Democracy Now! interviews All Families Healthcare owner Susan Cahill, whose clinic offered decades of safe abortion only to be vandalized into indefinite closure earlier this month. Zachary Klundt, son of former board member of the anti-choice group Hope Pregnancy Ministries Twyla Klundt, has been charged with the vandalism. Support All Families Healthcare here.
Days after Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who’s hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, dropped his longstanding support of the amendment, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who also had long supported the measure, backed off it as well.
While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.
A Louisiana house committee has voted unanimously to pass a bill that would implement regulations on clinics that provide abortions similar to those recently passed by the Oklahoma legislature, and ones implemented in Texas that have had a devastating effect on reproductive health-care access in the state.
The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation on Wednesday, advancing the bill to the state senate and making South Carolina one of three states that are actively pursuing such a ban this year.
Ohio state Sen. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.
On Your Call, an NPR show on San Francisco’s KALW, RH Reality Check Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson joined a conversation about the most recent round of abortion clinic closures around the country.
By now, many have heard about the horrific vandalism that recently took place at Susan Cahill’s clinic in Montana. But what some people may not know is that Cahill was one of the pioneers in bringing advanced practice clinicians (APCs) into abortion care, thus expanding abortion access in underserved areas.
Among the suggested messaging strategies on how Republican male candidates should engage female voters are: Speak more humanely about abortion and don’t opine on the female body’s abilities if you’re not a doctor.
While the controversial new law, which went into effect Thursday, allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as an optional rider, it turns out that no companies will offer those riders on the individual market.