WASHINGTON: ‘ Texas Abortion Law Hearing & Ruling Ready for Supreme Court – Review ‘

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON (AP)June,21: Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century.

If the court steps in, the hearing and the eventual ruling would come amid the 2016 presidential campaign.

The court is considering an emergency appeal from abortion providers in Texas, who want the justices to block two provisions of a state law that already has forced the closure of roughly half the licensed abortion clinics in the state. Ten of the remaining 19 clinics will have to shut their doors by July 1, without an order from the Supreme Court.


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#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – Nov.14 – The Obamacare architect at the centre of controversy for his frank admissions that passing the president’s signature legislation required lying to the American people published a paper during the Clinton administration observing that legalizing abortion saved the government $14 billion in assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers, including African Americans, and lowered crime.

MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber argued in his paper that without the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, “marginal children” would have been born to many poor mothers.

He said statistics show these children would have been 70 percent more likely to live in a single-parent family, 40 percent more likely to live in poverty, 50 percent more likely to receive welfare and 35 percent more likely to die as an infant.

Economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner in their bestselling 2005 book “Freakonomics,” relied on Gruber’s work to argue that legalizing abortion was responsible for an approximately 50 percent reduction of crime in major urban centers in the early 1990’s.

Video surfaced this week of Gruber’s remarks about Obamacare at a University of Pennsylvania health care conference last year.

He told the audience details of the bill were intentionally obscured to ensure it passed.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever.

But basically, that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”




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` Barack Obama to meet Pope Francis for the first time for ` Shared Agenda Talks ‘ to Fight Inequality ‘

#AceWorldNews – ROME – March 27 – Barack Obama will meet Pope Francis for the first time Thursday for talks on a shared agenda to fight inequality which the US President hopes will help boost support at home.

The talks between the first Latin American pope and the first African-American US president will focus on tackling the gap between rich and poor, but could spill over into thornier issues such as abortion, contraception and gay rights.

“The Holy Father has been an inspiration to people around the world, including me,” Obama said in an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera published on Thursday.

“It does not mean we agree on every issue,” he added.


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#UN : `ICPD 2014 Report has urged that states to remove `unnecessary' restrictions on `Abortion' and provide `Safe High-Quality Services'

#AceWorldNews says a report by the UN’s International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 2014 has urged states to remove “unnecessary restrictions” on abortion.

“In all cases where abortion is not against the law, it must be safe,” the report said.

It also urged concrete measures “to ensure all women have ready access” to safe, high-quality abortion services.

“The more restrictive legislation on abortion is, the more likely abortion is to be unsafe and to result in death,” it said, citing the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Ace Breaking News – Abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional

Abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and won’t go into effect Tuesday as scheduled, a federal judge has ruled.
For more on this story, go to http://usat.ly/iimQp4.

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