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a member of parliament to alleged this week that rebel mps have been subject to blackmail or make a statement about it. he has been meeting with the police. the world of the whips in westminster is a very secretive one, they are the people that enforce party discipline. but yesterday the senior tory mp william wragg alleged that conservative whips had threatened to withhold public money, investments from the constituencies of some mps who were threatening to try and bring down borisjohnson. he is one of seven tory mps who had called on the prime minister to quit, and said that this could amount to blackmail. i have just spoken to mr wragg and he confirms that after seeking a meeting with the met he will meet officers at the beginning of next week to discuss his concerns. it doesn't mean the police are going to investigate, but i think it certainly ups the ante around this story. so far he has not produced any evidence to back up his claims and today the business secretary said even though
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these were very serious allegations they were unsubstantiated. now of course this comes as the conservative party whips, as number 10 try and shore up the prime minister's position ahead of the expected report by sue grey into downing street parties, that we all expect to be published next week. now on bbc news, it's time for our world. sophie long travels to mississippi and texas to look at america's new abortion battle. this film contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. it isa it is a matter of life and death. ., . �* , it is a matter of life and death. ., ., �* , , death. the woman's life is sacred but _ death. the woman's life is sacred but it _ death. the woman's life is sacred but it is _ death. the woman's life is sacred but it is not - death. the woman's life is sacred but it is not more l sacred but it is not more sacred but it is not more sacred than the baby's. enough is enough! _ sacred than the baby's. enough is enough! an _ sacred than the baby's. enough is enough! an issue _ sacred than the baby's. enough is enough! an issue that - sacred than the baby's. enough is enough! an issue that has i is enough! an issue that has divided america _ is enough! an issue that has divided america for - is enough! an issue that has| divided america for decades. the idea that women can actually make a choice in their
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own names to be something that men, particularly older white men, particularly older white men, are very afraid of. but now the _ men, are very afraid of. but now the lord _ men, are very afraid of. but now the lord that _ men, are very afraid of. but now the lord that legalised abortion in america could be overturned and both sides of the divide are preparing for a fight. the divide are preparing for a fiuht. ~ , ., the divide are preparing for a fiuht. ~ ,, ., ., ., the divide are preparing for a fiuht.~ ., ., ., , fight. when you allow a country to take away — fight. when you allow a country to take away one _ fight. when you allow a country to take away one of— fight. when you allow a country to take away one of your - to take away one of your rights, you give the same country permission to take away all of your rights. i country permission to take away all of your rights.— all of your rights. i know that motherhood _ all of your rights. i know that motherhood can _ all of your rights. i know that motherhood can seem - all of your rights. i know that i motherhood can seem daunting and we — motherhood can seem daunting and we just want them to know that that — and we just want them to know that that life could be, that that — that that life could be, that that life _ that that life could be, that that life could live. i�*m that life could live. i'm sophie _ that life could live. i'm sophie long _ that life could live. i'm sophie long and - that life could live. i'm sophie long and i - that life could live. i'mj sophie long and i have that life could live. i“n sophie long and i have been travelling across america to meet the people at the heart of its new abortion battle. the outcome will shape the lives of millions. mississippi was the
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birthplace of the blues. and it's now the origin of the case before the supreme court they could overturn the ruling that gave women the right to choose nearly half a century ago. why do you want abortion to stop in jackson? do you want abortion to stop in jackson? �* .., , , jackson? because it is murder. it is jackson? because it is murder. it is wrong _ jackson? because it is murder. it is wrong according _ jackson? because it is murder. it is wrong according to - jackson? because it is murder. it is wrong according to god . it is wrong according to god and the bible. we need to obey god. we are killing children in this land and it needs to stop in this country needs to repent. in this country needs to revent-— repent. this is the only abortion _ repent. this is the only abortion clinic - repent. this is the only abortion clinic in - repent. this is the only abortion clinic in the i repent. this is the only - abortion clinic in the whole state of mississippi, the difficult and deeply personal decision that women who come here has made isjudged very publicly. this is the front line in a better battle that has gone on for decades. rainbow clad as courts come to
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protect patients trying to access what remains their constitutional right from protesters and increasing efforts to intimidate them. i believe the right to protest. i absolutely do. hold your sign, but when you are yelling at patients, that is not protesting. you are yelling at patients about murdering babies, which is not occurring. and that also creates an environment for people to come appear, and any other clinic, to, and it is terrorism.- to, and it is terrorism. they shouldn't — to, and it is terrorism. they shouldn't be _ to, and it is terrorism. they shouldn't be murdering - shouldn't be murdering children.— shouldn't be murdering children. , children. on the surface it miaht children. on the surface it might seem _ children. on the surface it might seem like - children. on the surface it might seem like a - children. on the surface it might seem like a battle i might seem like a battle between the religious right and the liberal left. ida between the religious right and the liberal left.— the liberal left. no church for jennifer. but _ the liberal left. no church for jennifer. but the _ the liberal left. no church for jennifer. but the division - the liberal left. no church for jennifer. but the division is i jennifer. but the division is dee er, jennifer. but the division is deeper, more _ jennifer. but the division is deeper, more complex, i jennifer. but the division is| deeper, more complex, and
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jennifer. but the division is - deeper, more complex, and the battle here and across the united states has intensified over the last few months. good evenina. over the last few months. good evening- and — over the last few months. good evening. and a _ over the last few months. good evening. and a landmark- over the last few months. (13mg. evening. and a landmark ruling on the supreme court today that legalised abortion. in on the supreme court today that legalised abortion.— legalised abortion. in 1973, the supreme _ legalised abortion. in 1973, the supreme court - legalised abortion. in 1973, the supreme court ruled i legalised abortion. in 1973, - the supreme court ruled women have the right to terminate a pregnancy until viability, around 2a weeks. but now the court has a clear conservative majority after president tran appointed three justice is smacked. and they may reverse the ruling. mississippi wants to ban almost all abortions after 15 weeks, without exception for rape or incest. pro—choice campaigners say that will threaten the lives of people in the poorest, largely black and brown communities. but the supreme court could now rule in the state's favour.
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since january 20 two, 1973, abortion access in this country has not gone uncontested. ——22. so it has always been a fight. some days are harder than others. situations can change. 47 years ago, we went from being illegal to being illegal. 47 years later we may go from it being illegal to being illegal. it being illegal to being illeaal. it being illegal to being ille . al. �* , it being illegal to being illeaal. �* , ., it being illegalto being illeaal. �*, ., , illegal. ok, let's go. dr whiley parker - illegal. ok, let's go. dr whiley parker travels . illegal. ok, let's go. dr- whiley parker travels thousands of miles across the united states every week, providing reproductive care in clinics where he can.— reproductive care in clinics where he can. ., , , where he can. your uterus feels like a hardball. _ where he can. your uterus feels like a hardball. your _ where he can. your uterus feels like a hardball. your uterus - like a hardball. your uterus squeezes. the uterus is a big muscle and its quizzes like this. they have been efforts to intimidate me, death threats, racial slurs. intimidate me, death threats, racialslurs. psycho intimidate me, death threats, racial slurs. psycho terrorism, as i call it, threatens to harm me mentally, whatever has been
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done to me physically has dulled when i arrived at the clinic and i am never women who had to get through even more than i had to get through. he is not alone. _ than i had to get through. he is not alone. we spoke to other clinic staff across america who feel threatened or doing their jobs. use your head you had your picture mail.— your picture mail. what it it sa ? it your picture mail. what it it say? it was _ your picture mail. what it it say? it was a _ your picture mail. what it it say? it was a flyer- your picture mail. what it it say? it was a flyer that - your picture mail. what it it say? it was a flyer that had | your picture mail. what it it i say? it was a flyer that had my picture that requested prayers. this woman works at an abortion clinic where she is participating in the murder of children and so it is not a direct threat, but obviously a negative thing to send to my neighbours. negative thing to send to my neighbours— neighbours. and you've got children as _ neighbours. and you've got children as well? _ neighbours. and you've got children as well? yes. i neighbours. and you've got children as well? yes. how| neighbours. and you've got i children as well? yes. how does that make _ children as well? yes. how does that make you — children as well? yes. how does that make you feel? _ children as well? ya; how does that make you feel? you find that make you feel? you find that intimidating?— that intimidating? definitely it is intimidating. _ that intimidating? definitely it is intimidating. it - that intimidating? definitely it is intimidating. it made i that intimidating? definitely| it is intimidating. it made us worry for the children and the exposure in our neighbourhood and, you know, we know that
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there is violence against providers. we see it. it's happened. it's always a concern in the back of our mind. in happened. it's always a concern in the back of our mind.- in the back of our mind. in an affluent suburb _ in the back of our mind. in an affluent suburb of _ in the back of our mind. in an affluent suburb of jackson, i affluent suburb of jackson, mississippi, students spend the saturday spreading their anti—abortion message. we saturday spreading their anti-abortion message. we know that motherhood _ anti-abortion message. we know that motherhood can _ anti-abortion message. we know that motherhood can seem i that motherhood can seem daunting, and we wanted to know that that life can live and they have an opportunity and it doesn't have to end in abortion. it can end in adoption or even having the child and getting support and getting out of a bad relationship.- getting out of a bad relationshi. �* , ., ., , relationship. it's a horrible thin , relationship. it's a horrible thing. but _ relationship. it's a horrible thing, but the _ relationship. it's a horrible thing, but the fact - relationship. it's a horrible thing, but the fact of- relationship. it's a horrible thing, but the fact of life l relationship. it's a horrible| thing, but the fact of life is that girls do get raped and sometimes find themselves in that position through as of the no fault of their own. do you think there should be — people like that should have a choice? it is a hard question and a terrible thing and i sympathise
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- i terrible thing and i sympathise — i was in a similar situation where i was and i was actually scared that i was pregnant. i was actually in that same situation.— was actually in that same situation._ and | was actually in that same | situation._ and i situation. i'm sorry. and i thought — situation. i'm sorry. and i thought - _ situation. i'm sorry. and i thought - i _ situation. i'm sorry. and i thought - i was _ situation. i'm sorry. and i thought - i was scared i situation. i'm sorry. and i thought - i was scared - l situation. i'm sorry. and i thought - i was scared - i situation. i'm sorry. and i- thought - i was scared - i was thought — i was scared — i was thinking, you know what, even if i am, it isjust amazing that there is a — possibly a baby inside of me. fin that there is a - possibly a baby inside of me.- baby inside of me. on the mississippi _ baby inside of me. on the mississippi planes, i baby inside of me. on the mississippi planes, kids i baby inside of me. on the i mississippi planes, kids grow up mississippi planes, kids grow up fast. certainly that was the case for kimberly. she and her husband have three happy, healthy children now. but when she first became pregnant, she was just she first became pregnant, she wasjust19, and still at was just 19, and still at college. wasjust19, and still at college. i wasjust 19, and still at college-— wasjust19, and still at colleue. , college. i was very scared, sad, because _ college. i was very scared, sad, because i— college. i was very scared, sad, because i knew i college. i was very scared, sad, because i knew at i college. i was very scared, | sad, because i knew at that moment that — that everything that i had been taught growing
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up, i had basically shunned, and i'd taken for granted. that hurts, mummy! _ and i'd taken for granted. that hurts, mummy! the _ and i'd taken for granted. that hurts, mummy! the father, i and i'd taken for granted. that | hurts, mummy! the father, her former boyfriend, _ hurts, mummy! the father, her former boyfriend, was - hurts, mummy! the father, her former boyfriend, was very i former boyfriend, was very unhappy. former boyfriend, was very unhappy-— former boyfriend, was very unhau . . ., ., ., unhappy. he was adamant that he to have an — unhappy. he was adamant that he to have an abortion _ unhappy. he was adamant that he to have an abortion and _ unhappy. he was adamant that he to have an abortion and i - unhappy. he was adamant that he to have an abortion and i told i to have an abortion and i told them i was not going to do that. , , ., , that. kimberly gave up her first child _ that. kimberly gave up her first child for _ that. kimberly gave up her first child for adoption i that. kimberly gave up her first child for adoption in i first child for adoption in alabama. first child for adoption in alabama-— first child for adoption in alabama. ._ ., first child for adoption in alabama. ., ., . ~ alabama. on the way home back to mr busy _ alabama. on the way home back to mr busy -- — alabama. on the way home back to mr busy -- mississippi, i i to mr busy —— mississippi, i had tears running down my eyes. it was very difficult. but i still have the conviction knowing that that was the right thing to do. i think what, on the pro—life side, that we can do, isjust to make other options more readily available and help them see, like my story, that it's not the end of your life, that you can carry a baby to term. i went on to couege baby to term. i went on to college and went on to get married and had three children.
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that it - married and had three children. that it — it's not an end. it is a sanctifying moment to make me, and others who have chosen adoption, chosen life, strong. there have been challenges to the ruling known as roe v wade before. another supreme court has a clear conservative majority, the anti—abortion lobby feel victory could be in reach. ., ., ., reach. you would have high ho es reach. you would have high hopes for— reach. you would have high hopes for what _ reach. you would have high hopes for what this - reach. you would have high hopes for what this could i reach. you would have high i hopes for what this could mean, but you also know that we've been disappointed in 70 cases before where we thought they could return know or — and we've had so many tiny increments of lives saved. the
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fact is even — increments of lives saved. the fact is even with _ increments of lives saved. the fact is even with roe - increments of lives saved. the fact is even with roe v wade still intact, in some states it is already so difficult to access reproductive care that some women are having to travel thousands of miles across several states to seek help. dr whiley parker has arrived in seattle, which is known as a haven state, one of 15 states where the right to an abortion will be protected, even if roe v wade is overturned. women in the south _ v wade is overturned. women in the south said _ v wade is overturned. women in the south said they _ v wade is overturned. women in the south said they would i v wade is overturned. women in the south said they would be i the south said they would be provided the care, so that makes it punitive. we want to makes it punitive. we want to make sure that it is a traumatic event for you. his concern _ traumatic event for you. his concern is — traumatic event for you. his concern is for _ traumatic event for you. his concern is for women it won't be able to get to states like washington. irate be able to get to states like washington.— washington. we will have otherwise _ washington. we will have otherwise healthy - washington. we will have otherwise healthy women j washington. we will have i otherwise healthy women who have the complications
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associated with pregnancy where they are talking about preeclampsia cannot whether you're talking about other conditions that could be exacerbated by pregnancy, and they will die because they were pregnant and those conditions were exacerbated. we will see more of that because when will be forced to remain pregnant when they could have ended a pregnancy that they didn't want or a pregnancy that they were too sick to continue. we will see a rise in maternal mortality. i? see a rise in maternal mortality. 19 -year-olds jessica. _ mortality. 19 -year-olds jessica, not _ mortality. 19 -year-olds jessica, not her - mortality. 19 -year-olds jessica, not her real- mortality. 19 -year-olds i jessica, not her real name, mortality. 19 -year-olds - jessica, not her real name, has travelled across half the country to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. she has come from texas, where a lord known as senate bill eight bad abortion afterjust eight abortion after just eight weeks. i was assaulted by a boy was seeing at the time, my period was supposed to come the next week so i've figured they would wait that out and see what happens and i did get it so i
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thought everything was fine. i thought everything was fine. i thought i was in the clear. br; thought i was in the clear. by jessica's body continued to change. by the time she realised she was pregnant, she was way beyond six weeks. i was really scared. — was way beyond six weeks. i was really scared, and _ was way beyond six weeks. i was really scared, and i _ was way beyond six weeks. i was really scared, and i didn't - really scared, and i didn't know what to do because they had to hide it from everybody a new including my mum, my co—workers who a work with the late 11 hours every single day, and it wasn't that hard because they didn't have much of a tummy either, which is what is really confusing, but the nausea, the pains, because two weeks ago when they started getting the cramps again, cramps, i'm pretty sure they are worse than that, butjust having to hide everything. i was scared because they didn't want anybody to know and they couldn't show anything and i'd
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just was going through a lot of pain most of the time and i couldn't say anything.- pain most of the time and i couldn't say anything. back in the texas _ couldn't say anything. back in the texas state _ couldn't say anything. back in the texas state capitol, i the texas state capitol, austin, 13 plaintiffs have come to court to challenge the constitutionality of the law jessica fled.— constitutionality of the law jessica fled. it's a terrifying feelin: jessica fled. it's a terrifying feeling to _ jessica fled. it's a terrifying feeling to not _ jessica fled. it's a terrifying feeling to not feel - jessica fled. it's a terrifying feeling to not feel in i jessica fled. it's a terrifying | feeling to not feel in control of our own body and our wont future. ~ , ., ., ., ., future. when you allow a country _ future. when you allow a country to _ future. when you allow a country to take _ future. when you allow a country to take away i future. when you allow a country to take away one j future. when you allow a i country to take away one of your — country to take away one of your rights, you give that same country— your rights, you give that same country to— your rights, you give that same country to take away all of your — country to take away all of your right. country to take away all of your right-— country to take away all of your right. country to take away all of our riuht. �* ., ., ., your right. but the governor of texas is holding _ your right. but the governor of texas is holding firm. - your right. but the governor of texas is holding firm. he i your right. but the governor of texas is holding firm. he is . texas is holding firm. he is proud of his state's new law. our creator in dallas with the right to life and yet millions of children lose their right to life every year because of abortion. in texas, we want to save those lives.—
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save those lives. texas hasn't only banned _ save those lives. texas hasn't only banned abortion - save those lives. texas hasn't only banned abortion after- only banned abortion after a fatal heartbeat can be detected but the law empowers people to sue anyone sent to help someone end a pregnancy after that time. counsellors and physicians say it effectively criminalises care and shows that roe versus wade has never been enough. that roe versus wade has never been enough-— been enough. since this bill has gone — been enough. since this bill has gone into _ been enough. since this bill has gone into effect - been enough. since this bill has gone into effect i - been enough. since this bill has gone into effect i have l been enough. since this bill i has gone into effect i have not been able to divide abortion care in texas at all and i have increased travelling to oklahoma to be able to take care of texans that are travelling there to get abortion.— travelling there to get abortion. ., , ., abortion. so that is what you need to do — abortion. so that is what you need to do now, _ abortion. so that is what you need to do now, you - abortion. so that is what you need to do now, you need i abortion. so that is what you need to do now, you need to leave the state in order to give them that care? exactly, and last week _ give them that care? exactly, and last week of _ give them that care? exactly, and last week of the - give them that care? exactly, and last week of the week - and last week of the week before, over 80% of the people i took care of work from texas, three of which from my own neighbourhood in dallas. this law makes pregnancy and texas exceedingly more dangerous, and thatis
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exceedingly more dangerous, and that is for anyone who becomes pregnant, no matter whether they want an abortion or need an abortion or whether they want to continue the pregnant. anyone who has become pregnant and our state is now an extreme danger because decisions and hospital systems cannot offer them life—saving care. they are not allowed to intervene until the pregnant person has become septic or is haemorrhaging. fine septic or is haemorrhaging. one ofthe septic or is haemorrhaging. one of the pebble — septic or is haemorrhaging. one of the people challenging the texas law is reverend denine robinson. both she and her partner sarah became pregnant at an early age. the opposite experiences have brought them to the same side of the divide. sarah did not have a choice. as a result she said she was forced to abort her dreams and choose between giving her daughter food choose between giving her daughterfood or choose between giving her daughter food or shelter. choose between giving her daughterfood or shelter. she daughter food or shelter. she has blocked _ daughter food or shelter. she has blocked out _ daughter food or shelter. me: has blocked out her entire childhood in pieces because of the hardships that we have had. the intense moments of
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homelessness, to live in a house with no furniture, to sleep on banquettes on the floor, to have no food and not eat as a mum four days on end and feed your daughter noodles as dinner, no—one wants to look at their child and believe that thatis at their child and believe that that is what they deserved and that is what they deserved and that was the ideal when they heard the heartbeat and touched the fingers and had the child. my the fingers and had the child. my daughter is the best thing i've ever done but i feel like they could have given her something better. it is so good for me to be back with you all again. i believe we need to have things that are part of our community, things that are in our everyday lives that remind us of the people that we are. , . , remind us of the people that we are. , ., , remind us of the people that we are. , .,, .,, ., remind us of the people that we are. , are. denine was able to choose and passionately _ are. denine was able to choose and passionately believes - are. denine was able to choose and passionately believes herl and passionately believes her daughter should have the same
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right. i daughter should have the same riuht. u, , , daughter should have the same riuht. , h, ., right. i consider this a form of modern _ right. i consider this a form of modern day _ right. i consider this a form of modern day slavery. - right. i consider this a form of modern day slavery. you right. i consider this a form - of modern day slavery. you are creating a subclass of people because you are forcing them to have children, stop whatever their future plans are and orient their lives to taking quote unquote essential worker jobs, which arejobs quote unquote essential worker jobs, which are jobs that don't pay much, and having to parent. so basically they are encouraging orforcing people to have children that then they don't help them support. know, so rove don't help them support. know, so prove it- _ don't help them support. know, so prove it- if— don't help them support. know, so prove it. if you _ don't help them support. know, so prove it. if you are _ don't help them support. know, so prove it. if you are really - so prove it. if you are really pro—life, prove it copy at this point i can say nothing but you are pro birth. you want people to have babies and then you have done yourjob, you've helped the lord. i'm not really seeing that. helped the lord. i'm not really seeing that-— seeing that. back in seattle, jessica's procedure - seeing that. back in seattle, jessica's procedure has - seeing that. back in seattle, jessica's procedure hasjustl jessica's procedure has just finished. how are you feeling? it's a big relief.
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this is all a part of your healing _ this is all a part of your healing. what happened to you is something that happened to you _ is something that happened to you it — is something that happened to you. it doesn't define you and you. it doesn't define you and you know. _ you. it doesn't define you and you know, you will never forget that you — you know, you will never forget that you were pregnant, you will never forget the circumstances but you can put it behind — circumstances but you can put it behind you, because like you said. _ it behind you, because like you said. your— it behind you, because like you said, your life is now yours again _ said, your life is now yours again i_ said, your life is now yours again. i believe that when we turn — again. i believe that when we turn abortion into a moral issue. _ turn abortion into a moral issue, when people are controlling women's fertility and pregnant people's fertility under— and pregnant people's fertility under the guise that they are trying — under the guise that they are trying to— under the guise that they are trying to predict health, what they— trying to predict health, what they are _ trying to predict health, what they are really doing is they are really controlling that person's basic human rights and dignity. — person's basic human rights and dignity, and that is a form of huntan— dignity, and that is a form of human rights abuse. because the laws are — human rights abuse. because the laws are so— human rights abuse. because the laws are so extreme in texas,
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women — laws are so extreme in texas, women and pregnant people are turned _ women and pregnant people are turned into reproductive refugees. turned into reproductive refugees-_ refugees. the right of american women to choose _ refugees. the right of american women to choose any _ refugees. the right of american women to choose any mac- refugees. the right of american | women to choose any mac future is now being decided here, at the supreme court in washington, dc. it has already heard arguments for and against the mississippi law. early indicators suggest they might uphold it. if indicators suggest they might uhold it. i. indicators suggest they might uhold it. ,, ~' indicators suggest they might uhold it. i. ~ ., uphold it. if you think that the issue _ uphold it. if you think that the issue is _ uphold it. if you think that the issue is one _ uphold it. if you think that the issue is one of - uphold it. if you think that the issue is one of choice, that women should have a choice to terminate the pregnant, why would 15 weeks be an inappropriate line? would 15 weeks be an ina --roriate line? ., _, inappropriate line? that could have huge _ inappropriate line? that could have huge implications - inappropriate line? that could have huge implications for - have huge implications for individuals. the one liberal justice warned of the damage it could do. ~ , , ., could do. will this institution survive the _ could do. will this institution survive the stench _ could do. will this institution survive the stench that - could do. will this institution survive the stench that this | survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the constitution and its reading are just political acts? we have high _ are just political acts? we have high hopes for this high court — have high hopes for this high
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court. we want to see roe v wade _ court. we want to see roe v wade overturned and we believe that this — wade overturned and we believe that this is the case that could _ that this is the case that could do at. abortion in america _ could do at. abortion in america is outdated and out of touch — america is outdated and out of touch 0ur— america is outdated and out of touch. our science and our data are behind _ touch. our science and our data are behind the times. we need to see — are behind the times. we need to see history changed in this court — to see history changed in this court in — to see history changed in this court in this session. thank you — court in this session. thank you for— court in this session. thank you for coming.— court in this session. thank you for coming. there are 50 states in _ you for coming. there are 50 states in this _ you for coming. there are 50 states in this union _ you for coming. there are 50 states in this union and - states in this union and hundreds of laws but ultimately it will come down to whatjust nine people think in this one building that could set a precedent for years to come. if the challenge to roe v wade is successful, there are more than 20 republican lead states that are likely to instantly impose sweeping bands to abortion which would affect the reproductive rights of millions of people. reproductive rights of millions of people-— of people. obviously i do not want people _ of people. obviously i do not want people to _ of people. obviously i do not want people to go _ of people. obviously i do not want people to go seeking i of people. obviously i do not want people to go seeking a | want people to go seeking a back alley abortion. i think we as a country and churches could
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do more to come alongside those women, to help them choose life. ., ., , , life. no-one is winning, but children. — life. no-one is winning, but children, poor— life. no-one is winning, but children, poor people, - life. no-one is winning, but| children, poor people, black people. _ children, poor people, black people, are definitely losing. let's — people, are definitely losing. let's look at how we can help women survive their pregnant these and surviving the pregnancy means the mother and the baby both survive the pregnancy. the baby both survive the pregnancy-— the baby both survive the pregnancy. the baby both survive the reunan .~ . ., ,, , the baby both survive the ”renan .~ ., , ., pregnancy. what happens if roe v wade passes, _ pregnancy. what happens if roe v wade passes, i'm _ pregnancy. what happens if roe v wade passes, i'm gonna - pregnancy. what happens if roe v wade passes, i'm gonna show| v wade passes, i'm gonna show up v wade passes, i'm gonna show up everyday. and if there is a wonran— up everyday. and if there is a woman who shows up here i'm going — woman who shows up here i'm going to — woman who shows up here i'm going to show up to be here for her~ _ going to show up to be here for her. �* ., , , , going to show up to be here for her. , , , , her. both sides in this decades lona her. both sides in this decades long dispute — her. both sides in this decades long dispute will— her. both sides in this decades long dispute will continue - her. both sides in this decades long dispute will continue to i long dispute will continue to protest and to pray.
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hello. it looks like the weather is taking part in dryjanuary — no significant rain on the way this weekend, nor indeed until at least the start of next week. there isn't going to be a huge amount of this either — blue sky and sunshine this weekend. cloud increased in the west on friday, looks like it is cloud that is going to win out across most places as the weekend goes on. temperatures edge a little bit higher. you'll notice that most in northern ireland and scotland, especially in northern scotland. so what's going on? high pressure close by, that is why we are having a lot of dry weather. around it, bringing in a lot of cloud from the atlantic. it does limit the extent and severity of frost as saturday starts. a touch of it in north—east scotland, patchy in wales and england, where we had any clear spells overnight. and a chance for some early mist and fog patches. you can see the extent
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of the cloud across the uk for saturday. just a few brighter breaks here and there. they are most likely across eastern parts of scotland and england, whereas towards north—west scotland, we are going to see some outbreaks of rain. and it is breezier here, compared with elsewhere, but it is also milder — 11 degrees in stornoway, 10 in belfast and glasgow. temperatures elsewhere a little higher than they were on friday. overnight and into sunday, quite a bit of cloud around, a few breaks in that cloud here and there, where they occur, the chance of seeing a touch of frost. parts of wales and england in particular. there will be some mist and fog patches developing towards southern areas, where the winds are light, and they could well be slow to clear in a few spots as sunday begins. the high very much here on sunday. there is a weather front edging closer towards north—west scotland as the day goes on. it doesn't look as if we will see much in the way of rain until sunday night. ahead of it, still some patchy rain in north—west scotland. the winds going to pick up here. gales developing in the western isles. a breezier day in northern ireland. light winds elsewhere. again, a lot of cloud around, just a few sunny spells. if anything on sunday, temperatures just come down a little bit. the high pressure still with us into the start of next week.
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by mid week, we are going to see a developing weather system heading our way. here it is, and mainly through wednesday night, we will see an area of rain moving its way southwards, weakening as it does so. and behind that, high pressure building back in again but for a time later in the week, there will be some brighter skies around. that's your weather.
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this is bbc news. i'm nuala mcgovern with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the first shipment of us military aid to ukraine arrives in kyiv, following "frank talks" over russia's troop build—up on the ukrainian border. the un condemns a saudi—led coalition air strike in yemen which killed over 70 people. the us calls for a de—escalation of the conflict. delayed again — rio's colourful carnival parade is postponed as the omicron variant fuels a new surge in coronavirus cases in brazil. anti—abortion activists gather in washington for the annual march for life. their hopes are now pinned on the supreme court. and tributes to one of the giants of american rock
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