The state of Texas lost all but eight of its abortion clinics overnight after the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the state could begin enforcing unnecessary and harmful abortion restrictions passed as part of an omnibus anti-abortion bill last 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.
The Labor Day weekend marked two major victories in the battle for reproductive justice in Texas and Louisiana.
The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds U.S. District Court Judge Lynne Yeakel’s decision Friday striking down parts of a Texas anti-abortion law.
Friday, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined a federal lawsuit challenging a Louisiana TRAP law set to take effect September 1.
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.