abortion rights activists outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 24. Photo: Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

First Look: Ro Khanna to push Biden to back SCOTUS term limits

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) speaks at an “End Fossil Fuel” rally near the U.S. Capitol on June 29, 2021 in Washington, DC
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) speaks at a rally near the U.S. Capitol on June 29, 2021. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

After the ruling: Americans ask Google how to move to Canada

Post-Roe legal turmoil hits hardest for blue cities in red America

Illustration of a small blue megaphone against a red background.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Asian American-led Unity March a reminder of community’s history of activism

Asian Americans gather at New York City Hall to protest anti-Asian hate after the Atlanta spa shooting on March 27, 2021. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath
Updated Jun 25, 2022 - World
Axios Explains: Abortion

U.S. joins only 3 other countries that have rolled back abortion rights since 1994

Shawna Chen
Jun 25, 2022 - Health

Protests break out across U.S. after Roe v. Wade is struck down

Photo of a row of protesters holding a sign that says "Bans off our bodies"
Abortion rights demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24. Photo: Yasin Oztürk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Fall of Roe will have immediate economic ramifications, experts say

Abortion rights activists rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade on June 24. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images