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.
A U.S. District Judge ruled that Austin's crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) don't have to post signage acknowledging they don't give any form of medical care.
"The lives of doctors and clinic staff are being threatened as we speak. This decision emboldens more extreme violence, harassment, and intimidation of women and health care providers in the name of free speech."
After today's SCOTUS ruling, the work of our National Clinic Access Project to defend abortion clinics and providers as well as women seeking health care became exponentially more difficult.
The New York City law immediately became a target after it passed in 2011.
None of the bills moved through the body, which women's groups locally are hailing as a victory.
The bill had already passed the Senate in February, but the House made a few changes before passage and then sent it to the Senate for another vote. It will now go to the governor's desk, where Governor Maggie Hassan is expected to sign it.
The Louisiana House voted 88-5 yesterday to pass an omnibus anti-abortion bill that could force three or four of the state’s five abortion clinics to close. Governor Bobby Jindal has already indicated that he will sign it into law. HB 388 will require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. These...
The Louisiana Senate voted 34-3 to pass an omnibus abortion bill yesterday that would limit access to abortion in the state by imposing burdensome regulations on abortion providers and forcing women to wait longer to obtain an abortion.
The TRAP regulations will remain in effect pending the state Board of Health's review. Clinics have until the end of June to comply.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law last week allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without a warrant.
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.