The women sharing their abortion stories in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole briefs owe much to the women lawyers who filed a 1970 landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban.
“Be on your toes, because we are in your midst,” said Father Frank Pavone, the national director of the New York-based group Priests for Life, directing his comments toward Planned Parenthood. “The trouble for you has only just begun.”
Beyond a claim to the moral upper hand, framing safe and legal access to abortion as a social good can help us win. One example of this was the Respect ABQ Women campaign in November 2013, in which Albuquerque, New Mexico, voters defeated an attempt to ban abortion access after 20 weeks.
Though Obamacare was supposed to expand reproductive health coverage, state and federal policies have continued to make it difficult for women in many states to secure abortion coverage.
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NARAL Pro-Choice America details the history of the 1973 decision to make abortion legal, explores how anti-choice activists have chipped away at reproductive health-care access ever since, and asks everyone to fight back while there’s still a right left to protect.
SB 4, sponsored by Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), would redefine an “individual, private setting” to mean a “face-to-face meeting with the patient and both parties are physically located in the same room.”
The executive directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Care Network discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced so far as leaders of abortion access organizations in the context of one of the most hostile cultural and political climates since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
Anti-choice protesters in September gathered outside Gov. Mark Dayton’s home to rally against his decision not to investigate the health-care organization. Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) has long denied donating fetal tissue.
Advocates said during a media call Tuesday that they started seeing signs of women taking matters into their own hands almost immediately after Texas Republicans pushed through HB 2.
Black Lives Matter leader and Campaign Zero organizer DeRay McKesson visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the country’s racial issues and how current presidential candidates are addressing them. McKesson also talks with Colbert about white privilege, and how to “extend that privilege, [so] that you can dismantle it.”