Posts tagged "abortion"
Senator Lindsey Graham Pushes Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban

Senator Lindsey Graham Pushes Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban

The bill has no Democratic sponsors, but 41 Republican Senators have already pledged support of the bill.
Bill Extending Abortion Coverage to Peace Corps Volunteers Re-Introduced

Bill Extending Abortion Coverage to Peace Corps Volunteers Re-Introduced

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) re-introduced the Peace Corps Equity Act in the Senate and House last week.
Los Angeles City Council Condemns Brunei's Taliban-Like Penal Code

Los Angeles City Council Condemns Brunei’s Taliban-Like Penal Code

The City Council of Los Angeles, California approved a resolution this week condemning Brunei's brutal new "kill-a-gay, flog-a-woman" penal code and urging the nation and its Sultan to divest its ownership of the Beverly Hills Hotel, not long after a similar resolution was unanimously approved by the Beverly Hills City Council.
Brutal Brunei Penal Code Goes into Effect Today

Brutal Brunei Penal Code Goes into Effect Today

The Southeast Asian nation of Brunei today adopted the first phase of a brutal penal code that includes the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians, the public flogging of women who have abortions, and the jailing of women who become pregnant outside of marriage.
Google Removes Misleading Crisis Pregnancy Center Ads

Google Removes Misleading Crisis Pregnancy Center Ads

Google has removed deceptive crisis pregnancy center (CPC) advertisements from its search engine results when users seek information about abortion services.
GALLERY: The March for Women's Lives

GALLERY: The March for Women’s Lives

Ten years ago today, the feminist movement made history with the largest march ever on the National Mall, and ten years ago today, the feminist movement proved that we were a force to be reckoned with. If there's any memory worth holding onto, that's certainly one of them.
Mississippi Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Into Law

Mississippi Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Into Law

“It’s time for these politicians to stop passing laws that attack constitutionally protected women’s health care and finally focus on policies that would support the health, lives, and rights of Mississippi women and families.”
Alaska Governor Signs Law Restricting Definition of Medically Necessary Abortions

Alaska Governor Signs Law Restricting Definition of Medically Necessary Abortions

"SB 49 is a blatant attempt to put politicians between low-income women and access to abortion, and by removing the Medicaid Women's Health Program, the legislature has made it clear that their only interest is restricting women's pregnancy decisions--not promoting women's health or reducing unintended pregnancies."
Arizona Governor Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law last week allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without a warrant.
Texas Hospitals Revoke Admitting Privileges to Abortion Providers

Texas Hospitals Revoke Admitting Privileges to Abortion Providers

Three abortion providers this week had their hospital admitting privileges revoked at nearby hospitals after anti-choice mobilization put pressure on the state's hospitals to deny them such privileges, which are required under HB 2 to keep their clinics open.
Federal Court Permanently Blocks North Dakota's Extreme 6-Week Abortion Ban

Federal Court Permanently Blocks North Dakota’s Extreme 6-Week Abortion Ban

A federal district court permanently blocked one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation yesterday, calling it "invalid and unconstitutional."
Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

The bishops carefully state that "healthcare is a right," but then ask Virginia legislators to repeal healthcare for poor women facing rare, tragic circumstances.
Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

The Court's ruling, however, was not a complete victory for women's health.
Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

In a victory for Arizona women, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has blocked the state's restrictions on medication abortion.
Alabama Passes Bill Further Restricting Abortion Access for Minors

Alabama Passes Bill Further Restricting Abortion Access for Minors

Minors will soon find it harder to obtain an abortion in Alabama, after the state legislature passed a bill last week creating more rules around parental consent.
Mississippi Governor Poised To Sign 20-Week Abortion Ban

Mississippi Governor Poised To Sign 20-Week Abortion Ban

The Mississippi legislature passed a bill Tuesday that will ban abortion at 20 weeks.
West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

"I have vetoed HB 4588 because I am advised, by not only attorneys from the legislature, but through my own legal team that this bill is unconstitutional."
Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortions Take Effect Today

Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortions Take Effect Today

"With today's disappointing ruling, Arizona women's constitutional rights and access to safe, high-quality reproductive health care have been diminished, simply by virtue of where they live."
Federal Court Upholds Texas Law Restricting Abortion Access

Federal Court Upholds Texas Law Restricting Abortion Access

"This law has closed clinics. This law has denied women access to safe care. This law is now and will in the future do great damage to the health-care infrastructure in the State of Texas."
Federal Court Strikes Down Arkansas Early Abortion Ban

Federal Court Strikes Down Arkansas Early Abortion Ban

US District Judge Susan Webber Wright struck down an Arkansas law last week that would have banned abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy.