Texas AG Paxton fled home with his wife to avoid subpoena in abortion case

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home to avoid receiving a subpoena on Monday in a federal lawsuit brought by groups seeking to help Texans get abortions outside of the state. State, according to court documents. Paxton raced from the garage of his house in McKinney, Texas, in a truck driven by his wife, … Read more

Ken Paxton tried to avoid being served with subpoena, court record says

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home in a truck driven by his wife, State Senator Angela Paxton, to avoid receiving a subpoena on Monday, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. … Read more

California Governor Gavin Newsom calls on Democrats to go on offense

CNN — California Governor Gavin Newsom warned his party members on Saturday that the GOP is “winning right now” as that party controls the national conversation – arguing that the Democrats’ failure to come up with a “compelling alternative narrative” has put “the entire rights agenda” of the last half-century in jeopardy. Criticizing the GOP’s … Read more

Philippines: Abortion’s illegal in the Catholic majority country, so more than a million women a year turn to other options

CNN — Miriam has seen her share of high-risk operations and procedures in her years as a seasoned doctor in the Philippines – but none as “complicated or as dangerous” as abortions, she said. “We take huge risks if we agree to perform an abortion,” said Miriam, who uses a pseudonym to protect herself from … Read more

Dade Phelan says Texas Legislature will not pass gun safety laws

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan said the state legislature will not pass meaningful gun safety legislation in its next session, but signaled an openness to creating limited exceptions to the state abortion ban. Families … Read more

Stephen Breyer warns justices that some opinions could ‘bite you in the back’ in exclusive interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace

CNN — Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer warns colleagues against “writing too rigidly” in their opinions, saying such rulings could “bite you in the back” in an ever-changing world. In an extensive interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace on “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace,” which debuted Friday on HBOMax and aired Sunday night on CNN, … Read more

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban week after it took effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked enforcement of the state’s abortion ban, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue it violates the constitution of the state. Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction against the ban that went into effect a week ago. The injunction was … Read more

Timeline of events that led to Supreme Court overturning Roe

Pro-lifers rejoice at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC, following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, June 24, 2022. | Christian Post/Nicole Alcindor While efforts to overthrow Roe vs. Wade dates back decades, the sequence of events that led to the US Supreme Court overturning the decision unfolded in recent years. On June … Read more

Abortionist under investigation after 10-year-old girl’s abortion

An exam room at Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown following the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on doctors and abortion facilities in Austin, Texas , USA, June 27, 2016. | Reuters/Ilana Panich-Linsman Indiana’s attorney general’s office is investigating whether an abortion doctor who made … Read more

Ben Watson to Warnock: ‘A pastor knows the value of human life’

Senator Raphael G. Warnock attends the 2022 King Holiday Beloved Community Memorial Service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Getty Images/Para Griffin A pro-life activist pushes back against a Democratic politician’s description of himself as a ‘pro-choice pastor’, insisting that ‘a pastor knows the value of human life’. … Read more