Maine’s Republican-majority state senate voted 21 to 14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state’s Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month.
Attorneys for the state argue its safe haven laws allow it to ban nearly all abortions prior to viability.
An Iowa appropriations bill would require people seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound and continue to require Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to personally decide which abortions are covered by Medicaid.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Shoshannah Sayers of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina explains what’s going on in her state. Also, Texas gets closer to all but banning abortion, and Jeb Bush gets in trouble for his hateful comments from 20 years ago.
“I can promise you a debate in 2015, and a vote,” Graham said at a press conference Thursday.
The GOP-majority Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, a measure that Gov. Scott Walker has pledged he will sign if it gets to his desk.
While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don’t know whether there’s been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.
At HuffPost Live, RH Reality Check’s Andrea Grimes joins reproductive rights activist and writer Katie Klabusich, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas’ Heather Busby, and abortion provider Amy Hagstrom Miller to discuss the state of abortion clinics in Texas now that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld part of a law that forces clinics there to operate under the same regulations as surgical centers.
On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.
Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.