Posts tagged "women’s health"
Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

A federal judge ruled Thursday that an anti-abortion extremist's threatening letter to a Wichita, KS Doctor is protected under the First Amendment and does not constitute as "true threat."
Georgia Governor Bypasses Legislature to Pass Restrictive Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor Bypasses Legislature to Pass Restrictive Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor and anti-choice advocate, Nathanial Deal (R), has found a way to circumvent state legislators in order to pass an abortion insurance coverage ban for state employees. The Department of Community Health voted 5 to 3 (with one abstaining vote) on Thursday to pass the statewide ban for all672,000 state health insurance plan members...
More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

Make no mistake: though headlines focus narrowly on only the abortion care provided at these clinics, the regulation of health centers means we're losing much more than one procedure.
Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for "31 Days of Unity"

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for “31 Days of Unity”

Center for Reproductive Rights joins with reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations in August to urge Congress to take action against extreme attacks on women’s health.
Two Restrictive Abortion Laws Blocked in North Dakota

Two Restrictive Abortion Laws Blocked in North Dakota

A North Dakota law that would require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles the clinic was blocked by a state judge yesterday.
Pro-Choice Advocates Protest Restrictive Abortion Bill in North Carolina

Pro-Choice Advocates Protest Restrictive Abortion Bill in North Carolina

Abortion rights advocates in North Carolina are holding two 12-hour vigils to protest a restrictive bill that could close some abortion clinics in the state.
North Carolina Senate Passes Abortion Restrictions

North Carolina Senate Passes Abortion Restrictions

The North Carolina Senate passed SB 353 Thursday in a vote of 31 to 13, moving the bill which restricts abortion from the legislature to the Governor's desk for final approval. SB 353 is the Senate version of theHouse motorcycle safety bill that passed over a week ago. Lawmakers added abortion provisions in at the...
Teva Pharmaceuticals Gets Exclusive Rights to OTC Emergency Contraception

Teva Pharmaceuticals Gets Exclusive Rights to OTC Emergency Contraception

With the exclusive rights for Teva, the cost-effective versions will still be denied to young girls or those who do not have government issued identification.
Federal Judge Delays Enforcement of Alabama Abortion Law

Federal Judge Delays Enforcement of Alabama Abortion Law

US District Judge Myron Thompson has delayed the implementation of an Alabama law that would severely limit access to abortion services from August 2013 to March 24, 2014. The law, which mandates abortion clinics conform to the same standards as ambulatory care centers and requires doctors to attain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, would eliminate...
Federal Judge Blocks North Dakota Six Week Abortion Ban

Federal Judge Blocks North Dakota Six Week Abortion Ban

Yesterday a federal judge placed a temporary block on North Dakota's ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Signed into law in March, the abortion law in North Dakota bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can usually be found around the six-week mark. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said...
Pregnancy Pricetags, Impossible Choices: Women in the US Are Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Pregnancy Pricetags, Impossible Choices: Women in the US Are Between A Rock and a Hard Place

When women get pregnant in America, they pay more and die more than women in other industrialized nations.
Texas Passes Anti-Abortion Law, Confiscates Tampons

Texas Passes Anti-Abortion Law, Confiscates Tampons

The Texas state Senate passed an anti-abortion law that threatens to close all but five clinics in the state and has garnered national attention in a vote of 19 to 11 on Friday.
House Legislators Cut Food Stamps for 48 Million Americans

House Legislators Cut Food Stamps for 48 Million Americans

On Thursday afternoon, the US House of Representatives passed a severely reduced version of The Farm Bill. This version of the bill eliminated the food stamp program and the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP).
Ireland Passes First Abortion Exception Law

Ireland Passes First Abortion Exception Law

Early Friday morning, Irish lawmakers passed a bill allowing abortions if the mother's life is in danger. For the first time the Roman Catholic country approved a bill in the lower house of the parliament (Dail) in a 127 to 31 vote.
Catholic Health Association Agrees with Birth Control Coverage Provision

Catholic Health Association Agrees with Birth Control Coverage Provision

The Catholic Health Association announced that it no longer disagrees with Obama Administration's Contraception Solution, a plan that will allow employees to receive free birth control coverage.
Governor Scott Walker Signs Anti-Abortion Bills into Law

Governor Scott Walker Signs Anti-Abortion Bills into Law

On Friday, Governor Scott Walker (R) of Wisconsin signed into law a bill that would require all abortion providers to attain hospital admitting privileges. In addition, the law will now require women seeking an abortion to first receive an ultrasound before undergoing the procedure. The law is scheduled to take effect July 8.
11-Year-Old Chilean Rape Victim in Jeopardy

11-Year-Old Chilean Rape Victim in Jeopardy

The life threatening pregnancy of an 11-year-old rape victim is sparking debate around abortion in the socially conservative country of Chile. The girl is fourteen weeks into the pregnancy, and doctors are reporting that both she and her fetus are at high risk. The pregnancy is the result of rape by her mother's partner. The...
North Carolina Passes Harsh Last Minute Anti-Abortion Amendment

North Carolina Passes Harsh Last Minute Anti-Abortion Amendment

On Wednesday morning, during the last minute discussion of an anti-Sharia bill, the North Carolina state Senate gave final approval to an amendment restricting abortion access in a vote of 29 to 12.
Obama Administration Delays ACA Provision Until 2015

Obama Administration Delays ACA Provision Until 2015

On Tuesday, the Obama Administration announced that they would delay the implementation of a key mandate from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until 2015. The provision, which states that all employers with more than 50 employees must provide insurance coverage to their employees or face a monetary penalty was originally supposed to take...
Law Allowing Limited Abortion Passes First Vote in Ireland

Law Allowing Limited Abortion Passes First Vote in Ireland

The Irish Parliament voted to support a bill that would allow a pregnancy to be terminated if the woman's life is at risk. After a vote of 138 to 24 it now faces a second reading and possible amendments. The final vote on the legislation will take place next week.