The American public is rendering its initial judgment on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and most disapprove of the ruling, including two-thirds of women who disapprove. By more than a 20-point margin, Americans call it a step backward rather than forward for America. And women, by more than three to one, think the ruling will make women's lives worse rather than better. Those who approve — and in particular, the three-fourths of conservatives who do — say they feel both hopeful and happy. As they look ahead, those disapproving of Friday's ruling are especially likely to think the high court might someday limit or end birth control and also same-sex marriage. Views on Roe being overturned divide along partisan lines, though perhaps not as completely as political debate or legislative battles might suggest. One in six Democrats approves, and one in five Republicans disapproves. Across demographic groups, younger people are especially likely to disapprove; most moderates … [Read more...] about CBS News poll: Americans react to overturning of Roe v. Wade — most disapprove, call it step backward
When Jim Hautman goes duck hunting, he's frequently focused on shooting birds with a camera, hunting for the perfect pose or scene that might inspire his next painting. At home in Chaska, Minnesota, Hautman has painted dozens of ducks. Wood ducks and mallards, loons and canvasbacks have all appeared on his canvases. "They're just amazing birds," said Jim. "There's so many different kinds, and all with their special colors. They're just amazing to me." Two ducks in particular, a pair of redheads Jim painted, will soon be known by every duck hunter in America. Each year, anyone hoping to hunt migratory waterfowl is required to buy what's known as a "duck stamp." The scenic stamps are permits, not postage. Overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the program has raised over a billion dollars for habitat conservation since it began in the 1930s. Since 1949, the artwork on the stamp has been chosen via a nationwide contest. Hautman won for the first time in 1989, when he … [Read more...] about A true duck dynasty: Wildlife artists Jim, Robert and Joe Hautman
President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies will ban imports of gold from Russia, the latest in a series of sanctions that the club of democracies hopes will further isolate Russia economically over its invasion of Ukraine . A formal announcement was expected Tuesday as the leaders hold their annual summit. Biden and his counterparts will huddle on the summit's opening day Sunday to discuss how to secure energy supplies and tackle inflation, aiming to keep the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine from splintering the global coalition working to punish Moscow. Hours before the summit was to formally open, Russia launched missile strikes against the Ukrainian capital Sunday, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said. They were the first such strikes by Russia in three weeks. Senior Biden administration officials said gold is Moscow's second largest export after energy, and that … [Read more...] about G7 to announce ban on Russian gold in response to Ukraine war, White House says
When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade , ending constitutional protections for abortion, there was anger (one protester said, "America is not ready for what's about to happen with the fall of Roe"), and there was also celebration ("Hallelujah," said Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores. "I woke up praying for this"), as the seismic shift in American life set in. Outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, one protester said, "I'm 21, and I'm terrified." CBS News poll: Most Americans disapprove overturning Roe v. Wade, call it step backward Thousands gather for pro-abortion rights protests across U.S. ("CBS Saturday Morning") With Roe v. Wade overturned, which states would restrict or protect abortion rights? Calling Roe "egregiously wrong from the start," Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the 5-4 majority , turned abortion policy back to the States. "Far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue," … [Read more...] about How Supreme Court conservatives are reshaping Americans’ rights
Supporters of abortion rights took to the streets across America on Saturday to voice their anger over a leaked majority draft opinion by the Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Cries of "My body, my choice" rang out as activists committed to fighting for what they called reproductive freedom. In the nation's capital, thousands gathered at the Washington Monument before marching to the Supreme Court, which is now surrounded by two layers of security fences. Members of Congress, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, were expected to attend "to call for increased access to abortion and a rejection of the overturn of Roe v. Wade." Caitlin Loehr, 34, of Washington, wore a black T-shirt with an image of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "dissent" collar on it, and a necklace that spelled out "vote." "I think that women should have the right to choose what to do with their bodies and their lives. And I don't think banning abortion will stop abortion. It just … [Read more...] about Thousands gather for pro-abortion rights protests across U.S.