Reproductive Choice
Stop The Madness: On Treating Women Prisoners With Dignity

Stop The Madness: On Treating Women Prisoners With Dignity

Women in prison are still people - and they shouldn't have to endure shackling during childbirth and forced sterilization just because they committed a crime.
Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. today in a major blow to reproductive rights for women across the nation.
Social Media Users Expose Clinic Violence Following Supreme Court's Buffer Zone Ruling

Social Media Users Expose Clinic Violence Following Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone Ruling

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.
New York Women's Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

New York Women’s Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

Although the State Senate passed nine planks of the WEA as separate bills, the full act ultimately did not move forward because Senate Republicans opposed a provision that would codify Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court Just Ignored the Reality of Clinic Violence

The Supreme Court Just Ignored the Reality of Clinic Violence

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.
Federal Court Strikes Down Austin CPC Ordinance

Federal Court Strikes Down Austin CPC Ordinance

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.
SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

"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."
House Committee Approves Extending Abortion Coverage to Peace Corps Volunteers

House Committee Approves Extending Abortion Coverage to Peace Corps Volunteers

Unlike other employees with federal health care plans – including Peace Corps employees – Peace Corps volunteers currently do not have access to abortion coverage even in cases of rape, incest, or endangered health or life.
TRAP Law Shuts Down North Alabama Clinic

TRAP Law Shuts Down North Alabama Clinic

One northern Alabama clinic surrendered its provider license Tuesday. The Alabama Women's Center in Huntsville is the latest victim of a new state TRAP law set to take effect July 1.
Michigan Democrats Aim to Repeal Law Requiring Separate Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Michigan Democrats Aim to Repeal Law Requiring Separate Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Two Michigan lawmakers introduced state legislation to repeal a Michigan law that forces women to buy additional health insurance coverage for abortion, even in cases of rape or when a women's health is endangered.
New York Senate Passes Three Planks of Women's Equality Act, Defying Advocates for the Comprehensive Package

New York Senate Passes Three Planks of Women’s Equality Act, Defying Advocates for the Comprehensive Package

Advocates who remain committed to passing the omnibus bill insist that the issues represented in the planks intersect and therefore must be passed together rather than individually, especially because the latter strategy puts the abortion plank at risk of being ultimately forgone.
Anti-Choice Group May Challenge Law Prohibiting False Political Speech

Anti-Choice Group May Challenge Law Prohibiting False Political Speech

The US Supreme Court ruled yesterday that anti-choice group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) could challenge an Ohio state law prohibiting "false statements" in political campaign speech.
Florida Governor Signs Bill Restricting Abortion Access

Florida Governor Signs Bill Restricting Abortion Access

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law on Friday that redefines the state's current third trimester abortion ban, creating further restrictions for women seeking later abortions.
Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City's CPC Regulations

Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City’s CPC Regulations

The New York City law immediately became a target after it passed in 2011.
South Carolina Legislators Fail to Pass Anti-Choice Measures

South Carolina Legislators Fail to Pass Anti-Choice Measures

None of the bills moved through the body, which women's groups locally are hailing as a victory.
Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill to Keeping Pregnant Women on Life Support Against Wishes

Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill to Keeping Pregnant Women on Life Support Against Wishes

HB 1274 requires physicians to to keep brain-dead women who are at least 20 weeks pregnant on mechanical support if there is a chance the fetus is viable.
Oklahoma Governor Signs Admitting Privileges Bill

Oklahoma Governor Signs Admitting Privileges Bill

Only one of Oklahoma's three clinics already has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, so the other two may be forced to close when the law goes into effect on November 1.
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...
Mississippi Personhood Initiative Fails

Mississippi Personhood Initiative Fails

A campaign to put a “personhood” initiative on Mississippi’s November 2015 ballot failed last week after the initiative’s organizers – Personhood Mississippi – did not turn in petitions with the required number of signatures on time. The measure, known as Initiative 41, proposed to amend the Mississippi state constitution to create an “inalienable right to life” beginning...