SEATTLE — A woman from Idaho, where abortion has become illegal, travels to Washington to end her pregnancy. A prosecutor in the woman's home state declares an Idaho citizen has been killed — and tries to prosecute the woman or the abortion provider for murder. That's a scenario envisioned by Drexel University law professor David Cohen if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in a decision expected any day now. Cohen, who foresees likely interstate battles if some states continue to allow abortion while others outlaw it, imagines other scenarios too. "The boyfriend or mother of the pati...
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According to a report from the Washington Post, for the most part, House Republican women have little interest in 0speaking with them about what comes next for women in America now that the Supreme Court has effectively overturned Roe v. Wade.
During an appearance on CNN on Sunday morning, Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) danced around the issue of a ten-year-old rape victim in Ohio who is being denied an abortion and questions like that are beginning to dog female lawmakers as they make plans for Novembers's midterms.
According to the Post's Marianna Sotomayor, the offices of a substantial number of female Republicans didn't even bother to return her calls asking for comment.
With 32 Republican women already seated in the House, Sotomayor wrote, "... if Republicans retake the House in this year’s midterm elections, they will likely need the backing of a key group of lawmakers to enact any new antiabortion legislation: the women in the House Republican conference."
One female lawmaker, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) who has revealed that she was the victim of a sexual assault, was more than willing to address the post-Roe political atmosphere, stating, "I can imagine that in a Republican-controlled Congress you’ll see some guardrails put in, but I don’t think it would be an extremity. I think it would just be guardrails, making sure we have exceptions in there."
One House member admitted that she would rather see the states decide, with Sotomayor writing, "Asked whether she would support a federal ban on abortion, freshman Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Tex.) said it’s a decision that 'belongs in the states.' Pressed on whether she supports exceptions in the case of rape and incest, she again pointed to state lawmakers’ acting based on what their constituents say is the best course of action."
The Post report adds, "But, of the roughly dozen House Republican women who spoke to The Washington Post about current plans, few wanted to discuss the possible legislative implications of the recent Supreme Court decision. Nineteen offices did not respond to requests for interviews."
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) revealed on Sunday that new witnesses have come forward after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified before the Jan. 6 Committee.
CNN's Dana Bash asked Kinzinger about the reaction to Hutchinson's explosive testimony regarding former President Donald Trump's actions on Jan. 6, 2021.
Kinzinger confirmed that new witnesses wanted to speak to the committee.
"I don't want to get into who or any of those details," he said. "She's been inspiring for a lot of people. This happens every day. Every day we get new people that come forward and say, 'Hey, I didn't think that maybe this piece of the story that I knew was important, but now that you guys -- I do see this plays in here.'"
Kinzinger said that Hutchinson would "go down in history" for her testimony.
"She doesn't want to be out in the public spotlight but she has a commitment to truth that somebody like [South Dakota Gov.] Kristi Noem for instance and most people in our party would actually benefit to take just a 10% ounce of."
He added: "There is, there will be way more information and stay tuned."
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) claimed on Sunday that Democrats who disagree with Supreme Court must "hate democracy" despite the fact that he lobbied to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
During an interview on Fox News, Lee lashed out at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she said that a Supreme Court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was "catastrophic" for "the sake of the planet."
"This begs the question," Lee responded. "Why do they hate democracy? Why do they hate allowing people to elect their own representatives to make laws? That's really what we're dealing with here."
"What is so offensive to them about the idea of having laws enacted by lawmakers who are elected by the people," he continued. "It's as though they hate the democratic process itself."
Earlier this year, the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 released text messages showing how Lee lobbied to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election after Donald Trump lost.
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