Clinics
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...
Virginia Adopts Strictest Regulations on Abortion Providers in Nation

Virginia Adopts Strictest Regulations on Abortion Providers in Nation

The Virginia Board of Health voted Thursday 12-1 to adopt unnecessary and punitive regulations of first-trimester abortion clinics requiring architectural renovations to change clinics into hospitals and change government oversight. Under the regulations, state authorities can enter a clinic to inspect at any time without notice to examine patient medical records, gather a list of...
Hundreds Gather to Protest VA's Anti-Abortion TRAP laws

Hundreds Gather to Protest VA’s Anti-Abortion TRAP laws

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...
From the Front Lines: Defending Dr. Carhart's Clinic

From the Front Lines: Defending Dr. Carhart’s Clinic

It’s 10:36pm, and abortion clinic defenders are just getting home from this week’s ground zero – the Germantown, Md. clinic of Dr. Lee Carhart.  Operation Rescue had declared the past nine days “Summer of Mercy 2.0,” harkening back to the original Summer of Mercy actions that had targeted Dr. George Tiller’s clinic in Wichita, KS....
Orlando Update: Clinics Remain Open in Face of Anti-Abortion "Siege"

Orlando Update: Clinics Remain Open in Face of Anti-Abortion “Siege”

By Christie Thompson The weeklong Operation Rescue/Operation Save America (OR/OSA) “siege” of Orlando has just two days left, and area women’s health care providers have successfully remained open and operating throughout. The anti-abortion extremist group targeted seven different clinics over the course of the week, surrounding offices and harassing both staff and patients. Organizers from...
New Kansas Regulations May Wipe Abortion Providers Off the Map

New Kansas Regulations May Wipe Abortion Providers Off the Map

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...
North Carolina Defunds Planned Parenthood

North Carolina Defunds Planned Parenthood

By Amanda Litman, 6/15/2011 Today, North Carolina’s Republican-led Congress voted to override Democratic Governor Beverly “Bev” Perdue’s veto of the $19.7 billion, two-year state budget–making North Carolina the third state to defund Planned Parenthood. In one short sentence at the end of the budget, Republican lawmakers have banned the North Carolina government from making any...
Anti-Choice Protesters Block Wichita Abortion Doctor

Anti-Choice Protesters Block Wichita Abortion Doctor

Following a lawsuit filed by Foliage Development Inc., Dr. Mila Means has agreed not to perform abortions in the office space that she leases from the company and stated that she will seek another space for her medical practice. Foliage Development claimed that by offering abortions, Dr. Means would create safety issues and a public...

Demonstrators Gather for Dr. Carhart’s First Day at Maryland Clinic

Anti-choice organizations staged a demonstration and press conference at the Reproductive Health Services clinic in Germantown, Maryland, where prominent abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart began practicing today. Protesters included the Christian Defense Coalition, Family Research Council, Operation Rescue, Concerned Women for America, Students for Life, and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Montgomery County police and...
From the Front Lines: A Warm Welcome in Charlotte

From the Front Lines: A Warm Welcome in Charlotte

Last week, I went to Charlotte, North Carolina with Feminist Majority Foundation to help protect reproductive health providers from anti-abortion extremists Operation Rescue/Operation Save America during their national siege. This summer I’ve worked a great deal on with our NCAP project, and am following various anti-abortion organizations as part of my internship. Before this summer,...
From the Front Lines: Charlotte, NC

From the Front Lines: Charlotte, NC

Operation Rescue/Operation Save America has chosen Family Reproductive Health and other surrounding clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina as the focus of their 2010 clinic siege from July 17th to July 24th. Featuring the tagline “The King is Coming to the Queen City,” OR/OSA has put out the call that “God Himself is calling us to...
Urgent update about Mississippi clinic

Urgent update about Mississippi clinic

We are writing to update you on the day to day struggle to keep the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, open and its doctors and workers safe. We are making progress, but we still need your help. Last week, we told you of the imperative need to improve the clinic’s security system to help prevent...

URGENT: Mississippi Clinic Threatened

Two weeks ago, an anti-abortion extremist invaded the waiting room of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi. Law enforcement authorities were not only slow to respond when called, but once on site, chose only to talk with the aggressor instead of filing a police report. This is the only abortion provider in the...
Feminist Majority Foundation Hails Roeder’s Sentencing to “Hard 50”

Feminist Majority Foundation Hails Roeder’s Sentencing to “Hard 50”

“Scott Roeder will spend the rest of his life in prison, but those who may have aided and abetted his murder of Dr. George Tiller are still walking free,” said Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) President Eleanor Smeal. “There has been an escalation in violence, threats of violence and harassment at clinics in 14 states, and...