Despite the considerable cloud over his head, Brett Kavanaugh is joining the Supreme Court after what may best be described as a plutocratic coup by the ruling-but-minority Republican Party.
Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner since 2015, will be the first doctor to hold the post in five decades.
The Judiciary Committee is likely to vote on the Supreme Court nominee on Sept. 20, with a vote by the full Senate the following week.
Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative judge nominated for the Supreme Court, is greeted on Capitol Hill with praise from Republicans and skepticism from Democrats.
In a segment titled "Salute to Abortions," the Netflix comedian points out the hypocrisy in the anti-abortion movement at a time when the debate over reproductive rights has taken on new urgency.
In an unusually direct appeal to voters, the Senate's top Democrat says that to block "an ideological nominee" to the Supreme Court, people should "tell your senators" to oppose anyone from the president's list.
The Republican senator, a key vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, says she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Activists proclaim victory for Irish women as voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland appear to overwhelmingly approve repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.
The case involves a California law requiring the centers to provide clients information on contraception, abortion and prenatal care. Some say they are being forced to deliver a message with which they disagree.
Initiatives unfolding this year are aimed at raising the issue of reproductive rights in conservative states that have passed the toughest anti-abortion laws.