Posts tagged "reproductive rights"

Remarkable Number of Reproductive Rights Victories This Week

A remarkable number of legal victories for reproductive health came down this week.

West Texas Abortion Providers Are Overwhelmed By Demand Due to Anti-Abortion Laws Shuttering Clinics

The closure of Planned Parenthood clinics in the state—which once served as primary sources of reproductive health care for women there—has left the few clinics remaining in west Texas underfunded, understaffed, and overwhelmed by demand.

Study Exposes ‘Gender Gap’ in Media Coverage of Reproductive Issues

A new study by the Women's Media Center has revealed more than half of news stories focusing on reproductive issues are written by men.

Tennessee Woman Faces Jail For Coat Hanger Abortion

A Tennessee woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder last week, three months after an attempt to terminate her pregnancy using a coat hanger.

Last Full-Time Abortion Clinic in Kentucky Vandalized Twice in Three Weeks

Kentucky's last remaining full-time abortion clinic has been vandalized twice in less than one month.

Jindal Appeals Federal Court Ruling That Saved Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

Last week, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's administration filed an appeal notice at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans after a federal judge ordered his administration to cease efforts to strip Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in the state.
ACA Birth Control Benefit Heads Back to the Supreme Court

ACA Birth Control Benefit Heads Back to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear arguments from religiously affiliated non-profits challenging women’s right to access insurance coverage for birth control under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Teen Births In Colorado Dip 48 Percent Thanks To LARCs

Teen Births In Colorado Dip 48 Percent Thanks To LARCs

Just five years since Colorado introduced an innovative family planning initiative providing little to no-cost long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) to low-income women in 68 clinics, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced a 48 percent decline in teen births and abortions statewide.
Texas Officials Raid Planned Parenthood

Texas Officials Raid Planned Parenthood

To date, all investigations - including those carried out in Texas - have found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Planned Parenthood.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Women's Equality Bills Into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Women’s Equality Bills Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law several bills strengthening protections for women in the workplace as well as victims of sex trafficking, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in an effort to further women's equality in the state.
Planned Parenthood Clinic Vandalized by Intruder With Hatchet

Planned Parenthood Clinic Vandalized by Intruder With Hatchet

In the latest incident of violent anti-abortion extremism, an intruder wielding a hatchet ripped through a Planned Parenthood in Claremont, New Hampshire last week destroying telephones, medical equipment, computers and plumber fixtures, resulting in "significant" damage including flooding.
New Report Details Growing Threat of Politicians 'Playing Doctor'

New Report Details Growing Threat of Politicians ‘Playing Doctor’

In a new report health and safety experts urged policymakers to consider the growing influence of US politicians in their electorate's most personal and private spaces: exam rooms.
Texas to Cut Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood

Texas to Cut Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood

Texas officials announced the state will cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, violating federal law and denying critical reproductive health care to tens of thousands of Texas women.
Arizona Judge Blocks Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

Arizona Judge Blocks Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

An Arizona judge permanently blocked an anti-abortion law on Thursday that would have severely restricted access to medication abortions.
Dangerous TRAP Laws Blocked in Ohio and Oklahoma

Dangerous TRAP Laws Blocked in Ohio and Oklahoma

This week, women's healthcare providers in Ohio and Oklahoma challenging anti-abortion legislation have succeeded in blocking dangerous TRAP laws in two of the most hostile states in the nation for reproductive rights.
Oklahoma State Court Blocks One Anti-Abortion Measure, Allows Another

Oklahoma State Court Blocks One Anti-Abortion Measure, Allows Another

An Oklahoma state court blocked a measure yesterday that would have banned the most commonly used method of second trimester abortion. The court allowed, however, a tripling of the state's mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours.
MEDIA ALERT: FMF Supports New PPFA Policy, Congress Must Stop War on Women

MEDIA ALERT: FMF Supports New PPFA Policy, Congress Must Stop War on Women

The Feminist Majority Foundation stands with Planned Parenthood in its new policy to provide patients with the opportunity to donate fetal tissue for medical research, without accepting reimbursements for their health centers’ reasonable expenses.
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...
Federal Judge Orders Anti-Abortion Group to Cede Footage to NAF

Federal Judge Orders Anti-Abortion Group to Cede Footage to NAF

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and its leader David Daleidan must turn over all previously unreleased "sting" videos and outtakes of National Abortion Federation (NAF) meetings the group obtained surreptitiously as part of a smear campaign against the abortion provider.
Planned Parenthood President Testifies Before House Committee

Planned Parenthood President Testifies Before House Committee

Amid calls from anti-abortion lawmakers to defund Planned Parenthood, the organizations’s president Cecile Richards testified today in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The initial purpose of the hearing was to “investigate” Planned Parenthood’s use of federal funds in light of unscrupulous and thoroughly debunked claims that the organization profits from fetal tissue...