The Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Texas filed a petition last week asking the full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reexamine the constitutionality of the admitting privileges requirement contained in HB2.
Texas had 44 abortion clinics just 3 years ago, but only 19 have survived the onslaught of restrictive laws so far.
The Madison, Wisconsin city council unanimously passed a buffer zone ordinance last week to protect people entering or exiting healthcare clinics, including women's reproductive healthcare clinics, in the city.
Buffer zones are critical in protecting patients from verbal and physical harassment, violence, and anti-abortion protesters who may block their path into a clinic. Since the beginning of 2013, clinic patients in New Hampshire have filed over 60 complaints that detail harassment and intimidation.
Although Herring, who has been a licensed doctor for almost 40 years, created a plan to correct his lack of admitting privileges over several months, it was deemed inadequate.
Pro-choice activists who traveled to Baton Rouge are hosting a celebratory rally this afternoon.
This case is not about free speech. It is about protecting women and reproductive health clinic doctors and staff from anti-abortion extremists who are willing to resort to violence and murder.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014 Contact: Megan Perry (703) 522-2214 email@example.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on whether local governments can create safety buffer zones around reproductive health clinics to ensure that patients, doctors, and healthcare workers can enter these facilities without harassment, intimidation, or violence. The Feminist...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision to block a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. “[The Dec. 20] ruling marks a major victory for Wisconsin women and sends a message to lawmakers across the country: it is unconstitutional for politicians...