The Midwestern state's governor's contest is between two candidates who say they are "pro-life," and reproductive rights advocates are wondering how closely either will follow in the footsteps of former Gov. Mike Pence.
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The charge came as no surprise. Prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice vowed to prosecute Arpaio on October 11, but it became official yesterday when U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed the misdemeanor count.
The Russell Amendment would reverse nondiscrimination protections for about 28 million people in the federal contracting workforce.
“Well, I do stand for the right of women to make incredibly difficult decisions that are medically complex, privately, with her family, with her doctor, and in conversation with her god,” said Katie McGinty, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race, after her Republican opponent outlined a misleading description of later abortion care.
Alaska joins a growing list of states where taxpayers are footing costly legal bills over failed anti-choice restrictions pushed by Republican legislators.
The board's vote marks the first time a state has taken steps to comply with precedent set by the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.