Clinics
Virginia Governor Orders Review of TRAP Regulations

Virginia Governor Orders Review of TRAP Regulations

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 Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

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.
Advocates Ask Court To Reconsider Texas Admitting Privileges Case

Advocates Ask Court To Reconsider Texas Admitting Privileges Case

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.
Three More Texas Abortion Clinics Forced To Close

Three More Texas Abortion Clinics Forced To Close

Texas had 44 abortion clinics just 3 years ago, but only 19 have survived the onslaught of restrictive laws so far.
Wisconsin City Council Passes 160-Foot Buffer Zone Ordinance

Wisconsin City Council Passes 160-Foot Buffer Zone Ordinance

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.
25-Foot Buffer Zone Bill Passes New Hampshire Senate

25-Foot Buffer Zone Bill Passes New Hampshire Senate

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.
Texas Closes Abortion Clinic And Suspends Doctor Over Admitting Privileges Law

Texas Closes Abortion Clinic And Suspends Doctor Over Admitting Privileges Law

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.
Louisiana Scraps Abortion Restrictions After Pro-Choice Protests

Louisiana Scraps Abortion Restrictions After Pro-Choice Protests

Pro-choice activists who traveled to Baton Rouge are hosting a celebratory rally this afternoon.
More Than A Buffer Zone: Extremists Are Chipping Away At Reproductive Rights

More Than A Buffer Zone: Extremists Are Chipping Away At Reproductive Rights

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.
Feminist Majority Foundation Supports Clinic Buffer Zones

Feminist Majority Foundation Supports Clinic Buffer Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014 Contact: Megan Perry (703) 522-2214 mperry@feminist.org 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...
Appeals Court Upholds Decision Blocking Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Blocking Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

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...
Federal Court Blocks Indiana TRAP Law

Federal Court Blocks Indiana TRAP Law

Last Tuesday, a federal court blocked a targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law that could have shut down the only healthcare facility in Indiana providing RU-486, or mifepristone, the medication abortion drug.
Help Protect the Last Clinic Standing in Mississippi!

Help Protect the Last Clinic Standing in Mississippi!

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the last abortion clinic in Mississippi – needs our help.
It's CPC Week of Action: Feminist Majority Foundation and NARAL Are Taking on Fake Clinics

It’s CPC Week of Action: Feminist Majority Foundation and NARAL Are Taking on Fake Clinics

Young pro-choice supporters on college campuses around the country have planned activities aimed at exposing the lies that CPCs spread to put women’s health at risk.
We've Got a Clinics Crisis on Our Hands

We’ve Got a Clinics Crisis on Our Hands

In states across the country, legislatures are restricting women's reproductive healthcare choices at an unbelievable rate.
North Carolina Passes Harsh Last Minute Anti-Abortion Amendment

North Carolina Passes Harsh Last Minute Anti-Abortion Amendment

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.
Steubenville Teenagers Found Guilty of Rape

Steubenville Teenagers Found Guilty of Rape

The two teenagers accused of raping a sixteen year old girl from West Virginia were found guilty in juvenile court this past Sunday. The two star football players, Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were both sentenced to one year in the state juvenile system for the sexual assault. Mays One of the players...
Standing up for Charlotte Clinics

Standing up for Charlotte Clinics

Anti-abortion extremist groups – Operation Rescue and Operation Rescue/Operation Save America (OSA) – are out in force in Charlotte, North Carolina. But dozens of pro-choice supporters outnumbered their ranks on Saturday, the first day of the anti-abortion extremists national week-long siege targeting Charlotte clinics.
Joining Forces – Women Veterans Speak Out: The Trenches, Remembered

Joining Forces – Women Veterans Speak Out: The Trenches, Remembered

by Joan Grey, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Mentoring Liaison We all have our stories.  Maybe these narratives, rather than DNA, are really what make us human.  On the topic of military sexual trauma, I turned to my West Point women classmates for their input.  Ours was the first co-ed class. Out of over 900...
The Real Story of Margaret Sanger

The Real Story of Margaret Sanger

By Ellen Chesler Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger is back in the news this week thanks to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who claimed on national television that Planned Parenthood, the visionary global movement she founded nearly a century ago, is really about one thing only: “preventing black babies from being born.” Cain’s outrageous and...