Posts tagged "abortion clinics"

Safety Zones to Protect Patients from COVID-19 and Protestors Up For Debate in Louisville

In Kentucky, the Louisville Metro Council is set to debate legislation that would allow healthcare facilities to create “buffer zones” outside their entrances. This would provide protection from COVID-19 and preserve access to services. This access is especially important for medical centers that provide abortion services. The EMW Women’s Surgical Center is the only licensed...

Ohio Left With Only Eight Abortion Clinics After Recent Closure

Ohio will have only eight abortion clinics after the closing of Founder’s Women’s Health Center in Columbus. The clinic is set to close this month, upon delivering final care to its existing patients. The owners of Founder’s Women’s Health Center say the clinic’s closure is due to their retirement. They declined to make a statement...

Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Bomb Jacksonville Abortion Clinic

Rodney Allen, 43, of Beaufort, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court Friday, May 29, to threatening to bomb a Jacksonville, Florida abortion clinic. Allen pled guilty to one count of intimidating and interfering with the clinic’s employees with a fake bomb threat and one count of making false statements to a Special Agent Robert...

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Arkansas Coronavirus Abortion Ban

In a victory for reproductive rights advocates, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker has issued a temporary restraining order to prevent enforcement of Arkansas’ ban on abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like several other states, Arkansas attempted to stop all but emergency abortions during the pandemic, supposedly to preserve resources for COVID-19 care and reduce the...

Members of the House Select Investigative Panel Call on Speaker Ryan to Disband Its Witch Hunt Against Abortion Providers

Members of the House Select Investigative Panel today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan calling on him to disband the Panel and end its “unjustified witch hunt against researchers and doctors.”
Restrictions on Women’s Health Force Women to Self-Induce Abortion, Study Finds

Restrictions on Women’s Health Force Women to Self-Induce Abortion, Study Finds

A new Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) report found that at least 100,000 Texas women have ever attempted to end a pregnancy on their own without medical assistance.
Report Finds Texas' HB2 Increases Abortion Wait Times

Report Finds Texas’ HB2 Increases Abortion Wait Times

A new report released by the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Policy Evaluation Project found patients seeking abortions in Texas have experienced an increase in wait times since the passage of HB2, the 2013 Texas omnibus anti-abortion bill that attempts to cut off abortion access by requiring abortion providers in the state to fulfill medically unnecessary...
Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus

Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus

Five states have now concluded investigations into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and every single investigation has concluded no wrongdoing. These investigations were stimulated by highly doctored and deceptive videos falsely claiming PPFA has been selling fetal tissue. State agency representatives from Georgia, South Dakota, Florida, Indiana, and Massachusetts have independently confirmed that all...
Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis

In the latest attempt to limit access to abortion in Ohio, legislatures are proposing a bill that would prohibit abortion when a fetus tests positive for Down Syndrome.
Fate of 15-Foot Buffer Zone On Hold in Pittsburgh

Fate of 15-Foot Buffer Zone On Hold in Pittsburgh

The fate of a 15-foot buffer zone in Pittsburgh could be determined by a federal judge if city lawyers and anti-abortion protesters don't come to an agreement first.
Advocates Seek to Block Louisiana TRAP Law in Federal Suit

Advocates Seek to Block Louisiana TRAP Law in Federal Suit

Friday, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined a federal lawsuit challenging a Louisiana TRAP law set to take effect September 1.
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.
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 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...
Louisiana Scraps Abortion Restrictions After Pro-Choice Protests

Louisiana Scraps Abortion Restrictions After Pro-Choice Protests

Pro-choice activists who traveled to Baton Rouge are hosting a celebratory rally this afternoon.
Georgia Governor Bypasses Legislature to Pass Restrictive Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor Bypasses Legislature to Pass Restrictive Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor and anti-choice advocate, Nathanial Deal (R), has found a way to circumvent state legislators in order to pass an abortion insurance coverage ban for state employees. The Department of Community Health voted 5 to 3 (with one abstaining vote) on Thursday to pass the statewide ban for all672,000 state health insurance plan members...
Conservative Stacked Board of Medicine Proposes "Telemedicine" Abortion Ban

Conservative Stacked Board of Medicine Proposes “Telemedicine” Abortion Ban

On Tuesday the Iowa Board of Medicine proposed rules to ban the procedure known as 'telemedicine abortion', a medical practice that Planned Parenthood of the Heartlands has had in place since 2008. The Board�s decision was split 4 to 4, effectively allowing the motion to proceed.