Posts tagged "reproductive rights"
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."
FMF Will Deliver Thousands of Petitions to the Supreme Court Tomorrow in Support of the ACA Birth Control Benefit!

FMF Will Deliver Thousands of Petitions to the Supreme Court Tomorrow in Support of the ACA Birth Control Benefit!

Women, not bosses, should make personal decisions about women’s healthcare.
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.
Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

53 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed by telephone said that they believe employers should be required to include contraception coverage in workers' health plans even if the employers oppose its use.
25-Foot Buffer Zone Bill Passes New Hampshire Senate

25-Foot Buffer Zone Bill Passes New Hampshire Senate

Buffer zones are critical in protecting patients from verbal and physical harassment, violence, and anti-abortion protesters who may block their path into a clinic. Since the beginning of 2013, clinic patients in New Hampshire have filed over 60 complaints that detail harassment and intimidation.
Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

"Women--and men--from across Virginia have been clear: they're done with politically motivated bills that attack women's health."
South Dakota Bill Would Ban Second Trimester Abortions

South Dakota Bill Would Ban Second Trimester Abortions

South Dakota is already one of the most restrictive states for women's health.
Thousands Protest Spain's Plan to Restrict Abortion

Thousands Protest Spain’s Plan to Restrict Abortion

The law, which was passed by Spain's cabinet in December 2013, would allow abortion only in cases of rape or if the physical or psychological health of the mother is threatened, effectively banning it in all other circumstances.
US Abortion Rate Decreases to Lowest Level Since 1973

US Abortion Rate Decreases to Lowest Level Since 1973

A Guttmacher Institute study released last week reveals that the abortion rate in the United States is at its lowest rate since 1973, when the Supreme Court recognized a woman's right to an abortion in Roe v. Wade.
New York State Assembly Passes Omnibus Women's Equality Act

New York State Assembly Passes Omnibus Women’s Equality Act

"All of these issues are related. A woman's reproductive rights are just as related to how she can care for her family as discrimination in the workplace. Connecting the dots on women's equality is important. "
Hospital Removes Brain-Dead Pregnant Texas Woman From Life Support

Hospital Removes Brain-Dead Pregnant Texas Woman From Life Support

Marlise Munoz, the brain-dead pregnant Texas woman who was kept on life support against her and her family's wishes, was finally disconnected from life support yesterday.
Fetus of Brain-Dead Woman Kept On Life Support Against Wishes Found Deformed

Fetus of Brain-Dead Woman Kept On Life Support Against Wishes Found Deformed

The attorneys said the fetus is "gestating within a dead and deteriorating body as the horrified family looks on."
Population Institute Gives US a Grade of C- in Reproductive Health and Rights

Population Institute Gives US a Grade of C- in Reproductive Health and Rights

The Population Institute released its 2013 report card on reproductive health and rights in the US earlier this month, giving the nation an overall grade of "C-" for the second year in a row.
Guttmacher Report: More Attacks on Reproductive Rights in Past Three Years Than in Entirety of Previous Decade

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.
Latinas in Texas Face Human Rights Violations for Restricted Reproductive Rights

Latinas in Texas Face Human Rights Violations for Restricted Reproductive Rights

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.
It's CPC Week of Action: Feminist Majority Foundation and NARAL Are Taking on Fake Clinics

It’s CPC Week of Action: Feminist Majority Foundation and NARAL Are Taking on Fake Clinics

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.
Personhood Measure Will Be on Colorado's Next Ballot

Personhood Measure Will Be on Colorado’s Next Ballot

Anti-abortion activists have collected enough signatures to include a "personhood" measure on Colorado's next state ballot in November 2014, even though Colorado voters have twice rejected personhood initiatives.
Hundreds March at Ohio Statehouse to Protest Anti-Woman Legislation

Hundreds March at Ohio Statehouse to Protest Anti-Woman Legislation

Hundreds of people marched on the Ohio state capital Wednesday and vowed to defeat anti-woman legislation and the politicians who support them.
Advocates Around the World Mobilize for Abortion Access

Advocates Around the World Mobilize for Abortion Access

A flash mob in Indonesia, a pro-choice picnic in New Zealand, and a silent march in Kenya are examples of the variety of events organized around the world.
Australia Will Debate Personhood Law

Australia Will Debate Personhood Law

If a new proposal in the Australian state of South Wales becomes law, women who abort a fetus after 20 weeks could be charged with grievous bodily harm.