Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

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And the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Kay Ivey (R-AL), completely bans abortion, with a lone exception for the life of the mother.

"Take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America", the singer, actress and Fenty Beauty founder wrote.

Winnie Harlow, Lewis Hamilton, La La Anthony and many others supported Rihanna in the comments. In fact, the law specifies that all penalties fall on the abortionist and a "woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable".

In a Medium post Thursday, the MA senator and 2020 Democratic presidential contender called on her fellow lawmakers to step up after the Alabama Legislature passed a near-outright ban on abortions earlier this week, paving the way for the country's most extreme regulation in over four decades.

It should be noted that Warren isn't the only candidate to have a plan to defend abortion rights: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) also laid out a concrete position on reproductive rights.

US Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has called for overhauling federal law to ensure women continue to have access to abortion amid efforts in states like Alabama and OH to enact bans. According to tracking by Real Clear Politics, the three current Democratic front-runners are former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA.

California Senator Kamala Harris, another Democratic 2020 hopeful, said people needed to fight back to protect Roe vs Wade as it is under attack. A new law should go farther to prohibit states from "interfering in the ability of a patient to access medical care, including abortion services, from a provider that offers them". Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff.

National reactions to Alabama's abortion law - a measure that essentially bars the practice in the state- continue. After the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade in 1973, Biden said a woman shouldn't have the "sole right to say what should happen to her body".

Gostin said what he sees happening instead is the continued trend of conservative states restricting access to abortion.

Ms Warren said Congress should require all health care insurance cover abortions.

Missouri's bill has a provision saying that if Roe is overturned, all abortions would become illegal in the state.

In the wake of Democrats' push for abortion-til-birth legislation, the nation has been hit with a pro-life counter.

She posted their photos and used colourful words to describe them on her social media pages in opposition to the signing and approval of the bill this week.

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