Cities and states across the United States are dealing with the legal fallout from the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Massachusetts' 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v. Coakley in June.
Federal US District Court Judge Myron Thompson ruled yesterday that an Alabama law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges is unconstitutional.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law yesterday a bill to help protect access to reproductive health care facilities in the state.
Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
The Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) released a study in the medical journal Contraception finding that access to abortion has been significantly reduced since the state enacted it omnibus anti-abortion law HB2.
Our NCAP Director talked about what's happening in New Orleans and across the country in the wake of McCullen v. Coakley.
The people of New Orleans are pro-choice and stand by reproductive justice, and they stand by their doctor.
Hashtags like #ProtectTheZone, #ClinicViolenceIsReal, #NotCounseling, #SCOTUSFail, #clinicthreats, and #antichoiceterrorists all appeared in thousands of tweets from firsthand victims of clinic violence following the SCOTUS decision Thursdsay.
Portraying buffer zone laws as a response to “clashes” of political opinion overlooks the harrowing history behind McCullen and the much larger trend of violence against abortion providers and patients that it represents.