Clinics
New Hampshire Governor to Sign 25-Foot Clinic Buffer Zone Bill

New Hampshire Governor to Sign 25-Foot Clinic Buffer Zone Bill

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.
Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill That Threatens to Close Clinics

Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill That Threatens to Close Clinics

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...
Louisiana Senate Passes Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill

Louisiana Senate Passes Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill

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.
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.