"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."
A stunning and landmark victory today in the 152-year battle over abortion rights in the United States.
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
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.
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
Since 2011, 205 new restrictions on abortion have cleared state legislatures, while only 189 were enacted from 2001-2010.
"This body made up of 80 percent men will make a decision that will impact 100 percent of women."
"These findings make clear that more must be done to reduce unintended pregnancy by ensuring Ugandan women have access to family planning services."
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.
Last Tuesday, a federal court blocked a targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law that could have shut down the only healthcare facility in Indiana providing RU-486, or mifepristone, the medication abortion drug.
Latinas in Texas - where more than 60 reproductive health clinics have closed since 2010 - face such severely restricted and limited reproductive health care that their human rights are violated.
The Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the last abortion clinic in Mississippi – needs our help.
Last night, voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico defeated an unprecedented ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks and contained no exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the woman.
"We are disappointed by the Supreme Court's failure to block this unnecessary, burdensome Texas law. It's only purpose is to deny women access to abortion – an essential part of women's reproductive health care."
A group of Democratic, pro-choice Congress members introduced the Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 to the Senate on Wednesday.
"It does not merely make information available to a woman who wishes to terminate her pregnancy ... it compels women to undergo an invasive medical examination and listen to a state-scripted narrative even if they object."
"I'm not suggesting you actually take a woman to an abortion clinic. It's a Wonderful opportunity to minister to an abortion minded woman for an hour while you DON'T take her to the clinic."
Political leaders and health advocates from around the world will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abba, this week for the third annual International Conference on Family Planning.
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.