Democratic Texas lawmakers who have proposed a handful of new reproductive rights bills said Thursday that they know they have an uphill legislative battle, but that they refused to back down while anti-choice Republicans push for more restrictions on abortion care, sex education and reproductive health access.
A bill banning abortions after 20 weeks passed the South Carolina House of Representatives Wednesday in an 80-27 vote.
Since 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the direction of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, has required all new facilities seeking to offer abortions to first get approval from the state.
Since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in the United States, lawmakers have fought relentlessly to reverse that Supreme Court ruling. Here are just five of the obstacles women and teens face when trying to access reproductive health care in their state.
The GOP-controlled West Virginia house today voted 87 to 12 to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization, with no exception for rape or incest.
While the media was focused on Super Bowl XLIX at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium, just a few miles away at the state capitol, Republican lawmakers quietly introduced a bill to restrict reproductive rights.
A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” but the real battle is in the states.
Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”
Members of the National Network of Abortion Funds share the stories that have stayed with them, both the challenging stories and the ones that “bring us joy as women are empowered to make the choices that are best for themselves and their family.”
First, anti-choice advocates said Texas abortion clinics were too small. Now, I guess, they’re too big.