Posts tagged "Abortion Access"
Ohio TRAP Law Forces Cincinnati Clinic to Shut Down

Ohio TRAP Law Forces Cincinnati Clinic to Shut Down

The Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area will lose one of its abortion providers today when the Lebanon Road Surgery Center closes its doors. The clinic closure is another loss for Ohio women whose access to comprehensive reproductive care has been limited by a 2013 TRAP law. The Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio once provided 2,000 abortions a...
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.
Restrictive Abortion Laws Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida

Restrictive Abortion Laws Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida

Mississippi law now bans abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, and a new Florida law went into effect banning abortion at any point in the pregnancy once a fetus is deemed viable unless two doctors certify in writing that it is necessary to protect the health and life of the woman.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Anti-Choice Laws Move Through State Legislatures

Anti-Choice Laws Move Through State Legislatures

A wave of new anti-choice laws is currently making its way through the legislatures of several states, including Arizona, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama.
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.
New York State Assembly Passes Omnibus Women's Equality Act

New York State Assembly Passes Omnibus Women’s Equality Act

"All of these issues are related. A woman's reproductive rights are just as related to how she can care for her family as discrimination in the workplace. Connecting the dots on women's equality is important. "
French National Assembly Passes Abortion Amendment Increasing Access

French National Assembly Passes Abortion Amendment Increasing Access

"This might seem merely symbolic," said Vallaud-Belkacem, "but it's a strong message. Women must have the right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy without having to justify themselves."
Founding Feminists: January 22, 1973

Founding Feminists: January 22, 1973

A stunning and landmark victory today in the 152-year battle over abortion rights in the United States.
Federal Appeals Court Reinstates CPC Regulation in New York City

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates CPC Regulation in New York City

A three-judge panel from the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated part of a 2011 law Friday that requires Crisis Pregnancy Centers, known as CPCs or fake clinics, to disclose whether or not a licensed medical professional works on-site at the facility
Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law

Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law

A federal district court permanently blocked a 2011 North Carolina law that required abortion providers to perform an ultrasound and describe the images to the patient, even if the woman objected.
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.
Guttmacher Report: More Attacks on Reproductive Rights in Past Three Years Than in Entirety of Previous Decade

Guttmacher Report: More Attacks on Reproductive Rights in Past Three Years Than in Entirety of Previous Decade

Since 2011, 205 new restrictions on abortion have cleared state legislatures, while only 189 were enacted from 2001-2010.
Michigan Will Require Extra Abortion Insurance Fee

Michigan Will Require Extra Abortion Insurance Fee

"This body made up of 80 percent men will make a decision that will impact 100 percent of women."
Report Explores Impact of Unsafe Abortion on Women and Families in Uganda

Report Explores Impact of Unsafe Abortion on Women and Families in Uganda

"These findings make clear that more must be done to reduce unintended pregnancy by ensuring Ugandan women have access to family planning services."
Michigan Considers Forcing Women to Purchase Separate Insurance for Abortion Coverage

Michigan Considers Forcing Women to Purchase Separate Insurance for Abortion Coverage

The proposed law would prohibit insurance plans offered in the state from covering abortion without the rider, but the proposal also does not require insurers to offer or provide the rider.