“We don’t welcome extremists into our country and we don’t welcome extremism,” said Terri Butler, Australia’s Labor MP.
Circuit Court Denies Anti-Choice Extremist’s Appeal Over Threatening Letter
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a petition to revise its previous ruling that Angel Dillard, an anti-abortion extremist, must stand trial for a threatening letter she sent to a Kansas doctor in 2011.
Judge Rules Employers Can Object to Contraceptive Coverage on Moral Grounds
A court sided with anti-choice group March for Life, denying employees of the group contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Religious Leaders Unite in Tennessee and Colorado to Oppose Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures
Local religious leaders have come together to denounce ballot measures in Tennessee and Colorado that, if passed, would jeopardize access to abortion in those states.
WATCH: Rachel Maddow Talks Anti-Choice Extremism with FMF’s National Clinic Access Project Director
Our NCAP Director talked about what’s happening in New Orleans and across the country in the wake of McCullen v. Coakley.
Louisiana’s Pro-Choice Community Stands Up Against Operation Rescue
“It’s an encroachment on my right as a neighbor.”
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.
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 […]
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 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 and dependents. The new policy bans abortion in all cases except for when the life of the mother is in jeopardy. Georgia is the eight state to pass such legislation.
Man Who Planned to Murder Planned Parenthood Doctor Sentenced to 10 Years
A man convicted of attempted murder against an abortion provider in Wisconsin has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars and 10 years extended supervision.
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
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 last minute in the House.
Data Crunch: New Survey Reveals Majority of Americans Support Abortion, Oppose Closing Clinics
Study results were released today for a new poll on American attitudes about abortion.
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.
We’ve Got a Clinics Crisis on Our Hands
In states across the country, legislatures are restricting women’s reproductive healthcare choices at an unbelievable rate.
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.
OH Governor Fails to Veto Harmful Abortion Restrictions in State Budget
On Sunday night Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) signed a new state budget into law that includes provisions that will severely restrict access to reproductive healthcare across the state. Ohio will now be home to some of the nation’s strictest abortion regulations.
Rick Perry Calls Second Special Session on Abortion Restrictions
After a marathon filibuster to defeat an extreme anti-abortion bill, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has called a second special session in an attempt to pass the anti-choice legislation of Senate Bill 5.
Texas Anti-Abortion Law Defeated In Filibuster
Texas state Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) successfully blocked an extreme anti-abortion measure from coming to a vote by filibustering the bill for over 10 hours until the end of the special congressional session.