This case is not about free speech. It is about protecting women and reproductive health clinic doctors and staff from anti-abortion extremists who are willing to resort to violence and murder.
Since 2011, 205 new restrictions on abortion have cleared state legislatures, while only 189 were enacted from 2001-2010.
“This body made up of 80 percent men will make a decision that will impact 100 percent of women.”
The proposed law would prohibit insurance plans offered in the state from covering abortion without the rider, but the proposal also does not require insurers to offer or provide the rider.
Last Tuesday, a federal court blocked a targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law that could have shut down the only healthcare facility in Indiana providing RU-486, or mifepristone, the medication abortion drug.
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.
The Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the last abortion clinic in Mississippi – needs our help.
Last night, voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico defeated an unprecedented ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks and contained no exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the woman.
“We are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s failure to block this unnecessary, burdensome Texas law. It’s only purpose is to deny women access to abortion – an essential part of women’s reproductive health care.”
“It does not merely make information available to a woman who wishes to terminate her pregnancy … it compels women to undergo an invasive medical examination and listen to a state-scripted narrative even if they object.”
“I’m not suggesting you actually take a woman to an abortion clinic. It’s a Wonderful opportunity to minister to an abortion minded woman for an hour while you DON’T take her to the clinic.”
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.
Feminists supported Virginia Democratic Candidates Terry McAuliffe for Governor and Dr. Ralph Northam for Lieutenant Governor in decisive wins.
Without much explanation, the US Supreme Court took a major abortion case off of its docket today, providing relief for abortion rights supporters concerned about how the conservative court may have decided the case.
“Today’s decision has averted a catastrophic health crisis for women across the state of Texas.”
Crisis pregnancy centers have been found to purposefully use inaccurate medical information, false statements, and emotional manipulation to dissuade women from receiving abortion care.
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.
About 30 supporters of the clinic attended the hearing in the courtroom, and around 75 attended a lively rally before the hearing outside the courthouse.
By expanding abortion access, California bucks the national trend of passing legislation that restricts abortion access.
The Nebraska Supreme Court refused on Friday to grant a 16-year-old foster child’s request to get an abortion without parental consent.