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Monday June 27th, 2022 evening edition

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Nashville DA says he won't prosecute abortion cases after Supreme Court decision.

Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk vowed not to prosecute women who seek abortions or doctors who perform them after Friday's Supreme Court ruling.

"In 2014, the people of Davidson County elected me to enforce the laws while exercising discretion to promote the public good," Funk said.

"I will use my constitutional powers to protect women, health providers and those making personal health decisions.".

Abortion is still legal in Tennessee as of Friday, despite the Supreme Court decision eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.

But Tennessee officials also filed an emergency motion in federal court on Friday to lift an injunction on a 2020 law that would ban abortions after six weeks.

Funk said in a news release that despite the court's decision, he would not prosecute abortion-related cases, reiterating a statement he made two years ago after the state legislature passed a law requiring doctors to share controversial information about medication abortions. »

Let’s call the overturning of Roe v Wade what it is: state-sanctioned forced birth | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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I think this is what people tried to do when he arrived unexpectedly early, and they said, “he couldn’t wait to meet you”.

It isn’t true but it somehow soothes, in retrospect, the terror I felt when my waters broke early.

We need to start calling abortion bans what they are: state-sanctioned forced birth on a monumental scale, which includes forcing children to give birth. »

Democrats more likely to vote in midterms after abortion ruling: poll

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The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, published on Monday, found that 78 percent of Democrats said they are more likely to vote in this year’s midterms in response to the ruling, which opened the door to state bans on abortion.

When asked the same question, 54 percent of Republican respondents said they are more likely to vote in November, while 53 percent of independents agreed.

Eighty-eight percent of Democrats, meanwhile, said they strongly oppose the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion, as did 53 percent of independents. »

Russia Defaults on Foreign Debt for First Time Since 1918

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Russia has pushed back against the default designation, saying it has the funds to cover any bills and has been forced into non-payment.

During Russia’s financial crisis and ruble collapse of 1998, President Boris Yeltsin’s government defaulted on $40 billion of its local debt.

The last time Russia fell into default vis-a-vis its foreign creditors was more than a century ago, when the Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin repudiated the nation’s staggering Czarist-era debt load in 1918. »