Lindsay Ruhr, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, says she will continue her research on the effect of the state’s 72-hour forced waiting period for abortions, despite a state senator’s pushback.
The bills target what anti-choice groups call “dismemberment abortions,” which are actually dilation and evacuation (D and E) procedures. D and E is a common procedure in which a physician dilates a woman’s cervix and removes the fetus using forceps, clamps, or other instruments.
A new program connects patients with trained volunteers who offer private rooms, home-cooked meals, and emotional support for women on the nights surrounding their clinic visit.
The GOP presidential hopeful is lending her support to the latest in a string of unsuccessful California ballot measures to mandate parental notification for minors seeking abortion care.
An “informational hearing” on the use of fetal tissue research in Colorado, staged by the state’s Republican legislators Monday, turned into a one-sided condemnation of Planned Parenthood after Colorado universities, a state agency, and Planned Parenthood declined GOP requests to attend the hearing and answer questions.
A women’s health clinic in South Bend, Indiana, was forced to cease abortion care on Friday after allegedly violating two anti-choice laws passed by the GOP-controlled legislature.
An area resident launched an online fundraising program that’s raised more than $16,000 in response to a decision by county commissioners in Colorado to withdraw a $1,500 grant for a cancer-screening program at a Planned Parenthood health center.
In honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s crucial work and the new book Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, public figures like U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis dissent against gender discrimination and the policing of people’s bodies.
The closing of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s Appleton North Health Center has left three abortion providers in the state, as the state’s GOP further restricts abortion rights.
Many abortion providers face constant threats from some anti-choice individuals and websites that aim to shame them for simply doing their jobs. On the Melissa Harris-Perry show, Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper shares her experience with online harassment, which included finding a picture of her own daughter on an anti-choice website. She explains why she continues to do her job despite such challenges. (Click here to read Dr.Horvath-Cosper’s story on our Pregnant, Parenting, and Pro-Choice Tumblr.)