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The 101 best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25 you can still get, from household essentials to cult-favorite beauty products

Amazon Prime Day 2022 includes big discounts on items across categories. These are the best deals under $25 on everything from gaming to kitchen. AmazonAmazon Prime Day ends tonight, but you can still get deep discounts on products at every price point. Though there are plenty of big-ticket deals to shop, you can also find cheap yet useful products for even better prices than usual. From smart home bundles to electric toothbrushes, we're gathering the best deals under $25 here — and we'll continue to around the clock. Bookmark this page to keep tabs on the latest, most affordable deals, and check out our main Prime Day live blog for deals of any price point. Related: See Insider's picks for the best credit cards to use on Amazon purchases.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (10 Count)AmazonThis product can get rid of stains on countertops, floors, the front of your converse sneakers, and more. You can save 15% with this Prime Day deal.Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee MakerAmazonDespite the low price, the build quality of the Takeya is solid — the plastic is durable (though prone to staining after many uses)‚ and the seals are tight so there was no leaking even when brewing on its side. This is our favorite budget cold brew coffee maker, so getting an extra 22% off makes it even better.L'Oreal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid SerumAmazonIf you're looking to add more hydration to your skincare routine, hyaluronic acid is the answer. This serum from L'Oreal visibly plumps skin to leave you with a dewier finish, and it's currently on sale right now.Vital Proteins Collagen PeptideVital ProteinsWe could all use a little more protein in our life, right? During Prime Day, many of Vital Proteins' supplements are on sale for 35% to 45% off — prices we don't see often. Olay Regenerist Facial Cleansing BrushAmazonGive your skin the gift of deeper clean with this dermatologist-designed facial cleansing brush. It gently exfoliates your face, removing makeup and priming skin for the rest of your routine. Plus, it's water-resistant and safe to use in the shower.Bounty Quick Size Paper Towels (4 Pack)AmazonPaper towels are a household staple, so why not pick them up while they're on sale? This 4-pack from Bounty will keep your kitchen well-stocked at a solid discount.All-Health Flexible Fabric Adhesive BandagesAmazonIt's always a good idea to have extra bandages around. This 200-pack has you set for less than $10 during Prime Day and includes a mix of sizes, from small to large, for all kinds of cuts and scrapes.Sharpie Liquid Pocket HighlightersAmazonKeeping notes and calendars perfectly color-coded is a breeze with this set of highlighters from Sharpie. At nearly 70% off, this is a great time to pick up a pack.Real Techniques Makeup Brush SetAmazonStock up on all the essentials at once with this Real Techniques makeup brush kit. It comes with brushes for blush, eyeshadow, bronzer, highlighter, concealer, and the orange foundation sponge the brand is known for.Thermacell Mosquito RepellentAmazonThis Thermacell Mosquito Repellant makes it easier to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. The portable design is completely wireless and creates a 15-foot shield of protection in 15 minutes.Stardrops Pink Stuff Cleaning PackAmazonIf you've been looking to try the viral Pink Stuff, Prime Day is your chance. You can save 20% on this "miracle" cleaning product during Prime Day. The bundle comes with a paste, multi-purpose cleaner, and bathroom cleaner.ChomChom Pet Hair RemoverAmazonThe ChomChom Pet Hair Remover is an Amazon best-seller. It helps you remove pet hair from fabrics without needing replacement rolls. During Prime Day, it matches its lowest price ever.Aspects HummZinger HighView Hanging Hummingbird FeederAmazonInsider Reviews' deputy editor Lauren Savoie took advantage of this deal on our top-rated hummingbird feeder. She likes that birdfeeders attract birds which entertain her cat and keep the mosquitos and flies away. This is the best deal we've seen on this feeder in months.Columbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketColumbiaThis full zip fleece jacket from Columbia is perfect for staying warm in mild temperatures or layering under heavier jackets in the winter. Select colors are 50% off for Prime Day.iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen at home tests (2 pack)AmazonWith a nasal swab, these FDA-approved rapid tests will give you COVID-19 results in 15 minutes. Red Dead Redemption II for PlayStation 4/5Rockstar Games"Red Dead Redemption II" is the sequel to RockStar's fan-favorite "Wild West" action and adventure game. Although it rarely goes for the full price anymore, this is the lowest we've seen it drop.CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserAmazonCeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a daily non-foaming face wash developed by dermatologists as a multi-use skincare product. You can save 50% when you buy two.Chef's Path Airtight Food Storage Containers (7-Pieces)AmazonThese airtight food storage containers from Chef's Path are perfect for storing dry ingredients like cereal, pasta, and beans. They're neat and will preserve your food for much longer than the original packaging. This 7-piece set is $10 off today.Bentgo ClassicAmazonPerfect for packing food on the go, this bento-style lunch box stores food in separate compartments and even has storage for utensils. At $12, this is a great deal that won't last long.Shein Women's Casual V Neck Knit CamiAmazonShein has become an internet favorite for affordable women's fashion — and this cami just got even more affordable. There are dozens of colors, so you can stock up for your summer wardrobe.Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat MilkAmazonThanks to the gentle oat milk in the formula, Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk removes dirt and oil without roughing up your scalp. We rarely see the price this low for this dry shampoo.All Free Clear Laundry DetergentAmazonIf you are looking for a reasonably priced, effective laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and can be used for the rest of the family's laundry, All's Free Clear liquid detergent is your best bet. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this detergent, so now's a good time to buy if it's your go-to.Blooming Jelly Quick-Dry Running ShortsAmazonThese versatile polyester shorts are great for physical activity or lounging. Plus, they come with a pocket, perfect for carrying your phone. Certain styles and sizes are under $20.Jimoo Zippered Silk PillowcaseAmazonThis is an Amazon favorite in the silk pillowcase category. Made with a zippered closure, this 22-momme pillowcase gets the job done at a great price with plenty of size and color options. An already affordable silk pillowcase, it's now 45% off.PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Dog CollarAmazonLike a head halter worn by a horse, the Petsafe Gentle Leader slows down dogs that pull and encourages them to walk at your side. At $16, this is just a dollar more than the lowest price we've seen on this leash.PowerLix Milk FrotherAmazonThe PowerLix Milk Pro is small, AA-powered, turns out cappuccino-quality foam in well under two minutes and fits nicely out of sight into a drawer. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This 44%-off deal is the lowest price we've seen on our favorite frother.Kasa Smart PlugAmazonThe Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link is a simple smart outlet that's affordable and easy to use. Usually, this two-pack would cost you $20, but right now you can get it for only $13, an excellent deal.Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dishwasher Detergent PacksAmazonSeventh Generation's Dishwasher Detergent Packs brilliantly washes with bio-based ingredients and is ideal for septic systems. We don't often see such steep discounts on Seventh Generation products, so it's a great time to stock up.Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body ScrubJacqueline Saguin/InsiderThis sweet-smelling face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is great for acne scars, stretch marks, and peeling feet. We usually see it on sale for $13 to $14, but it's 35% off right now.Mighty Patch Original Pimple PatchAmazon The Mighty Patch Original patches do a great job of absorbing pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes every time. We don't often see these patches on sale, so when they're 20% off, it's a good time to get a couple of boxes.Stanley Classic FlaskAmazon The bestselling Stanley Classic Flask is made from double-walled stainless and durable enough to withstand a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to tailgating. Plus, the slim design is especially portable. During Prime Day you'll find it for nearly 30% off.TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Mask 10-PackAmazonThis sheet mask set includes 10 sheet masks targeting skin goals from soothing to brightening and hydrating. Keep them all yourself or split them up to give as gifts to friends.MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-PackAmazonThese microfiber cloths from MR.SIGA are great for cleaning all over the house. They're designed to last hundreds of washings, so you'll be set for a while with this pack of 24.Tide Pods Plus Downy 4-in-1 HE Turbo Laundry DetergentAmazonThe innovative and multi-chamber design of Tide Pods includes Downy fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and color protector. Together, they help eliminate extra steps on wash day.Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Children's Toothpaste, 3-PackAmazonThis children's toothpaste by Tom's of Maine is a natural toothpaste that earned the ADA Seal of Approval. Available in a pack of three, these 5.1-ounce tubes of Silly Strawberry flavor are 15% off for Prime Day.Xbox Game Pass UltimateXboxXbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. If you sign up now, your first month only costs $1.Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Yoga PantsAmazonColorfulkoala's buttery soft leggings are already a great price, but at 20% off for Prime Day, they're practically a steal. Join the 40,000 other reviewers who say they're just as good as luxury pairs, and check out our full review here.Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskAmazonThe Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason. The overnight lip treatment leaves pouts noticeably softer and more hydrated thanks to a formula that's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. This is the lowest price we've seen.amFilm Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector protects your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive to invest in, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.FunTouch Rechargeable MirrorAmazonYou need good lighting just as much as quality products when doing your makeup. The FunTouch Rechargeable Mirror is a portable vanity that guarantees consistent lighting wherever you are. It's on sale for $14 right now, a new all-time low price. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod Storage DrawerAmazonIf you use a coffee pod machine, you may want a storage drawer devoted to keeping pods organized. That way you can avoid using your roommate's hazelnut decaf when you just need a straight shot of espresso. This one from Amazon is at the lowest price we've seen.Amazon Basics Unscented Standard Dog Poop Bags (900 bags)AmazonFor cleaning up dog waste on the go, Amazon's plastic waste bags are durable and easily separate from the roll. It's rare to see a price drop this low and it's about $6 off the average price.Burnout Paradise Remastered (Online Game Code)AmazonYou can get the Burnout Paradise remaster for $6, matching previous all-time low prices we've seen for this game. The remaster has the original game and all additional main DLC.innisfree Daily UV SPF SunscreenAmazonWearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways you can take care of yourself. This Innisfree sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 36 and is gentle on any type of skin. Plus, it almost never goes on sale, so this is a great time to buy.Joomra Pillow SlippersAmazonAfter a long day, you deserve to come home and slip into a pair of Joomra Pillow Slippers. These slides are best described as cloud-like, and are on sale for Prime Day at a price we haven't seen since February.KitchenAid Citrus SqueezerAmazonIf you're looking to get the most out of lemons and limes, the KitchenAid Citrus Squeezer sits flat on the counter to give you extra juicing leverage. To really make it worth it, the squeezer also has a built-in strainer to keep seeds out and a 30% off Prime Day discount.AmazonBasics Dual Head LED Desk LampCamryn Rabideau/InsiderOur top choice for a budget desk lamp is even more affordable this Prime Day, with a 21% discount taking it to the lowest price we've seen. We love the simple design that focuses on important features like an adjustable split-head and the flexible gooseneck.Black+Decker Handheld VacuumAmazonThough we haven't tested this model, Black+Decker makes some of our favorite handheld vacuums, and this is a low-cost option designed to quickly clean up small messes. During Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Cascade Platinum Dishwasher PodsAmazonCascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods do an outstanding job of removing even the most stubborn, stuck-on debris, and there's no need to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. During Prime Day, they're at the best price we've seen.Vaschy Lightweight BackpackAmazonThe Vaschy Lightweight Backpack has side pockets for drinks, a front pocket for odds and ends, and a main compartment for books and papers. During Prime Day, it's almost half off, the best deal we've seen on it.B Toys Meowsic Interactive Cat PianoTargetWe got my kid's B Toys Meowsic Cat Piano years ago, and they still play with it. And, I'll admit I have fun using the microphone, playing the keyboard, and rocking out to the preprogrammed beats. During Target's Deal Days, it's 25% off.Threshold Large Wire Milk CrateTargetWe love the Threshold Large Wire Milk Crate because it's easy to see what's stored inside, holds a lot, and is inexpensive. During Target's Deal Days, it's even cheaper.Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety PackAmazonThe Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety Pack comes with Nut Harvest Nut & Chocolate Mix, bare Baked Crunchy Fuji & Reds Apple Chips, Popcorners Kettle Corn, Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps, Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Peanut Butter, and Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Chocolate Chip Almond. For Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Dash Mini Waffle MakerAmazonThe Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the perfect waffle maker for kitchens with limited counter space or for making small single-serving waffles. Right now, it's the lowest price we've seen this year. LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazon Every year, the LifeStaw is always one of the best-selling deals during Prime Day. Right now, at 63% off, it's the best price we've seen so far this year.Miulee Decorative Throw Pillows (2 Pack)AmazonAdd a pop of color and comfort to your couch or bed with these Muilee throw pillows. At only $7, this is a steal unlike we've ever seen.Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk FrotherZulay KitchenEasily turn milk into a creamy froth for your coffee using the Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk Frother. At $12, this is the cheapest we've seen this frother. You can also have an extra $2 with an Amazon coupon.Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Boxer BriefsAmazonIn addition to tech and gadgets, Prime Day is a good time to stock up on essentials like underwear. These Calvin Klein boxer briefs are stretchy and moisture wickingConnect 4 GameAmazonConnect 4 is a classic strategy game that the entire family can enjoy. At less than $10, it's a super affordable (and must-have) addition to family game night.Anker Powerline II USB C to Lightning Cable for iPhoneAmazonIf you don't want to spend a lot on a replacement cable from Apple, Anker's Powerline USB to Lightning Cable is the way to go. It's super durable and a lot more affordable.Echo Dot Kids 4th GenAmazonSpecifically made for kids, this Echo Dot comes in cool tiger and panda designs. It packs all of the same features as a normal Echo Dot, but uses parental controls to limit what kids can do. You'll also get one year of Amazon Kids+ for free.Anker Nano Pro ChargerAmazonWhether your new smartphone didn't come with a power adapter or you're still using one of those extremely slow chargers, the Anker Nano Pro Fast charger is exactly what you need. It's much smaller than standard chargers, but can charge an iPhone up to 50% in just 25 minutes.Colgate Hum ToothbrushAmazonThe Hum by Colgate Toothbrush works great, costs less than other premium models, and has a sophisticated smartphone app for monitoring oral health. It doesn't typically see price drops under $30, making this deal especially rare and worthwhile.Kingdomino Board GameAmazonKingdomino is an award-winning game that's fun for adults and kids eight and up. This is a great price for a game you can play over and over.Bentgo Children's Lunch BoxAmazonIf your kids hate the idea of food touching each other, they'll adore this bento-style lunch box. Right now, it's available for only $18.49, matching the best price we've seen for it yet.Gillette Venus Womens Bikini TrimmerAmazonWhen it comes to shaving near delicate areas, a bikini trimmer like this one can help you cut close to the skin without getting nicked. Right now you can grab one for only $20, which is a rare and worthwhile discount.Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures 'The Mandalorian' FiguresAmazon"The Mandalorian" fans of every age can get a kick out of these 5-inch scale figures of the Mandalorian and a Stormtrooper. Currently available for only $15, this two-pack is a steal. Amazon Echo GlowAmazonThe Echo Glow is a kid-friendly smart lamp. You can change its color and brightness with your voice. Down to $17, this deal matches the previous all-time low we saw during Black Friday last year. PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo SwitchAmazonYour Joy-Cons will usually charge just fine when attached to your Nintendo Switch, but if you have spares you use for multiple players, a charging dock is a must-have. The PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock is a solid choice with a $5 discount.CeraVe Daily Moisturizing LotionAmazonThis lotion from CeraVe contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. You'll get an extra $3.19 off at checkout, making this one of the lowest prices we've seen for this lotion.EZ Tofu PressAmazonMake squeezing excess water out of tofu easier with the EZ Tofu Press, which can shorten the hour-long process to just 15 minutes. Right now, it's on sale for 33% off.Mario Badescu Facial SprayAmazonMario Badescu's hydrating and refreshing skin care products are excellently priced, but at $3 off, this is nearly the lowest price we ever see for its facial spray. The spray's ingredients include aloe, herbs, and rosewater, and it's appropriate for all skin types.CamelBak Horizon 16-ounce TumblerAmazonA strong and durable full powder coat finish keeps drinks tasting great, while the double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps them hot or cold for hours on end. Now you can keep your drinks at the perfect temperature for 25% off the usual price.Moleskine Classic 18 Month 2022-2023 Weekly PlannerAmazonMoleskine planners are an organizational staple. This 2022-2032 planner has calendar grids, space for to-do lists, bullet journaling, and blank pages for sketching. This is the lowest price we've seen on it since the year began.Mrs. Meyers Liquid Dish Soap in Honeysuckle (3 Pack)AmazonWe like the scent and cleaning power of Mrs. Meyer's dish soap. This three-pack is currently on sale for about 35% off.Amazon Smart PlugAmazonThe Amazon Smart Plug with Alexa takes any device and makes it smart, allowing you to control devices with your voice or remotely with the app. Though we saw a steeper discount on Black Friday, this is the best price by far that we've seen since and this product rarely goes on sale. HAUS of Collections Makeup KitAmazonThis three-piece kit regularly goes on sale, but never before has it been below $20. You can get the collection for an all-time low price in the following colors: rose b*tch, rockstar, dynasty, future Hollywood, metalhead, and whiskey.  Battlefield 2042 (PlayStation 5)AmazonThis is a rare deal on Rockstar's sequel to its popular Wild West-action-adventure game. The game is known for its exceptional level of detail.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox and Playstation)TargetGuardians of the Galaxy lets you play as Star Lord and take control of the space-traveling band of Marvel superheroes in a new adventure. Guardians of the Galaxy is also available on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra, but this price is a great deal for a recently released title.Hanes Beefy Short Sleeve T-Shirt 2-PackAmazonThe Hanes Beefy is a wonderful everyday T-shirt, and with plenty of colors to choose from, you can stock up on all your favoritesAll-New Echo DotAmazonAt almost half price, the 4th generation Echo Dot comes in a stylish orb design that's small enough to fit into compact corners of your home and powerful enough to deliver sharp, balanced sound.Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich BagAmazonStasher bags are billed as the world's first fully functional, self-sealing, non-plastic bag, and was developed as a healthy alternative to plastic storage bags. This product has an air-tight, pinch-press seal for freshness and is made from 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, safe for everything from the freezer to the microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, which is why you can even use them for sous vide. Several sizes, including this sandwich-size option, are down to all-time lows at Amazon.American Apparel Modal Short Sleeve T-Shirt BodysuitAmazonYou can wear this bodysuit year-round with pants or shorts, making it a must for your closet.Magic Bullet Mini BlenderWalmartWhether you want to make single-serving smoothies or delicious dips, like salsa and guacamole, the Magic Bullet Mini is a helpful tool in the kitchen.Melissa & Doug Geometric StackerAmazonMelissa & Doug is one of the top brands in developmental toys, and the Geometric Stacker is an excellent tool to help develop your child's hand-eye coordination. Core 10 Women's Cloud Soft Fleece Jogger Yoga SweatpantsAmazonWhether lounging or getting active, these super-soft, stretchy fleece joggers keep you comfy.NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow PaletteAmazonWith 16 colors and three color schemes, the NYX Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is a great value from Amazon for $12.63.Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendoTough to master and easy to play, Mario + Rabbids is a wild strategy game you can play with friends or on your own.Amazon Fire TV SticksAmazonAmazon is offering deals on all of its popular Fire TV Sticks, making it easy and affordable for you to stream your favorite services.Fire TV StickFire TV Stick LiteFire TV Stick 4KTurtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming HeadsetAmazonThe Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset can take your gaming experience to the next level with quality audio and a comfortable fit.Crocs Flip Flop SandalsAmazonIf you love Crocs' original clogs, you'll probably enjoy the Flip Flops, too. They are just as soft and comfortable, but better suited for summer.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (2 Months)Angela Tricarico/InsiderAmazon Prime members can get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $5. The subscription will auto-renew to $10 a month after four months.IUGA Workout Shorts for WomenAmazonMade from a breathable four-way stretch material, these shorts are great for all kinds of workouts, or just layering under an oversized tee or button-down. A side phone pocket adds a bit of functionality.Roku Express 4K+AmazonThe Roku Express 4K+ offers 4K and HDR streaming for an affordable price. It's even more affordable than ever at only $25, the best price it's seen since last year.Amazon Music UnlimitedAmazonAmazon Music Unlimited lets you stream more than 90 million songs ad-free and millions of podcasts. Right now, new subscribers with an Amazon Prime membership can get four months for free. After your trial, the service costs $9/month.Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X and Xbox One)AmazonForza Horizon 5 takes you driving through huge open-world landscapes in cars designed for it all, from speed to off-roading. This game is regularly on sale for $50, but right now it's discounted even further to only $22.Back 4 Blood (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)AmazonThe spiritual successor to the classic Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a co-op shooter that pits you and your friends against a horde of zombies. Right now, you can get it on PlayStation systems with a small, but worthwhile discount.PC Game PassSamsungTypically, you can get a one-month Game Pass subscription for $10. Right now, it's only $1. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited access to over 100 games. After your first month, your subscription will auto-renew for $10/month if you don't cancel.Apple TV+Best BuyFor a limited time, new and returning subscribers can get three months of Apple TV Plus for free from Best Buy. The service has apps on a number of platforms, including streaming media players and smart TVs, and you can check out popular shows and movies like "Ted Lasso, "Severance," and "CODA."Apple Fitness+Best BuyApple Fitness Plus has an on-demand library of workout classes that you can take. You'll need an Apple Watch to sync your personal metrics, like heart rate and calories burned, which appear on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The service has 10 types of classes with new ones being added every week. New subscribers can try the platform out free for three months from Best Buy.Apple News+Best BuyApple News Plus is a digital newsstand with thousands of newspapers and magazines available for subscribers to read. The service also includes personalized reading recommendations and the ability to download magazines or newspapers for offline reading. New subscribers can get six months free from Best Buy, while returning subscribers can get five months free.Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector shields your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 13th, 2022

The 100 best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25 still around today, from household essentials to cult-favorite beauty products

Amazon Prime Day 2022 includes big discounts on items across categories. These are the best deals under $25 on everything from gaming to kitchen. AmazonAmazon Prime Day ends tonight, but you can still get deep discounts on products at every price point. Though there are plenty of big-ticket deals to shop, you can also find cheap yet useful products for even better prices than usual. From smart home bundles to electric toothbrushes, we're gathering the best deals under $25 here — and we'll continue to around the clock. Bookmark this page to keep tabs on the latest, most affordable deals, and check out our main Prime Day live blog for deals of any price point. Related: See Insider's picks for the best credit cards to use on Amazon purchases.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee MakerAmazonDespite the low price, the build quality of the Takeya is solid — the plastic is durable (though prone to staining after many uses)‚ and the seals are tight so there was no leaking even when brewing on its side. This is our favorite budget cold brew coffee maker, so getting an extra 22% off makes it even better.L'Oreal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid SerumAmazonIf you're looking to add more hydration to your skincare routine, hyaluronic acid is the answer. This serum from L'Oreal visibly plumps skin to leave you with a dewier finish, and it's currently on sale right now.Vital Proteins Collagen PeptideVital ProteinsWe could all use a little more protein in our life, right? During Prime Day, many of Vital Proteins' supplements are on sale for 35% to 45% off — prices we don't see often. Olay Regenerist Facial Cleansing BrushAmazonGive your skin the gift of deeper clean with this dermatologist-designed facial cleansing brush. It gently exfoliates your face, removing makeup and priming skin for the rest of your routine. Plus, it's water-resistant and safe to use in the shower.Bounty Quick Size Paper Towels (4 Pack)AmazonPaper towels are a household staple, so why not pick them up while they're on sale? This 4-pack from Bounty will keep your kitchen well-stocked at a solid discount.All-Health Flexible Fabric Adhesive BandagesAmazonIt's always a good idea to have extra bandages around. This 200-pack has you set for less than $10 during Prime Day and includes a mix of sizes, from small to large, for all kinds of cuts and scrapes.Sharpie Liquid Pocket HighlightersAmazonKeeping notes and calendars perfectly color-coded is a breeze with this set of highlighters from Sharpie. At nearly 70% off, this is a great time to pick up a pack.Real Techniques Makeup Brush SetAmazonStock up on all the essentials at once with this Real Techniques makeup brush kit. It comes with brushes for blush, eyeshadow, bronzer, highlighter, concealer, and the orange foundation sponge the brand is known for.Thermacell Mosquito RepellentAmazonThis Thermacell Mosquito Repellant makes it easier to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. The portable design is completely wireless and creates a 15-foot shield of protection in 15 minutes.Stardrops Pink Stuff Cleaning PackAmazonIf you've been looking to try the viral Pink Stuff, Prime Day is your chance. You can save 20% on this "miracle" cleaning product during Prime Day. The bundle comes with a paste, multi-purpose cleaner, and bathroom cleaner.ChomChom Pet Hair RemoverAmazonThe ChomChom Pet Hair Remover is an Amazon best-seller. It helps you remove pet hair from fabrics without needing replacement rolls. During Prime Day, it matches its lowest price ever.Aspects HummZinger HighView Hanging Hummingbird FeederAmazonInsider Reviews' deputy editor Lauren Savoie took advantage of this deal on our top-rated hummingbird feeder. She likes that birdfeeders attract birds which entertain her cat and keep the mosquitos and flies away. This is the best deal we've seen on this feeder in months.Columbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketColumbiaThis full zip fleece jacket from Columbia is perfect for staying warm in mild temperatures or layering under heavier jackets in the winter. Select colors are 50% off for Prime Day.iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen at home tests (2 pack)AmazonWith a nasal swab, these FDA-approved rapid tests will give you COVID-19 results in 15 minutes. Red Dead Redemption II for PlayStation 4/5Rockstar Games"Red Dead Redemption II" is the sequel to RockStar's fan-favorite "Wild West" action and adventure game. Although it rarely goes for the full price anymore, this is the lowest we've seen it drop.CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserAmazonCeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a daily non-foaming face wash developed by dermatologists as a multi-use skincare product. You can save 50% when you buy two.Chef's Path Airtight Food Storage Containers (7-Pieces)AmazonThese airtight food storage containers from Chef's Path are perfect for storing dry ingredients like cereal, pasta, and beans. They're neat and will preserve your food for much longer than the original packaging. This 7-piece set is $10 off today.Bentgo ClassicAmazonPerfect for packing food on the go, this bento-style lunch box stores food in separate compartments and even has storage for utensils. At $12, this is a great deal that won't last long.Shein Women's Casual V Neck Knit CamiAmazonShein has become an internet favorite for affordable women's fashion — and this cami just got even more affordable. There are dozens of colors, so you can stock up for your summer wardrobe.Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat MilkAmazonThanks to the gentle oat milk in the formula, Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk removes dirt and oil without roughing up your scalp. We rarely see the price this low for this dry shampoo.All Free Clear Laundry DetergentAmazonIf you are looking for a reasonably priced, effective laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and can be used for the rest of the family's laundry, All's Free Clear liquid detergent is your best bet. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this detergent, so now's a good time to buy if it's your go-to.Blooming Jelly Quick-Dry Running ShortsAmazonThese versatile polyester shorts are great for physical activity or lounging. Plus, they come with a pocket, perfect for carrying your phone. Certain styles and sizes are under $20.Jimoo Zippered Silk PillowcaseAmazonThis is an Amazon favorite in the silk pillowcase category. Made with a zippered closure, this 22-momme pillowcase gets the job done at a great price with plenty of size and color options. An already affordable silk pillowcase, it's now 45% off.PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Dog CollarAmazonLike a head halter worn by a horse, the Petsafe Gentle Leader slows down dogs that pull and encourages them to walk at your side. At $16, this is just a dollar more than the lowest price we've seen on this leash.PowerLix Milk FrotherAmazonThe PowerLix Milk Pro is small, AA-powered, turns out cappuccino-quality foam in well under two minutes and fits nicely out of sight into a drawer. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This 44%-off deal is the lowest price we've seen on our favorite frother.Kasa Smart PlugAmazonThe Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link is a simple smart outlet that's affordable and easy to use. Usually, this two-pack would cost you $20, but right now you can get it for only $13, an excellent deal.Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dishwasher Detergent PacksAmazonSeventh Generation's Dishwasher Detergent Packs brilliantly washes with bio-based ingredients and is ideal for septic systems. We don't often see such steep discounts on Seventh Generation products, so it's a great time to stock up.Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body ScrubJacqueline Saguin/InsiderThis sweet-smelling face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is great for acne scars, stretch marks, and peeling feet. We usually see it on sale for $13 to $14, but it's 35% off right now.Mighty Patch Original Pimple PatchAmazon The Mighty Patch Original patches do a great job of absorbing pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes every time. We don't often see these patches on sale, so when they're 20% off, it's a good time to get a couple of boxes.Stanley Classic FlaskAmazon The bestselling Stanley Classic Flask is made from double-walled stainless and durable enough to withstand a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to tailgating. Plus, the slim design is especially portable. During Prime Day you'll find it for nearly 30% off.TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Mask 10-PackAmazonThis sheet mask set includes 10 sheet masks targeting skin goals from soothing to brightening and hydrating. Keep them all yourself or split them up to give as gifts to friends.MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-PackAmazonThese microfiber cloths from MR.SIGA are great for cleaning all over the house. They're designed to last hundreds of washings, so you'll be set for a while with this pack of 24.Tide Pods Plus Downy 4-in-1 HE Turbo Laundry DetergentAmazonThe innovative and multi-chamber design of Tide Pods includes Downy fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and color protector. Together, they help eliminate extra steps on wash day.Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Children's Toothpaste, 3-PackAmazonThis children's toothpaste by Tom's of Maine is a natural toothpaste that earned the ADA Seal of Approval. Available in a pack of three, these 5.1-ounce tubes of Silly Strawberry flavor are 15% off for Prime Day.Xbox Game Pass UltimateXboxXbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. If you sign up now, your first month only costs $1.Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Yoga PantsAmazonColorfulkoala's buttery soft leggings are already a great price, but at 20% off for Prime Day, they're practically a steal. Join the 40,000 other reviewers who say they're just as good as luxury pairs, and check out our full review here.Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskAmazonThe Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason. The overnight lip treatment leaves pouts noticeably softer and more hydrated thanks to a formula that's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. This is the lowest price we've seen.amFilm Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector protects your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive to invest in, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.FunTouch Rechargeable MirrorAmazonYou need good lighting just as much as quality products when doing your makeup. The FunTouch Rechargeable Mirror is a portable vanity that guarantees consistent lighting wherever you are. It's on sale for $14 right now, a new all-time low price. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod Storage DrawerAmazonIf you use a coffee pod machine, you may want a storage drawer devoted to keeping pods organized. That way you can avoid using your roommate's hazelnut decaf when you just need a straight shot of espresso. This one from Amazon is at the lowest price we've seen.Amazon Basics Unscented Standard Dog Poop Bags (900 bags)AmazonFor cleaning up dog waste on the go, Amazon's plastic waste bags are durable and easily separate from the roll. It's rare to see a price drop this low and it's about $6 off the average price.Burnout Paradise Remastered (Online Game Code)AmazonYou can get the Burnout Paradise remaster for $6, matching previous all-time low prices we've seen for this game. The remaster has the original game and all additional main DLC.innisfree Daily UV SPF SunscreenAmazonWearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways you can take care of yourself. This Innisfree sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 36 and is gentle on any type of skin. Plus, it almost never goes on sale, so this is a great time to buy.Joomra Pillow SlippersAmazonAfter a long day, you deserve to come home and slip into a pair of Joomra Pillow Slippers. These slides are best described as cloud-like, and are on sale for Prime Day at a price we haven't seen since February.KitchenAid Citrus SqueezerAmazonIf you're looking to get the most out of lemons and limes, the KitchenAid Citrus Squeezer sits flat on the counter to give you extra juicing leverage. To really make it worth it, the squeezer also has a built-in strainer to keep seeds out and a 30% off Prime Day discount.AmazonBasics Dual Head LED Desk LampCamryn Rabideau/InsiderOur top choice for a budget desk lamp is even more affordable this Prime Day, with a 21% discount taking it to the lowest price we've seen. We love the simple design that focuses on important features like an adjustable split-head and the flexible gooseneck.Black+Decker Handheld VacuumAmazonThough we haven't tested this model, Black+Decker makes some of our favorite handheld vacuums, and this is a low-cost option designed to quickly clean up small messes. During Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Cascade Platinum Dishwasher PodsAmazonCascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods do an outstanding job of removing even the most stubborn, stuck-on debris, and there's no need to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. During Prime Day, they're at the best price we've seen.Vaschy Lightweight BackpackAmazonThe Vaschy Lightweight Backpack has side pockets for drinks, a front pocket for odds and ends, and a main compartment for books and papers. During Prime Day, it's almost half off, the best deal we've seen on it.B Toys Meowsic Interactive Cat PianoTargetWe got my kid's B Toys Meowsic Cat Piano years ago, and they still play with it. And, I'll admit I have fun using the microphone, playing the keyboard, and rocking out to the preprogrammed beats. During Target's Deal Days, it's 25% off.Threshold Large Wire Milk CrateTargetWe love the Threshold Large Wire Milk Crate because it's easy to see what's stored inside, holds a lot, and is inexpensive. During Target's Deal Days, it's even cheaper.Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety PackAmazonThe Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety Pack comes with Nut Harvest Nut & Chocolate Mix, bare Baked Crunchy Fuji & Reds Apple Chips, Popcorners Kettle Corn, Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps, Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Peanut Butter, and Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Chocolate Chip Almond. For Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Dash Mini Waffle MakerAmazonThe Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the perfect waffle maker for kitchens with limited counter space or for making small single-serving waffles. Right now, it's the lowest price we've seen this year. LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazon Every year, the LifeStaw is always one of the best-selling deals during Prime Day. Right now, at 63% off, it's the best price we've seen so far this year.Miulee Decorative Throw Pillows (2 Pack)AmazonAdd a pop of color and comfort to your couch or bed with these Muilee throw pillows. At only $7, this is a steal unlike we've ever seen.Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk FrotherZulay KitchenEasily turn milk into a creamy froth for your coffee using the Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk Frother. At $12, this is the cheapest we've seen this frother. You can also have an extra $2 with an Amazon coupon.Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Boxer BriefsAmazonIn addition to tech and gadgets, Prime Day is a good time to stock up on essentials like underwear. These Calvin Klein boxer briefs are stretchy and moisture wickingConnect 4 GameAmazonConnect 4 is a classic strategy game that the entire family can enjoy. At less than $10, it's a super affordable (and must-have) addition to family game night.Anker Powerline II USB C to Lightning Cable for iPhoneAmazonIf you don't want to spend a lot on a replacement cable from Apple, Anker's Powerline USB to Lightning Cable is the way to go. It's super durable and a lot more affordable.Echo Dot Kids 4th GenAmazonSpecifically made for kids, this Echo Dot comes in cool tiger and panda designs. It packs all of the same features as a normal Echo Dot, but uses parental controls to limit what kids can do. You'll also get one year of Amazon Kids+ for free.Anker Nano Pro ChargerAmazonWhether your new smartphone didn't come with a power adapter or you're still using one of those extremely slow chargers, the Anker Nano Pro Fast charger is exactly what you need. It's much smaller than standard chargers, but can charge an iPhone up to 50% in just 25 minutes.Colgate Hum ToothbrushAmazonThe Hum by Colgate Toothbrush works great, costs less than other premium models, and has a sophisticated smartphone app for monitoring oral health. It doesn't typically see price drops under $30, making this deal especially rare and worthwhile.Kingdomino Board GameAmazonKingdomino is an award-winning game that's fun for adults and kids eight and up. This is a great price for a game you can play over and over.Bentgo Children's Lunch BoxAmazonIf your kids hate the idea of food touching each other, they'll adore this bento-style lunch box. Right now, it's available for only $18.49, matching the best price we've seen for it yet.Gillette Venus Womens Bikini TrimmerAmazonWhen it comes to shaving near delicate areas, a bikini trimmer like this one can help you cut close to the skin without getting nicked. Right now you can grab one for only $20, which is a rare and worthwhile discount.Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures 'The Mandalorian' FiguresAmazon"The Mandalorian" fans of every age can get a kick out of these 5-inch scale figures of the Mandalorian and a Stormtrooper. Currently available for only $15, this two-pack is a steal. Amazon Echo GlowAmazonThe Echo Glow is a kid-friendly smart lamp. You can change its color and brightness with your voice. Down to $17, this deal matches the previous all-time low we saw during Black Friday last year. PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo SwitchAmazonYour Joy-Cons will usually charge just fine when attached to your Nintendo Switch, but if you have spares you use for multiple players, a charging dock is a must-have. The PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock is a solid choice with a $5 discount.CeraVe Daily Moisturizing LotionAmazonThis lotion from CeraVe contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. You'll get an extra $3.19 off at checkout, making this one of the lowest prices we've seen for this lotion.EZ Tofu PressAmazonMake squeezing excess water out of tofu easier with the EZ Tofu Press, which can shorten the hour-long process to just 15 minutes. Right now, it's on sale for 33% off.Mario Badescu Facial SprayAmazonMario Badescu's hydrating and refreshing skin care products are excellently priced, but at $3 off, this is nearly the lowest price we ever see for its facial spray. The spray's ingredients include aloe, herbs, and rosewater, and it's appropriate for all skin types.CamelBak Horizon 16-ounce TumblerAmazonA strong and durable full powder coat finish keeps drinks tasting great, while the double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps them hot or cold for hours on end. Now you can keep your drinks at the perfect temperature for 25% off the usual price.Moleskine Classic 18 Month 2022-2023 Weekly PlannerAmazonMoleskine planners are an organizational staple. This 2022-2032 planner has calendar grids, space for to-do lists, bullet journaling, and blank pages for sketching. This is the lowest price we've seen on it since the year began.Mrs. Meyers Liquid Dish Soap in Honeysuckle (3 Pack)AmazonWe like the scent and cleaning power of Mrs. Meyer's dish soap. This three-pack is currently on sale for about 35% off.Amazon Smart PlugAmazonThe Amazon Smart Plug with Alexa takes any device and makes it smart, allowing you to control devices with your voice or remotely with the app. Though we saw a steeper discount on Black Friday, this is the best price by far that we've seen since and this product rarely goes on sale. HAUS of Collections Makeup KitAmazonThis three-piece kit regularly goes on sale, but never before has it been below $20. You can get the collection for an all-time low price in the following colors: rose b*tch, rockstar, dynasty, future Hollywood, metalhead, and whiskey.  Battlefield 2042 (PlayStation 5)AmazonThis is a rare deal on Rockstar's sequel to its popular Wild West-action-adventure game. The game is known for its exceptional level of detail.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox and Playstation)TargetGuardians of the Galaxy lets you play as Star Lord and take control of the space-traveling band of Marvel superheroes in a new adventure. Guardians of the Galaxy is also available on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra, but this price is a great deal for a recently released title.Hanes Beefy Short Sleeve T-Shirt 2-PackAmazonThe Hanes Beefy is a wonderful everyday T-shirt, and with plenty of colors to choose from, you can stock up on all your favoritesAll-New Echo DotAmazonAt almost half price, the 4th generation Echo Dot comes in a stylish orb design that's small enough to fit into compact corners of your home and powerful enough to deliver sharp, balanced sound.Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich BagAmazonStasher bags are billed as the world's first fully functional, self-sealing, non-plastic bag, and was developed as a healthy alternative to plastic storage bags. This product has an air-tight, pinch-press seal for freshness and is made from 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, safe for everything from the freezer to the microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, which is why you can even use them for sous vide. Several sizes, including this sandwich-size option, are down to all-time lows at Amazon.American Apparel Modal Short Sleeve T-Shirt BodysuitAmazonYou can wear this bodysuit year-round with pants or shorts, making it a must for your closet.Magic Bullet Mini BlenderWalmartWhether you want to make single-serving smoothies or delicious dips, like salsa and guacamole, the Magic Bullet Mini is a helpful tool in the kitchen.Melissa & Doug Geometric StackerAmazonMelissa & Doug is one of the top brands in developmental toys, and the Geometric Stacker is an excellent tool to help develop your child's hand-eye coordination. Core 10 Women's Cloud Soft Fleece Jogger Yoga SweatpantsAmazonWhether lounging or getting active, these super-soft, stretchy fleece joggers keep you comfy.NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow PaletteAmazonWith 16 colors and three color schemes, the NYX Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is a great value from Amazon for $12.63.Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendoTough to master and easy to play, Mario + Rabbids is a wild strategy game you can play with friends or on your own.Amazon Fire TV SticksAmazonAmazon is offering deals on all of its popular Fire TV Sticks, making it easy and affordable for you to stream your favorite services.Fire TV StickFire TV Stick LiteFire TV Stick 4KTurtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming HeadsetAmazonThe Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset can take your gaming experience to the next level with quality audio and a comfortable fit.Crocs Flip Flop SandalsAmazonIf you love Crocs' original clogs, you'll probably enjoy the Flip Flops, too. They are just as soft and comfortable, but better suited for summer.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (2 Months)Angela Tricarico/InsiderAmazon Prime members can get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $5. The subscription will auto-renew to $10 a month after four months.IUGA Workout Shorts for WomenAmazonMade from a breathable four-way stretch material, these shorts are great for all kinds of workouts, or just layering under an oversized tee or button-down. A side phone pocket adds a bit of functionality.Roku Express 4K+AmazonThe Roku Express 4K+ offers 4K and HDR streaming for an affordable price. It's even more affordable than ever at only $25, the best price it's seen since last year.Amazon Music UnlimitedAmazonAmazon Music Unlimited lets you stream more than 90 million songs ad-free and millions of podcasts. Right now, new subscribers with an Amazon Prime membership can get four months for free. After your trial, the service costs $9/month.Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X and Xbox One)AmazonForza Horizon 5 takes you driving through huge open-world landscapes in cars designed for it all, from speed to off-roading. This game is regularly on sale for $50, but right now it's discounted even further to only $22.Back 4 Blood (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)AmazonThe spiritual successor to the classic Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a co-op shooter that pits you and your friends against a horde of zombies. Right now, you can get it on PlayStation systems with a small, but worthwhile discount.PC Game PassSamsungTypically, you can get a one-month Game Pass subscription for $10. Right now, it's only $1. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited access to over 100 games. After your first month, your subscription will auto-renew for $10/month if you don't cancel.Apple TV+Best BuyFor a limited time, new and returning subscribers can get three months of Apple TV Plus for free from Best Buy. The service has apps on a number of platforms, including streaming media players and smart TVs, and you can check out popular shows and movies like "Ted Lasso, "Severance," and "CODA."Apple Fitness+Best BuyApple Fitness Plus has an on-demand library of workout classes that you can take. You'll need an Apple Watch to sync your personal metrics, like heart rate and calories burned, which appear on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The service has 10 types of classes with new ones being added every week. New subscribers can try the platform out free for three months from Best Buy.Apple News+Best BuyApple News Plus is a digital newsstand with thousands of newspapers and magazines available for subscribers to read. The service also includes personalized reading recommendations and the ability to download magazines or newspapers for offline reading. New subscribers can get six months free from Best Buy, while returning subscribers can get five months free.Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector shields your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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The 96 best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25 still around today, from household essentials to cult-favorite beauty products

Amazon Prime Day 2022 includes big discounts on items across categories. These are the best deals under $25 on everything from gaming to kitchen. AmazonAmazon Prime Day ends tonight, but you can still get deep discounts on products at every price point. Though there are plenty of big-ticket deals to shop, you can also find cheap yet useful products for even better prices than usual. From smart home bundles to electric toothbrushes, we're gathering the best deals under $25 here — and we'll continue to around the clock. Bookmark this page to keep tabs on the latest, most affordable deals, and check out our main Prime Day live blog for deals of any price point. Related: See Insider's picks for the best credit cards to use on Amazon purchases.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:All-Health Flexible Fabric Adhesive BandagesAmazonIt's always a good idea to have extra bandages around. This 200-pack has you set for less than $10 during Prime Day and includes a mix of sizes, from small to large, for all kinds of cuts and scrapes.Sharpie Liquid Pocket HighlightersAmazonKeeping notes and calendars perfectly color-coded is a breeze with this set of highlighters from Sharpie. At nearly 70% off, this is a great time to pick up a pack.Real Techniques Makeup Brush SetAmazonStock up on all the essentials at once with this Real Techniques makeup brush kit. It comes with brushes for blush, eyeshadow, bronzer, highlighter, concealer, and the orange foundation sponge the brand is known for.Thermacell Mosquito RepellentAmazonThis Thermacell Mosquito Repellant makes it easier to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. The portable design is completely wireless and creates a 15-foot shield of protection in 15 minutes.Stardrops Pink Stuff Cleaning PackAmazonIf you've been looking to try the viral Pink Stuff, Prime Day is your chance. You can save 20% on this "miracle" cleaning product during Prime Day. The bundle comes with a paste, multi-purpose cleaner, and bathroom cleaner.ChomChom Pet Hair RemoverAmazonThe ChomChom Pet Hair Remover is an Amazon best-seller. It helps you remove pet hair from fabrics without needing replacement rolls. During Prime Day, it matches its lowest price ever.Aspects HummZinger HighView Hanging Hummingbird FeederAmazonInsider Reviews' deputy editor Lauren Savoie took advantage of this deal on our top-rated hummingbird feeder. She likes that birdfeeders attract birds which entertain her cat and keep the mosquitos and flies away. This is the best deal we've seen on this feeder in months.Columbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketColumbiaThis full zip fleece jacket from Columbia is perfect for staying warm in mild temperatures or layering under heavier jackets in the winter. Select colors are 50% off for Prime Day.iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen at home tests (2 pack)AmazonWith a nasal swab, these FDA-approved rapid tests will give you COVID-19 results in 15 minutes. Red Dead Redemption II for PlayStation 4/5Rockstar Games"Red Dead Redemption II" is the sequel to RockStar's fan-favorite "Wild West" action and adventure game. Although it rarely goes for the full price anymore, this is the lowest we've seen it drop.CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserAmazonCeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a daily non-foaming face wash developed by dermatologists as a multi-use skincare product. You can save 50% when you buy two.Chef's Path Airtight Food Storage Containers (7-Pieces)AmazonThese airtight food storage containers from Chef's Path are perfect for storing dry ingredients like cereal, pasta, and beans. They're neat and will preserve your food for much longer than the original packaging. This 7-piece set is $10 off today.Bentgo ClassicAmazonPerfect for packing food on the go, this bento-style lunch box stores food in separate compartments and even has storage for utensils. At $12, this is a great deal that won't last long.Shein Women's Casual V Neck Knit CamiAmazonShein has become an internet favorite for affordable women's fashion — and this cami just got even more affordable. There are dozens of colors, so you can stock up for your summer wardrobe.Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat MilkAmazonThanks to the gentle oat milk in the formula, Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk removes dirt and oil without roughing up your scalp. We rarely see the price this low for this dry shampoo.All Free Clear Laundry DetergentAmazonIf you are looking for a reasonably priced, effective laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and can be used for the rest of the family's laundry, All's Free Clear liquid detergent is your best bet. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this detergent, so now's a good time to buy if it's your go-to.Blooming Jelly Quick-Dry Running ShortsAmazonThese versatile polyester shorts are great for physical activity or lounging. Plus, they come with a pocket, perfect for carrying your phone. Certain styles and sizes are under $20.Jimoo Zippered Silk PillowcaseAmazonThis is an Amazon favorite in the silk pillowcase category. Made with a zippered closure, this 22-momme pillowcase gets the job done at a great price with plenty of size and color options. An already affordable silk pillowcase, it's now 45% off.PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Dog CollarAmazonLike a head halter worn by a horse, the Petsafe Gentle Leader slows down dogs that pull and encourages them to walk at your side. At $16, this is just a dollar more than the lowest price we've seen on this leash.PowerLix Milk FrotherAmazonThe PowerLix Milk Pro is small, AA-powered, turns out cappuccino-quality foam in well under two minutes and fits nicely out of sight into a drawer. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This 44%-off deal is the lowest price we've seen on our favorite frother.Kasa Smart PlugAmazonThe Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link is a simple smart outlet that's affordable and easy to use. Usually, this two-pack would cost you $20, but right now you can get it for only $13, an excellent deal.Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dishwasher Detergent PacksAmazonSeventh Generation's Dishwasher Detergent Packs brilliantly washes with bio-based ingredients and is ideal for septic systems. We don't often see such steep discounts on Seventh Generation products, so it's a great time to stock up.Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body ScrubJacqueline Saguin/InsiderThis sweet-smelling face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is great for acne scars, stretch marks, and peeling feet. We usually see it on sale for $13 to $14, but it's 35% off right now.Mighty Patch Original Pimple PatchAmazon The Mighty Patch Original patches do a great job of absorbing pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes every time. We don't often see these patches on sale, so when they're 20% off, it's a good time to get a couple of boxes.Stanley Classic FlaskAmazon The bestselling Stanley Classic Flask is made from double-walled stainless and durable enough to withstand a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to tailgating. Plus, the slim design is especially portable. During Prime Day you'll find it for nearly 30% off.TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Mask 10-PackAmazonThis sheet mask set includes 10 sheet masks targeting skin goals from soothing to brightening and hydrating. Keep them all yourself or split them up to give as gifts to friends.MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-PackAmazonThese microfiber cloths from MR.SIGA are great for cleaning all over the house. They're designed to last hundreds of washings, so you'll be set for a while with this pack of 24.Tide Pods Plus Downy 4-in-1 HE Turbo Laundry DetergentAmazonThe innovative and multi-chamber design of Tide Pods includes Downy fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and color protector. Together, they help eliminate extra steps on wash day.Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Children's Toothpaste, 3-PackAmazonThis children's toothpaste by Tom's of Maine is a natural toothpaste that earned the ADA Seal of Approval. Available in a pack of three, these 5.1-ounce tubes of Silly Strawberry flavor are 15% off for Prime Day.Xbox Game Pass UltimateXboxXbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. If you sign up now, your first month only costs $1.Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Yoga PantsAmazonColorfulkoala's buttery soft leggings are already a great price, but at 20% off for Prime Day, they're practically a steal. Join the 40,000 other reviewers who say they're just as good as luxury pairs, and check out our full review here.Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskAmazonThe Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason. The overnight lip treatment leaves pouts noticeably softer and more hydrated thanks to a formula that's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. This is the lowest price we've seen.amFilm Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector protects your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive to invest in, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.FunTouch Rechargeable MirrorAmazonYou need good lighting just as much as quality products when doing your makeup. The FunTouch Rechargeable Mirror is a portable vanity that guarantees consistent lighting wherever you are. It's on sale for $14 right now, a new all-time low price. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod Storage DrawerAmazonIf you use a coffee pod machine, you may want a storage drawer devoted to keeping pods organized. That way you can avoid using your roommate's hazelnut decaf when you just need a straight shot of espresso. This one from Amazon is at the lowest price we've seen.Amazon Basics Unscented Standard Dog Poop Bags (900 bags)AmazonFor cleaning up dog waste on the go, Amazon's plastic waste bags are durable and easily separate from the roll. It's rare to see a price drop this low and it's about $6 off the average price.Burnout Paradise Remastered (Online Game Code)AmazonYou can get the Burnout Paradise remaster for $6, matching previous all-time low prices we've seen for this game. The remaster has the original game and all additional main DLC.innisfree Daily UV SPF SunscreenAmazonWearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways you can take care of yourself. This Innisfree sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 36 and is gentle on any type of skin. Plus, it almost never goes on sale, so this is a great time to buy.Joomra Pillow SlippersAmazonAfter a long day, you deserve to come home and slip into a pair of Joomra Pillow Slippers. These slides are best described as cloud-like, and are on sale for Prime Day at a price we haven't seen since February.KitchenAid Citrus SqueezerAmazonIf you're looking to get the most out of lemons and limes, the KitchenAid Citrus Squeezer sits flat on the counter to give you extra juicing leverage. To really make it worth it, the squeezer also has a built-in strainer to keep seeds out and a 30% off Prime Day discount.AmazonBasics Dual Head LED Desk LampCamryn Rabideau/InsiderOur top choice for a budget desk lamp is even more affordable this Prime Day, with a 21% discount taking it to the lowest price we've seen. We love the simple design that focuses on important features like an adjustable split-head and the flexible gooseneck.Black+Decker Handheld VacuumAmazonThough we haven't tested this model, Black+Decker makes some of our favorite handheld vacuums, and this is a low-cost option designed to quickly clean up small messes. During Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Cascade Platinum Dishwasher PodsAmazonCascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods do an outstanding job of removing even the most stubborn, stuck-on debris, and there's no need to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. During Prime Day, they're at the best price we've seen.Vaschy Lightweight BackpackAmazonThe Vaschy Lightweight Backpack has side pockets for drinks, a front pocket for odds and ends, and a main compartment for books and papers. During Prime Day, it's almost half off, the best deal we've seen on it.B Toys Meowsic Interactive Cat PianoTargetWe got my kid's B Toys Meowsic Cat Piano years ago, and they still play with it. And, I'll admit I have fun using the microphone, playing the keyboard, and rocking out to the preprogrammed beats. During Target's Deal Days, it's 25% off.Threshold Large Wire Milk CrateTargetWe love the Threshold Large Wire Milk Crate because it's easy to see what's stored inside, holds a lot, and is inexpensive. During Target's Deal Days, it's even cheaper.Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety PackAmazonThe Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety Pack comes with Nut Harvest Nut & Chocolate Mix, bare Baked Crunchy Fuji & Reds Apple Chips, Popcorners Kettle Corn, Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps, Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Peanut Butter, and Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Chocolate Chip Almond. For Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Dash Mini Waffle MakerAmazonThe Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the perfect waffle maker for kitchens with limited counter space or for making small single-serving waffles. Right now, it's the lowest price we've seen this year. LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazon Every year, the LifeStaw is always one of the best-selling deals during Prime Day. Right now, at 63% off, it's the best price we've seen so far this year.Miulee Decorative Throw Pillows (2 Pack)AmazonAdd a pop of color and comfort to your couch or bed with these Muilee throw pillows. At only $7, this is a steal unlike we've ever seen.Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk FrotherZulay KitchenEasily turn milk into a creamy froth for your coffee using the Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk Frother. At $12, this is the cheapest we've seen this frother. You can also have an extra $2 with an Amazon coupon.Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Boxer BriefsAmazonIn addition to tech and gadgets, Prime Day is a good time to stock up on essentials like underwear. These Calvin Klein boxer briefs are stretchy and moisture wickingConnect 4 GameAmazonConnect 4 is a classic strategy game that the entire family can enjoy. At less than $10, it's a super affordable (and must-have) addition to family game night.Anker Powerline II USB C to Lightning Cable for iPhoneAmazonIf you don't want to spend a lot on a replacement cable from Apple, Anker's Powerline USB to Lightning Cable is the way to go. It's super durable and a lot more affordable.Echo Dot Kids 4th GenAmazonSpecifically made for kids, this Echo Dot comes in cool tiger and panda designs. It packs all of the same features as a normal Echo Dot, but uses parental controls to limit what kids can do. You'll also get one year of Amazon Kids+ for free.Anker Nano Pro ChargerAmazonWhether your new smartphone didn't come with a power adapter or you're still using one of those extremely slow chargers, the Anker Nano Pro Fast charger is exactly what you need. It's much smaller than standard chargers, but can charge an iPhone up to 50% in just 25 minutes.Colgate Hum ToothbrushAmazonThe Hum by Colgate Toothbrush works great, costs less than other premium models, and has a sophisticated smartphone app for monitoring oral health. It doesn't typically see price drops under $30, making this deal especially rare and worthwhile.Kingdomino Board GameAmazonKingdomino is an award-winning game that's fun for adults and kids eight and up. This is a great price for a game you can play over and over.Bentgo Children's Lunch BoxAmazonIf your kids hate the idea of food touching each other, they'll adore this bento-style lunch box. Right now, it's available for only $18.49, matching the best price we've seen for it yet.Gillette Venus Womens Bikini TrimmerAmazonWhen it comes to shaving near delicate areas, a bikini trimmer like this one can help you cut close to the skin without getting nicked. Right now you can grab one for only $20, which is a rare and worthwhile discount.Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures 'The Mandalorian' FiguresAmazon"The Mandalorian" fans of every age can get a kick out of these 5-inch scale figures of the Mandalorian and a Stormtrooper. Currently available for only $15, this two-pack is a steal. Amazon Echo GlowAmazonThe Echo Glow is a kid-friendly smart lamp. You can change its color and brightness with your voice. Down to $17, this deal matches the previous all-time low we saw during Black Friday last year. PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo SwitchAmazonYour Joy-Cons will usually charge just fine when attached to your Nintendo Switch, but if you have spares you use for multiple players, a charging dock is a must-have. The PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock is a solid choice with a $5 discount.CeraVe Daily Moisturizing LotionAmazonThis lotion from CeraVe contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. You'll get an extra $3.19 off at checkout, making this one of the lowest prices we've seen for this lotion.EZ Tofu PressAmazonMake squeezing excess water out of tofu easier with the EZ Tofu Press, which can shorten the hour-long process to just 15 minutes. Right now, it's on sale for 33% off.Mario Badescu Facial SprayAmazonMario Badescu's hydrating and refreshing skin care products are excellently priced, but at $3 off, this is nearly the lowest price we ever see for its facial spray. The spray's ingredients include aloe, herbs, and rosewater, and it's appropriate for all skin types.CamelBak Horizon 16-ounce TumblerAmazonA strong and durable full powder coat finish keeps drinks tasting great, while the double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps them hot or cold for hours on end. Now you can keep your drinks at the perfect temperature for 25% off the usual price.Moleskine Classic 18 Month 2022-2023 Weekly PlannerAmazonMoleskine planners are an organizational staple. This 2022-2032 planner has calendar grids, space for to-do lists, bullet journaling, and blank pages for sketching. This is the lowest price we've seen on it since the year began.Mrs. Meyers Liquid Dish Soap in Honeysuckle (3 Pack)AmazonWe like the scent and cleaning power of Mrs. Meyer's dish soap. This three-pack is currently on sale for about 35% off.Amazon Smart PlugAmazonThe Amazon Smart Plug with Alexa takes any device and makes it smart, allowing you to control devices with your voice or remotely with the app. Though we saw a steeper discount on Black Friday, this is the best price by far that we've seen since and this product rarely goes on sale. HAUS of Collections Makeup KitAmazonThis three-piece kit regularly goes on sale, but never before has it been below $20. You can get the collection for an all-time low price in the following colors: rose b*tch, rockstar, dynasty, future Hollywood, metalhead, and whiskey.  Battlefield 2042 (PlayStation 5)AmazonThis is a rare deal on Rockstar's sequel to its popular Wild West-action-adventure game. The game is known for its exceptional level of detail.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox and Playstation)TargetGuardians of the Galaxy lets you play as Star Lord and take control of the space-traveling band of Marvel superheroes in a new adventure. Guardians of the Galaxy is also available on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra, but this price is a great deal for a recently released title.Hanes Beefy Short Sleeve T-Shirt 2-PackAmazonThe Hanes Beefy is a wonderful everyday T-shirt, and with plenty of colors to choose from, you can stock up on all your favoritesAll-New Echo DotAmazonAt almost half price, the 4th generation Echo Dot comes in a stylish orb design that's small enough to fit into compact corners of your home and powerful enough to deliver sharp, balanced sound.Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich BagAmazonStasher bags are billed as the world's first fully functional, self-sealing, non-plastic bag, and was developed as a healthy alternative to plastic storage bags. This product has an air-tight, pinch-press seal for freshness and is made from 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, safe for everything from the freezer to the microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, which is why you can even use them for sous vide. Several sizes, including this sandwich-size option, are down to all-time lows at Amazon.American Apparel Modal Short Sleeve T-Shirt BodysuitAmazonYou can wear this bodysuit year-round with pants or shorts, making it a must for your closet.Magic Bullet Mini BlenderWalmartWhether you want to make single-serving smoothies or delicious dips, like salsa and guacamole, the Magic Bullet Mini is a helpful tool in the kitchen.Melissa & Doug Geometric StackerAmazonMelissa & Doug is one of the top brands in developmental toys, and the Geometric Stacker is an excellent tool to help develop your child's hand-eye coordination. Core 10 Women's Cloud Soft Fleece Jogger Yoga SweatpantsAmazonWhether lounging or getting active, these super-soft, stretchy fleece joggers keep you comfy.NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow PaletteAmazonWith 16 colors and three color schemes, the NYX Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is a great value from Amazon for $12.63.Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendoTough to master and easy to play, Mario + Rabbids is a wild strategy game you can play with friends or on your own.Amazon Fire TV SticksAmazonAmazon is offering deals on all of its popular Fire TV Sticks, making it easy and affordable for you to stream your favorite services.Fire TV StickFire TV Stick LiteFire TV Stick 4KTurtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming HeadsetAmazonThe Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset can take your gaming experience to the next level with quality audio and a comfortable fit.Crocs Flip Flop SandalsAmazonIf you love Crocs' original clogs, you'll probably enjoy the Flip Flops, too. They are just as soft and comfortable, but better suited for summer.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (2 Months)Angela Tricarico/InsiderAmazon Prime members can get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $5. The subscription will auto-renew to $10 a month after four months.IUGA Workout Shorts for WomenAmazonMade from a breathable four-way stretch material, these shorts are great for all kinds of workouts, or just layering under an oversized tee or button-down. A side phone pocket adds a bit of functionality.Roku Express 4K+AmazonThe Roku Express 4K+ offers 4K and HDR streaming for an affordable price. It's even more affordable than ever at only $25, the best price it's seen since last year.Amazon Music UnlimitedAmazonAmazon Music Unlimited lets you stream more than 90 million songs ad-free and millions of podcasts. Right now, new subscribers with an Amazon Prime membership can get four months for free. After your trial, the service costs $9/month.Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X and Xbox One)AmazonForza Horizon 5 takes you driving through huge open-world landscapes in cars designed for it all, from speed to off-roading. This game is regularly on sale for $50, but right now it's discounted even further to only $22.Back 4 Blood (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)AmazonThe spiritual successor to the classic Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a co-op shooter that pits you and your friends against a horde of zombies. Right now, you can get it on PlayStation systems with a small, but worthwhile discount.PC Game PassSamsungTypically, you can get a one-month Game Pass subscription for $10. Right now, it's only $1. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited access to over 100 games. After your first month, your subscription will auto-renew for $10/month if you don't cancel.Apple TV+Best BuyFor a limited time, new and returning subscribers can get three months of Apple TV Plus for free from Best Buy. The service has apps on a number of platforms, including streaming media players and smart TVs, and you can check out popular shows and movies like "Ted Lasso, "Severance," and "CODA."Apple Fitness+Best BuyApple Fitness Plus has an on-demand library of workout classes that you can take. You'll need an Apple Watch to sync your personal metrics, like heart rate and calories burned, which appear on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The service has 10 types of classes with new ones being added every week. New subscribers can try the platform out free for three months from Best Buy.Apple News+Best BuyApple News Plus is a digital newsstand with thousands of newspapers and magazines available for subscribers to read. The service also includes personalized reading recommendations and the ability to download magazines or newspapers for offline reading. New subscribers can get six months free from Best Buy, while returning subscribers can get five months free.Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector shields your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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The 92 best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25 still around today, from household essentials to cult-favorite beauty products

Amazon Prime Day 2022 includes big discounts on items across categories. These are the best deals under $25 on everything from gaming to kitchen. AmazonAmazon Prime Day ends tonight, but you can still get deep discounts on products at every price point. Though there are plenty of big-ticket deals to shop, you can also find cheap yet useful products for even better prices than usual. From smart home bundles to electric toothbrushes, we're gathering the best deals under $25 here — and we'll continue to around the clock. Bookmark this page to keep tabs on the latest, most affordable deals, and check out our main Prime Day live blog for deals of any price point. Related: See Insider's picks for the best credit cards to use on Amazon purchases.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:Stardrops Pink Stuff Cleaning PackAmazonIf you've been looking to try the viral Pink Stuff, Prime Day is your chance. You can save 20% on this "miracle" cleaning product during Prime Day. The bundle comes with a paste, multi-purpose cleaner, and bathroom cleaner.ChomChom Pet Hair RemoverAmazonThe ChomChom Pet Hair Remover is an Amazon best-seller. It helps you remove pet hair from fabrics without needing replacement rolls. During Prime Day, it matches its lowest price ever.Aspects HummZinger HighView Hanging Hummingbird FeederAmazonInsider Reviews' deputy editor Lauren Savoie took advantage of this deal on our top-rated hummingbird feeder. She likes that birdfeeders attract birds which entertain her cat and keep the mosquitos and flies away. This is the best deal we've seen on this feeder in months.Columbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketColumbiaThis full zip fleece jacket from Columbia is perfect for staying warm in mild temperatures or layering under heavier jackets in the winter. Select colors are 50% off for Prime Day.iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen at home tests (2 pack)AmazonWith a nasal swab, these FDA-approved rapid tests will give you COVID-19 results in 15 minutes. Red Dead Redemption II for PlayStation 4/5Rockstar Games"Red Dead Redemption II" is the sequel to RockStar's fan-favorite "Wild West" action and adventure game. Although it rarely goes for the full price anymore, this is the lowest we've seen it drop.CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserAmazonCeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a daily non-foaming face wash developed by dermatologists as a multi-use skincare product. You can save 50% when you buy two.Chef's Path Airtight Food Storage Containers (7-Pieces)AmazonThese airtight food storage containers from Chef's Path are perfect for storing dry ingredients like cereal, pasta, and beans. They're neat and will preserve your food for much longer than the original packaging. This 7-piece set is $10 off today.Bentgo ClassicAmazonPerfect for packing food on the go, this bento-style lunch box stores food in separate compartments and even has storage for utensils. At $12, this is a great deal that won't last long.Shein Women's Casual V Neck Knit CamiAmazonShein has become an internet favorite for affordable women's fashion — and this cami just got even more affordable. There are dozens of colors, so you can stock up for your summer wardrobe.Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat MilkAmazonThanks to the gentle oat milk in the formula, Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk removes dirt and oil without roughing up your scalp. We rarely see the price this low for this dry shampoo.All Free Clear Laundry DetergentAmazonIf you are looking for a reasonably priced, effective laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and can be used for the rest of the family's laundry, All's Free Clear liquid detergent is your best bet. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this detergent, so now's a good time to buy if it's your go-to.Blooming Jelly Quick-Dry Running ShortsAmazonThese versatile polyester shorts are great for physical activity or lounging. Plus, they come with a pocket, perfect for carrying your phone. Certain styles and sizes are under $20.Jimoo Zippered Silk PillowcaseAmazonThis is an Amazon favorite in the silk pillowcase category. Made with a zippered closure, this 22-momme pillowcase gets the job done at a great price with plenty of size and color options. An already affordable silk pillowcase, it's now 45% off.PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Dog CollarAmazonLike a head halter worn by a horse, the Petsafe Gentle Leader slows down dogs that pull and encourages them to walk at your side. At $16, this is just a dollar more than the lowest price we've seen on this leash.PowerLix Milk FrotherAmazonThe PowerLix Milk Pro is small, AA-powered, turns out cappuccino-quality foam in well under two minutes and fits nicely out of sight into a drawer. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This 44%-off deal is the lowest price we've seen on our favorite frother.Kasa Smart PlugAmazonThe Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link is a simple smart outlet that's affordable and easy to use. Usually, this two-pack would cost you $20, but right now you can get it for only $13, an excellent deal.Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dishwasher Detergent PacksAmazonSeventh Generation's Dishwasher Detergent Packs brilliantly washes with bio-based ingredients and is ideal for septic systems. We don't often see such steep discounts on Seventh Generation products, so it's a great time to stock up.Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body ScrubJacqueline Saguin/InsiderThis sweet-smelling face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is great for acne scars, stretch marks, and peeling feet. We usually see it on sale for $13 to $14, but it's 35% off right now.Mighty Patch Original Pimple PatchAmazon The Mighty Patch Original patches do a great job of absorbing pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes every time. We don't often see these patches on sale, so when they're 20% off, it's a good time to get a couple of boxes.Stanley Classic FlaskAmazon The bestselling Stanley Classic Flask is made from double-walled stainless and durable enough to withstand a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to tailgating. Plus, the slim design is especially portable. During Prime Day you'll find it for nearly 30% off.TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Mask 10-PackAmazonThis sheet mask set includes 10 sheet masks targeting skin goals from soothing to brightening and hydrating. Keep them all yourself or split them up to give as gifts to friends.MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-PackAmazonThese microfiber cloths from MR.SIGA are great for cleaning all over the house. They're designed to last hundreds of washings, so you'll be set for a while with this pack of 24.Tide Pods Plus Downy 4-in-1 HE Turbo Laundry DetergentAmazonThe innovative and multi-chamber design of Tide Pods includes Downy fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and color protector. Together, they help eliminate extra steps on wash day.Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Children's Toothpaste, 3-PackAmazonThis children's toothpaste by Tom's of Maine is a natural toothpaste that earned the ADA Seal of Approval. Available in a pack of three, these 5.1-ounce tubes of Silly Strawberry flavor are 15% off for Prime Day.Xbox Game Pass UltimateXboxXbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. If you sign up now, your first month only costs $1.Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Yoga PantsAmazonColorfulkoala's buttery soft leggings are already a great price, but at 20% off for Prime Day, they're practically a steal. Join the 40,000 other reviewers who say they're just as good as luxury pairs, and check out our full review here.Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskAmazonThe Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason. The overnight lip treatment leaves pouts noticeably softer and more hydrated thanks to a formula that's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. This is the lowest price we've seen.amFilm Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector protects your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive to invest in, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.FunTouch Rechargeable MirrorAmazonYou need good lighting just as much as quality products when doing your makeup. The FunTouch Rechargeable Mirror is a portable vanity that guarantees consistent lighting wherever you are. It's on sale for $14 right now, a new all-time low price. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod Storage DrawerAmazonIf you use a coffee pod machine, you may want a storage drawer devoted to keeping pods organized. That way you can avoid using your roommate's hazelnut decaf when you just need a straight shot of espresso. This one from Amazon is at the lowest price we've seen.Amazon Basics Unscented Standard Dog Poop Bags (900 bags)AmazonFor cleaning up dog waste on the go, Amazon's plastic waste bags are durable and easily separate from the roll. It's rare to see a price drop this low and it's about $6 off the average price.Burnout Paradise Remastered (Online Game Code)AmazonYou can get the Burnout Paradise remaster for $6, matching previous all-time low prices we've seen for this game. The remaster has the original game and all additional main DLC.innisfree Daily UV SPF SunscreenAmazonWearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways you can take care of yourself. This Innisfree sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 36 and is gentle on any type of skin. Plus, it almost never goes on sale, so this is a great time to buy.Joomra Pillow SlippersAmazonAfter a long day, you deserve to come home and slip into a pair of Joomra Pillow Slippers. These slides are best described as cloud-like, and are on sale for Prime Day at a price we haven't seen since February.KitchenAid Citrus SqueezerAmazonIf you're looking to get the most out of lemons and limes, the KitchenAid Citrus Squeezer sits flat on the counter to give you extra juicing leverage. To really make it worth it, the squeezer also has a built-in strainer to keep seeds out and a 30% off Prime Day discount.AmazonBasics Dual Head LED Desk LampCamryn Rabideau/InsiderOur top choice for a budget desk lamp is even more affordable this Prime Day, with a 21% discount taking it to the lowest price we've seen. We love the simple design that focuses on important features like an adjustable split-head and the flexible gooseneck.Black+Decker Handheld VacuumAmazonThough we haven't tested this model, Black+Decker makes some of our favorite handheld vacuums, and this is a low-cost option designed to quickly clean up small messes. During Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Cascade Platinum Dishwasher PodsAmazonCascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods do an outstanding job of removing even the most stubborn, stuck-on debris, and there's no need to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. During Prime Day, they're at the best price we've seen.Vaschy Lightweight BackpackAmazonThe Vaschy Lightweight Backpack has side pockets for drinks, a front pocket for odds and ends, and a main compartment for books and papers. During Prime Day, it's almost half off, the best deal we've seen on it.B Toys Meowsic Interactive Cat PianoTargetWe got my kid's B Toys Meowsic Cat Piano years ago, and they still play with it. And, I'll admit I have fun using the microphone, playing the keyboard, and rocking out to the preprogrammed beats. During Target's Deal Days, it's 25% off.Threshold Large Wire Milk CrateTargetWe love the Threshold Large Wire Milk Crate because it's easy to see what's stored inside, holds a lot, and is inexpensive. During Target's Deal Days, it's even cheaper.Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety PackAmazonThe Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety Pack comes with Nut Harvest Nut & Chocolate Mix, bare Baked Crunchy Fuji & Reds Apple Chips, Popcorners Kettle Corn, Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps, Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Peanut Butter, and Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Chocolate Chip Almond. For Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Dash Mini Waffle MakerAmazonThe Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the perfect waffle maker for kitchens with limited counter space or for making small single-serving waffles. Right now, it's the lowest price we've seen this year. LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazon Every year, the LifeStaw is always one of the best-selling deals during Prime Day. Right now, at 63% off, it's the best price we've seen so far this year.Miulee Decorative Throw Pillows (2 Pack)AmazonAdd a pop of color and comfort to your couch or bed with these Muilee throw pillows. At only $7, this is a steal unlike we've ever seen.Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk FrotherZulay KitchenEasily turn milk into a creamy froth for your coffee using the Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk Frother. At $12, this is the cheapest we've seen this frother. You can also have an extra $2 with an Amazon coupon.Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Boxer BriefsAmazonIn addition to tech and gadgets, Prime Day is a good time to stock up on essentials like underwear. These Calvin Klein boxer briefs are stretchy and moisture wickingConnect 4 GameAmazonConnect 4 is a classic strategy game that the entire family can enjoy. At less than $10, it's a super affordable (and must-have) addition to family game night.Anker Powerline II USB C to Lightning Cable for iPhoneAmazonIf you don't want to spend a lot on a replacement cable from Apple, Anker's Powerline USB to Lightning Cable is the way to go. It's super durable and a lot more affordable.Echo Dot Kids 4th GenAmazonSpecifically made for kids, this Echo Dot comes in cool tiger and panda designs. It packs all of the same features as a normal Echo Dot, but uses parental controls to limit what kids can do. You'll also get one year of Amazon Kids+ for free.Anker Nano Pro ChargerAmazonWhether your new smartphone didn't come with a power adapter or you're still using one of those extremely slow chargers, the Anker Nano Pro Fast charger is exactly what you need. It's much smaller than standard chargers, but can charge an iPhone up to 50% in just 25 minutes.Colgate Hum ToothbrushAmazonThe Hum by Colgate Toothbrush works great, costs less than other premium models, and has a sophisticated smartphone app for monitoring oral health. It doesn't typically see price drops under $30, making this deal especially rare and worthwhile.Kingdomino Board GameAmazonKingdomino is an award-winning game that's fun for adults and kids eight and up. This is a great price for a game you can play over and over.Bentgo Children's Lunch BoxAmazonIf your kids hate the idea of food touching each other, they'll adore this bento-style lunch box. Right now, it's available for only $18.49, matching the best price we've seen for it yet.Gillette Venus Womens Bikini TrimmerAmazonWhen it comes to shaving near delicate areas, a bikini trimmer like this one can help you cut close to the skin without getting nicked. Right now you can grab one for only $20, which is a rare and worthwhile discount.Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures 'The Mandalorian' FiguresAmazon"The Mandalorian" fans of every age can get a kick out of these 5-inch scale figures of the Mandalorian and a Stormtrooper. Currently available for only $15, this two-pack is a steal. Amazon Echo GlowAmazonThe Echo Glow is a kid-friendly smart lamp. You can change its color and brightness with your voice. Down to $17, this deal matches the previous all-time low we saw during Black Friday last year. PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo SwitchAmazonYour Joy-Cons will usually charge just fine when attached to your Nintendo Switch, but if you have spares you use for multiple players, a charging dock is a must-have. The PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock is a solid choice with a $5 discount.CeraVe Daily Moisturizing LotionAmazonThis lotion from CeraVe contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. You'll get an extra $3.19 off at checkout, making this one of the lowest prices we've seen for this lotion.EZ Tofu PressAmazonMake squeezing excess water out of tofu easier with the EZ Tofu Press, which can shorten the hour-long process to just 15 minutes. Right now, it's on sale for 33% off.Mario Badescu Facial SprayAmazonMario Badescu's hydrating and refreshing skin care products are excellently priced, but at $3 off, this is nearly the lowest price we ever see for its facial spray. The spray's ingredients include aloe, herbs, and rosewater, and it's appropriate for all skin types.CamelBak Horizon 16-ounce TumblerAmazonA strong and durable full powder coat finish keeps drinks tasting great, while the double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps them hot or cold for hours on end. Now you can keep your drinks at the perfect temperature for 25% off the usual price.Moleskine Classic 18 Month 2022-2023 Weekly PlannerAmazonMoleskine planners are an organizational staple. This 2022-2032 planner has calendar grids, space for to-do lists, bullet journaling, and blank pages for sketching. This is the lowest price we've seen on it since the year began.Mrs. Meyers Liquid Dish Soap in Honeysuckle (3 Pack)AmazonWe like the scent and cleaning power of Mrs. Meyer's dish soap. This three-pack is currently on sale for about 35% off.Amazon Smart PlugAmazonThe Amazon Smart Plug with Alexa takes any device and makes it smart, allowing you to control devices with your voice or remotely with the app. Though we saw a steeper discount on Black Friday, this is the best price by far that we've seen since and this product rarely goes on sale. HAUS of Collections Makeup KitAmazonThis three-piece kit regularly goes on sale, but never before has it been below $20. You can get the collection for an all-time low price in the following colors: rose b*tch, rockstar, dynasty, future Hollywood, metalhead, and whiskey.  Battlefield 2042 (PlayStation 5)AmazonThis is a rare deal on Rockstar's sequel to its popular Wild West-action-adventure game. The game is known for its exceptional level of detail.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox and Playstation)TargetGuardians of the Galaxy lets you play as Star Lord and take control of the space-traveling band of Marvel superheroes in a new adventure. Guardians of the Galaxy is also available on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra, but this price is a great deal for a recently released title.Hanes Beefy Short Sleeve T-Shirt 2-PackAmazonThe Hanes Beefy is a wonderful everyday T-shirt, and with plenty of colors to choose from, you can stock up on all your favoritesAll-New Echo DotAmazonAt almost half price, the 4th generation Echo Dot comes in a stylish orb design that's small enough to fit into compact corners of your home and powerful enough to deliver sharp, balanced sound.Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich BagAmazonStasher bags are billed as the world's first fully functional, self-sealing, non-plastic bag, and was developed as a healthy alternative to plastic storage bags. This product has an air-tight, pinch-press seal for freshness and is made from 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, safe for everything from the freezer to the microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, which is why you can even use them for sous vide. Several sizes, including this sandwich-size option, are down to all-time lows at Amazon.American Apparel Modal Short Sleeve T-Shirt BodysuitAmazonYou can wear this bodysuit year-round with pants or shorts, making it a must for your closet.Magic Bullet Mini BlenderWalmartWhether you want to make single-serving smoothies or delicious dips, like salsa and guacamole, the Magic Bullet Mini is a helpful tool in the kitchen.Melissa & Doug Geometric StackerAmazonMelissa & Doug is one of the top brands in developmental toys, and the Geometric Stacker is an excellent tool to help develop your child's hand-eye coordination. Core 10 Women's Cloud Soft Fleece Jogger Yoga SweatpantsAmazonWhether lounging or getting active, these super-soft, stretchy fleece joggers keep you comfy.NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow PaletteAmazonWith 16 colors and three color schemes, the NYX Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is a great value from Amazon for $12.63.Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendoTough to master and easy to play, Mario + Rabbids is a wild strategy game you can play with friends or on your own.Amazon Fire TV SticksAmazonAmazon is offering deals on all of its popular Fire TV Sticks, making it easy and affordable for you to stream your favorite services.Fire TV StickFire TV Stick LiteFire TV Stick 4KTurtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming HeadsetAmazonThe Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset can take your gaming experience to the next level with quality audio and a comfortable fit.Crocs Flip Flop SandalsAmazonIf you love Crocs' original clogs, you'll probably enjoy the Flip Flops, too. They are just as soft and comfortable, but better suited for summer.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (2 Months)Angela Tricarico/InsiderAmazon Prime members can get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $5. The subscription will auto-renew to $10 a month after four months.IUGA Workout Shorts for WomenAmazonMade from a breathable four-way stretch material, these shorts are great for all kinds of workouts, or just layering under an oversized tee or button-down. A side phone pocket adds a bit of functionality.Roku Express 4K+AmazonThe Roku Express 4K+ offers 4K and HDR streaming for an affordable price. It's even more affordable than ever at only $25, the best price it's seen since last year.Amazon Music UnlimitedAmazonAmazon Music Unlimited lets you stream more than 90 million songs ad-free and millions of podcasts. Right now, new subscribers with an Amazon Prime membership can get four months for free. After your trial, the service costs $9/month.Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X and Xbox One)AmazonForza Horizon 5 takes you driving through huge open-world landscapes in cars designed for it all, from speed to off-roading. This game is regularly on sale for $50, but right now it's discounted even further to only $22.Back 4 Blood (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)AmazonThe spiritual successor to the classic Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a co-op shooter that pits you and your friends against a horde of zombies. Right now, you can get it on PlayStation systems with a small, but worthwhile discount.PC Game PassSamsungTypically, you can get a one-month Game Pass subscription for $10. Right now, it's only $1. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited access to over 100 games. After your first month, your subscription will auto-renew for $10/month if you don't cancel.Apple TV+Best BuyFor a limited time, new and returning subscribers can get three months of Apple TV Plus for free from Best Buy. The service has apps on a number of platforms, including streaming media players and smart TVs, and you can check out popular shows and movies like "Ted Lasso, "Severance," and "CODA."Apple Fitness+Best BuyApple Fitness Plus has an on-demand library of workout classes that you can take. You'll need an Apple Watch to sync your personal metrics, like heart rate and calories burned, which appear on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The service has 10 types of classes with new ones being added every week. New subscribers can try the platform out free for three months from Best Buy.Apple News+Best BuyApple News Plus is a digital newsstand with thousands of newspapers and magazines available for subscribers to read. The service also includes personalized reading recommendations and the ability to download magazines or newspapers for offline reading. New subscribers can get six months free from Best Buy, while returning subscribers can get five months free.Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector shields your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 13th, 2022

The 95 best Amazon Prime Day deals still around for under $25, from household essentials to cult-favorite beauty products

Amazon Prime Day 2022 includes big discounts on items across categories. There are the best deals under $25 on everything from gaming to clothes. AmazonAmazon Prime Day ends tonight, but you can still get deep discounts on products at every price point. Though there are plenty of big-ticket deals to shop, you can also find cheap yet useful products for even better prices than usual. From smart home bundles to electric toothbrushes, we're gathering the best deals under $25 here — and we'll continue to around the clock. Bookmark this page to keep tabs on the latest, most affordable deals, and check out our main Prime Day live blog for deals of any price point. Related: See Insider's picks for the best credit cards to use on Amazon purchases.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:ChomChom Pet Hair RemoverAmazonThe ChomChom Pet Hair Remover is an Amazon best-seller. It helps you remove pet hair from fabrics without needing replacement rolls. During Prime Day, it matches its lowest price ever.Aspects HummZinger HighView Hanging Hummingbird FeederAmazonInsider Reviews' deputy editor Lauren Savoie took advantage of this deal on our top-rated hummingbird feeder. She likes that birdfeeders attract birds which entertain her cat and keep the mosquitos and flies away. This is the best deal we've seen on this feeder in months.HOTOR Car Trash CanAmazonKeep your car neat and clean with this 2-gallon trash can. Whether you have kids or typically have extra passengers, it's a super convenient accessory to add to your car.Columbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketColumbiaThis full zip fleece jacket from Columbia is perfect for staying warm in mild temperatures or layering under heavier jackets in the winter. Select colors are 50% off for Prime Day.iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen at home tests (2 pack)AmazonWith a nasal swab, these FDA-approved rapid tests will give you COVID-19 results in 15 minutes. Red Dead Redemption II for PlayStation 4/5Rockstar Games"Red Dead Redemption II" is the sequel to RockStar's fan-favorite "Wild West" action and adventure game. Although it rarely goes for the full price anymore, this is the lowest we've seen it drop.CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserAmazonCeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a daily non-foaming face wash developed by dermatologists as a multi-use skincare product. You can save 50% when you buy two.Chef's Path Airtight Food Storage Containers (7-Pieces)AmazonThese airtight food storage containers from Chef's Path are perfect for storing dry ingredients like cereal, pasta, and beans. They're neat and will preserve your food for much longer than the original packaging. This 7-piece set is $10 off today.Bentgo ClassicAmazonPerfect for packing food on the go, this bento-style lunch box stores food in separate compartments and even has storage for utensils. At $12, this is a great deal that won't last long.Shein Women's Casual V Neck Knit CamiAmazonShein has become an internet favorite for affordable women's fashion — and this cami just got even more affordable. There are dozens of colors, so you can stock up for your summer wardrobe.Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat MilkAmazonThanks to the gentle oat milk in the formula, Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk removes dirt and oil without roughing up your scalp. We rarely see the price this low for this dry shampoo.All Free Clear Laundry DetergentAmazonIf you are looking for a reasonably priced, effective laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and can be used for the rest of the family's laundry, All's Free Clear liquid detergent is your best bet. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this detergent, so now's a good time to buy if it's your go-to.Blooming Jelly Quick-Dry Running ShortsAmazonThese versatile polyester shorts are great for physical activity or lounging. Plus, they come with a pocket, perfect for carrying your phone. Certain styles and sizes are under $20.Jimoo Zippered Silk PillowcaseAmazonThis is an Amazon favorite in the silk pillowcase category. Made with a zippered closure, this 22-momme pillowcase gets the job done at a great price with plenty of size and color options. An already affordable silk pillowcase, it's now 45% off.PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Dog CollarAmazonLike a head halter worn by a horse, the Petsafe Gentle Leader slows down dogs that pull and encourages them to walk at your side. At $16, this is just a dollar more than the lowest price we've seen on this leash.PowerLix Milk FrotherAmazonThe PowerLix Milk Pro is small, AA-powered, turns out cappuccino-quality foam in well under two minutes and fits nicely out of sight into a drawer. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This 44%-off deal is the lowest price we've seen on our favorite frother.Kasa Smart PlugAmazonThe Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link is a simple smart outlet that's affordable and easy to use. Usually, this two-pack would cost you $20, but right now you can get it for only $13, an excellent deal.Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dishwasher Detergent PacksAmazonSeventh Generation's Dishwasher Detergent Packs brilliantly washes with bio-based ingredients and is ideal for septic systems. We don't often see such steep discounts on Seventh Generation products, so it's a great time to stock up.Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body ScrubJacqueline Saguin/InsiderThis sweet-smelling face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is great for acne scars, stretch marks, and peeling feet. We usually see it on sale for $13 to $14, but it's 35% off right now.Mighty Patch Original Pimple PatchAmazon The Mighty Patch Original patches do a great job of absorbing pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes every time. We don't often see these patches on sale, so when they're 20% off, it's a good time to get a couple of boxes.Stanley Classic FlaskAmazon The bestselling Stanley Classic Flask is made from double-walled stainless and durable enough to withstand a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to tailgating. Plus, the slim design is especially portable. During Prime Day you'll find it for nearly 30% off.TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Mask 10-PackAmazonThis sheet mask set includes 10 sheet masks targeting skin goals from soothing to brightening and hydrating. Keep them all yourself or split them up to give as gifts to friends.MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-PackAmazonThese microfiber cloths from MR.SIGA are great for cleaning all over the house. They're designed to last hundreds of washings, so you'll be set for a while with this pack of 24.Tide Pods Plus Downy 4-in-1 HE Turbo Laundry DetergentAmazonThe innovative and multi-chamber design of Tide Pods includes Downy fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and color protector. Together, they help eliminate extra steps on wash day.Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Children's Toothpaste, 3-PackAmazonThis children's toothpaste by Tom's of Maine is a natural toothpaste that earned the ADA Seal of Approval. Available in a pack of three, these 5.1-ounce tubes of Silly Strawberry flavor are 15% off for Prime Day.Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar WaterAmazonThis French pharmacy classic is a no-fuss, sensitive-skin-friendly makeup remover that we love. The gentle formula doesn't require rinsing after use, so it's also travel-friendly.Xbox Game Pass UltimateXboxXbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. If you sign up now, your first month only costs $1.Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Yoga PantsAmazonColorfulkoala's buttery soft leggings are already a great price, but at 20% off for Prime Day, they're practically a steal. Join the 40,000 other reviewers who say they're just as good as luxury pairs, and check out our full review here.Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskAmazonThe Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason. The overnight lip treatment leaves pouts noticeably softer and more hydrated thanks to a formula that's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. This is the lowest price we've seen.amFilm Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector protects your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive to invest in, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.FunTouch Rechargeable MirrorAmazonYou need good lighting just as much as quality products when doing your makeup. The FunTouch Rechargeable Mirror is a portable vanity that guarantees consistent lighting wherever you are. It's on sale for $14 right now, a new all-time low price. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod Storage DrawerAmazonIf you use a coffee pod machine, you may want a storage drawer devoted to keeping pods organized. That way you can avoid using your roommate's hazelnut decaf when you just need a straight shot of espresso. This one from Amazon is at the lowest price we've seen.Amazon Basics Unscented Standard Dog Poop Bags (900 bags)AmazonFor cleaning up dog waste on the go, Amazon's plastic waste bags are durable and easily separate from the roll. It's rare to see a price drop this low and it's about $6 off the average price.Burnout Paradise Remastered (Online Game Code)AmazonYou can get the Burnout Paradise remaster for $6, matching previous all-time low prices we've seen for this game. The remaster has the original game and all additional main DLC.innisfree Daily UV SPF SunscreenAmazonWearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways you can take care of yourself. This Innisfree sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 36 and is gentle on any type of skin. Plus, it almost never goes on sale, so this is a great time to buy.Joomra Pillow SlippersAmazonAfter a long day, you deserve to come home and slip into a pair of Joomra Pillow Slippers. These slides are best described as cloud-like, and are on sale for Prime Day at a price we haven't seen since February.KitchenAid Citrus SqueezerAmazonIf you're looking to get the most out of lemons and limes, the KitchenAid Citrus Squeezer sits flat on the counter to give you extra juicing leverage. To really make it worth it, the squeezer also has a built-in strainer to keep seeds out and a 30% off Prime Day discount.AmazonBasics Dual Head LED Desk LampCamryn Rabideau/InsiderOur top choice for a budget desk lamp is even more affordable this Prime Day, with a 21% discount taking it to the lowest price we've seen. We love the simple design that focuses on important features like an adjustable split-head and the flexible gooseneck.Black+Decker Handheld VacuumAmazonThough we haven't tested this model, Black+Decker makes some of our favorite handheld vacuums, and this is a low-cost option designed to quickly clean up small messes. During Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Cascade Platinum Dishwasher PodsAmazonCascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods do an outstanding job of removing even the most stubborn, stuck-on debris, and there's no need to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. During Prime Day, they're at the best price we've seen.Vaschy Lightweight BackpackAmazonThe Vaschy Lightweight Backpack has side pockets for drinks, a front pocket for odds and ends, and a main compartment for books and papers. During Prime Day, it's almost half off, the best deal we've seen on it.B Toys Meowsic Interactive Cat PianoTargetWe got my kid's B Toys Meowsic Cat Piano years ago, and they still play with it. And, I'll admit I have fun using the microphone, playing the keyboard, and rocking out to the preprogrammed beats. During Target's Deal Days, it's 25% off.Threshold Large Wire Milk CrateTargetWe love the Threshold Large Wire Milk Crate because it's easy to see what's stored inside, holds a lot, and is inexpensive. During Target's Deal Days, it's even cheaper.Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety PackAmazonThe Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety Pack comes with Nut Harvest Nut & Chocolate Mix, bare Baked Crunchy Fuji & Reds Apple Chips, Popcorners Kettle Corn, Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps, Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Peanut Butter, and Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Chocolate Chip Almond. For Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Dash Mini Waffle MakerAmazonThe Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the perfect waffle maker for kitchens with limited counter space or for making small single-serving waffles. Right now, it's the lowest price we've seen this year. LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazon Every year, the LifeStaw is always one of the best-selling deals during Prime Day. Right now, at 63% off, it's the best price we've seen so far this year.Miulee Decorative Throw Pillows (2 Pack)AmazonAdd a pop of color and comfort to your couch or bed with these Muilee throw pillows. At only $7, this is a steal unlike we've ever seen.Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk FrotherZulay KitchenEasily turn milk into a creamy froth for your coffee using the Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk Frother. At $12, this is the cheapest we've seen this frother. You can also have an extra $2 with an Amazon coupon.On/Go One at-Home COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-TestAmazonIt's always a good idea to keep COVID-19 rapid antigen tests handy. These at-home tests from On/Go are FDA-approved.Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Boxer BriefsAmazonIn addition to tech and gadgets, Prime Day is a good time to stock up on essentials like underwear. These Calvin Klein boxer briefs are stretchy and moisture wickingConnect 4 GameAmazonConnect 4 is a classic strategy game that the entire family can enjoy. At less than $10, it's a super affordable (and must-have) addition to family game night.Anker Powerline II USB C to Lightning Cable for iPhoneAmazonIf you don't want to spend a lot on a replacement cable from Apple, Anker's Powerline USB to Lightning Cable is the way to go. It's super durable and a lot more affordable.Trtl Neck PillowAmazonFar from your average travel pillow, The Trtl Neck Pillow will help support your neck in any sleeping position while flying or taking long car rides.Echo Dot Kids 4th GenAmazonSpecifically made for kids, this Echo Dot comes in cool tiger and panda designs. It packs all of the same features as a normal Echo Dot, but uses parental controls to limit what kids can do. You'll also get one year of Amazon Kids+ for free.Anker Nano Pro ChargerAmazonWhether your new smartphone didn't come with a power adapter or you're still using one of those extremely slow chargers, the Anker Nano Pro Fast charger is exactly what you need. It's much smaller than standard chargers, but can charge an iPhone up to 50% in just 25 minutes.Colgate Hum ToothbrushAmazonThe Hum by Colgate Toothbrush works great, costs less than other premium models, and has a sophisticated smartphone app for monitoring oral health. It doesn't typically see price drops under $30, making this deal especially rare and worthwhile.Kingdomino Board GameAmazonKingdomino is an award-winning game that's fun for adults and kids eight and up. This is a great price for a game you can play over and over.Bentgo Children's Lunch BoxAmazonIf your kids hate the idea of food touching each other, they'll adore this bento-style lunch box. Right now, it's available for only $18.49, matching the best price we've seen for it yet.Gillette Venus Womens Bikini TrimmerAmazonWhen it comes to shaving near delicate areas, a bikini trimmer like this one can help you cut close to the skin without getting nicked. Right now you can grab one for only $20, which is a rare and worthwhile discount.Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures 'The Mandalorian' FiguresAmazon"The Mandalorian" fans of every age can get a kick out of these 5-inch scale figures of the Mandalorian and a Stormtrooper. Currently available for only $15, this two-pack is a steal. Amazon Echo GlowAmazonThe Echo Glow is a kid-friendly smart lamp. You can change its color and brightness with your voice. Down to $17, this deal matches the previous all-time low we saw during Black Friday last year. PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo SwitchAmazonYour Joy-Cons will usually charge just fine when attached to your Nintendo Switch, but if you have spares you use for multiple players, a charging dock is a must-have. The PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock is a solid choice with a $5 discount.CeraVe Daily Moisturizing LotionAmazonThis lotion from CeraVe contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. You'll get an extra $3.19 off at checkout, making this one of the lowest prices we've seen for this lotion.EZ Tofu PressAmazonMake squeezing excess water out of tofu easier with the EZ Tofu Press, which can shorten the hour-long process to just 15 minutes. Right now, it's on sale for 33% off.Mario Badescu Facial SprayAmazonMario Badescu's hydrating and refreshing skin care products are excellently priced, but at $3 off, this is nearly the lowest price we ever see for its facial spray. The spray's ingredients include aloe, herbs, and rosewater, and it's appropriate for all skin types.CamelBak Horizon 16-ounce TumblerAmazonA strong and durable full powder coat finish keeps drinks tasting great, while the double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps them hot or cold for hours on end. Now you can keep your drinks at the perfect temperature for 25% off the usual price.Moleskine Classic 18 Month 2022-2023 Weekly PlannerAmazonMoleskine planners are an organizational staple. This 2022-2032 planner has calendar grids, space for to-do lists, bullet journaling, and blank pages for sketching. This is the lowest price we've seen on it since the year began.Mrs. Meyers Liquid Dish Soap in Honeysuckle (3 Pack)AmazonWe like the scent and cleaning power of Mrs. Meyer's dish soap. This three-pack is currently on sale for about 35% off.Amazon Smart PlugAmazonThe Amazon Smart Plug with Alexa takes any device and makes it smart, allowing you to control devices with your voice or remotely with the app. Though we saw a steeper discount on Black Friday, this is the best price by far that we've seen since and this product rarely goes on sale. HAUS of Collections Makeup KitAmazonThis three-piece kit regularly goes on sale, but never before has it been below $20. You can get the collection for an all-time low price in the following colors: rose b*tch, rockstar, dynasty, future Hollywood, metalhead, and whiskey.  Battlefield 2042 (PlayStation 5)AmazonThis is a rare deal on Rockstar's sequel to its popular Wild West-action-adventure game. The game is known for its exceptional level of detail.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox and Playstation)TargetGuardians of the Galaxy lets you play as Star Lord and take control of the space-traveling band of Marvel superheroes in a new adventure. Guardians of the Galaxy is also available on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra, but this price is a great deal for a recently released title.Hanes Beefy Short Sleeve T-Shirt 2-PackAmazonThe Hanes Beefy is a wonderful everyday T-shirt, and with plenty of colors to choose from, you can stock up on all your favoritesAll-New Echo DotAmazonAt almost half price, the 4th generation Echo Dot comes in a stylish orb design that's small enough to fit into compact corners of your home and powerful enough to deliver sharp, balanced sound.Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich BagAmazonStasher bags are billed as the world's first fully functional, self-sealing, non-plastic bag, and was developed as a healthy alternative to plastic storage bags. This product has an air-tight, pinch-press seal for freshness and is made from 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, safe for everything from the freezer to the microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, which is why you can even use them for sous vide. Several sizes, including this sandwich-size option, are down to all-time lows at Amazon.American Apparel Modal Short Sleeve T-Shirt BodysuitAmazonYou can wear this bodysuit year-round with pants or shorts, making it a must for your closet.Magic Bullet Mini BlenderWalmartWhether you want to make single-serving smoothies or delicious dips, like salsa and guacamole, the Magic Bullet Mini is a helpful tool in the kitchen.Melissa & Doug Geometric StackerAmazonMelissa & Doug is one of the top brands in developmental toys, and the Geometric Stacker is an excellent tool to help develop your child's hand-eye coordination. Core 10 Women's Cloud Soft Fleece Jogger Yoga SweatpantsAmazonWhether lounging or getting active, these super-soft, stretchy fleece joggers keep you comfy.NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow PaletteAmazonWith 16 colors and three color schemes, the NYX Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is a great value from Amazon for $12.63.Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendoTough to master and easy to play, Mario + Rabbids is a wild strategy game you can play with friends or on your own.Amazon Fire TV SticksAmazonAmazon is offering deals on all of its popular Fire TV Sticks, making it easy and affordable for you to stream your favorite services.Fire TV StickFire TV Stick LiteFire TV Stick 4KTurtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming HeadsetAmazonThe Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset can take your gaming experience to the next level with quality audio and a comfortable fit.Crocs Flip Flop SandalsAmazonIf you love Crocs' original clogs, you'll probably enjoy the Flip Flops, too. They are just as soft and comfortable, but better suited for summer.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (2 Months)Angela Tricarico/InsiderAmazon Prime members can get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $5. The subscription will auto-renew to $10 a month after four months.IUGA Workout Shorts for WomenAmazonMade from a breathable four-way stretch material, these shorts are great for all kinds of workouts, or just layering under an oversized tee or button-down. A side phone pocket adds a bit of functionality.Roku Express 4K+AmazonThe Roku Express 4K+ offers 4K and HDR streaming for an affordable price. It's even more affordable than ever at only $25, the best price it's seen since last year.Amazon Music UnlimitedAmazonAmazon Music Unlimited lets you stream more than 90 million songs ad-free and millions of podcasts. Right now, new subscribers with an Amazon Prime membership can get four months for free. After your trial, the service costs $9/month.Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X and Xbox One)AmazonForza Horizon 5 takes you driving through huge open-world landscapes in cars designed for it all, from speed to off-roading. This game is regularly on sale for $50, but right now it's discounted even further to only $22.Back 4 Blood (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)AmazonThe spiritual successor to the classic Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a co-op shooter that pits you and your friends against a horde of zombies. Right now, you can get it on PlayStation systems with a small, but worthwhile discount.PC Game PassSamsungTypically, you can get a one-month Game Pass subscription for $10. Right now, it's only $1. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited access to over 100 games. After your first month, your subscription will auto-renew for $10/month if you don't cancel.Apple TV+Best BuyFor a limited time, new and returning subscribers can get three months of Apple TV Plus for free from Best Buy. The service has apps on a number of platforms, including streaming media players and smart TVs, and you can check out popular shows and movies like "Ted Lasso, "Severance," and "CODA."Apple Fitness+Best BuyApple Fitness Plus has an on-demand library of workout classes that you can take. You'll need an Apple Watch to sync your personal metrics, like heart rate and calories burned, which appear on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The service has 10 types of classes with new ones being added every week. New subscribers can try the platform out free for three months from Best Buy.Apple News+Best BuyApple News Plus is a digital newsstand with thousands of newspapers and magazines available for subscribers to read. The service also includes personalized reading recommendations and the ability to download magazines or newspapers for offline reading. New subscribers can get six months free from Best Buy, while returning subscribers can get five months free.Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector shields your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 13th, 2022

The 96 best Amazon Prime Day deals still around for under $25, from household essentials to cult-favorite beauty products

Amazon Prime Day 2022 includes big discounts on items across categories. There are the best deals under $25 on everything from gaming to clothes. Amazon Amazon Prime Day ends tonight, but you can still get deep discounts on products at every price point. Though there are plenty of big-ticket deals to shop, you can also find cheap yet useful products for even better prices than usual. From smart home bundles to electric toothbrushes, we're gathering the best deals under $25 here — and we'll continue to around the clock. Bookmark this page to keep tabs on the latest, most affordable deals, and check out our main Prime Day live blog for deals of any price point. Related: See Insider's picks for the best credit cards to use on Amazon purchases.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:Aspects HummZinger HighView Hanging Hummingbird FeederAmazonInsider Reviews' deputy editor Lauren Savoie took advantage of this deal on our top-rated hummingbird feeder. She likes that birdfeeders attract birds which entertain her cat and keep the mosquitos and flies away. This is the best deal we've seen on this feeder in months.HOTOR Car Trash CanAmazonKeep your car neat and clean with this 2-gallon trash can. Whether you have kids or typically have extra passengers, it's a super convenient accessory to add to your car.Columbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketColumbiaThis full zip fleece jacket from Columbia is perfect for staying warm in mild temperatures or layering under heavier jackets in the winter. Select colors are 50% off for Prime Day.iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen at home tests (2 pack)AmazonWith a nasal swab, these FDA-approved rapid tests will give you COVID-19 results in 15 minutes.  Red Dead Redemption II for PlayStation 4/5Rockstar Games"Red Dead Redemption II" is the sequel to RockStar's fan-favorite "Wild West" action and adventure game. Although it rarely goes for the full price anymore, this is the lowest we've seen it drop.CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserAmazonCeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a daily non-foaming face wash developed by dermatologists as a multi-use skincare product. You can save 50% when you buy two.Chef's Path Airtight Food Storage Containers (7-Pieces)AmazonThese airtight food storage containers from Chef's Path are perfect for storing dry ingredients like cereal, pasta, and beans. They're neat and will preserve your food for much longer than the original packaging. This 7-piece set is $10 off today.Bentgo ClassicAmazonPerfect for packing food on the go, this bento-style lunch box stores food in separate compartments and even has storage for utensils. At $12, this is a great deal that won't last long.Shein Women's Casual V Neck Knit CamiAmazonShein has become an internet favorite for affordable women's fashion — and this cami just got even more affordable. There are dozens of colors, so you can stock up for your summer wardrobe.Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat MilkAmazonThanks to the gentle oat milk in the formula, Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk removes dirt and oil without roughing up your scalp. We rarely see the price this low for this dry shampoo.All Free Clear Laundry DetergentAmazonIf you are looking for a reasonably priced, effective laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and can be used for the rest of the family's laundry, All's Free Clear liquid detergent is your best bet. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this detergent, so now's a good time to buy if it's your go-to.Blooming Jelly Quick-Dry Running ShortsAmazonThese versatile polyester shorts are great for physical activity or lounging. Plus, they come with a pocket, perfect for carrying your phone. Certain styles and sizes are under $20.Jimoo Zippered Silk PillowcaseAmazonThis is an Amazon favorite in the silk pillowcase category. Made with a zippered closure, this 22-momme pillowcase gets the job done at a great price with plenty of size and color options. An already affordable silk pillowcase, it's now 45% off.PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Dog CollarAmazonLike a head halter worn by a horse, the Petsafe Gentle Leader slows down dogs that pull and encourages them to walk at your side. At $16, this is just a dollar more than the lowest price we've seen on this leash.PowerLix Milk FrotherAmazonThe PowerLix Milk Pro is small, AA-powered, turns out cappuccino-quality foam in well under two minutes and fits nicely out of sight into a drawer. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This 44%-off deal is the lowest price we've seen on our favorite frother.Kasa Smart PlugAmazonThe Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link is a simple smart outlet that's affordable and easy to use. Usually, this two-pack would cost you $20, but right now you can get it for only $13, an excellent deal.Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dishwasher Detergent PacksAmazonSeventh Generation's Dishwasher Detergent Packs brilliantly washes with bio-based ingredients and is ideal for septic systems. We don't often see such steep discounts on Seventh Generation products, so it's a great time to stock up.Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body ScrubJacqueline Saguin/InsiderThis sweet-smelling face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is great for acne scars, stretch marks, and peeling feet. We usually see it on sale for $13 to $14, but it's 35% off right now.Mighty Patch Original Pimple PatchAmazon The Mighty Patch Original patches do a great job of absorbing pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes every time. We don't often see these patches on sale, so when they're 20% off, it's a good time to get a couple of boxes.Amazon Basics Non-Slip Clothes HangersJacqueline Saguin/Insider Clothes falling off hangers are a thing of the past once you upgrade to these grippy velvet hangers. Saving 41% on these closet basics is a great deal.Stanley Classic FlaskAmazon The bestselling Stanley Classic Flask is made from double-walled stainless and durable enough to withstand a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to tailgating. Plus, the slim design is especially portable. During Prime Day you'll find it for nearly 30% off.TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Mask 10-PackAmazonThis sheet mask set includes 10 sheet masks targeting skin goals from soothing to brightening and hydrating. Keep them all yourself or split them up to give as gifts to friends.MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-PackAmazonThese microfiber cloths from MR.SIGA are great for cleaning all over the house. They're designed to last hundreds of washings, so you'll be set for a while with this pack of 24.Tide Pods Plus Downy 4-in-1 HE Turbo Laundry DetergentAmazonThe innovative and multi-chamber design of Tide Pods includes Downy fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and color protector. Together, they help eliminate extra steps on wash day.Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Children's Toothpaste, 3-PackAmazonThis children's toothpaste by Tom's of Maine is a natural toothpaste that earned the ADA Seal of Approval. Available in a pack of three, these 5.1-ounce tubes of Silly Strawberry flavor are 15% off for Prime Day.Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar WaterAmazonThis French pharmacy classic is a no-fuss, sensitive-skin-friendly makeup remover that we love. The gentle formula doesn't require rinsing after use, so it's also travel-friendly.Xbox Game Pass UltimateXboxXbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. If you sign up now, your first month only costs $1.Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Yoga PantsAmazonColorfulkoala's buttery soft leggings are already a great price, but at 20% off for Prime Day, they're practically a steal. Join the 40,000 other reviewers who say they're just as good as luxury pairs, and check out our full review here.Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskAmazonThe Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason. The overnight lip treatment leaves pouts noticeably softer and more hydrated thanks to a formula that's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. This is the lowest price we've seen.amFilm Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector protects your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive to invest in, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.FunTouch Rechargeable MirrorAmazonYou need good lighting just as much as quality products when doing your makeup. The FunTouch Rechargeable Mirror is a portable vanity that guarantees consistent lighting wherever you are. It's on sale for $14 right now, a new all-time low price. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod Storage DrawerAmazonIf you use a coffee pod machine, you may want a storage drawer devoted to keeping pods organized. That way you can avoid using your roommate's hazelnut decaf when you just need a straight shot of espresso. This one from Amazon is at the lowest price we've seen.Amazon Basics Unscented Standard Dog Poop Bags (900 bags)AmazonFor cleaning up dog waste on the go, Amazon's plastic waste bags are durable and easily separate from the roll. It's rare to see a price drop this low and it's about $6 off the average price.Burnout Paradise Remastered (Online Game Code)AmazonYou can get the Burnout Paradise remaster for $6, matching previous all-time low prices we've seen for this game. The remaster has the original game and all additional main DLC.innisfree Daily UV SPF SunscreenAmazonWearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways you can take care of yourself. This Innisfree sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 36 and is gentle on any type of skin. Plus, it almost never goes on sale, so this is a great time to buy.Joomra Pillow SlippersAmazonAfter a long day, you deserve to come home and slip into a pair of Joomra Pillow Slippers. These slides are best described as cloud-like, and are on sale for Prime Day at a price we haven't seen since February.KitchenAid Citrus SqueezerAmazonIf you're looking to get the most out of lemons and limes, the KitchenAid Citrus Squeezer sits flat on the counter to give you extra juicing leverage. To really make it worth it, the squeezer also has a built-in strainer to keep seeds out and a 30% off Prime Day discount.AmazonBasics Dual Head LED Desk LampCamryn Rabideau/InsiderOur top choice for a budget desk lamp is even more affordable this Prime Day, with a 21% discount taking it to the lowest price we've seen. We love the simple design that focuses on important features like an adjustable split-head and the flexible gooseneck.Black+Decker Handheld VacuumAmazonThough we haven't tested this model, Black+Decker makes some of our favorite handheld vacuums, and this is a low-cost option designed to quickly clean up small messes. During Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Cascade Platinum Dishwasher PodsAmazonCascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods do an outstanding job of removing even the most stubborn, stuck-on debris, and there's no need to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. During Prime Day, they're at the best price we've seen.Vaschy Lightweight BackpackAmazonThe Vaschy Lightweight Backpack has side pockets for drinks, a front pocket for odds and ends, and a main compartment for books and papers. During Prime Day, it's almost half off, the best deal we've seen on it.B Toys Meowsic Interactive Cat PianoTargetWe got my kid's B Toys Meowsic Cat Piano years ago, and they still play with it. And, I'll admit I have fun using the microphone, playing the keyboard, and rocking out to the preprogrammed beats. During Target's Deal Days, it's 25% off.Threshold Large Wire Milk CrateTargetWe love the Threshold Large Wire Milk Crate because it's easy to see what's stored inside, holds a lot, and is inexpensive. During Target's Deal Days, it's even cheaper.Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety PackAmazonThe Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety Pack comes with Nut Harvest Nut & Chocolate Mix, bare Baked Crunchy Fuji & Reds Apple Chips, Popcorners Kettle Corn, Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps, Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Peanut Butter, and Nut Harvest Protein Cookie Chocolate Chip Almond. For Prime Day, it's at an all-time low price.Dash Mini Waffle MakerAmazonThe Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the perfect waffle maker for kitchens with limited counter space or for making small single-serving waffles. Right now, it's the lowest price we've seen this year. LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazon Every year, the LifeStaw is always one of the best-selling deals during Prime Day. Right now, at 63% off, it's the best price we've seen so far this year.Miulee Decorative Throw Pillows (2 Pack)AmazonAdd a pop of color and comfort to your couch or bed with these Muilee throw pillows. At only $7, this is a steal unlike we've ever seen.Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk FrotherZulay KitchenEasily turn milk into a creamy froth for your coffee using the Zulay Kitchen Double Whisk Milk Frother. At $12, this is the cheapest we've seen this frother. You can also have an extra $2 with an Amazon coupon.On/Go One at-Home COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-TestAmazonIt's always a good idea to keep COVID-19 rapid antigen tests handy. These at-home tests from On/Go are FDA-approved.Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Boxer BriefsAmazonIn addition to tech and gadgets, Prime Day is a good time to stock up on essentials like underwear. These Calvin Klein boxer briefs are stretchy and moisture wickingConnect 4 GameAmazonConnect 4 is a classic strategy game that the entire family can enjoy. At less than $10, it's a super affordable (and must-have) addition to family game night.Anker Powerline II USB C to Lightning Cable for iPhoneAmazonIf you don't want to spend a lot on a replacement cable from Apple, Anker's Powerline USB to Lightning Cable is the way to go. It's super durable and a lot more affordable.Trtl Neck PillowAmazonFar from your average travel pillow, The Trtl Neck Pillow will help support your neck in any sleeping position while flying or taking long car rides.Echo Dot Kids 4th GenAmazonSpecifically made for kids, this Echo Dot comes in cool tiger and panda designs. It packs all of the same features as a normal Echo Dot, but uses parental controls to limit what kids can do. You'll also get one year of Amazon Kids+ for free.Anker Nano Pro ChargerAmazonWhether your new smartphone didn't come with a power adapter or you're still using one of those extremely slow chargers, the Anker Nano Pro Fast charger is exactly what you need. It's much smaller than standard chargers, but can charge an iPhone up to 50% in just 25 minutes.Colgate Hum ToothbrushAmazonThe Hum by Colgate Toothbrush works great, costs less than other premium models, and has a sophisticated smartphone app for monitoring oral health. It doesn't typically see price drops under $30, making this deal especially rare and worthwhile.Kingdomino Board GameAmazonKingdomino is an award-winning game that's fun for adults and kids eight and up. This is a great price for a game you can play over and over.Bentgo Children's Lunch BoxAmazonIf your kids hate the idea of food touching each other, they'll adore this bento-style lunch box. Right now, it's available for only $18.49, matching the best price we've seen for it yet.Gillette Venus Womens Bikini TrimmerAmazonWhen it comes to shaving near delicate areas, a bikini trimmer like this one can help you cut close to the skin without getting nicked. Right now you can grab one for only $20, which is a rare and worthwhile discount.Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures 'The Mandalorian' FiguresAmazon"The Mandalorian" fans of every age can get a kick out of these 5-inch scale figures of the Mandalorian and a Stormtrooper. Currently available for only $15, this two-pack is a steal. Amazon Echo GlowAmazonThe Echo Glow is a kid-friendly smart lamp. You can change its color and brightness with your voice. Down to $17, this deal matches the previous all-time low we saw during Black Friday last year. PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo SwitchAmazonYour Joy-Cons will usually charge just fine when attached to your Nintendo Switch, but if you have spares you use for multiple players, a charging dock is a must-have. The PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock is a solid choice with a $5 discount.CeraVe Daily Moisturizing LotionAmazonThis lotion from CeraVe contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. You'll get an extra $3.19 off at checkout, making this one of the lowest prices we've seen for this lotion.EZ Tofu PressAmazonMake squeezing excess water out of tofu easier with the EZ Tofu Press, which can shorten the hour-long process to just 15 minutes. Right now, it's on sale for 33% off.Mario Badescu Facial SprayAmazonMario Badescu's hydrating and refreshing skin care products are excellently priced, but at $3 off, this is nearly the lowest price we ever see for its facial spray. The spray's ingredients include aloe, herbs, and rosewater, and it's appropriate for all skin types.CamelBak Horizon 16-ounce TumblerAmazonA strong and durable full powder coat finish keeps drinks tasting great, while the double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps them hot or cold for hours on end. Now you can keep your drinks at the perfect temperature for 25% off the usual price.Moleskine Classic 18 Month 2022-2023 Weekly PlannerAmazonMoleskine planners are an organizational staple. This 2022-2032 planner has calendar grids, space for to-do lists, bullet journaling, and blank pages for sketching. This is the lowest price we've seen on it since the year began.Mrs. Meyers Liquid Dish Soap in Honeysuckle (3 Pack)AmazonWe like the scent and cleaning power of Mrs. Meyer's dish soap. This three-pack is currently on sale for about 35% off.Amazon Smart PlugAmazonThe Amazon Smart Plug with Alexa takes any device and makes it smart, allowing you to control devices with your voice or remotely with the app. Though we saw a steeper discount on Black Friday, this is the best price by far that we've seen since and this product rarely goes on sale. HAUS of Collections Makeup KitAmazonThis three-piece kit regularly goes on sale, but never before has it been below $20. You can get the collection for an all-time low price in the following colors: rose b*tch, rockstar, dynasty, future Hollywood, metalhead, and whiskey.  Battlefield 2042 (PlayStation 5)AmazonThis is a rare deal on Rockstar's sequel to its popular Wild West-action-adventure game. The game is known for its exceptional level of detail.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox and Playstation)TargetGuardians of the Galaxy lets you play as Star Lord and take control of the space-traveling band of Marvel superheroes in a new adventure. Guardians of the Galaxy is also available on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra, but this price is a great deal for a recently released title.Hanes Beefy Short Sleeve T-Shirt 2-PackAmazonThe Hanes Beefy is a wonderful everyday T-shirt, and with plenty of colors to choose from, you can stock up on all your favoritesAll-New Echo DotAmazonAt almost half price, the 4th generation Echo Dot comes in a stylish orb design that's small enough to fit into compact corners of your home and powerful enough to deliver sharp, balanced sound.Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich BagAmazonStasher bags are billed as the world's first fully functional, self-sealing, non-plastic bag, and was developed as a healthy alternative to plastic storage bags. This product has an air-tight, pinch-press seal for freshness and is made from 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, safe for everything from the freezer to the microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, which is why you can even use them for sous vide. Several sizes, including this sandwich-size option, are down to all-time lows at Amazon.American Apparel Modal Short Sleeve T-Shirt BodysuitAmazonYou can wear this bodysuit year-round with pants or shorts, making it a must for your closet.Magic Bullet Mini BlenderWalmartWhether you want to make single-serving smoothies or delicious dips, like salsa and guacamole, the Magic Bullet Mini is a helpful tool in the kitchen.Melissa & Doug Geometric StackerAmazonMelissa & Doug is one of the top brands in developmental toys, and the Geometric Stacker is an excellent tool to help develop your child's hand-eye coordination. Core 10 Women's Cloud Soft Fleece Jogger Yoga SweatpantsAmazonWhether lounging or getting active, these super-soft, stretchy fleece joggers keep you comfy.NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow PaletteAmazonWith 16 colors and three color schemes, the NYX Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is a great value from Amazon for $12.63.Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendoTough to master and easy to play, Mario + Rabbids is a wild strategy game you can play with friends or on your own.Amazon Fire TV SticksAmazonAmazon is offering deals on all of its popular Fire TV Sticks, making it easy and affordable for you to stream your favorite services.Fire TV StickFire TV Stick LiteFire TV Stick 4KTurtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming HeadsetAmazonThe Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset can take your gaming experience to the next level with quality audio and a comfortable fit.Crocs Flip Flop SandalsAmazonIf you love Crocs' original clogs, you'll probably enjoy the Flip Flops, too. They are just as soft and comfortable, but better suited for summer.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (2 Months)Angela Tricarico/InsiderAmazon Prime members can get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $5. The subscription will auto-renew to $10 a month after four months.IUGA Workout Shorts for WomenAmazonMade from a breathable four-way stretch material, these shorts are great for all kinds of workouts, or just layering under an oversized tee or button-down. A side phone pocket adds a bit of functionality.Roku Express 4K+AmazonThe Roku Express 4K+ offers 4K and HDR streaming for an affordable price. It's even more affordable than ever at only $25, the best price it's seen since last year.Amazon Music UnlimitedAmazonAmazon Music Unlimited lets you stream more than 90 million songs ad-free and millions of podcasts. Right now, new subscribers with an Amazon Prime membership can get four months for free. After your trial, the service costs $9/month.Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X and Xbox One)AmazonForza Horizon 5 takes you driving through huge open-world landscapes in cars designed for it all, from speed to off-roading. This game is regularly on sale for $50, but right now it's discounted even further to only $22.Back 4 Blood (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)AmazonThe spiritual successor to the classic Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a co-op shooter that pits you and your friends against a horde of zombies. Right now, you can get it on PlayStation systems with a small, but worthwhile discount.PC Game PassSamsungTypically, you can get a one-month Game Pass subscription for $10. Right now, it's only $1. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited access to over 100 games. After your first month, your subscription will auto-renew for $10/month if you don't cancel.Apple TV+Best BuyFor a limited time, new and returning subscribers can get three months of Apple TV Plus for free from Best Buy. The service has apps on a number of platforms, including streaming media players and smart TVs, and you can check out popular shows and movies like "Ted Lasso, "Severance," and "CODA."Apple Fitness+Best BuyApple Fitness Plus has an on-demand library of workout classes that you can take. You'll need an Apple Watch to sync your personal metrics, like heart rate and calories burned, which appear on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The service has 10 types of classes with new ones being added every week. New subscribers can try the platform out free for three months from Best Buy.Apple News+Best BuyApple News Plus is a digital newsstand with thousands of newspapers and magazines available for subscribers to read. The service also includes personalized reading recommendations and the ability to download magazines or newspapers for offline reading. New subscribers can get six months free from Best Buy, while returning subscribers can get five months free.Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector shields your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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The 90+ best Prime Day deals under $25, from smart lights to cult-favorite beauty products

Amazon Prime Day 2022 includes big discounts on items across categories. There are the best deals under $25 on everything from gaming to clothes. AmazonAmazon Prime Day ends tonight, but you can still get deep discounts on products at every price point. Though there are plenty of big-ticket deals to shop, you can also find cheap yet useful products for even better prices than usual. From smart home bundles to electric toothbrushes, we're gathering the best deals under $25 here — and we'll continue to around the clock. Bookmark this page to keep tabs on the latest, most affordable deals, and check out our main Prime Day live blog for deals of any price point. Related: See Insider's picks for the best credit cards to use on Amazon purchases.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserAmazonCeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a daily non-foaming face wash developed by dermatologists as a multi-use skincare product. You can save 50% when you buy two.Chef's Path Airtight Food Storage Containers (7-Pieces)AmazonThese airtight food storage containers from Chef's Path are perfect for storing dry ingredients like cereal, pasta, and beans. They're neat and will preserve your food for much longer than the original packaging. This 7-piece set is $10 off today.Bentgo ClassicAmazonPerfect for packing food on the go, this bento-style lunch box stores food in separate compartments and even has storage for utensils. At $12, this is a great deal that won't last long.Shein Women's Casual V Neck Knit CamiAmazonShein has become an internet favorite for affordable women's fashion — and this cami just got even more affordable. There are dozens of colors, so you can stock up for your summer wardobe.Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat MilkAmazonThanks to the gentle oat milk in the formula, Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk removes dirt and oil without roughing up your scalp. We rarely see the price this low for this dry shampoo.All Free Clear Laundry DetergentAmazonIf you are looking for a reasonably priced, effective laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and can be used for the rest of the family's laundry, All's free clear liquid detergent is your best bet. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this detergent, so now's a good time to buy if it's your go-to.Blooming Jelly Quick-Dry Running ShortsAmazonThese versatile polyester shorts are great for physical activity or lounging. Plus, they come with a pocket, perfect for carrying your phone. Certain styles and sizes are under $20.Jimoo Zippered Silk PillowcaseAmazonThis is an Amazon favorite in the silk pillowcase category. Made with a zippered closure, this 22-momme pillowcase gets the job done at a great price with plenty of size and color options. An already affordable silk pillowcase, it's now 45% off.PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Dog CollarAmazonLike a head halter worn by a horse, the Petsafe Gentle Leader slows down dogs that pull and encourages them to walk at your side. At $16, this is just a dollar more than the lowest price we've seen on this leash.PowerLix Milk FrotherAmazonThe PowerLix Milk Pro is small, AA-powered, turns out cappuccino-quality foam in well under two minutes and fits nicely out of sight into a drawer. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This 44%-off deal is the lowest price we've seen on our favorite frother.Kasa Smart PlugAmazonThe Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link is a simple smart outlet that's affordable and easy to use. Usually, this two-pack would cost you $20, but right now you can get it for only $13, an excellent deal.Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dishwasher Detergent PacksAmazonSeventh Generation's Dishwasher Detergent Packs brilliantly washes with bio-based ingredients and is ideal for septic systems. We don't often see such steep discounts on Seventh Generation products, so it's a great time to stock up.Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body ScrubJacqueline Saguin/InsiderThis sweet-smelling face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is great for acne scars, stretch marks, and peeling feet. We usually see it on sale for $13 to $14, but it's 35% off right now.Mighty Patch Original Pimple PatchAmazon The Mighty Patch Original patches do a great job of absorbing pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes every time. We don't often see these patches on sale, so when they're 20% off, it's a good time to get a couple of boxes.Amazon Basics Non-Slip Clothes HangersJacqueline Saguin/Insider Clothes falling off hangers are a thing of the past once you upgrade to these grippy velvet hangers. Saving 41% on these closet basics is a great deal.Stanley Classic FlaskAmazon The bestselling Stanley Classic Flask is made from double-walled stainless and durable enough to withstand a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to tailgating. Plus, the slim design is especially portable. During Prime Day you'll find it for nearly 30% off.TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Mask 10-PackAmazonThis sheet mask set includes 10 sheet masks targeting skin goals from soothing to brightening and hydrating. Keep them all yourself or split them up to give as gifts to friends.MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-PackAmazonThese microfiber cloths from MR.SIGA are great for cleaning all over the house. They're designed to last hundreds of washings, so you'll be set for a while with this pack of 24.Tide Pods Plus Downy 4-in-1 HE Turbo Laundry DetergentAmazonThe innovative and multi-chamber design of Tide Pods includes Downy fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and color protector. Together, they help eliminate extra steps on wash day.Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Children's Toothpaste, 3-PackAmazonThis children's toothpaste by Tom's of Maine is a natural toothpaste that earned the ADA Seal of Approval. Available in a pack of three, these 5.1-ounce tubes of Silly Strawberry flavor are 15% off for Prime Day.Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar WaterAmazonThis French pharmacy classic is a no-fuss, sensitive-skin-friendly makeup remover that we love. The gentle formula doesn't require rinsing after use, so it's also travel-friendly.Xbox Game Pass UltimateXboxXbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. If you sign up now, your first month only costs $1.Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Yoga PantsAmazonColorfulkoala's buttery soft leggings are already a great price, but at 20% off for Prime Day, they're practically a steal. Join the 40,000 other reviewers who say they're just as good as luxury pairs, and check out our full review here.Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskAmazonThe Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason. The overnight lip treatment leaves pouts noticeably softer and more hydrated thanks to a formula that's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. This is the lowest price we've seen.amFilm Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo SwitchAmazonThe amFilm Tempered Glass screen protector protects your Nintendo Switch's display from dings and bumps. It's not very expensive to invest in, especially now that a two-pack is only $6.FunTouch Rechargeable MirrorAmazonYou need good lighting just as much as quality products when doing your makeup. The FunTouch Rechargeable Mirror is a portable vanity that guarantees consistent lighting wherever you are. It's on sale for $14 right now, a new all-time low price. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod Storage DrawerAmazonIf you use a coffee pod machine, you may want a storage drawer devoted to keeping pods organized. That way you can avoid using your roommate's hazelnut decaf when you just need a straight shot of espresso. This one from Amazon is at the lowest price we've seen.Amazon Basics Unscented Standard Dog Poop Bags (900 bags)AmazonFor cleaning up dog waste on the go, Amazon's plastic waste bags are durable and easily separate from the roll. It's rare to see a price drop this low and it's about $6 off the average price.Burnout Paradise Remastered (Online Game Code)AmazonYou can get the Burnout Paradise remaster for $6, matching previous all-time low prices we've seen for this game. The remaster has the original game and all additional main DLC.innisfree Daily UV SPF SunscreenAmazonWearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways you can take care of yourself. This Innisfree sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 36 and is gentle on any type of skin. Plus, it almost never goes on sale, so this is a great time to buy.Joomra Pillow SlippersAmazonAfter a long day, you deserve to come home and slip into a pair of Joomra Pillow Slippers. 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Live updates: Texas abortion clinic staff describe how patients "begged for help" after Roe v. Wade fell — report

The Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that granted a nationwide, constitutional right to an abortion. Abortion rights and anti-abortion rights activists fill the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside on June 25, 2022, in Washington, DC.Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on last week. The 1973 landmark ruling established the constitutional right to an abortion. Over a dozen states have laws meant to immediately outlaw abortion upon a reversal of Roe. The Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion. The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the ruling as the nation's highest court sided with Mississippi and other states, which passed restrictive anti-abortion laws.Immediately after last week's ruling, politicians on both sides of the aisle issued statements — with Republicans praising the Supreme Court and Democrats slamming the decision. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe, as the legality of abortion is now left up to state legislatures. Olivia Rodrigo calls out SCOTUS justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade with a rendition of 'F--- You'Olivia Rodrigo performing at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday.Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage via Getty ImagesPop star Olivia Rodrigo on Saturday sent a message to the Supreme Court justices responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade, calling them out during her set at the Glastonbury music festival. Rodrigo invited her guest, British singer Lily Allen, on stage and the pair performed Allen's 2009 song, "Fuck You" — but not before Rodrigo named all five SCOTUS justices who helped gut the landmark ruling that protected abortion rights in America."Today is a very, very special day. This is actually my first Glastonbury," Rodrigo said. "But I'm also equally as heartbroken over what happened in America yesterday." Rodrigo told the crowd that the SCOTUS decision infringed on a woman's ability to secure a safe abortion, which she called a basic human right. Read Full StoryAfter Roe fell, Steve Bannon called for an 'army of the awakened' to 'shatter' DemocratsIn a Gettr post, Steve Bannon urged "patriots" to take advantage of the "Roe momentum" to win the MAGA movement a "massive victory" at the midterm elections.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesRight-wing figure Steve Bannon has called for an "army of the awakened" to "shatter" the Democratic party in post-Roe America. Bannon made a post on Gettr on Saturday lauding the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, a controversial decision that has led to abortion being halted in some states.In his post, Bannon called on "the army of the awakened" to rally and capitalize on the verdict. "This is the key take-away for MAGA … the pro-abortion movement is shattered and is now turning in on itself — because for 50 years they didn't have to work— the Courts and Regime Media covered for them — now The Abyss," Bannon wrote."That's the Democratic Party in November— we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shatter it into a million small pieces," Bannon added, referring to the upcoming midterm elections.Read Full StoryTexas abortion clinic staff describe how patients 'begged for help' when Roe v. Wade was overturned: reportA patient at the Alamo Women's Reproductive Services Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, is informed by a staff member on Friday that the clinic can no longer provide her with an abortion.Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesStaff at an abortion clinic in Texas said they had to turn away people seeking abortions away just minutes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.Speaking to The 19th, an independent news organization, clinic administrator Andrea Gallegos described how she had to turn away a dozen patients waiting in the lobby of the Alamo Women's Reproductive Services clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Gallegos told The 19th that she and the clinic's staff had to tell the people gathered that, because of the ruling, "unfortunately, your geographical location affects your bodily autonomy." Per the outlet, Gallegos described the scene at the clinic as being one of "complete despair," with people screaming, crying, and begging for help.Read Full Story'Full House' star Jodie Sweetin was thrown to the ground by LAPD during freeway protest for abortion rightsJodie Sweetin told People that she was "proud" of those who showed up to protest.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesLos Angeles Police Department officers shoved Jodie Sweetin onto the ground of a freeway in Los Angeles on Saturday during an abortion rights protest, video shows.The "Full House" and "Fuller House" star, wearing all black with a black backpack, can be seen in a video of the incident with a megaphone in hand when a couple of LAPD officers shove her to the ground. Protesters can be heard yelling "Jodie, you good?" and  "What the f*** is wrong with you guys?"Sweetin is then picked up and the crowd immediately begins to chant "no justice, no peace."Read Full StorySince the Roe ruling a gynecology clinic in Texas has received increased requests for permanent sterilization: 'I sense that they're scared'Protesters march during an abortion-rights rally on June 25, 2022 in Austin, Texas.Sergio Flores/Getty ImagesA women's health clinic in Austin, Texas, has received dozens of requests for permanent sterilizations after Friday's decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion. After the Women's Health Domain closed on Friday evening for the weekend, it received 109 new patient requests, the majority of which were requesting tubal ligation, or permanent sterilization. Read Full StoryThe impact of Kavanaugh's confirmation on the 2018 elections may reveal how the reversal of Roe v. Wade could impact this year's midtermsU.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesAs political analysts seek to understand the possible impact of Roe v. Wade being overturned on this year's midterm elections, some suggest that data from 2018 may reveal possible trends. In 2018, following the contentious confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — who was accused of sexual assault by Christine Ford — 40 Republican US House seats flipped to Democratic candidates. GOP candidates led in polls taken prior to the hearings and went on to lose in November in 27 of those races, indicating increased mobilization among partisan voters following the hearings.  Read Full StoryLindsey Graham said Alito's abortion opinion was correct for distinguishing Roe from same-sex marriage and contraception rulingsRepublican Sen. Lindsey Graham.J. Scott Applewhite/APRepublican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday that Justice Samuel Alito, unlike Justice Clarence Thomas, was correct for saying same-sex marriage and contraception would not be affected by the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In his concurring opinion on the ruling, Thomas wrote "we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents" for cases regarding contraceptive access, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage.Read Full StoryAOC says Supreme Court justices who lied under oath must face consequences for 'impeachable offense'U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).Alex Wong/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday said she believes it's an "impeachable offense" for a Supreme Court justice to lie under oath. Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin said they felt misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch during their individual confirmation hearings. The two senators, both pro-choice, voted to confirm Kavanaugh and Gorsuch because they assured them that they believed Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide, was law. Both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, however, voted to strike down Roe earlier this week.Ocasio-Cortez, speaking in an interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press," said she believes the court is facing a "crisis of legitimacy" and justices must face consequences if they lie under oath. "If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under oath and secure lifetime appointments to the highest court of the land and then issue, without basis," she said, "we must see that through. There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and a hostile takeover of our democratic institutions."Read Full StoryElizabeth Warren: Supreme Court 'set a torch' to the last of its legitimacySen. Elizabeth Warren.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesSen. Elizabeth Warren said the US Supreme Court has lost all legitimacy following the rollback of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide.Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, Warren suggested that Republicans have tried to stack the Supreme Court with justices who would be against abortion. "The Republicans have been very overt about trying to get people through the court who didn't have a published record on Roe, but who they knew — wink wink nod nod — were going to be extremist on the issue of Roe v. Wade." Warren said. "And that is exactly what we have ended up with.""This court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they may still have had," Warren continued. "They just took the last of it and set a torch to it with the Roe v. Wade opinion."Read Full StoryAn abortion clinic in North Dakota has raised more than $500,000 in two days to fund its move to MinnesotaActivists march along Constitution Avenue to the US Supreme Court on May 14, 2022.Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesAn abortion clinic based in North Dakota has raised more than $550,000 to fund its move in the two days since the Supreme Court's decision to roll back Roe v. Wade. The Red River Women's Clinic of Fargo, North Dakota, set up a GoFundMe to assist with a planned move to Moorhead, Minnesota. North Dakota is one of the at least 13 states that has a "trigger" law, which immediately bans abortions following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. But moving out of North Dakota means there will no longer be an operating abortion clinic in the state. READ FULL STORYThe overturning of Roe v. Wade will 'exacerbate the mental health crisis' in the US, American Psychological Association saysRear view of an unrecognizable abused woman sitting on her bed looking out the window. - stock photoAlvaro Medina Jurado/ Getty ImagesThe American Psychological Association warned on Friday that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will exacerbate mental health in the United States.Research suggests that "adding barriers to accessing abortion services may increase symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression," APA President Frank C. Wornell said in a statement."We are alarmed that the justices would nullify Roe despite decades of scientific research demonstrating that people who are denied abortions are more likely to experience higher levels of anxiety, lower life satisfaction and lower self-esteem compared with those who are able to obtain abortions," Wornell added. READ FULL STORYTrump congratulated his conservative Supreme Court justice picks for their 'courage' amid the overturn of Roe v. WadeFormer President Donald Trump.AP Photo/Joe MaioranaFormer President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked his three conservative justice picks on the Supreme Court, all of whom voted to overturn Roe v. Wade."Yesterday the court handed down a victory for the Constitution, a victory for the rule of law, and above all, a victory for life," Trump said during a rally in Mendon, Illinois. "Thanks to the courage found within the United States Supreme Court, this long divisive issue will be decided by the states and by the American people," he added.He congratulated his three picks — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — and praised the decision.READ FULL STORYAOC recalls thanking God she had the choice to get an abortion when she took a pregnancy test after being rapedRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday shared a personal sexual assault story during a pro-abortion rights rally, saying she felt grateful she had the freedom to obtain an abortion if she needed one in that moment. "I myself, when I was about 22 or 23 years old, was raped while I was living here in New York City," she told a crowd in New York's City Union Square Park. "I was completely alone. I felt completely alone. In fact, I felt so alone that I had to take a pregnancy test in a public bathroom in midtown Manhattan.""When I sat there waiting for what the result would be, all I could think was thank God I have, at least, a choice," she continued. "Thank God I could, at least, have the freedom to choose my destiny."READ FULL STORYGloria Steinem slams Roe v. Wade repeal, says 'there is no democracy' without the right to choseGloria Steinem was one of the most important activists of the Women's Movement.Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesJournalist and feminist leader Gloria Steinem has slammed the impact of repealing Roe v. Wade will have on democracy, in an email to AP."Obviously, without the right of women and men to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy," she said. She has called for action to fight the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, protecting US abortion rights."Banning abortions does not stop the need. It just bans their safety."Read Full StoryGOP privately worrying overturning Roe v. Wade could impact midterms: 'This is a losing issue for Republicans,' report saysProtests outside of the Supreme Court after it overturned Roe v. WadeCamila DeChalusWhile Republicans are publicly celebrating the overturning of Roe v. Wade, some are privately worrying that the timing could negatively impact the November midterms. Some Republicans fear the abortion ruling could give Democrats ammunition to attack them and mobilize voters, Politico reported, based on interviews with more than a dozen GOP strategists and officials."This is not a conversation we want to have," Republican strategist John Thomas told Politico. "We want to have a conversation about the economy. We want to have a conversation about Joe Biden, about pretty much anything else besides Roe. This is a losing issue for Republicans."Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood sues Utah to stop trigger law that makes abortion a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prisonPro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Planned Parenthood Association of Utah is suing to stop the state's "trigger law" abortion ban that took effect on Friday following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.The Utah law makes abortions, with limited exceptions, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Read Full StoryMany Republicans rejoiced at Roe being overturned but these 4 GOP governors want to protect the right to abortionGov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FileAfter Friday's Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling, which revoked the constitutional right to abortion, many Republicans celebrated it as a win. The GOP has long been at the forefront of the fight to restrict abortion access and many Republican-led states have enacted or will enact abortion bans as a result of the decision.Read Full StoryGeorgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explains the change in her position on abortion: There is 'no place in that medical decision for ideology or for politicians'Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to the media during a press conference, May 24, 2022Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesGeorgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explained in a Friday interview with CNN how her perspective on abortion rights has evolved over the years and how she came to support the right to abortion services after being raised in a religious household. "I was very much on the side of anti-abortion, through much of my upbringing. I grew up in Mississippi, in a very religious family, in a religious community," Abrams told CNN host Sara Sidner. "And I was raised to have a very uncritical eye to this question."Read Full StoryWhat is the Hyde Amendment and how is it related to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade?People protest the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade abortion decision in New York City, New York, U.S., June 24, 2022.REUTERS/Caitlin OchsFollowing the Supreme Court's Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there have been renewed calls from lawmakers and activists to abandon the Hyde Amendment, a legislative provision preventing federal funds from being used on abortion services. The Hyde Amendment, named for anti-abortion Congressman Henry Hyde who introduced the provision, was passed in 1976, just four years after the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling that established the right to an abortion. The amendment, which prevents federal funds from services such as Medicaid to be used to provide abortions, was mired in legal challenges for its first years, leading to the Supreme Court case Harris v. McRae. Read Full StoryAfter calls from AOC and other Dems to expand the court, White House says Biden 'does not agree' with the movePresident Joe Biden.Getty ImagesAs calls for remedies to restrictions on abortion access grow, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday that President Joe Biden "does not agree with" expanding the Supreme Court. "I was asked this question yesterday, and I've been asked it before... about expanding the Court. That is something that the President does not agree with. That is not something that he wants to do," Jean-Pierre said during a press briefing on Air Force One.Read Full StoryVirginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin pushes state lawmakers for a 15-week abortion banRepublican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia.AP Photo/Steve HelberRepublican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia on Friday said he would push for a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.Youngkin, who took office earlier this year, said in a statement that the court's decision was an "appropriate" return of power "to the people and their elected representatives in the states.""Virginians do want fewer abortions as opposed to more abortions," the governor said in a meeting at The Washington Post shortly after the decision was made public. "I am not someone who is going to jump in and try to push us apart … There is a place we can come together."Youngkin assembled four Republican legislators to help write legislation that could potentially attract bipartisan support in a legislature. In the state, the GOP has a 52-48 majority in the House of Delegates while Democrats have a 21-19 edge in the Senate.Read Full StoryMan uses truck to repeatedly block entrance to Mississippi's only abortion clinic as tensions run high after Roe v. Wade rulingA man blocked the entrance to the Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi's only abortion clinic, with his truck on June 25, 2022 after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade earlier in the week.Kenneth NiemeyerJACKSON, MS — A man used his truck to block the entrance to Mississippi's only abortion clinic on Saturday as tensions continue to run high at the clinic after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade earlier in the week.The Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, has vowed to remain open for at least nine more days after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe V. Wade, a landmark decision that legalized abortion nationally. Mississippi has a trigger law that requires the state attorney general to certify the Supreme Court's decision and allows for the clinic to remain open for 10 days after the certification.Pro-life demonstrators continued to clash with clinic volunteer escorts, who call themselves Pink House Defenders, on Saturday. The clinic, housed in a large pink building, is commonly referred to locally as the Pink House.A man in a white truck blocked the entrance to the clinic at least twice on Saturday.Read Full StoryDemocratic lawmakers urge FTC to investigate Apple and Google over mobile tracking data practices targeting abortion seekersDaniil Dubov/Getty ImagesFour Democratic lawmakers on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google's mobile tacking practices regarding abortion seekers. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Sara Jacobs of California wrote a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan — accusing Apple and Google of collecting and selling "Hundreds of millions of mobile phone users' data." The lawmakers argued that for individuals seeking abortion services in states where abortion would be illegal it is essential that their data won't fall into the wrong hands.Read Full StorySens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, who voted to confirm justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, say they were misled on Roe v. WadeSen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesCentrist Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin criticized Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, suggesting they felt misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.Collins, a Maine Republican, and Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, both voted to confirm Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. Both senators are pro-choice and said that the justices had assured them they believed Roe v Wade was settled law."I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent. I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans," Manchin said in a statement.Manchin, a self-described centrist, was one of three Democrats to vote to confirm Gorsuch in 2017 and the only Democrat who voted to confirm Kavanaugh in 2018. Kavanaugh's 50-48 confirmation vote was historically close.Manchin said that while he is personally pro-life, he would "support legislation that would codify the rights Roe v. Wade previously protected."Read Full StorySenators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith call on Biden to 'declare a public health emergency' now that Roe v Wade 'is gone'Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, and Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn.Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)US Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tina Smith of Minnesota are calling on President Joe Biden to  "declare a public health emergency," following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.In an op-ed for the New York Times on Saturday, the Democratic senators said that "with the release of the Dobbs decision," the US is facing " a perilous time that threatens millions of women across this nation.""We urge the president to declare a public health emergency to protect abortion access for all Americans, unlocking critical resources and authority that states and the federal government can use to meet the surge in demand for reproductive health services. The danger is real, and Democrats must meet it with the urgency it deserves," Warren and Smith wrote. The senators blamed the reversal of Roe v. Wade on "right-wing politicians and their allies" who they said "have spent decades scheming."Read Full StorySearches for how to move to Canada from the US spike by over 850% after Roe v. Wade rulingMary Meisenzahl/InsiderSearches for how to move to Canada spiked over 850% on Google after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v Wade, Axios reported. Citing Simon Rogers' Google Trends newsletter, Axios reported that searches for  "How to become a Canadian citizen" also rose by 550% as of Friday evening.In a 5-4 majority opinion, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 50-year-old landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.Read Full StoryA pickup truck driver in Iowa ploughed into pro-choice protesters opposing the overturning of Roe v. Wade abortion rightsProtesters approach a pickup truck that attempted to run over abortion-rights protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Isacc Davis via ReutersA truck drove into a group of pro-choice protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, leading to at least one woman being hospitalized. The group of mostly women protesters was demonstrating against the landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade when an unidentified man driving a black Ford truck drove into them.In videos of the incident, protesters can be seen trying to stand in the car's way and shouting at the driver to stop. He accelerates and a protester is knocked to the ground.Read Full StoryBill Gates and George Soros among billionaires denouncing Roe v. Wade decisionBill Gates voiced opposition to the Roe v. Wade decision, while Warren Buffett is reportedly planning a big investment in abortion rights.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesSome of America's most prominent billionaires have denounced the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as Warren Buffett reportedly sets in motion plans for big donations to reproductive rights.Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and George Soros all tweeted their opposition to the Supreme Court decision to roll back abortion rights nationally, overturning a near-50-year precedent. Bill Gates tweeted: "This is a sad day. Reversing Roe v. Wade is an unjust and unacceptable setback. And it puts women's lives at risk, especially the most disadvantaged."Read Full StoryMeta bans staff from open discussion of Roe v. Wade decision and is deleting internal messages that mention abortion: reportMeta has disallowed employees to discuss abortion on internal messaging system.Joan Cros/Getty ImagesMeta has warned employees not to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on its internal system and deleting messages that do so, The New York Times reported.Managers cited a policy that put "strong guardrails around social, political and sensitive conversations" in the workplace, according to company insiders, the newspaper reported. Read Full StoryVatican praises US Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade, says it 'challenges the whole world'Pope Francis gestures, during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 23, 2022.Alessandra Tarantino/Associated PressThe Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life has praised the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade which protected abortion rights for women. They also called that legislation ensures that those giving birth are given the support needed to keep and care for their children. In a statement released on Twitter, the Catholic organization said "The fact that a large country with a long democratic tradition has changed its position on this issue also challenges the whole world."Read Full Story The Arizona State Senate had to be evacuated after tear gas police deployed on protesters spread into the buildingArizona State Capitol Building at sunrise, features Winged Victory statue and was modeled after Greek statue Nike of Samothrace.Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images GroupThe Arizona State Senate Building in Phoenix was evacuated on Friday after police deployed tear gas at demonstrators.A video posted on social media by Republican State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita shows dozens of people protesting outside the government building in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryObergefell, the plaintiff in the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling, said it's 'quite telling' Clarence Thomas omitted the case that legalized interracial marriage after saying the courts should go after other right to privacy casesAssociate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas arrive at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021.Drew Angerer/Getty ImageJim Obergefell, the plaintiff behind the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, said Friday that Justice Clarence Thomas omitted Loving v. Virginia on his list of  Supreme Court decisions to "reconsider" because it "affects him personally." "That affects him personally, but he doesn't care about the LGBTQ+ community," Obergefell said on MSNBC's "The Reid Out."Read Full StoryStanding among protestors after the fall of Roe vs. Wade, AOC calls on Biden to create abortion clinics on federal landRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to abortion-rights activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday called on President Biden to create abortion clinics on federal land, following the landmark Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade and removed federal abortion protections. Speaking to a crowd of protestors gathered in New York's Union Square, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez encouraged people to "be relentless to restore and guarantee all of our rights." She detailed her own experience after sexual assault in her 20s, when she was grateful that abortion would have been an option for her if she needed it, and pushed for federal action to preserve access to reproductive healthcare.  Read Full StoryThe states passing strict abortion bans have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the countryPRODUCTION - 17 April 2021, Berlin: A midwife listens to the heart tones of an unborn child with an ultrasound device. The woman is in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy and is lying on a bed in the midwife's office. 5.5.2021 is International Midwifery Day, which is intended to draw attention to the importance of the profession.Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty ImagesWith Friday's Supreme court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade – the landmark case guaranteeing a right to abortion – 13 states with automatic trigger laws enacted total or near-total bans on abortions. The surge of new abortion bans and clinic closures has highlighted the recent rise in America's maternal mortality rates that are disproportionately affecting women of color and have placed the US first in maternal deaths among all developed nations.Read Full StoryPro-choice advocates come out in force vowing to continue the fight after the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. WadeA massive crowd gathered in New York's Washington Square Park, hours after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.Anna Watts for InsiderHours after the Supreme Court announced it had struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, throngs of pro-choice Americans took to the streets vowing to continue the fight. In New York's Washington Square Park, a somber and angry crowd began assembling at 5 p.m. ET. They held handwritten signs with words like "Betrayed" or "My corpse has more rights." Some were smeared with red paint.Read Full StoryWhich Supreme Court justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade? Here's where all 9 judges standReproductive rights activists hold cut out photos of the Supreme Court justices as oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization case are held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 majority opinion that guts federal abortion rights protections previously upheld by the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling.The conservative majority voted to uphold the Mississippi law at the heart of the case which seeks to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a contradiction to the standard set by Roe, which allowed abortions until about 24 weeks of pregnancy, at which point a fetus could feasibly survive outside the womb. Six justices ruled in favor of upholding Mississippi's 15-week ban, but it was the majority opinion of five judges that ultimately led to the total overhaul of Roe v. Wade. Read the full story to find out how each justice voted. READ FULL STORYThis map shows where abortion is illegal, protected, or under threat across all 50 US statesPro-life and abortion-rights advocates crowd the Supreme Court building after Roe v. Wade was overturned Friday morning.Brandon Bell/Getty ImagesOn Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the near 50-year-old court ruling that legalized abortion across all 50 US states.Some states have been preparing for years for the possibility that Roe could be overturned.A handful of states had trigger laws designed to immediately ban abortions within their borders once the decision was reversed. Some "sanctuary states," like New York, put in place legal framework that would protect abortion, even if Roe were overturned. In other areas of the country, it isn't totally clear what happens next — abortion isn't legally protected, but it's also not expressly forbidden.Read Full StoryThe Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, but the vast majority of Americans don't even know who the court's justices areSeated from left: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left: Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide.But recent polling suggests that the vast majority of American voters don't even know who these influential justices are, highlighting an apparent disconnect between the nation's top court and the very people affected by its rulings.Ahead of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate confirmation earlier this year, C-SPAN and Pierrepont Consulting & Analytics surveyed more than 1,000 likely voters to gauge the public's interest in and awareness of the Supreme Court's work and relevance. While 84% of voters said the Supreme Court's decisions affect their everyday life, far fewer respondents could provide basic details about the court's history or inner workings.Keep ReadingWisconsin patients who were scheduled to receive abortions were turned away in the waiting room after Roe v. Wade was overturnedA volunteer escort outside Affiliated Medical Services, a Milwaukee abortion clinic, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Milwaukee.AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde FileIn Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood clinics had been scheduling patients through Saturday, June 25, but had stopped scheduling for next week in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, which was leaked in May.When the news broke Friday morning that the court had rendered its opinion, Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said her clinics had patients waiting to receive services."Our team had to go out into the lobby and let those individuals know that they would not be able to access the healthcare that they needed," Atkinson told the local PBS station.Keep ReadingProtestors planning to protest on Justice Clarence Thomas' streetProtestors are planning to head over to Justice Clarence Thomas' house on Friday night after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade."Enraged? Devastated? Pissed the fuck off? So are we," Our Rights DC tweeted on Friday afternoon."Meet us at 5711 Burke Centre Pkwy. 6:30 PM we meet, 7 PM we carpool to the Thomas's street. WEAR A MASK," the human rights organization added. Read Full StoryThe sports world is speaking out against Friday's Supreme Court rulingPro-choice activists protest in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of the US Supreme Court May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSome of the biggest names in sports — from tennis to basketball — are speaking out after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.The Minnesota Lynx's Natalie Achonwa wrote on Twitter that she's "feeling sick & heartbroken" after hearing about the decision. Tennis legend and feminist icon Billie Jean King said on Twitter that it's a "sad day" in the US. The WNBA's Seattle Storm tweeted that they are "furious and ready to fight."Orlando Magic point guard Devin Cannady tweeted that the "country needs to be better," adding in a follow-up note that the ruling is "a POWER grab over WOMEN."Read Full StoryThese organizations are asking for donations after Roe v. Wade was overturnedIn the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, organizations fighting for abortion rights are calling on supporters to donate.Click the link below for some organizations that are asking for help to either fight the ruling or provide access to abortion for women in states where it will be banned. Read Full StoryAttorney General says states can't ban abortion pills that are approved by FDAUS Attorney General Merrick Garland said states can't ban abortion medication mifepristone "based on disagreement" with the US Food and Drug Administration.Garland said on Friday that the FDA already ruled on the pill's "safety and efficacy," so the decision can't be overturned by states that want to restrict abortion access."Women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal," Garland said, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier.He continued: "Moreover, under fundamental First Amendment principles, individuals must remain free to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states."Read Full Story House Democrats sang 'God Bless America' on Capitol steps as crowds protested at Supreme CourtHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a rally celebrating the passage of gun safety legislation as protesters swarm the court just yards away on June 24, 2022.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesHouse Democrats gathered outside the Capitol on Friday to celebrate passing new gun safety legislation, and cheerfully sang "God Bless America."Across the street, however, protesters swarmed the Supreme Court after the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryVideos show police in riot gear head to Supreme Court after decisionCapitol Police in riot gear could be seen marching towards the Supreme Court earlier on Friday after Roe v. Wade was overturned. A video shared to Twitter by CNN correspondent Manu Raju showed dozens of officers march from the Capitol building and to the Court.Law enforcement also closed streets around the high court, where peaceful protesters gathered by the hundreds after the decision. —Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 24, 2022 Read Full StoryMassive protests erupt outside Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade rulingProtesters outside of Supreme CourtCamila DeChalusHundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court on Friday to protest the ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade. Abortion-rights advocates waived green and black signs and shouted "my body, my choice."Across from the abortion-rights protesters, a group of abortion opponents wore red shirts with white letters that read: "The pro-life generation votes."Read Full StoryThe 13 states with abortion-ban 'trigger laws' are not prepared to enforce themThirteen states with abortion "trigger laws" — where the practice could become illegal — are not prepared for how to go about implementing a ban.An Insider investigation over the last few months found that, through over 100 records requests and reaching out to nearly 80 state and local officials, just one agency could detail any sort of plan. This story is part of an investigative series from Insider examining the demise of abortion rights in so-called "trigger law" states. It was originally published on May 7, 48 days before the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that abortion is no longer a constitutionally protected right. Read all the stories from "The First 13" here.Read Full StoryStates where abortion access will be on the ballot in 2022Abortion-rights supporters chant their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky., Kentucky is one of at least four states with abortion-related ballot measures in 2022.AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, FileAbortion policy will be on the ballot in at least four states during the upcoming 2022 midterm elections — the highest number of abortion-related ballot measures to appear in a year since 1986. Kansas and Kentucky will vote on constitutional amendments to establish no right to an abortion, while Montana will vote on a "born-alive" amendment that would extend personhood to infants "born alive" at any stage.On the other side, voters in Vermont will decide on an amendment that will enshrine the right to an abortion in the state's constitution.Read Full StoryBiden says Americans can have 'the final word' after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. WadePresident Joe BidenStefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden said Friday was a "sad day" for the nation after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and vowed his administration would do everything it can to protect women."With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of the country," Biden said during an address to the nation. He continued: "But this decision must not be the final word," urging Americans to vote.Read Full StoryGetting an abortion is going to get a lot more expensive for many AmericansParticipants hold signs during the Women's March at the US Supreme Court.Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Women's March IncExperts told Insider that the cost of getting an abortion is all but guaranteed to rise after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade. Many who live in states where abortion will become mostly, or entirely, illegal will have to face travel costs if they want a procedure in a different state where it is legal. Wage loss for taking time off to get a procedure is another issue. "You might be salaried and I might be salaried, and you can take time off," said Anna Rupani, executive director of Fund Texas Choice (FTC), a nonprofit organization that pays for low-income Texans' associated abortion costs. "A lot of our clients are living paycheck to paycheck, they're not in salaried positions… they're experiencing wage loss."Read Full StoryPelosi warns 'Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that congressional Republicans want to pass a federal abortion ban into law after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Be aware of this: the Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban," Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing. "They cannot be allowed to have a majority in the Congress to do that. But that's their goal."She continued: "What this means to women is such an insult. It's a slap in the face to women about using their own judgment to make decisions about their reproductive freedom."Read Full StoryTrump reportedly believes overturning Roe v. Wade is 'bad for Republicans'Trump stands with now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the White House after she was sworn in on October 26, 2020.Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday."This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," he told Fox News.Privately, Trump has said that overturning Roe would be "bad for Republicans," according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman and Michael C. Bender.Read Full StoryLead plaintiff in case that made same-sex marriage legal slams Justice Thomas' call for case to be reconsideredThe lead plaintiff in the case that made same-sex marriage legal slammed Justice Clarence Thomas' call for the case to be reconsidered.Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect same-sex marriage, in the wake of Friday's decision to overturn nationwide access to abortions."The millions of loving couples who have the right to marriage equality to form their own families do not need Clarence Thomas imposing his individual twisted morality upon them. If you want to see an error in judgment, Clarence Thomas, look in the mirror," Jim Obergefell said in a statement obtained by HuffPost.Read Full StoryMichelle Obama said she is 'heartbroken' after the Supreme Court's decisionFormer first lady Michelle ObamaJae C. Hong/Associated PressFormer First Lady Michelle Obama said she is "heartbroken" after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.She said before Roe was established, women "risked their lives getting illegal abortions.""That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now here we are again," Obama wrote in her statement. "So yes, I am heartbroken — for the teenage girl full of zest and promise, who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions," she added.Read Full StoryAG Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt 'a devastating blow' to abortion rightsAttorney General Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt a "devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States" by eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.Garland said in a statement that the Justice Department disagreed with the decision and predicted that it "will have an immediate and irreversible impact on the lives of people across the country.""And it will be greatly disproportionate in its effect – with the greatest burdens felt by people of color and those of limited financial means," he added.Read Full StorySenate announces hearing 'to explore the grim reality of a post-Roe America'The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced a hearing to explore the "grim reality" of life in the US in the aftermath of Friday's Supreme Court ruling."Today's decision eliminates a federally protected constitutional right that has been the law for nearly half a century," said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in a statement.He continued: "As a result, millions of Americans are waking up in a country where they have fewer rights than their parents and grandparents."The hearing is set for July 12, a day after the Senate returns from a two-week July 4 recess.Read Full StoryBiden to deliver remarks on Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. WadePresident Joe Biden will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The White House told reporters that he plans to speak about "the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade."Read Full StoryVarious politicians react to Friday's Supreme Court decision to overturn RoeCurrent and former politicians from both sides of the aisle are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.Sen. Lindsey Graham said the decision is "a long overdue constitutional correction allowing for elected officials in the states to decide issues of life." Roe was "constitutionally unsound from its inception," he said. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Friday "one of the darkest days our country has ever seen." "Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court," he said in a statement shared with Insider.  Read Full StoryNancy Pelosi and other Democrats are using the Supreme Court decision as a fundraising opportunity for the 2022 midtermsUS Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks in front of the steps to the House of Representatives with congressional members to speak on the Roe v. Wade issue May 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats are using the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a fundraising opportunity ahead of the fall midterms. "Can you chip in $15 so we can WIN these midterms and finally codify reproductive rights into law?" Pelosi wrote supporters."Our ONLY option is to marshal a response so historic — 100,000 gifts before midnight — that we DEFEAT every anti-choice Republican that made this happen, EXPAND our Majorities, and FINALLY codify our reproductive rights into law. So, can I expect to see your name on my "Pro-Choice Champion" list tomorrow morning?"Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood president slams Supreme Court decisionAlexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, addresses abortion-rights supporters at the "Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally" at Los Angeles City Hall, Saturday, May 14, 2022.AP Photo/Damian DovarganesPlanned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson said the Supreme Court gave politicians "permission to control what we do with our bodies" after the Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Due to centuries of racism and systemic discrimination, we already know who will feel the consequences of this horrific decision most acutely: Black, Latino and Indigenous communities, people with disabilities, those living in rural areas, young people, immigrants and those having difficulties making ends meet," she said. "All of our freedoms are on the line," she added. Read Full StoryDC police are fully activated in response to protests from the Supreme Court decisionPro-choice signs hang on a police barricade at the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2022.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesThe Washington, D.C. Police Department has been fully activated after protests broke out over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Metropolitan Police Department said in an alert that it would "be fully activated to support expected First Amendment demonstrations," and added that "all members should be prepared to work extended tours as necessary" through Tuesday, June 28. A heavy police presence could be seen outside the Supreme Court Friday morning.Read Full StoryBarack Obama says overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on 'essential freedoms of millions of Americans'Former president Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and urged people to vote and "join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years.""Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues — attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans," he wrote on Twitter. He continued: "Join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years — and act. Stand with them at a local protest. Volunteer with one of their organizations. Knock on doors for a candidate you believe in. Vote on or before November 8 and in every other election. Because in the end, if we want judges who will protect all, and not just some, of our rights, then we've got to elect officials committed to doing the same."Read Full StoryStoking fears of violence, Marjorie Taylor Greene credits Trump for the end of RoeFar-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene praised former President Donald Trump and demonized Democrats in her live reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade."Thank you President Trump," Greene said to a pro-Trump YouTube channel. "God bless you. This got overturned today because of your great work as president, and we want him back.""I do fear for the safety of people here in D.C.," she said, speculating without citing any evidence that Democrats will riot. Read Full StoryHillary Clinton says decision to overturn Roe will 'live in infamy' and is a 'step backward' for women's rightsExecutive Producer Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during "Below The Belt" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on May 24, 2022 in New York City.Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesHillary Clinton said Friday's Supreme Court ruling is a "step backward" for women's rights."Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors," she tweeted after the decision. She continued: "Today's Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights."Read Full StoryFriday's decision could undo much of women's economic progress since the 1970sAbortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have enormous consequences for women's economic progress.Experts told Insider before the ruling that research points to the fact that abortion legalization has greatly contributed to women's progress in many ways, like reducing rates of teen motherhood and maternal mortality, increasing rates of workforce participation, earnings, and educational attainment."This is going to create just a perfect storm of concentrated human misery," said Kimberly Kelly, a sociology professor focused on abortion politics at a Mississippi college, before Friday's decision, adding that overturning Roe means "abortion is going to become a function of class privilege."Read Full StorySupreme Court's liberal justices warn more rights are at stake with the end of Roe v. WadeThe Supreme Court's three liberal justices warned in a dissent that other rights could be on the line after Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Whatever the exact scope of the coming laws, one result of today's decision is certain: the curtailment of women's rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens," read the dissenting opinion authored by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan."No one should be confident that this majority is done with its work," they wrote. "The right Roe and Casey recognized does not stand alone."Read Full StoryChief Justice John Roberts says Supreme Court went too far in taking 'the dramatic step' of overturning Roe v. WadeChief Justice John Roberts.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesChief Justice John Roberts said he felt the Supreme Court's five other conservatives went too far in their decision to overturn Roe v. Wade."The Court's decision to overrule Roe and Casey is a serious jolt to the legal system — regardless of how you view those cases," Roberts wrote in his concurring opinion that was released on Friday along with the majority opinion.He continued: "A narrower decision rejecting the misguided viability line would be markedly less unsettling, and nothing more is needed to decide this case."Read Full StoryPence says the overturning of Roe v. Wade has 'righted a historic wrong'Former Vice President Mike Pence said the Supreme Court "righted a historic wrong" when it undid nearly 50 years of abortion rights nationwide on Friday."Now that Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the ash heap of history, a new arena in the cause of life has emerged and it is incumbent on all who cherish the sanctity of life to resolve that we will take the defense of the unborn and support for women in crisis pregnancies to every state Capitol in America," Pence said in the statement, in one of the first reactions from a politician. Read Full StoryJustice Thomas says Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception and same-sex marriageJustice Clarence ThomasDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesJustice Clarence Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage, in a concurring opinion with the ruling to overturn the precedent set in Roe v. Wade."For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," the conservative justice wrote. Read Full StorySupreme Court overturns 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade rulingThe Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion.The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the decades-old ruling by siding with Mississippi and other states that had passed restrictive anti-abortion laws."The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the Friday ruling said. The ruling now leaves the legality of abortion up to state legislatures. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe.A leaked draft majority opinion obtained by Politico last month seemed to show the court was set to overturn Roe — immediately galvanizing nationwide protests along with condemnation by Democratic lawmakers.Read Full StoryRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Live updates: Texas abortion clinic staff describe how patients "begged for help" when after Roe v. Wade fell — report

The Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that granted a nationwide, constitutional right to an abortion. Abortion rights and anti-abortion rights activists fill the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside on June 25, 2022, in Washington, DC.Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on last week. The 1973 landmark ruling established the constitutional right to an abortion. Over a dozen states have laws meant to immediately outlaw abortion upon a reversal of Roe. The Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion. The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the ruling as the nation's highest court sided with Mississippi and other states, which passed restrictive anti-abortion laws.Immediately after last week's ruling, politicians on both sides of the aisle issued statements — with Republicans praising the Supreme Court and Democrats slamming the decision. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe, as the legality of abortion is now left up to state legislatures. Olivia Rodrigo calls out SCOTUS justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade with a rendition of 'F--- You'Olivia Rodrigo performing at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday.Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage via Getty ImagesPop star Olivia Rodrigo on Saturday sent a message to the Supreme Court justices responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade, calling them out during her set at the Glastonbury music festival. Rodrigo invited her guest, British singer Lily Allen, on stage and the pair performed Allen's 2009 song, "Fuck You" — but not before Rodrigo named all five SCOTUS justices who helped gut the landmark ruling that protected abortion rights in America."Today is a very, very special day. This is actually my first Glastonbury," Rodrigo said. "But I'm also equally as heartbroken over what happened in America yesterday." Rodrigo told the crowd that the SCOTUS decision infringed on a woman's ability to secure a safe abortion, which she called a basic human right. Read Full StoryAfter Roe fell, Steve Bannon called for an 'army of the awakened' to 'shatter' DemocratsIn a Gettr post, Steve Bannon urged "patriots" to take advantage of the "Roe momentum" to win the MAGA movement a "massive victory" at the midterm elections.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesRight-wing figure Steve Bannon has called for an "army of the awakened" to "shatter" the Democratic party in post-Roe America. Bannon made a post on Gettr on Saturday lauding the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, a controversial decision that has led to abortion being halted in some states.In his post, Bannon called on "the army of the awakened" to rally and capitalize on the verdict. "This is the key take-away for MAGA … the pro-abortion movement is shattered and is now turning in on itself — because for 50 years they didn't have to work— the Courts and Regime Media covered for them — now The Abyss," Bannon wrote."That's the Democratic Party in November— we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shatter it into a million small pieces," Bannon added, referring to the upcoming midterm elections.Read Full StoryTexas abortion clinic staff describe how patients 'begged for help' when Roe v. Wade was overturned: reportA patient at the Alamo Women's Reproductive Services Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, is informed by a staff member on Friday that the clinic can no longer provide her with an abortion.Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesStaff at an abortion clinic in Texas said they had to turn away people seeking abortions away just minutes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.Speaking to The 19th, an independent news organization, clinic administrator Andrea Gallegos described how she had to turn away a dozen patients waiting in the lobby of the Alamo Women's Reproductive Services clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Gallegos told The 19th that she and the clinic's staff had to tell the people gathered that, because of the ruling, "unfortunately, your geographical location affects your bodily autonomy." Per the outlet, Gallegos described the scene at the clinic as being one of "complete despair," with people screaming, crying, and begging for help.Read Full Story'Full House' star Jodie Sweetin was thrown to the ground by LAPD during freeway protest for abortion rightsJodie Sweetin told People that she was "proud" of those who showed up to protest.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesLos Angeles Police Department officers shoved Jodie Sweetin onto the ground of a freeway in Los Angeles on Saturday during an abortion rights protest, video shows.The "Full House" and "Fuller House" star, wearing all black with a black backpack, can be seen in a video of the incident with a megaphone in hand when a couple of LAPD officers shove her to the ground. Protesters can be heard yelling "Jodie, you good?" and  "What the f*** is wrong with you guys?"Sweetin is then picked up and the crowd immediately begins to chant "no justice, no peace."Read Full StorySince the Roe ruling a gynecology clinic in Texas has received increased requests for permanent sterilization: 'I sense that they're scared'Protesters march during an abortion-rights rally on June 25, 2022 in Austin, Texas.Sergio Flores/Getty ImagesA women's health clinic in Austin, Texas, has received dozens of requests for permanent sterilizations after Friday's decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion. After the Women's Health Domain closed on Friday evening for the weekend, it received 109 new patient requests, the majority of which were requesting tubal ligation, or permanent sterilization. Read Full StoryThe impact of Kavanaugh's confirmation on the 2018 elections may reveal how the reversal of Roe v. Wade could impact this year's midtermsU.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesAs political analysts seek to understand the possible impact of Roe v. Wade being overturned on this year's midterm elections, some suggest that data from 2018 may reveal possible trends. In 2018, following the contentious confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — who was accused of sexual assault by Christine Ford — 40 Republican US House seats flipped to Democratic candidates. GOP candidates led in polls taken prior to the hearings and went on to lose in November in 27 of those races, indicating increased mobilization among partisan voters following the hearings.  Read Full StoryLindsey Graham said Alito's abortion opinion was correct for distinguishing Roe from same-sex marriage and contraception rulingsRepublican Sen. Lindsey Graham.J. Scott Applewhite/APRepublican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday that Justice Samuel Alito, unlike Justice Clarence Thomas, was correct for saying same-sex marriage and contraception would not be affected by the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In his concurring opinion on the ruling, Thomas wrote "we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents" for cases regarding contraceptive access, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage.Read Full StoryAOC says Supreme Court justices who lied under oath must face consequences for 'impeachable offense'U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).Alex Wong/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday said she believes it's an "impeachable offense" for a Supreme Court justice to lie under oath. Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin said they felt misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch during their individual confirmation hearings. The two senators, both pro-choice, voted to confirm Kavanaugh and Gorsuch because they assured them that they believed Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide, was law. Both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, however, voted to strike down Roe earlier this week.Ocasio-Cortez, speaking in an interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press," said she believes the court is facing a "crisis of legitimacy" and justices must face consequences if they lie under oath. "If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under oath and secure lifetime appointments to the highest court of the land and then issue, without basis," she said, "we must see that through. There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and a hostile takeover of our democratic institutions."Read Full StoryElizabeth Warren: Supreme Court 'set a torch' to the last of its legitimacySen. Elizabeth Warren.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesSen. Elizabeth Warren said the US Supreme Court has lost all legitimacy following the rollback of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide.Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, Warren suggested that Republicans have tried to stack the Supreme Court with justices who would be against abortion. "The Republicans have been very overt about trying to get people through the court who didn't have a published record on Roe, but who they knew — wink wink nod nod — were going to be extremist on the issue of Roe v. Wade." Warren said. "And that is exactly what we have ended up with.""This court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they may still have had," Warren continued. "They just took the last of it and set a torch to it with the Roe v. Wade opinion."Read Full StoryAn abortion clinic in North Dakota has raised more than $500,000 in two days to fund its move to MinnesotaActivists march along Constitution Avenue to the US Supreme Court on May 14, 2022.Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesAn abortion clinic based in North Dakota has raised more than $550,000 to fund its move in the two days since the Supreme Court's decision to roll back Roe v. Wade. The Red River Women's Clinic of Fargo, North Dakota, set up a GoFundMe to assist with a planned move to Moorhead, Minnesota. North Dakota is one of the at least 13 states that has a "trigger" law, which immediately bans abortions following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. But moving out of North Dakota means there will no longer be an operating abortion clinic in the state. READ FULL STORYThe overturning of Roe v. Wade will 'exacerbate the mental health crisis' in the US, American Psychological Association saysRear view of an unrecognizable abused woman sitting on her bed looking out the window. - stock photoAlvaro Medina Jurado/ Getty ImagesThe American Psychological Association warned on Friday that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will exacerbate mental health in the United States.Research suggests that "adding barriers to accessing abortion services may increase symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression," APA President Frank C. Wornell said in a statement."We are alarmed that the justices would nullify Roe despite decades of scientific research demonstrating that people who are denied abortions are more likely to experience higher levels of anxiety, lower life satisfaction and lower self-esteem compared with those who are able to obtain abortions," Wornell added. READ FULL STORYTrump congratulated his conservative Supreme Court justice picks for their 'courage' amid the overturn of Roe v. WadeFormer President Donald Trump.AP Photo/Joe MaioranaFormer President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked his three conservative justice picks on the Supreme Court, all of whom voted to overturn Roe v. Wade."Yesterday the court handed down a victory for the Constitution, a victory for the rule of law, and above all, a victory for life," Trump said during a rally in Mendon, Illinois. "Thanks to the courage found within the United States Supreme Court, this long divisive issue will be decided by the states and by the American people," he added.He congratulated his three picks — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — and praised the decision.READ FULL STORYAOC recalls thanking God she had the choice to get an abortion when she took a pregnancy test after being rapedRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday shared a personal sexual assault story during a pro-abortion rights rally, saying she felt grateful she had the freedom to obtain an abortion if she needed one in that moment. "I myself, when I was about 22 or 23 years old, was raped while I was living here in New York City," she told a crowd in New York's City Union Square Park. "I was completely alone. I felt completely alone. In fact, I felt so alone that I had to take a pregnancy test in a public bathroom in midtown Manhattan.""When I sat there waiting for what the result would be, all I could think was thank God I have, at least, a choice," she continued. "Thank God I could, at least, have the freedom to choose my destiny."READ FULL STORYGloria Steinem slams Roe v. Wade repeal, says 'there is no democracy' without the right to choseGloria Steinem was one of the most important activists of the Women's Movement.Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesJournalist and feminist leader Gloria Steinem has slammed the impact of repealing Roe v. Wade will have on democracy, in an email to AP."Obviously, without the right of women and men to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy," she said. She has called for action to fight the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, protecting US abortion rights."Banning abortions does not stop the need. It just bans their safety."Read Full StoryGOP privately worrying overturning Roe v. Wade could impact midterms: 'This is a losing issue for Republicans,' report saysProtests outside of the Supreme Court after it overturned Roe v. WadeCamila DeChalusWhile Republicans are publicly celebrating the overturning of Roe v. Wade, some are privately worrying that the timing could negatively impact the November midterms. Some Republicans fear the abortion ruling could give Democrats ammunition to attack them and mobilize voters, Politico reported, based on interviews with more than a dozen GOP strategists and officials."This is not a conversation we want to have," Republican strategist John Thomas told Politico. "We want to have a conversation about the economy. We want to have a conversation about Joe Biden, about pretty much anything else besides Roe. This is a losing issue for Republicans."Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood sues Utah to stop trigger law that makes abortion a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prisonPro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Planned Parenthood Association of Utah is suing to stop the state's "trigger law" abortion ban that took effect on Friday following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.The Utah law makes abortions, with limited exceptions, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Read Full StoryMany Republicans rejoiced at Roe being overturned but these 4 GOP governors want to protect the right to abortionGov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FileAfter Friday's Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling, which revoked the constitutional right to abortion, many Republicans celebrated it as a win. The GOP has long been at the forefront of the fight to restrict abortion access and many Republican-led states have enacted or will enact abortion bans as a result of the decision.Read Full StoryGeorgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explains the change in her position on abortion: There is 'no place in that medical decision for ideology or for politicians'Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to the media during a press conference, May 24, 2022Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesGeorgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explained in a Friday interview with CNN how her perspective on abortion rights has evolved over the years and how she came to support the right to abortion services after being raised in a religious household. "I was very much on the side of anti-abortion, through much of my upbringing. I grew up in Mississippi, in a very religious family, in a religious community," Abrams told CNN host Sara Sidner. "And I was raised to have a very uncritical eye to this question."Read Full StoryWhat is the Hyde Amendment and how is it related to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade?People protest the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade abortion decision in New York City, New York, U.S., June 24, 2022.REUTERS/Caitlin OchsFollowing the Supreme Court's Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there have been renewed calls from lawmakers and activists to abandon the Hyde Amendment, a legislative provision preventing federal funds from being used on abortion services. The Hyde Amendment, named for anti-abortion Congressman Henry Hyde who introduced the provision, was passed in 1976, just four years after the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling that established the right to an abortion. The amendment, which prevents federal funds from services such as Medicaid to be used to provide abortions, was mired in legal challenges for its first years, leading to the Supreme Court case Harris v. McRae. Read Full StoryAfter calls from AOC and other Dems to expand the court, White House says Biden 'does not agree' with the movePresident Joe Biden.Getty ImagesAs calls for remedies to restrictions on abortion access grow, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday that President Joe Biden "does not agree with" expanding the Supreme Court. "I was asked this question yesterday, and I've been asked it before... about expanding the Court. That is something that the President does not agree with. That is not something that he wants to do," Jean-Pierre said during a press briefing on Air Force One.Read Full StoryVirginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin pushes state lawmakers for a 15-week abortion banRepublican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia.AP Photo/Steve HelberRepublican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia on Friday said he would push for a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.Youngkin, who took office earlier this year, said in a statement that the court's decision was an "appropriate" return of power "to the people and their elected representatives in the states.""Virginians do want fewer abortions as opposed to more abortions," the governor said in a meeting at The Washington Post shortly after the decision was made public. "I am not someone who is going to jump in and try to push us apart … There is a place we can come together."Youngkin assembled four Republican legislators to help write legislation that could potentially attract bipartisan support in a legislature. In the state, the GOP has a 52-48 majority in the House of Delegates while Democrats have a 21-19 edge in the Senate.Read Full StoryMan uses truck to repeatedly block entrance to Mississippi's only abortion clinic as tensions run high after Roe v. Wade rulingA man blocked the entrance to the Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi's only abortion clinic, with his truck on June 25, 2022 after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade earlier in the week.Kenneth NiemeyerJACKSON, MS — A man used his truck to block the entrance to Mississippi's only abortion clinic on Saturday as tensions continue to run high at the clinic after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade earlier in the week.The Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, has vowed to remain open for at least nine more days after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe V. Wade, a landmark decision that legalized abortion nationally. Mississippi has a trigger law that requires the state attorney general to certify the Supreme Court's decision and allows for the clinic to remain open for 10 days after the certification.Pro-life demonstrators continued to clash with clinic volunteer escorts, who call themselves Pink House Defenders, on Saturday. The clinic, housed in a large pink building, is commonly referred to locally as the Pink House.A man in a white truck blocked the entrance to the clinic at least twice on Saturday.Read Full StoryDemocratic lawmakers urge FTC to investigate Apple and Google over mobile tracking data practices targeting abortion seekersDaniil Dubov/Getty ImagesFour Democratic lawmakers on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google's mobile tacking practices regarding abortion seekers. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Sara Jacobs of California wrote a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan — accusing Apple and Google of collecting and selling "Hundreds of millions of mobile phone users' data." The lawmakers argued that for individuals seeking abortion services in states where abortion would be illegal it is essential that their data won't fall into the wrong hands.Read Full StorySens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, who voted to confirm justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, say they were misled on Roe v. WadeSen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesCentrist Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin criticized Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, suggesting they felt misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.Collins, a Maine Republican, and Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, both voted to confirm Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. Both senators are pro-choice and said that the justices had assured them they believed Roe v Wade was settled law."I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent. I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans," Manchin said in a statement.Manchin, a self-described centrist, was one of three Democrats to vote to confirm Gorsuch in 2017 and the only Democrat who voted to confirm Kavanaugh in 2018. Kavanaugh's 50-48 confirmation vote was historically close.Manchin said that while he is personally pro-life, he would "support legislation that would codify the rights Roe v. Wade previously protected."Read Full StorySenators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith call on Biden to 'declare a public health emergency' now that Roe v Wade 'is gone'Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, and Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn.Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)US Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tina Smith of Minnesota are calling on President Joe Biden to  "declare a public health emergency," following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.In an op-ed for the New York Times on Saturday, the Democratic senators said that "with the release of the Dobbs decision," the US is facing " a perilous time that threatens millions of women across this nation.""We urge the president to declare a public health emergency to protect abortion access for all Americans, unlocking critical resources and authority that states and the federal government can use to meet the surge in demand for reproductive health services. The danger is real, and Democrats must meet it with the urgency it deserves," Warren and Smith wrote. The senators blamed the reversal of Roe v. Wade on "right-wing politicians and their allies" who they said "have spent decades scheming."Read Full StorySearches for how to move to Canada from the US spike by over 850% after Roe v. Wade rulingMary Meisenzahl/InsiderSearches for how to move to Canada spiked over 850% on Google after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v Wade, Axios reported. Citing Simon Rogers' Google Trends newsletter, Axios reported that searches for  "How to become a Canadian citizen" also rose by 550% as of Friday evening.In a 5-4 majority opinion, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 50-year-old landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.Read Full StoryA pickup truck driver in Iowa ploughed into pro-choice protesters opposing the overturning of Roe v. Wade abortion rightsProtesters approach a pickup truck that attempted to run over abortion-rights protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Isacc Davis via ReutersA truck drove into a group of pro-choice protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, leading to at least one woman being hospitalized. The group of mostly women protesters was demonstrating against the landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade when an unidentified man driving a black Ford truck drove into them.In videos of the incident, protesters can be seen trying to stand in the car's way and shouting at the driver to stop. He accelerates and a protester is knocked to the ground.Read Full StoryBill Gates and George Soros among billionaires denouncing Roe v. Wade decisionBill Gates voiced opposition to the Roe v. Wade decision, while Warren Buffett is reportedly planning a big investment in abortion rights.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesSome of America's most prominent billionaires have denounced the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as Warren Buffett reportedly sets in motion plans for big donations to reproductive rights.Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and George Soros all tweeted their opposition to the Supreme Court decision to roll back abortion rights nationally, overturning a near-50-year precedent. Bill Gates tweeted: "This is a sad day. Reversing Roe v. Wade is an unjust and unacceptable setback. And it puts women's lives at risk, especially the most disadvantaged."Read Full StoryMeta bans staff from open discussion of Roe v. Wade decision and is deleting internal messages that mention abortion: reportMeta has disallowed employees to discuss abortion on internal messaging system.Joan Cros/Getty ImagesMeta has warned employees not to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on its internal system and deleting messages that do so, The New York Times reported.Managers cited a policy that put "strong guardrails around social, political and sensitive conversations" in the workplace, according to company insiders, the newspaper reported. Read Full StoryVatican praises US Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade, says it 'challenges the whole world'Pope Francis gestures, during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 23, 2022.Alessandra Tarantino/Associated PressThe Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life has praised the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade which protected abortion rights for women. They also called that legislation ensures that those giving birth are given the support needed to keep and care for their children. In a statement released on Twitter, the Catholic organization said "The fact that a large country with a long democratic tradition has changed its position on this issue also challenges the whole world."Read Full Story The Arizona State Senate had to be evacuated after tear gas police deployed on protesters spread into the buildingArizona State Capitol Building at sunrise, features Winged Victory statue and was modeled after Greek statue Nike of Samothrace.Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images GroupThe Arizona State Senate Building in Phoenix was evacuated on Friday after police deployed tear gas at demonstrators.A video posted on social media by Republican State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita shows dozens of people protesting outside the government building in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryObergefell, the plaintiff in the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling, said it's 'quite telling' Clarence Thomas omitted the case that legalized interracial marriage after saying the courts should go after other right to privacy casesAssociate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas arrive at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021.Drew Angerer/Getty ImageJim Obergefell, the plaintiff behind the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, said Friday that Justice Clarence Thomas omitted Loving v. Virginia on his list of  Supreme Court decisions to "reconsider" because it "affects him personally." "That affects him personally, but he doesn't care about the LGBTQ+ community," Obergefell said on MSNBC's "The Reid Out."Read Full StoryStanding among protestors after the fall of Roe vs. Wade, AOC calls on Biden to create abortion clinics on federal landRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to abortion-rights activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday called on President Biden to create abortion clinics on federal land, following the landmark Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade and removed federal abortion protections. Speaking to a crowd of protestors gathered in New York's Union Square, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez encouraged people to "be relentless to restore and guarantee all of our rights." She detailed her own experience after sexual assault in her 20s, when she was grateful that abortion would have been an option for her if she needed it, and pushed for federal action to preserve access to reproductive healthcare.  Read Full StoryThe states passing strict abortion bans have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the countryPRODUCTION - 17 April 2021, Berlin: A midwife listens to the heart tones of an unborn child with an ultrasound device. The woman is in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy and is lying on a bed in the midwife's office. 5.5.2021 is International Midwifery Day, which is intended to draw attention to the importance of the profession.Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty ImagesWith Friday's Supreme court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade – the landmark case guaranteeing a right to abortion – 13 states with automatic trigger laws enacted total or near-total bans on abortions. The surge of new abortion bans and clinic closures has highlighted the recent rise in America's maternal mortality rates that are disproportionately affecting women of color and have placed the US first in maternal deaths among all developed nations.Read Full StoryPro-choice advocates come out in force vowing to continue the fight after the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. WadeA massive crowd gathered in New York's Washington Square Park, hours after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.Anna Watts for InsiderHours after the Supreme Court announced it had struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, throngs of pro-choice Americans took to the streets vowing to continue the fight. In New York's Washington Square Park, a somber and angry crowd began assembling at 5 p.m. ET. They held handwritten signs with words like "Betrayed" or "My corpse has more rights." Some were smeared with red paint.Read Full StoryWhich Supreme Court justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade? Here's where all 9 judges standReproductive rights activists hold cut out photos of the Supreme Court justices as oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization case are held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 majority opinion that guts federal abortion rights protections previously upheld by the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling.The conservative majority voted to uphold the Mississippi law at the heart of the case which seeks to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a contradiction to the standard set by Roe, which allowed abortions until about 24 weeks of pregnancy, at which point a fetus could feasibly survive outside the womb. Six justices ruled in favor of upholding Mississippi's 15-week ban, but it was the majority opinion of five judges that ultimately led to the total overhaul of Roe v. Wade. Read the full story to find out how each justice voted. READ FULL STORYThis map shows where abortion is illegal, protected, or under threat across all 50 US statesPro-life and abortion-rights advocates crowd the Supreme Court building after Roe v. Wade was overturned Friday morning.Brandon Bell/Getty ImagesOn Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the near 50-year-old court ruling that legalized abortion across all 50 US states.Some states have been preparing for years for the possibility that Roe could be overturned.A handful of states had trigger laws designed to immediately ban abortions within their borders once the decision was reversed. Some "sanctuary states," like New York, put in place legal framework that would protect abortion, even if Roe were overturned. In other areas of the country, it isn't totally clear what happens next — abortion isn't legally protected, but it's also not expressly forbidden.Read Full StoryThe Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, but the vast majority of Americans don't even know who the court's justices areSeated from left: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left: Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide.But recent polling suggests that the vast majority of American voters don't even know who these influential justices are, highlighting an apparent disconnect between the nation's top court and the very people affected by its rulings.Ahead of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate confirmation earlier this year, C-SPAN and Pierrepont Consulting & Analytics surveyed more than 1,000 likely voters to gauge the public's interest in and awareness of the Supreme Court's work and relevance. While 84% of voters said the Supreme Court's decisions affect their everyday life, far fewer respondents could provide basic details about the court's history or inner workings.Keep ReadingWisconsin patients who were scheduled to receive abortions were turned away in the waiting room after Roe v. Wade was overturnedA volunteer escort outside Affiliated Medical Services, a Milwaukee abortion clinic, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Milwaukee.AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde FileIn Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood clinics had been scheduling patients through Saturday, June 25, but had stopped scheduling for next week in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, which was leaked in May.When the news broke Friday morning that the court had rendered its opinion, Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said her clinics had patients waiting to receive services."Our team had to go out into the lobby and let those individuals know that they would not be able to access the healthcare that they needed," Atkinson told the local PBS station.Keep ReadingProtestors planning to protest on Justice Clarence Thomas' streetProtestors are planning to head over to Justice Clarence Thomas' house on Friday night after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade."Enraged? Devastated? Pissed the fuck off? So are we," Our Rights DC tweeted on Friday afternoon."Meet us at 5711 Burke Centre Pkwy. 6:30 PM we meet, 7 PM we carpool to the Thomas's street. WEAR A MASK," the human rights organization added. Read Full StoryThe sports world is speaking out against Friday's Supreme Court rulingPro-choice activists protest in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of the US Supreme Court May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSome of the biggest names in sports — from tennis to basketball — are speaking out after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.The Minnesota Lynx's Natalie Achonwa wrote on Twitter that she's "feeling sick & heartbroken" after hearing about the decision. Tennis legend and feminist icon Billie Jean King said on Twitter that it's a "sad day" in the US. The WNBA's Seattle Storm tweeted that they are "furious and ready to fight."Orlando Magic point guard Devin Cannady tweeted that the "country needs to be better," adding in a follow-up note that the ruling is "a POWER grab over WOMEN."Read Full StoryThese organizations are asking for donations after Roe v. Wade was overturnedIn the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, organizations fighting for abortion rights are calling on supporters to donate.Click the link below for some organizations that are asking for help to either fight the ruling or provide access to abortion for women in states where it will be banned. Read Full StoryAttorney General says states can't ban abortion pills that are approved by FDAUS Attorney General Merrick Garland said states can't ban abortion medication mifepristone "based on disagreement" with the US Food and Drug Administration.Garland said on Friday that the FDA already ruled on the pill's "safety and efficacy," so the decision can't be overturned by states that want to restrict abortion access."Women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal," Garland said, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier.He continued: "Moreover, under fundamental First Amendment principles, individuals must remain free to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states."Read Full Story House Democrats sang 'God Bless America' on Capitol steps as crowds protested at Supreme CourtHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a rally celebrating the passage of gun safety legislation as protesters swarm the court just yards away on June 24, 2022.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesHouse Democrats gathered outside the Capitol on Friday to celebrate passing new gun safety legislation, and cheerfully sang "God Bless America."Across the street, however, protesters swarmed the Supreme Court after the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryVideos show police in riot gear head to Supreme Court after decisionCapitol Police in riot gear could be seen marching towards the Supreme Court earlier on Friday after Roe v. Wade was overturned. A video shared to Twitter by CNN correspondent Manu Raju showed dozens of officers march from the Capitol building and to the Court.Law enforcement also closed streets around the high court, where peaceful protesters gathered by the hundreds after the decision. —Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 24, 2022 Read Full StoryMassive protests erupt outside Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade rulingProtesters outside of Supreme CourtCamila DeChalusHundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court on Friday to protest the ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade. Abortion-rights advocates waived green and black signs and shouted "my body, my choice."Across from the abortion-rights protesters, a group of abortion opponents wore red shirts with white letters that read: "The pro-life generation votes."Read Full StoryThe 13 states with abortion-ban 'trigger laws' are not prepared to enforce themThirteen states with abortion "trigger laws" — where the practice could become illegal — are not prepared for how to go about implementing a ban.An Insider investigation over the last few months found that, through over 100 records requests and reaching out to nearly 80 state and local officials, just one agency could detail any sort of plan. This story is part of an investigative series from Insider examining the demise of abortion rights in so-called "trigger law" states. It was originally published on May 7, 48 days before the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that abortion is no longer a constitutionally protected right. Read all the stories from "The First 13" here.Read Full StoryStates where abortion access will be on the ballot in 2022Abortion-rights supporters chant their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky., Kentucky is one of at least four states with abortion-related ballot measures in 2022.AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, FileAbortion policy will be on the ballot in at least four states during the upcoming 2022 midterm elections — the highest number of abortion-related ballot measures to appear in a year since 1986. Kansas and Kentucky will vote on constitutional amendments to establish no right to an abortion, while Montana will vote on a "born-alive" amendment that would extend personhood to infants "born alive" at any stage.On the other side, voters in Vermont will decide on an amendment that will enshrine the right to an abortion in the state's constitution.Read Full StoryBiden says Americans can have 'the final word' after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. WadePresident Joe BidenStefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden said Friday was a "sad day" for the nation after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and vowed his administration would do everything it can to protect women."With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of the country," Biden said during an address to the nation. He continued: "But this decision must not be the final word," urging Americans to vote.Read Full StoryGetting an abortion is going to get a lot more expensive for many AmericansParticipants hold signs during the Women's March at the US Supreme Court.Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Women's March IncExperts told Insider that the cost of getting an abortion is all but guaranteed to rise after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade. Many who live in states where abortion will become mostly, or entirely, illegal will have to face travel costs if they want a procedure in a different state where it is legal. Wage loss for taking time off to get a procedure is another issue. "You might be salaried and I might be salaried, and you can take time off," said Anna Rupani, executive director of Fund Texas Choice (FTC), a nonprofit organization that pays for low-income Texans' associated abortion costs. "A lot of our clients are living paycheck to paycheck, they're not in salaried positions… they're experiencing wage loss."Read Full StoryPelosi warns 'Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that congressional Republicans want to pass a federal abortion ban into law after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Be aware of this: the Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban," Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing. "They cannot be allowed to have a majority in the Congress to do that. But that's their goal."She continued: "What this means to women is such an insult. It's a slap in the face to women about using their own judgment to make decisions about their reproductive freedom."Read Full StoryTrump reportedly believes overturning Roe v. Wade is 'bad for Republicans'Trump stands with now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the White House after she was sworn in on October 26, 2020.Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday."This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," he told Fox News.Privately, Trump has said that overturning Roe would be "bad for Republicans," according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman and Michael C. Bender.Read Full StoryLead plaintiff in case that made same-sex marriage legal slams Justice Thomas' call for case to be reconsideredThe lead plaintiff in the case that made same-sex marriage legal slammed Justice Clarence Thomas' call for the case to be reconsidered.Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect same-sex marriage, in the wake of Friday's decision to overturn nationwide access to abortions."The millions of loving couples who have the right to marriage equality to form their own families do not need Clarence Thomas imposing his individual twisted morality upon them. If you want to see an error in judgment, Clarence Thomas, look in the mirror," Jim Obergefell said in a statement obtained by HuffPost.Read Full StoryMichelle Obama said she is 'heartbroken' after the Supreme Court's decisionFormer first lady Michelle ObamaJae C. Hong/Associated PressFormer First Lady Michelle Obama said she is "heartbroken" after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.She said before Roe was established, women "risked their lives getting illegal abortions.""That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now here we are again," Obama wrote in her statement. "So yes, I am heartbroken — for the teenage girl full of zest and promise, who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions," she added.Read Full StoryAG Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt 'a devastating blow' to abortion rightsAttorney General Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt a "devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States" by eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.Garland said in a statement that the Justice Department disagreed with the decision and predicted that it "will have an immediate and irreversible impact on the lives of people across the country.""And it will be greatly disproportionate in its effect – with the greatest burdens felt by people of color and those of limited financial means," he added.Read Full StorySenate announces hearing 'to explore the grim reality of a post-Roe America'The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced a hearing to explore the "grim reality" of life in the US in the aftermath of Friday's Supreme Court ruling."Today's decision eliminates a federally protected constitutional right that has been the law for nearly half a century," said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in a statement.He continued: "As a result, millions of Americans are waking up in a country where they have fewer rights than their parents and grandparents."The hearing is set for July 12, a day after the Senate returns from a two-week July 4 recess.Read Full StoryBiden to deliver remarks on Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. WadePresident Joe Biden will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The White House told reporters that he plans to speak about "the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade."Read Full StoryVarious politicians react to Friday's Supreme Court decision to overturn RoeCurrent and former politicians from both sides of the aisle are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.Sen. Lindsey Graham said the decision is "a long overdue constitutional correction allowing for elected officials in the states to decide issues of life." Roe was "constitutionally unsound from its inception," he said. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Friday "one of the darkest days our country has ever seen." "Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court," he said in a statement shared with Insider.  Read Full StoryNancy Pelosi and other Democrats are using the Supreme Court decision as a fundraising opportunity for the 2022 midtermsUS Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks in front of the steps to the House of Representatives with congressional members to speak on the Roe v. Wade issue May 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats are using the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a fundraising opportunity ahead of the fall midterms. "Can you chip in $15 so we can WIN these midterms and finally codify reproductive rights into law?" Pelosi wrote supporters."Our ONLY option is to marshal a response so historic — 100,000 gifts before midnight — that we DEFEAT every anti-choice Republican that made this happen, EXPAND our Majorities, and FINALLY codify our reproductive rights into law. So, can I expect to see your name on my "Pro-Choice Champion" list tomorrow morning?"Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood president slams Supreme Court decisionAlexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, addresses abortion-rights supporters at the "Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally" at Los Angeles City Hall, Saturday, May 14, 2022.AP Photo/Damian DovarganesPlanned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson said the Supreme Court gave politicians "permission to control what we do with our bodies" after the Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Due to centuries of racism and systemic discrimination, we already know who will feel the consequences of this horrific decision most acutely: Black, Latino and Indigenous communities, people with disabilities, those living in rural areas, young people, immigrants and those having difficulties making ends meet," she said. "All of our freedoms are on the line," she added. Read Full StoryDC police are fully activated in response to protests from the Supreme Court decisionPro-choice signs hang on a police barricade at the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2022.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesThe Washington, D.C. Police Department has been fully activated after protests broke out over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Metropolitan Police Department said in an alert that it would "be fully activated to support expected First Amendment demonstrations," and added that "all members should be prepared to work extended tours as necessary" through Tuesday, June 28. A heavy police presence could be seen outside the Supreme Court Friday morning.Read Full StoryBarack Obama says overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on 'essential freedoms of millions of Americans'Former president Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and urged people to vote and "join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years.""Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues — attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans," he wrote on Twitter. He continued: "Join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years — and act. Stand with them at a local protest. Volunteer with one of their organizations. Knock on doors for a candidate you believe in. Vote on or before November 8 and in every other election. Because in the end, if we want judges who will protect all, and not just some, of our rights, then we've got to elect officials committed to doing the same."Read Full StoryStoking fears of violence, Marjorie Taylor Greene credits Trump for the end of RoeFar-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene praised former President Donald Trump and demonized Democrats in her live reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade."Thank you President Trump," Greene said to a pro-Trump YouTube channel. "God bless you. This got overturned today because of your great work as president, and we want him back.""I do fear for the safety of people here in D.C.," she said, speculating without citing any evidence that Democrats will riot. Read Full StoryHillary Clinton says decision to overturn Roe will 'live in infamy' and is a 'step backward' for women's rightsExecutive Producer Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during "Below The Belt" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on May 24, 2022 in New York City.Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesHillary Clinton said Friday's Supreme Court ruling is a "step backward" for women's rights."Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors," she tweeted after the decision. She continued: "Today's Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights."Read Full StoryFriday's decision could undo much of women's economic progress since the 1970sAbortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have enormous consequences for women's economic progress.Experts told Insider before the ruling that research points to the fact that abortion legalization has greatly contributed to women's progress in many ways, like reducing rates of teen motherhood and maternal mortality, increasing rates of workforce participation, earnings, and educational attainment."This is going to create just a perfect storm of concentrated human misery," said Kimberly Kelly, a sociology professor focused on abortion politics at a Mississippi college, before Friday's decision, adding that overturning Roe means "abortion is going to become a function of class privilege."Read Full StorySupreme Court's liberal justices warn more rights are at stake with the end of Roe v. WadeThe Supreme Court's three liberal justices warned in a dissent that other rights could be on the line after Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Whatever the exact scope of the coming laws, one result of today's decision is certain: the curtailment of women's rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens," read the dissenting opinion authored by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan."No one should be confident that this majority is done with its work," they wrote. "The right Roe and Casey recognized does not stand alone."Read Full StoryChief Justice John Roberts says Supreme Court went too far in taking 'the dramatic step' of overturning Roe v. WadeChief Justice John Roberts.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesChief Justice John Roberts said he felt the Supreme Court's five other conservatives went too far in their decision to overturn Roe v. Wade."The Court's decision to overrule Roe and Casey is a serious jolt to the legal system — regardless of how you view those cases," Roberts wrote in his concurring opinion that was released on Friday along with the majority opinion.He continued: "A narrower decision rejecting the misguided viability line would be markedly less unsettling, and nothing more is needed to decide this case."Read Full StoryPence says the overturning of Roe v. Wade has 'righted a historic wrong'Former Vice President Mike Pence said the Supreme Court "righted a historic wrong" when it undid nearly 50 years of abortion rights nationwide on Friday."Now that Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the ash heap of history, a new arena in the cause of life has emerged and it is incumbent on all who cherish the sanctity of life to resolve that we will take the defense of the unborn and support for women in crisis pregnancies to every state Capitol in America," Pence said in the statement, in one of the first reactions from a politician. Read Full StoryJustice Thomas says Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception and same-sex marriageJustice Clarence ThomasDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesJustice Clarence Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage, in a concurring opinion with the ruling to overturn the precedent set in Roe v. Wade."For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," the conservative justice wrote. Read Full StorySupreme Court overturns 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade rulingThe Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion.The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the decades-old ruling by siding with Mississippi and other states that had passed restrictive anti-abortion laws."The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the Friday ruling said. The ruling now leaves the legality of abortion up to state legislatures. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe.A leaked draft majority opinion obtained by Politico last month seemed to show the court was set to overturn Roe — immediately galvanizing nationwide protests along with condemnation by Democratic lawmakers.Read Full StoryRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Live updates: Democrats condemn a "crisis of legitimacy" for Supreme Court; Trump praises justices for "courage" amid Roe v. Wade reversal

The Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that granted a nationwide, constitutional right to an abortion. Abortion rights and anti-abortion rights activists fill the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside on June 25, 2022, in Washington, DC.Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on last week. The 1973 landmark ruling established the constitutional right to an abortion. Over a dozen states have laws meant to immediately outlaw abortion upon a reversal of Roe. The Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion. The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the ruling as the nation's highest court sided with Mississippi and other states, which passed restrictive anti-abortion laws.Immediately after last week's ruling, politicians on both sides of the aisle issued statements — with Republicans praising the Supreme Court and Democrats slamming the decision. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe, as the legality of abortion is now left up to state legislatures. AOC says Supreme Court justices who lied under oath must face consequences for 'impeachable offense'U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).Alex Wong/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday said she believes it's an "impeachable offense" for a Supreme Court justice to lie under oath. Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin said they felt misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch during their individual confirmation hearings. The two senators, both pro-choice, voted to confirm Kavanaugh and Gorsuch because they assured them that they believed Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide, was law. Both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, however, voted to strike down Roe earlier this week.Ocasio-Cortez, speaking in an interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press," said she believes the court is facing a "crisis of legitimacy" and justices must face consequences if they lie under oath. "If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under oath and secure lifetime appointments to the highest court of the land and then issue, without basis," she said, "we must see that through. There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and a hostile takeover of our democratic institutions."Read Full StoryElizabeth Warren: Supreme Court 'set a torch' to the last of its legitimacySen. Elizabeth Warren.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesSen. Elizabeth Warren said the US Supreme Court has lost all legitimacy following the rollback of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide.Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, Warren suggested that Republicans have tried to stack the Supreme Court with justices who would be against abortion. "The Republicans have been very overt about trying to get people through the court who didn't have a published record on Roe, but who they knew — wink wink nod nod — were going to be extremist on the issue of Roe v. Wade." Warren said. "And that is exactly what we have ended up with.""This court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they may still have had," Warren continued. "They just took the last of it and set a torch to it with the Roe v. Wade opinion."Read Full StoryAn abortion clinic in North Dakota has raised more than $500,000 in two days to fund its move to MinnesotaActivists march along Constitution Avenue to the US Supreme Court on May 14, 2022.Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesAn abortion clinic based in North Dakota has raised more than $550,000 to fund its move in the two days since the Supreme Court's decision to roll back Roe v. Wade. The Red River Women's Clinic of Fargo, North Dakota, set up a GoFundMe to assist with a planned move to Moorhead, Minnesota. North Dakota is one of the at least 13 states that has a "trigger" law, which immediately bans abortions following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. But moving out of North Dakota means there will no longer be an operating abortion clinic in the state. READ FULL STORYThe overturning of Roe v. Wade will 'exacerbate the mental health crisis' in the US, American Psychological Association saysRear view of an unrecognizable abused woman sitting on her bed looking out the window. - stock photoAlvaro Medina Jurado/ Getty ImagesThe American Psychological Association warned on Friday that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will exacerbate mental health in the United States.Research suggests that "adding barriers to accessing abortion services may increase symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression," APA President Frank C. Wornell said in a statement."We are alarmed that the justices would nullify Roe despite decades of scientific research demonstrating that people who are denied abortions are more likely to experience higher levels of anxiety, lower life satisfaction and lower self-esteem compared with those who are able to obtain abortions," Wornell added. READ FULL STORYTrump congratulated his conservative Supreme Court justice picks for their 'courage' amid the overturn of Roe v. WadeFormer President Donald Trump.AP Photo/Joe MaioranaFormer President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked his three conservative justice picks on the Supreme Court, all of whom voted to overturn Roe v. Wade."Yesterday the court handed down a victory for the Constitution, a victory for the rule of law, and above all, a victory for life," Trump said during a rally in Mendon, Illinois. "Thanks to the courage found within the United States Supreme Court, this long divisive issue will be decided by the states and by the American people," he added.He congratulated his three picks — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — and praised the decision.READ FULL STORYAOC recalls thanking God she had the choice to get an abortion when she took a pregnancy test after being rapedRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday shared a personal sexual assault story during a pro-abortion rights rally, saying she felt grateful she had the freedom to obtain an abortion if she needed one in that moment. "I myself, when I was about 22 or 23 years old, was raped while I was living here in New York City," she told a crowd in New York's City Union Square Park. "I was completely alone. I felt completely alone. In fact, I felt so alone that I had to take a pregnancy test in a public bathroom in midtown Manhattan.""When I sat there waiting for what the result would be, all I could think was thank God I have, at least, a choice," she continued. "Thank God I could, at least, have the freedom to choose my destiny."READ FULL STORYGloria Steinem slams Roe v. Wade repeal, says 'there is no democracy' without the right to choseGloria Steinem was one of the most important activists of the Women's Movement.Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesJournalist and feminist leader Gloria Steinem has slammed the impact of repealing Roe v. Wade will have on democracy, in an email to AP."Obviously, without the right of women and men to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy," she said. She has called for action to fight the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, protecting US abortion rights."Banning abortions does not stop the need. It just bans their safety."Read Full StoryGOP privately worrying overturning Roe v. Wade could impact midterms: 'This is a losing issue for Republicans,' report saysProtests outside of the Supreme Court after it overturned Roe v. WadeCamila DeChalusWhile Republicans are publicly celebrating the overturning of Roe v. Wade, some are privately worrying that the timing could negatively impact the November midterms. Some Republicans fear the abortion ruling could give Democrats ammunition to attack them and mobilize voters, Politico reported, based on interviews with more than a dozen GOP strategists and officials."This is not a conversation we want to have," Republican strategist John Thomas told Politico. "We want to have a conversation about the economy. We want to have a conversation about Joe Biden, about pretty much anything else besides Roe. This is a losing issue for Republicans."Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood sues Utah to stop trigger law that makes abortion a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prisonPro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Planned Parenthood Association of Utah is suing to stop the state's "trigger law" abortion ban that took effect on Friday following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.The Utah law makes abortions, with limited exceptions, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Read Full StoryMany Republicans rejoiced at Roe being overturned but these 4 GOP governors want to protect the right to abortionGov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FileAfter Friday's Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling, which revoked the constitutional right to abortion, many Republicans celebrated it as a win. The GOP has long been at the forefront of the fight to restrict abortion access and many Republican-led states have enacted or will enact abortion bans as a result of the decision.Read Full StoryGeorgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explains the change in her position on abortion: There is 'no place in that medical decision for ideology or for politicians'Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to the media during a press conference, May 24, 2022Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesGeorgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explained in a Friday interview with CNN how her perspective on abortion rights has evolved over the years and how she came to support the right to abortion services after being raised in a religious household. "I was very much on the side of anti-abortion, through much of my upbringing. I grew up in Mississippi, in a very religious family, in a religious community," Abrams told CNN host Sara Sidner. "And I was raised to have a very uncritical eye to this question."Read Full StoryWhat is the Hyde Amendment and how is it related to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade?People protest the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade abortion decision in New York City, New York, U.S., June 24, 2022.REUTERS/Caitlin OchsFollowing the Supreme Court's Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there have been renewed calls from lawmakers and activists to abandon the Hyde Amendment, a legislative provision preventing federal funds from being used on abortion services. The Hyde Amendment, named for anti-abortion Congressman Henry Hyde who introduced the provision, was passed in 1976, just four years after the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling that established the right to an abortion. The amendment, which prevents federal funds from services such as Medicaid to be used to provide abortions, was mired in legal challenges for its first years, leading to the Supreme Court case Harris v. McRae. Read Full StoryAfter calls from AOC and other Dems to expand the court, White House says Biden 'does not agree' with the movePresident Joe Biden.Getty ImagesAs calls for remedies to restrictions on abortion access grow, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday that President Joe Biden "does not agree with" expanding the Supreme Court. "I was asked this question yesterday, and I've been asked it before... about expanding the Court. That is something that the President does not agree with. That is not something that he wants to do," Jean-Pierre said during a press briefing on Air Force One.Read Full StoryVirginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin pushes state lawmakers for a 15-week abortion banRepublican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia.AP Photo/Steve HelberRepublican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia on Friday said he would push for a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.Youngkin, who took office earlier this year, said in a statement that the court's decision was an "appropriate" return of power "to the people and their elected representatives in the states.""Virginians do want fewer abortions as opposed to more abortions," the governor said in a meeting at The Washington Post shortly after the decision was made public. "I am not someone who is going to jump in and try to push us apart … There is a place we can come together."Youngkin assembled four Republican legislators to help write legislation that could potentially attract bipartisan support in a legislature. In the state, the GOP has a 52-48 majority in the House of Delegates while Democrats have a 21-19 edge in the Senate.Read Full StoryMan uses truck to repeatedly block entrance to Mississippi's only abortion clinic as tensions run high after Roe v. Wade rulingA man blocked the entrance to the Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi's only abortion clinic, with his truck on June 25, 2022 after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade earlier in the week.Kenneth NiemeyerJACKSON, MS — A man used his truck to block the entrance to Mississippi's only abortion clinic on Saturday as tensions continue to run high at the clinic after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade earlier in the week.The Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, has vowed to remain open for at least nine more days after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe V. Wade, a landmark decision that legalized abortion nationally. Mississippi has a trigger law that requires the state attorney general to certify the Supreme Court's decision and allows for the clinic to remain open for 10 days after the certification.Pro-life demonstrators continued to clash with clinic volunteer escorts, who call themselves Pink House Defenders, on Saturday. The clinic, housed in a large pink building, is commonly referred to locally as the Pink House.A man in a white truck blocked the entrance to the clinic at least twice on Saturday.Read Full StoryDemocratic lawmakers urge FTC to investigate Apple and Google over mobile tracking data practices targeting abortion seekersDaniil Dubov/Getty ImagesFour Democratic lawmakers on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google's mobile tacking practices regarding abortion seekers. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Sara Jacobs of California wrote a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan — accusing Apple and Google of collecting and selling "Hundreds of millions of mobile phone users' data." The lawmakers argued that for individuals seeking abortion services in states where abortion would be illegal it is essential that their data won't fall into the wrong hands.Read Full StorySens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, who voted to confirm justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, say they were misled on Roe v. WadeSen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesCentrist Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin criticized Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, suggesting they felt misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.Collins, a Maine Republican, and Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, both voted to confirm Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. Both senators are pro-choice and said that the justices had assured them they believed Roe v Wade was settled law."I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent. I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans," Manchin said in a statement.Manchin, a self-described centrist, was one of three Democrats to vote to confirm Gorsuch in 2017 and the only Democrat who voted to confirm Kavanaugh in 2018. Kavanaugh's 50-48 confirmation vote was historically close.Manchin said that while he is personally pro-life, he would "support legislation that would codify the rights Roe v. Wade previously protected."Read Full StorySenators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith call on Biden to 'declare a public health emergency' now that Roe v Wade 'is gone'Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, and Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn.Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)US Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tina Smith of Minnesota are calling on President Joe Biden to  "declare a public health emergency," following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.In an op-ed for the New York Times on Saturday, the Democratic senators said that "with the release of the Dobbs decision," the US is facing " a perilous time that threatens millions of women across this nation.""We urge the president to declare a public health emergency to protect abortion access for all Americans, unlocking critical resources and authority that states and the federal government can use to meet the surge in demand for reproductive health services. The danger is real, and Democrats must meet it with the urgency it deserves," Warren and Smith wrote. The senators blamed the reversal of Roe v. Wade on "right-wing politicians and their allies" who they said "have spent decades scheming."Read Full StorySearches for how to move to Canada from the US spike by over 850% after Roe v. Wade rulingMary Meisenzahl/InsiderSearches for how to move to Canada spiked over 850% on Google after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v Wade, Axios reported. Citing Simon Rogers' Google Trends newsletter, Axios reported that searches for  "How to become a Canadian citizen" also rose by 550% as of Friday evening.In a 5-4 majority opinion, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 50-year-old landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.Read Full StoryA pickup truck driver in Iowa ploughed into pro-choice protesters opposing the overturning of Roe v. Wade abortion rightsProtesters approach a pickup truck that attempted to run over abortion-rights protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Isacc Davis via ReutersA truck drove into a group of pro-choice protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, leading to at least one woman being hospitalized. The group of mostly women protesters was demonstrating against the landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade when an unidentified man driving a black Ford truck drove into them.In videos of the incident, protesters can be seen trying to stand in the car's way and shouting at the driver to stop. He accelerates and a protester is knocked to the ground.Read Full StoryBill Gates and George Soros among billionaires denouncing Roe v. Wade decisionBill Gates voiced opposition to the Roe v. Wade decision, while Warren Buffett is reportedly planning a big investment in abortion rights.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesSome of America's most prominent billionaires have denounced the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as Warren Buffett reportedly sets in motion plans for big donations to reproductive rights.Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and George Soros all tweeted their opposition to the Supreme Court decision to roll back abortion rights nationally, overturning a near-50-year precedent. Bill Gates tweeted: "This is a sad day. Reversing Roe v. Wade is an unjust and unacceptable setback. And it puts women's lives at risk, especially the most disadvantaged."Read Full StoryMeta bans staff from open discussion of Roe v. Wade decision and is deleting internal messages that mention abortion: reportMeta has disallowed employees to discuss abortion on internal messaging system.Joan Cros/Getty ImagesMeta has warned employees not to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on its internal system and deleting messages that do so, The New York Times reported.Managers cited a policy that put "strong guardrails around social, political and sensitive conversations" in the workplace, according to company insiders, the newspaper reported. Read Full StoryVatican praises US Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade, says it 'challenges the whole world'Pope Francis gestures, during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 23, 2022.Alessandra Tarantino/Associated PressThe Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life has praised the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade which protected abortion rights for women. They also called that legislation ensures that those giving birth are given the support needed to keep and care for their children. In a statement released on Twitter, the Catholic organization said "The fact that a large country with a long democratic tradition has changed its position on this issue also challenges the whole world."Read Full Story The Arizona State Senate had to be evacuated after tear gas police deployed on protesters spread into the buildingArizona State Capitol Building at sunrise, features Winged Victory statue and was modeled after Greek statue Nike of Samothrace.Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images GroupThe Arizona State Senate Building in Phoenix was evacuated on Friday after police deployed tear gas at demonstrators.A video posted on social media by Republican State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita shows dozens of people protesting outside the government building in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryObergefell, the plaintiff in the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling, said it's 'quite telling' Clarence Thomas omitted the case that legalized interracial marriage after saying the courts should go after other right to privacy casesAssociate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas arrive at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021.Drew Angerer/Getty ImageJim Obergefell, the plaintiff behind the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, said Friday that Justice Clarence Thomas omitted Loving v. Virginia on his list of  Supreme Court decisions to "reconsider" because it "affects him personally." "That affects him personally, but he doesn't care about the LGBTQ+ community," Obergefell said on MSNBC's "The Reid Out."Read Full StoryStanding among protestors after the fall of Roe vs. Wade, AOC calls on Biden to create abortion clinics on federal landRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to abortion-rights activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday called on President Biden to create abortion clinics on federal land, following the landmark Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade and removed federal abortion protections. Speaking to a crowd of protestors gathered in New York's Union Square, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez encouraged people to "be relentless to restore and guarantee all of our rights." She detailed her own experience after sexual assault in her 20s, when she was grateful that abortion would have been an option for her if she needed it, and pushed for federal action to preserve access to reproductive healthcare.  Read Full StoryThe states passing strict abortion bans have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the countryPRODUCTION - 17 April 2021, Berlin: A midwife listens to the heart tones of an unborn child with an ultrasound device. The woman is in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy and is lying on a bed in the midwife's office. 5.5.2021 is International Midwifery Day, which is intended to draw attention to the importance of the profession.Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty ImagesWith Friday's Supreme court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade – the landmark case guaranteeing a right to abortion – 13 states with automatic trigger laws enacted total or near-total bans on abortions. The surge of new abortion bans and clinic closures has highlighted the recent rise in America's maternal mortality rates that are disproportionately affecting women of color and have placed the US first in maternal deaths among all developed nations.Read Full StoryPro-choice advocates come out in force vowing to continue the fight after the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. WadeA massive crowd gathered in New York's Washington Square Park, hours after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.Anna Watts for InsiderHours after the Supreme Court announced it had struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, throngs of pro-choice Americans took to the streets vowing to continue the fight. In New York's Washington Square Park, a somber and angry crowd began assembling at 5 p.m. ET. They held handwritten signs with words like "Betrayed" or "My corpse has more rights." Some were smeared with red paint.Read Full StoryWhich Supreme Court justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade? Here's where all 9 judges standReproductive rights activists hold cut out photos of the Supreme Court justices as oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization case are held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 majority opinion that guts federal abortion rights protections previously upheld by the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling.The conservative majority voted to uphold the Mississippi law at the heart of the case which seeks to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a contradiction to the standard set by Roe, which allowed abortions until about 24 weeks of pregnancy, at which point a fetus could feasibly survive outside the womb. Six justices ruled in favor of upholding Mississippi's 15-week ban, but it was the majority opinion of five judges that ultimately led to the total overhaul of Roe v. Wade. Read the full story to find out how each justice voted. READ FULL STORYThis map shows where abortion is illegal, protected, or under threat across all 50 US statesPro-life and abortion-rights advocates crowd the Supreme Court building after Roe v. Wade was overturned Friday morning.Brandon Bell/Getty ImagesOn Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the near 50-year-old court ruling that legalized abortion across all 50 US states.Some states have been preparing for years for the possibility that Roe could be overturned.A handful of states had trigger laws designed to immediately ban abortions within their borders once the decision was reversed. Some "sanctuary states," like New York, put in place legal framework that would protect abortion, even if Roe were overturned. In other areas of the country, it isn't totally clear what happens next — abortion isn't legally protected, but it's also not expressly forbidden.Read Full StoryThe Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, but the vast majority of Americans don't even know who the court's justices areSeated from left: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left: Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide.But recent polling suggests that the vast majority of American voters don't even know who these influential justices are, highlighting an apparent disconnect between the nation's top court and the very people affected by its rulings.Ahead of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate confirmation earlier this year, C-SPAN and Pierrepont Consulting & Analytics surveyed more than 1,000 likely voters to gauge the public's interest in and awareness of the Supreme Court's work and relevance. While 84% of voters said the Supreme Court's decisions affect their everyday life, far fewer respondents could provide basic details about the court's history or inner workings.Keep ReadingWisconsin patients who were scheduled to receive abortions were turned away in the waiting room after Roe v. Wade was overturnedA volunteer escort outside Affiliated Medical Services, a Milwaukee abortion clinic, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Milwaukee.AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde FileIn Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood clinics had been scheduling patients through Saturday, June 25, but had stopped scheduling for next week in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, which was leaked in May.When the news broke Friday morning that the court had rendered its opinion, Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said her clinics had patients waiting to receive services."Our team had to go out into the lobby and let those individuals know that they would not be able to access the healthcare that they needed," Atkinson told the local PBS station.Keep ReadingProtestors planning to protest on Justice Clarence Thomas' streetProtestors are planning to head over to Justice Clarence Thomas' house on Friday night after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade."Enraged? Devastated? Pissed the fuck off? So are we," Our Rights DC tweeted on Friday afternoon."Meet us at 5711 Burke Centre Pkwy. 6:30 PM we meet, 7 PM we carpool to the Thomas's street. WEAR A MASK," the human rights organization added. Read Full StoryThe sports world is speaking out against Friday's Supreme Court rulingPro-choice activists protest in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of the US Supreme Court May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSome of the biggest names in sports — from tennis to basketball — are speaking out after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.The Minnesota Lynx's Natalie Achonwa wrote on Twitter that she's "feeling sick & heartbroken" after hearing about the decision. Tennis legend and feminist icon Billie Jean King said on Twitter that it's a "sad day" in the US. The WNBA's Seattle Storm tweeted that they are "furious and ready to fight."Orlando Magic point guard Devin Cannady tweeted that the "country needs to be better," adding in a follow-up note that the ruling is "a POWER grab over WOMEN."Read Full StoryThese organizations are asking for donations after Roe v. Wade was overturnedIn the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, organizations fighting for abortion rights are calling on supporters to donate.Click the link below for some organizations that are asking for help to either fight the ruling or provide access to abortion for women in states where it will be banned. Read Full StoryAttorney General says states can't ban abortion pills that are approved by FDAUS Attorney General Merrick Garland said states can't ban abortion medication mifepristone "based on disagreement" with the US Food and Drug Administration.Garland said on Friday that the FDA already ruled on the pill's "safety and efficacy," so the decision can't be overturned by states that want to restrict abortion access."Women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal," Garland said, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier.He continued: "Moreover, under fundamental First Amendment principles, individuals must remain free to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states."Read Full Story House Democrats sang 'God Bless America' on Capitol steps as crowds protested at Supreme CourtHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a rally celebrating the passage of gun safety legislation as protesters swarm the court just yards away on June 24, 2022.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesHouse Democrats gathered outside the Capitol on Friday to celebrate passing new gun safety legislation, and cheerfully sang "God Bless America."Across the street, however, protesters swarmed the Supreme Court after the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryVideos show police in riot gear head to Supreme Court after decisionCapitol Police in riot gear could be seen marching towards the Supreme Court earlier on Friday after Roe v. Wade was overturned. A video shared to Twitter by CNN correspondent Manu Raju showed dozens of officers march from the Capitol building and to the Court.Law enforcement also closed streets around the high court, where peaceful protesters gathered by the hundreds after the decision. —Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 24, 2022 Read Full StoryMassive protests erupt outside Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade rulingProtesters outside of Supreme CourtCamila DeChalusHundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court on Friday to protest the ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade. Abortion-rights advocates waived green and black signs and shouted "my body, my choice."Across from the abortion-rights protesters, a group of abortion opponents wore red shirts with white letters that read: "The pro-life generation votes."Read Full StoryThe 13 states with abortion-ban 'trigger laws' are not prepared to enforce themThirteen states with abortion "trigger laws" — where the practice could become illegal — are not prepared for how to go about implementing a ban.An Insider investigation over the last few months found that, through over 100 records requests and reaching out to nearly 80 state and local officials, just one agency could detail any sort of plan. This story is part of an investigative series from Insider examining the demise of abortion rights in so-called "trigger law" states. It was originally published on May 7, 48 days before the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that abortion is no longer a constitutionally protected right. Read all the stories from "The First 13" here.Read Full StoryStates where abortion access will be on the ballot in 2022Abortion-rights supporters chant their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky., Kentucky is one of at least four states with abortion-related ballot measures in 2022.AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, FileAbortion policy will be on the ballot in at least four states during the upcoming 2022 midterm elections — the highest number of abortion-related ballot measures to appear in a year since 1986. Kansas and Kentucky will vote on constitutional amendments to establish no right to an abortion, while Montana will vote on a "born-alive" amendment that would extend personhood to infants "born alive" at any stage.On the other side, voters in Vermont will decide on an amendment that will enshrine the right to an abortion in the state's constitution.Read Full StoryBiden says Americans can have 'the final word' after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. WadePresident Joe BidenStefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden said Friday was a "sad day" for the nation after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and vowed his administration would do everything it can to protect women."With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of the country," Biden said during an address to the nation. He continued: "But this decision must not be the final word," urging Americans to vote.Read Full StoryGetting an abortion is going to get a lot more expensive for many AmericansParticipants hold signs during the Women's March at the US Supreme Court.Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Women's March IncExperts told Insider that the cost of getting an abortion is all but guaranteed to rise after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade. Many who live in states where abortion will become mostly, or entirely, illegal will have to face travel costs if they want a procedure in a different state where it is legal. Wage loss for taking time off to get a procedure is another issue. "You might be salaried and I might be salaried, and you can take time off," said Anna Rupani, executive director of Fund Texas Choice (FTC), a nonprofit organization that pays for low-income Texans' associated abortion costs. "A lot of our clients are living paycheck to paycheck, they're not in salaried positions… they're experiencing wage loss."Read Full StoryPelosi warns 'Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that congressional Republicans want to pass a federal abortion ban into law after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Be aware of this: the Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban," Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing. "They cannot be allowed to have a majority in the Congress to do that. But that's their goal."She continued: "What this means to women is such an insult. It's a slap in the face to women about using their own judgment to make decisions about their reproductive freedom."Read Full StoryTrump reportedly believes overturning Roe v. Wade is 'bad for Republicans'Trump stands with now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the White House after she was sworn in on October 26, 2020.Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday."This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," he told Fox News.Privately, Trump has said that overturning Roe would be "bad for Republicans," according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman and Michael C. Bender.Read Full StoryLead plaintiff in case that made same-sex marriage legal slams Justice Thomas' call for case to be reconsideredThe lead plaintiff in the case that made same-sex marriage legal slammed Justice Clarence Thomas' call for the case to be reconsidered.Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect same-sex marriage, in the wake of Friday's decision to overturn nationwide access to abortions."The millions of loving couples who have the right to marriage equality to form their own families do not need Clarence Thomas imposing his individual twisted morality upon them. If you want to see an error in judgment, Clarence Thomas, look in the mirror," Jim Obergefell said in a statement obtained by HuffPost.Read Full StoryMichelle Obama said she is 'heartbroken' after the Supreme Court's decisionFormer first lady Michelle ObamaJae C. Hong/Associated PressFormer First Lady Michelle Obama said she is "heartbroken" after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.She said before Roe was established, women "risked their lives getting illegal abortions.""That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now here we are again," Obama wrote in her statement. "So yes, I am heartbroken — for the teenage girl full of zest and promise, who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions," she added.Read Full StoryAG Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt 'a devastating blow' to abortion rightsAttorney General Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt a "devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States" by eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.Garland said in a statement that the Justice Department disagreed with the decision and predicted that it "will have an immediate and irreversible impact on the lives of people across the country.""And it will be greatly disproportionate in its effect – with the greatest burdens felt by people of color and those of limited financial means," he added.Read Full StorySenate announces hearing 'to explore the grim reality of a post-Roe America'The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced a hearing to explore the "grim reality" of life in the US in the aftermath of Friday's Supreme Court ruling."Today's decision eliminates a federally protected constitutional right that has been the law for nearly half a century," said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in a statement.He continued: "As a result, millions of Americans are waking up in a country where they have fewer rights than their parents and grandparents."The hearing is set for July 12, a day after the Senate returns from a two-week July 4 recess.Read Full StoryBiden to deliver remarks on Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. WadePresident Joe Biden will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The White House told reporters that he plans to speak about "the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade."Read Full StoryVarious politicians react to Friday's Supreme Court decision to overturn RoeCurrent and former politicians from both sides of the aisle are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.Sen. Lindsey Graham said the decision is "a long overdue constitutional correction allowing for elected officials in the states to decide issues of life." Roe was "constitutionally unsound from its inception," he said. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Friday "one of the darkest days our country has ever seen." "Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court," he said in a statement shared with Insider.  Read Full StoryNancy Pelosi and other Democrats are using the Supreme Court decision as a fundraising opportunity for the 2022 midtermsUS Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks in front of the steps to the House of Representatives with congressional members to speak on the Roe v. Wade issue May 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats are using the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a fundraising opportunity ahead of the fall midterms. "Can you chip in $15 so we can WIN these midterms and finally codify reproductive rights into law?" Pelosi wrote supporters."Our ONLY option is to marshal a response so historic — 100,000 gifts before midnight — that we DEFEAT every anti-choice Republican that made this happen, EXPAND our Majorities, and FINALLY codify our reproductive rights into law. So, can I expect to see your name on my "Pro-Choice Champion" list tomorrow morning?"Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood president slams Supreme Court decisionAlexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, addresses abortion-rights supporters at the "Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally" at Los Angeles City Hall, Saturday, May 14, 2022.AP Photo/Damian DovarganesPlanned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson said the Supreme Court gave politicians "permission to control what we do with our bodies" after the Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Due to centuries of racism and systemic discrimination, we already know who will feel the consequences of this horrific decision most acutely: Black, Latino and Indigenous communities, people with disabilities, those living in rural areas, young people, immigrants and those having difficulties making ends meet," she said. "All of our freedoms are on the line," she added. Read Full StoryDC police are fully activated in response to protests from the Supreme Court decisionPro-choice signs hang on a police barricade at the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2022.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesThe Washington, D.C. Police Department has been fully activated after protests broke out over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Metropolitan Police Department said in an alert that it would "be fully activated to support expected First Amendment demonstrations," and added that "all members should be prepared to work extended tours as necessary" through Tuesday, June 28. A heavy police presence could be seen outside the Supreme Court Friday morning.Read Full StoryBarack Obama says overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on 'essential freedoms of millions of Americans'Former president Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and urged people to vote and "join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years.""Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues — attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans," he wrote on Twitter. He continued: "Join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years — and act. Stand with them at a local protest. Volunteer with one of their organizations. Knock on doors for a candidate you believe in. Vote on or before November 8 and in every other election. Because in the end, if we want judges who will protect all, and not just some, of our rights, then we've got to elect officials committed to doing the same."Read Full StoryStoking fears of violence, Marjorie Taylor Greene credits Trump for the end of RoeFar-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene praised former President Donald Trump and demonized Democrats in her live reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade."Thank you President Trump," Greene said to a pro-Trump YouTube channel. "God bless you. This got overturned today because of your great work as president, and we want him back.""I do fear for the safety of people here in D.C.," she said, speculating without citing any evidence that Democrats will riot. Read Full StoryHillary Clinton says decision to overturn Roe will 'live in infamy' and is a 'step backward' for women's rightsExecutive Producer Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during "Below The Belt" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on May 24, 2022 in New York City.Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesHillary Clinton said Friday's Supreme Court ruling is a "step backward" for women's rights."Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors," she tweeted after the decision. She continued: "Today's Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights."Read Full StoryFriday's decision could undo much of women's economic progress since the 1970sAbortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have enormous consequences for women's economic progress.Experts told Insider before the ruling that research points to the fact that abortion legalization has greatly contributed to women's progress in many ways, like reducing rates of teen motherhood and maternal mortality, increasing rates of workforce participation, earnings, and educational attainment."This is going to create just a perfect storm of concentrated human misery," said Kimberly Kelly, a sociology professor focused on abortion politics at a Mississippi college, before Friday's decision, adding that overturning Roe means "abortion is going to become a function of class privilege."Read Full StorySupreme Court's liberal justices warn more rights are at stake with the end of Roe v. WadeThe Supreme Court's three liberal justices warned in a dissent that other rights could be on the line after Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Whatever the exact scope of the coming laws, one result of today's decision is certain: the curtailment of women's rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens," read the dissenting opinion authored by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan."No one should be confident that this majority is done with its work," they wrote. "The right Roe and Casey recognized does not stand alone."Read Full StoryChief Justice John Roberts says Supreme Court went too far in taking 'the dramatic step' of overturning Roe v. WadeChief Justice John Roberts.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesChief Justice John Roberts said he felt the Supreme Court's five other conservatives went too far in their decision to overturn Roe v. Wade."The Court's decision to overrule Roe and Casey is a serious jolt to the legal system — regardless of how you view those cases," Roberts wrote in his concurring opinion that was released on Friday along with the majority opinion.He continued: "A narrower decision rejecting the misguided viability line would be markedly less unsettling, and nothing more is needed to decide this case."Read Full StoryPence says the overturning of Roe v. Wade has 'righted a historic wrong'Former Vice President Mike Pence said the Supreme Court "righted a historic wrong" when it undid nearly 50 years of abortion rights nationwide on Friday."Now that Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the ash heap of history, a new arena in the cause of life has emerged and it is incumbent on all who cherish the sanctity of life to resolve that we will take the defense of the unborn and support for women in crisis pregnancies to every state Capitol in America," Pence said in the statement, in one of the first reactions from a politician. Read Full StoryJustice Thomas says Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception and same-sex marriageJustice Clarence ThomasDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesJustice Clarence Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage, in a concurring opinion with the ruling to overturn the precedent set in Roe v. Wade."For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," the conservative justice wrote. Read Full StorySupreme Court overturns 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade rulingThe Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion.The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the decades-old ruling by siding with Mississippi and other states that had passed restrictive anti-abortion laws."The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the Friday ruling said. The ruling now leaves the legality of abortion up to state legislatures. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe.A leaked draft majority opinion obtained by Politico last month seemed to show the court was set to overturn Roe — immediately galvanizing nationwide protests along with condemnation by Democratic lawmakers.Read Full StoryRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Live updates: Democrats call on Biden to declare "a public health emergency" after Roe v. Wade reversal

The Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that granted a nationwide, constitutional right to an abortion. Abortion rights demonstrators hold signs outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., United States on June 24, 2022.Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. The 1973 landmark ruling established the constitutional right to an abortion. Over a dozen states have laws meant to immediately outlaw abortion upon a reversal of Roe. The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion. The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the ruling as the nation's highest court sided with Mississippi and other states, which passed restrictive anti-abortion laws.Immediately after Friday's ruling, politicians on both sides of the aisle issued statements — with Republicans praising the Supreme Court and Democrats slamming the decision. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe, as the legality of abortion is now left up to state legislatures. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith call on Biden to 'declare a public health emergency' now that Roe v Wade 'is gone'Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, and Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn.Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)US Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tina Smith of Minnesota are calling on President Joe Biden to  "declare a public health emergency," following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.In an op-ed for the New York Times on Saturday, the Democratic senators said that "with the release of the Dobbs decision," the US is facing " a perilous time that threatens millions of women across this nation.""We urge the president to declare a public health emergency to protect abortion access for all Americans, unlocking critical resources and authority that states and the federal government can use to meet the surge in demand for reproductive health services. The danger is real, and Democrats must meet it with the urgency it deserves," Warren and Smith wrote. The senators blamed the reversal of Roe v. Wade on "right-wing politicians and their allies" who they said "have spent decades scheming."Read Full StorySearches for how to move to Canada from the US spike by over 850% after Roe v. Wade rulingMary Meisenzahl/InsiderSearches for how to move to Canada spiked over 850% on Google after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v Wade, Axios reported. Citing Simon Rogers' Google Trends newsletter, Axios reported that searches for  "How to become a Canadian citizen" also rose by 550% as of Friday evening.In a 5-4 majority opinion, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 50-year-old landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.Read Full StoryA pickup truck driver in Iowa ploughed into pro-choice protesters opposing the overturning of Roe v. Wade abortion rightsProtesters approach a pickup truck that attempted to run over abortion-rights protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Isacc Davis via ReutersA truck drove into a group of pro-choice protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, leading to at least one woman being hospitalized. The group of mostly women protesters was demonstrating against the landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade when an unidentified man driving a black Ford truck drove into them.In videos of the incident, protesters can be seen trying to stand in the car's way and shouting at the driver to stop. He accelerates and a protester is knocked to the ground.Read Full StoryBill Gates and George Soros among billionaires denouncing Roe v. Wade decisionBill Gates voiced opposition to the Roe v. Wade decision, while Warren Buffett is reportedly planning a big investment in abortion rights.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesSome of America's most prominent billionaires have denounced the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as Warren Buffett reportedly sets in motion plans for big donations to reproductive rights.Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and George Soros all tweeted their opposition to the Supreme Court decision to roll back abortion rights nationally, overturning a near-50-year precedent. Bill Gates tweeted: "This is a sad day. Reversing Roe v. Wade is an unjust and unacceptable setback. And it puts women's lives at risk, especially the most disadvantaged."Read Full StoryMeta bans staff from open discussion of Roe v. Wade decision and is deleting internal messages that mention abortion: reportMeta has disallowed employees to discuss abortion on internal messaging system.Joan Cros/Getty ImagesMeta has warned employees not to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on its internal system and deleting messages that do so, The New York Times reported.Managers cited a policy that put "strong guardrails around social, political and sensitive conversations" in the workplace, according to company insiders, the newspaper reported. Read Full StoryVatican praises US Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade, says it 'challenges the whole world'Pope Francis gestures, during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 23, 2022.Alessandra Tarantino/Associated PressThe Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life has praised the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade which protected abortion rights for women. They also called that legislation ensures that those giving birth are given the support needed to keep and care for their children. In a statement released on Twitter, the Catholic organization said "The fact that a large country with a long democratic tradition has changed its position on this issue also challenges the whole world."Read Full Story The Arizona State Senate had to be evacuated after tear gas police deployed on protesters spread into the buildingArizona State Capitol Building at sunrise, features Winged Victory statue and was modeled after Greek statue Nike of Samothrace.Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images GroupThe Arizona State Senate Building in Phoenix was evacuated on Friday after police deployed tear gas at demonstrators.A video posted on social media by Republican State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita shows dozens of people protesting outside the government building in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryObergefell, the plaintiff in the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling, said it's 'quite telling' Clarence Thomas omitted the case that legalized interracial marriage after saying the courts should go after other right to privacy casesAssociate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas arrive at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021.Drew Angerer/Getty ImageJim Obergefell, the plaintiff behind the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, said Friday that Justice Clarence Thomas omitted Loving v. Virginia on his list of  Supreme Court decisions to "reconsider" because it "affects him personally." "That affects him personally, but he doesn't care about the LGBTQ+ community," Obergefell said on MSNBC's "The Reid Out."Read Full StoryStanding among protestors after the fall of Roe vs. Wade, AOC calls on Biden to create abortion clinics on federal landRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to abortion-rights activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday called on President Biden to create abortion clinics on federal land, following the landmark Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade and removed federal abortion protections. Speaking to a crowd of protestors gathered in New York's Union Square, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez encouraged people to "be relentless to restore and guarantee all of our rights." She detailed her own experience after sexual assault in her 20s, when she was grateful that abortion would have been an option for her if she needed it, and pushed for federal action to preserve access to reproductive healthcare.  Read Full StoryThe states passing strict abortion bans have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the countryPRODUCTION - 17 April 2021, Berlin: A midwife listens to the heart tones of an unborn child with an ultrasound device. The woman is in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy and is lying on a bed in the midwife's office. 5.5.2021 is International Midwifery Day, which is intended to draw attention to the importance of the profession.Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty ImagesWith Friday's Supreme court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade – the landmark case guaranteeing a right to abortion – 13 states with automatic trigger laws enacted total or near-total bans on abortions. The surge of new abortion bans and clinic closures has highlighted the recent rise in America's maternal mortality rates that are disproportionately affecting women of color and have placed the US first in maternal deaths among all developed nations.Read Full StoryPro-choice advocates come out in force vowing to continue the fight after the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. WadeA massive crowd gathered in New York's Washington Square Park, hours after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.Anna Watts for InsiderHours after the Supreme Court announced it had struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, throngs of pro-choice Americans took to the streets vowing to continue the fight. In New York's Washington Square Park, a somber and angry crowd began assembling at 5 p.m. ET. They held handwritten signs with words like "Betrayed" or "My corpse has more rights." Some were smeared with red paint.Read Full StoryWhich Supreme Court justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade? Here's where all 9 judges standReproductive rights activists hold cut out photos of the Supreme Court justices as oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization case are held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 majority opinion that guts federal abortion rights protections previously upheld by the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling.The conservative majority voted to uphold the Mississippi law at the heart of the case which seeks to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a contradiction to the standard set by Roe, which allowed abortions until about 24 weeks of pregnancy, at which point a fetus could feasibly survive outside the womb. Six justices ruled in favor of upholding Mississippi's 15-week ban, but it was the majority opinion of five judges that ultimately led to the total overhaul of Roe v. Wade. Read the full story to find out how each justice voted. READ FULL STORYThis map shows where abortion is illegal, protected, or under threat across all 50 US statesPro-life and abortion-rights advocates crowd the Supreme Court building after Roe v. Wade was overturned Friday morning.Brandon Bell/Getty ImagesOn Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the near 50-year-old court ruling that legalized abortion across all 50 US states.Some states have been preparing for years for the possibility that Roe could be overturned.A handful of states had trigger laws designed to immediately ban abortions within their borders once the decision was reversed. Some "sanctuary states," like New York, put in place legal framework that would protect abortion, even if Roe were overturned. In other areas of the country, it isn't totally clear what happens next — abortion isn't legally protected, but it's also not expressly forbidden.Read Full StoryThe Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, but the vast majority of Americans don't even know who the court's justices areSeated from left: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left: Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide.But recent polling suggests that the vast majority of American voters don't even know who these influential justices are, highlighting an apparent disconnect between the nation's top court and the very people affected by its rulings.Ahead of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate confirmation earlier this year, C-SPAN and Pierrepont Consulting & Analytics surveyed more than 1,000 likely voters to gauge the public's interest in and awareness of the Supreme Court's work and relevance. While 84% of voters said the Supreme Court's decisions affect their everyday life, far fewer respondents could provide basic details about the court's history or inner workings.Keep ReadingWisconsin patients who were scheduled to receive abortions were turned away in the waiting room after Roe v. Wade was overturnedA volunteer escort outside Affiliated Medical Services, a Milwaukee abortion clinic, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Milwaukee.AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde FileIn Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood clinics had been scheduling patients through Saturday, June 25, but had stopped scheduling for next week in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, which was leaked in May.When the news broke Friday morning that the court had rendered its opinion, Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said her clinics had patients waiting to receive services."Our team had to go out into the lobby and let those individuals know that they would not be able to access the healthcare that they needed," Atkinson told the local PBS station.Keep ReadingProtestors planning to protest on Justice Clarence Thomas' streetProtestors are planning to head over to Justice Clarence Thomas' house on Friday night after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade."Enraged? Devastated? Pissed the fuck off? So are we," Our Rights DC tweeted on Friday afternoon."Meet us at 5711 Burke Centre Pkwy. 6:30 PM we meet, 7 PM we carpool to the Thomas's street. WEAR A MASK," the human rights organization added. Read Full StoryThe sports world is speaking out against Friday's Supreme Court rulingPro-choice activists protest in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of the US Supreme Court May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSome of the biggest names in sports — from tennis to basketball — are speaking out after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.The Minnesota Lynx's Natalie Achonwa wrote on Twitter that she's "feeling sick & heartbroken" after hearing about the decision. Tennis legend and feminist icon Billie Jean King said on Twitter that it's a "sad day" in the US. The WNBA's Seattle Storm tweeted that they are "furious and ready to fight."Orlando Magic point guard Devin Cannady tweeted that the "country needs to be better," adding in a follow-up note that the ruling is "a POWER grab over WOMEN."Read Full StoryThese organizations are asking for donations after Roe v. Wade was overturnedIn the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, organizations fighting for abortion rights are calling on supporters to donate.Click the link below for some organizations that are asking for help to either fight the ruling or provide access to abortion for women in states where it will be banned. Read Full StoryAttorney General says states can't ban abortion pills that are approved by FDAUS Attorney General Merrick Garland said states can't ban abortion medication mifepristone "based on disagreement" with the US Food and Drug Administration.Garland said on Friday that the FDA already ruled on the pill's "safety and efficacy," so the decision can't be overturned by states that want to restrict abortion access."Women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal," Garland said, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier.He continued: "Moreover, under fundamental First Amendment principles, individuals must remain free to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states."Read Full Story House Democrats sang 'God Bless America' on Capitol steps as crowds protested at Supreme CourtHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a rally celebrating the passage of gun safety legislation as protesters swarm the court just yards away on June 24, 2022.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesHouse Democrats gathered outside the Capitol on Friday to celebrate passing new gun safety legislation, and cheerfully sang "God Bless America."Across the street, however, protesters swarmed the Supreme Court after the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryVideos show police in riot gear head to Supreme Court after decisionCapitol Police in riot gear could be seen marching towards the Supreme Court earlier on Friday after Roe v. Wade was overturned. A video shared to Twitter by CNN correspondent Manu Raju showed dozens of officers march from the Capitol building and to the Court.Law enforcement also closed streets around the high court, where peaceful protesters gathered by the hundreds after the decision. —Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 24, 2022 Read Full StoryMassive protests erupt outside Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade rulingProtesters outside of Supreme CourtCamila DeChalusHundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court on Friday to protest the ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade. Abortion-rights advocates waived green and black signs and shouted "my body, my choice."Across from the abortion-rights protesters, a group of abortion opponents wore red shirts with white letters that read: "The pro-life generation votes."Read Full StoryThe 13 states with abortion-ban 'trigger laws' are not prepared to enforce themThirteen states with abortion "trigger laws" — where the practice could become illegal — are not prepared for how to go about implementing a ban.An Insider investigation over the last few months found that, through over 100 records requests and reaching out to nearly 80 state and local officials, just one agency could detail any sort of plan. This story is part of an investigative series from Insider examining the demise of abortion rights in so-called "trigger law" states. It was originally published on May 7, 48 days before the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that abortion is no longer a constitutionally protected right. Read all the stories from "The First 13" here.Read Full StoryStates where abortion access will be on the ballot in 2022Abortion-rights supporters chant their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky., Kentucky is one of at least four states with abortion-related ballot measures in 2022.AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, FileAbortion policy will be on the ballot in at least four states during the upcoming 2022 midterm elections — the highest number of abortion-related ballot measures to appear in a year since 1986. Kansas and Kentucky will vote on constitutional amendments to establish no right to an abortion, while Montana will vote on a "born-alive" amendment that would extend personhood to infants "born alive" at any stage.On the other side, voters in Vermont will decide on an amendment that will enshrine the right to an abortion in the state's constitution.Read Full StoryBiden says Americans can have 'the final word' after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. WadePresident Joe BidenStefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden said Friday was a "sad day" for the nation after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and vowed his administration would do everything it can to protect women."With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of the country," Biden said during an address to the nation. He continued: "But this decision must not be the final word," urging Americans to vote.Read Full StoryGetting an abortion is going to get a lot more expensive for many AmericansParticipants hold signs during the Women's March at the US Supreme Court.Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Women's March IncExperts told Insider that the cost of getting an abortion is all but guaranteed to rise after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade. Many who live in states where abortion will become mostly, or entirely, illegal will have to face travel costs if they want a procedure in a different state where it is legal. Wage loss for taking time off to get a procedure is another issue. "You might be salaried and I might be salaried, and you can take time off," said Anna Rupani, executive director of Fund Texas Choice (FTC), a nonprofit organization that pays for low-income Texans' associated abortion costs. "A lot of our clients are living paycheck to paycheck, they're not in salaried positions… they're experiencing wage loss."Read Full StoryPelosi warns 'Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that congressional Republicans want to pass a federal abortion ban into law after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Be aware of this: the Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban," Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing. "They cannot be allowed to have a majority in the Congress to do that. But that's their goal."She continued: "What this means to women is such an insult. It's a slap in the face to women about using their own judgment to make decisions about their reproductive freedom."Read Full StoryTrump reportedly believes overturning Roe v. Wade is 'bad for Republicans'Trump stands with now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the White House after she was sworn in on October 26, 2020.Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday."This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," he told Fox News.Privately, Trump has said that overturning Roe would be "bad for Republicans," according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman and Michael C. Bender.Read Full StoryLead plaintiff in case that made same-sex marriage legal slams Justice Thomas' call for case to be reconsideredThe lead plaintiff in the case that made same-sex marriage legal slammed Justice Clarence Thomas' call for the case to be reconsidered.Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect same-sex marriage, in the wake of Friday's decision to overturn nationwide access to abortions."The millions of loving couples who have the right to marriage equality to form their own families do not need Clarence Thomas imposing his individual twisted morality upon them. If you want to see an error in judgment, Clarence Thomas, look in the mirror," Jim Obergefell said in a statement obtained by HuffPost.Read Full StoryMichelle Obama said she is 'heartbroken' after the Supreme Court's decisionFormer first lady Michelle ObamaJae C. Hong/Associated PressFormer First Lady Michelle Obama said she is "heartbroken" after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.She said before Roe was established, women "risked their lives getting illegal abortions.""That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now here we are again," Obama wrote in her statement. "So yes, I am heartbroken — for the teenage girl full of zest and promise, who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions," she added.Read Full StoryAG Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt 'a devastating blow' to abortion rightsAttorney General Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt a "devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States" by eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.Garland said in a statement that the Justice Department disagreed with the decision and predicted that it "will have an immediate and irreversible impact on the lives of people across the country.""And it will be greatly disproportionate in its effect – with the greatest burdens felt by people of color and those of limited financial means," he added.Read Full StorySenate announces hearing 'to explore the grim reality of a post-Roe America'The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced a hearing to explore the "grim reality" of life in the US in the aftermath of Friday's Supreme Court ruling."Today's decision eliminates a federally protected constitutional right that has been the law for nearly half a century," said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in a statement.He continued: "As a result, millions of Americans are waking up in a country where they have fewer rights than their parents and grandparents."The hearing is set for July 12, a day after the Senate returns from a two-week July 4 recess.Read Full StoryBiden to deliver remarks on Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. WadePresident Joe Biden will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The White House told reporters that he plans to speak about "the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade."Read Full StoryVarious politicians react to Friday's Supreme Court decision to overturn RoeCurrent and former politicians from both sides of the aisle are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.Sen. Lindsey Graham said the decision is "a long overdue constitutional correction allowing for elected officials in the states to decide issues of life." Roe was "constitutionally unsound from its inception," he said. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Friday "one of the darkest days our country has ever seen." "Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court," he said in a statement shared with Insider.  Read Full StoryNancy Pelosi and other Democrats are using the Supreme Court decision as a fundraising opportunity for the 2022 midtermsUS Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks in front of the steps to the House of Representatives with congressional members to speak on the Roe v. Wade issue May 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats are using the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a fundraising opportunity ahead of the fall midterms. "Can you chip in $15 so we can WIN these midterms and finally codify reproductive rights into law?" Pelosi wrote supporters."Our ONLY option is to marshal a response so historic — 100,000 gifts before midnight — that we DEFEAT every anti-choice Republican that made this happen, EXPAND our Majorities, and FINALLY codify our reproductive rights into law. So, can I expect to see your name on my "Pro-Choice Champion" list tomorrow morning?"Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood president slams Supreme Court decisionAlexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, addresses abortion-rights supporters at the "Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally" at Los Angeles City Hall, Saturday, May 14, 2022.AP Photo/Damian DovarganesPlanned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson said the Supreme Court gave politicians "permission to control what we do with our bodies" after the Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Due to centuries of racism and systemic discrimination, we already know who will feel the consequences of this horrific decision most acutely: Black, Latino and Indigenous communities, people with disabilities, those living in rural areas, young people, immigrants and those having difficulties making ends meet," she said. "All of our freedoms are on the line," she added. Read Full StoryDC police are fully activated in response to protests from the Supreme Court decisionPro-choice signs hang on a police barricade at the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2022.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesThe Washington, D.C. Police Department has been fully activated after protests broke out over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Metropolitan Police Department said in an alert that it would "be fully activated to support expected First Amendment demonstrations," and added that "all members should be prepared to work extended tours as necessary" through Tuesday, June 28. A heavy police presence could be seen outside the Supreme Court Friday morning.Read Full StoryBarack Obama says overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on 'essential freedoms of millions of Americans'Former president Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and urged people to vote and "join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years.""Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues — attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans," he wrote on Twitter. He continued: "Join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years — and act. Stand with them at a local protest. Volunteer with one of their organizations. Knock on doors for a candidate you believe in. Vote on or before November 8 and in every other election. Because in the end, if we want judges who will protect all, and not just some, of our rights, then we've got to elect officials committed to doing the same."Read Full StoryStoking fears of violence, Marjorie Taylor Greene credits Trump for the end of RoeFar-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene praised former President Donald Trump and demonized Democrats in her live reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade."Thank you President Trump," Greene said to a pro-Trump YouTube channel. "God bless you. This got overturned today because of your great work as president, and we want him back.""I do fear for the safety of people here in D.C.," she said, speculating without citing any evidence that Democrats will riot. Read Full StoryHillary Clinton says decision to overturn Roe will 'live in infamy' and is a 'step backward' for women's rightsExecutive Producer Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during "Below The Belt" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on May 24, 2022 in New York City.Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesHillary Clinton said Friday's Supreme Court ruling is a "step backward" for women's rights."Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors," she tweeted after the decision. She continued: "Today's Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights."Read Full StoryFriday's decision could undo much of women's economic progress since the 1970sAbortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have enormous consequences for women's economic progress.Experts told Insider before the ruling that research points to the fact that abortion legalization has greatly contributed to women's progress in many ways, like reducing rates of teen motherhood and maternal mortality, increasing rates of workforce participation, earnings, and educational attainment."This is going to create just a perfect storm of concentrated human misery," said Kimberly Kelly, a sociology professor focused on abortion politics at a Mississippi college, before Friday's decision, adding that overturning Roe means "abortion is going to become a function of class privilege."Read Full StorySupreme Court's liberal justices warn more rights are at stake with the end of Roe v. WadeThe Supreme Court's three liberal justices warned in a dissent that other rights could be on the line after Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Whatever the exact scope of the coming laws, one result of today's decision is certain: the curtailment of women's rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens," read the dissenting opinion authored by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan."No one should be confident that this majority is done with its work," they wrote. "The right Roe and Casey recognized does not stand alone."Read Full StoryChief Justice John Roberts says Supreme Court went too far in taking 'the dramatic step' of overturning Roe v. WadeChief Justice John Roberts.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesChief Justice John Roberts said he felt the Supreme Court's five other conservatives went too far in their decision to overturn Roe v. Wade."The Court's decision to overrule Roe and Casey is a serious jolt to the legal system — regardless of how you view those cases," Roberts wrote in his concurring opinion that was released on Friday along with the majority opinion.He continued: "A narrower decision rejecting the misguided viability line would be markedly less unsettling, and nothing more is needed to decide this case."Read Full StoryPence says the overturning of Roe v. Wade has 'righted a historic wrong'Former Vice President Mike Pence said the Supreme Court "righted a historic wrong" when it undid nearly 50 years of abortion rights nationwide on Friday."Now that Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the ash heap of history, a new arena in the cause of life has emerged and it is incumbent on all who cherish the sanctity of life to resolve that we will take the defense of the unborn and support for women in crisis pregnancies to every state Capitol in America," Pence said in the statement, in one of the first reactions from a politician. Read Full StoryJustice Thomas says Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception and same-sex marriageJustice Clarence ThomasDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesJustice Clarence Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage, in a concurring opinion with the ruling to overturn the precedent set in Roe v. Wade."For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," the conservative justice wrote. Read Full StorySupreme Court overturns 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade rulingThe Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion.The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the decades-old ruling by siding with Mississippi and other states that had passed restrictive anti-abortion laws."The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the Friday ruling said. The ruling now leaves the legality of abortion up to state legislatures. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe.A leaked draft majority opinion obtained by Politico last month seemed to show the court was set to overturn Roe — immediately galvanizing nationwide protests along with condemnation by Democratic lawmakers.Read Full StoryRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 25th, 2022

Live updates: Here are the states where abortion is illegal, protected, or under threat after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that granted a nationwide, constitutional right to an abortion. Abortion rights demonstrators hold signs outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., United States on June 24, 2022.Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. The 1973 landmark ruling established the constitutional right to an abortion. Over a dozen states have laws meant to immediately outlaw abortion upon a reversal of Roe. The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion. The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the ruling as the nation's highest court sided with Mississippi and other states, which passed restrictive anti-abortion laws.Immediately after Friday's ruling, politicians on both sides of the aisle issued statements — with Republicans praising the Supreme Court and Democrats slamming the decision. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe, as the legality of abortion is now left up to state legislatures. This map shows where abortion is illegal, protected, or under threat across all 50 US statesPro-life and abortion-rights advocates crowd the Supreme Court building after Roe v. Wade was overturned Friday morning.Brandon Bell/Getty ImagesOn Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the near 50-year-old court ruling that legalized abortion across all 50 US states.Some states have been preparing for years for the possibility that Roe could be overturned.A handful of states had trigger laws designed to immediately ban abortions within their borders once the decision was reversed. Some "sanctuary states," like New York, put in place legal framework that would protect abortion, even if Roe were overturned. In other areas of the country, it isn't totally clear what happens next — abortion isn't legally protected, but it's also not expressly forbidden.Read Full StoryThe Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, but the vast majority of Americans don't even know who the court's justices areSeated from left: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left: Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide.But recent polling suggests that the vast majority of American voters don't even know who these influential justices are, highlighting an apparent disconnect between the nation's top court and the very people affected by its rulings.Ahead of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate confirmation earlier this year, C-SPAN and Pierrepont Consulting & Analytics surveyed more than 1,000 likely voters to gauge the public's interest in and awareness of the Supreme Court's work and relevance. While 84% of voters said the Supreme Court's decisions affect their everyday life, far fewer respondents could provide basic details about the court's history or inner workings.Keep ReadingWisconsin patients who were scheduled to receive abortions were turned away in the waiting room after Roe v. Wade was overturnedA volunteer escort outside Affiliated Medical Services, a Milwaukee abortion clinic, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Milwaukee.AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde FileIn Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood clinics had been scheduling patients through Saturday, June 25, but had stopped scheduling for next week in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, which was leaked in May.When the news broke Friday morning that the court had rendered its opinion, Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said her clinics had patients waiting to receive services."Our team had to go out into the lobby and let those individuals know that they would not be able to access the healthcare that they needed," Atkinson told the local PBS station.Keep ReadingProtestors planning to protest on Justice Clarence Thomas' streetProtestors are planning to head over to Justice Clarence Thomas' house on Friday night after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade."Enraged? Devastated? Pissed the fuck off? So are we," Our Rights DC tweeted on Friday afternoon."Meet us at 5711 Burke Centre Pkwy. 6:30 PM we meet, 7 PM we carpool to the Thomas's street. WEAR A MASK," the human rights organization added. Read Full StoryThe sports world is speaking out against Friday's Supreme Court rulingPro-choice activists protest in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of the US Supreme Court May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSome of the biggest names in sports — from tennis to basketball — are speaking out after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.The Minnesota Lynx's Natalie Achonwa wrote on Twitter that she's "feeling sick & heartbroken" after hearing about the decision. Tennis legend and feminist icon Billie Jean King said on Twitter that it's a "sad day" in the US. The WNBA's Seattle Storm tweeted that they are "furious and ready to fight."Orlando Magic point guard Devin Cannady tweeted that the "country needs to be better," adding in a follow-up note that the ruling is "a POWER grab over WOMEN."Read Full StoryThese organizations are asking for donations after Roe v. Wade was overturnedIn the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, organizations fighting for abortion rights are calling on supporters to donate.Click the link below for some organizations that are asking for help to either fight the ruling or provide access to abortion for women in states where it will be banned. Read Full StoryAttorney General says states can't ban abortion pills that are approved by FDAUS Attorney General Merrick Garland said states can't ban abortion medication mifepristone "based on disagreement" with the US Food and Drug Administration.Garland said on Friday that the FDA already ruled on the pill's "safety and efficacy," so the decision can't be overturned by states that want to restrict abortion access."Women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal," Garland said, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier.He continued: "Moreover, under fundamental First Amendment principles, individuals must remain free to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states."Read Full Story House Democrats sang 'God Bless America' on Capitol steps as crowds protested at Supreme CourtHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a rally celebrating the passage of gun safety legislation as protesters swarm the court just yards away on June 24, 2022.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesHouse Democrats gathered outside the Capitol on Friday to celebrate passing new gun safety legislation, and cheerfully sang "God Bless America."Across the street, however, protesters swarmed the Supreme Court after the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full StoryVideos show police in riot gear head to Supreme Court after decisionCapitol Police in riot gear could be seen marching towards the Supreme Court earlier on Friday after Roe v. Wade was overturned. A video shared to Twitter by CNN correspondent Manu Raju showed dozens of officers march from the Capitol building and to the Court.Law enforcement also closed streets around the high court, where peaceful protesters gathered by the hundreds after the decision. —Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 24, 2022 Read Full StoryMassive protests erupt outside Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade rulingProtesters outside of Supreme CourtCamila DeChalusHundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court on Friday to protest the ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade. Abortion-rights advocates waived green and black signs and shouted "my body, my choice."Across from the abortion-rights protesters, a group of abortion opponents wore red shirts with white letters that read: "The pro-life generation votes."Read Full StoryThe 13 states with abortion-ban 'trigger laws' are not prepared to enforce themThirteen states with abortion "trigger laws" — where the practice could become illegal — are not prepared for how to go about implementing a ban.An Insider investigation over the last few months found that, through over 100 records requests and reaching out to nearly 80 state and local officials, just one agency could detail any sort of plan. This story is part of an investigative series from Insider examining the demise of abortion rights in so-called "trigger law" states. It was originally published on May 7, 48 days before the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that abortion is no longer a constitutionally protected right. Read all the stories from "The First 13" here.Read Full StoryStates where abortion access will be on the ballot in 2022Abortion-rights supporters chant their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky., Kentucky is one of at least four states with abortion-related ballot measures in 2022.AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, FileAbortion policy will be on the ballot in at least four states during the upcoming 2022 midterm elections — the highest number of abortion-related ballot measures to appear in a year since 1986. Kansas and Kentucky will vote on constitutional amendments to establish no right to an abortion, while Montana will vote on a "born-alive" amendment that would extend personhood to infants "born alive" at any stage.On the other side, voters in Vermont will decide on an amendment that will enshrine the right to an abortion in the state's constitution.Read Full StoryBiden says Americans can have 'the final word' after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. WadePresident Joe BidenStefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden said Friday was a "sad day" for the nation after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and vowed his administration would do everything it can to protect women."With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of the country," Biden said during an address to the nation. He continued: "But this decision must not be the final word," urging Americans to vote.Read Full StoryGetting an abortion is going to get a lot more expensive for many AmericansParticipants hold signs during the Women's March at the US Supreme Court.Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Women's March IncExperts told Insider that the cost of getting an abortion is all but guaranteed to rise after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade. Many who live in states where abortion will become mostly, or entirely, illegal will have to face travel costs if they want a procedure in a different state where it is legal. Wage loss for taking time off to get a procedure is another issue. "You might be salaried and I might be salaried, and you can take time off," said Anna Rupani, executive director of Fund Texas Choice (FTC), a nonprofit organization that pays for low-income Texans' associated abortion costs. "A lot of our clients are living paycheck to paycheck, they're not in salaried positions… they're experiencing wage loss."Read Full StoryPelosi warns 'Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that congressional Republicans want to pass a federal abortion ban into law after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Be aware of this: the Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban," Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing. "They cannot be allowed to have a majority in the Congress to do that. But that's their goal."She continued: "What this means to women is such an insult. It's a slap in the face to women about using their own judgment to make decisions about their reproductive freedom."Read Full StoryTrump reportedly believes overturning Roe v. Wade is 'bad for Republicans'Trump stands with now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the White House after she was sworn in on October 26, 2020.Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday."This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," he told Fox News.Privately, Trump has said that overturning Roe would be "bad for Republicans," according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman and Michael C. Bender.Read Full StoryLead plaintiff in case that made same-sex marriage legal slams Justice Thomas' call for case to be reconsideredThe lead plaintiff in the case that made same-sex marriage legal slammed Justice Clarence Thomas' call for the case to be reconsidered.Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect same-sex marriage, in the wake of Friday's decision to overturn nationwide access to abortions."The millions of loving couples who have the right to marriage equality to form their own families do not need Clarence Thomas imposing his individual twisted morality upon them. If you want to see an error in judgment, Clarence Thomas, look in the mirror," Jim Obergefell said in a statement obtained by HuffPost.Read Full StoryMichelle Obama said she is 'heartbroken' after the Supreme Court's decisionFormer first lady Michelle ObamaJae C. Hong/Associated PressFormer First Lady Michelle Obama said she is "heartbroken" after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.She said before Roe was established, women "risked their lives getting illegal abortions.""That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now here we are again," Obama wrote in her statement. "So yes, I am heartbroken — for the teenage girl full of zest and promise, who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions," she added.Read Full StoryAG Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt 'a devastating blow' to abortion rightsAttorney General Merrick Garland said the Supreme Court dealt a "devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States" by eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.Garland said in a statement that the Justice Department disagreed with the decision and predicted that it "will have an immediate and irreversible impact on the lives of people across the country.""And it will be greatly disproportionate in its effect – with the greatest burdens felt by people of color and those of limited financial means," he added.Read Full StorySenate announces hearing 'to explore the grim reality of a post-Roe America'The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced a hearing to explore the "grim reality" of life in the US in the aftermath of Friday's Supreme Court ruling."Today's decision eliminates a federally protected constitutional right that has been the law for nearly half a century," said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in a statement.He continued: "As a result, millions of Americans are waking up in a country where they have fewer rights than their parents and grandparents."The hearing is set for July 12, a day after the Senate returns from a two-week July 4 recess.Read Full StoryBiden to deliver remarks on Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. WadePresident Joe Biden will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The White House told reporters that he plans to speak about "the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade."Read Full StoryVarious politicians react to Friday's Supreme Court decision to overturn RoeCurrent and former politicians from both sides of the aisle are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.Sen. Lindsey Graham said the decision is "a long overdue constitutional correction allowing for elected officials in the states to decide issues of life." Roe was "constitutionally unsound from its inception," he said. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Friday "one of the darkest days our country has ever seen." "Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court," he said in a statement shared with Insider.  Read Full StoryNancy Pelosi and other Democrats are using the Supreme Court decision as a fundraising opportunity for the 2022 midtermsUS Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks in front of the steps to the House of Representatives with congressional members to speak on the Roe v. Wade issue May 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats are using the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a fundraising opportunity ahead of the fall midterms. "Can you chip in $15 so we can WIN these midterms and finally codify reproductive rights into law?" Pelosi wrote supporters."Our ONLY option is to marshal a response so historic — 100,000 gifts before midnight — that we DEFEAT every anti-choice Republican that made this happen, EXPAND our Majorities, and FINALLY codify our reproductive rights into law. So, can I expect to see your name on my "Pro-Choice Champion" list tomorrow morning?"Read Full StoryPlanned Parenthood president slams Supreme Court decisionAlexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, addresses abortion-rights supporters at the "Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally" at Los Angeles City Hall, Saturday, May 14, 2022.AP Photo/Damian DovarganesPlanned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson said the Supreme Court gave politicians "permission to control what we do with our bodies" after the Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Due to centuries of racism and systemic discrimination, we already know who will feel the consequences of this horrific decision most acutely: Black, Latino and Indigenous communities, people with disabilities, those living in rural areas, young people, immigrants and those having difficulties making ends meet," she said. "All of our freedoms are on the line," she added. Read Full StoryDC police are fully activated in response to protests from the Supreme Court decisionPro-choice signs hang on a police barricade at the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2022.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesThe Washington, D.C. Police Department has been fully activated after protests broke out over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Metropolitan Police Department said in an alert that it would "be fully activated to support expected First Amendment demonstrations," and added that "all members should be prepared to work extended tours as necessary" through Tuesday, June 28. A heavy police presence could be seen outside the Supreme Court Friday morning.Read Full StoryBarack Obama says overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on 'essential freedoms of millions of Americans'Former president Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and urged people to vote and "join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years.""Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues — attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans," he wrote on Twitter. He continued: "Join with the activists who've been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years — and act. Stand with them at a local protest. Volunteer with one of their organizations. Knock on doors for a candidate you believe in. Vote on or before November 8 and in every other election. Because in the end, if we want judges who will protect all, and not just some, of our rights, then we've got to elect officials committed to doing the same."Read Full StoryStoking fears of violence, Marjorie Taylor Greene credits Trump for the end of RoeFar-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene praised former President Donald Trump and demonized Democrats in her live reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade."Thank you President Trump," Greene said to a pro-Trump YouTube channel. "God bless you. This got overturned today because of your great work as president, and we want him back.""I do fear for the safety of people here in D.C.," she said, speculating without citing any evidence that Democrats will riot. Read Full StoryHillary Clinton says decision to overturn Roe will 'live in infamy' and is a 'step backward' for women's rightsExecutive Producer Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during "Below The Belt" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on May 24, 2022 in New York City.Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesHillary Clinton said Friday's Supreme Court ruling is a "step backward" for women's rights."Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors," she tweeted after the decision. She continued: "Today's Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights."Read Full StoryFriday's decision could undo much of women's economic progress since the 1970sAbortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have enormous consequences for women's economic progress.Experts told Insider before the ruling that research points to the fact that abortion legalization has greatly contributed to women's progress in many ways, like reducing rates of teen motherhood and maternal mortality, increasing rates of workforce participation, earnings, and educational attainment."This is going to create just a perfect storm of concentrated human misery," said Kimberly Kelly, a sociology professor focused on abortion politics at a Mississippi college, before Friday's decision, adding that overturning Roe means "abortion is going to become a function of class privilege."Read Full StorySupreme Court's liberal justices warn more rights are at stake with the end of Roe v. WadeThe Supreme Court's three liberal justices warned in a dissent that other rights could be on the line after Friday's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "Whatever the exact scope of the coming laws, one result of today's decision is certain: the curtailment of women's rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens," read the dissenting opinion authored by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan."No one should be confident that this majority is done with its work," they wrote. "The right Roe and Casey recognized does not stand alone."Read Full StoryChief Justice John Roberts says Supreme Court went too far in taking 'the dramatic step' of overturning Roe v. WadeChief Justice John Roberts.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesChief Justice John Roberts said he felt the Supreme Court's five other conservatives went too far in their decision to overturn Roe v. Wade."The Court's decision to overrule Roe and Casey is a serious jolt to the legal system — regardless of how you view those cases," Roberts wrote in his concurring opinion that was released on Friday along with the majority opinion.He continued: "A narrower decision rejecting the misguided viability line would be markedly less unsettling, and nothing more is needed to decide this case."Read Full StoryPence says the overturning of Roe v. Wade has 'righted a historic wrong'Former Vice President Mike Pence said the Supreme Court "righted a historic wrong" when it undid nearly 50 years of abortion rights nationwide on Friday."Now that Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the ash heap of history, a new arena in the cause of life has emerged and it is incumbent on all who cherish the sanctity of life to resolve that we will take the defense of the unborn and support for women in crisis pregnancies to every state Capitol in America," Pence said in the statement, in one of the first reactions from a politician. Read Full StoryJustice Thomas says Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception and same-sex marriageJustice Clarence ThomasDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesJustice Clarence Thomas said the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage, in a concurring opinion with the ruling to overturn the precedent set in Roe v. Wade."For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," the conservative justice wrote. Read Full StorySupreme Court overturns 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade rulingThe Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion.The opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization threw out the decades-old ruling by siding with Mississippi and other states that had passed restrictive anti-abortion laws."The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the Friday ruling said. The ruling now leaves the legality of abortion up to state legislatures. Over a dozen states have "trigger laws" meant to ban abortion immediately upon the overturning of Roe.A leaked draft majority opinion obtained by Politico last month seemed to show the court was set to overturn Roe — immediately galvanizing nationwide protests along with condemnation by Democratic lawmakers.Read Full StoryRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 24th, 2022

Asylum Seekers Overwhelm Shelters In Portland, Maine

Asylum Seekers Overwhelm Shelters In Portland, Maine Authored by Steven Kovac via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Facing an impending humanitarian crisis, Portland Family Shelters Director Mike Guthrie has a simple message to anyone who will listen, “We need help!” Families of asylum seekers warehoused outside of an overcrowded family shelter in Portland, Maine, on May 25, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times) Guthrie, a hands-on, frontline worker in the effort to feed, clothe, and house a continuous flow of foreign nationals arriving in Portland by airplane or bus from the U.S. southern border, told The Epoch Times, “Our family shelter facilities, our warming room, and even area hotel space is at capacity. We have maxed out our community resources. “The time is coming when I’m going to have to look a dad in the face and tell him and his family that I don’t know where they’re going to sleep tonight.” The Portland Family Shelter is a complex of four rented buildings in various states of renovation located in the heart of downtown. Some of the structures are gradually being converted into small apartments where up to four families will share a single kitchen and bathroom. All four buildings are overflowing their present capacity. “The intake is greater and faster than we can process,” Guthrie said. Mike Guthrie, director of the family shelter in Portland, Maine, on May 25, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times) To accommodate the stream of new arrivals, the family shelter program has in recent months placed 309 families (1,091 people) in eight hotels located in five neighboring municipalities spread over three counties of southeastern Maine’s prime tourist and vacation region. Those moves, with their attendant complications and problems, have resulted in some pushback from the local Mainers who fear their prized relaxed lifestyle may never be the same. And they resent not having a voice in any of it. “It’s just part of the state government’s plan to bring the slums to the suburbs,” said a Mainer from the resort and tourist community of Kennebunkport, a small town about 28 miles down the Atlantic coast from Portland. “The United States cannot rescue Africa.” Coming out of the Kennebunkport post office, long-time Mainers Virginia and Robert shared their opinions on what the locals see as the “invasion” of Maine by immigrants. Virginia commented, “We have sympathy for the asylum seekers, but resources are over-extended and now it’s going beyond Portland.” “Eventually, it’s going to impact our quality of life,” Robert said. A view of Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine, on May 25, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times Pressures on Portland’s homeless shelter capacity last year inspired a York County community action group to obtain a federal grant to help house the city’s regular homeless population. The plan included renting half a dozen large motels in a three-mile corridor in the heart of southeastern Maine’s Atlantic-shore tourist region. Motels within walking distance of shopping opportunities were selected. The motels close in the off-season, so it appeared to some people to be a win-win arrangement. Included in the plan was the small, quiet, resort town of Wells, located about six miles from Kennebunkport. Though the program sheltered hundreds of individuals from the brutal Maine winter, the resulting wave of never-before-seen vandalism, burglaries, and other property crimes in the commercial district forced the city of Wells to evict every tenant for violations of several municipal ordinances. It is unclear where the evicted people were relocated. Homeless Victimized and Intimidated A motel in Wells, Maine, that was used to shelter the homeless of Portland on May 26, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times) According to Captain Gerald Congdon of the Wells Police Department, the crimes were not committed by foreign asylum seekers, Wells residents, or by the many legitimate, disadvantaged, and debilitated people housed in the motel. “The perpetrators arrested were mostly ‘couch-surfers’ spending time with homeless friends staying legally at the motel. However, the bulk of grant-qualified motel dwellers had drug problems,” Congdon said. One small business operator, whose sweetshop was burglarized, told The Epoch Times, “The thieves were druggies in need of a fix. They came in through a window, stole the cash from the register, and took our digital scales. “These people were brought in around Christmastime. It was like an invasion. We never had a crime at our store before they came in and ruined things. “It’s not fair. We now think differently. They changed the whole landscape of how we do business. We don’t want to see them come back.” Congdon told The Epoch Times, “There was shoplifting at the bigger chain stores and car break-ins going after loose change in the strip mall parking lot. “A small bike shop was burglarized twice, losing thousands of dollars-worth of high-end bicycles—never happened to them in 42 years of business. “Our officers spent a lot of time on disturbance calls and enforcing warrants. We made quite a few arrests and recovered some stolen property. “The management of the area’s motels got tired of seeing us there. They were tired of their legitimate businesses being associated with crime. “The nice tenants, many of whom are truly deserving of help, were being victimized and intimidated. They were afraid to call us.” Congdon said his department was not consulted and was given no advance notice on the plan to bring hundreds of homeless people—including many known drug-addicts—into their city. The City of Wells was not compensated for the additional hours of policing. A broad, sandy, beach in the tourist region of southeastern Maine, on May 26, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times) ‘Feeder Sources’ On May 1, a hotel in the resort town of Old Orchard Beach, located about halfway between Portland and Kennebunkport, evicted all of its residents for a different reason. This time, they were asylum seekers evicted in order to make room for the arrival of legally permitted temporary seasonal workers to lodge there. These special visa-holders make up the majority of the workforce needed by the region’s thriving hospitality industry. The asylum seekers were relocated to motels in three other southern Maine communities, according to Portland city officials. In Portland, 500 single asylum seekers are housed in a municipal shelter separate from the family shelter, according to a spokesperson for the city. It too is at capacity. Guthrie told The Epoch Times that city authorities have publicly notified what he calls “the feeder sources” at the southern border and in Washington D.C. about the immigration crisis unfolding in Portland. The city administration asked Border Patrol, Health and Human Services, and participating non-profits to stop sending asylum seekers to Portland until sufficient resources become available to adequately care for them. But the force of the city’s request was blunted when it announced immediately after the notification that it would not turn anybody away, acknowledged Guthrie. Maine Gov. Janet Mills in 2019. (Rebecca Hammel/U.S. Senate/Public Domain) Guthrie stated that the city asked Maine Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, to call out the National Guard to set up emergency shelters and feeding stations but has not yet received an answer. On June 2, in remarks before the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mills committed the state to building a new emergency shelter in the city and said she was working to create additional housing for asylum seekers in the area. She also spoke of the desirability of the in-migration as a source of labor to fill many existing job openings. Speaking of the migrants, Mills said, “We need the workforce here. We want them to be available for work. Some of them come with incredible skills and experiences that we can employ.” One long-time Maine resident, who visited the Portland Family Shelter to see the situation for himself, told The Epoch Times, “Mike Guthrie is like a man frantically trying to bail out a sinking rowboat, while his superiors continue to drill holes in it.” During the month of May, the family shelter took in 79 families consisting of 262 individuals with no slowdown in sight, Guthrie said. “220 people turned up in just 20 days. We’re trying to help anybody that comes to the door. Thus far, nobody coming to us has had to sleep outside but we can no longer guarantee shelter upon arrival,” he said. “We need the state of Maine to step in and create safe places for these people. We need a facility to be created and run like a FEMA camp. “Our legislators are talking about buying and renovating older apartments throughout the region that could house 140 families. That’s great in the long-term, but the problem is now! “At the rate things are going, we’d have those places filled in two months. Then what?” Guthrie asked. Portland’s pastors, church members, and its citizens have been stepping forward to do what they can. “Local churches and those in Cumberland are offering space for people to sleep and some Portland residents have even opened up their homes,” Guthrie said. A surge in asylum seekers crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley has put a strain on the immigration system. Here, migrants are on the move, in Mission, Texas, on March 17, 2021. (Los Angeles Times via TCA) Where Are the Asylum Seekers Coming From? The vast majority of the new arrivals at the family shelter in Portland have come from Angola and the Congo in Africa, with some coming from Haiti in the Caribbean. They make the arduous and often dangerous journey any way they can—largely on foot. Guthrie told of a father and child who recently showed up at the shelter. “The man said that his wife, the young child’s mother, died on the way. She was swept away while crossing a river.” Guthrie explained that the route to Portland for most of the asylum seekers begins in chaos-torn western equatorial Africa. “They cross the Atlantic to South America. They go up through South America and then north through Central America, ending up in northern Mexico, from which they cross the southern border into the United States. “At that point, they present themselves to Border Patrol. “A new arrival tells Border Patrol ‘I am here to seek asylum. If I go back home, I will be killed. I fear for my life.’ That’s the difference between an asylum seeker and an immigrant,” he said. Those three short sentences guarantee a person’s admission for a lengthy stay in the United States as his or her claim is adjudicated. Guthrie went on to explain, “After some additional questioning, the individual is issued minimal paperwork by immigration authorities and told they will be contacted about a formal hearing on their asylum plea. They are then turned over to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.” Most are given cell phones. Public servants with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and representatives of various American non-profit, philanthropic organizations, ask the asylum seekers where they want to go in the interior of the United States to await their asylum hearing. For many, their answer is “Portland.” “They are then put on buses or airplanes and sent on their way,” Guthrie said. Lobsterman Tucker Soule unloads a trap at Cape Porpoise near Kennebunkport, Maine, on May 23, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times) Why Portland? Guthrie said that Portland is often recommended to people enroute to the United States by relatives who are already living in the city. “Once they get here, the majority of the new arrivals want to stay in Portland. They tell their relatives and friends about us,” he said. Jessica Grondin, the city’s director of communications and media, told The Epoch Times in a phone interview, “Portland is happy about and proud of our good reputation as a ‘Welcoming City.’ We presently have a large Somali population, as well as many Iraqis and Afghans who arrived here previously.” Grondin said that several busloads of asylum seekers recently shipped off to Washington D.C. by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, ultimately made their way to Portland. She stated that, along with the lack of housing, one of the biggest problems facing the city is a shortage of staff to care for the volume of new arrivals. Guthrie said that the influx asylum seekers has exceeded the city’s ability to offer basic services. “As we outgrow our past limits, we are being forced to prioritize what we are doing for these people. We are no longer able to help them connect with local immigration attorneys, nor help them learn English,” he said. Effective May 7, a policy change took effect forbidding the shelter’s staff from assisting asylum seekers in finding an apartment. “Instead, these folks, who are complete strangers to this community and speak no English, are being qualified for a state General Assistance housing voucher. “They are given a sample lease, a rental form, and an explanation of the GA process, and are then sent out on their own to find a place to live,” Guthrie said. While most of the new arrivals speak Portuguese, some speak French, Lingala, or another tribal language. Many are bilingual, but none speak English. Weary of waiting around, some of the French-speakers asked to be sent to Quebec, but the strict Canadian rules concerning COVID-19 prevented them from entering, Guthrie stated. Condition and Needs of Asylum Seekers Guthrie described the migrants’ situation, saying, “Understand, the majority of these people arrive here with no money. They spent their life savings during their trip and have to start over. They need everything. “They come from hot climates wearing summer clothes. We have given away about 97 percent of our clothing stock to help them cope with the colder weather here in Maine. “We have to keep many people outside during the day and then pack them into our warming room for the chilly Maine nights, or on rainy days,” he said. Fathers, mothers, and their numerous small children are kept outside all day long. They stand on the sidewalk across the street from the shelter or sit in an alley between two old houses passing the time until the next meal. The grimy concrete and stony gravel of the alley serve as furniture. There are no chairs or tables. They sit or recline on whatever is at hand, or on the bare dirt. The shade formed by the receding shadow of the walls of the surrounding old buildings is their only comfort. Antsy and bored small children have no toys with which to amuse themselves, except for one little boy who rides a plastic big-wheel tricycle around the alley. A small bathroom is available to people upon request in one of the shelter’s buildings, or at a nearby city-owned singles’ shelter around the block. “For showers, we team up with a local church that comes by with a bus and offers showers to any of them that want to go,” Guthrie said. When asked if the asylum seekers are Christians, Guthrie answered that many ride a bus to church services on Sunday morning. The shelter provides families with three meals a day, prepared off-site by “community partners.” “We pick up the meals and bring them here and serve them indoors. The food is decent. A typical lunch is a sandwich, salad, soup, granola bars, snacks, milk and water,” Guthrie said. Guthrie told The Epoch Times that the family shelter is providing standard baby formula for the young children, but one baby is intolerant to it. This infant requires a specialty brand that is hard to get—a fact that is upsetting to the mother and her child. The Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC) is providing asylum seekers residing in hotels and motels with some culturally appropriate foods such as fufu (an African staple), goat meat, greens, chicken, and rice, he said. A lot of the accommodations do not have kitchens. According to Guthrie, the cost per motel room is between $250 and $350 dollars per night and rising as the tourist season begins. MIRC is part of a network of 85 statewide organizations involved in the care of the thousands of asylum seekers already here and those that are arriving daily. Guthrie said the state is footing 70 percent of the family shelter’s expenses, with the city making up the remaining 30 percent. But Guthrie says that getting the children into school is among the best assistance that can be provided. “The schools offer all kinds of different programs. They have community resource officers. They keep the kids busy while giving them two meals a day,” he said. More than 60 different foreign languages are spoken by students at Portland area schools, further complicating every task associated with education. When asked about the overall health condition of the asylum seekers, Guthrie replied, “They are exhausted and scared. They haven’t travelled a safe route. Though clearly traumatized, very few will talk about the details of their experience. Counselling is available if requested.” Teams of health care workers are performing what Guthrie calls “health outreach.” They have set up clinics at some of the motels to perform triage and make any necessary medical referrals. The city of Portland has a busy public health clinic helping to provide treatment, but some people with more serious conditions end up in emergency rooms. To overcome the language barrier, the city provides interpreters, and health care workers make use of cell phone translation apps. On the whole, Guthrie said most of the people under his supervision are physically “very healthy.” “Pregnancy is the families’ most urgent medical concern, and their most pressing medical need is OBGYN (obstetrics and gynecology) care,” he said. He also said there is some sickle cell disease among them. A young Angolan mother and child outside the family shelter in Portland, Maine, on May 25, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times) City Hall allowed The Epoch Times access to several families being warehoused outdoors and a number of parents were eager to talk about their current plight. Speaking through an interpreter provided by the shelter, and in the presence of shelter director Guthrie, Samantha, a young Angolan woman with a 10-month-old baby on her hip and a toddler in tow, was not shy about sharing her dissatisfaction. When asked if her family’s basic needs were being met, Samantha replied, “We just need a place to sleep. We stay outside in the sun and the elements because there is not enough space for us indoors. There are not enough clothes for my family. “Being outside all day is not good for my baby. Some of us have caught colds. Some had fevers. Some were so sick they went to the hospital. “My son eats a special baby formula. I have to ration his feeding. “What we are fed is very different than what we are used to. We are receiving no culturally appropriate food. There was no way for us to take a shower for five days. “We endured a seven-month journey to come to this! We are not happy. Conditions are not good! We really need help.” When asked if she felt welcome, Samantha said with a look of disbelief, “No! I do not feel welcome. Look at us. We are outside.” A Congolese family seeking asylum in Portland, Maine, on May 25, 2022. (Steven Kovac/Epoch Times) Landry, a housepainter and electrician’s helper, brought his wife Sylvie, two-year-old daughter, and 12-month-old son to Portland from the Congo. When asked why he risked the journey, Landry answered, “I left my country because of political issues and insecurity. There we could be sure of nothing. Here, it’s different.” Sylvie said, “We came from Texas unprepared for this Maine weather. I am not happy for how I am living here. I don’t feel welcome!” Tyler Durden Sun, 06/05/2022 - 20:30.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 5th, 2022

Facebook Slumps After Sheryl Sandberg Steps Down As COO

Facebook Slumps After Sheryl Sandberg Steps Down As COO Just moments after Amber Heard was found guilty of defaming Johnny Depp with malice, the stock of Facebook - which bizarrely still calls itself Meta at least until the company decides to change its name back to normal - tumbled on news that Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as chief operating officer. Sandberg, who Bloomberg describes as "one of the most recognized figures in global business after helping Facebook transform from a startup into a multibillion-dollar advertising powerhouse" although we are confident others would have less effusive descriptions of the 52-year-old, will remain on the board of Meta according to a post on the social network Wednesday. Javier Olivan, who has led the company’s growth efforts for years, will take Sandberg’s place as COO when she formally steps down in the fall. Sandberg, a Democrat who previously served as chief of staff for Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, joined Facebook in 2008 and was key to turning it into a social media giant that generated almost $120 billion in revenue last year. Along the way, she became an influential author - publishing “Lean In” in 2013 - and served as the highest-profile face of the company next to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. She also answered for Facebook’s privacy and policy missteps over the years, attempting to improve its relationship with the public and regulators. In an interview with Bloomberg, Sandberg called her time at Meta the “honor and privilege of a lifetime,” but joked that it’s also “not the most manageable job anyone has ever had.” “It’s a decision I didn’t come to lightly, but it’s been 14 years,” she said on Wednesday. “I want to make more room to do more philanthropically, to do more with my foundation.” Sandbery's farewell Facebook post is below: Today, I am sharing the news that after 14 years, I will be leaving Meta. When I first met Mark, I was not really looking for a new job – and I could have never predicted how meeting him would change my life. We were at a holiday party at Daniel L Rosensweig's house. I was introduced to Mark as I walked in the door, and we started talking about his vision for Facebook. I had tried The Facebook, as it was first called, but still thought the internet was a largely anonymous place to search for funny pictures. Mark’s belief that people would put their real selves online to connect with other people was so mesmerizing that we stood by that door and talked for the rest of the night. I told Dan later that I got a new life at that party but never got a single drink, so he owed me one. Many months later, after countless – and I mean countless – dinners and conversations with Mark, he offered me this job. It was chaotic at first. I would schedule a meeting with an engineer for nine o’clock only to find that they would not show up. They assumed I meant nine p.m., because who would come to work at nine a.m.? We had some ads, but they were not performing well, and most advertisers I met wanted to take over our homepage like The Incredible Hulk movie had on MySpace. One was so angry when I said no to her homepage idea that she slammed her fist on the table, walked out of the room, and never returned. That first summer, Mark realized that he had never had a chance to travel, so he went away for a month, leaving me and Matt Cohler in charge without a ton of direction and almost no ability to contact him. It seemed crazy – but it was a display of trust I have never forgotten. When I was considering joining Facebook, my late husband, Dave, counseled me not to jump in and immediately try to resolve every substantive issue with Mark, as we would face so many over time. Instead, I should set up the right process with him. So, on the way in, I asked Mark for three things – that we would sit next to each other, that he would meet with me one-on-one every week, and that in those meetings he would give me honest feedback when he thought I messed something up. Mark said yes to all three but added that the feedback would have to be mutual. To this day, he has kept those promises. We still sit together (OK, not through COVID), meet one-on-one every week, and the feedback is immediate and real. Sitting by Mark’s side for these 14 years has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime. Mark is a true visionary and a caring leader. He sometimes says that we grew up together, and we have. He was just 23 and I was already 38 when we met, but together we have been through the massive ups and downs of running this company, as well as his marriage to the magnificent Priscilla, the sorrow of their miscarriages and the joy of their childbirths, the sudden loss of Dave, my engagement to Tom, and so much more. In the critical moments of my life, in the highest highs and in the depths of true lows, I have never had to turn to Mark, because he was already there. When I joined Facebook, I had a two-year-old son and a six-month-old daughter. I did not know if this was the right time for a new and demanding role. The messages were everywhere that women – and I – could not be both a leader and a good mother, but I wanted to give it a try. Once I started, I realized that to see my children before they went to sleep, I had to leave the office at 5:30 p.m., which was when work was just getting going for many of my new colleagues. In my previous role at Google, there were enough people and buildings that leaving early wasn’t noticed, but Facebook was a small startup and there was nowhere to hide. More out of necessity than bravery, I found my nerve and walked out early anyway. Then, supported by Mark, I found my voice to admit this publicly and then talk about the challenges women face in the workplace. My hope was to make this a bit easier for others and help more women believe they can and should lead. I am beyond grateful to the thousands of brilliant, dedicated people at Meta with whom I have had the privilege of working over the last 14 years. Every day someone does something that stops me in my tracks and reminds me how lucky I am to be surrounded by such remarkable colleagues. This team is filled with exceptionally talented people who have poured their hearts and minds into building products that have had a profound impact on the world. It's because of this team – past and present – that more than three billion people use our products to keep in touch and share their experiences. More than 200 million businesses use them to create virtual storefronts, communicate with customers, and grow. Billions of dollars have been raised for causes people believe in. Behind each of these statistics is a story. Friends who would have lost touch but didn't. Families that stayed in contact despite being separated by oceans. Communities that have rallied together. Entrepreneurial people – especially women and others who have faced obstacles and discrimination – who have turned their ideas into successful businesses. Last week, a friend saw a post about a mutual friend of ours having a baby and told me that she remembers how before Instagram, she would have missed this moment. When the women in Lean In’s global Circles community couldn’t meet in person, they used Facebook to encourage each other and share advice for navigating work and life during the pandemic. At an International Women’s Day lunch, a woman told me that her Facebook birthday fundraiser generated enough money to provide shelter for two women experiencing domestic abuse. Just last month, I heard about how in India, the Self Employed Women’s Association connects over WhatsApp to organize and increase their collective bargaining power. I’ve loved traveling the world (physically and virtually) to meet small business owners and hear their stories – like Zuzanna Sielicka Kalczyńska in Poland, who started a business with her sister selling cuddly stuffed animals that make white noise to sooth crying babies. They began with a single Facebook post in 2014 and have gone on to sell in more than 20 countries and build a workforce mostly made up of moms like them. The debate around social media has changed beyond recognition since those early days. To say it hasn’t always been easy is an understatement. But it should be hard. The products we make have a huge impact, so we have the responsibility to build them in a way that protects privacy and keeps people safe. Just as I believe wholeheartedly in our mission, our industry, and the overwhelmingly positive power of connecting people, I and the dedicated people of Meta have felt our responsibilities deeply. I know that the extraordinary team at Meta will continue to work tirelessly to rise to these challenges and keep making our company and our community better. I also know that our platforms will continue to be an engine of growth for the businesses around the world that rely on us. When I took this job in 2008, I hoped I would be in this role for five years. Fourteen years later, it is time for me to write the next chapter of my life. I am not entirely sure what the future will bring – I have learned no one ever is. But I know it will include focusing more on my foundation and philanthropic work, which is more important to me than ever given how critical this moment is for women. And as Tom and I get married this summer, parenting our expanded family of five children. Over the next few months, Mark and I will transition my direct reports and I will leave the company this fall. I still believe as strongly as ever in our mission, and I am honored that I will continue to serve on Meta’s board of directors. I am so immensely proud of everything this team has achieved. The businesses we’ve helped and the business we've built. The culture we've nurtured together. And I'm especially proud that this is a company where many, many exceptional women and people from diverse backgrounds have risen through our ranks and become leaders – both in our company and in leadership roles elsewhere. Thank you to the colleagues who inspire me every day with their commitment to our mission, to our partners around the world who have enabled us to build a business that serves their businesses, and especially to Mark for giving me this opportunity and being one of the best friends anyone could ever have. FB stock, which has been gotten in 2022, tumbled about 4% on the news. Tyler Durden Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:50.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 1st, 2022

US Receives First Shipment Of Baby Formula From Europe, Via Military Plane

US Receives First Shipment Of Baby Formula From Europe, Via Military Plane It's a day that'll go down in the history books: the day the U.S. received its first 78,000 pounds of baby formula to combat a nation-wide shortage. It's enough formula for "more than half a million baby bottles," ABC reported this weekend.  The formula was transported into the country via military plane, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. It marked the first of numerous flights that are supposed to come in from Europe to address the shortage.  The flights were "authorized by President Biden", the report says. Because nothing says "building back better" more than having to ship over a relatively negligible amount of supplies from Europe, one military flight at a time.  Folks, I’m excited to tell you that the first flight from Operation Fly Formula is loaded up with more than 70,000 pounds of infant formula and about to land in Indiana. Our team is working around the clock to get safe formula to everyone who needs it. pic.twitter.com/cX4KU0eDtZ — President Biden (@POTUS) May 22, 2022 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Indianapolis to greet the formula as it arrived. The Biden administration, meanwhile, has called the effort "Operation Fly Formula." Recall, the nation's largest domestic manufacturing plant in Michigan shut down in February due to safety issues, adding to the problem the country is having. ABC reported on the steps that the Biden administration was taking, as a result: The White House has said 132 pallets of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula was to leave Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the U.S. Another 114 pallets of Gerber Good Start Extensive HA formula were expected to arrive in the coming days. Altogether, about 1.5 million 8-ounce bottles of the three formulas, which are hypoallergenic for children with cow's milk protein allergy, are expected to arrive this week. The administration chose Indianapolis to receive the shipments because it is a Nestle distribution hub.  "The formula will be offloaded into FedEx semitractor-trailers and taken to a Nestle distribution center about a mile away where the company will do a standard quality control check before distributing the supplies to hospitals, pharmacies and doctor's offices," the report says. Sounds about as "strategic" of a plan as releasing the petroleum reserve every time the price of gas rises a nickel.  Tyler Durden Mon, 05/23/2022 - 13:19.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytMay 23rd, 2022

Harmful DIY baby formula recipes are reportedly going viral on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube

Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube are not consistently removing or labeling homemade baby formula recipes misinformation posts, report says. The FDA advises parents to not make or feed baby formula to infants as it could lack vital nutrients to support growth.Michael Conroy/Associated Press Harmful DIY baby formula recipes are going viral on social media platforms, Bloomberg reported. The posts are racking up thousands of views and hundreds of likes, according to the outlet. Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube are not removing or labeling posts consistently, report says. Harmful DIY baby formula recipes are going viral on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube as desperate parents look for alternatives amid shortages, Bloomberg has reported. The social media networks are removing or labeling misinformation posts on baby formula recipes on its platforms but are not doing it consistently, per the report. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised parents in February to not use certain powdered baby formulas after finding bacterial infections in infants which led to five hospitalizations and two deaths.Abbott, whose brands Similac, Alimentum and EleCare were potentially affected, had issued a voluntary recall earlier that month.Manufacturers including Abbott then recalled its baby formula products which led to shortages and retailers limiting purchases at its stores, making availability scarce. Twitter posts on homemade baby formula rose by 2,100% from the first to the second week of May – which amounted to 5,000 tweets – Bloomberg found. It found instructions on how to make baby formula at home on Twitter, TikTok, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram, with some posts racking up thousands of views and hundreds of likes. YouTube told Bloomberg videos which featured dangerous recipes defied its harmful content policies. Bloomberg reported it removed videos that the outlet had highlighted.TikTok said it also scrapped videos that Bloomberg highlighted while Twitter told the outlet that they did not breach its misinformation policies but that it would review its practices over time. A spokesperson from Facebook's parent company, Meta, told Bloomberg it used external content reviewers to place warning labels on baby formula misinformation. President Joe Biden unveiled measures in May to address the formula shortages and invoked the Defense Production Act to give manufacturers priority to get key ingredients. Robert Ford, the chief executive of Abbott, which produces baby formula, wrote in the Washington Post on Saturday that the company had "let down" families but believed that the voluntary recall was "the right thing to do."Biden also announced a measure to import baby formula from overseas, called Operation Fly Formula, with its first batch arriving this weekend from Europe.  The FDA advises parents to not make or feed baby formula to infants as it has not been reviewed and could lack vital nutrients needed to support an infant's growth.A YouTube spokesperson told Insider: "We remove content that promotes, sells, or provides instructions for making homemade baby formula under our Harmful & Dangerous policies. Accordingly, we removed the videos raised by Bloomberg." Meta and TikTok did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 22nd, 2022

The Tucker Carlson origin story

Tucker Carlson's journey from prep school provocateur to Fox News flamethrower, according to his friends and former classmates. Tucker Carlson during a CNN National Town Meeting on coverage of the White House sex scandal, on January 28, 1998.Richard Ellis/Getty Images Tucker Carlson is remembered as a provocateur and gleeful contrarian by those who knew him in his early days. His bohemian artist mother abandoned her young family and cut Tucker and his brother out of her will. At a Rhode Island prep school and at Trinity College, classmates remember him as a skilled debater who could both amuse and infuriate his audiences. On Oct. 29, 1984, New York police killed an elderly Black woman named Eleanor Bumpurs in her own home. Bumpers, who lived in a public housing complex in the Bronx, had fallen four months behind on her rent. When officials from the city housing authority tried to evict her, she refused, and they called the police. Five officers responded by storming into her apartment. Bumpurs, who had a history of mental illness, grabbed a butcher knife as two officers pushed her against a wall with their plastic shields and a metal pole. A third officer fired two shots from his 12-gauge shotgun, striking Bumpurs in her hand and chest.Eleanor Bumpurs' death dominated the city's news for two months and led the NYPD to revise its guidelines for responding to emotionally disturbed individuals.At St. George's prep school, some 175 miles away in Rhode Island, the incident deeply haunted Richard Wayner. He was one of the school's few Black students and had grown up in a residential tower not far from where Bumpurs had lived. He earned straight As and was so admired that in 1984 his peers elected him senior prefect, the prep equivalent of student body president, making him the first Black class leader in the school's 125-year history. Harvard soon beckoned.Wayner was frustrated with how the St. George's community seemed to ignore the conversations about racial justice that were happening outside the cloistered confines of Aquidneck Island. It bothered Wayne that almost no one at St. George's seemed to know anything about Bumpurs' killing. "You had your crew, you put your head down, and you tried to get through three or four years of prep school with your psyche intact," Wayner said of those days.As senior prefect, one of the duties was to deliver an address each week at the mandatory Sunday chapel service. One Sunday, perched from the chapel podium, Wayner described the shooting as a sea of white faces stared back at him. He concluded with the words: "Does anyone think that woman deserved to die?"Near the front of the chapel, a single hand went up for a few brief seconds. It was Tucker Carlson.Eleanor Bumpurs was shot and killed by the New York Police Department on October 29, 1984APThen a sophomore, Tucker had a reputation as a gleeful contrarian – an indefatigable debater and verbal jouster who, according to some, could also be a bit of a jerk. "Tucker was just sort of fearless," said Ian Toll, a St. George's alumnus who would go on to be a military historian. "Whether it was a legitimate shooting may have been a point of debate but the fact was that Tucker was an underclassmen and the culture was to defer to the seniors." Wayner himself never saw Tucker's hand go up, and the two kept in touch over the years. (Note on style: Tucker Carlson and the members of his family are referred to here by their first names to avoid confusion.)  Four decades later, glimmers of that prep school provocateur appear on Tucker's Prime Time show on Fox, which garners an average of between 3 to 4 million viewers a night. His furrowed visage and spoiling-for-a-fight demeanor are all too familiar to those who have known him for decades. In the words of Roger Stone, a Republican political operative, frequent guest, and longtime friend of Tucker's: "Tucker Carlson is the single most influential conservative journalist in America… It is his courage and his willingness to talk about issues that no one else is willing to cover that has led to this development."Tucker's name has even been floated as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2024. "I mean, I guess if, like, I was the last person on earth, I could do it. But, I mean, it seems pretty unlikely that I would be that guy." he said on the "Ruthless" podcast in June, dismissing this possibility.Tucker's four decades in Washington, and his transition from conservative magazine writer to right-wing television pundit, have been well documented. But less well known are his early years and how they shaped him: his bohemian artist mother, who abandoned her young family and cut Tucker and his brother out of her will; the Rhode Island prep school where he met his future spouse; and his formation into a contrarian debater who could both amuse and infuriate his audience with his attention-getting tactics.Tucker declined to participate in an interview with Insider, saying in a statement. "Your level of interest in the boring details of my life is creepy as hell, and also pathetic," he wrote. "You owe it to yourself and the country to do something useful with your talents. Please reassess."California roots Tucker Carlson's West Coast roots burrow as deep as a giant redwood. He was born in San Francisco in May 1969 as the excesses of the Sixties peaked and the conservative backlash to the counterculture and the Civil Rights movement started to take shape. Tucker's mother, Lisa McNear Lombardi, born in San Francisco in 1945, came from one of the state's storied frontier families. Lisa's mother, Mary Nickel James, was a cattle baron heiress. Her great-great-grandfather had owned 3 million acres of ranchland, making him among the largest landowners west of the Mississippi. Her father Oliver Lombardi was an insurance broker and descendant of Italian-speaking Swiss immigrants. Lisa enrolled at UC Berkeley, where she majored in architecture. She met Richard Carlson, a San Francisco TV journalist from a considerably less prosperous background, while still in college. Lisa and Richard eloped in Reno, Nevada in 1967. The couple didn't notify Lisa's mother, who was traveling in Europe with her new husband at the time. "Family members have been unable to locate them to reveal the nuptials," a gossip item published in the San Francisco Examiner dished.Tucker arrived two years later. A second son, Buckley, was born two years after that. As Richard's career began to flourish, the family moved first to Los Angeles and then, in 1975, to La Jolla, a moneyed, beach-front enclave about 12 miles north of San Diego. When Lisa and Richard divorced a year later, in 1976, Richard got full custody of their sons, then 6 and 4. According to three of Tucker's childhood classmates, Lisa disappeared from her sons' lives. They don't recall Tucker talking about her, or seeing her at school events. Marc Sterne, Tucker's boarding school roommate who went on to be executive producer of the Tony Kornheiser Show, says the two didn't talk much about Tucker's relationship with his mother and he got the impression that Tucker and Richard were exceptionally close. When Sterne's own parents split up that year, he said Tucker was supportive and understanding. Lisa spent the next two decades as an artist – moving first to Los Angeles, where she befriended the painter David Hockney, and later split her time between France and South Carolina with her husband, British painter Michael Vaughan. In 1979, Richard Carlson married Patricia Swanson, heiress to the Swanson frozen foods empire that perfected the frozen Salisbury steak for hassle-free dinners. She soon legally adopted Tucker and Buckley.  When Lisa died in 2011, her estate was initially divided equally between Tucker, his brother Buckley, and Vaughan. But in 2013, Vaughan's daughter from another marriage found a one-page handwritten document in Lisa's art studio in France that left her assets to her surviving husband with an addendum that stated, "I leave my sons Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson and Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson one dollar each." A protracted battle over Lombardi's estate involving Vaughan and the Carlson brothers wound up in probate court. The Carlsons asserted the will was forged but a forensic witness determined that Lisa had written the note. The case eventually went to the California Appellate Court, which allowed the Carlson brothers to keep their shares in 2019."Lisa was basically sort of a hippie and a free spirit," said one attorney who  represented the Vaughan family and recalled having conversations about the case. "She was very liberal and she did not agree with Tucker's politics. But she stuck the will in the book, everyone forgot about it, and then she passed away."In a 2017 interview with The New Yorker, Tucker described the dissolution of his family as a "totally bizarre situation — which I never talk about, because it was actually not really part of my life at all." Several pieces of art produced by Tucker's mother, Lisa Lombardi, and her then-partner Mo Mcdermott in the home of a California collector.Ted Soqui for InsiderLisa When Lisa left her husband and two young sons, she was escaping suburban family life in favor of the more bohemian existence as an artist. One of Tucker and Buckley's former teachers said their mother's absence "left some sour grapes." "I felt they sided with the father," Rusty Rushton, a former St. George's English teacher said. After the divorce, Lisa returned to Los Angeles and tried to break into the city's thriving contemporary art scene. She befriended Mo McDermott, an LA-based British sculptor, model, and longtime assistant to David Hockney, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. A few years before he met Lisa, the scene was captured in Jack Hazan's 1974 groundbreaking documentary "A Bigger Splash," which followed Hockney and his coterie of gay male friends idly lounging around the pool in his Hollywood Hills home."When love goes wrong, there's more than two people who suffer," said McDermott, playing a slightly exaggerated version of himself, in a voiceover in the documentary.Lisa and McDermott became a couple and Lisa won admission into Hockney's entourage. Hockney lived a far more reclusive lifestyle than his pop art compatriot Andy Warhol but some four dozen or so artists, photographers, and writers regularly passed through his properties."She was more like a hippie, arty kind of person. I couldn't ever imagine her being a mother," said Joan Quinn, the then-West Coast editor of Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine, who knew Lisa during those years and still owns several of her works. "She was very nervous all the time… She was ill-content."The pair were often seen at Hockney's Hollywood Hills home and at Friday night gallery openings on La Cienega Boulevard. They collaborated on playful, large-scale wood sculptures of animals, vegetables, and trees. A handful of their pieces could be seen around Hockney's hillside ranch."Hockney had me over to meet them. He wanted a gallery to handle their work," said Molly Barnes, who owns a gallery in West Hollywood and gave the pair shows in 1983 and 1984. "They were brilliant and David loved Mo. He thought they were the best artists around.""She was quiet and intellectual and somewhat withdrawn," Barnes said. "She had come from a lot of money and that reflected on her personality. She wasn't a snob in any way but she had the manners of a private school girl and someone who was fighting the establishment."A sculpture by Tucker's mother, Lisa Lombardi, and her then-partner Mo Mcdermott in the home of a California collector.Ted Soqui for InsiderNone of them recall Lisa discussing her two sons. McDermott died in 1988. After his death, Hockney discovered that McDermott had been stealing drawings from him and selling them. Hockney said the betrayal helped bring on a heart attack. "I believe I had a broken heart," Hockney told The Guardian in 1995. (Hockney did not answer multiple inquiries about Lisa or McDermott.)In 1987, Lisa met Vaughan, one of Hockney's peers in the British art scene known as the "Bradford Mafia." They married in February 1989 and for years afterward they lived in homes in the Pyrenees of southwest France and South Carolina's Sea Islands.Lisa continued to make art, primarily oversized, wooden sculptures of everyday household items like peeled lemons and dice, but she exhibited her work infrequently. She died of cancer in 2011, at which point Carlson was a decade into his media career and a regular contributor on Fox News. Richard In contrast to Lisa's privileged upbringing, Richard's childhood was full of loss. Richard's mother was a 15-year-old high school girl who had starved herself during her pregnancy, and he was born with a condition called rickets. Six weeks later, his mother left him at an orphanage in Boston called The Home for Little Wanderers. Richard's father, who was 18, tried to convince her to kidnap the infant and marry him, but she refused. He shot and killed himself two blocks from her home.A Massachusetts couple fostered Richard for two years until he was adopted by a wool broker and his wife, which he described in a 2009 reflection for the Washington Post. His adoptive parents died when he was still a teenager and Richard was sent to the Naval Academy Preparatory School. He later enlisted in the Marines and enrolled in an ROTC program at the University of Mississippi to pay for college.In 1962, Richard developed an itch for journalism while working as a cop in Ocean City, Maryland at the age of 21, and the future NBC political correspondent Catherine Mackin, helped him get a copy boy job at the Los Angeles Times. Richard moved to San Francisco three years later and his career blossomed. He started producing television news features with his friend, Lance Brisson, the son of actress Rosalind Russell. They filmed migrant farm workers in the Imperial Valley living in cardboard abodes in 110 degree weather, traipsed the Sierra Nevada mountains to visit a hermit, and covered the Zodiac Killer and Bay Area riots (during one demonstration in 1966, they sent television feeds from their car where they trapped for four hours  and a crowd roughed up Brisson, which required four stitches under his left eye). Another time, they rented a helicopter in search of a Soviet trawler but they had to jump into the Pacific Ocean when the chopper ran low on fuel near the shore and crashed.In 1969, Richard and Brisson co-wrote an article for Look Magazine that claimed San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto had mafia ties. Alioto sued the magazine's owner for libel and won a $350,000 judgment when a judge determined the article's allegations were made with "actual malice" and "reckless disregard for whether they were true or not." (Richard was not a defendant in the case and has stood by his story. Brisson declined an interview.)Richard moved back to Los Angeles to join KABC's investigative team two years later. One series of stories that delved into a three-wheeled sports car called the Dale and the fraudulent marketing practices of its founder, Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael, won a Peabody award in 1975. The series also outed Carmichael as a transgender woman. (Richard's role in Carmichael's downfall was explored in the HBO documentary "The Lady and the Dale.") Soon after arriving as an anchor for KFMB-TV, San Diego's CBS affiliate, Richard ran a story revealing that tennis pro Renee Richards, who had just won a tournament at the La Jolla Tennis Club, was a transgender woman."I said, 'You can't do this. I am a private person,'" Richards, who years later would advise Caitlyn Jenner about her transition, urged the television journalist to drop his story, according to a 2015 interview. "His reply? 'Dr. Richards, you were a private person until you won that tournament yesterday.'" By the time he left the anchor chair in 1977 to take a public relations job with San Diego Savings and Loan, Richard had soured on journalism. "I have seen a lot of arrogance and hypocrisy in the press and I don't like it," he told San Diego Magazine in 1977. "Television news is insipid, sophomoric, and superficial… There are so many things I think are important and interesting but the media can be counted on to do handstands on that kind of scandal and sexual sensation."Years later, Richard said that he never tried to encourage his eldest son in politics or journalism, but that Tucker had a clear interest in both from an early age. "I never thought he was going to be a reporter or a writer. I never encouraged him to do that," Richard told CSPAN of his eldest son in 2006. "I actually attempted not to encourage him politically, either. I decided those are the things that should be left up to them."A LaJolla, California post card.Found Image Holdings/Corbis via Getty ImagesA La Jolla childhoodAfter the divorce, Richard and his boys stayed in La Jolla in a house overlooking the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Friends of Tucker's would later say that the trauma of their mother's absence brought the three of them closer together.  "They both really admired their dad. He was a great source of wisdom. He's one of the great raconteurs you'll ever meet. They loved that glow that came from him," said Sterne, Tucker's boarding school roommate. "They both looked up to him, it was clear from my eyes."In an essay included in his book "The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism," Tucker described Richard as a kind parent who imbued family outings with a deeper message.One of Tucker's earliest memories, he writes, was from just after the divorce, when Tucker was seven and Buckley was five: the brothers gripping the edge of a luggage rack on the roof of his family's 1976 Ford Country Squire station wagon, while their father gunned the engine down a dirt road."I've sometimes wondered what car surfing was meant to teach us," Tucker wrote. "Was he trying to instill in us a proper sense of fatalism, the acknowledgement that there is only so much in life you can control? Or was it a lesson about the importance of risk?... Unless you're willing to ride the roof of a speeding station wagon, in other words, you're probably not going to leave your mark on the world."More often, the boys were left unsupervised and found their own trouble. Tucker once took a supermarket shopping cart and raced it down a hill in front of their house with Buckley in its basket. The cart tipped over, leaving Buckley with a bloody nose. He also recalled building makeshift hand grenades with hydrochloric acid and aluminum foil – using a recipe from their father's copy of "The Anarchist Cookbook"  and tossing them onto a nearby golf course."No one I know had a father like mine," Tucker wrote. "My father was funnier and more outrageous, more creative  and less willing to conform, than anyone I knew or have known since. My brother and I had the best time growing up."Richard sent Tucker to La Jolla Country Day, an upscale, largely white private school with a reputation as one of the best in Southern California, for elementary and middle school. In his book, "Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution," Tucker described his first grade teacher Marianna Raymond as "a living parody of earth-mother liberalism" who "wore long Indian-print skirts," and sobbed at her desk over the world's unfairness. "As a conservative, I had contempt for the whiny mawkishness of liberals. Stop blubbering and teach us to read. That was my position," he wrote. "Mrs. Raymond never did teach us; my father had to hire a tutor to get me through phonics.""I beg to differ," Raymond countered in an interview, saying that she was also Tucker's tutor during the summer after first grade and was even hired again. "I'm a great teacher. I'm sure he liked me." For her part, she remembered Tucker as a fair-haired tot who was "very sweet" and "very polite." (When The Washington Post reached out her her, she said Carlson's characterization had been "shocking.")  Friends from La Jolla remember that Tucker loved swimming the mile-and-a-half distance between La Jolla Shores Park and La Jolla Cove, jumping off cliffs that jut out into the Pacific Ocean, riffing on the drums, and playing Atari and BB gun games at the mall with his friends. "He was a happy kid. We were young, so we used to go to the beach. We did normal kid stuff," said Richard Borkum, a friend who is now a San Diego-based attorney. When they weren't at the beach or the mall, Borkum and another friend, Javier Susteata, would hang out at the Carlson home listening to The Who, AC/DC, and other classic rock bands. Borkum said the adults at the Carlson household largely left them alone. "I'm Jewish and Javier was Mexican and I'm not sure they were too happy we were going to their house," Borkum said.Another friend, Warren Barrett, remembers jamming with Tucker and going snow camping at Big Bear and snorkeling off Catalina Island with him in middle school."Tucker and I literally ate lunch together every day for two years," Barrett said. "He was completely the opposite of now. He was a cool southern California surfer kid. He was the nicest guy, played drums, and had a bunch of friends. And then something must have happened in his life that turned him into this evil diabolical shithead he is today."LaJolla is a upscale beach community outside of San Diego. Carlson and his family moved their in 1975.Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesSan Diego's next mayorRichard, meanwhile, was exploring a second career in public service. By 1980, he had risen to vice president of a bank headed by Gordon Luce, a California Republican power broker and former Reagan cabinet official. The following year, Richard's public profile got a boost when he tangled with another veteran television journalist, CBS's Mike Wallace. The 60 Minutes star had interviewed Richard for a story about low-income Californians who faced foreclosures from the bank after borrowing money to buy air conditioners without realizing they put their homes up for collateral. Richard had his own film crew tape the interview, and caught Wallace saying that people who had been defrauded were "probably too busy eating their watermelon and tacos." The remark made national headlines and Wallace was forced to apologize.Pete Wilson, the U.S. Senator and former San Diego mayor, encouraged Richard to run for office. In 1984, Richard entered the race to challenge San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock's re-election. "He was a very well-regarded guy," Hedgecock told Insider. "He had an almost Walter Cronkite-like appearance, but because he was in local news he was all about not offending anybody. He didn't have particularly strong views. He was nice looking, articulate, and made good appearances, but what he had to say was not particularly memorable other than he wanted me out of office."Sometimes Tucker tagged along for campaign events. "He would always show up in a sport coat, slacks and a bowtie and I thought that's really nice clothing for someone who is a kid," Hedgecock remembers. He was a very polite young man who didn't say much."Five days before voters went to the polls, Hedgecock went on trial for 15 counts of conspiracy and perjury, an issue that Richard highlighted in his television campaign ads. Richard still lost to Hedgecock 58 to 42 percent despite pouring nearly $800,000 into the race and outspending Hedgecock two to one. (Hedgecock was found guilty of violating campaign finance laws and resigned from office in 1985 but his convictions were overturned on appeal five years later.)People are seen near a beach in La Jolla, California, on April 15, 2020.Gregory Bull/AP PhotoPrep school In the fall of 1983, a teenaged Tucker traded one idyllic beachfront community for another.At 14, Tucker moved across the country to Middletown, Rhode Island, to attend St. George's School. (Buckley would follow him two years later.) The 125-year-old boarding school sits atop a hill overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean, and is on the other side of Aquidneck Island where Richard Carlson went to naval school. The private school was known as a repository for children of wealthy East Coast families who were not as academically inclined as those who attended Exeter or Andover. Its campus had dorms named after titans of industry, verdant athletic fields, and a white-sand beach.Senators Claiborne Pell and Prescott Bush graduated, as did Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, and poet Ogden Nash. Tucker's class included "Modern Family" actor Julie Bowen; Dede Gardner, the two-time Oscar-winning producer of "12 Years a Slave" and "Moonlight"; and former DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson. Billy Bush – "Extra" host, and cousin to George W. Bush – was three years behind him.Tuition at St. George's cost $13,000 per year in the 1980s (it's now up to $67,000 for boarding school students) and student schedules were tightly regimented with breakfast, classes, athletics, dinner, and study hall encompassing each day. Students were required to take religion classes, and attend chapel twice a week. Faculty and staff would canvass the dorms on Thursdays and Sundays to ensure no one skipped the Episcopal service. Tucker impressed his new chums as an hyper-articulate merrymaker who frequently challenged upperclassmen who enforced dorm rules and the school's liberal faculty members."He was kind of a California surfer kid. He was funny, very intelligent, and genuinely well-liked," said Bryce Traister, who was one year ahead of Tucker and is now a professor at the University of British Columbia. "There were people who didn't like Tucker because they thought he was a bullshitter but he was very charming. He was a rascal and a fast-talker, as full of shit as he is today."Back then Tucker was an iconoclast more in the mold of Ferris Bueller than preppy neocon Alex P. Keaton, even if his wardrobe resembled the "Family Ties" star. Students were required to wear jackets, ties, and khakis, although most came to class disheveled. Tucker wore well-tailored coats and chinos, pairing his outfit with a ribbon-banded watch and colorful bowtie which would later become his signature. "He was always a very sharp dresser. He had a great rack of ties. He always knew how to tie a bowtie but he didn't exclusively wear a bowtie," said Sterne, Tucker's freshman year roommate. "He always had great clothes. It was a lot of Brooks Brothers." Their crew crew held court in each others' dorm rooms at Auchincloss, the freshman hall, kicking around a Hacky Sack and playing soccer, talking about Adolph Huxley, George Orwell, and Hemingway, and dancing to Tom Petty, the Grateful Dead, and U2 on the campus lawn. Televisions weren't allowed so students listened to their Sony Walkman swapping cassette recordings of live concerts. Tucker introduced several bands to his friends."He loved classic rock and he was and still is a big fan of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead," said Sterne, who saw a Dead show with Tucker at RFK Stadium in 1986.Sometimes the clique got slices at Aquidneck Pizza and played arcade games in town, hung out in history instructor William Schenck's office, and smoked pot and Marlborough Red cigarettes on a porch in the main building's common room that faced the ocean, according to multiple sources. When the school administrators banned smoking indoors the following year so they congregated behind the dumpster behind the dining hall. Vodka (often the brand Popov) mixed with Kool-Aid was the drink of choice and students stockpiled bottles under their beds.Tucker was an enthusiastic drinker, half a dozen classmates recall. In his book, "The Long Slide," Tucker credits Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" for enticing him to try drugs in 10th grade, The experience gave him "double vision and a headache." By the time he got to college, Tucker writes, "I switched to beer."By the late 1990s Tucker stopped smoking. He eventually cut alcohol too in 2002 after drinking so much while covering George W. Bush in New Hampshire during the 2000 primary that he accidentally got on the wrong plane, according to a friend.Most of Tucker's fellow students remember him best as a skilled speaker."He was always eager to take the less palatable side of the argument and argue that side," said Mahlon Stewart, who attended prep school and college with Tucker and is now a geriatric specialist at Columbia University. "Back then it was comedic. I thought it was an act.""His confidence was just amazing. He could just put out some positions and be willing to argue anything no matter how outlandish," Keller Kimbrough, a former classmate who's now a professor at the University of Colorado. "We were talking about politics and religion one time Tucker pulled this card out of his wallet and said, 'Well actually I'm an ordained minister, I'm an authority on the subject.' This was a stunt. He could literally play the religion card." "When he got the job at Fox I just thought 'Wow that's perfect for him, that's exactly what he can do.'"Their dorm room discourses were never serious. Tucker would pick a side in a debate between whether the color red or blue were better, and the crowd would erupt whenever he made a good point, friends said.  "Even at age 15 he was verbally dexterous and a great debater," Ian Toll said. "His conservative politics was fully formed even back then. He believed in strong defense and minimal government."His teachers saw a pupil who was primed for law school."Language and speaking came naturally to him. He took pleasure in it," said Rusty Rushton, Tucker's former English teacher. Tucker's politics, though, "seemed fluid to me," Rushton said. "I don't think of him as a deeply ensconced ideologue."He ditched soccer after sophomore year to act in a school theater production of Ayn Rand's courtroom thriller "Night of January 16th" (Julie Bowen starred as the prosecuting attorney. Tucker played a juror). But Tucker found his voice in competitive debate when he eventually joined the school's debate club. The team traveled to other private school campuses to compete against schools like Andover, Exeter, and Roxbury Latin in tournaments."He won some debate and basically did a victory lap afterward and got in the face of all the faculty there," one alum from a rival school who debated against Tucker said. "After defeating the student team, he started challenging the faculty, and said, 'Do any of you want to take me on? Are any of you capable of debating me?'"SusieIn the fall of Tucker's sophomore year, a new headmaster arrived at St. George's, Rev. George Andrews II. Andrews' daughter, Susie – who Tucker would eventually marry – was in Tucker's class. According to school tradition, a rotating group of underclassmen was charged with serving their classmates dinner and, one night in late September, Tucker and Susie had the shift at the same time. "They were sitting at a table at the far end of Queen Hall just leaning in, talking to each other," Sterne recalled. "You could see the sparks flying, which was cool."Susie floated between the school's friend groups easily. When she was seen mingling with Tucker, some questioned what she saw in him."People were saying, 'Come on Susie, why are you dating Tucker?' He's such a loser slacker and she was so sweet," Traister said. The pair started dating at the age of 15 and quickly became inseparable. Tucker gained notoriety on campus for repeatedly sneaking into Susie's room on the second floor of Memorial Schoolhouse, the school's stately administrative office that housed the headmaster's quarters. He had less time for his dumpster buddies now that the couple hung out on the campus lawn, attended chapel and an interdenominational campus ministry organization called FOCUS. His senior yearbook included a photo of Tucker squinting in concern to a classmate, with the caption "What do you mean you told Susie?While Susie was universally liked within the St. George's community, her father was polarizing.Andrews led the school during a turbulent period – it was later revealed – when its choirmaster Franklin Coleman was accused of abusing or having inappropriate conduct with at least 10 male students, according to an independent investigation by the law firm Foley Hoag in 2016. (Two attorneys representing several victims said 40 alumni contacted them with credible accounts of molestation and rape accusations at the hands of St. George's employees between 1974 and 2004 after a 2015 school-issued report detailed 26 accounts of abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. (Coleman was never criminally charged and he has not responded to Insider's attempts to reach him.) Over his eight-year tenure as school music director, from 1980 to 1988, Coleman invited groups of boys to his apartment for private parties. Sometimes he shared alcohol and pot with some of them, gave them back and neck rubs, showed pornographic videos, traveled with them on choral trips and stayed in their hotel rooms, and appeared nude around some of them, the report found. Several of Tucker's classmates and former faculty said they had no reason to believe he would have been aware of the accusations. "There were rumors circulating wildly that Coleman was bad news. The idea was he would cultivate relationships with young men," Ian Toll, a St. George's alum, said. "Anyone who was there at that time would have likely been aware of those rumors."Andrews told Foley Hoag investigators he was not aware of any complaints about Coleman until May 1988 (by then, Tucker had finished his freshman year in college) when school psychiatrist Peter Kosseff wrote a report detailing a firsthand account of misconduct. But Andrews acknowledged to investigators the school could have been aware of "prior questionable conduct" before then, the report said. Andrews fired Coleman in May 1988 after the school confronted Coleman with allegations of misconduct and he did not deny them. According to the investigation, Andrews told students Coleman resigned due to "emotional stress" and that he had the "highest regard and respect for him." On the advice of a school attorney, Andrews did not report the music teacher to child protective services. He also knew that his faculty dean wrote Coleman a letter of recommendation for a job at another school, according to investigators. Andrews left the school a few weeks after Coleman departed. By September 1989, he was named headmaster at St. Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Florida which he led for 18 years. (Andrews declined to speak about Tucker or his tenure at either school.) St. George's, meanwhile, reached an undisclosed settlement with up to 30 abuse survivors in 2016. Coleman found work as a choir director at Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa Bay, Florida before he retired in 2008. Tucker Carlson attended St. George’s School, a boarding school starting at age 14.Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesTrinity In the fall of 1987, Tucker enrolled at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where Rev. Andrews had also attended.Nearly two-thirds of Trinity's student body back then originated from private schools and many came from wealthy backgrounds. Tuition in 1987 cost $11,700 plus an additional $3,720 for room and board—around $27,839 in today's dollars."When the Gulf War broke out" in 1990, one Trinity alum who knew Tucker recalled, "there was a big plywood sign in front of the student center that read, 'Blood for Oil,' and someone else threw a bucket of paint on it."The posh campus was situated in the middle of Hartford, Connecticut, the state's capital and one of its poorest cities. Discussions about race and inequality were sometimes at the forefront of campus politics, but many students avoided engaging in them entirely."There were issues about whether black students should only date other black students, that kind of thing," said Kathleen Werthman, a classmate of Tucker's who now works at a Florida nonprofit for people with disabilities. "My sophomore year, for new students, they had a speaker talking about racism, and one of the students said, 'I never met a black student, how are you supposed to talk to them?' And the idea that only white people can be racist was challenged too."Susie was at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. His brother remained in Rhode Island and other prep school friends had fanned out across the East Coast. Tucker moved into a four-bedroom dormitory overlooking the main quad. One suitemate, Neil Patel, was an economics major from Massachusetts who played intramural softball. (They would co-found the Daily Caller together two decades years later.) Other roommates played on the varsity soccer team and they formed a tight-knit group."I remember being struck by him. He was the same way he is now," said Rev. Billy Cerveny, a college friend of Tucker's who's now a pastor at Redbird Nashville. "He was a force of nature. He had a sense of presence and gravitas. You might get into an argument with him, but you end up loving the guy."Tucker often went out of his way to amuse his friends. Once during the spring semester, several activists set up a podium and microphone beneath his dorm window to protest the CIA's on-campus recruitment visits. The demonstration was open-mic so Tucker went up to the stage and told the crowd of about 15 people, "I think you're all a bunch of greasy chicken fuckers.""I think people laughed. He did," Cerveny said. "There was always a small collection of people any time there was an issue who tried to stir the pot in that way. Some people were dismissive and other people loved it, thinking 'Oh we're getting a fight here.'"As a sophomore, Tucker and his friends moved into a dingy three-story house on Crescent Street on the edge of the campus. He ditched his tailored jackets, khakis, and bowties for oversized Levi jeans, t-shirts, and untucked oxford shirts. Tucker commandeered a low-ceilinged room above the front porch with so many windows he had to hang up tapestries to keep out the sun. The tiny alcove had barely enough space for an eight-foot futon and several bookshelves Tucker built himself stacked with books he collected. Friends remember Tucker receiving an 8-by-10 manilla envelope that his father sent through the mail once or twice a month containing dozens of articles from newspapers and magazines.One of Tucker's friends, Cerveny, remembered stopping by Richard's home in Washington, D.C. and finding evidence of his hobbies, including the world's second largest collection of walking sticks."His house was filled with rare canes he collected from all over the world," Cerveny said. "The hallways had really amazing rows of canes hung on hooks that were specially made to mount these things on the house. One used to be a functional shotgun, another one was made out of a giraffe. His dad would pull out newspaper clippings of WWII Navy aircraft carriers. It changed the way I thought about a lot of things. I had never seen anything like that. Who collects canes?"During sophomore year, Tucker's friends decided to rush Delta Phi, a well-to-do fraternity also known as St. Elmo's. The Greek scene had a large presence on campus — about 20 percent of men joined them even though Trinity was a liberal arts school — and St. Elmo's had a reputation as freewheeling scamps. Once a year, a St. Elmo's brother would ride his motorcycle naked through the campus cafeteria. (Faculty voted in 1992 to abolish Greek life saying they were sexist and racist, and school administrators instead forced fraternities to become co-ed.)But Tucker refused to come aboard. Some classmates thought it was because he didn't want to be hazed."Tucker was not a joiner like that," Mahlon Stewart said. "He wouldn't have set himself up for whatever humiliation would have been involved. He would not have put up with that." But Cerveny, who pledged the fraternity, said it was a matter of faith."I remember explicitly him saying 'Look, I want to focus on what my faith is about and I thought this would be a big distraction,'" Cerveny said. "But he was very much in the mix with us. When we moved to a fraternity house [on Broad Street], we asked him to live with us."Tucker occasionally dropped in on his friends' fraternity events and occasionally brought Susie when she visited or Buckley when he drifted into town. Other times they hung out at Baker's Cafe on New Britain Avenue. Mostly Tucker stayed in his room."He was basically a hermit. It wasn't like he was going to a ton of parties" one Trinity St. Elmo's brother said. "He was not a part of the organizational effort of throwing big parties, or encouraging me to join the fraternity." Susie, who didn't drink or smoke, was a moderating influence. "Tucker and Susie had their moral compass pointing north even back then," Sterne said. "Tucker's faith was not something he was focused on in his early years but when he met Susie and he became close to her family, that started to blossom and grow in him. Now it's a huge part of his life."By the time his crew moved to another house on Broad Street, they each acquired vintage motorcycles and tinkered with them in their garage. Tucker owned a 1968 flathead Harley Davidson that barely ran and relied on a red Jeep 4X4 to transport friends around town (the Volkswagen van he had freshman year blew up). He smoked Camel unfiltered cigarettes, sipped bourbon, and occasionally brewed beer in the basement, including a batch he named "Coal Porter," according to GQ.When he wasn't reading outside of his courses or tinkering with his carburetor, Tucker took classes in the humanities and ultimately majored in history. Tucker dabbled in other fields including Russian history, Jewish history, Women's Studies, and Religious Studies, sitting in the back of lecture halls with his friends. Ron Kiener, who taught an introductory level course in Judaism, recalled Tucker performing "poorly" but earning a credit. "He did not get a stellar grade from me," Kiener said. "Based on what he says now he surely didn't get very much out of my courses."But Leslie Desmangles, who led courses in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Myth, Rite, and Sacrament, said Tucker was engaged and likely did just enough to pass his courses even if he wasn't very studious or vocal in class discussions."He was interested in understanding the nature of religious belief and studying different cultures and religions but I'm not sure if he had an interest in diversity," Desmangles said. "He was genuinely interested in ritual since a lot of the Episcopal church is highly ritualistic."Tucker's fascination with religion extended to his extracurricular activities too. He and several friends joined Christian Fellowship, a Bible study group that met weekly and helped the school chaplain lead Sunday services. Some members even volunteered with ConnPIRG, a student advocacy group on hunger and environmental issues, and traveled to Washington D.C. to protest the Gulf War. But Tucker steered clear of campus activism. He spent his free time reading and seeing Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic, and Sting perform when they came through Connecticut. Sometimes he skipped school to follow his favorite band, the Grateful Dead, on tour.He took an interest in Central American politics too. At the end of freshman year, Tucker and Patel traveled to Nicaragua. "We did not have a place to stay or any set plans," Tucker told the Trinity Tripod, his college paper, in March 1990. "It was very spontaneous. We are both extremely political and we felt that getting to know the country and some of its citizens would give us a better perspective on the situation." In February 1990, Tucker returned with three friends to Managua for 10 days to observe Nicaragua's elections. The National Opposition Union's Violetta Chamoro, which was backed by the U.S. government, defeated the leftist Sandinista National Liberation Front Daniel Ortega who had been in power since 1979. A month later Tucker and his classmate Jennifer Barr, who was separately in Nicaragua to observe elections and distribute medical supplies to the Sandinistas, shared their perspectives about their visits to a small crowd at the Faculty Club for the school's Latin America Week. Tucker thought press coverage of the election was too left-leaning and criticized the media for skewing a conservative victory, according to Barr."I don't think it was necessarily true," Barr said. "He was dismissive [about my views]. I did get a sense that he believed in what he was saying, and it was very different from my experience and my understanding of the race."Tucker's stance on U.S. politics at the time was less didactic. As the 1992 presidential election loomed his senior year, Tucker touted the independent candidacy of Ross Perot, a Texas business magnate, to his friends although it did not appear that Tucker was an ardent supporter."Tucker would go on and on about how Ross Perot was the answer to this or that, as a joke, and every one would participate" one St. Elmo's brother said. "He liked the way Ross Perot was basically throwing a wrench into the system. He wasn't a serious Ross Perot proponent. He was cheering on somebody who was screwing up the system."In Tucker's college yearbook, below his tousle-haired, bowtie wearing thumbnail photo, was a list of his extra-curricular activities: "History; Christian Fellowship 1 2 3 4, Jesse Helms Foundation, Dan White Society." Neither of the latter two – named, respectively, after the ultra-conservative North Carolina Senator, and a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated Harvey Milk in 1978 – ever existed. Tucker admired Helms for being a "bull in the china shop" of Congress, one classmate said. Some friends believed Tucker slipped in the off-color references as a lark."It's like a joke you and a friend would put in a series of anagrams that only you and two friends would remember and no one else would," the St. Elmo's friend said. "It's so niche that only someone like Tucker is thinking things like that or would even know the name of the person who killed Harvey Milk. He paid attention to things like that."Others claimed Tucker was the victim of a prank."It would not at all surprise me if one of the other guys in the [fraternity] house filled it in for him, and not just an inside joke, but pegging him with something that he got grief for," another close friend said. Protesters rally against Fox News outside the Fox News headquarters at the News Corporation building, March 13, 2019 in New York City.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesAn outsider among insidersBy the spring of 1991, Tucker's academic performance had caught up with him. He had accumulated a 1.9 grade point average and may have finished with a 2.1 GPA, according to one faculty member who viewed a copy of his transcript. Tucker would eventually graduate from Trinity a year late. Falling behind was not uncommon. About 80 percent of Trinity students completed their degrees in four years, according to Trinity College records. (A Trinity spokeswoman would not comment on Tucker's transcript due to FERPA laws, which protect student privacy.Tucker's post-collegiate plans fell through too. Tucker applied to the CIA that spring. The spy agency passed."He mentioned that he had applied and they rejected him because of his drug use," another college friend said, while declining to be named. "He was too honest on his application. I also probably should say I don't know whether he was telling the truth or not." Once the school year was over, Tucker and Neil Patel hit the road on a cross-country motorcycle ride. After that: Washington DC.  Tucker's family left Southern California for Georgetown after President Reagan named his father head of Voice of America. In June 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed Richard ambassador to the Seychelles and the Carlson family upgraded to a nicer house in Georgetown with a pool in the basement. That summer, with Tucker's father and stepmother often out of town, the Carlson household was the center of Tucker's social lives, the place they retired to after a night drinking at Georgetown college dive bars like Charing Cross and Third Edition, and pubs like Martin's Tavern and The Tombs, immortalized in St. Elmo's Fire. In August, Tucker and Susie got married in St. George's chapel and held a reception at the Clambake Club of Newport, overlooking the Narragansett Bay. Back in Washington, Tucker's prep school, college, and his father's Washington-based networks began to mesh. Tucker took a $14,000-a-year job as an assistant editor and fact checker of Policy Review, a quarterly journal published at the time by the Heritage Foundation, the nation's leading conservative think tank. For the next three decades, Tucker thrived in the Beltway: He joined The Weekly Standard and wrote for several magazines before appearing on cable news networks as a right-of-center analyst and host at CNN, PBS, and MSNBC. His father embarked on a third career as a television executive where he ran the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and his brother became a political operative and a pollster. By the time Tucker reached the core of the conservative media sphere, a slot on Fox News's primetime opinion lineup, he shed friends from his youth who couldn't grapple with the hard-right turn he veered once he became the face of the network.One friend was not surprised with Tucker's act. In the spring of 2016, during the heat of Donald Trump's presidential campaign against Hilary Clinton and a few months before "Tucker Carlson Tonight" premiered on Fox, Tucker had lunch with his old prep school classmate Richard Wayner who made the speech about Eleanor Bumpurs all those years ago. Wayner believed Tucker's gesture from his pew was never serious. "As a 9th or 10th grader in a chapel full of people in a conversation, he was trying to get attention," Wayner said.The two stayed in touch over the years and Tucker at one point suggested he write a handful of pieces for the Daily Caller, the conservative news and opinion site that Tucker co-founded and ran in the 2010s. As they settled into their table at a Midtown Manhattan steakhouse, the two chatted about Wayner's experience on the board of St. George's (which Susie was about to join) and their respective careers. Tucker was floating around at Fox, and Wayner, now an investor and former Goldman Sachs investment banker, said the conversation drifted toward salaries."He was asking, 'How much do you make on Wall Street' and was like, 'Wow, Wall Street guys make a lot.'" Wayner said. When they left the restaurant and headed back toward the Fox News headquarters, several people recognized Tucker on the street even though he had jettisoned his trademark bowtie years ago. Wayner saw Tucker making the pragmatic decision to follow a business model that has made his conservative media counterparts a lot of money."I don't think he has a mission. I don't think he has a plan," Wayner said. "Where he is right now is about as great as whatever he thought he could be.""Tucker knows better. He does. He can get some attention, money, or both." he added. "To me, that's a shame. Because he knows better." Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 5th, 2022

2 German volunteers went to Ukraine to fight the Russians. Confusion, chaos, and then COVID-19, defeated them instead.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy called on foreign fighters to help defend against Russian attacks. Many weren't what the Ministry of Defense had in mind. Lukas and Tobias, two German volunteers, arrive in the western city of Lviv, just over a week after Russia's invasion of Ukraine began.Alan Chin for Insider To help defend against Russian attacks, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy called on foreign fighters.  Volunteers poured in, but many were perhaps not what the Ministry of Defense had in mind. On March 2, two German volunteers arrived in Lviv, ready to become war heroes. Chaos ensued. The two Germans burst into the hostel in Lviv, Ukraine, at 2 a.m., bumping into the door frame and shouting questions about where the beds were and how to find the bathroom. It was March 2, a week into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the hostel was mostly filled with shell-shocked women and children escaping war to the east. The Germans were starkly out of place. Marie and Etterem, the Ukrainian-Turkish couple who ran the place, had been sleeping on the kitchen floor down in the basement—now doubling as an air raid bunker—to leave more room for guests. They got up to prepare tea for the newcomers, giving the men a chance to explain themselves."We are volunteer soldiers for the International Legion of the Ukrainian military," Lukas, the younger of the two men, said. His companion, Tobias, twitched with excitement as he interrupted with, "We're here to fight the Russians."Marie and Etterem thanked the men for their bravery and headed back to bed. The Germans stepped out onto the balcony for a smoke, inviting me—a jet-lagged journalist who had been staying at the hostel since the war began—to join their late-night conversation. Sharply dressed in pristine blue-and-white tennis shoes, with a nose piercing and studded ears, Lukas, 33, had been living in Montenegro for the last six months while working at his father's IT company. He had come with a small backpack containing little that might come in handy for a soldier, and just enough money to pay for a few nights at a hostel.As he would tell me later, Lukas was bored with his tech job and was looking for something "real." Ukraine seemed as real as it could get. When he told his family and his girlfriend that he planned to join the International Legion, they tried to hide his passport. He slipped out in the middle of the night. "It was my decision and no one could stop me," Lukas said.Tobias—a decade older, at 44—was a luxury watchmaker by trade and spent weekends DJ-ing at techno clubs. Tall and lanky, with gauged earlobes and an uneven buzz cut, he carried only a small, overstuffed suitcase on two wheels, a well-worn black backpack, and a khaki shoulder bag that he seemed unwilling to part with. A simple black watch hung on his wrist. Tobias had been watching the news from his home in Fulda, outside Frankfurt, and was moved by a striking image of a Ukrainian girl carrying a Kaloshnikov in Kyiv. She looked to be around the same age as his daughter, Luna. "What if that were my Luna?" he remembers thinking. "How could I let her do this fight alone?"  Over the last year, Tobias had fallen out with his father and sister, lost ownership of the business he'd spent years building, and relapsed into binge drinking and drugs. He hadn't seen either of his two kids in more than six months. "My family is everything, and I don't have them anymore," he said. So, why not go to Ukraine, he figured."Were we supposed to just stand by and watch?" Tobias asked, digging into his pocket for his lighter. "We are from Germany," he said, halting his incessant fidgeting to emphasize his words and allude to his country's WWII history. "Not again."Neither man had any military experience or combat training, or even a connection to Ukraine. Lukas, smoking a joint, pulled his jacket more tightly around himself. He had brought rolling papers, but not a scarf or gloves. It was just 26 degrees that night in Lviv, and snowing.'Please come, we will give you weapons'On February 26—two days after the start of the Russian bombardment—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited foreign nationals who considered themselves friends of Ukraine to join the fight, saying, "Please come. We will give you weapons."A day after that, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense provided more details: "Anyone who wants to join the defense of Ukraine, Europe, and the world can come and fight side by side with the Ukrainians against the Russian war criminals." Practically unprecedented in modern times, it brought to mind the call for anti-fascist volunteers to Spain in the 1930s, when over 60,000 volunteers from 50 countries (George Orwell among them) rushed to the Republicans' side in the Spanish civil war.These foreign fighters would be incorporated into the military under a voluntary contract with the same rights and responsibilities as the 100,000 or more Ukrainian militiamen already organized within 25 Territorial Defense Force brigades around the country.The International Legion added to Ukraine's 200,000-plus active-duty troops and 900,000 reservists—Europe's second largest military force, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. Only Russia oversees a bigger military in the region, dwarfing the forces of its neighbors, with over 900,000 active-duty soldiers and two million reservists.Formed at breakneck speed, many of the recruits were perhaps not who the Ministry of Defense had hoped to attract or was prepared to train. And, although legislation already existed to recruit foreigners, the military infrastructure that is needed to prepare inexperienced volunteers for war was still developing.On March 2, Ukraine updated its guidelines, and specified that recruits must sign up at the nearest Ukrainian embassy, complete a background check, and pass a health screening before presenting for service. (By March 7, Ukraine said 20,000 foreign recruits from 52 countries had applied to join the International Legion. Some estimates suggest the number has grown to 40,000.)But by that time, Tobias and Lukas were already in Ukraine—heading to training in their sneakers and jeans. The Georgian LegionTobias and Lukas had met at the train station in Przemysl, a small town on the Polish-Ukrainian border, during the long wait for the next train to Lviv—40 miles to the east. Tobias had overheard Lukas chatting with another man in German and, happy to hear his mother tongue, introduced himself. Lukas had been telling people that he was heading to Ukraine as a humanitarian volunteer. But when Tobias mentioned that he already had a military contact inside Ukraine, Lukas came clean. Tobias (left) and Lukas at the train station in Lviv.Alan Chin for InsiderA few days earlier, back in Germany, Tobias had reached out to the Ukrainian embassy in Frankfurt and learned that Ukraine's borders were open for volunteer fighters from anywhere in the world. No visa was required, so travel wouldn't be a problem. Tobias went on Facebook in search of a contact for the International Legion. He discovered instead the Georgian Legion—a battalion of volunteer soldiers mostly from the ex-Soviet country, many of whom carried anger towards Russia from when President Putin attacked their country in 2008. Tobias was given an email address and instructed to reach out once he crossed into Ukraine. While Tobias might have thought he had nothing to lose, his family saw things differently. "It was like a rollercoaster," Tobias' daughter, Luna, told me when I reached her by phone. "Always waiting for messages to know if he was okay."Lukas had done even less research, jumping on a train without any plans, instructions, or contacts. Once in Ukraine, he figured, it wouldn't be difficult to connect with a recruiter for the Legion. And then, he met Tobias, who seemed to have all the information Lukas needed. The Germans decided to continue the journey together. On that first frigid night in Lviv, they arrived too late to meet their Georgian contact. Instead, they were told they should find a place to sleep, and a car would come for them the next morning to take them to the training center.  The hostel was the only place their taxi driver could find with two open beds in the packed city, which had become a transit hub for hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the bombardments of Kyiv, Kharkiv, and other cities.  Lukas (left) helps Tobias repack his bags as they prepare to meet their Georgian Legion escort at the hostel in Lviv, Ukraine.Katie Livingstone for InsiderThe next morning, after just a few hours of sleep, the Germans showered and repacked their bags. Lukas finished first and watched as Tobias struggled to stuff all his things into his two bags. After a while, Lukas gamely plopped onto Tobias' suitcase so that his companion could more easily zip it up.Sure enough, later that morning a dark blue skoda with two armed soldiers pulled up in front of the hostel. The car was unmarked, but the soldiers wore the telltale yellow armband meant to differentiate Ukrainian troops from Russian soldiers. Making their way to the car, the Germans promised me they would stay in touch. (Over the next three weeks, I would hear from them almost daily, and meet them for several more interviews. They asked that Insider use only their first names.)  Tobias and Lukas climbed into the back seat and off they sped to some unknown location to begin their service to Ukraine. 'Katastrophe'In a hushed phone call that first night, Tobias explained that he and Lukas had been taken to the Georgian Legion's barracks, just outside Lviv. The place was barren and disorganized. They had expected to receive gear and start training right away. Instead, they spent most of that day and night drinking and smoking with their new brothers-in-arms while trying to communicate in whatever lingua-franca passed for the moment. (Most of the soldiers were Georgian, and about a third were from other places.) "Katastrophe," Tobias repeated over and over again. "There's no organization, no organized training. Everyone just wants to kill the Russians." Lukas and Tobias depart the Lviv hostel for training with the Georgian Legion.Katie Livingstone for InsiderThe next morning, Tobias and Lukas were told the Georgians were evacuating the base after getting a report that Russians were heading their way. They should take a train to Kyiv, they were told.But the details were foggy. Still without any military gear, they told me they were instructed to pose as Red Cross volunteers and prepare reports on any suspicious activity that they observed en route. "They want us to spy on the people on the train," Tobias said. Once in the capital, they would meet up with another squadron at a safe-house. After that, they'd go to the front, they were told.When asked why the Legion would make such a request of two foreigners with no experience in the country who couldn't speak the local languages, Lukas said simply: "They asked, so we are going." Out of Lukas' earshot, Tobias offered another explanation. "The Georgian officer asked Lukas to stop smoking in the room twice last night. And he didn't want to. He's not thinking. Then, the officer asked us to go to Kyiv, and Lukas agreed. Katastrophe," Tobias lamented. He had agreed to accompany Lukas because he didn't want the younger man to go alone, he said.Fissures in the brotherhood were already becoming apparent.Meanwhile, since the war began, no Russian troops have been reported in Lviv by any media outlets. Instead, across Lviv, paranoia about Russian saboteurs was palpable. At the hostel where Tobias and Lukas stayed, Marie and Etterem said they received almost nightly calls from an intelligence officer asking if any of their guests seemed dubious. One night, prior to the Germans' arrival, police had burst into the small lodge and interrogated all of the male foreigners staying there, and then left without another word. Hundreds of check-points have gone up around greater Lviv and residents are told to call a hotline to report anything suspicious."I remember two crazy Germans," Mamuka Mamulashvili, the commander of the Georgian Legion, told me when I reached him over Skype. I showed him a picture of Tobias and Lukas, just to be sure, and Mamulashvili burst out laughing, explaining that he tries to personally interview every recruit. "That's them.""My officers told me there were these two guys trying to party in the barracks, and they had to go. They were gone the next day," Mamulashvili said. Mamulashvili said the Georgian Legion is a Special Forces battalion made up of combat-ready fighters, and that it has been repeatedly confused with Ukraine's newly-organized International Legion, which has training capacity for less experienced soldiers."I don't know anything about the 'spy story,' though," he added with a smirk, after I summarized what the Germans had told me.'Ukraine must know its heroes'Unlike the packed trains carrying mostly women and children toward the Polish border, the trains heading east had plenty of seats. Tobias and Lukas' trip to Kyiv was uneventful, even as their excitement grew. "We have gone past some blown-up buildings, and I think I saw an unexploded missile in a field," Tobias texted from the train."This isn't what I signed up for," Lukas admitted in an audio message, adding, "But we are ready." Tobias and Lukas arrived at Kyiv's central train station that evening, still wearing their civilian clothes. As instructed, they called their Georgian commander back in Lviv. The phone rang and rang. No one answered. Now at the war's doorstep, they had no plan and no idea where they would spend the night.By this point in the war—ten days after Kyiv was first hit—Russian missile assaults had driven over a million people to the west and into neighboring countries. That day, Russian troops had occupied the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, stirring up decades-old fears of nuclear war. Incessant bombing had started in Mariupol, southeast from Kyiv—the start of one of the worst civilian disasters in Ukraine since the war began.Tobias on the train from Lviv to Kyiv, where he and Lukas hoped to finally reach the front line.TobiasBut Ukrainian forces had stalled the 40-mile-long line of Russian troops heading into the capital from Belarus, repelling forces from the capital through a stunningly successful combination of air defense tactics and street combat. Zelenkskyy continued to speak to the Ukrainian people from Kyiv's iconic city squares, proving to the world that the capital was still in Ukrainian hands. Still, shelling was heard nightly and many residents of the capital took refuge in the city's subway stations, which had been built during the Cold War to withstand a nuclear attack. Without a better idea, Tobias and Lukas began approaching uniformed soldiers to ask if they could join their squads. They eventually found two friendly Ukrainian reservists in fatigues and, with the help of a translation app on their phones, introduced themselves. The reservists said their squadron had not yet been mobilized. They invited the Germans back to their makeshift barracks, in the back of a storefront, to sleep for the night. "Only civilians are protecting the train station! There's a ring of Russians around Kyiv! We don't know how to get out!" Tobias exclaimed on the phone that night. I checked the news and, in fact, trains were still leaving daily to the east. With their Georgian commander still not picking up their calls, the Germans passed the hours drinking the reservists' alcohol and smoking the last of the marijuana Lukas had brought—bonding over their united mission against Russia. Tobias (second from left) and Lukas (right) hang out with the Ukrainian reservists they met at the Kyiv train station. The Ukrainians invited them to stay at their makeshift barracks.TobiasThe next morning, the reservists drove Tobias and Lukas around Kyiv to search for a new group to join, the Germans told me. But no one would have them. "They told us to leave because the war is lost and it is too dangerous," Tobias said later. (In fact, the steadfast resolve of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians alike has been well documented. Insider was unable to speak to the reservists by phone to confirm details of the visit.)Their best bet was to return to Lviv and try to reconnect with the International Legion there, Tobias and Lukas decided.  Back at Kyiv's train station, they found, for the first time, they were heading in the same direction as throngs of other people. Children still in their pajamas from hasty escapes, elderly people with blank stares and almost no luggage. When a Lviv-bound train pulled up at the platform, the scene was chaotic, as hundreds of people tried to push their way onto the already crowded train. The Germans noticed a shell-shocked woman standing nearby, who seemed unable to jostle her things onto the train. They sprung into action, securing the woman a seat on the next train out and, as her escorts, finding just enough space to squeeze themselves into the train's corridor. The woman, named Yulia, was 38 and had fled the besieged northeastern city of Kharkiv. She carried just one small suitcase and said she wasn't sure if her apartment had been bombed. She said she thought it had.  On the long ride west, Tobias and Lukas hatched a plan to escort Yulia to Germany. "It's too dangerous for a woman to travel on her own," Tobias told me later that night, with conviction and satisfaction in his voice. But the next morning, after another night spent in the bunk-beds of the Lviv hostel, they changed their minds about leaving Ukraine so quickly. They accompanied Yulia to the bus station, and waved as she headed towards Poland, where she had family waiting for her."I am very grateful to these guys who literally dragged me onto the train to Lviv," she later posted on Facebook. (She also confirmed the details of Tobias and Lukas' story to Insider.) "I can't tell you how I felt at that moment, only tears of joy and gratitude. Ukraine must know its heroes—Sláva Ukrayíni! (Glory to Ukraine!)"Reinvigorated by their brief visit to Kyiv, Tobias and Lukas finally gave up on the Georgians and decided to focus on the International Legion. But it still wasn't clear how they would do that. So, once again, they began approaching men in uniform.Soon, a friendly man in fatigues was leading them to a small building that had just been repurposed into a military post for the International Legion. Inside, they were led past the long line of Ukrainian men presenting for service with the Territorial Defense Forces, to the much shorter line reserved for foreigners.Tobias and Lukas were asked a few questions and then heard the words they had been waiting for: The International Legion of the Ukrainian armed forces would welcome them at its training center. The Yavoriv training center was located at a former NATO base, 15 miles from the Polish border. Tobias and Lukas would spend the night at a way-station in Novoyavorivsk, not far from the base. Finally, it seemed, Tobias and Lukas were on the right course.'Drive as fast as the rockets!'The first day at the Yavoriv training center of the International Legion was a blur of activity. There were recruits from the US, Canada, Israel, and several other countries. Taking pictures at the base was forbidden and the recruits were told to switch their phones to airplane mode to avoid detection.As Tobias and Lukas would later tell me, Ukrainian soldiers took their passport details and had them sign documents, which they said they couldn't understand because they were written in Ukrainian. No copies were provided. Every recruit was given pants with a digital camouflage pattern (too thin for the winter, they said), several button-down shirts, some undershirts and underwear (several sizes too big, they said), boots, and a duffle bag. They were offered a Kalashnikov, but no ammunition since foreign recruits were not allowed to carry loaded weapons on the base.Days on the base started every day at 6 a.m. with breakfast in the mess hall, followed by marches in formation and combat exercises. They were taught about Russian weaponry and field tactics via PowerPoint presentations. Recruits sat shoulder to shoulder in packed rooms, often without enough chairs.Tobias in uniform during training at Yavoriv.LukasTo verify what the men were telling me, I went to one of the International Legion's offices in Lviv and interviewed Col. Anton Myronovych, a public affairs officer for the Ukrainian military.He told me the contracts he's seen are translated into English—it's the same contract as Ukrainian volunteers for the Territorial Defense Forces—and trainees receive copies of everything they sign. Foreign fighters are also entitled to the same pay and benefits as Ukrainians. "There's no difference between Ukrainians and foreigners in this situation," he said. Col. Myronovych said that troops in the International Legion are initially trained in separate groups according to their skill level, and later put into squadrons with skilled soldiers. When international battalions are sent to the front, he said, they are paired with Ukrainian battalions already on the battlefield to face the enemy as a united force. At Yavoriv, Lukas had grown tight-lipped. He said he couldn't talk while on the base. But Tobias was in high spirits. "They're crazy happy I have a license to drive trucks," Tobias said in a WhatsApp message after the first day of training. He imagined they might assign him to transport goods to the front since there were so few available drivers. "But this is also very dangerous," he said. "So I'll have to drive as fast as the rockets!"'Someone watching your back'One of the first people Tobias and Lukas met in Novoyavorivsk was Kevin, a sturdy, 58-year-old Irishman with bright white hair. Unlike most of the other recruits, Kevin had arrived in Ukraine with a bullet-proof vest and a helmet, and seemed well versed in modern weaponry and tactics. As a young man, he had served in the Irish special forces, and had later worked as a security contractor in some of the world's hotspots. (Kevin would later show me dog-eared pictures of from his military days, which he'd brought with him to Ukraine.) With high blood pressure and persistent pain from, he said, a crushed vertebra from a parachuting accident years ago, he was no longer in top form, but he thought he could still be useful in a fight.Like the Germans, Kevin had hoped to join a small squadron and get out to the front line as soon as possible. "When you see the suffering, the killing of women and children and the elderly, it's pretty hard to just sit back and watch it happen," Kevin told me later. Kevin displays two photographs from his younger days as a soldier.Katie Livingstone for InsiderWhen Kevin contacted the Ukrainian embassy in Ireland, they only insisted on recruits having some military experience, according to an email reviewed by Insider. After Kevin crossed the border, he found a military representative, who directed him to the training center at Yavoriv. In Tobias and Lukas, Kevin saw men with "good hearts." "We all agreed that we would help and look out for each other," Kevin told me when I first interviewed him. "In situations like this, it is essential to have someone watching your back and vice versa." Meanwhile, three other recruits had also joined the Germans' unofficial crew. There was William, a moody, 25-year-old Frenchman, who cited his hundreds of hours playing Call of Duty when asked about his military experience; Misha, 42 and Czech, who admitted he didn't know how to handle a gun but said he could survive off the land for months at a time if needed; and Erik, a 20-year-old medic from Germany, had brought along a well-stocked first aid kit and flak jacket from his time training (but not fighting) with the military back home.'I came to fight for Ukraine, not to die for Ukraine'Within about three days, doubt once again had set in. There wasn't any time for questions, or enough equipment for hands-on practice. Many of the recruits weren't taking the training seriously, and were smoking cigarettes during drills. Then, there was the constant clamor of air raid sirens—day and night—and the furious rush to take cover in case they signaled a true threat. And all over the base, the men noticed that fellow recruits were getting sick. On around the third day of training, Tobias started feeling unwell. A high fever kept him up at night. Kevin wouldn't admit it, but others noticed something wrong in him, too. William fainted twice during their morning exercises. The three men started skipping training to rest—which was fine, since no one required them to attend. There was no COVID-19 testing available on the base, but all three suspected they'd come down with the virus. With a hint of hyperbole, the men said that half of the recruits appeared to be sick, and some were giving up on training entirely and leaving the camp. (Col. Myronovych denied any large-scale Covid outbreak, or shortage of medical care.) "I am wondering if I made the right decision to come," Tobias wrote in a WhatsApp message.  "But it is too late to turn back now." At around the same time, Neumann, a German field medic who was helping to lead some of their drills, started showing signs of mounting stress, the men said. He had begun shouting during their lessons, they said, losing his patience more often with both the recruits and the Ukrainian officers. That afternoon, Neumann pulled Tobias, Kevin and a few others aside. He whispered urgently that he had overheard some of the Ukrainian officers talking. Behind their backs, officers were referring to recruits like them—those without combat training but with a will to fight—as "cannon fodder" and "mine meat." They'd be used to open up the battlefield and test their enemy's capabilities before risking more valuable, better-trained troops, he said. With tears streaming down his face, he urged the men to leave. Insider was unable to reach Neumann, and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine did not respond to requests for comments on these accusations. When I asked Col. Myronovych about this, he said he didn't recognize the name Neumann, and denied that such an attitude existed.Foreign recruits have access to the same training resources and safety measures as Ukrainian members of the Territorial Defense Forces, Col. Myronovych said, adding that the Legion was doing the best they could to quickly and effectively train these rookie troops alongside veteran soldiers. "They cannot only fight and die in the first day. They have to survive. They have to stay safe. It's one of our goals—they have to come back alive." Back at Yavoriv, Neumann's warning terrified Tobias, Lukas, and the others. Erik's tactical first aid vest, which he brought with him from Germany.Used with permission"I came to fight for Ukraine, not to die for Ukraine," Erik told me later. "Being in these legions is like holding a loaded gun to your head and pulling the trigger." The six men decided it was time to leave, and went to their commanding officer to report their decision. After that, things moved quickly. They were immediately separated from the other troops, and forbidden from reentering the barracks or other communal areas unaccompanied. They were ushered back into the registration area to sign more forms and then into the storerooms to return their gear. Within a couple hours of their announcement, they were waiting for a taxi back to Novoyavorivsk, hoping to make it back to Lviv before the 10 p.m. curfew. Thanks to a last-minute cancellation on Booking.com, they ended up lucking out and finding an apartment in downtown Lviv that could house all six of them for the next week. It only had 2 double beds, but seemed warm and safe. At around midnight, the six soldiers arrived at the apartment, and promptly fell asleep on couches, floors, and beds. Close callThe next morning, at about 5:50 am — as the six men slept in their rented apartment in Lviv — 30 high-precision missiles hit the Yavoriv training center.Initial estimates said that 35 people had been killed and another 134 were wounded, making it one of the most devastating attacks on a military facility since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began. A Russian spokesman later said that the strike had targeted "foreign mercenaries" and a large shipment of weapons from the west. The six men, safe in Lviv, only learned of the bombing when they awoke hours later. They had slept through the sirens that had blared across the region to announce the danger. Groggy and still incredulous from the many false alarms they had endured in the last week, they pulled up shaky videos of the base on social media. They saw smoke rising from courtyards they recognized, strewn with debris, and heard victims crying for help in the background. They tried calling a few of the fellow trainees, who's numbers they'd collected. For hours, no one picked up. It seemed that the horrible reality of war had finally started to sink in, and they didn't yet seem to have the words to describe the mix of relief and guilt they were feeling at having narrowly escaped the carnage."If I was there, I could have at least tied a tourniquet," Erik said later. The men spent the rest of the day arguing about what to do next. The three youngest – Lukas, William, and Erik – talked about going to the front to join the unofficial squadrons they'd heard about. But at this point, Tobias and Kevin had been paying everyone's way, and they announced they were tired of it. The next day, Kevin told Lukas, William, and Erik they had to go. "Wake up. This isn't a game and we're not your parents," Kevin told them as his parting words, handing them bus money and a spare iPhone since Erik's had disappeared at the base.  From left to right, Kevin, William, and Eric at the apartment in Lviv.Katie Livingstone for InsiderEleven days after arriving in Ukraine with Tobias, Lukas left without saying goodbye. He was out of the war zone by later that afternoon. "I am dead," Lukas told me later over WhatsApp.Back in Montenegro, Lukas vowed to return to Ukraine soon, better prepared, to finish his mission. Maybe he hadn't understood how easily it would be to die in a war that had already claimed thousands of Ukrainian and Russian lives. William ultimately stayed in Ukraine for a few more weeks to volunteer with the Cross of Malta, and has since returned to his IT job in France. Erik is gone too. Back home, he told me he was having nightmares about the people he didn't help. Misha was the next to left Ukraine. Only Tobias and Kevin remained.They had come to "kill some Russians," as they often said, and still weren't ready to give up on that. They went to the train station to volunteer, but were turned away because, they were told, each group already had enough help. Tobias thought about trying to link up with the reservists in Kyiv, who had been mobilized since their first meeting. In truth, Tobias was too sick to do much of anything. On top of the fever, headaches and racing hearts, Kevin had also run out of his blood pressure medicine, and Tobias was out of the pills he took to manage his anxiety.On Wednesday, March 16, both men tested positive for COVID-19.Tobias' positive COVID-19 test.Tobias On Friday, Tobias sat outside their apartment under the glare of a full moon, whispering because it was after curfew and he didn't want the neighbors to call the police. "I don't want my kids to grow up without a father," he said emotionally, finally realizing he didn't want to die in this war."I am too sick to fight. I am useless, I must go home," Tobias said. He left Ukraine on March 21.A week later, while trying out tricks on a bike he had bought for his son, Tobias fell—breaking his shoulder. He sent me a picture, displaying his wounded body. "Unbelievable," Tobias texted. "Back from Ukraine and totally injured in Germany." Kevin made the same concession and returned to Ireland—though he, like Lukas, plans to return to Ukraine soon. Less than three weeks after valiantly trekking across Europe to join a fight more visceral and complicated than any of them had imagined, Tobias, Lukas, and the others had returned home without ever meeting a Russian soldier. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 29th, 2022

Pandemic, war, and inflation has spurred some people to a life of "homesteading" and "prepping." Here"s how these practitioners live off the land and plan for disaster.

Homesteading is living off the land, and prepping is being prepared for disaster. In a time of rising food prices, both seem more attractive to some. The Green Gardens Homestead in Washington.Alliyah Perry Homesteading is living off the land, but social media influencers have added a modern spin After the pandemic, war, and inflation, it's grown even more attractive. Prepping, another survivalist-style niche, has overlap with homesteading and has seen an uptick, too.  Five years ago, Nivek Anderson-Brown and her husband moved to Virginia, where they now raise chickens, grow crops, sell at farmer's markets, and broadcast content on TikTok — all part of the life of a 21st century, live-off-the-land homesteader."People were like, 'Are you crazy?' when we first did it. And then, when the pandemic happened, they were like, 'Tell us what you did!'" Brown said. Greens of Brown's homestead.Courtesy companyIn a time of chaotic supply chains, rising food prices, inflation, and war anxiety, being able to provide for yourself has a new glow, whether it's through "homesteading" or its close cousin, "prepping," 10 of the communities' online members told Insider. The homesteading life"Any small amount of trying to grow your own food or preserving. That's homesteading," says Ciearra Evans, of The Thrifted Planer homestead. But the lifestyle tends to build upon itself, Brown said. For example, she started out growing and drying herbs, then realized she had enough land to forage. Once she did, she found a patch of the mint-like plant horehound — which led to her making homemade cough drops."It was just like one thing rolling into another," she said. "It takes on a life of its own." Preserving at Brown's homestead.Courtesy companyThe term "homesteading" has been co-opted throughout history, from 1970s hippie communes to formerly enslaved Black Americans seeking land in Kansas to fundamentalist Christians raising children off the grid, said Brian Cannon, professor of history at Brigham Young University and author of a book about post-World War II homesteading. "I think we have, in the US, dating clear back to Thomas Jefferson, the conviction that rural life is wholesome," he added. Chickens at Brown's homestead.Nivek Anderson BrownHomesteading also can be a form of political or social dissent, according to a 2016 dissertation Jordan Travis Radke on modern homesteaders, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It's a way to "opt out" of systems that feel entrenched, from the government to climate change, she wrote. Many homesteaders tend to be white, Cannon said, which is no surprise, considering land is a key (but not essential) element of homesteading, and many Black Americans have lost land throughout US history. It's something on the minds of Evans and Brown, who try to garden and create content as well as give voices to Black homesteaders online. "There aren't a lot of people that look like me that do this," Brown said. Homesteader's cousinFor some, homesteading can eventually or immediately evolve into "prepping," a term coined for another survivalist-type niche that focuses on preparing for a harder or possibly more dystopian future, the perception of which has come to pass for some.More preserved food at Brown's homestead.Courtesy companyIn particular, prepping has seen heightened interest as inflation has grown worse and amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine-driven anxiety about food shortages, prepper-influencers told Insider. Tiffany Holloway, an apartment-style prepper on TikTok, said her following grew by about tens of thousands in March amid increasing inflation.Holloway herself got into prepping after the 2021 ice storms in Texas. One of her neighbors ran out of baby formula. "I ended up having to nurse her baby for her," via pumping, Holloway said. "This whole experience taught me that you have to prepare." Holloway now teaches prepping on TikTok for people with small spaces and lower budgets, as well as focusing on prepping for potential domestic violence as a DV survivor herself – i.e., having a bag with a burner phone, money, and financial and identifying documents. However, there can be a darker side to the prepper community, as far as folks who lean too far into extreme anxiety or paranoia.Holloway said she finds some of the content on TikTok fear-monger-y, though she said that's not her niche."I try to keep it pretty positive on my page," she said. Most preppers isolate and stay silent about their stores, something known as the "gray man" trope."People will become desperate. Ninety-five percent of people don't have food at their house," said Cam Hardy of The Casual Preppers Podcast.If they know you have food, "they'll know exactly where to go," he saidRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 16th, 2022

We left New York and went overseas to support Ukraine — here"s how we mobilized on our own to help refugees and people needing aid

Mark Kreynovich and Dillon Caroll, both 24, dropped everything to help refugees at the Ukrainian-Polish border. Now, they're staying indefinitely. Mark Kreynovich (left) and Dillon Carroll (right) have raised over $100,000 to aid Ukrainians.Mark Kreynovich and Dillon Carroll Mark Kreynovich and Dillon Caroll left for the Ukrainian border to provide supplies for those in need. Since then, they've supplied medical supplies, housing, and other necessities to refugees. This is their story, as told to reporter Dorothy Cucci. This an as-told-to essay based on a conversation with Mark Kreynovich and Dillon Carroll. It has been edited for length and clarity. Mark Kreynovich and Dillon Carroll met at Cornell University as first-year roommates and quickly became best friends. Mark was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was six months old. He still has family and friends in Kharkiv, Ukraine and spent most summers there growing up. When the war started, the two decided to fly to the Ukrainian-Polish border and provide aid.When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the day before our shared 24th birthday, we knew we couldn't sit idly by as Ukrainians — some of whom were friends and family members — put their lives at stake to protect their country and defend their freedom. So, we decided to take two weeks away from our lives and jobs in New York and go help in any way that we could.We bought our tickets and got on a plane to Vienna a little over a week later, on March 3. By the time we took off, we'd been fundraising through Spotfund and in less than 24 hours we had already received nearly $10,000. We've also been sharing daily updates on our Instagram accounts and now, we've received over $100,000 in donations.On the flight overseas, we started to hash out our plan.Our main objective was to purchase and provide supplies to both refugees and people who stayed in Ukraine. We could be the literal boots on the ground to deploy money and get materials in the hands of those that needed them. With the direct contacts and network we had in Ukraine, we knew we could take that money and quickly get insulin, baby food, and other necessities into the hands of those who needed them.When we arrived in Vienna, we partnered with local pharmacies to place bulk orders directly from their distributors. The first thing we did was rent an SUV with unlimited miles — it's a good thing, too, because we ended up driving over 4,000 miles in 11 days. Our car became our mobile office.Two of our most crucial contacts were Andrei and Olexiy, both family friends. Andrei is leading and coordinating with a Ukrainian civilian group, directly providing us with their supply needs, which included communication equipment (like radios) for volunteers who transport medicine, food, and other critical items in cities under siege. Olexiy, who works directly with a trauma ward staffed by his wife's medical school classmates,was able to send us a very specific list of materials that they needed, whether it was 7.5 millimeter syringes or a certain number of antibiotics.By the time we arrived in Vienna, we had a list of direct objectives ready to go.Through a tangential relationship, we knew someone in the city who could translate for us. She came with us to several pharmacies and explained to pharmacists who we were and what we needed. By a stroke of luck, we found one pharmacy that was able to fulfill our first bulk order of medical supplies for about $13,000. We went back to them several times during the following two weeks with new orders.Boxes of medical supplies arriving to a Ukrainian train station for further sorting and final delivery.Mark Kreynovich and Dillon CarrolAfter we placed that first shipment, we had a few days before the supplies would be ready for pick up. We understood that about 80% of refugees were fleeing through the Polish-Ukrainian border, so we decided that if we wanted to meet and help refugees, we needed to go to Poland.We hopped in the car the next morning and drove north through the Czech Republic to Krakow, about a five-hour trip. When we got there, we met a couple that was struggling to withdraw money — they told us many of the city's ATMs were having issues because of the influx of refugees.We also noticed five huge charter buses decorated with Norwegian and Ukrainian flags. We learned that these buses were bringing people to Norway — but that the Norwegian government required any refugees coming in to stay for a full year. We spoke to a family who was eligible to go but chose not to.It's important to note that the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians don't want to be far from their country. For them, this isn't an opportunity to move west; they want to be back as soon as possible.Shortly after, we were told about a woman who did want to leave but couldn't find the buses. We coordinated with a few contacts and drove around the city until we were able to find her and bring her to the Norwegian bus group, which was located at the train station.You hear about refugees on the news, but until you see thousands of people sleeping on the floor — women and children and elderly people with nowhere to go — you can't really grasp it.We walked through that train station and saw that almost every single person was a refugee. Children were playing soccer and people were eating soup on the ground. It started to put into perspective how huge this crisis really was.Before we left Krakow, we also helped a group of families, nine refugees in total, secure housing. We found an apartment with six bedrooms and were able to negotiate a price and pay for them a place to stay.Kreynovich (bottom left), Carroll (bottom right), and the warehouse team that helped them transport supplies over the border.Mark Kreynovich and Dillon CarrollWhen we returned to the pharmacy in Vienna, we started loading all of the medical supplies into a truck that we rented. Then, we brought those boxes to a team of warehouse couriers we connected with in Bratislava, Slovakia, which is about an hour drive east of Vienna. After we handed off the packages to them, we transported some of the more sensitive materials, namely insulin which must be carefully refrigerated, directly to the border. In the meantime, we waited for confirmation that the Bratislava shipment had actually arrived. Sure enough, we received photos and videos of the supplies that had arrived safely to the trauma ward in Cherkasy.To be honest, we never expected that our efforts would be so successful and supported in such a short amount of time.We've had to have a lot of hard conversations and discuss worst case scenarios. And even though we only planned to go for two weeks, we've decided to return at the end of March and, this time, stay indefinitely.The Cherkasy surgical team after receiving a shipment of critical supplies.Mark Kreynovich and Dylan CarollWe now have a clear understanding of our operation capabilities, and we've been holding our head above water successfully. And the more time we spend here, the more integrated we are in these supply networks — we have more and more people that rely on us.We've closed the first chapter of this project: We've explored, we understand the landscape, and now we can go back and immediately start executing in a very targeted way.We want to be there throughout this war to continue to buy supplies for refugees and civilians still trapped in Ukraine, to provide temporary housing, to provide translation services, and to give these people a voice and a platform to express how they're feeling.For as long as we're able and our donor base enables us to, we're both strongly committed to fighting the good fight, on the ground. For others looking to support Ukrainians, donating time and financial resources is always helpful. Our contacts have told us that a month into the war, donations are already starting to die down.It's also important to keep talking about what's happening in Ukraine. The crisis changes daily, and it will impact the Ukrainian people — and the rest of the world — for years to come. For more information, you can track our activity and message us directly on our Instagram, @missiontoukraine.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 31st, 2022