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Dobbs Had the Opposite Effect Conservatives Intended

New data shows that telehealth abortions, and shield laws, have helped drive the post-Dobbs rise in abortions nationwide.Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/ZUMA Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Something curious has happened since the Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs decision in June 2022: More people have…

Greg Abbott Declares Open Season on Protesters in Texas

Bob Daemmrich/ZUMA Press Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.On Thursday, purportedly on the advice of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott formally pardoned Daniel Perry for his 2020 murder of Garrett Foster at a Black Lives Matter protest…

The “Good Deal” Trump Allegedly Offered Oil Execs Might Be Worth $110 Billion

Then President Donald Trump with Harold Hamm, CEO of North Dakota’s largest oil company, at a 2019 industry conference.Evan Vucci/AP This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A “deal” allegedly offered by Donald Trump to Big Oil executives as he sought $1 billion in campaign donations could save the industry…

Former Democratic congressman pledges support for abortion rights in Georgia Supreme Court bid

John Barrow, who is running for the state Supreme Court, talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse in Atlanta Monday. Jill Nolin/Georgia Recorder State Supreme Court races are typically below-the-radar nonpartisan contests in Georgia, but the state’s lone contested Supreme Court race on this month’s ballot has turned into a referendum on abortion rights.  John…

North Carolina’s Protest Crackdown Now Includes a Ban on N95s

Mother Jones; Probal Rashid/Zuma; Unsplash Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.North Carolina Republicans are pushing legislation that would remove the state’s health exemption to laws banning masks in public, citing protestors’ wearing them in pro-Palestine campus rallies. If the state GOP’s “Unmasking Mobs and…