Florida lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would require abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.
Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion access law, which in part requires abortion providers to operate as mini-hospitals, will return to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week.
Kansas legislators are likely to debate legislation that could effectively ban abortion as early as three weeks’ gestation.
Racism and classism often affect the judgments made by individuals and lawmakers: Negative perceptions inspire policies dramatically reducing the ability of people of color or people living in poverty to make their own decisions when it comes to abortion.
On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte looks at the year ahead in reproductive rights and wonders whether NPR is back to drawing false equivalence between pro-choice and anti-choice activism in its abortion coverage. In addition, a representative from Guttmacher explains how the anti-choice movement is selective about when it claims abortion is contraception.
The Supreme Court gave equality advocates two rare victories in abortion and immigration battles in Arizona.
2014 will go down as the year anti-choicers’ goal of ending legal abortion came within their grasp. It’s also the year they opened up a new front in the “war on women” by starting preliminary legal attacks on contraception access.
If anti-choicers truly cared about women to the degree they claim, surely they would treat abortion procedures just like any other reproductive health need—and leave decisions about safety and comfort up to women and their doctors.
How can pro-choice advocates change the cultural conversation that can help win policy victories? For starters, according to speakers at this year’s Rootscamp, don’t be afraid to say “abortion.”