Posts tagged "abortion"
France Dumps Abortion Restrictions, Will Cover the Cost of All First Trimester Abortions

France Dumps Abortion Restrictions, Will Cover the Cost of All First Trimester Abortions

A new law in France will now allow first-trimester abortions without requiring justification, and the full cost of the procedure will now be covered by the government.
Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception

Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception

Around 6,000 Cameroonian women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 30 percent of those women did not want to become pregnant in the first place.
Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation

Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation

Cities and states across the United States are dealing with the legal fallout from the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Massachusetts' 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v. Coakley in June.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help Us Protect Clinics!

Help Us Protect Clinics!

After today's SCOTUS ruling, the work of our National Clinic Access Project to defend abortion clinics and providers as well as women seeking health care became exponentially more difficult.