Posts tagged "reproductive rights"
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.
Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Even as the Court decided that closely-held corporations could have religious rights protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the conservative majority minimized not only the importance of women's health but also the goal of women's equality.
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.
Federal Court Strikes Down Austin CPC Ordinance

Federal Court Strikes Down Austin CPC Ordinance

A U.S. District Judge ruled that Austin's crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) don't have to post signage acknowledging they don't give any form of medical care.
SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

"The lives of doctors and clinic staff are being threatened as we speak. This decision emboldens more extreme violence, harassment, and intimidation of women and health care providers in the name of free speech."
TRAP Law Shuts Down North Alabama Clinic

TRAP Law Shuts Down North Alabama Clinic

One northern Alabama clinic surrendered its provider license Tuesday. The Alabama Women's Center in Huntsville is the latest victim of a new state TRAP law set to take effect July 1.
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...
Mississippi Personhood Initiative Fails

Mississippi Personhood Initiative Fails

A campaign to put a “personhood” initiative on Mississippi’s November 2015 ballot failed last week after the initiative’s organizers – Personhood Mississippi – did not turn in petitions with the required number of signatures on time. The measure, known as Initiative 41, proposed to amend the Mississippi state constitution to create an “inalienable right to life” beginning...
Virginia Governor Orders Review of TRAP Regulations

Virginia Governor Orders Review of TRAP Regulations

The TRAP regulations will remain in effect pending the state Board of Health's review. Clinics have until the end of June to comply.
TAKE ACTION: Protest Brunei's Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code Online and in Beverly Hills!

TAKE ACTION: Protest Brunei’s Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code Online and in Beverly Hills!

Please immediately reach out to the Sultan, the Brunei Embassy, the US Ambassador to Brunei, and the United Nations Secretary-General demanding that this new horrific Brunei penal code be rescinded.
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."
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.