Reproductive Choice
Federal Court Rules Alabama TRAP Law Unconstitutional

Federal Court Rules Alabama TRAP Law Unconstitutional

Federal US District Court Judge Myron Thompson ruled yesterday that an Alabama law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges is unconstitutional.
New Bills Would Advance Reproductive Healthcare Gains of Affordable Care Act

New Bills Would Advance Reproductive Healthcare Gains of Affordable Care Act

Two new bills introduced in Congress could help improve health outcomes for people of color, low income communities, and female members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Massachusetts Enacts New Law to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Facilities

Massachusetts Enacts New Law to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Facilities

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law yesterday a bill to help protect access to reproductive health care facilities in the state.
Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi's Last Clinic

Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi’s Last Clinic

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.
Women Just Won Big In Mississippi

Women Just Won Big In Mississippi

“Although we celebrate this ruling, we cannot rest until this law and all other TRAP laws are permanently struck down.”
Three Anti-Abortion Extremists Sentenced In Mississippi

Three Anti-Abortion Extremists Sentenced In Mississippi

Three of four anti-abortion extremists were found guilty for activities carried out during protests against the state's last-standing abortion clinic.
Wisconsin Will Not Enforce Contraceptive Coverage Law If Employers Raise Religious Objections

Wisconsin Will Not Enforce Contraceptive Coverage Law If Employers Raise Religious Objections

Citing the recent US Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) announced that it will no longer be enforcing the contraceptive benefit rule for employers with religious objections.
Study Proves Texas Laws Have Significantly Reduced Access to Abortion

Study Proves Texas Laws Have Significantly Reduced Access to Abortion

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.
WATCH: Rachel Maddow Talks Anti-Choice Extremism with FMF's National Clinic Access Project Director

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Talks Anti-Choice Extremism with FMF’s National Clinic Access Project Director

Our NCAP Director talked about what's happening in New Orleans and across the country in the wake of McCullen v. Coakley.
Campaign Against Colorado Personhood Initiative Launches

Campaign Against Colorado Personhood Initiative Launches

Women's rights organizations, medical groups, and religious leaders joined several activists yesterday at a rally on the steps of the Colorado state capitol to launch a campaign against a new personhood initiative on the state's November ballot.
In New Orleans, Neighbors are Rallying to Stand By Their Doctor

In New Orleans, Neighbors are Rallying to Stand By Their Doctor

The people of New Orleans are pro-choice and stand by reproductive justice, and they stand by their doctor.
Louisiana's Pro-Choice Community Stands Up Against Operation Rescue

Louisiana’s Pro-Choice Community Stands Up Against Operation Rescue

"It's an encroachment on my right as a neighbor."

New Clarification Requires Corporations Refusing Contraceptive Coverage To Inform Their Employees

The White House clarified on Thursday that closely held for-profit corporations refusing to provide contraceptive coverage will be required to inform their employees.
Law Limiting Abortion Access Under Medicaid in Alaska Temporarily Blocked

Law Limiting Abortion Access Under Medicaid in Alaska Temporarily Blocked

An Alaska state court judge this week temporarily blocked a law that created a narrow definition for when abortions were "medically necessary" and therefore covered under Alaska Medicaid.
Research Analysis Finds Covering Contraception is Good for Business

Research Analysis Finds Covering Contraception is Good for Business

"Providing comprehensive coverage of contraceptive methods and services is not only sound public health policy," Guttmacher states, "but also a savvy business decision."
Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision Blocked in the Senate

Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision Blocked in the Senate

A bill introduced by Democrats to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case failed Wednesday.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Work to Restore Protections for Abortion Clinics Following McCullen

Massachusetts Lawmakers Work to Restore Protections for Abortion Clinics Following McCullen

The state of Massachusetts is expected to soon push legislation providing greater protections to reproductive health clinics following the Supreme Court's ruling in McCullen v. Coakley.
Georgia Law Banning Insurance Coverage of Abortion Goes Into Effect

Georgia Law Banning Insurance Coverage of Abortion Goes Into Effect

These health insurance policies can now only cover abortion "in the case of medical emergency," but not in cases of incest or rape.
Democrats to Introduce Bill Reversing Hobby Lobby Decision

Democrats to Introduce Bill Reversing Hobby Lobby Decision

Democrats in the House and Senate are expected to introduce companion bills today to reverse the US Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby by prohibiting for-profit employers from refusing to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last week vetoed a 3-day waiting period for abortions and issued a fiery response to state lawmakers who signed off on the measure. Now, the Republican-led legislature is threatening to override when Missouri's state session resumes next term.