"We don't welcome extremists into our country and we don't welcome extremism," said Terri Butler, Australia's Labor MP.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the anti-abortion group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress must provide documents and respond to questions concerning deceptive videos the group produced to mislead the public about Planned Parenthood.
“It’s telling that the defendants have been very vocal in the media saying that they have nothing to hide, yet in federal court they want to plead the Fifth,” said NAF President Vicki Saporta.
In a win for low-income women in Alaska, a state court judge strikes down a law limiting Medicaid abortion coverage.
The restraining order, issued at the request of the National Abortion Federation, prohibits these groups and individuals from releasing any videos, documents, or other confidential information obtained from NAF Annual Meetings, including the dates and locations of future meetings.
In a powerful decision for abortion providers being threatened by extremists, the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals found in a 2-1 ruling that a jury – not a judge – should determine whether or not a 2011 letter Angel Dillard sent to Dr. Mila Means constitutes a true threat.
The North Carolina state House last week passed a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortion care.
With clinic violence on the rise as well as legislative attacks against clinics nation-wide, celebrating abortion clinics and care providers is paramount.
Today is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, and we want to put the spotlight on the courageous doctors and staff working hard despite continual threats.
Lawmakers in Michigan have introduced this month yet another reporting requirement for physicians performing an abortion, with the specific aim of increasing the number of reported complications from abortion.
House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill. The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but instead was pulled late last night after Republican House representatives Rene...
The bill targeted a Planned Parenthood that was also the only abortion clinic in Lafayette.
The Board of Health will begin the amendment process next year.
The decision comes after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ordered a periodic review of the regulations, expressing concern that the TRAP rules were "extreme and punitive" and could endanger women's health.
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.
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...
The Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the last abortion clinic in Mississippi – needs our help.
On Wednesday morning, during the last minute discussion of an anti-Sharia bill, the North Carolina state Senate gave final approval to an amendment restricting abortion access in a vote of 29 to 12.
By Campus Organizer Sarah Shanks. This post was originally posted on the Feminist Campus Blog. In Virginia, abortion clinics might begin closing at an alarming rate due to legislation requiring they be regulated like hospitals. In March, Governor McDonnell signed SB 924, a bill that classifies women’s health centers in the state as a category...
Will Kansas become the first state in the nation without an abortion provider? The once-unthinkable could happen by Friday when a host of new state regulations takes effect. These detailed rules govern everything from the minimum size of the janitors’ closets to which drugs sit on the stockroom shelves. Clearly, these are the kinds of...